Facilitators

Rev. Rebecca "Becky" Evans Glass - Marriage and Family Counseling

REV. REBECCA “BECKY” EVANS GLASS

Licensed: 

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Commonwealth of Virginia, March 7, 2013
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Commonwealth of Virginia, June 12, 2006

 

Ordained:

  • Ordained to Ministry, Hampton Baptist Church, Hampton, VA on November 28, 1993

 

Education:    

  • M.Ed., College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, May 2000
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC, May 1988
  • B.A. in English and Religion, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, May 1985

 

Additional Studies:

  • Advanced Seminar, Center for Study of Human Systems, Falls Church, VA 2010-present
  • Leadership Seminar, Center for the Study of Human Systems, Richmond, VA, 2007-10
  • Young Leaders Program, Virginia Baptist General Board, 1994-95
  • Clinical Pastoral Education, Maryview Medical Center, Summer 1993
  • Clinical Pastoral Education, Riverside Regional Medical Center, Summer 1991

 

Ministry:

  • Serve as Executive Director, PPCC, Newport News, VA 2013–present
  • Serve as Pastoral Counselor, PPCC, Newport News, VA 1993–present
  • Served as Associate Director for Community Relations, PPCC, 2009-2012
  • Served as Director of Baptist Campus Ministry, Lower Peninsula Area, 1988-1996

(Christopher Newport University and Thomas Nelson Community College)

  • Served on the church staffs of Hayes Barton Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC 1985-87;

Orcutt Baptist Church, Newport News, VA Summers of 1988 and 1989; and

Hampton Baptist Church, Hampton, VA 2007-08

 

Ministry Involvement:

  • Religion Columnist, Daily Press, 1997-present
  • Board Member, Virginia Baptist Women in Ministry, 1992-94; 2006-2015
  • Deacon, Hampton Baptist Church, Hampton, VA
  • President, Peninsula Clergy Association, 1999-2000
  • Volunteer Chaplain, Riverside Regional Medical Center, 1991-98
  • Writer, Reflections, Adult Devotional Guide, Smyth & Helwys Publishing, 1994-96; 2000-02

 

Family:

  • Married to David Glass, Ph.D., engineer, NASA, November 22, 1986
  • Two sons:  Parker Wilson Glass, born 1995 and Evan Magruder Glass, born 1999

 

Rev La'Tysha Johnson - Zion Baptist Church

Reverend La’ Tysha Nyshia Johnson was born on July 13, 1977 in Sumter, SC to the late MaryAnn Bolden. She graduated from Charlotte, NC’s Harding

University High School for Science, Math & Technology in 1995 and attended

Fayetteville State University as a Chancellor Scholar.  After being employed at FSU for 6 years, she re-enrolled and Graduated Dec ’09 with a BS degree in Biology. Through her research on Coral Extractions and

its Anti-Cancer Properties she won 1st Place during the 2009 Chancellor’s Inauguration Faculty and Student Research Symposium and was awarded the opportunity to have her PhD work fully funded. She is currently a

candidate for a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Liberty University.

 

At an early age, La’ Tysha recognized the call of God upon her life and came to know Jesus as her personal Savior.  As a peculiar vessel in the atmosphere of the church, she served as a member and officer of the Youth Choir, Youth Department, Youth Missionary and the Mt. Peace Association.  She works diligently in the service of the Lord, finding her hands busy in Kingdom Business and

Building.  La’ Tysha possesses a zeal for God like no other, pushing to please Him whatever the cost. Her quiet disposition depicts her as a meek and humble woman striving to be an example of finer womanhood; serving and motivating God’s People to reach their spiritual potential.  Her ministry message is that of the Sanctification of the Body; ‘for too long the Body of Christ have deemphasized sanctification’– but God is returning looking for “a church without spot or wrinkle – For Holiness,

without which no man shall see the Lord.”

 

She is married to the Rev. Dr. Tremayne M. Johnson and has served along side him in ministry as the First Lady, formerly of Brown’s Chapel MBC -Clinton, NC; where she ministered as the Director of the Adult Choir, Chair of the Daughters of Inheritances Women’s Ministry and the Annual D.O.I. Women’s Conference and Minister of Couples and Women.  God, in His infinite wisdom, now has her serving with her husband at Zion Baptist Church in EastEnd of Newport News, Va.  There she works with the Daughters of Destiny Women’s Ministry and the Annual L.O.L – Living Out Legacies Women’s Conference.  She is the proud mother of Lil Miss Taylor Maddison-Karrington and TaKayla McKenzie-A’MaryAnn.  Rev. Johnson is a member of Mt. Pleasant MBC – Clinton, NC under the leadership of Bishop Varnie N.  & Elder Idella M. Fullwood.

 

Not realizing all that God has in store for this unique gift to the body of Christ, she understands that God is the source from which all things are possible. Through the Ministry of the Word, the Spirit of Encouragement and the Prophetic flow, this daughter of the hour is anointed to compel the Body to become the people that God is calling for in Kingdom Service. God has erected this vessel of power for such a time as this; to take the Kingdom of God to new levels….by Force.

Sis. Cynthia Lassister - Antioch Baptist Church

Sister Lassiter is a native of Bertie County, North Carolina and a graduate of North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina. She is the wife of Rev. Raymond L. Lassiter, Jr., who serves the Congregation of Antioch Baptist Church in Hampton, Virginia. They are the parents of two daughters, Kenya and Mellanie and one son, Amandla. They are the proud grandparent’s one grandson, Tyler.

 

Prior to moving to Hampton, Virginia Sister Lassiter served as Office Manager for the African American Interdenominational Ministries, Inc., (AAIM) a non-profit

organization whose purpose is to provide services that strengthen the African-American church in Metropolitan Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She brings years of experience as an EDUCATOR, public speaker, conference planner and workshop leader. Presently, Sister Lassiter serves as Administrative Assistant to her husband. She is actively involved in the church and community. She is Director of the Women’s Ministry of Antioch and President of AIM (Antioch Improvement Ministries). She is also a contributing writer to the book “Sister to Sister” Devotions For and From African American Women, edited by Susan D. Johnson Cook, published by Judson Press, 1995.

Rev. Valencia Austin - Morning Star Church, VA Beach, VA

Reverend Valencia Austin was born and raised in Panama City, Florida. She is the loving wife of Rev. Dr. Eugene K. Austin II of 24 years.  She is the proud mother of three daughters:  Eran, Hannah and Trinity and one son Joshua.  Reverend Austin is a graduate of Bay High School and has received advanced training from Park College, Thomas Nelson and Oral Roberts University.  Reverend Austin has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology & Christian Counseling from Liberty University with a certificate in Biblical Studies. She is now in the Master of Divinity Program at Liberty University. Reverend Austin serves as a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).  Professionally she was employed in one of the largest Crop Insurance Companies in the USA. There she served as a government insurance underwriter and Accounting Escrow Manager.

 

Reverend Austin began serving in ministry during her pre-teen years.  She is an ordained Evangelist and now serves as the Leading Lady at Morning Star Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, Virginia. In the past she also served as Co-Pastor of Temple of Deliverance Ministries in Suffolk Virginia. She continues to provide spiritual and holistic training and development to individuals across the country.  For 18 years, she has worked with District and Jurisdictional Departments as Music Director and or Assistant Director under the leadership of Bishop Porter, Bishop G. Wesley Hardy and the late Bishop Levi Willis Sr., Churches of God in Christ. She has a heart for home and foreign missions. She serves her local church, community food banks, and Veterans Hospital. Abroad she and her husband have served and supported missions for in St. Catherine, Jamaica’s school systems, and continues to support those suffering in poverty Haiti and Rwanda, Africa where she recently completed her internship on the “1994 Genocide.” She loves serving God’s people. Her main goal for the church is that we learn to love one another unconditionally and serve without a selfish agenda.

Lady Vera Riddick -
Gethsemane Baptist Church

Lady Vera Riddick is a sought after speaker, motivator and counselor.  She believes in encouraging through the word of God.  She is the founder of the Children’s Church Ministry, Youth Ministry, Women Ministry and the Praise Dance Ministry, of Gethsemane Baptist Church.  Lady Riddick continues to serve as Ministry of Arts Coordinator as well as Coordinator of the Women’s Ministry.  Along with many other gifts  Lady Riddick possesses the gift of organization and planning which she uses in the capacity of coordinating and directing weddings & banquets.  She is the founder and organizer of a yearly Pastors’ Wives Empowerment Conference were she is able to minister to numerous Pastor Wives from far and near.  Lady Riddick loves the Lord and she doesn’t mind sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  She is a strong woman of God who allows her light to shine in every aspect of her life.  Her favorite scripture:

The Lord Thy God is with her.—Joshua 9:1

 

Lady Vera Riddick is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia.  She is married to the Rev. Dr. Dwight S. Riddick, Sr., also of Chesapeake. She serves faithfully alongside her husband at Gethsemane Baptist Church Newport News, Virginia.   They are the proud parents of two lovely children, Rev. Dwight S. Riddick, Jr. (Rev. Jennell) and Mrs. Tiffany M. Foreman (Mitchell). They are the proud grandparents of five lovely grandchildren Dwight S. III, (Lil D) & Jasmine Riddick, Amber, Rhyan & Tyler Foreman.  Sis. Riddick the youngest of three siblings was born to the late Mr. Edward L. Brite, Sr. and the late Mary Brite. Sis Riddick loves sharing time with her family and church; she cherish every moment.

Lady Riddick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Hampton University where she graduated with honors.  She graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Old Dominion University in May 2009.   Lady Riddick currently serves as the Director of Student Financial Aid, at Old Dominion University.  She served as past Treasurer, Secretary, Rep-At-Large, Conference Chair and Site Coordinator for the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrations (VAFSAA).  She also served on the SASFAA 2020 committee and as a mentor for the Federal Direct Loan Program which is sponsored by the Department of Education.  Lady Riddick served the University community as Co-Conference Chair for the Annual Girls and Young Ladies Conference sponsored by Old Dominion University Community Development Corporation.   She served three years as an advisor to a dance group of young adults at Old Dominion University-Divine Inspirational Dance Ministry (D.I.D.M).   Sis. Riddick motto: “If I can help somebody as I pass along this way, than my living will not be in vain”.

Leading PRAISE & WORSHIP: Rev. Charla Armstead - First Union Church

Rev Charla Armstead is a dynamic preacher, psalmist, and teacher. She serves diligently in ministry alongside her husband at the First Union Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. Full Bio Coming Soon.