ASBC Pastoral Staff
The Reverend Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams
Senior Assistant to the Pastor and Christian Education,
Director of Christian Education
Contact: Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams
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.”
The Reverend Marla C. Hawkins
Assistant to the Pastor for Children,
Contact: Rev. Marla C. Hawkins
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.”
Assistant to the Pastor of Pastoral Care
Contact: Rev. Edward Y. Jackson
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.”
Assistant to the Pastor for Missions and Seasoned Saints
Contact: Rev. Marcia M. Norfleet
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.”
Assistant to the Pastor for Youth
Contact: Rev. Dustin B. Sullivan
Areas of Ministry: Rev. Sullivan oversees all programming for youth and young adults age 13-30 plus. He is the coordinator for the Senior Youth, Junior Youth, Awana, College, Young Adult (YAM), Singles, Child Safety and Come As You Are (CAYA) ministries. Rev. Sullivan is happily married with two children.
Education: B.A. in Foreign Affairs with a concentration in Western European Politics, University of Virginia; Master of Divinity, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University
Why I love working at Alfred Street Baptist Church: “I truly believe God has called me to foster a community where all youth and young adults feel welcomed to fully embrace their unique gifts and discover God’s destiny for their lives within His kingdom.”
Minister Elijah L. McDavid III
Assistant to the Pastor
Contact: Min. Elijah L. McDavid III
Areas of Ministry: Min. McDavid serves as the assistant to the pastor for Village, Alfred Street’s community growth groups. In addition to growth groups he oversees Hidden Halos and other community engagement programs. He also supports the Men’s Ministry, Tuesday night Bible Study, and the funeral service team at Alfred Street.
Education: B.A. in Religion, Morehouse College; Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary (In course)
Why I love working at Alfred Street Baptist Church: “For centuries Alfred Street has been dedicated to serving the community and uplifting individuals to reach their full potential. I’m blessed to work for the congregation that raised me and help build the vision for our next 200 years.”