Silhouette of Cross Against Sky


Minister of Music, Executive Administrator Assistant


Bro. Laron Walker, Sr. serves as the Minister of Music and Executive Administrator Assistant. He enjoys fishing, singing, and fellowshipping with family and friends. He has been married to Sis. Tayhana Walker for 5 years. They have 2 daughters, Zakayla and Naomi, and 6 sons, Taevierre, Jonathan, Laron Jr., Elijah, Caleb, and Joshua.


Bro. Walker's favorite scripture is Proverbs 15:1, " A soft answer turneth away wrath: But grievous words stir up anger.


Bro. Oliver serves as a ministry leader and currently is a Deacon-in-training. 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”.


Bro. Newson serves as a ministry leader and currently is an Elder-in-training. He enjoys hunting, cooking, and spending time with his family. He has been married to Dr. Shereka Newson for 19 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. Turner serves as a ministry leader and currently is a Deacon-in-training. He enjoys working and spending time with family. He has been married to Sis. Rosae Turner for 5 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”

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Pastor Beard 

Pastor Tradanius Beard is a native of Memphis, TN. Pastor Beard has been married to Dr. Darlisha Beard for 13 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 20 years. He is the Senior Minister of the Northwest Church of Christ, a work he planted in Southaven, MS, for over 14 years. Pastor Beard holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Alcohol and Drug services from the University of Memphis and a Masters of Christians 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. Laron Walker, Sr.

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Bro. Jonathan Newson

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Bro. Robert Oliver, Jr.


Bro. Jonathan Turner, Sr.