Pastor Pamela Sorrells, Facultyback to top
Pastor Pamela Sorrells, has a “breakers” anointing that God has deposited in her to bring the strength and the purity of dance to His kingdom in the earth.
Surrendering to the will of God in her life, Pastor Pam accepted the Lord in 1991 and began her ministerial journey in the area of worship through the dance ministry. Prior to accepting Christ, Pastor Pam was known to dance and party with the “best of the best.” That same fervor and tenacity turned into a concecrated allegiance to seeing God glorified through the dance. She has traveled extensively to minister in Word and the dance in various parts of the world. Her ministerial travels include the Azores, Portugal, Bahrain, Middle East, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Africa, and in Agana, Guam, to name a few. She has also ministered in multiples churches in the United States as well.
Pastor Pam received dance training at a very young age while in middle and high schools. As an active member of the cheerleading squad, and the Dance Club in secondary school, her passion for the arts became her focus. As a result, Pastor Pam later joined a community dance group that traveled to many area schools to perform and compete. She studied the art of choreography, acting and directing at Union College, Barbourville, Kentucky.
Pastor Pam served her country in the United States Navy where her gift in dance and drama continued to grow and flourish. She also served as an instructor, teaching men and women of the Armed Forces. Currently, Pastor Pam serves as the Director of Total Life Ministries’ dance department, where Dr. Larry D. Palmer is the Pastor.
Minister Ruth Franks, Facultyback to top
Minister Ruth Franks, affectionately called Blessen, is most notably known for her musical talents and anointing to teach. A native of of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Blessen accepted Christ as her personal Savior at the age of thirteen, and later began serving in many capacities including church organist and children’s ministry director.
Despite her previous academic preparation at Drexel University and over ten years experience in the field of accounting, Blessen has always had a passion for teaching. Her knowledge of the Word and her ability to “break down” the most difficult subject, so the student walks away with a clear and practical understanding, are just two of many strengths that makes her a “Master Teacher.” She has over ten years informal teaching experience as volunteer Math and English tutor, Biblical Foundations teacher, volunteer teacher’s aide in the Capitol Hill Cluster Schools of Washington, DC, and also a home-school parent.
Minister Blessen holds a BS in Adult Education and Psychology from Howard University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and was selected Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities in 2012. She is a member of Golden Key International Honor Society and Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society for Education. Despite her previous academic preparation at Drexel University and over ten years of experience in the field of accounting, she has always had a passion for teaching.
Currently, she is enrolled in the Howard University School of Divinity where she is pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree. She presently serves as teacher and praise and worship leader at The Gateway to Wholeness Church Ministries in Largo, MD where Reverend Clarence and Apostle Caretha Crawford are Pastors; and as Assistant Registrar for IPHP. She is married to Minister Gregory Franks and they are the proud parents of two adult children and two adorable grandsons.