Rev. Janice White is an Associate Pastor at Metropolitan Baptist Church. She serves as Sunday school teacher, member of Young Adult Missionaries, and Bible Study Leader for the Women’s Ministry. Rev. White is DWIM’s Secretary and our Public Relations Representative for the Suffolk community. She is also a member of Omega Chapter, Chi Eta Phi Professional Nursing Sorority. Janice is married to Albert White, Sr. They have three children and four grandsons.
Rev. Sheila P. Parker is an Associate Minister of Metropolitan Baptist Church, Suffolk, Virginia. Rev. Parker serves as an Apprentice Master Clergy (A.M.C.) with the National Professional Clergy Association. Parker is also an Alumni of Virginia University of Lynchburg. She is a charter member of DWIM and serves as Treasurer. Rev. Parker has two children and her favorite scripture is Proverbs 3: 5-6.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.”
Rev. Eula Marshall-Banks, is the Designated Pastor of St. Luke United Church of Christ, Sedley, Virginia. Rev. Banks serves on the Commission on Ministry of Eastern Virginia Association, and is the chairman of Membership growth of Eastern Virginia Association Clergy, She is the Founder of (BEN) Banks-Elizabeth-Newpt Scholarship foundation. Rev. Banks serves as Chaplain of Deborah’s Ministry of Greater Hampton Roads, Inc. She is a member of Alumni Association of Virginia University of Lynchburg and Roanoke Theological Seminary. Rev. Banks is married to James O. Banks Sr. She is the mother of one adult child, she has four grandchildren and five greatgrand children.
Dr. Madelene F. Beard is the senior pastor of Galatians United Church of Christ, Suffolk, Virginia. She is the President and Founder of Deborah’s Women in Ministry Inc. of Greater Hampton Roads. She is a former member of the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ. Dr. Beard is the President of the Eastern Virginia Association (EVA) Board of Directors. She serves on the Commission on Ministry Board. She is also a member of the EVA Clergy. Additionally, Dr. Beard is a member of Epsilon Theta Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Beard is a former adjunct Assistant Professor of Religious Studies for Virginia University of Lynchburg (VUL) where she earned her Doctor of Ministry Degree. Beard currently teaches at the Suffolk-Site of VUL.
Pastor Beard has presented at workshops, preached for revivals, and other special events in Virginia, North Carolina, Baltimore, Pennsylvania, and New York. Beard taught at the Suffolk-Site.
Dr. Beard is married to Mr. Arnold H. Beard, Sr., and they have two adult children, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.