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Bishop C. Guy Robinson

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C. Guy Robinson is a bishop, pastor, and musician with decades of experience in serving the kingdom of God. He serves as pastor of the Tabernacle of the Lord Church in Baltimore, Maryland. He also serves as Maryland State Bishop in the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship. As a composer, his music has been recorded by numerous gospel music artists, including the Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar Mass Choir, Bishop T. D. Jakes and the Potter's House Choir, the Wilmington-Chester Mass Choir, the Gospel Music Workshop's Women of Worship, the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship's Daughters of the Promise Choir, and Eric Waddell and the Abundant Life Singers. Bishop Robinson has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music (piano) from Morgan State University, a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in marriage and family counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He also serves as an adjunct professor/lecturer in the School of Social Work at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, specializing in critical analysis of the impact of spirituality and religious disciplines in the helping professions and upon social constructs. Bishop Robinson and his wife Sandra are the parents of four children: Candice, Cameron, Sydney, and Lauryn.

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Rev. Patricia Hales Fears

Rev. Patricia Hailes Fears is a daughter of Fellowship Baptist Church.  She was called to be the second pastor of Fellowship in October of 2016.  She is a native of New Bedford, Mass but has called Washington, DC home for a number of years.  Reverend Fears served enthusiastically, and creatively, prior to becoming Pastor, at the Westover Baptist Church in Arlington, Virginia. 

Reverend Fears has a passion to serve the Lord and a creative spirit.  Her ministerial resume includes youth, health, and educational leadership.  Humbly submitting to the irresistible call, Reverend Fears was ordained, she believes, to preach the simple message of God’s love, compassion and requirements to a world constricted by complexity.  “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

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Rev. Dr. Thuam Khai

Rev. Dr. Thuam Khai is an American Baptist-endorsed military chaplain and senior pastor of Siyin Chin Baptist Church, Laurel, Md. Dr. Khai is the President at Judson Bible College, Chaplain (Captain) of the Army Reserve, serves on the Board of Directors of DC Baptist Convention, and serves as Special Assistant for Myanmar to Rev. Leslie Turley, SE Asia Director of International Ministries, ABC-USA.

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Dr. Joanne Frederick

Dr. Joanne Frederick, also known as “Dr. J” is a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.  She has been in the field of Counseling for over 28 years as a University Professor and a Counselor in Private Practice and specializes in treating people with Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, Terminal illnesses, and learning disabilities. She works with individuals, couples, groups, adults and children.

She holds a Doctorate Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the George Washington University, a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Baltimore and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Morgan State University. 

​Her work is featured in media outlets such as CNN.com, Forbes health.com WJLA ABC- 7, Allure.com, Today.com, Black News Channel, and The Grio, to name a few.  Dr. Frederick is a mother of 3, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and she takes pride in her Caribbean-American Heritage.

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Pastor Jevon Billups has over 20 years of service in local churches, regional fellowships and national organizations. Pastor Billups currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Dominion Life Center in Largo, MD.  Pastor Billups, also affectionately known as "Pastor B," is an experienced conference and convocation preacher, revivalist, seminar presenter, teacher, worship leader and minister of music. Pastor B has been blessed with opportunities to serve in various leadership capacities with local and international organizations, including financial institutions, para-church organizations, private corporations, small businesses and educational enrichment programs.

​Pastor Billups is a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar Pre-Engineering High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Education from Faith Christian University and Schools. He has furthered his education by earning credentials in several areas where he now serves the community as a mental health educator and coach.  Pastor Billups currently serves as the Mental Health Coordinator for the DC Baptist Convention.

Pastor Billups accepted his call into the ministry of preaching and teaching the Word on June 25, 1999. His initial sermon was preached on July 18, 1999 at Crusaders Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. He was ordained on April 3, 2004.

​Pastor Billups is proud father of four wonderful children.

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