National Urban Ministry Conference
Board of Directors
Amy Otto is an Urban Outreach Minister, working for the Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, serving those marginalized in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is also the Director of Transitional Programs for Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women, coordinating the organization's efforts to serve women of the North Carolina Correction Institute for Women. Amy began her career as legal assistant before spending the greater part of 15 years homeschooling two children. During the homeschooling years she was very active in her local Church, community and spent a short stint working for the Virginia SIDS Alliance. When her children were nearing college age, Amy went back to school completing a Bachelor's Degree in Pastoral Counselling, attaining Temperament Counselling certification and becoming a Certified Christian Life Coach. For the past five years she has also been providing support for Ciudad de Angeles, a christian home in Mexico, by handling administrative duties, managing their CRM, leading mission trips, and sponsoring a child. Amy currently serves on the boards of two non-profits; the National Urban Ministry Association and A Place At The Table (here in Raleigh).
Alfred Donald is originally from Humboldt, TN and graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in 1978. He served as associate minister of the Greenbriar Church of Christ in Atlanta from 1981-86. He moved back to Humboldt to preach at his home church in 1986-89.
In 1992 Alfred was hired to work with Atlanta Inner City Ministry. He and his wife, Sharalyn, served as foster parents with Georgia Agape for several years. In addition to his responsibilities with Atlanta Inner City Ministry (AIM), he has served as the minister of the Lakewood Church of Christ since it’s beginning in 1993. His greatest passions in ministry are sharing the gospel one on one and working with youths.
Alfred and Sharalyn have four children: Rachel Duncan of Russellville, Arkansas, Jonathan of Charleston, SC, Benjamin of Atlanta, and Adjani, who is a sophomore at Savannah State. His hobbies are motorcycle riding, fishing and camping.
Ken Kilpatrick is a graduate of Faulkner University, Freed - Hardeman University and Amridge University. Over a 16 year period, he has served as the pulpit minister for our Lord’s Church in Alabama, Illinois and Florida. In the summer of 1994, he was instrumental in helping begin Montgomery Inner City Ministry. In July of 1996, he became the Executive Director of Montgomery Inner City Ministry now known as Compassion 21. In April of 1996, he was instrumental in helping plant the Inner City Church of Christ. In 2008, he was involved in starting a Hispanic church in Montgomery’s inner city. Currently, he is involved in laying the ground work for developing community based ministries in the low income areas of Montgomery and in developing a new program called Hope Afield that will be using the great outdoors as a classroom to help at-risk youth and their caretakers grow closer to God and find healing for a wounded spirit . Compassion 21 has a volunteer force of approximately 150 followers of Christ. Currently, they have 100 students attending their Learning Centers weekly, 895 qualified families enrolled in their Benevolence Center and 35 members enrolled in their Food Co-op. In addition to these programs, the ministry also offers a Mentoring Program and operates a Thrift Store that provides low cost clothes and household goods. Ken has also served as a commissioner for the Alabama Black Belt Youth and Culture Committee as well as serving on the Advisory Council of Mentor Alabama. In addition to stateside mission work among poverty stricken communities, Ken has been involved in various evangelistic campaigns to Trinidad, Kenya, Malawi, and Guyana. He is married to the former Jan Butts of Greenville, Alabama. They have two children and six grandchildren.
Bobby Green, Jr.
I'm Bobby L. Green, Jr. I'm from Orlando, Fl. I'm married with 3 kids. I preach for a great church in Charleston, SC. I have been to a few schools. And I can't wait to get to Heaven.
Bobby, originally from Orlando, FL, leads the Charleston Metro family as our senior minister bringing over 15 years of experience with congregations in Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina. His educational achievements include a BA and a Masters of Divinity both in Biblical Studies. Bobby, his wife Antoinette, and children came to Charleston from Memphis where he was an instructor in bible for Harding Academy. Bobby teaches and encourages the Metro family to “keep the main thing the main thing; to love God, to love people, and to love ourselves”.
The Charleston Metro church of Christ is led by its Preacher, Bobby L. Green, Jr. Together, we work towards the vision of the church to create a community of Christians where we keep the main thing; to love God, to love people, and to love ourselves.
Beverly Harbin is currently Special events coordinator for Raleigh Community Church of Christ. Jim and I have been married for 41 years and have four children. I became involved in ministry in 1980 initially as a Youth director and through the years I have served in prison, children, senior, singles, ladies and marriage ministries. All preparing me for my greatest challenge planting the Raleigh Community Church of Christ in 1997. My greatest passion and the work the father has placed with in my hands is to encourage and strengthen marriages and to encourage the youth of our movement. Jim and I have led an annual marriage retreat for 16 years and have seen God’s power in saving marriages.
Jim Harbin, Jr.
Jim Harbin is the President of the National Urban Ministry Association. (NUMA). NUMA partners with churches, organizations, and ministries to plant churches, serve the poor, and develop indigenous leaders and engage in Christian community development. Jim also serves as a Site Coordinator with Agape Child & Family Services where his team of 21 ministers in two communities and 6 schools. Jim and Beverly Harbin planted the Raleigh Community Church of Christ in 1997 where he continues to preach and lead. Jim has a B.S. from the University of Memphis, MA from Harding Graduate School of Religion.
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