IHCF Leadership

Team

Dr. Jennifer Thomas

Director of Operations Support

Family
I have been married to my husband, Carlin for 10 years and we have two children.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Read, I will literally read anything. 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Never apologize for being and yourself.

If you could be Queen for a day, what would you change in the world?
I would decree that all leaders are required to spend a day in the life of someone who serves them. I think it would change perspectives and allow leaders to be more compassionate. Experience is often our greatest teacher.

What movie can you watch over and over and never get tired of?
The Color Purple

Minister Clarence Jacobs

director of facilities

Family
I have been married to my wife, Brenda for 27 years.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Relax, smoking premier meats, .

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Be a gentleman and a scholar.

If you could be king for a day, what would you change in the world?
World Peace.

What movie can you watch over and over and never get tired of?
The Ocean (eleven) series

Minister Michelle Warden

Adminstator

Family
I have been married to my husband, Marquis for 5 years and have three daughters.

What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time, my guilty pleasure is reality TV shows.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t get mad at constructive criticism, when it comes from someone you know loves you, cares about you, or truly has your best interest at heart.

If you could be Queen for a day, what would you change in the world?
There are so many things I would want to change, but I would start with our health care system…making sure everyone has access to REAL affordable Healthcare to truly take care of physical and mental health. Along with being able to receive necessary perceptions for free.  

Fun Fact
Me and my daughter won free cars. 

Keith Norris

Minister of Music

Education
Bachelor of Science

Previous Lines of Work
Government, Aircraft, Full-time ministry

Family
My wife, Kristy and I have been married for eight years. I have seven children.

Fun Fact
I can type 85WPM, I speak Spanish, I write poetry, play basketball, referee, coach basketball and mentor.

Supporting Staff

  • Megan Jackson- Praise & Worship Lead
  • Kim Clay – Choir Director
  • PJ Clerkley – Drummer

Elder William Cromartie

Men's Fellowship Director

Family
I have been married to my wife, Angela for 24 years and I have four children.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Study the Word of God, play basketball and cut the grass (it’s therapeutic).

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Be yourself.

If you could be king for a day, what would you change in the world?
Poverty.

What movie can you watch over and over and never get tired of?
The Equalizer #1.

Minister Patricia Fennell

Women's Fellowship director

Family

I have been married to my husband, Kenneth Fennell for more than 32 years. Together, we have two children. 

What do you like to do in your free time?
Work with the homeless community and read. 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Always try to give more than I receive.

If you could be queen for a day, what would you change in the world?
Injustice.

What movie can you watch over and over and never get tired of?
Forrest Gump

Minister Tamara Prater

Youth Ministry director

Family
I have two children and two grandchildren. 

Line of Work
Nurse

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

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Fun Fact
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What is your favorite movie? 

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Deacon Delton & Min. Brandi McCreary

Teen Ministry Directors

Family
We have two sons, Marcell (15) and Mysen (5).

What was cool when you were younger, but isn’t cool now?
Beepers and pagers – Delton

What might people find surprising about you?
I have 19 siblings. – Delton

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Accept people for who they are. – Delton

Whenever you go somewhere, know how to get back home. -Brandi

What are some unusual places you’ve been?
Driving underwater in a tunnel to Canada. – Brandi

Lavada Howell

Singles ministry director

Family
Happily Single. However, I have 7 brothers and 3 sisters making me an auntie of a host of nieces and nephews. 

When you are not at church, what line of work are you in? 
I am a school Librarian.

What’s your favorite movie?

It’s a toss up between The Color Purple and The Help

What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy traveling, reading, hiking and writing.

What was cool when you were younger, but isn’t cool now? Recording tv shows with a VCR.

Justina Perry

hospitality Director

What is a fun fact about yourself?
My junior and senior year of high school, I was employed as a school bus driver. 

What do you like to do in your free time?
Design merch with my embroidery and circuit maker machines.

What is your favorite movie?
Love Jones

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Always love and be true to yourself and never let others determine your worth. 

What was cool when you were younger, but isn’t cool now?
When I was in high school, we all used to meet at the park every Sunday for music, games, & fun.