Dr. Mark S. Vasconcellos, Founder & CEO. Mark S. Vasconcellos serves as the International Pastor of All Nations Church in Raleigh, NC. In 2015 Mark received special recognition from the Prime Minister of Guyana, H.E. Samuel Hinds for his service to the people of Guyana. In 2003 he received the “Ambassador for Peace” award for his exemplary living for the sake of others. He completed his Doctorate Degree and Master’s Degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina; his Bachelor’s Degree (BS) from Florida International University, Miami, Florida; and his Associate Degree (AS) from Miami-Dade College, Miami, Florida. While in seminary he attended the University of the Holy Land in Israel for a Biblical Geographical study of the Bible; and also completed overseas studies on Buddhism and Islam in Chiang-Mai, Thailand. He has a strong background in teaching and training and is fluent in English & Spanish. He married Karyn in 1995 and has one son in college.
Joel Beckham, President. Joel Beckham is a North Carolina native. Serves as the Lead Pastor at New Life Baptist Church, Henderson, NC. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History, with a minor in Political Science from East Carolina University (ECU) in 2003. While at ECU he was inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta History honors society and received an award for the most promising Junior in the History Department. He completed his graduate studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with the Master of Divinity (w/ Biblical Languages) in 2010. He received two awards upon graduation for excellence in New Testament scholarship and excellence in preaching. Joel also completed his post-graduate studies, Master of Theology (Th.M.) at SEBTS.
Karyn A. Vasconcellos, Vice President. Karyn A. Vasconcellos is a Senior Vice President and Credit Advisor at Pinnacle Financial Partners. Karyn has over 25 years of banking experience. She has earned a Diploma in Women’s Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Karyn has an Accounting degree from The College of Arts Science & Technology, Jamaica. She has a Business Administration degree from Barry University, Miami, Florida, and completed her graduate studies in Finance from Phoenix University. She is married to Mark and has one son in college. She has been the recipient of many awards including the prestigious ‘INROADS’ Supervisor of the year in 2004. Karyn faithfully serves at All Nations Church, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Joan Horwath, Treasurer. Joan Horwath is retired. She has been involved in humanitarian work in Guyana and is dedicated to helping the needy and serving humanity. As a servant of Jesus Christ, she is active in church and in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). Her ministry verse is “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23.
Dr. Enoch E. Holloway, Director. Enoch E. Holloway serves as the Pastor of Friendship Chapel Baptist Church in Wake Forest, NC, since 1982. He has served as a field supervisor to SEBTS and Shaw Divinity Schools master and doctoral candidates. He currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at St. Augustine’s University, Raleigh, NC, and Northeastern Regional Biblical College, Oxford, NC. Dr. Holloway graduated from St. Augustine’s University with a BA degree in Business Administration, Masters of Divinity from Shaw University in Raleigh, NC., and Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. In 1993, recognizing the need to promote better community relations, Dr. Holloway co-chaired and helped establish the Wake Forest Human Relations Council and the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee. He continues to serve the community through various organizations.