Koren Carmichael Turner was born and raised in Aberdeen, MD,
to a loving, very close-knit family. She has traveled the world worshiping God
through song, and has been assigned the title of Chief International Worshiper.
She has traveled internationally to Johannesburg, South Africa, Nairobi, Kenya,
and Paris, France, worshiping God through song. She has been characterized as a
conduit for the glory of God. She does not take lightly her responsibility to
set the atmosphere so the presence of God can reign freely. She has been
featured as the lead worshiper on several CD’s, the latest being “Reach” with
Darrell Walton, Jr. and Our Measure of Grace (O.M.G.) God has been opening many
doors for her to worship through song, and speak the word of God to the women
of God, and she is very passionate about helping women to let go of the past,
so they can build their present. Lady Koren believes that worship unlocks the
miracles of God!
Koren believes that we should build ourselves up spiritually
as well as naturally. She is a huge
advocate for education, and has obtained her Master of Science in Accountancy
degree from the University of Phoenix. She encourages everyone to continue to
learn. It is her daily prayer that God
would continually give her wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in all things,
both spiritually and naturally.
Professionally, Koren is a Subcontracts Administrator, Sr for
Lidos, formally known as Lockheed Martin.
She has enjoyed being a Realtor, and a Ruby Director with Traci Lynn
Jewelry. She strives every day to be a
Proverbs 31 woman, and believes that we all should have multiple streams of
income. She shall be like a tree, planted by the rivers of water; one tree with
multiple streams of income! Her husband
and her children call her blessed. Koren is the proud mother of a beautiful
daughter Harmony LaShae Welsh. On October 5, 2008, she happily married Dr. L.
Lamont Turner, Pastor of Zion Temple Church, Inc., and through this union she
gained a wonderful son, Lapel Turner. She
is really enjoying being a First Lady, wife, and mother of two young adults,
and truly loves her extended Zion Temple Church family. Life is beautiful!
Reverend Masada Johnson
Rev. Masada Fara
Johnson is a native Washingtonian born in an Islamic family. During her
adolescent and teenage years, she was exposed to Islam, Jehovah Witness and
Christianity. In her early twenties, Jesus Christ beckoned Rev. Masada to visit
Free Gospel Deliverance Temple where she received Christ as her Lord and Savior
and was spiritually raised under the leadership of the late Honorable Apostle
Ralph E. Green.
During her young
adult years, Rev. Masada was diagnosed with a disease the doctors deemed as
incurable. After 8 years of testing and trials, Jesus healed Rev. Masada from
Crohn’s Disease and placed her on assignment to declare the healing power of
Jesus Christ and his unconditional love for all His people. Since 2001, Rev. Masada has worked tirelessly
as an evangelist by declaring the love of Jesus to the lost and downtrodden, as
well as winning souls to Jesus Christ.
Rev. Masada continuous to lead street and community outreaches, and train
individuals and groups in intercession and evangelism.
From 2010 to
2017, Rev. Masada served as a deacon and minister under Bishop Don Meares of
Evangel Cathedral. In 2012, Rev. Masada was
ordained as a reverend under Apostle Tonya Jackson Smallwood of Sisters of the
Son Ministries. Since 2017, Rev. Masada
serves as a minister under The Shepherd’s House International Christian Church,
overseen by Pastor R. Kevin Matthews.
Rev. Masada has
had the privilege of raising two beautiful daughters in the Lord, Daija and
First Lady Lisa Renee’ Bouknight
is a humble, grateful servant of the Lord. She is a woman of faith. She is
passionate about prayer, teaching the Word of God, evangelism, the youth, and
leading others to grow in Christ. She has a heart for praise and worship. She
is married to Pastor Kimus Bouknight and together they have seven beautiful
children and twelve grandchildren. First Lady Bouknight serves faithfully
beside her husband at Second Refreshing Spring COGIC in Washington, DC. She serves as District Missionary, and Auxiliary
Coordinator for the Women’ s Department under the leadership of Mother Vi
Curtis Little, Supervisor of Women,Washington DC Ecclesiastical
Jurisdiction, Pastor’s Wives Circle, under the leadership of Mother Leona
Coles, Jurisdictional First Lady, Jurisdictional Education Committee and
Examining Board. She is the president of
the Second Refreshing Spring Women’s Department, Youth Department Coordinator,
and Sunday School Teacher for the adult class.
surrendered her life to the Lord in 1980 under the leadership of Bishop Frank
White Sr. of Mt. Zion COGIC, Freeport, New York during a watch night
service. She was licensed as Evangelist in
May of 1991 by the late Pastor James Staggers, New Tabernacle Baptist Church,
Bronx, New York. First Lady Bouknight also received an Evangelist license under
the leadership of Pastor James E. Jordan Jr. Refreshing Spring COGIC,
She is a graduate of New York Theological Seminary,
Queens Broadcasting School, and Refreshing Spring Bible College. She has
traveled the country ministering in revivals, workshops, seminars, and
conferences, and has done extensive prison ministry in Riker’s Island, Queens,
Upstate New York, and Towson, Maryland. She also serves as an Angel Tree
Volunteer. First Lady Bouknight was blessed to minister in the Sunday School Department
Workshop entitled “Investing
in Leadership Ministry” during the 2013
AIM Convention. First Lady Bouknight is
the president of “Arise Daughters of Zion Ministries, LLC.” She is one of the contributing
authors for a book entitled And He Still Hears.
First Lady Bouknight’s
life is a testimony to the power of God’s love, deliverance and grace ~ Ephesians
2:8-10. She has completely surrendered and committed her life and ministry into
the hands of Almighty God .
“For I am not ashamed of the
gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that
believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” “For in it the
righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the
just shall live by faith”. – Romans 1:16-17 KJV
Evangelist Vanessa Duncan
Evangelist Vanessa Duncan currently serving under the leadership of Pastor and Lady Richard E Morris. At the tender young age of three years old I started attending The United Church of First Born with my grandparents Elder and Mother Hardy they brought me to churchl and that is where I began my Christian training I served as a junior usher and choir member. They taught me at a young age that you DONT PLAY WITH GOD. I was saved in 1989 I realized that I Needed Jesus, this new life was natured under Elder Stewart who baptism me in Jesus name according to Acts2:38 Fast forward to 2001 by this time my father is the Pastor of the church and he asked me to be the youth Bible study teacher, after that assignment I had a hunger and thirst for more knowledge of the Word of God I attended and obtain an associates degree from Christian World College of the Theology class of 2006. I have walked the streets to witness, organize outside services, served at Gods kitchen and preach and taught the Word of God. Lover of God, mother of four and grandmother of two.
Pastor Maggie Ocasio
Maggie Ocasio was born in New York City but came to New Jersey at the age of thirteen.
She completed her education at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, Wayne
Technical High school and received her diploma.
a desire to learn more of the Bible She started her Biblical studies at
Great Commission Bible Institute in Paterson, where she completed her three
years and graduated in 1986. She went on to the fourth year with Christ
Missionary Bible Institute also in Paterson and graduated in 1995; she later
taught two years in this institute.
then, Rev. Maggie has been led by the Lord to the Mission Field and has visited
countries such as India, Peru, The Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Haiti.
Peru, along with three other missionaries she founded a church.
traveled bringing clothing, food, toys, medicine, and the Powerful Word of God
and she was ordained a pastor and evangelist by Elder Wallace Mouzone of End
Time International Breakthrough Church in 2003.
March 2012, she was honored for Over Sea Outreach Ministry by the Women of
Grace Outreach Ministry, Minister Lutrisha Wilson of Creech Temple, Paterson,
2015, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit she founded the S.I.S.T.E.R.S. Women’s
Ministry. She has hosted eleven conferences encouraging women.
March 2017, she received a Certificate of Completion for completing course
studies in the Christ Church Chaplaincy Program in Montclair, N.J. under Rev.
Ron Gonzales, Associate Pastor.
March 2017, Women History Month, Commissioner Dr. Lilisa Mimms held a Hidden Figures
Ceremony to honor ten women of Paterson, she was one of them. She Received the
Senate and General Assembly Citation as a woman of character, determination,
and enterprise, signed Senator Nellie Pou and members of the General Assembly.
certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for Outstanding and Invaluable
Service to the community from Bill Pascal Jr, member of Congress.
Certificate from the County of Passaic freeholders for recognition and
Municipal Council Citation for Outstanding Civic Contribution and Meritorious
May 2021, having completed her course, she received an Associate Degree in
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care, and she was ordained a Chaplain by Crown of
Justice Chaplaincy Ministry Corporation.
Maggie along with her husband Pastor Frankie of more than thirty years are
currently shepherding the Great Harvest Church in Paterson, N.J. They have five
children, twelve grandchildren and three great granddaughters.
Maggie states that she has been blessed beyond measure and by His strength
alone she has overcome. The successes cannot equal to the Grace by which she
stands. In Christ alone she places her trust and finds her glory in the Power
of the Cross. In every victory, her source of strength and hope is Christ
alone. She seeks no greater honor than just to know Him more!