Minister Michelle Early
Minister Michelle Lisa Early is the daughter of a Jamaican immigrant and a Baltimore artist. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she is a proud graduate of the city’s public school system; Morgan State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Finance; and Walden University, where she received a Master of Public Administration. She loves to learn and truly believes that each day on earth is meant to be filled with laughter, learning, and love. Michelle has a passion for helping others, which she states is a family trait, as both her mother and father served as nurses and nurses’ aides in their professional careers. Loving others and committing her life to service is all that she knows.
At an early age, she was introduced to Christ and her life has never been the same. While she has experienced many setbacks and trials, God has been faithful and merciful to Michelle. She openly shares that she is flawed by nature but has been saved by grace. She is currently on a healing journey through Christ that has allowed her to revisit the girl that she once was, while journeying towards the woman that God created her to be. She is a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for RAINN (the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor, a photographer, and an author. Her books provide insight into her life and how God was able to heal her despite her past. She is a daughter, a sister, a Godmother, an aunt, and a devout child of God. As she walks with her Abba, trusting and leaning wholeheartedly, she is excited about what He will continue to do in her life.
Reverend Robert J. Hicks, Jr.
Reverend Robert James Hicks Jr, is a preacher and gifted
musician, who is directed and led by the Holy Spirit to preach God’s word. He
is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, born to the late Robert J. Hicks Sr. and
Mrs. M. Marie Hicks. Having been raised in a Christian household, Reverend
Hicks was baptized at the age of twelve under the guidance of the late Dr. Olin
P. Moyd and remain active in numerous church ministries. Reverend Hicks felt
and accepted the call of God on his life and preached his initial sermon at the
Mount Lebanon Baptist Church on August 15, 2008. Under the teaching of Senior Pastor Dr.
Franklin Lance, on February 24, 2017 Reverend Hicks was ordained as a preacher
of the Gospel.
He is a graduate of the University of Maryland University College
(UMUC) from which he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems
Management and a Minor in Computer Studies. Reverend Hicks is a current student
of Saint Mary’s Seminary & University, pursing a Master of Arts degree in
Theology with a concentration in Biblical Studies.
Currently, Reverend Hicks nourishes and displays his
God-given gifts serving as the Ministry leader of the Praise and Fine Arts
Ministry for Hope Christian Fellowship Church under the leadership of Senior
Pastor Rev. Ronnie Henry and Executive Pastor Dr. Keith Harris. Reverend Hicks also serves on the Family
Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins Children Hospital. In July 2007 Reverend
Hicks was honored to be selected as and holds the distinction of the first
Chairman of the Family Advisory Board serving from July 2007 – July 2009.
Reverend Hicks is the husband of Nicole Hicks
and proud father of three daughters Kayla, Veronica and Jordan. One son Robert
James Hicks III.
Reverend Calvin Moore
Reverend Calvin Moore was born in Johnstown, Pa. the son of Geneva Street and Eli Raiford. He was raised by his grandmother, Clara Moore until the age of ten. His grandfather, who died prior to Calvin’s birth was the Pastor and one of the founders of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Johnstown. He moved to Cleveland at an early age to live with his mother and grew up in there in the inner city. It is in Cleveland that he was baptized at the age of fourteen.
Calvin was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968 and was honorably discharged in 1970 with the rank of Sargeant E-5. After discharge He attended Kent State University in Ohio, there receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1975. It was at Kent State he also became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. After graduation He pursued a career in Banking which spans forty years. Working at major financial institution across the country, as a commercial loan office, credit officer, and chief credit officer. He has recently retired after working ten years as a Bank Examiner II for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Calvin accepted his calling to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the year 2000, while attending Mt. Zion Baptist Church, in Oakwood Village, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. There he served as a special assistant and was also licensed to preach in 2002. Pursuing his calling Calvin attended Ashland Theological Seminary, a division of Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. There he received his Master of Arts Degree in Religion June 2010. Calvin would later be ordained as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio in September 2010. His passion in ministry is centered in preaching, teaching, community service, and developing our youth. Calvin is committed, by the Holy Spirit, to be a servant of God and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Good News!!
Calvin is the proud father of a daughter and a son, as well as five grandchildren. His favorite scripture is Psalm 91, in particular verse 2, “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust”.
Minister Walter C. Rose
Minister Walter C. Rose was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Calvin C. Rose and Eleanor Beane Rose. He has one older sister, the late Renee Batey and one older brother, David (Memphis, TN). He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at the age of six at Bethel AME Cave Spring, Roanoke, Va. Since May 1986, Minister Rose has been joyously married to his best friend and soul mate, Pamelia (Pam) Rose, and through their blessed union, they have three children, Cameron Rose, Maura Smith (Rickey Smith), and Marjorie Rose and one grandchild, Maxine Hope Smith.
Walter earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1984). He has always had a passion for working with computers, music, DIY home projects, and spiritual writing.
Professionally, he is a Senior Technical Consultant for the NCR Corporation’s Government Systems Division, Germantown, Maryland where he specializes in government and public sector retail and payment systems. Walter published his first book in August of 2014, The Miracle of Transition, a spiritually based journal and loving firsthand account of the loss of his sister who passed away from cancer in September of 2013.
From March 2010 to March 2014, Walter served faithfully as a Deacon at First Missionary Baptist Church (Frederick, MD). In April of 2014, he joined Hope Christian Fellowship Church (Adamstown, MD) where he has served as a member of the Diaconate Ministry, a bass player for the praise team, and as a marriage Bible study facilitator.
In October 2019, while serving as a Deacon at Hope Christian Fellowship Church, he acknowledged and accepted God’s call to the ministry. After the completion of his ministerial training under Senior Pastor Reverend Ronnie L. Henry and Executive Pastor Reverend Dr. Keith Harris, Minister Rose was licensed to preach at Hope Christian Fellowship Church on September 30, 2020.
Minister Rose’s favorite scripture is Philippians 13:4, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Over the past few years, God's anointing has allowed him to write and share spiritually based messages of encouragement to family members and friends that cover a broad scope of life’s trials, tribulations and joys. Minister Rose thoroughly enjoys spiritual writing and public speaking and wants his ministry to reflect that he is a humble servant of the almighty God that is eager to enthusiastically proclaim the Good News.