Pastoring on the City Streets of Newport News, Virginia

Pastor Joe Baker tells his story about his family's bout with urban violence. His experience catapulted him into a commitment to bear witness in the public square. Pastor Baker founded the Refuge Nation Church in Newport News, Virginia, where his ministry not only serves his members but also the community. He has a passion for urban youth and is often called upon in moments of crisis. He is there for families in their greatest hour of pain, burying their dead, offering comfort and helping families gather up the fragments after violence to put their lives back together again. Pastor Baker is a passionate man of faith who is not afraid to share God's love when hate strikes the hardest. Listen to this story. You will be glad you did. Twenty minutes will go by fast; you will want to hear more!

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Discussion about Guns, Race, Education & More w/ Dr. John Moxen

Dr. Antipas interviews Dr. John Moxen about guns, public education, race, and much more. Moxen is an Orthodox Christian will expertise in organizational leadership. The husband and father of four is deeply concerned about the country his children will inherit. This conversation ebbs and flows with profound insight into the state of the nation. The listener will gain an interesting perspective from this millennial leader who is both a man of Faith and "woke!" 

John Moxen, Ph.D., is the programs manager at FOCUS Norfolk America. He has leadership is felt in some of the most distressed areas in the Hampton Roads region. 

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Dancing in Misery: A Mother's Story of Sexually Abused Child

This podcast episode is a conversation with Shoshana Williams, a mother who recently discovered the unthinkable. Her church-going husband had been raping his own step-daughter from the age of 6 to 13 years old. Traumatized by what she saw, the mother called her pastor for help. This exemplary pastor nurtured and guided the young mother in reporting the husband and ultimately landing him in jail. 

There are many twists and turns in this horrifying story. Importantly, this story raises many questions about how the church is addressing the issue of abuse within their own walls and beyond, questions about injustice in the so-called Justice System as well as questions about racial discrimination. 

Did you realize that millions of American children are playing, studying, dancing and smiling but living in misery? Making matters worse, their adult perpetrators are often people they know, family members and yes – many of them are living in their own homes!

The Child Maltreatment Report from 2015 shows an increase of reported cases of child abuse from 3.6 million to 4 million cases. The American Society for the Positive Care for Children report that subsequent findings over the past few years reveal an increase up to 6.6 million cases with an estimated 8.4% of them being sexual abuse cases. Even so, experts say that child abuse cases are actually under-reported in America; so the number in the report does not include an estimate of unreported cases.

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Sharing Stories About Sexual Abuse (#MeToo) Pt #3

"Gender Talk: Where are the Boundaries?" is a series of conversations with women from a variety of perspectives. Their stories, expertise and forthrightness on issues of women inequality are crucial for such a time as this. This third 3-part episode on "Stories from Victims of Sexual Abuse" include the following leaders:

Brittany Szkaradnik is a outh Jersey native, has lived in Norfolk for almost 7 years as a self proclaimed "Domestic Enginee". he is a graduate of the College of Charleston’s School of Business with achelor’ egre n International Business and European Studie. he also has a degre i Culinary Art nd studied rench & French cuisine in Lille, Franc.

Currently, Brittany works as a volunteer at the Norfolk Urban Renewal Center. he erves as the Committee Chair f  Cub Scout Pack 2 and is on the First Presbyterian Churc of Norfol MOPS Steering Tea. She also has the wonderful privilege of teaching Sunday schoo ith her husband.

Brittany is a stay-at-home mother of 3 beautiful, vibrant babies: Henry, Charlotte, and Atticus and wife to an amazing husband, Christophe. You can find her almost every day at church attending Celebrate Recovery, various bible studies, family events, or other volunteer opportunities.  When Brittany is not at church or doing the Momma Hustle; she is at the gym where she enjoys powerlifting, swimming and spinning.

Adele Martele is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Southern Maine. She is in private practice at Genesis Counseling Center where she specializes in Trauma, Attachment and Marital work. Her heart is to help clients experience freedom from past hurt and offenses while helping them pursue God's best for their lives. Adele is an experienced speaker, blogger, podcaster, and published author. Her reputation as a speaker is built on her ability to explore difficult topics with honesty, backed with impeccable research, and personal stories. She is a thought-leader, a creative ministry cultivator, and dynamic storyteller. She has experience speaking to hundreds of counselors and mental health professionals, as well as, offering insights to pastors and ministry leaders. She lives with her awesome husband and two kids – and one on the way- on the Southside of Hampton Roads. You can find them outdoors, going for walks, and making music and art. Together their whole lives are ministry wanting and helping people live fully alive.

Monica Charleston is a Survivor Leader from Philadelphia Pennsylvania   and is determined to be a voice for those silenced by  sex trafficking. She gained national recognition for her advocacy skills, her allegiance to educate the  community, and being a leader for child sex trafficking survivors. Monica took a leap of faith to launch  Kaleidoscope International in 2015.  Kaleidoscope was created to advocate for victims and survivors of Sex Trafficking with a strong emphasis on HIV prevention, treatment and activism. Recently Monica testified in front of the General Assembly concerning available services for minors convicted of prostitution and civil rights of survivors of sex trafficking. Most importantly Monica had all of her 150+ Prostitution charges dropped in the state of New York, got her voters rights reinstated and is now an official voters’ registrant for the state of Virginia.  Monica is a Sister Love 20/20 Leading Women’s Alumni, a Shared Hope Ambassador and a  proud member of Positive Women's’ Network (PWN).  Most recently, Monica had the opportunity to share her story at the WomenNow2016 Pan African Women's Summit on HIV, Sexual & Reproductive Health Justice in Durban South Africa, JUST Conference in Washington DC and  . In the future Monica has plans on expanding Kaleidoscope International by being a strong voice and a face to  a the lost, forgotten,  silenced and unseen. In the summer of 2018 Monica will launch  Kaleidoscope Kids Kamp which will provide counseling and mentorship for the children of the women and men who have been affected by Sex Trafficking  to prevent them from becoming products of their parents past.

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Sharing Stories About Sexual Abuse (#MeToo) Pt #2

"Gender Talk: Where are the Boundaries?" is a series of conversations with women from a variety of perspectives. Their stories, expertise and forthrightness on issues of women inequality are crucial for such a time as this. This third 3-part episode on "Stories from Victims of Sexual Abuse" include the following leaders:

Brittany Szkaradnik is a outh Jersey native, has lived in Norfolk for almost 7 years as a self proclaimed "Domestic Enginee". he is a graduate of the College of Charleston’s School of Business with achelor’ egre n International Business and European Studie. he also has a degre i Culinary Art nd studied rench & French cuisine in Lille, Franc.

Currently, Brittany works as a volunteer at the Norfolk Urban Renewal Center. he erves as the Committee Chair f  Cub Scout Pack 2 and is on the First Presbyterian Churc of Norfol MOPS Steering Tea. She also has the wonderful privilege of teaching Sunday schoo ith her husband.

Brittany is a stay-at-home mother of 3 beautiful, vibrant babies: Henry, Charlotte, and Atticus and wife to an amazing husband, Christophe. You can find her almost every day at church attending Celebrate Recovery, various bible studies, family events, or other volunteer opportunities.  When Brittany is not at church or doing the Momma Hustle; she is at the gym where she enjoys powerlifting, swimming and spinning.

Adele Martele is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Southern Maine. She is in private practice at Genesis Counseling Center where she specializes in Trauma, Attachment and Marital work. Her heart is to help clients experience freedom from past hurt and offenses while helping them pursue God's best for their lives. Adele is an experienced speaker, blogger, podcaster, and published author. Her reputation as a speaker is built on her ability to explore difficult topics with honesty, backed with impeccable research, and personal stories. She is a thought-leader, a creative ministry cultivator, and dynamic storyteller. She has experience speaking to hundreds of counselors and mental health professionals, as well as, offering insights to pastors and ministry leaders. She lives with her awesome husband and two kids – and one on the way- on the Southside of Hampton Roads. You can find them outdoors, going for walks, and making music and art. Together their whole lives are ministry wanting and helping people live fully alive.

Monica Charleston is a Survivor Leader from Philadelphia Pennsylvania   and is determined to be a voice for those silenced by  sex trafficking. She gained national recognition for her advocacy skills, her allegiance to educate the  community, and being a leader for child sex trafficking survivors. Monica took a leap of faith to launch  Kaleidoscope International in 2015.  Kaleidoscope was created to advocate for victims and survivors of Sex Trafficking with a strong emphasis on HIV prevention, treatment and activism. Recently Monica testified in front of the General Assembly concerning available services for minors convicted of prostitution and civil rights of survivors of sex trafficking. Most importantly Monica had all of her 150+ Prostitution charges dropped in the state of New York, got her voters rights reinstated and is now an official voters’ registrant for the state of Virginia.  Monica is a Sister Love 20/20 Leading Women’s Alumni, a Shared Hope Ambassador and a  proud member of Positive Women's’ Network (PWN).  Most recently, Monica had the opportunity to share her story at the WomenNow2016 Pan African Women's Summit on HIV, Sexual & Reproductive Health Justice in Durban South Africa, JUST Conference in Washington DC and  . In the future Monica has plans on expanding Kaleidoscope International by being a strong voice and a face to  a the lost, forgotten,  silenced and unseen. In the summer of 2018 Monica will launch  Kaleidoscope Kids Kamp which will provide counseling and mentorship for the children of the women and men who have been affected by Sex Trafficking  to prevent them from becoming products of their parents past.

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Sharing Stories About Sexual Abuse (#MeToo) Pt #1

"Gender Talk: Where are the Boundaries?" is a series of conversations with women from a variety of perspectives. Their stories, expertise and forthrightness on issues of women inequality are crucial for such a time as this. This third 3-part episode on "Stories from Victims of Sexual Abuse" include the following leaders:

Brittany Szkaradnik is a outh Jersey native, has lived in Norfolk for almost 7 years as a self proclaimed "Domestic Enginee". he is a graduate of the College of Charleston’s School of Business with achelor’ egre n International Business and European Studie. he also has a degre i Culinary Art nd studied rench & French cuisine in Lille, Franc.

Currently, Brittany works as a volunteer at the Norfolk Urban Renewal Center. he erves as the Committee Chair f  Cub Scout Pack 2 and is on the First Presbyterian Churc of Norfol MOPS Steering Tea. She also has the wonderful privilege of teaching Sunday schoo ith her husband.

Brittany is a stay-at-home mother of 3 beautiful, vibrant babies: Henry, Charlotte, and Atticus and wife to an amazing husband, Christophe. You can find her almost every day at church attending Celebrate Recovery, various bible studies, family events, or other volunteer opportunities.  When Brittany is not at church or doing the Momma Hustle; she is at the gym where she enjoys powerlifting, swimming and spinning.

Adele Martele is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Southern Maine. She is in private practice at Genesis Counseling Center where she specializes in Trauma, Attachment and Marital work. Her heart is to help clients experience freedom from past hurt and offenses while helping them pursue God's best for their lives. Adele is an experienced speaker, blogger, podcaster, and published author. Her reputation as a speaker is built on her ability to explore difficult topics with honesty, backed with impeccable research, and personal stories. She is a thought-leader, a creative ministry cultivator, and dynamic storyteller. She has experience speaking to hundreds of counselors and mental health professionals, as well as, offering insights to pastors and ministry leaders. She lives with her awesome husband and two kids – and one on the way- on the Southside of Hampton Roads. You can find them outdoors, going for walks, and making music and art. Together their whole lives are ministry wanting and helping people live fully alive.

Monica Charleston is a Survivor Leader from Philadelphia Pennsylvania   and is determined to be a voice for those silenced by  sex trafficking. She gained national recognition for her advocacy skills, her allegiance to educate the  community, and being a leader for child sex trafficking survivors. Monica took a leap of faith to launch  Kaleidoscope International in 2015.  Kaleidoscope was created to advocate for victims and survivors of Sex Trafficking with a strong emphasis on HIV prevention, treatment and activism. Recently Monica testified in front of the General Assembly concerning available services for minors convicted of prostitution and civil rights of survivors of sex trafficking. Most importantly Monica had all of her 150+ Prostitution charges dropped in the state of New York, got her voters rights reinstated and is now an official voters’ registrant for the state of Virginia.  Monica is a Sister Love 20/20 Leading Women’s Alumni, a Shared Hope Ambassador and a  proud member of Positive Women's’ Network (PWN).  Most recently, Monica had the opportunity to share her story at the WomenNow2016 Pan African Women's Summit on HIV, Sexual & Reproductive Health Justice in Durban South Africa, JUST Conference in Washington DC and  . In the future Monica has plans on expanding Kaleidoscope International by being a strong voice and a face to  a the lost, forgotten,  silenced and unseen. In the summer of 2018 Monica will launch  Kaleidoscope Kids Kamp which will provide counseling and mentorship for the children of the women and men who have been affected by Sex Trafficking  to prevent them from becoming products of their parents past.

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Theological Vision for Gender Equality Pt #4

"Gender Talk: Where are the Boundaries" is a series of conversations with women from a variety of perspectives. Their expertise and forthrightness on issues of women inequality are crucial for such a time as this. This second 4-part episode on a "Theological Vision for Gender Equality" include the following leaders:

1. Ella Thompson is a sought after international speaker and teacher. She is the Senior Pastor of Truth and Life Christian Church, the President of the Institute for Leadership & Management Excellence and the founder of the Women in Leadership Alliance. Committed to leadership development, she has convened numerous conferences committed to equipping, empowering and educating women who are called to or currently serve in business and ministry leadership. She works extensively to revitalize theological education and to educate administrators in seminaries and divinity schools in the United States and Canada. She holds a B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, dual M.A. degrees from Regent University USA, and a Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies. Her research has been in an interdisciplinary study in leadership studies from King’s College London, England. Her dissertation, Female Propheticism in Early Christianity: Sources and Development, examines prophecy and the prophetic leadership of women within the first and second century church.

2. Valena Hoy is that Associate Pastor for Worship and Pastoral Care at the First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk. Valena has enjoyed being in ministry at FPC since 2000.  She loves Jesus and desires to create spaces and experiences where people can encounter his grace and love.  A graduate of Converse College in South Carolina, Valena earned a M.Div. and MA from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA and also has a Certificate in Spiritual Direction.

Valena is married to James, a wonderful husband and Chaplain at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. They have a daughter, Abigail, who was placed in their arms in China in 2006.  She has served the larger church through mission work in Jamaica, Brazil, Central America, particularly: Guatemala and Nicaragua, and most recently with Tree of Lives in Kenya.  She has a great love for the Joy Village… it's like walking into the Kingdom of God…

3. Kimberly Ervin Alexander has served as Associate Professor of the History of Christianity at Regent University School of Divinity since the Fall of 2011. Before her move to Regent, she served as Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Assistant Vice-President for Academics at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN. She has over 25 years of experience in parish ministry and worship leadership. In the School of Divinity, Dr. Alexander teaches courses at both the Master’s and Ph.D. levels particularly focusing on history and theology of the Early Modern and Modern eras, including Pentecostal history.

Alexander is a past president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.  She has also been a contributor to numerous ecumenical dialogues and consultations. She is the author of Pentecostal Healing:  Models of Theology and Practice, winner of the 2007 Foundations for Pentecostal Scholarship Book of the Year award.  With R. Hollis Gause,  she co-authored Women in Leadership:  A Pentecostal Perspective and with James P. Bowers, What Women Want:  Pentecostal Women Ministers Speak for Themselves.  She is the author of numerous book chapters and articles She serves as editor of the Emeth Press “The Study of World Christian Revitalization Movements in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studiesseries and on the editorial boards for the Brill Academic Publishers “Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies” series and Aldersgate Papers: Theological Journal of the Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research. Her research interests include early Pentecostal spirituality and practice, spiritual experience and women in Pentecostalism..

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Theological Vision for Gender Equality Pt #3

"Gender Talk: Where are the Boundaries" is a series of conversations with women from a variety of perspectives. Their expertise and forthrightness on issues of women inequality are crucial for such a time as this. This second 4-part episode on a "Theological Vision for Gender Equality" include the following leaders:

1. Ella Thompson is a sought after international speaker and teacher. She is the Senior Pastor of Truth and Life Christian Church, the President of the Institute for Leadership & Management Excellence and the founder of the Women in Leadership Alliance. Committed to leadership development, she has convened numerous conferences committed to equipping, empowering and educating women who are called to or currently serve in business and ministry leadership. She works extensively to revitalize theological education and to educate administrators in seminaries and divinity schools in the United States and Canada. She holds a B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, dual M.A. degrees from Regent University USA, and a Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies. Her research has been in an interdisciplinary study in leadership studies from King’s College London, England. Her dissertation, Female Propheticism in Early Christianity: Sources and Development, examines prophecy and the prophetic leadership of women within the first and second century church.

2. Valena Hoy is that Associate Pastor for Worship and Pastoral Care at the First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk. Valena has enjoyed being in ministry at FPC since 2000.  She loves Jesus and desires to create spaces and experiences where people can encounter his grace and love.  A graduate of Converse College in South Carolina, Valena earned a M.Div. and MA from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA and also has a Certificate in Spiritual Direction.

Valena is married to James, a wonderful husband and Chaplain at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. They have a daughter, Abigail, who was placed in their arms in China in 2006.  She has served the larger church through mission work in Jamaica, Brazil, Central America, particularly: Guatemala and Nicaragua, and most recently with Tree of Lives in Kenya.  She has a great love for the Joy Village… it's like walking into the Kingdom of God…

3. Kimberly Ervin Alexander has served as Associate Professor of the History of Christianity at Regent University School of Divinity since the Fall of 2011. Before her move to Regent, she served as Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Assistant Vice-President for Academics at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN. She has over 25 years of experience in parish ministry and worship leadership. In the School of Divinity, Dr. Alexander teaches courses at both the Master’s and Ph.D. levels particularly focusing on history and theology of the Early Modern and Modern eras, including Pentecostal history.

Alexander is a past president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.  She has also been a contributor to numerous ecumenical dialogues and consultations. She is the author of Pentecostal Healing:  Models of Theology and Practice, winner of the 2007 Foundations for Pentecostal Scholarship Book of the Year award.  With R. Hollis Gause,  she co-authored Women in Leadership:  A Pentecostal Perspective and with James P. Bowers, What Women Want:  Pentecostal Women Ministers Speak for Themselves.  She is the author of numerous book chapters and articles She serves as editor of the Emeth Press “The Study of World Christian Revitalization Movements in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studiesseries and on the editorial boards for the Brill Academic Publishers “Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies” series and Aldersgate Papers: Theological Journal of the Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research. Her research interests include early Pentecostal spirituality and practice, spiritual experience and women in Pentecostalism..

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Theological Vision for Gender Equality Pt #2

"Gender Talk: Where are the Boundaries" is a series of conversations with women from a variety of perspectives. Their expertise and forthrightness on issues of women inequality are crucial for such a time as this. This second 4-part episode on a "Theological Vision for Gender Equality" include the following leaders:

1. Ella Thompson is a sought after international speaker and teacher. She is the Senior Pastor of Truth and Life Christian Church, the President of the Institute for Leadership & Management Excellence and the founder of the Women in Leadership Alliance. Committed to leadership development, she has convened numerous conferences committed to equipping, empowering and educating women who are called to or currently serve in business and ministry leadership. She works extensively to revitalize theological education and to educate administrators in seminaries and divinity schools in the United States and Canada. She holds a B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, dual M.A. degrees from Regent University USA, and a Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies. Her research has been in an interdisciplinary study in leadership studies from King’s College London, England. Her dissertation, Female Propheticism in Early Christianity: Sources and Development, examines prophecy and the prophetic leadership of women within the first and second century church.

2. Valena Hoy is that Associate Pastor for Worship and Pastoral Care at the First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk. Valena has enjoyed being in ministry at FPC since 2000.  She loves Jesus and desires to create spaces and experiences where people can encounter his grace and love.  A graduate of Converse College in South Carolina, Valena earned a M.Div. and MA from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA and also has a Certificate in Spiritual Direction.

Valena is married to James, a wonderful husband and Chaplain at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. They have a daughter, Abigail, who was placed in their arms in China in 2006.  She has served the larger church through mission work in Jamaica, Brazil, Central America, particularly: Guatemala and Nicaragua, and most recently with Tree of Lives in Kenya.  She has a great love for the Joy Village… it's like walking into the Kingdom of God…

3. Kimberly Ervin Alexander has served as Associate Professor of the History of Christianity at Regent University School of Divinity since the Fall of 2011. Before her move to Regent, she served as Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Assistant Vice-President for Academics at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN. She has over 25 years of experience in parish ministry and worship leadership. In the School of Divinity, Dr. Alexander teaches courses at both the Master’s and Ph.D. levels particularly focusing on history and theology of the Early Modern and Modern eras, including Pentecostal history.

Alexander is a past president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.  She has also been a contributor to numerous ecumenical dialogues and consultations. She is the author of Pentecostal Healing:  Models of Theology and Practice, winner of the 2007 Foundations for Pentecostal Scholarship Book of the Year award.  With R. Hollis Gause,  she co-authored Women in Leadership:  A Pentecostal Perspective and with James P. Bowers, What Women Want:  Pentecostal Women Ministers Speak for Themselves.  She is the author of numerous book chapters and articles She serves as editor of the Emeth Press “The Study of World Christian Revitalization Movements in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studiesseries and on the editorial boards for the Brill Academic Publishers “Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies” series and Aldersgate Papers: Theological Journal of the Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research. Her research interests include early Pentecostal spirituality and practice, spiritual experience and women in Pentecostalism..

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Theological Vision for Gender Equality Pt #1

"Gender Talk: Where are the Boundaries" is a series of conversations with women from a variety of perspectives. Their expertise and forthrightness on issues of women inequality are crucial for such a time as this. This second 4-part episode on a "Theological Vision for Gender Equality" include the following leaders:

1. Ella Thompson is a sought after international speaker and teacher. She is the Senior Pastor of Truth and Life Christian Church, the President of the Institute for Leadership & Management Excellence and the founder of the Women in Leadership Alliance. Committed to leadership development, she has convened numerous conferences committed to equipping, empowering and educating women who are called to or currently serve in business and ministry leadership. She works extensively to revitalize theological education and to educate administrators in seminaries and divinity schools in the United States and Canada. She holds a B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, dual M.A. degrees from Regent University USA, and a Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies. Her research has been in an interdisciplinary study in leadership studies from King’s College London, England. Her dissertation, Female Propheticism in Early Christianity: Sources and Development, examines prophecy and the prophetic leadership of women within the first and second century church.

2. Valena Hoy is that Associate Pastor for Worship and Pastoral Care at the First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk. Valena has enjoyed being in ministry at FPC since 2000.  She loves Jesus and desires to create spaces and experiences where people can encounter his grace and love.  A graduate of Converse College in South Carolina, Valena earned a M.Div. and MA from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA and also has a Certificate in Spiritual Direction.

Valena is married to James, a wonderful husband and Chaplain at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. They have a daughter, Abigail, who was placed in their arms in China in 2006.  She has served the larger church through mission work in Jamaica, Brazil, Central America, particularly: Guatemala and Nicaragua, and most recently with Tree of Lives in Kenya.  She has a great love for the Joy Village… it's like walking into the Kingdom of God…

3. Kimberly Ervin Alexander has served as Associate Professor of the History of Christianity at Regent University School of Divinity since the Fall of 2011. Before her move to Regent, she served as Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Assistant Vice-President for Academics at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN. She has over 25 years of experience in parish ministry and worship leadership. In the School of Divinity, Dr. Alexander teaches courses at both the Master’s and Ph.D. levels particularly focusing on history and theology of the Early Modern and Modern eras, including Pentecostal history.

Alexander is a past president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.  She has also been a contributor to numerous ecumenical dialogues and consultations. She is the author of Pentecostal Healing:  Models of Theology and Practice, winner of the 2007 Foundations for Pentecostal Scholarship Book of the Year award.  With R. Hollis Gause,  she co-authored Women in Leadership:  A Pentecostal Perspective and with James P. Bowers, What Women Want:  Pentecostal Women Ministers Speak for Themselves.  She is the author of numerous book chapters and articles She serves as editor of the Emeth Press “The Study of World Christian Revitalization Movements in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studiesseries and on the editorial boards for the Brill Academic Publishers “Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies” series and Aldersgate Papers: Theological Journal of the Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research. Her research interests include early Pentecostal spirituality and practice, spiritual experience and women in Pentecostalism..

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