Dr. Caretha F. Crawford


Dr. Caretha Franks Crawford serves as the founding pastor of The Gateway to Wholeness Church Ministries, a multi-faceted, non-denominational ministry in Largo, Maryland. Its mission is “Rebuilding Broken Lives Through the Power of Jesus Christ.”

Dr. Crawford holds a Master of Biblical Studies, a Master of Divinity (1993), and a Doctor of Ministry (1995) from Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary. While matriculating, she served as student representative on the Board of Trustees, Assistant to the President, President of the Student Union and was honored to deliver the student address at graduation (1993). Dr. Crawford, also served the College and Seminary as Associate Professor of Bible and Theology from 1993-1999. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education at Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC.

In addition to establishing a 501-(c)(3) church in 1999, Dr. Crawford is an award-winner author with 3 published books to her credit; Dance, God’s Gift to You! (2010), Hold on to Your Dream (2013) and Determined to Succeed (2016).

Dr. Crawford has also, organized and established Caretha Crawford Ministries International (, which includes:

In Pursuit of His Presence Worship Arts Ministries with locations in Largo, MD, Jacksonville, NC, and Decatur, GA; The Father’s Table; CarethaTV; Women Lifting Women Business Network and Kingdom Greetings 4U®.

Additionally, Dr. Crawford travels extensively preaching, teaching and establishing ministries in the United States and abroad. Her travels have taken her to such places as London, England; Sierra Leone, West Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Braunwald and Zurich, Switzerland; Israel; Jordan; Egypt; Paris, France; Italy; Turkey and Greece.

Dr. Crawford is married to Pastor Clarence Crawford. They have one grown daughter.


Dr. Jerry Jones

VP of Administration

Dr. Jerry W. Jones Jr., is an ambassador and disciple for The Son of God—Jesus Christ. He serves as pastor of Servants for Christ Ministries, and is the executive producer of Servants for Christ Television Broadcast. Dr. Jones is vice president of administration of The Alumni Association of the Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary, vice president and chaplain of the Alfred Street Baptist Church Motor Cycle Ministry, lifetime member of the NAACP, charter member of the U. S. Black History Museum andhe has worked tirelessly in educating many through teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Dr. Jones has held several responsible management positions in the federal government over a forty-four year career; including program manager, mediator, ombudsman, internal controls, congressional aide, CFC loan executive, etc. Dr. Jones holds six academic degrees in printing, public administration and theology. He strongly believes that Jesus is Lord and that everyone is important and has value. Dr. Jones is married to Minister Patricia Jones. He has one son; Malcolm.  (Ephesians 2:4-8)


Dr. Jesse P. Clay, Jr.

VP of Fundraising

Dr. Jesse Paul Clay, Jr. received his Doctor of Ministry degree, Master of Divinity and Master of Christian Counseling from Maple Spring Baptist Bible College and Seminary (MSBBC&S) in 2005, 2003 and 2001 respectively. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University.  Dr. Clay served as president of MSBBC&S Student Government Association from 2000 – 2002.   Currently he is serving on the Alumni Association as vice president of fundraising.

Dr. Clay and his lovely wife Brenda started Jehovah Christian Ministries in October 2004, presently located in Capitol Heights, Maryland. where he serves as pastor and founder. He also serves on the board of several non-profit organizations including the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Therapeutic Services and Teach’em to Fish Community Development Corporation.

Most importantly, Dr. Clay is a born again believer, and loves the Lord.  His message is that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, He rose again so we can live victoriously and receive eternal life.


First Lady Patricia Jones


Minister Patricia A. Jones is a great witness and ambassador for Jesus Christ. She is co-founder of Servants for Christ Ministries and is the church administrator, trustee, deacon chair and acting clerk. Minister Jones is the executive producer of the Servants for Christ Television Ministries and serves as director of financial aide at the Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary. Minister Jones has held progressively responsible positions in the federal government and is currently a program analyst. She enjoys singing in the Alfred Street Baptist Church where she serves as chair for social. Minister Jones holds three academic degrees in business and theology. She is married to Dr. Jerry W. Jones Jr. Minister Patricia believes that everyone should “get it right with God.” (Psalm 23)


Min. Karen O. Morgan

Recording Secretary

Minister Karen Morgan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from The Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary in 2014. She graduated magna cum laude and was the student commencement speaker. Karen holds an Associate of Science Degree in Math and Computer Science from California University of Pennsylvania in California, Pennsylvania.

Karen has been a member of Israel Baptist Church in Washington, DC since 1993, where she serves as an associate minister, usher, Sunday school teacher, worship leader and on the women’s and mass choirs. She has also served on the evangelism ministry, CSOSA re-entry program and as assistant to the Sunday school superintendent.

Karen fell in love with the Lord after she realized she had to die to self. Now she lives by the Scripture: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” (Gal 2:20).

She currently lives in Clinton, Maryland.


Brother Tommy Jordan


Brother Tommy Jordan is a native of Waynesboro, Mississippi. He holds a Master’s degree from The Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary, 1992, and has done further studies toward a doctoral degree. Tommy is a graduate of Jackson State University (1971).

He serves the Bible College and Seminary as a volunteer coordinator, bookstore manager, and is the developer and administrator of the library’s book check database. Tommy also, volunteers for the Oxon Hill Library, Oxon Hill, Maryland.

Tommy has been a member of Maple Springs Baptist Church since 1978. He has served as an usher for thirty-six years and is the longest active usher. He is involved in many church ministries, such as; youth ministry, adopt-a-family, mission and outreach, evangelism, assistant Sunday School Superintendent, lead teacher for adult class and new members’ orientation teacher.

Tommy was honorably discharged from the US Air Force in 1968.


Reverend Lynda Brown-Hall

Past President

Reverend Lynda Brown-Hall holds a Master of Divinity with emphasis in Christian Counseling, 2010, and a Bachelor of Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministries, Cum Laude, 2007, from The Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary. She also earned a certificate in Biblical Studies from the Washington Bible College in 1994.

Rev. Brown-Hall serves on the Board of Trustees at The Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary, and is the organizer and first President of the College and Seminary’s Alumni Association. She is a life-time member of the Alumni Association.

Rev. Brown-Hall is a member of Maple Springs Baptist Church in Capitol Heights, Maryland, where Dr. Larry Jordan is Pastor. She serves the church as an associate minister and women’s ministry leader. Some of her notable accomplishments in ministry include: Organizer/CEO, Nevertheless Outreach Ministry, Inc., Washington, DC; Co-Organizer/Supporter of the Kipsitet Baptist Church Medical Clinic, Kenya, East Africa; Organizer of the Kipsitet Widows Group, Kenya, East Africa; Co-Organizer of the Kericho, Kenya Foreign Missions Project and Certified Red Cross Disaster Coordinator.

Rev. Brown-Hall, retired from the federal government in 2008. She received numerous awards and commendations during her forty years of service.

Rev. Brown-Hall is a native Washingtonian, a mother of two, a grandmother of five, and has a host of God children. She is a contributor to Dr. Caretha Crawford’s latest book, “Determined to Succeed” (release April 2016).