The beautiful lady in this photo is my wonderful wife Eva of 42 years. Eva gives me a check-up from the neck-up, she is the tiger in my tank, she puts the pep in my step and the glide in my stride. Eva is my queen, my rib, my joy, my sine qua non (absolutely necessary), Eva is my Raison d’etre (my reason for living), Eva is my Pied-a-tere (my hiding place). Eva is my Life Coach, my sermon and preaching evaluator. My wife is all this and a bag of chips, but she finds time to help others.
Eva loves helping to empower people who are at wits end and in need of a tender and compassionate, yet firm advocate, counselor, and life coach. She has helped many family members, friends, co-workers, students, strangers, and opponents to seek refuge and healing in the loving arms of God’s grace and faithfulness.
My wife is also the amazing multitasking Deaconess, Trustee, WOW Women’s Ministry Leader, Kingdom Kids Sunday School teacher and 1st Lady of the City of Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Additionally, Eva is a magnificent mother, caring daughter, loving sister, awesome aunt, strong friend, work-place counselor and mediator, President of the Morgan State University Toastmaster’s Club, and Catering - Hospitality Guru. Eva’s spiritual gifts include -- faith, administration, helps, encouragement, mercy, and evangelism.