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Word of Life School of Ministry Faculty

Dr. Karen N. Barbee

Dr. Karen N. Barbee

Dr. Karen N. Barbee, is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and the owner and clinical director of Renaissance Wellness Services, LLC, a mental health and substance abuse agency in the state of North Carolina. Dr. Barbee is also a Contributing Faculty Member for Walden University in their School of Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counselor program. Dr. Barbee serves as the current chair of her county’s Board of Health and is a board member of her local Chamber of Commerce. Currently Dr. Barbee works along with organizations that promote racial equity through education and outreach in North Carolina as an educator and speaker.

Dr. Phyllis Pittman

Dr. Phyllis Pittman

Dr. Phyllis Pittman was born to James and Rebecca Pittman and is a daughter of the Most High God.  She has been married since 1974 with four children and currently, eleven grandchildren.  Phyllis has been partnered with her husband since 1981, building and establishing ministries, outreaches, and businesses. She has been in full time ministry since 1983, helped her husband start and run a Christian academy for nine years, and ran a mobile bible school for a number of years. She received a Doctor of Religious Education from Friends International Christian University in 1994. Phyllis has a heart for children and young adults and has dedicated herself to teaching and training believers and leaders to fulfill their God-given purpose in Christ.

Pastor Penny Moses

Penny Moses

Penny Moses is a gifted teacher of the Word of God, and has a strong desire to see believers apply the Word in their lives so that they live in the victory God has intended for them.  She is the co-founder, with her husband, Apostle Bill Moses, and pastor of Heaven’s Manna Saints of God Ministries, Siler City, NC. Pastor Penny is a graduate of Shaw University, Raleigh, NC, and holds a BA degree in Business Administration.  She has also completed courses at the Bread from Heaven Bible Institute, Creedmoor, NC and the Morris Cerullo School of Ministry. Prior to retiring in 2013, Pastor Penny was employed with Bank of America for 44 years, where she held various positions.  Additionally, she has been an instructor with Word of Life School of Ministry since its inception. Pastor Penny and her husband are the blessed parents of one son, Minister Gerard.

Dr. Norma Bryant

Dr. Norma Bryant

Dr. Norma Bryant is the pastor of Liberty Chapel Church, a nondenominational ministry located in Moncure, NC.  She celebrated her twenty-fourth year of pastoral service at Liberty Chapel on April 24, 2022.  On April 16, 2022, Dr. Bryant matriculated with a PhD in Theological Studies.   She’s a pastor after God’s own heart, who loves people. Dr. Bryant challenges God’s people to seek to know the Father more intimately and to be partakers of His promises. She serves as an assistant to Apostle Robert & Prophetess Ramona Covington of the Harvest Time International Christian Center Fellowship. Dr.  Bryant is a native of Sanford, NC. She has been an instructor at WOC Bible School for 7 years.

Attorney Edward Dilone


Attorney Edward Dilone, is a Graduate of North Carolina Central Law School and
is currently practicing business law in Durham, Mebane and Charlotte, NC

Dr. Jefferson Edwards

Dr. Jeffery Edwards

Dr. Jefferson Edwards, is the co-pastor of Freedom Christian Center, Kansas City, Missouri where he has pastored with his wife for over 40 years. He is also a best-selling author and has traveled the world preaching the gospel of Christ. Dr. Edwards earned two undergraduate degrees, one in Business Administration and a second in Theology from International Bible Institute. He received a master’s in Theology, as well, from the International Bible Institute. He also currently holds a D.D. -Doctor of Divinity (Honorary) from St. Thomas Christian College and a Doctor of Philosophy in Bible and Ethnical Studies from International Seminary

Dr. Michael Goings

Dr. Michael Goings

Dr. Michael Goings, is the founder and pastor of Outreach Family Fellowship in Dillon and Florence, South Carolina, as well as the founder and co-founder of several other churches.  He is a prolific writer and author of several published books that have made an impact on the Body of Christ.  He is also a historian for over forty years.  Bishop Goings attended the American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts and served three years in the Army.  He holds many awards and citations from the state of South Carolina.  He is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctor’s Degree in Theology from Cathedral Bible College.

Dr. Carl E. Thompson, Sr

School of Ministry

Dr. Carl E. Thompson, Sr., He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from North Carolina Central University, a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He completed one year of graduate studies in Theology at Duke University Divinity School and completed the Master of Theology Degree at Faith Christian University of Tampa Florida. Rev. Thompson received a Doctorate in Bible and Theology from Faith Christian University in 2019.

Pastor Karen M. Thompson

Word of Life COC Pastor

Pastor Karen M. Thompson, A graduate of John Wesley College in High Point, N. C. where she received a BA Degree in Business Administration. She has also co-pastored Word of Life Christian Outreach Center with her husband Dr. Carl E. Thompson, Sr. for over 30 years.