Evangelist Bertha Corbett
Evangelist Corbett joined Mount Zion A.M.E. Church in 1998. She immediately began sharing her gifts of witnessing. She leads the “Alive in Christ Outreach Ministry”. The ministry reaches out to the community through a homeless shelter (Urban Ministries, Durham NC); a prison (Yokefellows Ministry, Hillsborough, NC); and, a nursing home (Carillion Assisted Living, Hillsborough, NC). The purpose of “Alive in Christ Outreach Ministry is to enrich the lives of the elderly, homeless, and incarcerated by bringing love, comfort, joy, happiness, and a sense of peace to individuals’ lives, while eradicating loneliness and despair. Through ministering, prayer, praise and song, the ministry is reaching out to people in the community to restore joy, to bring harmony, and to teach the word of God. Corbett recognizes her gifts as inspired by the Holy Spirit. She is committed to helping others find and release their gifts within.
Corbett has adopted John 1:1 as her mantra, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Corbett’s two favorite colors are red and white based on Isaiah 1:18. “Although your sins may be red as crimson, they can be as white as snow.”
In her first book, My Walk with Christ, Corbett hopes her personal testimony will be a ministry to others. When Corbett is not serving in the ministry, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.
Douglas B. Bynum, Licentiate
Douglas B. Bynum
Douglas is a product of the North Carolina public school system, and most recently completed a Master of Science in Education degree at the Long Island University School of Education as part of
the Teaching Urban Adolescents program with a concentration in Special Education for all subjects in grades 7 through 12 in Brooklyn, NY. Douglas also received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the National Theatre Conservatory at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Theatre Performance from North Carolina Central University.
Douglas has been a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church since birth and has served the church in many capacities. He was very active in the AME Church Young People's Division of the Women's Missionary Society where he served in the following capacities: Western North Carolina Conference President and Second Episcopal District YPD President for several years and Connectional YPD First-Vice President. Douglas has been a delegate to two General Conferences of the AME Church and was appointed as a member of the Episcopal Committee. In July of 2012, Douglas was appointed by the Council of Bishops as an at-large member of the General Board of the AME Church. As a General Board member, he served as a member of the Global Witness and Ministry, Social Action, and Ministry and Recruitment Commissions. In 2015, Douglas took the first steps to answering his call to Ministry and subsequently received a license to preach from the AME Church.
Douglas's true passion is missionary work and service. As such he has participated in mission outreach trips to Jamaica, Dominican Republic,
east coast NC after the wake of Hurricane Floyd as well as many other national and local service projects.
Most importantly, Douglas is a child of God and received his most crowning achievement when he gave his life to Christ. To God be the Glory!