Faith In Action: 'Til the Whole World Knows

(Matthew 28:18-20)

Saturday, June 1 @ 2:00 p.m.

at United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church


A dialogue about the joys and challenges of actively serving in foreign and local missions; to go forth as commissioned with the assurance of God's on-going presence.


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  • FACILITATOR - Rev. Stephan Lillie

    Stephan Lillie is an humble yet bold leader with a passion for people and being a voice for those who do not have one. Originally from Houston, Texas by way of Boston, Massachusetts, he is a fifth-generation Baptist preacher on his mother’s side and third generation on his father’s side. His sincere heart for the work of the Ministry stems from his testimony of God touching his life at a very young age and God’s faithfulness in his life ever since. Additionally, he acknowledges the tremendous example that his parents and grandparents have lived before him which established his foundation.


    Stephan has served in ministry since he was a child. Most recently, while at Western Avenue Baptist Church (Cambridge, MA) and previously at his home church at Greater True Faith Missionary Baptist Church (Houston, Tx), he served and lead in various capacities including but not limited to Associate Minister, Sunday School Superintendent/Teacher, Teaching & Formation Leader, Evangelism Ministry Leader, Young Adult Ministry Leader, Children & Youth Minister, Finance and Administration.

     

    Stephan, his wife Rashonner, and their son Lawson, reside in Greensboro, North Carolina after transition to the Triad in the Summer of 2021. His wife serves as Private Wealth Advisor, Managing Director at Ameriprise Financial. He serves in executive leadership at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.  Rashonner is a graduate of Sam Houston State University. Stephan obtained his Bachelor’s in Finance from Texas A&M University, and his Masters of Business Administration from Rice University. They are both graduates of the Leadership Winston-Insight Class of 2022. Stephan currently sits on the Forsyth Technical Community College Foundation Board and the Leadership Winston Board of Directors.

     

    Their greatest joy is raising their son in the fear and admonition of God and assimilating to life in the Carolinas where they now call it home. 

  • PANELIST - Minister Jeanette Walton

    Jeanette Walton was born and bred in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is a minister in northern Ghana with WorldVenture and she is the co-founder of Tiina Jori Ko Ba: Hope Restored Community Outreach which is a registered nonprofit in Ghana and in the U.S. The organization is dedicated to improving healthcare and education in the Upper East region of Ghana, West Africa. Jeanette also co-founded the Jeanette Okunyade Special Children's School (J.O.S School) in Navrongo, Ghana which is the first completely free-admission inclusive charter school in the Upper East region of Ghana. The school accepts children regardless of their special educational needs. Jeanette is one of the founders of the Virtuous Women Organization, a volunteer organization dedicated to encouraging young women & young mothers in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality to pursue their God given potential.


    Jeanette advocates for the rights of children with disabilities in northern Ghana while sharing the love of Christ with families and caregivers who have children with special educational needs. She recently co-developed a curriculum with the Trauma Healing Institute dedicated to healing the wounds of trauma for caregivers of children with disabilities.


    In January, she completed her Masters in Education and Human Development from George Washington University, where she received a merit scholarship to attend. Jeanette is blessed to be the wife of one husband and the mother of two beautiful children and she counts it a blessing and a great privilege to teach women and children how to live their lives to the glory of God.

  • PANELIST - Rev. Evans Walton

    Rev. Evans Walton is originally from the northern part of Ghana, where there is a high percentage of idolatry, ancestor worship, Islam, and some Catholicism. He is the lead Pastor at Hope Community Church in Navrongo and he is the Ghana team field lead for WorldVenture.


    Evans is a teacher at the C-Life Bible College in Navrongo and is one of the founders of the Ministers of Common Faith Network of like-minded churches in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality. Rev. Evans is the Missions Chairman for the Strategic Community Ministries (SCM) located in the Upper East region of Ghana, and organizes various missions-oriented events and strategic meetings as a part of the SCM management committee.   Evans is the co-founder of Tiina Jori Ko Ba: Hope Restored Community Outreach which is a registered nonprofit in Ghana and in the U.S. and he co-founded the Jeanette Okunyade Special Children’s School (J.O.S School) in Navrongo, Ghana.


    Evans is a graduate of Ghana Christian University where he earned his Associates degree in Pastoral Ministry, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in theology from International Leadership University in Nairobi, Kenya in 2015, and is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary located in Wake Forest, North Carolina.


    Since becoming a Christian, Evans has had a zeal for Christ and a desire to reach lost souls for the Kingdom of God.  In 2016, he was ordained a minister of the gospel. Evans is the husband of Jeanette and God has blessed him with two children. He deems it a blessing from God to learn from other people and cultures and realizes that no matter the differences we have on the surface, within all of us is the longing of liberation that can only be found in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He knows that to whom much is given, much is expected once someone reached out to him.  Now it is his passion to reach out to others.

  • PANELIST - Rovaughna Richardson

    Rovaughna Richardson, Licensed Professional Counselor, has lived in Ghana, West Africa since 2016. A native of Dayton, Ohio and Charlotte, North Carolina, she has worked for American Baptist-International Ministries, in partnership with Ghana Baptist Convention to serve as the Social Work Missionary to Ghana.

     

    Now, Founder and Global Servant-Leader of Esteem Resources Africa, Rovaughna helps former Trokosi (victims of ritual servitude), forced labor, human trafficked, and disadvantaged young ladies to address their mental and emotional wounds to better ensure their ability to sustain sound emotional and mental health while building business skills and creating career and education opportunities.  "Breaking Chains, Changing Lives through Hope, Faith and Love".

  • PANELIST - Justin Jordan

    Justin participated in college ministry through M28, a local campus ministry through Crossway Community Church at UNC-Charlotte from August 2011 up to May 2015. 

     

    He currently serves as the Interim Youth Director at Christ Central Church in Charlotte, NC. 

     

    In 2019, he completed a mission education trip to Thailand through SIM USA.  For two weeks, he traveled to Chiang Mai, Ayutthya, and Bangkok to learn about current mission efforts through SIM with the opportunity to hear firsthand experiences from missionaries on assignment, participate in some of their efforts, and learn more about what all missions entail. 


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