Reverend Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams

Senior Assistant to the Pastor
for Teaching and Preaching

Areas of Ministry: Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams supports the pastor as instructor for Tuesday night Bible study, Senior Bible Study, Christian Life Institute, Ministers in Training, and as retreat facilitator. She is also a professor of Old Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary and the author of “Ruth,” a commentary published by Abingdon Press. Rev. Dr. Fentress-Williams is married to Kevin Williams, M.D., they are blessed with two children, Samantha and Jacob.

Education: B.A. in English, Princeton University; Master of Divinity, Ph.D. in Religious Studies/Old Testament, Yale University

Why I love working at Alfred Street Baptist Church: “I am very blessed to be a part of the Alfred Street Baptist Church ministerial team. I love the worship experience at Alfred Street. Our music, preaching, fellowship usher us into the presence of God.”

Reverend Marla C. Hawkins

Assistant to the Pastor Children’s Church
and Children’s Programming

Areas of Ministry: Rev. Hawkins oversees all programming for children ages 4–12. She is the instructor for the Ministers in Training program, AWANA and WOW, and is a small group leader. She also offers pastoral counseling and serves as director of the culinary ministry. A seasoned educator, she is a vital part of the church’s Christian Formation Program. She is married to the love of her life, Charles D. Hawkins, and is the mother of Wallace, Omar and David. She has two grandchildren, Nokomis and Micco.

Education: B.S. in English, Dillard University; M.S. in Adult Education and Education Administration, North Carolina A & T State; Management Diploma by Objectives from Louisiana State University; Master of Divinity, Samuel DeWitt Proctor school of Theology at Virginia Union

Why I love working at Alfred Street Baptist Church: “Alfred Street has a rich tradition of Christian learning and I am blessed to pass this legacy on to the next generation of this faith community.”

Reverend Paul Hypolite

Assistant to the Pastor for Congregational Life
Contact:  Rev. Paul Hypolite

Education: B.A.  Speech Communication- Minor in Journalism, Texas Southern University; Master of Divinity, Virginia Union University in progress.

Reverend Edward Y. Jackson

Assistant to the Pastor
for Visitation

Areas of Ministry: Reverend Edward Jackson serves as the assistant to the pastor for congregational care. He oversees the visitation to those who are sick and shut in and those who are hospitalized, and shares in the care of those dealing with grief and bereavement. He is also director of the Jail and Prison Ministry, leading this ministry to worship at the Juvenile Detention Center and the Alexandria Jail. Rev. Jackson has a passion for missions and works side-by-side with the church’s Missions Program, caring for the needs of the congregation and members of the community. He is married to Cynthia Jackson, has two children, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Education: Master of Divinity, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.

Why I love working at Alfred Street Baptist Church: “It is truly a blessing to serve others while lifting their saddened hearts, and I pray for the sick to be well again.”

Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque

Assistant to the Pastor for Small Groups


Reverend Robert “Ty“ Jones

Assistant to the Pastor for Young Adults

Areas of Ministry:  Rev Jones serves as the Assistant to the Pastor for Young Adults.  He gives direction to CAYA and its numerous initiatives and is responsible for ministry to the Young Adult demographic at Alfred Street Baptist Church.

Education: Bachelors in Biblical Studies; Victory University, Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Ministry Leadership; George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, Doctorate of Ministry; United Theological Seminary.

Why I love working at Alfred Street Baptist Church: “ It’s the most unique experience. Alfred Street is one of most unique congregations in the country. I’m thankful to serve and be a part of the rich history and continue the legacy going forward in advancing the Kingdom of God.

Reverend Barbara Lavarin

Assistant to the Pastor for Youth

Areas of Ministry: Minister Barbara Lavarin is the coordinator for the Senior Youth/Higher Ground, Junior Youth, CrossOver, AWANA, Tutorial, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Undergraduate Student Ministry and Vacation Bible School.

Education: B.A. in Child Development at Tufts University and Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary

Why I love working at Alfred Street Baptist Church: “Alfred Street has a long and illustrious history of building disciples to win the world for Christ. I love being a part of that tradition by helping to build up our youngest disciples. Through sound teaching, rich fellowship and spirit-led worship, our children and youth experience God for themselves in powerful and lasting ways.”

Reverend LaTasha L. Morgan

Assistant to the Pastor for Counseling

Areas of Ministry:  Rev. Morgan serves as the assistant to the pastor for counseling.  As a board certified and licensed mental health therapist, she provides professional and Christian counseling, mental health program implementation and support to the existing and growing Alfred Street ministries and membership.

Education: B.A. in Business Administration, Strayer University; M.A. in Organizational Leadership, Nyack College; M.A. in Education and Human Development- Counseling, George Washington University.  She is currently, completing seminary coursework towards a doctorate degree in Christian Counseling.

Why I love working at Alfred Street Baptist Church: “I love working for Alfred Street Baptist Church because of the unique opportunity it has provided to integrate spirituality, faith and theology with psychotherapy to help heal, build and uplift an amazing community and beyond!”

Reverend Marcia M. Norfleet

Missions and Director of the Senior Ministry

Areas of Ministry: Rev. Norfleet oversees the mission activities for the Alfred Street Baptist Church, both foreign and domestic. She also manages all education, pastoral care, and fellowships for the Senior Ministry. As coordinator of the summer intern program, she supports emerging church leaders to discern their call and vocation.

Education: B.S. Mathematics, North Carolina Central University; Master of Divinity, Duke University.

Why I love working at Alfred Street Baptist Church: “There’s a sweet spirit of generosity and outreach embedded in the membership of Alfred Street and I’m always amazed by the heart of this community of faith because it seems to expand year to year.”

Reverend Dustin Sullivan

Assistant to the Pastor