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Alice Slowkowski - AromaHouse Coordinator

Deacon Chet Conner - Director - RPM (Men's Ministry)

Karla McDonald - Asst. Director - Lighthouse

Debbie Brooks - Director - KidzSpace Nursery

Chrystal Robinson - Young Women Ministry

Deacon Deric Robinson - Facilities Manager

Tristin Howze - Director - KidzSpace

Kenny Matthews - Director of Youth Evangelism

Mother Evelyn Bell - Church Mother & Prayer Warrior

Tria Brooks - Church Secretary, Co-Director BOLD, InC (Young Adult Ministry)

Debbie Brooks - Director LightHouse Women's Ministry

An excerpt from a testimony of Debbie’s life… 

At the age of ten, Grandma would be furious as the neighborhood boys gathered on my front steps with my girl buddies and me.  I never knew why she reacted this way until later in life.  My mom and dad separated when I was very young.  Dad was still very much involved in my life.  However, the life that my mom lived impacted me most because I stayed with her.  My mom was not a Christian.  She enjoyed having parties.  It was her weekend ritual.  My mom had at least two live-in boyfriends (not both at the same time).  I felt safe when they were around.  When they broke up, I was devastated.  There would be others in between, but nothing serious. 

There was a lot of drinking and getting drunk at home.  By the time I turned twelve, I had physically developed past other girls my age and started hanging out with people who were three to four years older than me.  These teens partied like my mom.  I began to experiment with drugs and alcohol.  It started with beer, then to stronger drink leading eventually to marijuana.  I started to take on some of my mom’s habits.  At the age of twelve I also became sexually active.  I had my first child out of wedlock at the age of thirteen and my second at age fourteen—the father of both children was only fifteen.  

I had no one to teach me right from wrong.   My grandma knew better, I guess that’s why she became upset when the boys wanted to "play" with me.  As a child myself, I now had adult responsibilities.  My first child got sick one month after birth and developed Cerebral Palsy. The father of my children was selfish, controlling and abusive.  With all of the emotional drama going on in my life, I not only drank to have fun, I drank to ease my pain.  I was a lost and wounded young girl, whose life was ruined, that is, until Jesus Christ got a hold of me!


Several years later Debbie would trust Jesus Christ as her Savior and God would begin a transformation process in her life that continues to this day.  In fact, Debbie would marry Pastor Chuck Brooks and together they would have a total of seven daughters and one son.  After more than 28 years of marriage and marrying off two children (so far), God has kept a desire in Debbie’s heart to reach out to single moms.   

 


Deric Robinson - Maintenance

Mike Washington - Janitorial

Arlene Barrett - Food Service

Pat Taylor - Church Treasurer
Pat's Bio:
 
Tell us about your family: I have a lot of other people's children; four sisters and one brother, three nieces, three nephews, five great nieces and four great nephews
 
Tell your salvation story. When and how did you become a Christ-follower?  I grew up in a Christian home and understood the value of prayer. My mother was a prayer warrior and my father challenged us with questions from the Bible. His favorite was, “What came first the chicken or the egg?” My eye was really open to the Gospel and Jesus at the age of 32 when I was able to answer my Father’s question.
 
Year you joined the GraceWay Church leadership team: August 2006
 
What do you enjoy about your leadership role? Growing spiritually through serving other; planning events, and organizing.
 
How has God equipped you to serve in your leadership role? I have been blessed with skills, additional training, encouragement from others, a computer, also an organized work space.
 
What do you like most about GraceWay Church? The Teaching sermons
 
Your favorite Scripture, and why? John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.  In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." God has a house that holds a mansion just for me
 
Favorite quote or saying? "The Lord is my Shepherd and I shall not want."   It reminds me that GOD has given me all that I need, and to be content.

Mel Melton - Transportation

Lemar Woodford - Audio/Visual Engineer

Chuck Brooks - Senior Pastor

Let me tell you a little about myself:

God saved me at the age of 18 years old.  My wife Debbie and I have been married for almost 32 years.  We have seven daughters, one son, one daughter-in-law, two son-in-laws, and six grandchildren.  We have been a home schooling family for more than 25 years.

God called me into the ministry of preaching and teaching in 1983.  I became a church-planter and an ordained as a pastor in 1994.  I’ve attended Washington Bible College in Lanham, MD.  I have degrees in Electronics Technology, Information Systems Management and currently pursuing a Masters degree in Theology and Christian Studies from Union University in Tennesee. Two of my favorite passages of Scripture are Ephesians 4:11-16 and 1 Peter 4:10.

Here are ways you can follow me:


http://www.chuckwriter.blogspot.com
http://www.twitter.com/pastorchuck

www.facebook.com/chuck.brooks


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