Pat Padgett-Snead is an associate minister at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG) where she serves as Assistant Director and Chaplain for the Senior Wednesday Ministry, in which she offers teachings, motivational conversations, prayers, and other care to senior citizens. Also, Pat volunteers for Hospice at the Chesapeake Life Center in Largo Maryland where she offers sacred space (classes) of healing for those who grieve.
Pat is a speaker, teacher, and author. She has contributed as a speaker on topics related to wellbeing and taught The Power and Benefit of Journaling, The Excellent Wife, Sacred Listening, and Promises from God for Single Women.
In 2017, Pat helped to establish the All Things New Family Support Ministry at FBCG where she served for 3-years as the Assistant Director. She is the proud author of “Inspired to Write New Edition” and her next book, “A 31-Day Journal through The Book of John” is expected to be released in 2022.
Pat is retired from the U.S. Department of State after 36 years of service. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lancaster Bible College, Capital Seminary and Graduate School. Pat is married and between her blended families, there are 8 adult children, 16 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.
Anne Paulk is executive director and a board member of Restored Hope Network and has advocated for men and women struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions for decades as an author, speaker, and spokesperson. Her mission in leading the organization is to, quite literally, restore hope to those broken by sexual and relational sin, especially those impacted by homosexuality. She does this work because of the work the Lord has done in her. Anne explains, “I know it’s possible to be set free from sexual confusion and sin because that is my story. It is the testimony of thousands just like me. We at Restored Hope want to make sure all who seek the same healing we’ve experienced through the love of Jesus can have it be their story, too.”
Olettia Plater is a member of First Baptist Church of Glenarden where John K. Jenkins is the presiding Pastor. Olettia accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at the young age of six and at thirteen she stepped away from the church and returned surrendering all to Christ at the age of 33.
Olettia better known to many as “Letty” was married for 26 years before her husband Jeffrey Plater suddenly went home to be with the Lord in Nov. 2004 she is a mother of two adult saved children a Son and Daughter and 5 grandchildren that also know the Lord.
Letty’s desire is for women to grow and mature in the word of God, realizing earlier in her journey that her gift was exhortation, encouraging the body of Christ. She is a Professional Cosmetologist and has been over 40 years then becoming an entrepreneur, owning her own business for 15 years, Anointed Hands Hair Care Salon here she provides a safe and stress-free atmosphere in which women feel comfortable and free not always needing services but stopping by sharing their life’s experiences.
In 1998 an in-home cell group ministry was birthed called Divine Daughters Healing and Deliverance Ministry, in 1998 she was a graduate of (SID) Sisters In Discipleship, 2005 she received from the women’s ministry of First Baptist the Shunamite Woman’s Award, 2010 she became Assistant Director and Facilitator to All Things New Ministry and Family Support Ministry and in 2016 was called to Leadership where she became an Ordained Deaconess and Asst. Chaplin to the ministry .
Letty‘s mission statement has been, if I could help somebody then my living shall not be in vain.
Praying for and walking alongside women to Trust God surrendering all to God and experiencing His Love for them, learning and living a lifestyle of holiness.
Barbara Keech is a photographer and the owner of Barbara Keech Photography. She and Debora experienced a life-transforming experience together, and share that journey in episode 38 of Transformed by the Word.
Marilyn Lacy became a widow in 2016 and is a single mom to 8 beautiful, intelligent children. She is a survivor of sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, drug addiction and prostitution. Turning her trauma into ministry, she became an author and advocate for other survivors and the founder of Marilyn Lacy Ministries a 501(c)(3) organization
Un keeping the Secret, from Surviving to Thriving... Ministering to and Advocating for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
She serves in the following areas:
• Transportation Ministry (First Baptist Church of Glenarden)
• Evangelism Ministry (FBCG)
• Unashamed Youth Ministry (FBCG)
• Sexual Assault Response Team for PG County, •DV/SAC (Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault Center) University of MD PG County
• Homeless Outreach in the DMV with her #takecare initiative.
• Member of PGCHTTF (Prince George's County Human Trafficking Task Force)