Ministerial Staff

Rev. Debra Renee Page

Ministerial Staff, Intercessor and Psalmist

Is a devoted wife, mother, mentor, teacher and psalmist.  A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Reverend Page attended Alexandria City Public Schools and is a graduate of T.C. Williams High School. After her marriage to Louis Page, she and her husband served in the ministry at Evangel Temple in Washington, D.C.  Reverend Page and her family later united with the Tree of Life Christian Ministries in Alexandria, VA, where she was ordained in July of 2000 under Pastorate of James and Marcia Robinson.  Reverend Page served on the Board of Directors and ministries of intercession, alter, and worship.  She is looking forward to retirement in the near future from the Alexandria City Public School system.

This dynamic, free spirited, fun loving, woman of God exudes grace and compassion. Leading others into the presence of God through worship and operating in her prophetic gift as the Lord leads her, is her passion.  Reverend Page is an anointed soloist yielded to God for His purpose and glory to be made manifested in the lives of others, to remove burdens, destroy yolks and set the captives free.

The one hundredth division of Psalms rings in her heart, it reads:  Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. (KJV)

Reverend Page began her relationship with Christ at 6 years of age. She is a walking love magnet committed to edifying, uplifting and strengthening others in love while endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.  Reverend Page firmly believes “it’s something about praising God that has brought change in her life”.  Her characteristics are that of integrity, great faith, diligence, and humility. She thoroughly enjoys the Word of God, spiritual warfare, counseling others, and seeing people reach their full potential in God.

She served in the United States Army Reserves First of the three hundred and twentieth eightieth division training WAC Battalion, as well as a Senior drill Sergeant Instructor/Retention,  of Non-Commissioned Officer, where she trained basic training recruits, Drill Sergeants, and a host of Army Reserve soldiers.  She is best known in the Washington DC area as a "Future Feature Leader Trainer".  After 20 years of service she retired honorably from the United States Army Reserves and went on to continually used by God to impart His Word directly into the lives of many youth and their families through her home daycare center.

In addition to being a minister, she is a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  Reverend Page has been married to Elder Louis A. Page for forty one years. They have four children, Imani (deceased), Geneva, Lauren, Joshua, and five grandchildren that they love unconditionally.

To God be all the Glory for the things He has done!


Rev. Jo Anne Knox

Ministerial Staff / Evangelism Department

Rev. Jo Anne accepted Jesus Christ and was baptized at an early age and later in her life at 37 she started walking the path of sanctification.  She rededicated her life at Resurrection United Methodist Church located in Brandywine, MD where she served for two years in the Outreach Committee Ministry.

In 2017 God lead and confirmed Rev. JoAnne and her husband to the next phase in their life of spiritual education and training, where he directed them to be seated and taught under the leadership of Pastors James & Marcia Robinson of The Tree of Life Christian Ministries, Clinton Md. Where she and her husband of 19 years faithfully accepted the role as a servant and leader in the Evangelism Ministry. They have three children, five grandchildren and one great granddaughter, and through the next generation God has assured her that the good work He began in them will continue until it is completed on the day when Jesus Christ returns (Phil. 1:6).

God led and confirmed her next level of deliverance at Save the Seed Ministry located in Waldorf, MD where she became a member and served faithfully unto God for 9 years.  She eagerly attended Wednesday Bible Study and Friday Night Discipleship Class which taught her how to study and apply the word of God to her life which gave her the true meaning of walking by faith not by sight. As her responsibilities increased, feeling overloaded, she went to God for instruction and was quickly chastised where God spoke clearly “I know what you have on your plate.”  At this time in her life, she did not know God was training her to be faithful over the little to receive the much that he was preparing for her next level. God had placed in her hands the responsible of overseeing and effectively managing two ministries (Biblical Communications and Housekeeping), while still assisting the Hospitality Ministry, working with the outside maintenance crew, meeting monthly with her department team in addition to being a weekly participant in the Intercessory Prayer Team. God touched her heart to move forward which landed her feet at Son Rise Ministry International Church.  There she was planted for 7 years.  During this assignment she served as Personal Assistant to her Pastors.


While serving in Community Relations, she strictly worked hands on with business owners and managers in community organizations, developing and building ongoing positive relationships to support the church’s goal in the developing of a community of disciples, perfected in the image and after the likeness of Jesus Christ.  Through her continuous effort she was able to solicit funds for many of the projects, helping to support the church construction and to support the annual youth conference. In 2013, Minister JoAnne was ordained as an Elder at Family Life Worship Center International.  There she served willingly wherever God required, using the many gifts that God has given her, Elder Jo Anne open and freely supported the church in numerous ways and assisted her husband with the assignment that God had given him during that season of teaching the men about becoming a Kingdom Man. Elder JoAnne also taught a bible study class for the young adults which met twice a month.  As an Elder, she was also asked to speak before the congregation. However, she knew that in the future many of her assignments would be tied to current and forth coming church events at Family Life Worship Center International.  And as an Elder this created an opportunity for her to minister the word of God as well as doing the work of introducing Christ to the guests who attend these events. Where she still serve as an active Board Member

In 2012 she and her husband received Certificates of Completion for “Understanding Dreams and Visions I & II” Evangel Cathedral Bible School, Upper Marlboro, MD.

Also that same year she completed the 4-day, 48-hour course at the Institute for Spiritual Development (ISD) ‘The Art of Hearing God’ which is an in-depth training program that exists to nurture individuals in the art of hearing God, dreams and visions, and the realm of the supernatural.  This class mentors those with revelatory gifts so they might grow in deeper intimacy with God.  This course is instructed and written by John Paul Jackson, Streams Ministries, Flower Mound, TX.

November 2002 & 2003 - Attended Leadership and Administration Workshop Classes at New Light Church in Houston, TX.


Rev. Calvin Knox

Ministerial Staff / Evangelism

Rev. Knox accepted the Lord Jesus Christ in 1977 at First Baptist Church, of Glenarden, MD, and received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in 2002.  Without a true commitment in his walk with God  was not until 2008, he was challenged by Pastor Bennie Walls of Son Rise Ministry International Church, Waldorf, MD. to put his hands to the plow to serve as the youth pastor.

Since that day of challenge he has faithfully accepted his role in the prophetic area as a prophet. In 2017 God lead and confirmed Rev. Knox and his wife Rev. JoAnne to the next phase in their life of spiritual education and training, where he directed them to be seated and taught under the leadership of Pastors James & Marcia Robinson of The Tree of Life Christian Ministries in Clinton MD.

He enjoys spending time with the Lord and he is excited about what God is doing and will do with him and the men who are faithfully attending the men’s’ fellowship. He currently serves at The Tree of Life Christian Ministries and now walks in the role along with His wife of 19 years as head of the Evangelism Ministry.

Rev. Knox was licensed as a minister at Son Rise Ministry International Church, where he was assigned the position as Director of Transportation, taught in the New Believer’s Class and as a Youth Pastor, assisted by his wife He taught children ages 3 to18, planning outside activities, preparing class assignments and tests for the youth. Well rounded he prepared and set-up camera and television equipment for live local and out-of-state programming.  Rev. Knox also served as Leader and Counselor to conduct and schedule meetings for participants and to provide cross-counseling and bible studies for in-house ministry of approximately 200 male residents.  In 2013, He was ordained as an Elder and Prophet at Family Life Worship Center International. For a season, God laid on his heart to teach men about becoming a Kingdom Man. Conducting weekly bible studies and was also asked from time to time, to speak before the congregation.

In 2012, he received Certificate of Completion for “The School of the Prophets I & II” at Evangel Cathedral Bible School, Upper Marlboro, MD. That same year he also completed the 4-day, 48-hour course at the Institute for Spiritual Development (ISD) ‘The Art of Hearing God’ which is an in-depth training program that exists to nurture individuals in the art of hearing God, dreams and visions, and the realm of the supernatural.  This class mentors those with revelatory gifts so they might grow in a deeper intimacy with God. He and his wife Jo Ann have three wonderful children, five grandchildren and one great granddaughter, are all very active in their lives.

Rev Portia T. Robinson

Ministerial Staff /Trustee / Singles Ministry

Rev. Portia Robinson,

Is a native Washingtonian with one of her earliest recollections being reciting John 11:35 KJV  “Jesus Wept” on Sunday morning in front of the congregation at the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church.  She was later enrolled in Nativity Catholic School, in North West Washington, where at a very young age she quickly developed a fear, respect, adoration and love for God the Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! It was during this time that she also developed an affinity for praise & worship with “Alleluia”, sung  by School nuns in the cathedral ceiling acoustics of the Catholic Church, being the very the first song she ever loved!  Portia is the eldest daughter of Pastors James and Marcia Robinson of the Tree of Life Christian Ministries in Clinton MD, where she serves as a Trustee, Bible Study Teacher, and is a active member of the Singles, Hospitality, Intercession, Women's and Evangelism Ministries. She displays incredible biblical insight as an astute student and capable student in the Word of God.

In addition to the love for her family, Portia has great love for animals and her eclectic interests include, but are not limited to: home improvements, music, sewing, skiing, bowling; reading, and now writing.  While Portia has a fondness for many scriptures, a few of her favorites are: Psalms 51:10 KJV, Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV, Matthew 5:8 KJVLuke 6:31 KJV  And of course…John 11:35 KJV - “Jesus Wept”. .It is truly Rev. Portia’s desire to live her life as if it were GOLDEN…..seeing life as through the eyes of a child…without preconceived notion, fear, reservation or judgment, but rather totally believing, trusting and depending on God...with an amazing curiosity, with purity, innocence and an incorruptible, unblemished willingness to LOVE unconditionally.   Portia’s motto:  Stay Gold…Be Blessed! 

Rev. Sabrina Roberts

Ministerial Staff / Intercessor

In September 1977, Rev. Sabrina Roberts received Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord.  In May 1986, she received her call to the ministry and has been functioning in the office of a Teacher, according to Ephesians 4.  In January 2009, Sabrina was licensed as a Minister to preach the Gospel.In February 1996, according to God-given vision, “Awaken the people of God back to God” (Romans 13:11), her assignment was to nurture women with the love of Christ and the Word of God.  As a platform for the vision, in February 2001, she was led to establish a 501(c)(3) non-profit outreach ministry, “Faith Walk Ministry, Inc.”.

As a result of God’s calling on Rev. Roberts life and herb desire as a servant of God and her passion to see women’s lives transformed upwardly, inwardly, and outwardly she was blessed with an opportunity to enhance her theological foundation.  In August 2007, she attended Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland and obtained an Associate and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies.  She continued on and received her Master of Divinity with a Counseling emphasis on January 2015 at Capital Seminary and Graduate School, Greenbelt, Maryland, formerly known as Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, Maryland. Since June 1998, she teaches a Women’s Bible Study group and/or a one-on-one counseling session biweekly on Saturday at the Arlington Detention Center in Arlington, Virginia (Matthew 25:34-39; Matthew 28:19-20).

Since July 2012, under the umbrella of Faith Walk Ministry, Rev, Sabrina established “Table Talk,” a place where women gather together once a month to concentrate on God’s Kingdom while learning the truths of God’s Word – the Bible – so that we can live and work in society as daughters of the Kingdom (Matthew 5:13-16; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 2 Peter 1:2-11).  Since September 2018, she is a Professor with Church Equipping Ministries International, Inc. (C.E.M.I.) headquartered in Temple Hills, Maryland, teaching a 12-week Bible Course at their accredited School of Theology to Ministry Leaders in Ekiti, Nigeria via WhatsApp (face-to-face/group call via cellphone) (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21).

Rev. Sabrina has done extensive amounts of teaching – in her neighborhood, lunch hour Bible Study on her former job, in various Churches, in Senior Citizen’s buildings, and Conferences in the Metropolitan Area and North Carolina.  Because of her love for God’s image bearers, in October 2004-May 2009, in collaboration with Pilgrim Baptist Church, New Samaritan Baptist Church, Children’s Defense Fund, and the Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, she established, coordinated, and managed a seasonal free Tax Site for low-income citizens in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Since February 2013, she has been a member of the Tree of Life Christian Ministries in Clinton, Maryland under the guidance of Pastors James and Marcia Robinson and since March 2018, she serves as a prayer intercessor.   Rev.  Sabrina is a native of Washington, D.C.  She is a devoted wife to Donald, loving mother to Nicole, and a proud grandmother of Kevin, Darien, Donald, III and Nicholas.


Rev. Mike Johnson

Ministerial Staff / Music Department

Rev. Johnson

Rev. Mike “Maestro” Johnson is a native of Washington, DC. He has been in his current position as Minister of Music at the Tree of Life Christian Ministries in Clinton Md. since September 2018. Prior to his current position, he was a Musician, Choir Director, and later appointed as Minister of Music of the former Harvey Memorial Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Pervis “Fireball” McKenny later renamed The Master’s Touch Praise Ministries under the leadership of Bishop Vincent A. Charity.  Mike Johnson was licensed to preach the gospel in 2008. Rev. Johnson was educated in the DC Public School System and is presently employed in DCPS as a Special Educational Paraprofessional and Music Director for the last 24 years. He has also held Music Director positions at Union Wesley A.M.E Zion Church, Varrick A.M.E Zion Church, Young’s Memorial Holiness Church and assisted many other churches in the metropolitan area. Mike is married to the former Catina Lewter and is the proud father of two sons, Antonio Lewter, Isaiah Johnson, one daughter, Aaliyah Johnson and is expecting a new arrival in February 2019.  Mike is grateful to God for every blessing in his life.  He has a heart for our youth, striving to instill in them the importance of looking on life positively and respectfully.  Encouraging them to be the best they can be.


Rev. Vernon Armstead

Ministerial Staff / Men's Fellowship

Rev. Armstead was born in South East Washington, D.C. and came to God at the early age of 11, where he attended Fort Dupont Park Seventh Day Adventist Church. Like most he drifted away from the church and his early commitment to God and experienced the pain of being outside of Gods will, like Jesus he learned obedience through the things he suffered (Heb 5:8).  In his adult years, he re-established his connection with God through attending Miracle Temple Non-Denominational Church in the 14 years he was there he recommitted his life to Christ and absolute nothing has been the same. He pursued and obtained his master’s Plumbing License in the state of Maryland and Virginia where he is currently the proud owner of Vernon’s Plumbing and Heating. Rev. Armstead’s spiritual life reflects in all that he does. In 2014, God transitioned Rev. Armstead to the Tree of Life Christian Ministries under the Leadership of Pastors James & Marcia Robinson. He almost immediately put his hands to the plow and currently heads the Security Department, leads the ever expanding Men’s Fellowship and ministers in the Prison Ministries at Oak Hill Juvenile Detention Center. Rev. Armstead is supported by his lovely wife and has three daughters, 1 son, and 4 grandchildren. His motto is all I know to do, is give thanks and praise His Holy Name!!!!   

Rev. Gwendolyn Neaomie Adams

Ministerial Staff

Rev. Adams is a true Proverbs 22:6 child. It states - Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Gwen experienced many things including emotional, mental, and physical abuse as a young child. People, places, and things could not ease her pain, guilt or shame. Her heart’s cry was for change and yet she knew she could not do it herself. God not only heard her prayers, but He heard those interceding on her behalf and began drawing her to Him. In 1994, she rededicated her life unto the Lord and has not looked or turned back.

As a member of Tree of Life Christian Ministry under the leadership and tutelage of Pastors James and Marcia Robinson, Gwen considers it a privilege to be a part of the Ministerial Staff, Intercessory Prayer and the Praise and Worship Team.

Gwen has a tremendous love for the people of God. To this day she continues working with residents in Southeast Washington DC. She considers it a ministry to teach healthy eating and stress management to a community where many are sick, stuck and disappointed. Her passion is to share God’s love and promote awareness against obesity and abuse which causes people not to see themselves as being fearfully and wonderfully made by God.

Gwen is the CEO and Founder of Transformation Circles, a Certified Weight Loss Coach, Herbalist, Published Author and Certified Reflexologist. She is purposed to help people with weight lost concerns look at food and weight differently so that they can live healthier lives. Once there herself, Gwen understands fully the risk of being morbidly obese and how the obesity epidemic is affecting a vast majority of Americans. Over the years, she had discovered and now declares “that it was not what I was eating, but what was eating me”.

Retired from DC Housing Finance Agency since 2009, Gwen is happily married to Jeffrey Adams. The Adams have been blessed by God with one son, a lovely daughter-in-law and two awesome grandchildren.

The manifestation of God’s promise that her latter days would be better than former are coming to pass and beyond.
The Joy of the Lord is My Strength – Nehemiah 8:10

Rev. Trenita Thomas

Ministerial Staff / Intercessor

Rev. Thomas

Was born and raised in Washington D.C. and although she was raised in the church, she did not accept and receive Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior until the age of 32.  Since that time she has gone on to serve the Lord in many capacities, ministering through song, teaching/singing/praying at various nursing homes throughout the DMV as well as a Women’s shelter in D.C.  In addition, Rev. Trenita also served as Founder of a Women’s group called S.W.A.G. which stands for Sister’s with a Glow- which was established in September 2011. The group has been instrumental in bringing about healing for Women, married and single alike. To God be the Glory!  Part of the mission statement reads “Sisters helping Sisters grow in grace, love, and the knowledge of Christ”.

Rev. Trenita was ordained a Minister of the gospel by Pastors Robinson in October 2014 and is often called upon to exhort, and minister on Sunday morning and to teach on Thursday night Bible Studies. A powerful presence and instrument in the hands of God, she is currently serving as a teacher for the New Members/Spiritual Gifts Class, and is a member of the Ministerial and Intercessory staff. She has one adult daughter-Tynisha Pope and one granddaughter Natalia Pope, and is on a single journey with the Lord at this time which she has found to be extremely rewarding, dedicating this time to falling more in love with Jesus, basking in the SON-shine! Having been redeemed from the hand of the enemy, Trenita takes every opportunity she can to SAY SO!


Rev. Lakishia Moncree

Ministerial Staff / Intercessor

Rev. Moncree

Attends Tree of Life Christian Ministries located in Clinton, MD, where she serves as a Youth Ministry Teacher and Intercessor.  Lakishia accepted Christ as a child and recommitted her life to Him as a young adult at the age of 23. She is the mother of three children, Amber, Joshua, and Caleb. Lakishia loves family, people and desires to see all souls come to the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus and His Kingdom.  She is currently in a Coaching Program called “Understanding Your Greatness”, where she is taught about being the Dunamis Woman that God has created her to be and she is in training to become a Life Coach to teach others as well.

Lakishia always has an optimistic attitude, no matter what comes her way.  She loves the Lord and has a strong desire to fulfill the purpose and will He has predestined her for before she was conceived in her mother’s womb.

May the Lord be praised!! AMEN.-

Rev. John Acquaah

Ministerial Staff / Chief Intercessor

Rev. Acquaah

Was born in Accra, Ghana where he lived before migrating to the United States to further his studies. During this time in his life, he came to Virginia where he took the hand of fellowship with TOLCM, a church where he continues to grow in the Lord daily.

Rev. John loves to praise the Lord, encourages others who may need a word of encouragement, and esteems others better than himself. He is often called upon to exhort, and minister on Sunday morning and to teach on Thursday night Bible Studies. He is His prayer to the Lord is to have mercy on all His people, and continue to guide and protect us from this world. Rev. John was ordained a minister of the gospel in October 2014 by Pastors James and Marcia Robinson of TOLCM. He is appointed as the Chief Intercessor, and it is his work to pray for himself and intercede for others: so those who do not know the Lord may have that grace to know the Lord and have a relationship with Him.

Rev. Kim Newman

Ministerial Staff


Rev. Kimberly (Kim) Newman was ordained by Pastors Robinson as a minister of the gospel in October 2014 and has served in numerous community outreach events and ministries fulfilling her heart’s desire to serve God through serving others. And currently serves on New Members and Spiritual Orientation Committee and an intercessor at the Tree of Life Christian Ministries.

Rev. Kim has a passion for families: believing that families are the foundation of the Body of Christ. She has a heart to serve, strengthen and build up mothers and the husband/wife relationship. She desires to get parents in place where they can produce Godly seeds, children, mighty arrows perfectly designed to destroy what Satan has established on the earth.

While spending the majority of her time with her family serving her husband of almost 18 years and her 4 children, she also finds time to provide accounting services to small Christian-owned community service oriented business.  She holds a BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a certificate in accounting.


And finally, if you speak to her for any length of time you will come to know her motto “Everything through Prayer!”

Rev. Martha Hall

Pastoral Council

Rev. Martha Hall was born in Buckingham, VA, on January 4, 1938, to Sarah Jefferson Harper and Samuel Harper. She is the second of two siblings. She grew up in Buckingham and attended segregated schools during her elementary and high school years. In June 1957, she graduated from Carter G. Woodson High School. In February 1958, she moved to Alexandria, VA, where she began work at Alexandria Hospital as a nourishment girl. In 1968, Rev. Hall attended the Alexandria Beauty Academy and in 1969 became a licensed beautician. Now retired she was a proprietor of Hall and Bailey House of Beauty.

After moving to Alexandria, she was introduced to Alexander John Hall, who became the light in her life. They were married on January 20, 1959. They have three beautiful children: Chiquita Hall Kyle, Debra Hall, and John Hall. She was baptized at the age of 9 at the Union Hill Baptist Church in Buckingham. In 1973, Rev. Hall went to a prayer meeting at the Rock of Ages Church in Washington, DC, where she experienced the power and baptism of the Holy Spirit. The Lord led her to join Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church. She attended Tuesday Night Bible School and in 1977 was ordained as a deaconess. She joined the prayer band and was a member of the Trustee Board and the gospel choir.

In October 1987, the Halls visited and later joined the Sanctuary of Praise in Alexandria. The preachers were coming and going, but the Halls stayed. Pastor James Robinson, the last pastor to come to the church, stayed. God gave him the vision to “go forth” and the Tree of Life Christian Ministries was born. The Halls were two of the original members and served on the Board of Directors. Over the years, Rev. Hall has been active in several ministries including intercessory prayer, family life, benevolence, and praise and worship. Currently, she serves as an intercessor and a teacher for the Believers 101 class.

Rev. Hall was ordained as a Minister of Intercession at the Tree of Life Christian Ministries on July 30, 2000. She learned to pray at an early age and developed a strong knowledge about praying. On May 17, 1987, she started a prayer line that is still in operation today. She is appointed as an intercessor and it is her work to intercede. Her great life’s work, like Christ’s, is intercession–to pray for believers and those who do not yet know God.

Rev. Robyn White

Church Administrator/ Ministerial Staff

Rev. Robyn White was born in Emporia, VA, where she lived until the age of 10, at which time her family moved to New York. Rev. White moved from New York and her family to begin her life’s journey, which has taken her along many twists and turns. She currently lives in Waldorf, MD, with her daughter Rickee and son Erik.

In November of 1996, Rev. White found herself at an intersection along her life’s path, not knowing her destination nor the direction to take. It was at this time that she was invited to the Tree of Life Christian Ministries and introduced to a Man named Jesus who not only saved her but gave her a new life with purpose and direction. He has touched a portion within her that she did not know existed and now what exists inside her is more precious than anything on the outside. He is more than a Savior, more than a Comforter, more than a friend. He is her life. Without Him there would be no reason to live.

Under the leadership and tutelage of Pastors James and Marcia Robinson and the Ministerial staff at the Tree Of Life Christian Ministries, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Rev. White has grown in her relationship and commitment with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of the Most High God. She is the Church Administrator, a teacher in the Education Department of the Tree Of Life Christian Ministries ministering in the Youth Department and Family Life Ministries Bible Study.  Rev. White also serves in several other capacities. Pastor James Robinson ordained her a Minister of the Gospel in January 2004.  She is purposed to reach within others in order to touch and engage that inner portion (the spirit which is created in God’s image) and empower the spirit in others as it has been empowered in her to overcome this world and stretch towards the path that will lead us all home.  Rev. White dies daily to fulfill her commission and is committed to the One who loved her so much that He died for her.