Darwin Mason, Jr.
Associate Minister Hart Street Church of Christ
Darwin L. Mason, Jr. currently serves as the associate minister at the Hart Street church of Christ. Dr. Mason attended Southwestern Christian College and received his bachelor's degree in music vocal performance and psychology from Fisk University, his master's degree in administration and supervision from Tennessee State University and his doctorate degree in Learning Organization and Strategic Change from Lipscomb University.
At a very early age Darwin Jr. was involved in music. He began performing before large audiences, mostly church sponsored events at the age of three. Darwin was encouraged by his parents and family to pursue his love for singing and music. As a result, at the age of eleven, he performed with the world renowned children's group Maranatha Kids. While with them he produced several CD's and was the leading vocalist on many of the songs. Darwin has since performed with many other "groups" as they are called. His most notable contribution has been with the Southwestern Christian College A'Cappella chorus, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Nashville Youth Chorus, and NU Image. While a member, he has been a featured vocalist on nearly every production by the groups herein named. Additionally, while a member of the famed Fisk Jubilee Singres, Darwin's cohort received two Stellar awards, A Dove award, and was nominated for two Grammy's! According to the director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Mr. Kwami, "Darwin is an unbridled talent and a joy to work with. He brings everything to each performance and leaves it there."
Darwin has been blessed to lead God's people in worship both nationally and internationally. He is director of music for the National Crusade for Christ. Additionally, Darwin has written scores of songs and co-produced several CD's. His greatest joy is teaching and singing with, and for, God's people. His passion is difficult to hide. If he were an athlete one would say, he left it all on the playing field. The prophet Jeremiah termed this condition a case of "fire having been caught up in the bones."
He is married to Kayla Denise whom he calls "the brains of the operation." Kayla is Darwin's greatest supporter, most detailed critic, and his most avid supporter. His pride and joy are his two energetic and loving children Deryn Lyric Mason and Darwin Levi Mason, III
Assistant Minister 40th Avenue Church of Christ
Timothy McCleskey, Jr.
Schrader Lane Church of Christ
Author Timothy McCleskey, Jr. has worked in the financial services industry for over 18 years. Tim works as a consultant, conducting Benefit and Retirement seminars for Federal agencies such as the IRS, Bureau of Prisons, Social Security Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigations and others. He presently serves as a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) and The Association for the Improvement of Minorities in the Internal Revenue Service (AIM-IRS).
Tim served as a host coordinator for the Financial Peace University course in Nashville, TN which was the foundation for his vision in writing his book, The Volcanic Eruption of Debt, and becoming a Financial Wellness Coach. With an associate and bachelor’s degree in psychology, Tim remains steadfast in working with individuals by helping them to understand their behavior with money and how their conduct with personal assets determine their financial future.
Hwy 231 Church of Christ
Felita is a Christian who worships with the saints at the Highway 231 South Church of Christ. She is married to Sherman who is an elder at the congregation and they have two daughters, Shia and Jantrice. They also have four precious grandchildren. She is a real estate agent with Intero Real Estate Services. Her favorite things to do are read and receive edification from others as they tell of the goodness of God.
Her desires are simple:
An eternal home in heaven where she can praise God forever. To view all mankind through the eyes of Jesus. To speak those things that build up instead of tear down.
To live as one KNOWING this world was not her home she was only passing through.
She longs to be among the saved who will gather around God’s throne and proclaim, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain”. She hopes to see all of you there!
Minister of Northwest Church of Christ
Tradanius Beard is native of Memphis, Tn. Bro Beard is married to the former Darlisha Tabor of 10 years. They have one daughter ( Madison Grace Beard). Bro. Beard obeyed the gospel at the age of 11 while visiting his grandmother for the summer in Ruleville, Ms under the leadership of Bro. Billy C. Moore. The late great Nokomis Yeldell Sr. trained and developed him into an gospel preacher. Bro Beard has been preaching the gospel for 17 years. Bro. Beard is currently the minister of the Northwest Church of Christ(church plant) in Southaven, Ms where he has served 11 years. Bro. Beard holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Alcohol and Drugs services from the University of Memphis and a Masters of Christians Studies with an emphasis in pastoral ministry from Grand Canyon University. Bro Beard 's motto for living is " When you can't understand the WHY'S of life trust the WHO that controls life" .