Carol Jean Hicks

Carol, a graduate of Oliver High School, Pittsburgh, PA, received certification in Child Development from the University of Pittsburgh; earned a Bachelor of Arts, Lincoln University of PA; Master of Social Work degree, Smith College, North Hampton, MA; Third Year Diploma in Social Work, University of Pennsylvania; and engaged post graduate studies Smith College School for Social Work. Currently Carol is a Master of Divinity student at United Lutheran Seminary, Philadelphia, PA. She has worked with individuals, families and children from all walks of life in a variety of settings, served as an Assistant Professor of Social Work in both graduate and undergraduate programs, conducted workshops and seminars in race relations, cultural diversity and human behavior, and human service team development.

Serving under the pastorate of The Reverend Dr. Wayne E. Croft, Sr., Carol is a member and an Associate Minister of St. Paul’s Baptist Church.

Life Script: “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you…”

Dolores McCabe

TThe Reverend Dr. Dolores McCabe studied at Antioch University and Palmer Theological Seminary.  After completing 26 years of employment serving as Associate Professor and Assistant to the Provost.  Dr. McCabe also served as Pastor of Millcreek Baptist Church of Philadelphia for 11 years.  She is a member and an Associate Minister at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, West Chester, PA under the pastorate of The Reverend Dr. Wayne E. Croft, Sr.

Lawrence Claiborne

The Reverend Lawrence Claiborne is currently serving as the Youth Pastor at the St. Paul’s Baptist Church. Additionally, he serves as an Adjunct Professor at Lincoln University in the Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion. Currently Lawrence is a Croft Doctoral Fellow at United Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia. Above all else he is married to DaeNelle Claiborne and father to their sons, Logan Michael and Linden Edward. 


Richelle Foeman Gunter

The Reverend Richelle Foreman Gunter is an ordained minister since 1996 and an ordained missionary since 1999. She also has 25 years of experience in community mental health working with children, families and adults with serious mental illness. Richelle currently works as a consultant and trainer creating trauma informed environments that promote healing and recovery. Richelle is a doctoral student at Lancaster Seminary and an Associate Minister at St. Paul’s Baptist Church

Sheila Jones

Sheila Jones is a Deaconess at St Paul’s Baptist Church in West Chester, Pa, and is married to Deacon Emery Jones. She has an extensive background in finance with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the same field. Her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11.

Larry W. Wright

Larry earned a BS degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Dayton. He worked for several years in the Aerospace industry in the development and support of equipment used primarily in military applications, followed by a twenty-year career in healthcare working in sterilization and infection prevention, and Clinical Engineering.  Working in hospitals throughout the Midwest and west coast, Larry retired from Trinity Health where he served as Director of Operations for the Mid Atlantic. He acquired a deep awareness of COVID, PPE, mitigation and the strain and pressure on Healthcare workers and all who have been affected during this pandemic. Larry is a member of St. Paul’s Baptist Church and serves in several ministries.  His source of strength is Jeremiah 29:11:  For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Courtney R. Mack

Sister Courtney Mack grew up in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, PA.  Her favorite scripture is Job 23: 10, “But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Drexel University, a Master of Science in Multicultural Education from Eastern University, and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Arcadia University.  Sister Mack is currently a 7th grade English Language Arts Teacher in Montgomery County, PA.  Sister Courtney Mack is married to Rev. James E. Mack and the proud mother their six-year-old son, Caleb Alexander. 




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