Her spiritual journey began in a church where her grandparents were charter members and where her mother is still an active member. The pastor would refer to Kathy as her “little missionary”. Kathy would accompany the pastor to several mission churches where she was taught to function in every position. She was called into a teaching ministry at an early age but did not walk in that calling until later in life. She was licensed in the United Holy Church in 1984 and received her Pastoral licenses with the United Holy Church of America.
Under the leadership of Apostle Reginald and Pastor Judy Ray, Kathy became one of the original signers of the Articles of Incorporation and charter members of Firm Foundation Ministry. She was ordained and named to the pastoral staff in 2008 and appointed Pastor of Firm Foundation Ministry in March of 2009. In May, 2016 she became the lead pastor and humbly do so after serving under her friend and mentor, Apostle Reginald Ray who passed away suddenly.
Kathy has over 20 years working experience in the Programming and Management areas for several nonprofit agencies and social service agencies, writing several successful grants for each. Her experience has included writing, directing and producing social issue plays and workshops on topics ranging from parenting, diversity, disabilities, job training, tobacco use to health related education on diabetes, cancer, and hypertension.
As project director she has developed and implemented - youth financial awareness and training for entrepreneurship; youth tobacco education and adult cessation program; drug counseling; father to father mentoring for teens; summer skill enhancement and work program. In addition, Kathy wrote and published a quarterly magazine, community flyers/brochures, grants and proposals.
Kathy was the Artistic Director for Rainbow Repertory Company a non-profit theatrical repertory group bridging the gap between the arts and community. Rainbow provides services to governmental, business, civic, and community sectors. Starting at the Player Guild in a Christmas Carol she went on to be in A my name is Alice, To Kill a Mockingbird, Proposals, Fences Between, Song Sung Blues, & many plays produced by Rainbow Repertory Company where she was an actor in or directed (1994-2014). Her favorite plays she directed were For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide when the Rainbow was enough, and Mahalia. She has written 5 songs, 4 full length plays and a host of mini skits. Her last play, “The Caravans” based on the Albertina Walker and the Caravans.
She has served as member on the Board of Trustees of five agencies and volunteer for many community endeavors. She was employed at UPS as a part-time clerk for 33 years.
Pastor is currently working on her D.Min. having graduate from Grace Bible College with her Bachelors and Liberty University with her Masters.
Firm Foundation Ministry is an outreach ministry planted in this area to:
Reach the unchurched, the unsaved, bruised, broken hearted and disillusioned saints.
Train people to become leaders, to encourage everyone to take the word of God taught to them, and pour it out into the lives of others. We are on assignment to proclaim the good news of the gospel until you and your family advance to the land of plenty. That you prosper in every area of life.
The VISION of Firm Foundation Ministry is to inspire, train, equip, and release leaders to the nations. We believe that you are a leader and that God has a plan for your life.
Our MISSION is to equip you with a firm foundation so that you being rooted and grounded in truth may grow to maturity in Christ; to provide an environment that your gifts may be exercised and perfected; and then release you to the nations as a mighty conquering warrior.
We accomplish this by what is referred to as the 5 Pillars of Firm Foundation Ministry:
Exalting, Equipping, Evangelizing, Educating, and Empowering
1. Exalting Christ as Lord and Savior
2. Equipping the Saints
3. Evangelizing the Lost
4. Educating Our Spirit and Mind
5. Empowering God’s People
What We Believe
That the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost.
That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and are in need of salvation. Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men.
That the Church consists of all those who receive Jesus Christ as their personal savior.
That the infilling of the Holy Ghost is an experience subsequent to salvation, and that it is the will of God that all be filled.
That healing is provided in the redemptive work
What we believe in:
We believe there is only one true and living God. He is immutable, indefatigable and infinite. He is not only a reality; He is the Ultimate Reality, an intelligent Spirit, and the Creator of all. He is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus is Savior, Lord Christ, and the incarnate reality of God. He was the walking revelation of God's love to humanity; He embodied grace; He died on the cross for the redemption of God's creation; He got up on Easter morning to confirm to the world that God is still in control of Heaven and Earth.
We believe in the Holy Spirit; the Holy Spirit is Christ in present tense empowering the believer, energizing the church and encouraging Christians that God is still with us; He convicts us of sin; He points us to truth; He leads us into righteousness.
We believe in the church; the church is the prolonged incarnation of Jesus Christ; His body, bride and building witnessing to the world through word and sacrament; the church is a fellowship of regenerated men and women called out to live together in community life.
We believe that the scripture is God's word; It is his written authority for the Church; the scripture was given to ordinary men through inspiration; the scripture is inerrant in principle and infallible in content.
RESET 2020 (focus): Faith, Family, Finances, Feelings. Everything is Going our Way in the Lord.
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