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Pastor Tamera MeBaneW.i.f.i. President

Pastor Tamera N. MeBane (known as Pastor ~T) is a dynamic preacher and teacher whose focus is on assisting in the development of all people.  She has over 15 years of pastoral experience, along with 2 decades of ministry.  Pastor Tamera currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Abundant Life Christian Outreach Center in Lexington Park, MD, under the leadership of Overseer Bishop Dr. Carlton E. MeBane II.  She also has international experience, having previously served as Co-Pastor to New Hope Christian Church in Sigonella, Sicily.  

Pastor Tamera is married to i.f.i. Presiding Bishop Bishop C. E. MeBane, II. She is mother to minister of music Carlton E. MeBane III, vocalist Deacon Joshua MeBane, psalmist Leah MeBane, and videographer Janean MeBane, and grandmother to Grace, Micah and Zyere MeBane. 

Pastor ~T, loves God and His people. She is totally devoted to serving, educating, inspiring, uplifting and supporting people in whatever means possible, using her gifts and talents as the Spirit leads. 


Pastor Faye Shaw JenkinsW.i.f.i. Vice President

Born in Montgomery, Alabama but was raised in Leesville, Louisiana. Faye served in the United States Army for more than 25 years. Pastor Faye was ordained and licensed in December of 2014 by the Brewer Heights MB church. She is motivated by her love for God and puts her strength and joy into all that she does.  She is family-oriented, business-minded and she loves helping others.

She is a Mary Kay Independent Senior Sales Director, and she uses her business to reach out to other women with a dual purpose to offer the Word of God and to build self-confidence. In March 2021, she founded Masterpiece, Inc. a non-profit organization that influences, impacts, instructs, and inspires the homeless, the hopeless, the hungry and the hurting. She personally identifies with all those that the organization seek to assist. She serves as a Chaplain and as a Counselor to different organizations in her community.

Pastor Faye holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management of Human Resource from Faulkner University and is currently a Christian Ministry graduate student at Liberty University. Pastor Faye is an anointed woman of God and spiritual leader for the Brewer Heights MB Church, alongside her husband, Bishop Kevin D. Jenkins. She and Bishop Jenkins have seven children and seven grandchildren.


Dr. Laura B. Christopher, W.i.f.i. Founder 

Dr. Laura B. Christopher is the co-founder of Emmanuel The Word Church, which Bishop Christopher and she founded in 1981, and the co-founder of Independents Fellowship International. She is a dynamic preacher, mentor, and visionary who loves God and God's people.

She began speaking at age 14 and preached her first sermon in 1975. More than 40 years ago, when she came to a certain area, NO pastor would allow women in the pulpit or even recognize God's call on their lives. But she persevered and continued to preach the life-giving Word of God in spite of the horrid, crushing insults, loneliness, and ostracization. They soon saw that she had a powerful anointing, a notable teaching ability and extensive scriptural knowledge. Because of that, and because of the Lord's heavenly enlightenment, 95% of pastors in that area, along with others across the nation, now either recognize or have women associate ministers on staff. 

She holds an earned D.Min. from Andersonville Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology from Northwestern Theological Seminary. She has been married to Bishop Roger Christopher for more than 50 years and together they have two children and two grandchildren.