“Education means much more than many suppose.
True education embraces physical, mental, and moral training…”
A Call To Stand Apart | Ellen G. White
ANDRE AND ALPHA WALLER
Andre, Director of Tekoa Missions, gave his heart to Jesus at a very early age. He is a graduate of Oakwood College and was trained in personal evangelism at George King Institute. Evangelist Waller has a deep passion for the work of God and seeks to train more young workers to enter the missionary field, preparing souls to be reaped for glory when Christ returns. He has a volume of experience in gospel ministry as a literature evangelist, Bible instructor, educator, and evangelism coordinator. The Lord has blessed him with Alpha Waller (his lovely wife) and Nyasiah Channi Waller (daddy’s girl). He enjoys reading, nature, and spending time with his family.
Queenette is the product of a devout christian home and from a very early age she fell in love with the Lord and purposed to live for Him. After university, her skills blessed her to land a coveted position with the government as a civil servant. In the busyness of life her first love weaned and while going through the motions as an Adventist she lost her close friendship with the God of her childhood. An unfortunate series of poor choices, led her back to the arms of her Saviour. Now on a brief hiatus from her career in the public service, she is becoming equipped at giving back in the way that she was helped. Queenette is currently lending her experience as a volunteer administrative assistant at Tekoa. Transforming friendship evangelism, true medical missionary work, and all things country living are some of this former “city girl’s” passions.
Creative Director/True Success Coach
Stephen Lee’s greatest desire is to make the gospel practical in everyone’s lives. At the age of 18, he was suicidal by a depression of not knowing the purpose of his life. Thankfully, God had reached out to him just in time with the spark of the blessed hope. So after high school, he set out on a journey to spread and live out the hope despite his family’s threats and their rejection of the SDA beliefs. Now, after many years of God-given experiences in preaching, healing, teaching, media, and starting a biznistry, he is passionate about coaching God’s people reach their fullest potential. He uses his knowledge as a biznistry teacher in his role as a creative director for Tekoa Missions.
Health Coach/Grounds Director/ Tech
Jonthue Michel is originally from Brooklyn, NYC. Having spent some time in Reading, Pennsylvania after the blackout, he became an Adventist in that city and started serving in the church immediately after rebaptism. It was from a dream to a quote in the writings of Ellen G White that prompted him to take the leap of faith to become a fellow servant in the master’s vineyard. Years later, Mr. Michel has been a staff member at Tekoa Missions for nearly two full years, formerly in charge of grounds and maintenance but now an assistant to a certified health lady and a visual communicator. Among the work he does for Tekoa, he also works with a few other ministries too humble to mention and a business he is developing called Benefit You LLC.
Christopher Smith, a steward for the Lord, has been in the Construction, Groundsman, Building, and Maintenance fields for over 17 years. His experience includes securing and finalizing projects such as Cumberland Farms, Nursing Homes, and major fast-food chains to name a few. Moreover, he is currently working with Tekoa Missions as the Property Manager to complete the Sanitarium and maintain the integrity of the property. In his spare time, he loves working on cars, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.
Teacher & Health Consultant
Natasha Smith, who fell in love with Jesus at a young age, has been called to education through Health and Wellness. She has 15 years of experience in the Healthcare field including nutrition, nursing, and holistic wellness. Natasha graduated with a degree in Nursing, BHSc in Health and Wellness, and is currently obtaining a Doctorate in Naturopathy. In her current role with Tekoa, as a Health and Wellness Consultant and Instructor, she will be teaching health-related courses.
Andrew Jacques is a committed disciple / student in the school of Christ, a dedicated pupil of the Bible, a medical missionary evangelist as well as a “green-thumbed” Gardener. He chose to forsake all in order to follow Christ. All this did he do in order to harmonize with the teachings of prophecy and last day events as they were opened to his awakened and enlightened mind. All the way Jesus led him. He first bravely traversed to the State of Maine with a fellow believer and remained there for a little over a year, where he actually became a baptized Seventh Day Adventist whilst living with a prominent SDA family who owned a popular health-food bakery in Maine. Then he traveled to the European country of Portugal for almost 4 years, where he was mentored and thus acquired the trade of gardening. Afterwards, for the sake of ministry he traveled back to NYC, then to Florida and shortly after to the beautiful country known as Jamaica. There he met his beautiful wife Shadia Jacques, and together they share the same fervent desire to be faithful followers of Christ. They both enjoy reading, nature walks and listening to Christ-centered music. Andrew also loves to write and sing songs based on the Holy Scriptures.
Medical Missionary/Health Evangelism Director
Sarah Jane’s greatest desire is to show young people that a life of service to God is a life of joy and happiness! In her earlier years, she persued a career in pediatrics until she got introduced to medical missionary work, and it was then that her life began to drastically change. Sarah is very passionate about the establishing of hygienic restaurants, and how they can be used to be a center of influence in every community! She uses her knowledge of healthful cookery as the Kitchen Supervisor at Tekoa, as well as her passion for working in the community as the Outreach Coordinator. Her ultimate goal is to inspire an army of youth to hasten Jesus’ coming!
Director of Evangelism
Ola Aladenika is originally from New York. He gave his life to Jesus in 2012 and is seeking to grow more and more like Him.
Norman McNulty, MD
Norman McNulty, MD, is a board-certified neurologist practicing in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Prior to starting his neurology practice, he served for two years as a missionary at the Adventist hospital in Trinidad. He trained at Loma Linda University. He enjoys studying and speaking about prophecy in his free time. He has also been involved in several young adult ministries in the United States. He is married to Joelle, and they have two daughters, Saralyn and Anneke.
Dr. Jim Sharps is a natural health educator, author, lecturer and consultant. He is former President of the Board of Directors of the Self-Healing Research Foundation in San Francisco, a Director of the International Society of Naturopathy, and the Founding Director of Integrated Health Therapies, a California-based natural healthcare facility, which specialized in corrective nutrition, colon hydrotherapy, therapeutic massage, health education and other health services.
Dr. Sharps currently runs a private practice in Columbia, Maryland, and Smithfield, Virginia, specializing in corrective nutrition and natural health education, where he conducts both onsite and teleconsultations. He is also involved in several natural health initiatives including President of The International Institute of Original Medicine (IIOM), a Biblically-based, distance learning Christian Natural Health Institute of Higher Learning. IIOM offers certifications and degree diplomas from the bachelor’s to the doctorate level. His books, Basic Principles of Total Health, Concepts of Original Medicine, and Ways to Wellness Natural Recipe Book are designed to equip and empower his readers with concepts and principles for physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Dr. Sharps holds a Ph.D. and three doctorates: one in Naturopathy, one in Herbology and one in Nutritional Science. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Economics, an MBA in Marketing and Computer Methodology, and he worked for over twenty years in the information technology field for both Fortune 500 and smaller companies. His health training and practice, combined with his corporate, business, and marketing background, offers unique perspectives for a wide variety of audiences.