Ministry Partners

Brenda Gray


" I receive my license on June 12, 2005 for my call into Ministry. I belong to Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church at 1301 W. 21st Ave. Gary, IN. 46407. 

My Pastor is Rev. Charles L. Emery.

I studied at Purdue and Grand Canyon Universities. My specialty is working with children and seniors. "

Min. Marveletta Kirk


 MSM, Behavioral Management Coach, Host Ministering Moments with Marva Broadcast on In the Midst On One Accord Ministries.

Ms. Kirk is a long time source of support to disadvantages individuals within varying community and social environments, and continues to work in capacity of advocate for individuals in crisis situations. 

Debra Ferrell


Phoenix AZ.

Director of Adonai Solutions, INC.

ASI was created to educate families and the public to achieve their goals by providing them with needed information on available programs that will help them to become independent and rise above their limitations.

Jillian White


Las Vegas, Nevada

Jillian is currently a licensed foster parent for the Clark Cty. Foster Care Agency in Las Vegas. She is also pursuing a MSW at UNLV to further her work in the foster care system. Her mission is to destroy the generational cycle of poverty and abuse for women & children. She has spent the past 30 yrs working in various capacities in the human service field in the States of California, Virginia, Georgia, and Nevada. Her passion is to collaborate with others to help women & children thrive and accomplish their goals in life. 

 Jill loves music, reading, fashion and traveling. She enjoys spending quality time and having cupcake moments with her loving husband Clifton, with whom she’s been happily married to for the past 28 years. Together they have 3 beautiful and amazing daughters and 1 adorable grand-puppy.  “Ms.Jill” as she is affectionately called is definitely a woman on a mission and living her best life!   

Leslie Pachelski


As long as Leslie can remember she has inspired to be a voice to the voiceless, from humans to animals. She has worked with both small & large clienteles to help bring awareness and resources for DV victims. 

Working alongside ABWM, Nick Lowery #championsforthehomeless NFL Hall of Famer.  Leslie will never stop advocating for the voiceless and she is now providing hope & resources such as a healthy plant base meals, toiletries we otherwise take for granted and unconditional love to the homeless community within Southern CA. Leslie still and will always work remotely via technology to support and advocate for AZ. friends of the homeless as well

#championsforthehomeless through social media network.

Carissa Bolton


 " I grew up on the West Side of Chicago, raised by my grandmother. My mother passed away when I was 11 and my father was murdered when I was 13. Against all odds I managed to put myself through college attending Northwestern University and moving on to have a successful career in Corporate Sales as well as being a Entrepreneur holding my Real Estate and Life & Health Insurance License in the State of Arizona. I have always had a heart to help, especially being empathetic with women & children. 

Before leaving Chicago I started a Youth Ministry in the inner city, helping children learn the bible, reading skills & self confidence. I've also been bless to have skills to assist with resume writing, job seeking and interview skills to help people enter the workforce being prepared and to be successful.

Devon L. Blackwood Jr.


" I'm a regular guy that loves God. I believe that no one should suffer abuse in a place that they call home. 

I fully support A Better Way Ministry Inc. In their efforts to stimulate change in family and domestic violence. I've served with ABWM from the beginning on their outreaches and I'm bless to be able to share the message that God has A Better Way ! "

Fire Chief Jeff Ward - Retired


 " I served as a firefighter for 43 and a half years. I became a firefighter in 1969 and while doing that I became one of Gary fire first paramedics. 

I moved through the ranks firefighter to engineer (vehicle operator ) to lieutenant to captain to battalion chief,  to division chief , to Fire Chief. I am the only Fire Chief who was a paramedic in the history of the department. As a Paramedic I’ve seen the pain and devastation that Family and Domestic Violence can cause. I fully support A Better Way Ministry Inc. in all that they do! 

Rev. Marquise D. Washington


Rev. Marquise D. Washington is known for his love for the people of God. 

Currently a student at Grace Christian University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Leadership & Ministry.  He is very active in his church, Pilgrim M.B. Church of Gary, IN.

With a full time career in the medical field. A family man with wife Tiffany and their 4 beautiful children. Rev. Washington wants you to remember that God is able to turn your situation around. Be Blessed !

Courtney Heard


Courtney is a wife and mother of four but most importantly a woman after God's own heart. She supports the ministry because she believes it's important that domestic violence has a voice. 

It's her goal to be able to encourage and uplift women to be their best selves through writing, speaking, and mentorship.

Chief Ingram


 Chief Ingram a longtime friend of A Better Way Ministry Inc. offered work space within his Gary Indiana Police command for ABWMINC to be an on-site Victim Services provider. Chief Ingram cares about all Victims of crime he started many initiatives to help the Gary Indiana Faith And General Community. We are forever Grateful to him!
Chief Wade Ingram former police chief of the Gary Indiana please department offers a wealth of knowledge in the field of family violence prevention and awareness.

Natalie Razor


Natalie's degree is in the field of human Services. She has an extensive background in diversity, inclusion,  family violence studies and working with special needs children and adults. She has training in suicide intervention and prevention. Natalie has a long history of volunteering and being a resource with various outreach programs from homelessness, single mothers, domestic violence survivors, children, seniors and veterans.Additionally, she is an animal rights activist. Natalie has a strong desire to make a difference in the world. She believes her calling is to serve for those who may not have a voice. Her passion about bringing awareness and helping to put an end to domestic violence.   

Jerlean Ward


 " I am a retired corporate manager.
I’ve watched A Better Way Ministry Inc. grow to what it is today by the Grace of GOD. My favorite scripture John 14. I have always trusted in GOD In all of my decisions. I’m excited to be a member of this Ministry. I believe no one should ever be hurt by Abuse. GOD does have A Better Way! "

Jennifer McGhee


Jennifer is a Business Educator and After Coordinator at Urban High School. She is the Sponsor of the school's Girlfriend Leadership Group whose mission is to build positive school experiences for girls through cooperative activities that guidethem in problem solving, peer mediation, self esteem, respect, and leadership. 

Jennifer, a Pastor's Wife, also leads God's Jewels, which is a similar group at her church for girls ages 12-18.

Her guiding passion is investing in the lives of young ladies the essential skills needed to be productive leaders in their school, church and community.

Henderson-Hughes Health Partners


Henderson-Hughes Health Partners (H3P) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with health advocacy, health literacy, health consulting at its core. H3P is the financial sponsor for ABWMINC.COM. 

Otherside Ministries



Jason Taylor is a Pastor, Holistic Chef, and Energy Practitioner as well as a dedicated Dad. At one time, he was homeless. While living on the streets, he was fortunate enough to have a Good Samaritan who assisted Jason get off the streets. This was the help he needed to restart his culinary career that has spanned 30 years. Jason’s truly believes he “has been blessed to be a blessing”.

He is a graduate from Scottsdale Culinary Institute in 1998 and became a Certified Dietary Manger in 2017. He has been executive chef of Mastrtos, Banner Health, ASU’s Barrett Honor College, and dietary manager at Advanced Health Care of Mesa.