STAFF

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Rev. Yvette Henderson

Associate Pastor, Traveling Elder

Rev. Yvette Price Henderson was born in Washington, DC.  She was educated in the District of Columbia public school system, graduating in the top five percent of her senior class.  Rev. Henderson holds four degrees, a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in Electrical Engineering (1984), a Master of Science from Bowie State University in Computer Science (1996), a Master of Divinity from Howard University School of Divinity (2007), and a Master of Science degree in Information Technology.  She is a licensed Traveling Elder with the CME Church and is the appointed Associate Pastor at Israel Metropolitan CME Church, DC.  At Israel she currently serves as the Wednesday Night Weekly Bible Study teacher, Head of the Under Shepherd Leaders, intercessor with the Cast the Net Ministry, and is a part of the Couples’ Ministry.

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Rev. Ayanna Carter

Local Elder

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Rev. Ayanna Carter received her foundational education at Georgetown Day School and Calvin Coolidge Senior High School.  She went on to Hiram College, in Ohio, where she matriculated in 1973 with a baccalaureate degree in Education.  She has pursued graduate work in Education and Seminary.  She professionally works as a middle school teacher with a local private school.  Rev. Carter is licensed as a Local Elder with the CME Church.  At Israel she currently serves as Chair of the Board of Evangelism, an Under Shepherd Leader, an intercessor with the Cast the Net Ministry, and part of the Couples’ Ministry.

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Rev. Tyrena Davis

Local Elder

Rev. Tyrena Davis hails from Cleveland, Ohio.  She graduated from Howard University with a B.B.A. degree in Management in 1997 and a Master of Divinity in 2015 from the same university.  Rev. Davis is a licensed Local Elder with the CME Church and is employed as the Church Secretary.  She serves as the Minister of Music at Israel, member of the Pastor’s Aide Board, an Under Shepherd Leader, and Cast the Net Ministry Prayer Leader.  She is the daughter of Mrs. Renee Davis, Director of Music at Lane Metropolitan Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Cleveland, Ohio and Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Tyrone T. Davis. Her father currently serves as the General Secretary for the Board of Personnel Services of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee.  

Rev. Michael Gray 

Traveling Elder

Born in Washington DC, Rev. Michael Gray is a Traveling Elder with the CME Church.  He earned a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Maryland, University College.  Rev. Gray heads the Men’s Ministry, participates with the Prayer Hotline, and the Under Shepherd Ministry.

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Rev. Theresa Lee

Local Elder

Rev. Theresa Lee-Brevard was born in Washington DC.  She was educated in the District of Columbia public school system and attended the University of the District of Columbia.  Rev. Lee-Brevard is an ordained Local Deacon with the CME Church.  At Israel she serves with the Prayer Hotline.  She was employed at the national department of transportation for many years and she presently works with DC Metro.

Rev. Carole Richardson

Local Elder

Rev. Carole Richardson is a native Washingtonian and is ordained as a Local Elder in the CME Church. She earned the Certificate of Theology from the Interdenominational Theology Center in Atlanta, along with a Certificate in Leadership in Christian Education and a Certificate in Clergy Ministry.  Rev. Richardson is the President of the CME Church Christian Educators, Institute Director for Missionaries representing the Seventh Episcopal District, and Secretary for the New York-Washington Region Annual Conference.  At Israel she is the Director of the Board of Christian Education and Formation, Sunday School teacher, member of the Pastor’s Aide, an Under Shepherd Leader, and intercessor for the Cast the Net Ministry. Rev. Richardson retired from the U.S.P.S. with 33+ years.

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Rev. Garry Dennis

Local Deacon

Rev. Garry Dennis hails from Patterson, NJ.  He received B.S.and M.S. degrees in Education from Farleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ.  He currently is pursuing an Ed.D degree in Organizational Leadership: Christian Ministry from Grand Canyon University. Rev. Dennis is a Local Deacon with the CME Church.  At Israel he heads the Digital Media Ministry where he oversees the operation of the church's computer, audio and video systems, leads the Couples’ Ministry, member of Worship Team, and intercessor with the Cast the Net Ministry.

Dr. Jerry West

Local Deacon

Rev. West is from Haynesville, Louisiana.  He graduated from Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA with a Mathematics degree; earned a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and a Ph.D. degree of Operations Research from the George Washington University, Washington, DC.  He works as an Applied Scientist with the Department of Defense.  He is a licensed Local Deacon and serves as Chief Musician at Israel Metropolitan CME Church. 

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Bro. Alan Petty

Exhorter

Information to be supplied at a later date.

Sis. Toni Perry

Exhorter

Sis. Toni Perry is from Washington, DC and serves as an Exhorter.    She attended Lincoln University, in Lincoln University, PA.  She retired as a Blackboard Administration, with 40+ years of service.   At Israel she is the current local Missionary President, member of the Stewardesses Board, intercessor with the Cast the Net Ministry, heads the Prayer Hotline, sings with the Voices of Israel Choir, and member of the Worship Team.

Bro. Gregory Powell

Exhorter

Bro. Gregory Powell is from Rocky Mount, NC.  He completed his secondary education in Bowie, MD.  Upon graduation he enlisted in the military (his rank upon leaving active duty was a U.S. Army Officer, Second Lieutenant).  He presently serves in the Reserve.  At Israel he is an Exhorter, works with the Security Team, an intercessor for the Cast the Net Ministry, and assist our photography ministry.

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