Thursday, July 18, 2024

“The Sweet Fragrance of Virtue”

Elder Acquanetta Fogle is a native of Washington, D.C. She is the mother of four children, an Author and Beauty Educator with a special focus on transformation.

Elder Fogle answered her call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in March 2009, and was licensed by Pastor L. Nolan Fox and the Enon Baptist Church family on July 4, 2010.

Elder Fogle was a dedicated member of Enon Baptist Church for over 20 years where she has served as Pastoral Administrator, Women’s Ministry Overseer, Sunday School Teacher, and Prayer Intersessor. She has also served with the District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) as a VBS Trainer and Deaconess Ministry Trainer to the Regional Churches.

In October 2020, Elder Fogle partnered with the Perfecting Worship Center in Capitol Heights, Maryland, where she serves under the leadership of Apostle Lonnell Pritchett. She was Ordained as an Elder on December 9, 2023 and currently serves as Women’s Ministry Leader and sings with the Prophetic Praise & Worship Team.

Also in 2020, Elder Acquanetta authored her first book, “The Burning Evidence.” A ten-week Hermeneutics Bible Study Guide that investigates the Fires of God from Genesis to Revelation. It was written and conducted as an online Bible Study Course during the 2020 pandemic and it was published by Goshen Publishers in 2022.

Elder Fogle is a graduate of The Jericho City of Praise Bible College (1999), earning certifications in Biblical Exposition, Hermeneutics and Homiletics. She has attended Washington Bible College and is currently obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies at Lancaster Bible College.

Elder Fogle’s true passion is preaching and teaching the Gospel, nurturing and empowering people to walk into their own greatness pre-destined by God. Her desire is to walk the path God has lit for her, wherever He leads she will follow.

Friday, July 19, 2024

“The Sweet Fragrance of Unwavering Faith”

Pastor Connie L. McKoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, May 19, 1962. She is the eldest daughter of the late Constant and Ida Punter. She is a graduate of Brockton High School in Brockton, Massachusetts and attended Becker Junior College and Springfield College with a major in Occupational Therapy. Elder McKoy grew up as a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Brockton, Massachusetts where she received Christ at an early age under the leadership of Bishop Nathaniel Williams, Pastor Emeritus. There in her youth she served as the Assistant Secretary of the Sunday school for a time and as a member of the Adult Choir.  

In 1982 she married Bishop Paul L. McKoy, II and became a member of the Zion Temple Holy Churches Inc. under the leadership of Bishop Paul L. McKoy Sr. and Founder. There she joined the Adult Choir, served on the Finance Board as Treasurer, served on the Deaconess Board and member of the Pastor’s Aide Committee. Along with her husband she became a member of The Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops Congress. She has received her Diploma in the Adjutant Program and a Diploma in the Helpmeets Class. She was also part of the College’s journey to Rome Italy.  

On May 4, 2014 she became a Licensed Minister at the Zion Temple Holy Church Inc. where she has become a giver of the Word of God to any one and anywhere she gets the opportunity. She believes in the scripture: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God,” 2 Timothy 2:15. Her favorite scripture is: “I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth,” Psalms 34:1.

In 2005, Minister McKoy along with her husband joined the Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg Virginia under the leadership of Bishop Jeffery Reaves. In 2011, they joined The New Life Anointed Ministries of Woodbridge, Virginia under the leadership of Bishop E.V. Reeves. Elder McKoy and Bishop Paul L. McKoy II are the proud parents of three: Paul L. McKoy III, Anthony D. McKoy and Cherrell (McKoy) Brown ,one son-in-law, Ryan Brown and two daughter-in-law Michelle and Aiko. She is also proud to be the grandmother of ten grandchildren.  

“The Aroma of Patiently Waiting”

Bishop Dr. Kathleen Roberson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the youngest of four children born to Charlie and Nellie Roberson. Her early spiritual and religious training was received at the Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ, under the pastoral leadership of her father, Bishop C.F. Roberson Jr. From early childhood Dr. Roberson loved being a “PK” and working in the church. 

Dr. Roberson was officially licensed as an evangelist in May 1995, at the age of 24, under the leadership of the Reverend, Dr. Melvin Jenkins, Senior Pastor and Founder of Victory Christian Assembly in Indiana, Pennsylvania. 

Her love for ministry has endured. She served the Kingdom Legacy Alliance (KLA) as the Chief Adjutant to Bishop Roberson  from the organization’s inception in 2005 through December 2017. After serving Bishop Roberson faithfully for twelve years in that capacity, in May 2018, Bishop Roberson publicly appointed her as the General Overseer for the entire organization. 

She became a member of the New Life Anointed Christian Center (The Life Church) of Woodbridge, VA in 1998.  Under the discipleship of Bishop Eugene Reeves, she continued to soar both spiritually and professionally.  Kathleen was ordained as an Elder in December 2002 and appointed as Youth Pastor in February 2003. Under her leadership the Youth Ministry grew from a department consisting of three ministries to eighteen fully operating ministries, earning it the knick-name ‘Unstoppable’. Dr. Roberson was elevated to the office of Associate Pastor in January 2007 and was appointed as Bishop Reeves’ Chief of Staff in January 2010. In January 2012 she was appointed as the Senior Executive Assistant to the Bishop and was responsible for assisting him with developing and executing the organization’s strategy and programs both locally and overseas. 

After twenty years of distinguished service to Bishop Eugene Reeves and The Life Church, Dr. Roberson ended here tenure there to begin a new chapter in her ministry work. Dr. Roberson was installed as Senior Pastor of True Light Pentecostal Church in Savannah Georgia on September 9, 2018, succeeding her father, Bishop Charlie Roberson Jr. in the pastorate upon his retirement. 

Dr. Roberson has earned a bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in History from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in Strategic Leadership from the Regent University. 

Dr. Roberson is the loving mother of three excellent young adults, Makeda, Avery and Jared and is devoted to supporting them in fulfilling their destinies as Kingdom leaders. 

“The Fragrance of Destiny by Divine Order”

Bishop Dr. Laterra Ruffin

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Bishop & Apostle LaTerra Ruffin is the first of two daughters birthed through “Woman of Faith,” Anita Elayne Williams and LeRoy DeMars Williams.  Bishop LaTerra Ruffin’s uncle and Church of Faith founder, “ man of precise power and wisdom,” Elder Robert Lee McBay, delivered the following prophetic herald over Bishop LaTerra Ruffin’s three-month young life, during his visit to welcome the family’s new addition in Many, Louisiana: “Sam is coming! Sam WILL bring about a change! Sam WILL do great and mighty Kingdom works. Sam WILL be a blessing to many nations.”   

Within a year, Bishop LaTerra Ruffin’s family relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, under the direct spiritual aptitude and home of Elder Robert Lee and First Lady Johnnie-Mae McBay.  This “by faith” move serves as the divine trajectory where the next five decades would form the following ministry vitae:  

Domestically, Bishop LaTerra Ruffin began “bringing about a change” from West Philadelphia where she was saved and taught to love and serve God, live by faith, developed a love for the Word and people, grew to discern and move in the ways and authentic power of God, under the unparalleled leadership of her uncle’s son in the faith, Bishop Claude R. Barnes (Church of Faith, Inc).  Here, Bishop LaTerra Ruffin was also baptized and later ordained into the ministry of the Lord Jesus … to Indiana, Pennsylvania where Victory Christian Assembly’s, Bishop Melvin Jenkins & Elder David Hanson refined the voice of God to echo in uncompromised shoe leather …to Palm Springs, California as Assistant Pastor under the direct leadership of Dr. Jeff E. Walker (Victory Christian Center). God used these three-pronged ministries to enlarge and establish His will in the lives of countless individuals, families, companies, and institutions. Therein, where the Spirit of the Lord leads, Bishop LaTerra Ruffin follows with unapologetic faith, power, and Kingdom fruit which remains! 

Apostle LaTerra Ruffin began accepting international ministry-partnership assignments since her early twenties. With a burden for the nations as prophesied by Elder Robert McBay. Apostle LaTerra Ruffin has been used by the Holy Spirit to build and plant churches and parachurch ministries for over thirty years (abroad and domestic). Now through her birthing of Kingdom Covenant Ministries International, Bishop LaTerra’s global assignment continues. Trinidad, Ghana, Nairobi, Bahamas, Jamaica and other nations are in the circuit of impact and assignment!  

Bishop LaTerra Ruffin walks in step with the Holy Spirit and her anointed, Bible teacher extraordinaire, licensed marriage and family therapist, husband of 22 years – the one and only, Pastor Marcus Orlando Ruffin (Sweety). Together, they birthed, pastor and love an amazing faith-garnished congregation: Life Empowerment Church of Moreno Valley, California. Team Ruffin’s 19 year young miracle twins, King-Marcus Oral & Queen-Majesty Acacia are a product of mountain-moving faith. They continue to be taught of the Lord as they maximize His talents and giftings in their lives.  

As the partnered, Western Liaison for Kingdom Legacy Alliance, Bishop LaTerra Ruffin masterfully fortifies Kingdom connections beyond “church walls.” These partnerships awaken and mobilize the true church to function as one voice.  

“Da T.R.U.T.H.” provides voice where men disclose their intimate maturation journey in every and any life area. Bishop LaTerra birthed this bicoastal/international impact that brings healing to the deliverer and the hearer. Subsequently, real men arise and remain. Bishop LaTerra D. Ruffin The world pined for Bishop LaTerra Ruffin’s book debut, Faith Faces: an anthology commemorating her forty-years since accepting the love of God through Jesus. Bishop LaTerra answered with thirty faith-faces (authors) sharing their hope-infused “Faithimony.” This arsenal opens with Bishop LaTerra’s amazing, heart-gripping faith journey sent to awaken every reader’s “I BELIEVE GOD” declaration.
Bishop, Wife, Mother, Pastor, Prophetic voice to the nations, Author, Master Life Coach, Professor, Apostle LaTerra Ruffin are emphatically hinged upon the humble-servant-leader model. This posture remains her chief and sole position as it paves the way for hearing the voice of the Lord declare “well done good and faithful servant,” to her heart…. daily.  

Bishop LaTerra Ruffin’s best friend is “The Trinity” and her life exemplifies DUNAMIS power for Your Now and Next!  

May God be glorified in all things!! 

Saturday, July 20, 2024

“The Aroma of True Commitment”

Gabrielle Banks hails from Stafford, Virginia, with a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from High Point University and a Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Her Baptist and non-denominational roots fuse with the Pentecostal traditions of her former church home and her theological education to create a Bapti-Costal liberation lens focused on radical hospitality and spiritual authenticity. Gabrielle is excited to yield to the Holy Spirit in new and dynamic ways as she accepts God’s daily call to ministry. She knows the Lord is up to something unimaginable, and she says, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening, and I will obey.”  






“Maintaining a Fragrance of Inner and Outer Beauty”

Gladys Wilkins, MPAS, PA-C, completed her undergraduate degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Howard University in 1991. She earned her Master of Science in Advanced Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University (formerly Arizona School of Health Sciences) in 2002. Gladys has been a PA specializing in women’s health, obstetrics, and gynecology for more than 29 years and has provided quality healthcare to patients in the Waldorf community for more than 12 years while practicing at the University of Maryland Community Medical Group, Women’s Health Division and Shady Grove Fertility (Waldorf location). 

Gladys maintains her Board Certification through the National Commission of Certification for Physician Assistants and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She enjoys serving as a guest lecturer on various OB/GYN topics at George Washington University and Stanford University Physician Assistant Programs. 

Her years of experience and dedication to the women’s health profession led her to her current role at Waldorf Women’s Care where she will continue to provide excellent gynecological care to her patients. 

  • Named Outstanding PA in Women’s Health for 2021 by Association of Physician Assistants in OB/GYN (APAOG) 
  • Named Distinguished Fellow for the American Academy of Physician Assistants 
  • Guest lecturer for Physician Assistant program: George Washington University and Stanford University 
  • Board Certified Physician Assistant 
  • 29 years of experience 
  • Fertility counseling and evaluation 
  • Certified in Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy 
  • Proficient with advanced in-office procedures 
  • Kind, sympathetic, great listener, compassionate and patient