KCC PASTORS - Insight for Oversight...
2 Chronicles 34:13 Also they were over the bearers of burdens, and were overseers of all that wrought the work in any manner of service:
KCC LEADERS - Leaders that Lead...
2 Chronicles 34:10 And they put it in the hand of the workmen that had the oversight of the house of the LORD, and they gave it to the workmen that wrought in the house of the LORD, to repair and amend the house:
Donita Ross Administrative Pastor
Pastor Ross is a full – time pastor who loves God and one whom loves God’s people. His secular career was in the Engineering field of Computer Aided Drafting and Design. He graduated from the Phoenix Institute of Technology in Architectural Drafting & Design and attained an Associate of Applied Science Degree from the Art Institute of Dallas. He had a successful career in engineering and management for 15 years before being called to full – time ministry. Dr. Ross was called into the ministry in 1996. As the Apostle Paul, Apostle Ross has counted his secular education and career as dung that he may win Christ… (Philippians 3:8). In July 2003, he was led to organize New Faith Community Bible Church and New Faith Ministries; in 2004, he organized an Accredited Bible College named the School of the Scripture; in 2006, he became one of the founding pastors of Kingdom Connections Church in Marianna, AR.; in 2007, he organized (KCIFM) Kingdom Connections International Fellowship of Ministries, Inc.; in 2008 he also organized (KCI) Kingdom Connections International, Inc., a Non- Profit developed to change communities worldwide in the spirit of compassion. In addition to his organizational endeavors, Dr. Ross has an enriched education; he received an honorary doctorate degree from the School of the Scripture in Dallas, TX; earned his Bachelors in Religious Education; earned his Masters in Religious Education; and earned his Doctorate in Religious Education. He is cureently continuing his studies at Sonship School of the Firtsborn in Killeen, TX www.sonshipschoolonline.com He also a volunteer for Kairos Prison Ministry and serves on the advisory board for the Eastern Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys, AR. Keith was blessed to marry his high school sweetheart, Donita and they have two wonderful children.
Lady Donita Ross is a spirit filled anointed speaker. She is devoted to her husband and committed to the call of God. Her empowerment lies between being a catalyst for growth for women in ministry and a love for youth. Her secular education and employment is inclusive of being currently employed in the behavioral health field at Mid-South Health Systems where she is currently the Director for CASA of the Arkansas Delta; She attended the University of Arkansas at Jonesboro and DeVry University and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Human Services with honors as Summa Cum Laude.
Alongside, her husband, Lady Ross helped organize the School of the Scripture in 2006. Her spiritual studies include an honorary doctorate degree in ministry from the School of the Scripture in Dallas, TX in 2004; Bachelors in Christian Counseling; and a Masters in Christian Counseling in 2006. She was ordained as an Associate Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, under the Kingdom Connections International Fellowship of Ministries banner in October 2010, under the leadership of Apostle Ross. Lady Donita Ross is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society, and GIRLS Group.
Pastor & Lady Ross are honored to be covenant members of Covenant Connections International under the covering of Bishop Nate Holcomb of the Christian House of Prayer in Killeen, TX. www.chop.org.
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Elias Hill III - Elder/Congregational Pastor
Pastor Elias Hill III is married to his lovely wife Carolyn A. Hill. They have two children ~ Tammekia Fraction and Elias Hill IV, one son-in-law Delmar Fraction Sr. and one daughter in law, Kelsie Hill. Four grandchildren ~ Kierra, Delamar, Parker & Presley. He served as the Associate Pastor at Union Liberty M.B. Church in Brickeys AR from 1999 - March 2009. In May 2009 he united with Kingdom Connections Church of Marianna, AR., where he is an active member, Ministerial Pastor and the Apostle Ross's Armor Bearer. His secular career is ~ the Owner and Operator of Hill Brothers Pallet Company of Marianna, AR. He is also the Owner of Hill’s Funeral Service in Marianna, AR. His Motto is ~ I Got to Clean up What I messed up and Start My Life Over Again. He was ordained as an Associate Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, under the Kingdom Connections International Fellowship of Ministries umbrella in October of 2010, under the leadership of Apostle Keith Ross. We are fortunate to have him on our staff.
Stephanie Walker - Elder/Associate Pastor
Prophetess Stephanie Foreman is married to Jimmy Walker and they live in Little Rock, AR. They shared a beautiful blended family of one daughter, four sons, and eight grandchildren. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Prophetess Walker is a graduate of Little Rock Central High School and Philander Smith College. She received her Master’s Degree I Christion Counseling from Central Christian University in Lexington, North Carolina. Also, a Master’s Degree from School of the Scripture in Dallas, TX. Her secular career is as an insurance broker and a legal & identity theft representative. While living in Marianna, AR for approximately 20 years, she founded The Light of Zion Ministries – a prayer based ministry, She was also very active in various ministerial assignments such as Elder/Associate Pastor of Kingdom Connections Church under the leadership of Apostle Keith & Donita Ross. We are fortunate to have her on our staff.
Lois Johnson - Elder/Associate Minister
Minister Lois Johnson is a native of Lee County Arkansas. She has three children. She received her Bachelor in Education from Philander Smith College of Little Rock, AR. She has served in the Education field for 36 years. Minister Johnson is an anointed speaker and teacher of God's word and offers her support in any other divine position that God allows her to serve. She earned a Masters in Christian Counseling from the School of the Scripture in 2006. We are fortunate to have her on our staff.
Corey Foreman - Elder/Ministerial/Youth Pastor
Elder Corey Foreman is a humble and native servant of Lee County, Arkansas. An avid evangelist who has been anointed to work for God, Elder Foreman joined the staff of Kingdom Connections Church in 2005 and became an ordained Associate Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ two years later. He currently serves as Youth Minister, a position he has held for the past eight years. In this capacity, he gives vision and leadership to the church’s most sacred members—its youth. In 2007, Elder Foreman founded Boys II Men, a youth development program that aims to provide tools for youth to explore, expand, and build their faith through education, encouragement, and support. He often times proclaims to the youth that “. . . where you are today is not really where you are; but when you have faith, you can go places, and when you get there, you can do things.”
In addition to fulfilling his ministerial duties at Kingdom Connections, Elder Foreman bares the responsibilities associated with being a case worker, advisor, and student. He works as a case worker for Kids for the Future, Inc. where he addresses the mental health needs of children and young adults. He is also an active member of the Our Story Conference and the Writing for the Soul Workshop Boards of Directors. Elder Foreman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration as well as bachelor and master’s degrees in Christian Counseling. He is currently enrolled in Amridge University where he is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling in concert with a Doctorate in Christian Counseling at the School of the Scripture. In his spare time, he can be found traveling, reading, cooking, meeting new people, planning events, and living up to his motto, “I just want to be in to what God is up to.”
Christopher Stanley - Associate Minister
Minister Christopher Stanley is married to his wonderful wife Patrice. They have 4 lovely children ~ Jermaine, Christopher Jr. Ebony and Mayanna. One daughter-in-law, Tiffany and 2 grandchildren, Giovanni and Aiden. He received his calling into the ministry in April of 2004 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the Late Pastor Hal Johnson. He is an active member and Associate Minister at Kingdom Connections Church. His secular career is as a truck driver for the City of Helena-West Helena. He earned an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies in June 2009 from the School of the Scripture. He was ordained as an Associate Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, under the Kingdom Connections International Fellowship of Ministries umbrella in October of 2010, under the leadership of Apostle Keith Ross. We are fortunate to have him on our staff.
Deborah Brown - Associate Minister
Minister Deborah Brown is a native of Lee County. She has a vast background of occupational experiences which includes social work, education, both private corporations and non – profit entities. She answered the call into ministry in June 2003. Minister Brown is the founder of Doors to Destiny Ministry. Her God given mission and vision is to empower others to live a life of purpose. Her ministerial endeavors also include attending the Potters Institute in Dallas, TX, for biblical studies and spiritual endowment; Prayer Fast International Ministries in Red Oak, TX, where she was equipped to serve as an intercessor. Deborah holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and has completed general practice paralegal studies at Southeastern Institute in Dallas, TX. She is the mother of one daughter, and one granddaughter. Her passion for mentoring youth has allowed her to impact the lives of many young minds as an elementary teacher. She is a student of law at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., where she will receive her law degree. Minister Brown is a member of Kingdom Connections Church where she serves as an associate minister. As she has evolved in her capacity of public service in the local community, she also served 2 terms as the Honorable Mayor of Haynes, Arkansas. We are fortunate to have her on our staff.
Debetta Bray - Associate Minister
Minister Debetta Jo Bray accepted her calling into the ministry under the leadership of Apostle Ross in August 2012. Her favorite scripture is John 9:4: “I must work the work of him that sent me, while it is day; the night cometh, when no man can work.” Minister Bray is a native of Marianna, AR. She is the mother of 4 children and 2 step children and grandmother of 28 grand-children and 9 great grandchildren. Minister Bray has her CDL license to drive trucks. She was a member of New Bethel Church under the leadership of Pastor Cecil Coleman before joining Kingdom Connection Church. Minister Bray is now an active member and Evangelist of the 5 fold Ministry at Kingdom Connections Church and has received her Associates Degree in Religious Education at the School of the Scripture. She was ordained as an Associate Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, under the Kingdom Connections International Fellowship of Ministries umbrella in October of 2010, under the leadership of Apostle Keith Ross. She is also member of the Pastor’s Aid Committee, Mission Department, and Wonder Women outreach ministry, Transportation Driver, She also established the 5AM Prayer Conference Call in September of 2019, and most importantly, she is the church custodian who keeps God's house clean and in order. We are fortunate to have her on our staff.
Jessica Pontoo - Associate Minister
Minister Jessica Pontoo is the devoted wife of Philip Pontoo and loving mother of three children: Just‘us, X’xavier, and Addison. In 2006, Min. Pontoo joined Burning Bush International Ministries of Ypsilanti, MI and served under the leadership of Apostle Don W. Shelby in many capacities including as choir recruiter, nurse, youth leader, writer for DWS ministries and editor for Ignite magazine. She was also very faithful in the singles’, women’s, and drama ministries. In 2008, Min. Pontoo graduated Cum Laude from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Africana Studies. In 2011, she was accepted as a Teach for America corps member for the Lee County School District and she and her family moved from Detroit, MI to Marianna, AR. In 2012, she co-founded The Princess Project, a faith-based girls’ mentorship program that seeks to develop at-risk youth in the areas of identity, intimacy, and integrity. In January 2013, she and her family united with Kingdom Connections Church and she accepted her calling to ministry shortly thereafter under the leadership of Apostle Keith Ross. Min. Pontoo loves to serve in any capacity which there is a need and is always willing to share her gifts with the kingdom including writing, teaching, and performing. We are fortunate to have her on our staff.
Kendal Brister - Associate Ministe
Kendal is a father of 4 children. He accepted his calling to the ministry under the Leadership of Apostle Ross in January 2007. From that time he has served in the media ministry, finances and Boys II Men as a youth minister. He currently works in the food industry in which he has held for over 10 years. His current roll now is working as QFS Supervisor for Kelloggs in Rossville TN. Kendal always ready and willing to help in any to build the body of Christ. We are fortunate to have him on our staff.
Carolyn Hill - Church Treasurer
Sis. Carolyn Hill is married to her handsome husband of 40 years, Pastor Elias Hill III. They have two children, Tammekia Fraction and Elias Hill IV, one son-in-law Delmar Fraction Sr. and one daughter in law, Kelsie Hill. Four grandchildren ~ Kierra, Delamar, Parker & Presley. Sis Carolyn is a native of Marianna and graduated from Lee High School in 1978. She attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro for 3 years, studying Graphics Communication. She served as Pastor's Aide President and Choir President at Union Liberty for several years. She joined Kingdom Connections Church in March of 2009, where she serves as the financial secretary and Armor bearer for Lady Donita Ross. Her secular career is with the Lee County Health Unit where she has been employed for 28 years. She was employed with the Courier Index from 1982-1991 and the Lee County School District 1991-1993. Her motto is: "Prayer is the key and Faith unlocks the door!" Her closing statement is "I Love being a part of Kingdom Connections Church, where Jesus is Lord." We are fortunate to have her on our staff.
Kelsie Hill - Financial Secretary
Kelsie Hill is a native of West Memphis, AR with Marianna roots. As the daughter of Pastor and Lady Keith Ross and a founding member of Kingdom Connections Church, she grew up in and around church. After graduating high school with Honors, she went on to attain a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Arkansas and joined Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. She later followed her heart, fueled by her artistic side and love for cooking, to achieve her Associate of Applied Sciences in Culinary Arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Dallas, TX. Through their years in Dallas, TX, she and her husband were blessed with their first daughter, and life would never be the same—in all of the best ways! Kelsie’s career background ranges from customer service, to corporate-level Transportation & Logistics, to culinary kitchens and Research & Development projects for some of your favorite big store brands. The Hill family moved back to Arkansas in 2020 and she brings all of her professionalism, passion, and purpose to serve the communities that she grew up around. She loves all things food, her family, a good binge-worthy show, and of course her God. We are fortunate to have her on our staff.
Robin Staples - Administrative Assistant
Robin Staples is a native from St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Arkansas in 2003. She has one son, Antonio and wonderful daughter in law, Rashauna who are happily married and grand puppy name Trinity. Robin is an active member of Kingdom Connections Church and serves as the Administrative Assistant / Director of the Media Ministry. Robin has received her Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Education at the School of the Scripture. My Favorite Scripture is Psalms 51:10 ~ “Create in me a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit within me” Life is filled with trials and tribulations; God will never put more on you then you can bear so as long as you keep a Mustard Seed of Faith and be about The Lord’s Business, You will see your Blessings manifest!! Her current secular career is in Health Services as an Administrative Assistant. Robin has become a Humble and Faithful servant of God under the Leadership of Apostle Keith & Donita Ross. We are fortunate to have her on our staff