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Imam Sulaimaan Abdul Hamed, began his early education attending Clara Mohamed School in Oakland California. After completing high school and gaining years of work experience, Sulaimaan was afforded, through an arrangement between Imam Warith Deen Mohammed and the Grand Mufti of Damascus, Syria, Sheik Ahmed Kuftaro, a scholarship for the study of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Abu Nour University. Imam Hamed has also completed specialized studies in Saudi Arabia and Cairo,Egypt. Teaching experience includes serving in The Qur’an and Salat Institute and as assistant Imam in Oakland,CA and interim Imam in Fresno,CA. Currently Imam Sulaimaan is CEO of Hajj Pros a full service Hajj and Umrah company and teacher of Arabic and Islamic studies at Mohammed Schools of Atlanta and teacher of Fiqh and Aqeedah in the Faith Institute as well as Imam at Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam.​

Iman Sulaimaan Hamed

Imam Sulaimaan Abdul Hamed, began his early education attending Clara Mohamed School in Oakland California. After completing high school and gaining years of work experience, Sulaimaan was afforded, through an arrangement between Imam Warith Deen Mohammed and the Grand Mufti of Damascus, Syria, Sheik Ahmed Kuftaro, a scholarship for the study of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Abu Nour University. Imam Hamed has also completed specialized studies in Saudi Arabia and Cairo,Egypt. Teaching... Read More
C. Elijah Bronner

C. Elijah Bronner

Pastor C. Elijah Bronner is the fifth of six sons of the late Nathaniel Bronner, Sr. and Mrs. Robbie Bronner. He graduated from Morehouse College in May, 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Banking & Finance. He works in the family hair care business, Bronner Bros, Inc., as a financial officer. As the founder and teacher of a group of young men called “The Disciples”, Rev. Bronner instituted a basketball program as an enticement to attend the class.  As a... Read More
Darryl Roberts

Darryl Roberts

Reverend Darryl D. Roberts, J.D., serves as the Senior Pastor of Mount Welcome Missionary Baptist Church in Decatur, GA, where he was called in October of 2011. His philosophy of ministry is to equip God's people with the tools "to live to grow and love to serve" while carrying out the mission of Jesus. As the only son of James T. Roberts and Linda Conner of Cleveland, Ohio, Rev. Roberts was a serious child who felt the irresistible urge to serve God's people early in life. At the tender age... Read More
Pastor Bailey

Kenneth Bailey

Reverend Dr.  Kenneth G. Bailey was born August 4, 1970 in Newnan, Georgia. He is the oldest out of three siblings of the late George and Willie A Bailey of Manchester, Georgia.   In 1988, He attended and graduated from Manchester High School in Meriwether County. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Armed Forces, the Branch of U.S. Army.  He served proudly operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  The Reverend Dr. Bailey is a combat Gulf... Read More
Robert Mack

Robert Lee Mack, Jr.

Robert Lee Mack, Jr. was born in Yulee, Florida on March 19, 1957, the son of the late Mr. Robert Lee Mack, Sr. and the late Mrs. Bertha Lee Mack.  Growing up, he attended Friendship Baptist Church, where he was baptized at the age of seven.  He graduated from Fernandina Beach High School in 1975, and attended college at Southern Technical Institute in Marietta, Georgia, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in... Read More
Tyrone King

Tyrone King

Pastor Tyrone King is an anointed man of God.  He is a dynamic speaker and is known for his passion for preaching and teaching the word of God.  He delivers a power packed, life changing sermon each week. Born in Aliceville, Alabama, Pastor King is the son of the late Pastor Walter B. King and Ora King. He grew up watching his dad live what he preached and was taught at an early age to do the same. Pastor King served as the assistant pastor and the minister of Urban Ministry at... Read More
Derrick Rice

Derrick Rice

Pastor Derrick Rice is a founding Pastor of Sankofa. As a pastor, community activist and civic leader, Pastor Derrick works daily to embody the philosophy of the West Afrikan Sankofa symbol, which purports the wisdom to “go back and retrieve.” His travel throughout Europe, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Senegal and the Carribean has intensified his belief that, “There is no task more sacred than the liberation of oppressed people!” Pastor Derrick is a native of Chicago,... Read More
Frank Anderson Dean

Frank Anderson Dean, Jr.

Pastor Frank Anderson Dean, Jr. is a native of Greenville, Georgia and is married to the lovely First Lady Alice M. Dean for 46 years and are the proud parents of two beautiful children a son and daughter respectively , Dondi L. and Cessinee S. Dean. Pastor and Sister Dean are blessed with seven grandchildren: Anotonio, Darrien, Tenisha, Michael, DeAndre, Jaquel, Kaylon, and one great-grand daughter Amara. His aspiration as a teenager was to become a Mechanical Engineer was thwarted due... Read More
Donald Battle

Donald E. Battle

In recognition of those who faithfully serve in Clayton County, I would like to honor Bishop Donald Battle and Pastor Gwen Battle of Divine Faith Ministries International located at 9800 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro, GA.  Bishop Donald Battle and Pastor Gwen Battle have led this congregation for over 25 years and as true visionaries, they have seen tremendous church growth. The ministry currently operates out of five campuses namely, South Campus, Generation Now, North Campus at Buford,... Read More

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