BREAKOUT SESSION CLINICIANS
Apostle Lee Lyons
Pastor Lee Lyons, hailed from Panama City, Florida, has given diligent years to the duties and responsibilities of the Five-Fold Ministry (Eph. 4:11), to the growth and maturity of the saints and to an ultimate and eternal lifestyle of genuine praise and worship. After graduating from Florida A&M University in 1981, Dr. Lyons began his journey into the ministry under the Agape Evangelistic Ministry led by Minister Larry Curry. It was during those times of prayer and study of the Word that a greater awareness came concerning his God-ordained destiny.
Elder Lyons served faithfully for eighteen years at Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth under the leadership of Pastors Kennith and Helena Barrington. He was ordained as an Elder and served in many roles including, but not limited to the Elder for Family Life Ministries, Co-Director of P.S.A.L.M. (Positive Single Adult Living Ministry), and Ministry Board Director to name a few.
Elder Lee A. Lyons was commissioned and ordained as Pastor of Priestly Praise Ministries, Inc. on April 10, 2004. For the next three months, bible study and prayer was conducted in the home of Pastor Lee and on August 1, 2004, Priestly Praise Ministries, Inc. held its first official worship service in Bainbridge, Georgia.
Pastor Lyons was officially ordained as an Apostle and is the overseer of several churches and ministries. He ministers fluently in the office of Prophet and is anointed to speak the Word of the Lord to edify and build up the body of Christ.
Elder Celestine Turner
Celestine Grantham Turner, a native of Morristown, New Jersey, is a graduate of Florida A & M University with a B.S. Degree in Accounting. She worked several years as a Tax auditor and is currently employed with the State of Florida as a Tax Law Specialist.
During college, she traveled with the world-renownedFAMU Gospel Choir (America’s First Collegiate Gospel Choir). Later, she became a member of God’s Ambassadors, an Evangelistic Crusade that used music as a tool to spread the Gospel of Christ across the country.
Recognizing the call of God on her life, she was ordained a minister (1987) by her pastors, Kennith & Helena Barrington and later ordained as an elder. She currently serves as a Lead Worshiper and Elder of the Worship and Celebration Arts Department at Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth. In 1988, the word of the Lord came to Celestine: making known to her God’s call upon her life to the Apostolic Music Ministry.
She continues to serve in the music ministry of her local church; whereby she allows the word of the Lord to take root deep within her heart. As a minister of the Gospel, Celestine teaches on the Principles of Biblical Worship. She’s had the awesome privilege of singing to as many as 10,000 people in conferences conducted by Bishop T.D. Jakes and Pastor Creflo Dollar. She has been sought out as a Mentor, Conference Facilitator, Worship Leader, Speaker, and Psalmist for a variety of churches and para-church functions through out the nation. In April 2003, God directed her to move forward in the things He had spoken. As a result, CelestialSounds, Inc. was established. CelestialSounds, Inc. is a ministry designed to teach Biblical Principles of Worship as well as to ignite the atmosphere with worship through releasing the Song of the Lord. Celestine also serves as a Chaplain for Market Street Ministries where she is privileged to minister to employees in the marketplace.
She is happily married to the love of her life, Henry Turner, II.
Pamela is a gifted songwriter/vocalist and event planner. She is an ordained Deacon at Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth (Metro), where she currently serves as a Lead Worshiper, Public Relations Manager and Media Store Manager. She also serves as the Production Executive Director of Helena Barrington's MAJESTY!!!, a multi-disciplinary arts and media production.
Having an eye for fashion and a passion for issues affecting the self-esteem of both women and young girls, Pamela founded “Fashioned for His Presence”, a ministry for women that uses the “backdrop” of fashion and beauty to encourage women and young ladies to embrace and celebrate their womanhood. She is also the owner of Pam's Purseonal Touch, LLC, an online boutique specializing in unique handbags and accessories .
She is happily married to Arnett Moore and they are the proud parents of three beautiful daughters, two sons-in-law and grandparents to five adorable grandchildren. In addition to her songwriting, Pamela is currently writing a book of poetry scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2014.
Pastor Lessie Collier
Pastor Lessie Collier is a fervent worshiper of King Jesus, who is called to rally the body of Christ to prayer, as well as to prophesy and teach the word of the Lord. She is a mother in Zion, who faithfully fulfills this call through pastoring along side her husband, Emory C. Collier III at Fire & Hammer Int’l Training Center. Pastor Lessie is best described as a woman of truth, passion, and purpose. These pursuits are seen in her roles as wife, mother, grandmother, prophetess, pastor, teacher, counselor, and friend.
Pastor Lessie served at Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth seventeen years under the leadership of Apostles Kennith & Helena Barrington before Co-Founding Fire & Hammer Ministries Inc., Fire & Hammer Int’l Training Center, and Fire and Hammer Int’l Network of Churches and Ministries.
Presently Lessie serves with her husband as an apostolic covering to several churches and ministries.
John and Sequoya Howard
John and Sequoya Howard are two young people who have a heart and passion for God. Their union has brought a unique partnership of creativity and wisdom that is useful in advancing the Kingdom of God and speaking to their generation. John and Sequoya both faithfully serve in the Music Ministry at Atlanta Metropolitan Church in Atlanta, GA.
John is a gifted and talented percussionist and music producer. John has co-produced music for India Arie, Matthew Johnson, and many others.
Sequoya is a gifted and anointed songwriter, vocalist and spoken word artist. Sequoya's poetic flow has proven to be both captivating and life-changing. Sequoya is currently the Director of the National Personal Training Institute in Johns Creek, Ga and she is the owner of Sequoya Moore Personal Training.
John and Sequoya are very proud of their 22-month old son, John IV (affectionately called "J4") and 2-month only son, Ethan ("EJ").
Minister Joyce Barrington
Joyce Barrington is a licensed and ordained minister at Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth (METRO), where she has faithfully served as Director of Dance Ministries for more than 30 years. Through these years, an innumerable college of dancers have discovered and developed their talent under the watchful eye of Minister Barrington.
Minister Joyce has been a pioneer in dance ministry, serving the Lord with His gift of dance during a time when dancing in church was considered “ungodly”. Her commitment and love for the Lord has been exemplified through her teachings and impartations to children and adults aspiring to advance the Kingdom of God through this art form. God’s gifting and anointing upon this young lady’s life has made room for her through various opportunities to speak and impart spiritual truths regarding the sanctity and blessings of ministering unto the Lord in the Dance. She has been trained by the hand of God in the area of dance ministry with spiritual insights and creative movement in worship. She has also trained with the nationally acclaimed Dr. Beverly Barber, to expand her already expansive abilities and insights. She has danced also with the internationally known Choreographer/Dancer and Master Teacher, Dr. Reginald Yates.
Minister Barrington also serves as Regional Dance Director for Helena Barrington's MAJESTY!!!, a multi-disciplinary arts presentation surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ, written by Pastor Helena Barrington.
She is married to Elder Keith Barrington and together they have raised 5 children.
Minister Sherwood Brown
Sherwood L. Brown, Sr. is a native of Fort Lauderdale with roots in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The father of 4 is a 1989 graduate of Florida A&M University where he marched in the Marching 100 and Directed the FAMU Gospel Choir.
Sherwood joined Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth in 1991 and has served as the Building Committee Co-Chair, Musician, Minister of Music/Choir Director, Pre-Marital Prep Instructor, and brought his vast experience and insights in banking finance to the Metro Board of Directors. Sherwood was ordained Deacon by Kennith & Helena Barrington in 1997 and licensed as Minister in 2005.
Sherwood is has been a Certified Financial Planner since 2001 and is currently the Business Services Manager a First Commerce Credit Union. Sherwood has helped thousands his 23 stint in the financial services industry. Sherwood, along with his wife, Rebecca , are the owners of S&R Brown Consulting, LLC where he counsels others in financial matters and prepares taxes.
Elder Arnett Moore
Elder Arnett Moore is a gifted and talented musician, songwriter, arranger and producer, and certainly an anointed minister of the gospel. He currently serves as the Chief Musician, Director/Chief Sound Engineer for the Media Ministry at Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth. Elder Moore also ministers as a Worship Leader, with a passion for leading God's people into the presence of the Lord.
Elder Moore currently works at FAMU Developmental Research School as the Director of Bands where he teaches instrumental and electronic music. His passion for music is realized in every aspect of his life.
Elder Moore is happily married to his wife, Pamela, for over 31 years. Together, they bring an awesome example of marriage and a beautiful expression of musical excellence from the Heart of the Father. His family is very dear to his heart and his heart's desire is to establish a rich musical heritage in order to leave a legacy of music for his children and grandchildren.
Mich’ele Barrington was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida as the youngest of five. Music and the arts has been her passion ever since she was a little girl.
She received a degree in Music Education (Choral) from Florida State University in 2010 and is currently teaching at Metroplitan Christian Academy of the Arts (MCAA).
Mich’ele is an active member at Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth, where she is a praise and worship leader and a member of the band (piano and drums).
In the summer of 2010, Mich'ele Joye released her debut album "Live Free in Christ." During her free time, she works to better herself as a teacher ,musician, songwriter and producer. Mich'ele enjoys teaching and inspiring youth to go after their dreams and be the best musicians that they can be.