Pastor Tradanius Beard is a native of Memphis, TN. Pastor Beard has been married to Dr. Darlisha Beard for 14 years. They have two daughters, Madison Grace and Kelsey Faith Beard. Pastor Beard obeyed the gospel at the age of 11 years old while visiting his grandmother for the summer in Ruleville, MS under the leadership of Bro. Billy C. Moore. The late great Dr. Nokomis Yeldell Sr. trained and developed him into a gospel preacher.
Pastor Beard has been preaching the gospel for 21 years. He is the Senior Minister of the Northwest Church of Christ, a work he planted in Southaven, MS, for over 15 years. Pastor Beard holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Alcohol and Drug services from the University of Memphis and a Masters of Christian Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry from Grand Canyon University. Pastor Beard’s motto for living is “When you can’t understand the WHY’S of life, trust the WHO that controls it”.
Bro. James Edwards
Brother Edwards serves as a ministry leader and is currently an Elder Candidate. He enjoys cooking and spending time with his family. He has been married to Sis Darlene Edwards for 26 years and they have one son, Jaylon. Brother Edwards’ favorite scripture is Romans 8:38, “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.”
Bro. Brian Smith Sr.
Bro. Brian R. Smith Sr. serves as a ministry leader and is currently a Deacon Candidate. Brian began his first business in 2005 and continues to pursue his entrepreneurial aspirations. He enjoys riding motorcycles and spending time with his family. He has been married to his wife, Cetria, for 15 years. They have four sons, Gregory, Brian Jr, Chase, and Shane. Bro. Smith is grateful to GOD for his life and all that comes with it and for every valley experience that has help create the MAN he is today.
Bro. Jonathan Newson
Bro. Newson serves as a ministry leader and currently is an Elder Candidate. He enjoys hunting, cooking, and spending time with his family. He has been married to Dr. Shereka Newson for 20 years and they have two children, son, Jamil and daughter, Jamiya. Bro. Newson's favorite scripture is Hebrews 13:6, "So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me."
Bro. Jonathan Turner, Sr.
Bro. Turner serves as a ministry leader and currently is a Deacon Candidate. He enjoys working and spending time with family. He has been married to Sis. Rosae Turner for 6 years and they have two sons, Jonathan Jr, Jaylon, and one daughter Jalencia. Bro. Turner's favorite scripture is Isaiah 26: 3, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusted in thee”
Bro. Shaunell Hyatt
Bro. Hyatt serves as a ministry leader and currently is a Deacon Candidate. He honorably serves his country with the United States Navy with over 22 years of military service. He enjoys long distance running, watching college football, and spending time with his family. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Sis. Melanie Hyatt for 20 years. They have four wonderful children, Christian, Sydney, Kennedy, and Tyler. Bro. Hyatt's favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Bro. Robert Oliver, Jr.
Bro. Oliver serves as a ministry leader and currently is a Deacon Candidate. He enjoys traveling, being a thrill seeker (amusement park rides & riding motorcycles), and spending time with his family. He has been married to Sis. Tantanisha Oliver for 21 years and they have three sons, Emperor, Dominque, and Robert III and one daughter, Diamond. They also have 3 grandchildren. Bro. Oliver's favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding”.