Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, Ph.D.
Senior Pastor/Teacher

Pastor Lucious Hicks
al Overseer

Elder Irving H. Tolbert
Village Elder Chairman

Dr. Eddie J. Scales
Vice Chairman

Elder David Medley
Program Director

Elder Jay Jefferson
Ministry Chaplin

James Alexander
Physical Training Director

Ron Williams
Instructor Coordinator

Jack Lightsy
Production Director

Urell McGill
Vilalge Elder

Lurecca Jefferson
Parent Council Director

Cherise Davis
Administrative Coordinator

Karlene Barnes
Parent Council Coordinator

Crystal Fields
Parent Council Coordinator

Denise Patterson
Parent Council Coordinator

Yvonne Parker
Parent Council Coordinator

Vurnita Wakefield
Parent Council Coordinator

Vernette Williams
Prayer Team Chaplin


The Rites of Passage is celebrating it's 15th graduating class of young men        

The Rites of Passage Ministry is a Christian faith, biblically-based program designed to develop boys into mature productive men by illustrating the growth qualities needed for manhood. Boys 11 to 14 years are partnered with mature men who teach and encourage spiritual, educational, vocational, physical, and social growth.

While the program’s original emphasis was geared to boys from single parent homes where risks of drug & alcohol addiction, sexual promiscuity, gang involvement, and encounters with the juvenile justice system are more prevalent, ROP is just as beneficial for healthy-minded boys whose parents are simply seeking for them to have the influence of godly men in their lives.

The parent council brings a complete family approach to the ministry by providing administrative support as well parental guidance.

For more information, time commitments,
or to get involved, please call or email us:

310-330-8000 ext. 3240


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