2018 Fall Jubilee
Bishop Ronald L Demery, Jr. pastors the Bible Way Church of Washington, DC, with a compassionate heart fueled by God's divine Holy Spirit and power. His authentic love for God's people is seen through the way he ministers the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Bishop 0emery's one-on-one discipleship, preaching, and practical Bible teaching evokes a desire in others to experience an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ leading to salvation and spiritual maturity.
Bishop Demery was born to the late Ronald Lee Demery, Sr., and Barbara Demery in Washington DC. As a child, he attended Scripture Church and Bible Way Church along with his parents. In 1994, he was baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ at Bible Way Church and shortly thereafter he received the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Bishop Demery attributes his Christian formation to his grandparents, Pastor Emeritus, Apostle James Silver and Mother Vera Silver. During his childhood under his grandparents' tutelage, he was introduced to the fundamentals of Biblicalprincip&es.As he grew into a young man, his quest for a deeper understanding of God's Word became a blueprint to his call into the ministry nourished and encouraged by both his parents and grandparents.
In 1991, Bishop Demery graduated from Coolidge High School and in that same year began attending the University of the District of Columbia majoring in business management. It was in the previous year, 1990, that he was introduced to the bride of his youth at the age of 17. They married in 1995 and to this union were born three gifted children:Aniya,Autumn4Jimmie, and James who are also actively invotved in ministry.
Bishop Demery worked for 21 years as a Department Manager with the Super Value Corporation. In this position, he acquired managerial skills and customer service experience which has enhanced his role as Pastor.
Bishop Demery was an instructor at the Bible Way Educational Center where he taught catechism for Ministers and Elders Ordination Preparation. He was instrumental in assisting with the development of the weekly Bible Study curriculum for the congregation. Bishop Demery served on the Deacon Board for two years and was the auxiliary Director of the Brotherhood Fellowship Club for five years.
In 2007, Bishop Demery was appointed by Apostle Silver to be the Youth Director of Generation Next Youth Ministry. He, along with his wife, Lady Lashawn, restructured and revitalized Bible Way's Youth Ministry.As Youth Director, he sought anointed men and women to work under his leadership which led to the successfulimpleme-ntation of a balanced youth program/ministry. This youth ministry provided practical Biblical teachings. Bishop Demery was the visionary of the annual youth conference (200842012)where many youth and adult lives were transformed through the Word of life. He also served as a Camp Site Pastor for "Camp Joi', a Christian summer camp for youth in the church as well as youth from the community which provided fun/Christ4filled activities and services leading youth to salvation.
In 2013, Bishop Demery was appointed Interim Pastor by Apostle James Silver. After serving one year as the Interim Pastor, he was selected to be the third pastor of Bible Way Church of Washington, DC.
In 2015, he was elevated to the office of the Bishop.
Bishop Demery currently serves as a visionary Pastor who envisions the Church as a holistic place of worship ministering to the complete person in mind, body, spirit and soul.
Stellar Award nominated and Anointed Sounds Records gospel group, Charles Butler & Trinity, has become one of the most promising gospel virtuosos in the country. Their signature sound infuses traditional and contemporary gospel music that has presented the Washington, DC, based ensemble with infinite opportunities to spread the message of God’s unchanging love for the world. What’s more, “Taking the world for Christ” has remained the group’s mantra since their inception.
In 2016, Trinity released their sophomore project Make It, which debuted at #2 on Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart, #2 on iTunes Christian & Gospel Chart, maintained a top 15 position on Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart for over 16 weeks, and maintained a top 30 position on the Gospel Airplay Chart for over 18 weeks. In 2017, this album was nominated for two Stellar Gospel Music Awards, Choir of the Year and Contemporary Choir of the Year.
After the success of the last album, Butler decided he could no longer encourage people to make it and not make it himself. Butler has taken on a personal quest to become a more fit and healthy gospel artist. This caused him to start a massive weight loss campaign, which has proven to be another accomplishment to add to the singer’s string of successes, as today he stands over 100 lbs. slimmer through the natural course of a well-balanced diet, exercise, and medical supervision.
Butler’s weight loss campaign also birthed a new EP entitled The Blood Experience on Anointed Sounds Records distributed by eOne Entertainment. Butler detailed, “I was at home studying music for the new EP and ran across the scripture which said, “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony.” I knew then that I could do this. I could make it by the power of His blood and testify to others they could make it too. This EP was birthed from a place of personal growth and progress for me.
The Blood Experience was released on all digital outlets on September 8th, 2017. The third installment received admirable success, debuting at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart and Top 5 on Christian Gospel Albums Chart.
Since their commencement, Charles Butler & Trinity has shared the stage with prominent music artists and has performed for countless national figures, which include Kirk Franklin, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Dr. Bobby Jones, Richard Smallwood, Karen Clark-Sheard, Hezekiah Walker, Tye Tribbett, Donald Lawrence, Tasha Cobbs, and Michelle Williams among others. They were also honored to perform with 9-time Grammy® nominated American R&B and jazz recording artist, songwriter, and actress Ledisi at the White House for President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama. Moreover, the act has performed and has provided background vocals for broadcast tapings and a myriad ofartists, being the WORD Network, TBN, and BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel, CBN, NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, BET’s Joyful Noise, Marvin Winans, Bebe Winans, Heather Headley, and Shirley Caesar at the March on Washington 50th Anniversary live broadcast where President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter, Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Jamie Foxx, and the King family were in attendance; and the Celebrating African American History Month ceremony at the White House in 2015.
Charles Butler & Trinity is grounded in their mission to save souls for Christ through their life empowering ministry. They contend that you can live life and love God, too.
To connect with Charles Butler & Trinity follow them on their social media platforms at Facebook.com/CharlesButlerandTrinity, Instagram.com/charlesbutlerjr, and Twitter.com/charlesbutlerjr
Missionary and Lady Keevie Latasha Williams Hairston is the eldest daughter born November 19, 1973, to Henry and Cynthia Williams of Cascade, VA. She has two sisters Melanie and Brittany. Sis. Keevie received her spiritual foundation at St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church in Axton, VA, under the pastoral leadership of Bishop Edward C. Martin. She was baptized there on Easter Sunday in 1992. While at St. Paul, she participated in the Youth Ensemble, Vacation Bible School, and the Christmas Program. She moved her membership to Shiloh Way of the Cross Church in Martinsville, VA, after meeting and being courted by a young man named Christopher Hairston. Upon joining Shiloh WOTCC, under the pastoral leadership of Bishop Earley Dillard, Sis. Keevie became involved in several activities and groups including the Sanctuary Voices of Praise, the Ministers in Music, Women’s Fellowship Choir, Sunday school, the Dodson Five, and the Youth for Christ (YFC) Department. The Lord filled her with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost in August 2000.
In June 2000, under the leadership of then Second Vice President of the YFC, Bishop Travell Travis, Sis. Keevie became involved with the YFC as the newsletter editor, a position she held until July 2017. She also helped to provide the awards for International YFC events for the past 13 years, beginning when Bishop Travis was elected as President of the International YFC. Sis. Keevie also served three terms as Executive Secretary of the YFC, assisting also with Oratory and Essay Contests. She has also assisted her husband, current Second Vice President, District Elder Christopher S. Hairston, with membership registration.
Sis. Keevie attended Pittsylvania County Schools graduating from Tunstall High School in June 1991. She went on to obtain her Associates degree in Office Systems Technology from Danville Community College (DCC) in July 1993. Upon graduation from DCC, she began employment as a Senior Secretary in the Mental Retardation Division of Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services (DPCS). Sis. Keevie was employed with DPCS for seven years. She later became employed with Piedmont Community Services (PCS) in April 2000. While employed at PCS, she worked as an Administrative Secretary for the Community Support department for 8 years and as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director for three years. While employed at PCS, Sis. Keevie obtained her Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) designation from the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). She later also obtained the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) designation from IAAP. Sis. Keevie also took a Medical Terminology course at Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) in Martinsville, VA. During her years at PCS, she also earned a certificate from PHCC from her enrollment in the PCS Leadership Academy. In 2012, she left PCS and obtained a position as the Administrative Secretary to the Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. She worked with the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine department for three years before receiving an opportunity to move into the Internal Medicine Residency as a Residency Program Assistant. Sis. Keevie worked in that position for two years. Upon hearing of her interest to move up within Carilion, she received a call about applying for a brand new position as an Administrative Assistant within the C-Suite of Carilion Clinic. Sis. Keevie was offered the position and began employment in the C-Suite of Carilion Clinic in July 2017, which has afforded her the tremendous opportunity to work under the CEO, COO, CAO, CFO, CMO, Corporate Counsel, and their executive assistants.
Sis. Keevie was married to District Elder Christopher Hairston on January 8, 2000 and they have been together for almost 19 years. The Lord has blessed them with two handsome, active boys – Ethan, 14, and Israel, 12. She has been supporting her husband in ministry at Triumph WOTCC in the Roanoke Valley since September 2009 when they began in a small hotel conference room with just their two toddler sons. They moved to the Roanoke Valley in Vinton, VA in December 2010. Sis. Keevie currently serves on the PTA at the middle school and as Secretary of the basketball booster club. Locally, she serves the Triumph church as a Christian Education teacher, the Praise Team Leader, Church Secretary, and Youth for Christ President. Sis. Hairston’s favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11!
Was born January 1, 1993 in Silver Spring, MD, to Bishop Reddgo Long, Sr. and First Lady Clara Long.
At the age of five he was baptized in Jesus’ Name at Greater Morning Star Pentecostal Church in Washington, DC under the pastorate of Bishop Charles E. Johnson.
In August 1999 he moved with his parents and younger brother to North Carolina where God called his father to become a pastor. Even at a very early age, it was evident that this young man had a desire to work for the Lord. He began to preach mini sermons around the house using the family coffee table as his pulpit. He asked his father if he could preach at one of the regular street services that the church held on Saturdays. His fathers’ response was “When you receive the Holy Ghost.”
On January 12, 2001 he received the gift of the Holy Ghost at the age of 8 years old and soon acknowledged his call to ministry as he began to preach on the streets at a young age. Since that time, God has used him to travel across the country preaching and teaching the unadulterated Word of God resulting in the lives of countless souls being saved. God has blessed him to preach with a unique anointing while delivering thought provoking, timely messages that are impactful, life-changing and empowering.
Reddgo Long, Jr. serves as youth pastor under the pastorate of his father, Bishop Reddgo Long, Sr., of Greater Morning Star Apostolic Church of Wilmington, NC and as the International Youth President and Founder of AFIYA (Apostolic Faith International Youth Auxiliary) of the Apostolic Faith Fellowship International (AFFI Inc.) He is the campus director of a new campus ministry at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and also an official member of the Counter Culture Board of Directors, a revolutionary youth initiative that focuses on improving the image, attitude, and lives of the next generation of youth leaders.
At only 23 years old, he aims to inspire a generation of believers to get up, grow up, and go up. He allows his life to reflect the message he preaches as he strives to win souls for Christ and remind us all that we are as the scripture states in I Peter 2:9, “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people.” Elder Long’s desire is to serve God as an agent of change in the earth and has made it his personal mission to depopulate hell one soul at a time!
Elder Simeon Z. Robinson was born on July 12, 1992 to Bishop Paul & First Lady Willie Robinson. Elder Robinson was educated in the Charles County Public School System. He graduated from Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, Maryland; and attended the College of Sothern Maryland in La’ Plata, Maryland. On April 7, 2017, Elder Robinson was joined in holy matrimony to his lovely wife Danielle Lengar; and to this union God blessed them with a beautiful daughter in June 2018. Elder Simeon Robinson worked as an intern at Prince George’s County Council, Upper Marlboro, and Maryland. He is presently working at the Prince George’s County Court House in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Elder Robinson was called into the ministry at an early age.
At the age of two, Elder Simeon Robinson would preach around the house. Bishop Paul & First Lady Robinson knew one day he would preach the word of God. In September of 2012, Elder Robinson preached his first sermon; and in July 2017, he was ordained as an Elder. He has been under the spiritual guidance of Bishop Paul P. Robinson, Senior Pastor of Salvation Way of the Cross Church, since he was born. God has blessed Elder Robinson to be multitalented. He sings on the Praise Team, plays the drums, keyboard, and the guitar. He believes in preaching and teaching the word of God; and just importantly, he believes that we must live the word. He is devoted to prayer, servanthood, and increasing the Kingdom of God. Elder Simeon Robinson has dedicated his life to touching and inspiring people.
Minister Korey R. Scales Is lifelong member of the Shiloh way of the cross church. I started out in the children’s choir at the age of 2 and loved to sing. I played around on the drums until I one day took over as head drummer of the church at the age of 11. Playing music for the Radio choir of the church as well as for other groups such as the Dodson 5, wings of faith, Male chorus and the Adult Choir. At the age of 13 I started watching my father Vester Scales and Bishop Dillard drive the Charter buses of the church to local jubilee's as well as conventions to get the saints to the meetings. Not knowing that one day that I would too drive the buses to the jubilees with my pastor and father being passengers now. It makes me so happy to be able transport the same people I looked up to saying, One day I’m going to drive this bus and now I do. Got married to Melanie Scales in 2008 and we have a 2 year old son named Kolton and expecting another child (son) in august. I was called into the ministry back in 2013 when I had a heart attack at the age of 37 and I fought against it for at least 3 years and finally gave in to what God wanted me to do. And I stand here today, Preaching and Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the word and Laying on of hands for the deliverance of the people of God. I learned to put God first and the Blessings will follow. Be Blessed In Jesus Name
Minister Chris Graves was born February 20th 1991 in Reidsville, NC to Mr. Joey Graves and Mrs. Sheila Beth Brown Ford. His paternal grandparents were the late Mr. Lawrence Edward Graves and Mrs. Gladys Virginia Cunningham Graves. Maternal grandparents are Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Pratt Brown and The Late Deacon George Roy Brown. Chris accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior during the summer of 2000 at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Walkertown, NC. He was baptized in Jesus Name under the leadership of the late Bishop Alphonzo O’Neal Lowe (New Light Refuge Temple WOTCC). While under the leadership of Bishop A.O. Lowe
Chris began growing confidence in the things of God, which lead to: joining the usher board, playing the organ/piano, joining multiple choirs and leading praise and worship. Bishop Lowe took many opportunities to tell Chris that he seen a calling on his life with a simple statement “God’s hand is on you, stay humble”. Chris accepted his calling into the Gospel June 30th 2013. While waiting to walk into his calling Chris obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Early Care and Education from The University of North Carolina Greensboro, as well as a Master’s Certificate in Christian Ministry from Liberty University. Under the direction of his current Pastor, Elder Stevie Morris Lowe (New Light Refuge Temple WOTCC), Chris has taken on the privilege and responsibility of bringing forth The Word of God on Youth Sunday’s. Chris has also served the people of God through Ministry on the collegiate level as the president of the college Ministry Youth Taking Charge (YTC). He served this ministry as Praise and Worship director, secretary, treasurer, and vis president as well during his 6 years in the ministry. Chris preached his initial sermon March 17th of 2018 and through prayer, humility, and the leading of God’s Spirit he will continue to serve through Ministry rightly dividing The Word of Truth, while striving to Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine In Jesus Name!
Minister Michael Savage is a minister of God at New Creation Apostolic Church and Open Heart Way of The Cross. As the former President of Youth for Christ at Open Heart Way of The Cross he led in coordinating spiritual development and discipleship for the youth. Graduating from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and All American honors as a 3 year starter and captain of the football team, he also was the President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes where he lead bible studies, prayer, baptisms, and compelled his fellow students to refrain from sin through Jesus Christ. Michael Adonis Savage is married to his beautiful wife Destinee Savage.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) From birth, Elder Ezra Easley, Sr. was privileged to be the recipient of rich Apostolic teachings from his Spiritual Father and grandfather, Apostle Leroy H. Cannady, Sr. Today, he has a passion to reach the lost (at any cost) and believes in serving God with his whole heart. Being born and raised in the church, he was shown by example what it meant to truly work for the Lord. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and was baptized in the precious Name of Jesus Christ on May 4, 1982 and received the precious gift of the Holy Ghost at the age of 17.
Through the leading of the Holy Spirit, Elder Ezra Easley Sr, was called into the ministry in June 2010. His memorable topic was “Go Through with Patience” (Hebrews 12:1-11). He has been privileged to travel across the country preaching and teaching the unadulterated Word of God resulting in many lives being changed through the the Holy Sprit. God uses him to deliver timely, thought provoking messages designed to build a stronger relationship with Christ.
He serves as an Associate Elder and Youth Advisor at The Carpenter’s House Baltimore under the leadership of his pastor, Bishop Melvin Easley, Jr. He is currently employed as an Executive Director for Health Net Federal Services overseeing call center operations for the Department of Veteran’s Administration Contract.
Elder Easley is married to his love, Lady Kristin Easley. Together they have five children, Ayanna, Taylor, Alexis, Aryn, and Ezra Easley, II. Today, while others underestimate the power of training at an early age, the Easley household is filled with daily proclamations of the importance of salvation—a cycle he emphatically declares is well worth repeating. He gives special honor to his grandmother, the late Virginia Ree Cannady, who he says “had a strong hand in rearing me to be the leader I am today”.