Director Casey Jones
Casey has been a member of Starke COGBF since September 2002 and is a lifelong member of the Church of God by Faith organization. His life has been ordained, and his steps truly ordered by God to be a true worshiper, and leader among God’s people. Casey has been married to the love of his life, his Bahamian princess Nekia Jones since August 1998, and is the devoted father of five children, three daughters and two sons. He feels there is no greater expression of love for God, than worship. “What comes from worship is power – power that lifts burdens, destroys yokes and sets the enemy to flight. He is inspired by artists such as Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Marvin Winans and others. He is very passionate about being a disciple of Jesus, leading the body of Christ into true Worship and equipping and raising up Worship leaders.
Email Casey Jones at CJones@starkecogbf.org
Director Elaine Slocum
Elaine believes that every member of Starke Church of God by Faith should be connected to the ministry, growing in his or her relationship with God and serving in ministry, as opportunity is available. In order for the Kingdom of God to advance, every member is needed to function at maximum capacity for the body to operate in fullness. Her personal goal for Connections ministry is to help every believer who is a part of the Starke family become a fully devoted Followers of Jesus Christ.
Email Elaine Slocum at ESlocum@starkecogbf.org
Director Pastor Avery Shell
Pastor Shell, whom The Lord delivered on January 1, 1997, has been married since June 30, 2001 to Sandra Shell. The Lord called him to minister through evangelism in 1998 and gave him Isaiah 61: 1-3 as a template of how and what to accomplish for the kingdom of God. He’s driven to accomplish the mission for the Evangelism ministry, which is “To inspire, teach and motivate believers to share their faith more effectively on a daily basis”. He is presently Involved in Youth ministry as a youth leader and teaches the middle/high school boys. He also works at the Florida Youth Challenge Academy, where he works with at-risk teenage males, ages 16- 18. His favorite scripture is Isaiah 61: 1-3.
Email Pastor Shell at PastorShell@starkecogbf.org
Director Winefred Sherman Major
Winefred Sherman Major, aka Sis. Winnie, serves as Guest Services Director. She has been a member of Starke COGBF since 2001. She also tirelessly volunteers in the Food/Clothes Ministry at the church. Her favorite scripture is “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16.
Her Favorite Song: I Have Decided To Follow Jesus.
Email Winnie Major at email@example.com
Directors Vincent & Adrienne Patterson
Education Directors, they both possess a heart to serve God and to walk in His precepts. Together, with the grace of God, they have raised three (3) children that are well-adjusted, successful, firmly planted in God’s word. Their shared belief in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it,” has been the guiding strength of their charge, passed down to them from their own parents. They have a combined (50) years experience in dealing with, and oftentimes, ministering to incarcerated individuals. Vincent and Adrienne firmly believe that given the correct information, guidance, inspiration, men and women, young and old can advance in the kingdom of God and be the men and women of God for which they were intended to be. Proverbs 3:13 says, “Blessed are those that find wisdom, those who gain understanding.
Email Bro. Vincent & Sis. Adrienne at firstname.lastname@example.org