Reverend Joyce E. Banks Gross
Senior Associate Pastor
The Reverend Joyce E. Banks Gross was born in Denham Springs, Louisiana to Eilor and Leanna Cobb Banks, her first role models. She was educated in the Livingston Parish School System and continued her higher education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA where she earned a Bachelor of Science in music, a Master of Education in administration and supervision, and a specialist degree in reading.
Reverend Robert S. King
Robert Samuel King was born in Nashville, Tennessee on November 23, 1988 to his parents Bishop James and Rose King. He has two older siblings, Jothany and James III. He lived in Louisville, Kentucky during most of his teen years. Robert attended duPont Manual Magnet High School and participated in the YMCA Black Achievers program during his four years of high school.
Reverend M. Lavell Sanders
A native of Lumberton, North Carolina, Rev. Sanders is a 1983 graduate of Morehouse College with a B.A. Degree in Political Science. In 2000, he earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Gammon Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC). He earned the Certificate of Executive Leadership from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago in 2015 and is currently matriculating through the Association of Chicago Theological Schools Doctor of Ministry in Preaching program, with an expected graduation date of 2019.