OUR CLERGY TEAM
Lady & Minister Keena Stewart was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she is the child of teen parents who understood their responsibility to sacrifice to raise their child. Keena is the eldest of three siblings. As the eldest child, she has always been a protector and carried herself as a role model. At six years old, Keena’s mother married a man in the military, and with that union she began her love of travel. She has lived in multiple states in the US and twice in Germany. Because of this, she grew up experiencing all races, religions, and ethnicities. Keena was not raised in church but always understood the connection she had to God. At a very early age she would pray without prompting. She taught her siblings how to pray. While living in Germany at 9 years old, she was introduced to a church group that traveled around and picked up youth and brought them to church. She was compelled to be a part. She would get herself up and her siblings each Sunday morning and wait for the church van that would take her to church. She participated in the youth choir and further developed a relationship with God. Keena was re-introduced to the church at 14 and by 16 she was baptized and committed her life to Christ.
Because of Keena‘s compassionate, sensitive, and discerning spirit, she was led to the field of psychology. Keena has a Master of Science in clinical health and counseling psychology. Currently, she is a Behavior Specialist supporting children with autism and pervasive emotional disorders. She has recently begun to pursue her dreams and is working towards her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. Keena understands the importance of loving people as Christ loved and the walls that love will tear down, as she strives to love her life based on John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you... God’s Love has inspired us, strengthening us, guided us, fortified us, sheltered us, lifted us, shielded us, grounded us, and empowered us. It has allowed us to see in darkness, to hear in chaos, to speak when dumbfounded, to taste in drought, and to feel in isolation....we are God’s love!
Minister Darrell L. Parham, II was born to Pastor Darrell L. Parham, Sr and Willajean Parham. Darrell grew up in church under the leadership of his father and The Rock of Ages Worship Ministries in Camden, New Jersey. Darrell graduated from Camden High School and attended Temple University majoring in Business. He continued his education at Strayer University and holds an Associates Degree in Education. He is a proud father of three children, Darrell L. Parham, III, Jordyn Sanaa, and Liam Christopher.
His parents and close family poured into his love of rhythmic sounds at the age of six and he released this ministry in the church. Because of this gift, he traveled as a musician in ministry for years along side his uncle, Bishop Bruce V. Parham. He answered his call to minister in 2006. Darrell enjoys music and mentoring young people.
Minister Tangie Allen born to Leroy Gaskin and Thomasina Allen-Gaston, godly parents who raised her in the fear and admonition of the Lord. She accepted Christ at the age of twelve and then began her quest for the knowledge of God and purpose of her life. Tangie was called to proclaim the Gospel at the age of twenty-six under the ministry of Rock of Ages Holy Church under Bishop Raymond Walker, Jr.
She was inspired by her mentor, the late Minister Charles Stewart as she attained an Associate Degree in the Arts, Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration with emphasis in Human Resources. She is servant member of the City of Dreams Coalition as the Music Promoter and Talent, Voters, and the Chair of the Afro-American Initiatives. Her life verse- Isaiah 6:8 "Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send and who will go for us? Then said I… Here am I; send me."
Minister Diane Reed was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her education in the Philadelphia public school system where she graduated from South Philadelphia High. She then furthered her education by taking classes in Computer Accounting, where she received her certificate of completion.
In 1981, Minister Reed joined Rock of Ages Holiness Church. It was at Rock of Ages, under the leadership of Bishop Raymond Walker Jr. she learned that Holiness is a way of life. Minister Reed served on various ministries. She was the President of the Congregational Choir, she served
on the Usher Board and was a member of the Pastors Aide committee. The Lord blessed Minister Reed with a special gift of writing poetry. Her gift has led her to write for various ministries across the Tristate area.
Minister Reed declares “If Christ is in your life, there MUST be a change.”
Minister Caleb Powell is one of seven boys raised in a single parent home. Born and raised in Philadelphia Caleb grew up in North Philadelphia, now residing in West Philadelphia. As a child even with so many brothers Caleb was a lone wolf who took pride in treating others well. Forced to go to church as a nine year old, Caleb drifted away from the church as a teenager and rarely attended any spiritual functions. In 1996 God used a co-worker begin to planting seeds of faith. However, it was not until 1999 that Caleb was led to give his life to Christ and begin to study the word of God. With unshakable faith there is nothing Caleb believes he can not achieve with God. Caleb is inspired by helping others grow and connecting them with Christ, he enjoys helping wherever he is needed.
Married in 2017, Caleb and his wife Sharlette have a blended family that includes eight adult children, a total of nine grandchildren with whom he spends a great amount of time with enjoying them and their discoveries. Caleb got into fitness as a young man, as he played multiple sports in high school. Later becoming a Certified Personal Trainer. He enjoys helping others reach their full potential and becoming the best version of themselves. Caleb believes honoring God with the gifts he has been entrusted with and seeks direction for those gifts daily.
Minister Robin White-Davis was born to Edward G Robinson and Rebecca White. Growing up, she attended Rock of Ages Holiness Church under the leadership of Bishop Raymond Walker where she learned the foundation of being a Christian. In 1987, standing at the alter, she realized that she had a call on her life. This was confirmed by words from Bishop Sarah Stevens. In 2005, she became a faithful and active member of True Gospel Tabernacle COGIC, under the leadership of Bishop Ernest McNear. She became an ordained Evangelist in 2007 and embraced her gifts by leading the church's prayer line.
Now a member of the Rock Kingdom Worship Center, she is continually pushing to mature more in God. She believes that God continues to guide her purpose and positioning in the faith. Her favorite scripture-Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end."
Minister Michelle Rainer was raised and baptized at Tasker Street Baptist Church in South Philadelphia under the leadership of Reverend James Lovett II. In High school her relationship with God grew when she joined the Overbrook High Gospel Choir. After years of fellowshipping with Rock of Ages Holy Church, she officially became a member in 1997 under the leadership of Bishop Raymond Walker. Over the years she’s served God and the people of God as an usher, youth leader, choir member, praise team member, and a missionary.
Minister Michelle knew that she was called to the ministry at a young age but did not answer her calling until 2015. In March of that year she stood and gave her initial sermon becoming a licensed minister. She loves God wholeheartedly and her biggest “flex” is the ministry outside the church building, as she works at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia supporting patients and families. Minister Michelle’s favorite scripture is Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control against such things there is no law.”
Minister Jessica Q. Ross-White was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to ministers Gregory A. Ross and Jeanette K. Ross. She moved to Philadelphia with her mother and two sisters in 1989, where her love for music and servitude was birthed and cultivated. She accepted the Lord, became a member and served with her family's ministry, The Consolation Baptist Church under the leadership of her uncle, Bishop Alden A. Gaines at the age of seven. For years, she sang on the junior and young adult choirs, served as a junior usher, and event planner for the church's events. Staying in the family, she followed her cousin to New Comfort Baptist Church were she continued to sing on the choir, but began her journey and love as a Worship Leader. This activated a new level in her relationship and communion with God. As a known singer and song writer, she believes that each time she goes before the Lord singing in worship, she is seated at His feet.
Jessica is the Director of Integrated Learning and Special Projects for The School District of Philadelphia. She brings over twenty years of teaching, mentoring, volunteering, training, curriculum design, and administration experience to the ministry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University and a Masters of Science from Drexel University. As a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, she serves as the Education Director and Co-Chair for her chapter's College and Career Readiness Committee. Her push for continual growth and elevation is her reason for digging deeper into God's word and claiming her purpose in ministry. Operating with a servants heart in both Education and Ministry she believes and knows that God created her for such a time as this, which culminates one of her favorite scriptures, Esther 4:14. Jess is married with one beautiful daughter. She also serves as the COO and Worship Leader for Rock Kingdom Worship Center.
Minister Robert Felder was born to Deacon Raymond and Minister Joyce Felder. He was raised in the South Jersey area where he, along with his three younger siblings, were brought up in a God-fearing home. As member of Rock of Ages Holiness Church since the age of 5. It is here that the foundation was laid for his Christian walk. He has served faithfully in this ministry for over forty years and has served under the leading of Bishop Raymond Walker Jr., Elder Eunice Goode, and Pastor Darrell Parham, Sr.
Minister Felder accepting The Lord as his Savior at the age of 15 and accepted the call to the Ministry at the age of 31. He has found it an honor to serve in many capacities from usher, choir member, outreach, Deacon, Minister and Youth Leader to name a few. In 2018, he was blessed to travel to Africa to do missionary work were he was able to experience worship on another level.
Robert holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Eastern University, an Associates Degree in Ministry from Jameson School of Ministry, and a P3 Teaching Certification in New Jersey. Robert has been blessed with the gift of laughter and it is how he is able to make people more at ease in bleak situations. Even though he loves to laugh, he also knows how to bring it in. His main goal is to be used by God and serve using the unique gifts that God has assigned to him for the building of God’s Kingdom.
Minister Fanta M. Richardson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was raised in a God-fearing home where she was taught to love and serve the Lord. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age at the Gospel Temple Baptist Church under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. Daniel T. Black. She actively served the Lord and others through her gifts of ushering and singing on the youth choir.
Fanta later moved her membership to Rock of Ages Holy Church where her love for the Lord grew. She continued singing in the choir, serving as an usher, and being youth leader. She answered her call to the ministry in 2004 under the leadership of Pastor Eunice Goode. Her life’s verse is John 3:17, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” Fanta holds a Master of Human Service degree from Lincoln University. She is currently a Forensic Program Director for Merakey. She has over twenty years of experience teaching, mentoring, volunteering, and training others to work with individuals living with behavioral health disabilities.