IAMSK CORE TEAM

MEET THE IAMSK CORE TEAM

Karolyn Johnson

Founder, Executive Director

Karolyn Johnson serves as Founder and Executive Director of I AM My Sister’s Keeper, headquartered in Sanford, North Carolina. Having gone through difficult situations in her own life, God, in His infinite wisdom gave her a vision, a mission, a servant’s heart and an unconditional love that would reach women who were broken, hurt, and lost; women who needed encouragement, women who needed to be empowered, women who simply needed to reconnect their lives back to God with the Word of God. While she has served in ministry in various capacities, her primary focus is that of Christian Education. Her passion for teaching women how to study and apply the Word of God in their everyday lives and aiding them on how to live their lives to the fullest. Her transparency with the women she encounters on a daily basis has drawn innumerable souls to have a relationship with Christ.
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Karolyn graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors in Criminal Law. She is also a multi-disciplined Executive Administrator with over 26 years of experience who uses her ministry and work skills interchangeably as it pertains to client relations, management operations and creative problem solving techniques. She’s an entrepreneur owning several businesses that touches the lives of people globally. God has called her to also minister and serve the needs of His people in the marketplace.

Minister Karolyn is the oldest daughter of Larry Johnson and Mary Ann Beauford. She has three sisters, two children, and three granddaughters. She is also a licensed minister and resides in Sanford, North Carolina.

Angela Lawson-Ravin

Founder

Some may say what is “I AM My Sister’s Keeper?” My vision of I AM My Sister’s Keeper is one who is caring, trustworthy and Godly; a woman who keeps those things which have been shared with her in confidence close to her heart and prays over them for the deliverance of her sister. She is one who understands how to keep a secret and knows that such things must be kept confidential and private, “under lock and key,” shared only between her and her God. (Daniel 2:28)

A “Keeper” is also one that keeps her sisters spiritually on track. The enemy’s job is to keep us distracted, if he can keep us worried about finances, health, and family issues, he can keep us from focusing on “Kingdom Building.”

Paul said “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith, henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that day and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing!” We’re all each other’s “Keeper.”

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Elder Angela Ravin was born in the historic town of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Daughter of the late Roger Gaines and Mary Lawson, this proud mother of 9 beautiful children is also grandmother to 6 wonderful grandchildren. Elder Ravin knew that she had been called to ministry by God years before she decided to give her life over to the Lord.

In 2003 Elder Ravin joined Enon Missionary Baptist Church in Sumter South Carolina under the leadership of Pastor Stanley Hayes and Elect-Lady Hayes where she first received ministerial teaching. Following the leading of the Lord she later joined Great Commission Bible Institute under the leadership of Apostle Waylon Wallace where she received her ministerial license along with strong biblical studies.

After relocating to Durham, North Carolina, Elder Ravin was ordained to the position of Elder in 2012 under the leadership of Bishop R. Tiff McCarter, City of Joy Ministries located in Durham, North Carolina. God has since placed her in the hands of Bishop J.W. Meadows of the Apostolic House of Deliverance of Durham NC, her spiritual home.

About I AM My Sister's Keeper, Core Team Member: Donna Lewis

Donna Lewis

Director of Administration & Outreach

What IAMSK means to me! IAMSK is a God First Sisterhood; family as God has intended for us to be! We are our Sister’s Keeper; we will be there for one another through all things extending ourselves to assist in beneficial ways assuring our Sisters there is nothing too hard for God! Women from different walks of life encountering one another’s hearts displaying nothing more than genuine LOVE without conditions and on purpose!

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Who am I?

Donna D. Lewis is a Mother of many, however birthed four wonderful children; 1 boy and 3 girls! Born in St. Augustine, Florida in 1973; became a product of the Foster Care System at 2 months, and later adopted by two of God’s Angels Edward and Marjorie Lewis.

I AM a Victorious overcomer of much! I AM a Child of THEE MOST HIGH! I AM dedicated member of the phenomenal sanctuary Christ Worship Center Worldwide where Reverend Batu Mukinayi is the Senior Pastor in Pleasantville, New Jersey. At Christ Worship Center Worldwide, I willingly take on the task of reaching, teaching and instilling a God First living as one of the Youth Leaders.

Throughout my life I have gained many degrees; not achieved through a higher learning facility; however, through life’s experience itself! What I’ve majored in a book cannot gift you; only God can! I AM a believer that though I’ve achieved an Associates in Paralegal Studies my best knowledge came from God and He purposefully gifted me with each lesson, so that I can be a living testament through sharing, caring and loving anyone He places within my path.

In Revelation 12:11 our Father tells us “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony,” therefore this journey does not belong to me… God has given me much wisdom, so that I can bear witnesses of what God can and will do!

I AM My Sister’s Keeper!!!!

Gwen Mayo

Director of Finance and Marketing

If you were to ask Gwen what does I AM My Sister’s Keeper mean to her, she will tell you that it means reaching out and touching other sisters. It may mean supporting them mentally, physically, and even financially at times. But most of all, being my sister’s keeper means encouraging them, lifting them up, and showing them the love of God at ALL times.

Gwen Mayo is the Director of Marketing and Purchasing for I AM My Sister’s Keeper. Her responsibilities include ensuring that I AM My Sister’s Keeper obtains the goods and services it needs at the best possible price. She is involved with developing and implementing strategic purchasing plans, and then making adjustments based on strengths and weaknesses of the company. She has a high level of attention to detail and works closely with the founders and the directors overseeing all purchases for the company.

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Gwen is a God-fearing woman who loves to give. She’s been working for the Lord since the age of 8 serving in various positions of the church; from usher to treasurer and CFO that helps promote Kingdom Building. She will tell you that with working in the church to working on her job for 31 years, it has afforded her many opportunities to minister the Word of God to people that she comes in contact with on a daily basis. She has received many rewards for her great service and work ethics. Her hobbies are creating floral arrangements, crafting with kids, and traveling.

She is a proud mother of two children and grandmother (NANA) to four. She is the glue of her family and keeps them all mindful of being and staying connected to The Vine.

Audra Johnson

Director of Evangelism and Reconciliation

If you were to ask Audra what I AM My Sister’s Keeper means to her, she will tell you it means that she’s there for her sister when she needs her. Sometimes it’s a listening ear (Ministry of Silence), a need for prayer, spiritual advice, or even a tangible need. I Am My Sister’s Keeper also means that she will speak the truth to her in love, walk in love with her and love her through her mistakes and issues (rebuke only when necessary.) It means helping her seek out resources when needed and executing a plan of action to help her with being accountable and successful. It means leading her into independence by teaching her how to do better, be better, so she can live better and pass on what she has learned to others.
Audra Johnson, a native of Los Angeles, California, is the Director of Evangelism and Reconciliation for I AM My Sister’s Keeper. She is also the founder of Living Victorious Ministries. She is a Christian author, former Sunday School and adult teacher, leader and speaker who’s called to help heal and restore women by using her evangelical gifts of teaching, motivation, encouragement, inspiration and prayer. She has been trained in the areas of Evangelism and the Ministry of Reconciliation. Her life’s passion is to see all broken and abuse women healed, restored and made whole by coupling transparency with God’s Word. She has served in local T.V. Ministry and several different Church ministries in Los Angeles, CA and Knoxville, TN and Austell, GA for over 16 years.

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Audra is a 2014 graduate and former teacher of the Eternal Life Harvest Center Church ITI (Impact Training Institute) Bible School in Knoxville, TN and currently a student at Salem International University of Salem, West Virginia with a BA in Business Management/Human Resources. She is scheduled to graduate in 2017. She is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Scholars since 2008. She looks forward to the opportunity to serve in ministry full-time.

Audra is a single parent with one son, one daughter and one grandson.

Valerie Howard-Jones

Director of Pastoral Counseling and Prayer

If you were to ask Pastor Valerie what I AM My Sister’s Keeper means to her, she will tell you it means ministering to women who are emerging into who God has ordained them to be, from various life experiences, and assisting them through programs, mentorship and Christian counseling.

Pastor Valerie is the Director of Pastoral Counseling and Prayer for I AM My Sister’s Keeper. Pastor Val, as she is affectionately called, was licensed to preach the Gospel in 1994 by Bishop Kevin V. Gresham, Sr. of the Greater St. John Church of Upper Marlboro, MD and ordained in 2006 by Bishop Mark Anthony Wilson of the Greater Destiny Kingdom Ministries of Baltimore, MD. She was consecrated as Pastor in 2011 by Bishop Ernest C. Dawson of Rehoboth New Life Church. She serves as Associate Pastor at Rehoboth New Life Church, in Clinton, MD under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Bishop Ernest C. Dawson. In her twenty-two years of ministry, Pastor Val has severed several pastors and ministries specializing in organization and development, praise and worship, leadership, and evangelism and outreach. Ministries Pastor Val currently facilitates within the Rehoboth New Life family are Christian Education, Women’s Ministry, and Praise and Worship.

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Pastor Val contributes to several external ministries such as In His Care Ministries, which ministers to the female prison population incarcerated within the Federal prison system and their families; she serves as ministry vice president and instructor/preacher/teacher. Additionally, she has served as a co-laborer for Lunchtime Bible Study at the FDA White Oak Research facility in Silver Spring, MD which is held every Tuesday at noon. Pastor Val, Bishop Dawson, and the RNLC family can be heard every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturday during the Circle of Love Ministry’s Hour of Power broadcast on WLLY (www.llyradio.com) in Wilson, NC and heads one of the ministry teams responsible for service at the Cherry Hill Nursing Home in Laurel, MD.

Pastor Val is the CEO of the SIBTT (Sister I’ve Been There Too) Literary Group, which is a ministry birthed out of the title of an upcoming publication, “Sister, I’ve Been There Too! But I Came Back to Get You!” SIBTT is a compilation of testimonies, written by nine very different women and one man, about just how good God really is! All too often, when we are going through life’s changes, we feel alone and as if no one in the world could be going through what we are SIBTT seeks to address, mentor, and minister to men and woman during the process of healing, victory, and deliverance. In addition to her other written accomplishments, Pastor Val has a daily internet thought of the day entitled Just a Little Word for Today, in which she shares God inspired thoughts to help herself and others press on in this Christian journey through the Word of God. As an avid encourager, she also uses her Facebook page to encourage, inspire, and share the Word of God and her journey daily.

A published author, Pastor Val was a contributing author of, ‘A Drink from the Well: Refreshment for the Soul – A Devotional for Women (2008, Amazon), and is currently working on several of her own works for publication in the near future.

Pastor Val holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Corrections, and a Master’s of Science degree in Public Administration, with a minor in Legal Studies and is employed by the federal government.

Pastor Val’s favorite saying: If God woke you up this morning; He had you on His mind. Her favorite scripture is Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives unto death.”

She loves to sing, loves people and loves laughter! There is nothing like a good laugh to ease the troubled mind and a song to help you make it through!!!

Pastor Val is married to Robert B. Jones, Jr. and is the mother of two daughters – AlNetta and Jessica.

I AM My Sister’s Keeper is a safe place where we uplift, encourage, empower, inspire, and assist our sisters as we cross paths in the Kingdom of God.

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