Avery Williamson Sr., M.S.

Avery Williamson Sr. earned both Master’s and undergraduate degrees from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) and has worked in the telecommunications industry for the past 21 years. He is an ordained Elder in the Churches of God in Christ.

Elder Williamson is a member of Evangel Fellowship COGIC  for 36 years. As a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ in addition to serving as an Elder, he is involved in the Prayer Ministry, instructor in the School of Prayer, School of Prophets, and Small Group Coach/Leader. He is married to his wife of 35 years LaShawn Williamson with 5 children and 5 grandchildren.

Anthony Banks Sr., A.A.

Anthony Banks Sr. earned an Associates Degree in Biblical Studies from Family Bible College in Baltimore, MD. In addition, he obtained numerous certificates in Counseling, C-Core Mentoring among others. His professional expertise is in the area of Logistics Management. Having served in numerous roles in this profession, he retired from Gilbarco Inc., after 41 years.

Anthony is a retired veteran. He served in the U.S. Army for 21 years and rendered services during the Dessert Storm Conflict and the Vietnam War. He currently serves as a Deacon at Evangel Fellowship Church for over 30 years, and the Jail Outreach Ministry for over 15 years. Over the past 10 years, he has served as a leader of Evangel’s Prayer Team with his late wife, Missionary Imelda Banks.

Anthony aspires to help others to improve their lives in the area of education, and to see them grow and mature into productive citizens. He is the father of two wonderful children and grandfather to 4 grandchildren.


Lady Barbara T. Lockett, M.Ed.

Barbara T. Lockett earned a Master of Science in Education Administration and Supervision and a Bachelor of Science in English Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C.A&T). She was a High School English Teacher for 17 years before becoming a full-time staff member of the Evangel Fellowship Word Ministries C.O.G.I.C.

Lady Barbara Lockett oversees the Women’s Ministry at three churches – Evangel Fellowship, Zion Place Ministries and Triad Christian Center. She served as District Missionary for the Greater Piedmont District of the Churches of God in Christ of North Carolina Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction for 20 years (1993-2013). In 2004, she founded Women in Ministry International (WIM), a thriving ministry that brings together women from various churches and denominations for the purpose of enriching lives through prayer, the Word, and fellowship. In 2014, Lady Lockett was appointed by Bishop Stenneth E. Powell, Sr. to the position of Assistant State Supervisor of The Women’s Department of North Carolina Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ.

Lady Barbara T. Lockett is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina where she assisted her husband, the late Bishop Otis Lockett, Sr., and now assists her sons, Superintendent Otis Lockett, Jr., and Pastor Joshua Lockett in ministry at the Evangel Fellowship, Triad Christian Center of High Point, and Zion Place Ministries.

Calvin S. Miller, M.S.

Calvin S. Miller earned an M.S. in Chemistry from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C.A&T). He achieved professional licensure in Public Education at the Middle and High School levels. He is an Adjunct Instructor, Educator, and Chemist with over 30 years of experience as an educator at the college, high school, and elementary levels, often teaching at all three levels in a given year.

Elder Miller is an ordained Elder in the Churches of God in Christ. He served for 10 years as a teacher for Evangel Fellowship Youth Church. From his earlier years as a graduate student, he enjoyed playing a pivotal role in the personal growth of college students.

Elder Miller strives to enrich the lives of his students by being the change agent that causes them to evolve into educated thinkers, all for the glory of God.

William Barlow, B.S.

William Barlow earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C.A&T). He has also received numerous certificates including from The Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC. He is a Professional Engineer who has worked over 25 years in higher education providing solutions, that assist the university community with expanding its academic, social and recreation horizon.

He is an ordained Elder in the Churches of God in Christ and has served faithfully for over 30 years at Evangel Fellowship Church.

William has worked with teams both as the leader and team member whose goal is to ensure ideas are heard, understood and studied to determine it’s feasible, practical and economical for design and construction.  William has also successfully communicated with designers and contractors as the lead person responsible for over $500M of renovation and new construction projects.

Elder Barlow’s has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and declares that Jesus is the best thing that has ever happened to him. Elder Barlow is married and has three adult children and two grandchildren.

Keith Cooper II, B.S.

Keith Cooper, II earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (N.C. A&T). He is an ordained Elder in the Churches of God in Christ and has been the Youth Pastor of Evangel Fellowship Word Ministries for 7 years.

Before going into full time ministry, Elder Cooper worked for Food Lion in various capacities of leadership. In addition to pastoring, he is a business owner, mentor, board member of Take it To the Next Level Scholarship Foundation and Executive Director of the active non-profit Positive Direction for Youth & Families, Inc. Through PDY&F, Inc.

Elder Cooper is married to the love of his life Jacqueline Cooper. He has dedicated this season of his life to helping students and families cultivate an everyday biblical experience through a relationship with Jesus.

Anbec DeShield-Mayes, DDS, MPA

Dr. Anbec DeShield-Mayes earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Health Care from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke.  Dr. DeShield-Mayes is an Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholar, which provided her with a full-tuition and study abroad scholarship through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated with a double major in Chemistry and African Studies.

During her undergraduate years, she co-founded the UNC-CH Chapter of the Undergraduate Student National Dental Association. She studied abroad in Ghana, West Africa, and completed two dental mission trips to Mexico and Moldova Projects and began working in both private and non-profit sectors in dentistry.

Dr. DeShield-Mayes is the CEO and Founder of Best Smile Dental, a family dentistry practice which she opened in 2015. She was President of the North Carolina Dental Society (NCDS) 3rd District from 2018-2020, which led dentists in 13 counties of North Carolina and considers it an honor to serve in organized dentistry for our state.

She has been an adjunct faculty of UNC-School of Dentistry (UNC-SOD) and enjoys mentoring students and new graduates from both UNC-SOD and East Carolina School of Dental Medicine.  She is an active member of the Greensboro Medical Society, American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, and Old North State Dental Society. She is also an active member of her church, Evangel Fellowship, COGIC.

Aside from dedicating her life to Jesus Christ, Dr. DeShield-Mayes considers the best decision she ever made was marrying the love of her life, Kendrick, and being a mother to her beautiful daughter, Zuri.  Dr. DeShield-Mayes is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. She hopes to help restore the health care infrastructure of her parent’s native land of Liberia, West Africa through global dentistry outreach. She has 5 siblings and grew up in a home that taught values of love, education, and selflessness as necessities to life’s pursuit of fulfilling purpose.

Kellie D. Foust

Kellie D. Foust attend North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. She is a licensed Evangelist Missionary in the Church of God in Christ.

Missionary Foust is the owner and operator of Hannah & CO. Event Planning and Hannah’s Charm School for young ladies in middle and high school.

For 10 years, Kellie was employed by American Express. There she held numerous positions including  Customer Care Professional, Service Recovery Team Leader, and New Hire Trainer. In 2013, Kellie became a full-time employee at Evangel Fellowship as the Receptionist and later became the Administrative Assistant and Director of Processes.

Anthony “Tony” Artis, M.S.

Elder Tony Artis earned a Master of Science in Industrial Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina A&T State University. He was the NASA Award Recipient for being an outstanding graduate student. He has over 15 years of experience in Supply Chain.

Tony is a graduate of the Bishop C. E. Anderson Elder School in 2008 and is an ordained Elder in the Churches of God in Christ. Over the years, Elder Artis has served in numerous roles in ministry including Teacher, Head Adjutant, Site Director for Positive Direction for Youth and Family (PDY&F), Assistant in Ministries Building, Malachi House Assistant & Teacher, Connect/Small Group Leader, School of Disciples Teacher, Pastoral Care Assistant, Financial Dept. Assistant, Marriage Encounter Assistant & Teacher, and Coordinator for the Men’s Encounter, just to name a few.

Elder Artis currently serves the ministry under Superintendent Otis Lockett Jr, and previously served Pastor Joshua Lockett at Triad Christian Center. Elder Artis has received numerous awards in the ministry, including Servant of the Year & Teacher of the year. He was awarded the 1st and only Man of the Year by the late Bishop Otis Lockett Sr. in 2009.

Elder Artis has a ministerial focus on the “Deliverance of Men” toward which he commits to teaching and ministering to the men of Malachi House II every Monday and Wednesday night. Further, he ministers’ Christ Freedom through the Men’s Encounter, and has reached well over a thousand men and counting.

Michael Lewis, Sr. B.S.

Michael Lewis Sr. is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is the Executive Director of Pastoral Care and Trustee of

Evangel Word Ministries Inc., and a board member of Guilford County Jail. He is an ordained Elder in the Churches of God in Christ.

Elder Lewis has been a member of the Evangel Fellowship Church for over 36 years. He has served in ministry under the leadership of the late Bishop Otis Lockett, Sr., and now under the leadership of Pastor Otis Lockett Jr. He has held many leadership positions including Trustee, teacher, in-reach, and outreach director.

Elder Lewis has a compassionate spirit and enjoys teaching and mentoring young men. He believes people do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. Just as Jesus did, we must demonstrate our love in word and deed.

Elder Lewis has a passion for the people of God especially winning and discipling souls. Although he has served in many leadership positions and numerous boards, much of his time is now dedicated to the pastoral care of the flock. He has remained faithful to the great commission; to teach and disciple all nations.