19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Make Disciples. Empower Communities.
Discipling and empowering communities so that they may be fruitful in all areas of their lives.
Marginalized communities transformed by the gospel
Committed believers who are spiritually mature disciples of Jesus Christ, joyously advancing God's kingdom in their homes, communities, jobs, and nations for His glory.
Both communities and individuals walk in true Liberty.
Our vision is rooted in the belief that:
All people are made in the image of God & loved by Him.
Jesus died on the cross for all sins.
His desire is to redeem & restore us to a peaceful relationship with Himself & others.
Regardless of our socio-economic and family background, we can walk in liberty and realize God's purpose for our lives.
We use an integrated approach for discipling, developing and empowering people.
What We Believe
God exists eternally in three persons as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Ph.D. in Higher Education
(Minor: Christian Higher Education)
Th.M. in Academic Ministries
Bs. in Bus. Admin (Finance)
ETA Certified Instructor
Dr. Sutherland is a Bible teacher who loves God and people. He believes in the power of good preaching & teaching and the authority of effective prayer. He has served cross-culturally and taught university students. HIs focus includes discipleship, teaching, leadership and mentoring.
Winston enjoys a hot cup of tea with the end slice of Trinidadian Sweetbread.
MBA in Economic Development
BBA (Finance & Risk Management
General Theology Certificate
ETA Certified Instructor
M. Sutherland has over 25 years of experience in teaching, urban outreach, and cross-cultural outreach within 12 countries. She lived in West Africa for about nine years. Her focus is discipleship, leadership, community & economic development and empowerment. She enjoys beaches, mountains and a good cup of coffee.
BS in Economics and an MS in Analytics
K. Sherril has a diverse background in business development, community development, project management and economic & marketing research. She is a compassionate person who loves serving people, especially those within marginalized communities within the US and internationally.
Billie June Whitley
AA in Biblical Studies
ACMC Leadership Track
Billie June has a long leadership history of advancing God's Kingdom in the area of missions. Her passion for reaching those who have never heard is revealed by her dedication to aid churches of African descent to fulfill Christ’s mandate for World Evangelization. Mobilizer Whitley loves a good Blueberry Scone with a Skinny Cappuccino With French Vanilla!
Min. Dorothy Sherrill
MA in Human Services
BA in History
Mrs. Dorothy Sherrill has years of experience in nonprofit administration, leadership and missions. She directed Christian organizations caring for the marginalized, women and children. She led mission teams to the Caribbean and West Africa. She also served communities in crisis with the Billy Graham Association. Dorothy enjoys reading, gardening, walking & teatime with her husband Walter.
Dr. Rick Spenst
D. Min. Nyack College
M. Div. Canadian Theologica Seminary
B.Th. Canadian Bible College
Pastor Rick and his wife Claudette have served at Fort Lee Gospel Church since 1991. A "United Nations" of cultures it is a joy to serve. Rick has served as a chaplain to (police, fire, and VFW) for many years. He has served as chaplain with Marketplace Chaplaincy to various businesses. Rick and Claudette have two adult children and a daughter-in-law. Rick enjoys reading and learning about various cultures.