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Our Leaders

We employ a multidimensional approach through our 

Bible Institute and Empowerment Center. 

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Dr. Sutherland

Executive Director

Ph.D.  in Higher Education 

(Minor: Christian Higher Education) 

Th.M. in Academic Ministries 

(Bible Exposition)

Bs. in Bus. Admin (Finance)

ETA Certified Instructor

Winston 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.

M. Sutherland

Associate Director

MBA in Economic Development

BBA (Finance/Risk Management)

General Theology Diploma

ETA Certified Instructor

Perspectives 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.

Billie June Whitley

Board Secretary

AA in Biblical Studies

ACMC Leadership Track

Perspectives Instructor

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!

Dr. Rick Spenst

Board Member

D. Min.  Nyack College

M. Div. Canadian Theo. 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.

Dorothy Sherrill

Board Member

MA in Human Services

BA in History

Ordained Minister

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.