Meet The Host


Rev. Ray Rose Founder and Director


Rev. Ray  is the Host and Founder of When Christians Speak Talk Radio and Christians Against Suicide And Depression Facebook Page  and  R3 REAL LIFE; REAL MEN; AND REAL TALK

Rev. Ray T. Rose was born in Richmond, Virginia to Pastor Lucy Rose.  He was tremendously influenced by his mother and many others in his faith and belief in Jesus Christ.  He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of twelve and was ordained as a Minister and preached his trial sermon at the age of thirteen. Rev. Ray strayed from the church over the years but in spite of him, the Lord never left him.  

It took the passing of his oldest brother, Melvin, and fervent and effectual prayers unto the living God for Rev. Ray to come full circle, fall on his knees and repent.   Rev. Ray has been a member of Tree of Life Christian Ministries since 2003 and is involved in many ministries.  Rev. Ray has a deep passion and burden for Intercession and is actively involved in the Intercession Ministry.  He also heads the Crisis Intervention and Resources Ministry (CIRM).  Rev. Ray loves the people of the Most High God and has a great desire to be an available servant at any time God so desires to use Him for the edification of His Kingdom and His people.   

 Rev Ray loves to write songs, poems, short stories, plays and has recorded most of his dreams since the age of twelve. His favorite saying “Not by might nor by power; but by my Spirit says the Lord.” To God be the Glory!!

Rev. Pat Randall Director of Marketing

Pat Randall host of Declaring the Finished Work.


Rev  Pat  Randall;  Director  of  Marketing  and the  host  of  Declaring The  Finished Work

 In a mission statement for my life 15 years ago I wrote this statement:  “My heart is turned strongly toward evangelism. I want to use all of my God-given gifts in music, drama, counseling and administration to evangelize a lost and dying world.” (I can now add the gift of teaching and writing, which I struggled to receive.) In 1995 through the loss of my only sister, God called me back to the east coast to continue my journey. Through much suffering and loss I have learned to be content in all things, to persevere, and to love through reaching out with much compassion to those who are hurting. One of the greatest lessons learned on this journey, is of God’s faithfulness…He has never left me nor forsaken me in all my circumstances. Born to a father who was a Pastor and a grandfather who was a Presiding Elder in the A.M.E. Zion church, I grew up in the church.  And though I left the traditional church in my college years, I never left the search for Truth.  After some years of struggles and stumblings, God revealed His Son and I received salvation. My journey of 26 years has led to service in different capacities within the church:Music Ministry:  psalmist, praise and worship member & leader

·  Deaconess Ministry, Helps Ministry, Outreach to Senior Citizens, Intercessory Prayer Ministry, Ministry of  Creative Arts ·  Counselor in a Christian women’s therapy group “Breakthrough to Wholeness,” which addressed the specific needs of women who suffered abuse (mentally, physically and sexually).   Executive Committee member of the singles ministry “SALT” (Singles Affecting Lives Together) · Full-time church administrative staff I am extremely grateful that in the last several years, My Heavenly Father has restored the joy of my salvation through a deeper revelation of His “Grace.”

Minister Vanester Williams Host of His Abounding Grace





Minister Vanester, who is a resident of Clinton, Maryland, has been married for over 39 years  to Deacon Rick Williams.  They have two adult children, one son-in-law, one daughter-in- law, and two grandchildren. She stands firm on Jeremiah 29:11 (For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end) and Philippians 1:6 (Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ).  Says Minister Vanester, “I just want to be a willing vessel that God can use for His Kingdom building.”

Accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord in 1977;

Associate Degree of Biblical Studies from National Bible College in May 2000;

Certificate of Studies in Biblical Counseling Principles from Grace Bible College & Seminary in 2002;

Nursing Home Ministry Leader

Adult Sunday School Teacher

Pulpit & Conference Speaker

Employed as a Program Manager with the U.S. Government.

Founder/Artisan – Jewelry by Van (customized, hand crafted jewelry) since 2009

Enjoys writing, reading, teaching and spending time with family

Pastor Paul Morgan Host Challenged To Change

Paul Morgan, host of Challenge To Change




Pastor Paul Morgan is the Founder of Chosen Generation Ministries, a nondenominational ministry established in 2012, located in Richmond, VA. The mission of the ministry is “Edifying, Enriching, and Transforming Lives by introducing individuals to a personal encounter with God’s unconditional love”.

Chosen Generation is not church as usual. Pastor Paul’s approach is very interactive. He guides and encourages the congregation to participate in a 2-way open dialogue; which allows openness and transparency about their Christian walk. He fosters a safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere of mutual ministry and exhortation.

Pastor Paul has an independent counseling ministry with over 16 years of experience in individual, marital and family counseling, as well as facilitating workshops and seminars. In addition, he has extensive experience in emotional trauma, depression, and inner healing, as well as being a Certified Professional Life Coach.

Phone: 866 333.9505



Apostle Shirley J. Jones; Author, Host of LifeLine




 Apostle Shirley J. Jones is the Senior Pastor of Rehoboth Family Life Center, located in Upper Marlboro, Md. The Lord has given her the charge to make disciples; help them identify their spiritual gifts and set up platforms of opportunities that their gifts may be exercised; and then release them into their divine destiny. She pushes them forward that the world may be saved by those birthed out in the Spirit. Apostle Jones has declared that she should be about her Father’s business and acknowledges that her life is called to be an available vessel to set the captives free. Her desire is to spend her remaining years furthering the Kingdom of God. She feels honored and so blessed that God would choose her to deliver His Word and to love His people. She gives Him all the glory. There is no other place that she would rather be than in the hands of her loving Father. 

Rev. Gwendolyn Dixon Host Mid Day Glory Prayer




Rev. Gwendolyn Dixon was born and raised in Pollocksville, North Carolina, where she became actively involved in the church at an early age. She was involved in administration in high school and college and she has handled all business aspects of church administration, from organizing seminars and anniversary celebrations, to arranging guest speakers. She also acted as the liaison for domestic and foreign missions, assisting in preparations of missionary trips to Spain, Costa Rica, Panama, India and Uganda, East Africa.

Rev. Dixon graduated from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. After graduating from college in 1976, Rev. Dixon relocated to the Washington, DC metropolitan area, serving in several churches. Rev. Dixon is faithful in whatever she sets out to do and because of her loyalty and dependability, she was asked to teach the Youth Sunday School class. In 1993, Rev. Dixon was appointed the Director of the Youth Sunday School Department. She hosted several seminars, conferences, and workshops for the youth during her tenure.

Rev. Dixon learned the basics of the Word of God during her enrollment at Jericho Bible College from 1990-1993. She then attended Ministerial Institute in 1994 where she learned how to use reference bibles and other sources of reference material to understand the Word of God. In 1997, Rev. Dixon furthered her education at the World Missions Ministries Bible College and Seminary in Alexandria, VA, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ministry as an Ordained Minister on August 3, 2003.

Rev. Dixon currently attends The  Believers  Sanctuary  with  Pastor  Elston  Green  and  Greater  MT  Nebo  AME  CHURCH  with  Pastor  Jonathan  Weaver along  with  her  husband;  Trustee  Reginald  Dixon.  

Rev. Dixon is a proud parent of a beautiful daughter, Genelle Nicole Dixon and proud grandmother of Isaac David Dixon.

Evangelist Lewis McILwain Host of Adoration



He also founded Thirst No More Corporation along with Paul A. Davis and functions mainly in the areas of international and community development as well as fundraising and promotions. 

Matthew 6:19-21 – Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Evangelist Lewis Mcllwain began his official ministry call at New Home Ministries and gave his initial sermon under the tutelage of Pastor Bobby D. Hicks on March 31, 2000. Through the years Evangelist McIlwain has been a praise & worship leader, youth and adult Sunday School teacher, outreach music minister, and has ministered in song and Word throughout the nation.  He has been active in street outreach, prison ministry, homeless/shelter witnessing and has traveled internationally and has preached to many.

Evangelist McIlwain is Co-Founder and President of Thirst No More Corporation; which is a humanitarian organization recognized as a nonprofit by the IRS which is dedicated to addressing community related services in developing nations. 

Thirst No More Corporation

Bold And Beautiful Broadcast:

Jordana Cunningham, host of The Bold and Beautiful


 Jordana Cunningham is a youth leader, teacher, and worship minister, whose passion for God fuels her everyday life. By day she works in government assisting people with substance use and mental health disorders. She is married and has a teenage daughter.  Her desire is to see the next generation encounter God and equip them with the tools to walk on water and bring forth the “greater things,” into the earth. 

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   Rev. Novena Reid is an ambassador for Jesus Christ and an encourager in the earth. She loves the LORD and loves His people.  Ordained in 2014, Novena’s passion is serving in youth ministry.  She has been working with youth for over twenty years.  Now widowed and having raised three wonderful and independent children, Novena looks forward to all God has for her.  Excited about her first published book, Be Encouraged!  God Blesses Whosoever Will, Novena intends to share the much needed gift of encouragement throughout the world!  

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  Rev. Curtis Alston is a native Washingtonian, and like many can testify of God’s faithfulness in his life. Despite years in the wilderness and poor choices God met him while he was confined in prison. From their first introduction Rev. Curtis said yes to the Lord and has never looked back. He has a passion for outreach, youth and evangelism and never shies away from sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ to any who will listen. 

Marriage Takeover With Rev. Eric and Rev. Temeka Thompson

Eric and Temeka Thompson, Host of Marriage Takeover; The Body of One



Rev. Eric and Rev. Temeka Thompson  grew up in Tallahassee, Florida and high school sweethearts who got married at the very young age of 18 and 19 years old. When taking their vows, it was a lustationship and while they wouldn’t trade in their journey, it came with a lot of trials, dips and heartaches and they never imagined being in the couple’s ministry as they were going through. Nineteen years later they’ve been transparent through their struggles with overcoming pornography, pride, depression, death, raising children and all the in between.

As they’ve grown in marriage, they’ve also grown in ministry and they look forward to the journey ahead. Eric has a passion for football, Outreach and Evangelism. He’s an Accountant, and Football Coach and is the CFO and Partner of NLS Training where he trains and builds potential in each athlete that he encounters. Temeka is an international Psalmist, songwriter and speaker. After serving in the U.S. Air Force and surviving the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks at the Pentagon, Temeka has no doubt that she’s a chosen vessel. Temeka is passionate about helping people reach their next level in their career. She’s a sought-after Recruiter and has utilized her expertise in the industry and serves others with resume writing and design, interview prep and helping them to see their true value and worth with their company NLS where she’s the CEO and Senior Partner.

Rev. Eric and Rev. Temeka Thompson have two amazing children EJ 17 and Aaliyah 8 in whom they love and are so proud of who they are becoming in God. They were drawn to the Tree of Life Christian Ministries in 2012 for pastoral training, where they’ve grown tremendously and have learned how to truly apply God’s word to every area of their lives. With a forever passion to worship God through song Temeka leads praise and worship alongside other worshippers, and their children are active in the youth ministry. They enjoy serving at the Tree of Life and they’re excited about where God is taking them..

R3 REAL LIFE! REAL MEN! REAL TALK! Elston Harold Green

Pastor Elston Green host of R3 REAL MAN; REAL LIFE; REAL TALK


Reverend Elston Green is a teacher with a decree to lead God’s people into living a life of excellence unto God. He is passionate about serving GOD and helping others to understand how to live a life with complete healing and excellence unto God. He was raised in the rural section of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He began his work in ministry as an active member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Washington, DC under the direction of the late Rev. David Durham. His dedication was unrelenting. As an active member, he served in ministries such as young adult choir, usher, youth leader, youth mentor, hospitality, and the first aid team.

Rev. Green is committed to leading in excellence and by example.   In 1994, he graduated from Bowie State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. During that time, he also received his commission from the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant. Hearing God’s call into ministry at the tender age of 23, he moved back to the DMV where he became a public school teacher in Washington, DC. While teaching fifth grade, he completed a masters program at Trinity College in which he graduated with honors. As a teacher, he mentored hundreds of students, which honed his skills as a teacher and leader in the Washington, DC community.  

Rev.  Green is  now  Pastor  of  The  Believers  Sanctuary  in Waldor,  Maryland.    

Reverend Green is a visionary leader with a clarion call to pastor and a mandate to see many who are sick healed.  In June 2016, God ordered his steps to partner with Doers of the Word under the leadership of Pastor David Wright where he serves as the associate pastor. As Reverend Green serves and assists pastors in the DMV, God assures him that the call to pastor his own church is forthcoming.  

Reverend Green lives in Waldorf, Maryland with his wife, Nicole. They have two children, Jalen and Ellyse.  Together, they are determined to impact the world for Christ.


Pastor Cleophas Malone host of R3 REAL MAN; REAL LIFE; REAL TALK

Cleophas Lee Malone Jr., born February 7, 1964, is a native of the District of Columbia, but grew up from an early age in the small town of Jarratt, Va located in Sussex County.
After graduating from Sussex Central High School in 1982, Cleophas decided to serve his country by enlisting in the United States Marine Corp.
Once that journey ended for Cleophas, another one began leading him into a career of retail sales, which has existed for well over 3 decades.
Cleophas is employed by AutoNation, which is one of the largest automobile retailers in the nation. He is currently the General Manager of (2) successful Automobile Dealership Stores located in the Laurel, MD area.
He is also a former bail bond agent, business owner and currently sits on the board of directors as Vice President of Restoration, Inc. a non-profit organization established in 2009, that is focused on helping returning citizens / ex-offenders who are looking to rebuild their lives after incarceration. Cleophas is a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather. He is an active member, partner, and tither of The Spirit of Faith Christian Center. Under the teaching Ministry of Mike and Dee Dee Freeman.
Cleophas  is a graduate of the Spirit of Faith Bible Institute. A Licensed Minister of the Gospel, An Ordained Deacon, and serves as an Usher. He is a man after God’s own heart, who is always ready and willing to serve GOD’s people, whenever and wherever he is needed. Deacon Cleophas Malone is a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather. He is an active member, partner, and tither of The Spirit of Faith Christian Center.  Under the teaching Ministry of Mike and Dee Dee Freeman.Cleophas  is a graduate of the Spirit of Faith Bible Institute. A Licensed Minister of the Gospel, An Ordained Deacon,  and serves as an Usher.  He is a man after God’s own heart, who is always ready and willing to serve GOD’s people, whenever and wherever he is needed.

R3 REAL LIFE! REAL MEN! REAL TALK! Antonio (Toney) Mitchell


Together Toney and Sanita are America’s #1 Blended Family Experts and founders of with The Perfect Family Blend. We are in the business of helping to build, nurture, and keep blended families together. Toney and Sanita help blended families navigate the challenges, obstacles, and roadblocks of building and sustaining a solid, happy family unit. On April 26, 2010, Antonio and Sanita lost their daughter Anaya Simone Mitchell at 28 weeks. To keep her legacy alive, Antonio and Sanita were led to create their non-profit Anaya’s Project Inc. “Anaya’s Project was birthed in the memory of our daughter, Anaya. Sanita Mitchell, Founder/COO The Perfect Family Blend Follow Us:  Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: @TPFamilyBlend Join us every Wednesday @8:30pm (EST) for “In The Mix with the Mitchells” Facebook/Instagram