Mansfield & Sharlene Key
Mansfield & Sharlene Key met in 7th grade Social Studies when a teacher by the name of Ms. Stockard ask Sharlene to help him. 31 years later they are still helping each other. Now they have two daughters, Erin Ruth and Joi Da’Nae . They are also the founders of the Better Together movement that was birth out of their concern for marriages. They believe all couples go through some challenges and seasons of change but if they work together and truly want the best for each other they are Better Together. Sharlene graduated from Georgia State and she is the Executive Director of Ole Pete Key Inc. Mansfield is a Growth Development Strategist. He has spoken to over a million people all over the world and he’s the lead consultant for Ole Pete Key Inc.
Klank & Clara
Anthony Brooks and Juanica Baugh are taking the world by storm with clean Family Oriented Comedy. We all enjoy music and comedy and this dynamic duo does both. The Klank & Clara Era on stage is not a show it’s an experience.
Jim & Anne Bevis
Jim and Anne Bevis live in the Cedars in Florence, Alabama at 207 N. Sequoia Blvd. They have four married daughters, eleven wonderful grandchildren and one great grandson. Daughter Melody (Baker) lives in Colorado Springs, CO with her family. Daughters Robyn and Holly with their families live in Kalispell, Montana. Daughter Amy lives with her family in Braselton (Atlanta) Georgia.
Jim and Anne returned to the Shoals in 1991 after a 31 year “tour of duty” in Texas, (Houston, Lubbock and San Angelo) Tennessee (Nashville) and Georgia. (Atlanta). Jim serves as President of CSR Ministries, an international Christian renewal ministry. In addition to being a minister, Jim is a professional meeting and conference planner. He and Anne have planned and executed some 90 national and international conferences ranging in size from 100 to 35,000. The Bevis’ have ministered in over thirty nations of the world including Russia, China, Lithuania, the Philippines, Siberia, Costa Rica, Nigeria and the Dominican Republic. Jim serves on the Executive Committee and Board of the North American Renewal Services. In addition, Jim serves as a member of the Christian Leadership Council of Remembrance of Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem and the U.S. Advisory Board of the International Christian Embassy-Jerusalem. Jim and Anne have conducted renewal meetings and conferences across the nation and world.
Jim is a member of the Florence Rotary Club where he has served as a member of the Board of Directors. In addition, Jim has just completed a six year term on the Board of Directors of the Florence Lauderdale Tourism Bureau. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Kings Bible College in Nigeria. Jim is a member of the Religious Conference Management Association, the Christian Meetings and Conventions Association and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Jim has also served as a member of the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee. In the Shoals, Jim and Anne have led seven major Christian conferences. Jim also works as a city catalyst in bringing the body of Christ together. In addition, Jim and Anne lead a new ministry called The Ministry of Encouragement focused primarily on encouraging pastors and ministers. Jim and Anne also serve as Mid-South Regional Directors of PastorCare, a national clergy support Network.
Anne Wagnon Bevis is a former recording artist with RCA records. Jim first “met” Anne on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1959. They married in 1960. Anne often sings and ministers with Jim. Jim and Anne are members of Grace House, a non-denominational, evangelical church in Florence.
Drs. Rozario & Angela Slack
Dr. Slack is a much sought-after speaker who travels across the country to conduct seminars in the areas of marriage, fathering and other issues that profoundly impact children and families. He has 20 plus years of experience working with couples, parents, teens and families and has traveled across the country speaking to teens, singles, couples, and professionals who work with families, as well as consulting with government agencies implementing family enrichment programs.
In 2010, Dr. Slack launched an initiative called The Legacy Campaign. This initiative sets out to ensure future generations by helping today’s families establish a solid and healthy foundation on which to build steadfast future families.
Along with his wife, Chattanooga pediatrician, Dr. Angela Smith-Slack, he has developed a ten session guide to building better relationships called 10 Great Dates for Black Couples based on the award-winning program, 10 Great Dates, by David and Claudia Arp.
In addition to 10 Great Dates, Dr. Slack is co-author of Basic Training for Couples an eight session marriage curriculum designed for couples to use in the comfort of their home, marriage educators working with couples, and facilitators in group sessions.
Dr. Slack is CEO of Rozario Slack Enterprises, LLC and received his masters and doctorate degrees from Interdenominational Theological Center at the Atlanta University Center. He is the pastor of Temple of Faith Deliverance Church of God in Christ in Chattanooga, TN. The Slacks have been married since 1992 and are the parents of three children, Will, Pamela and Taylor.
Bobby & Toyia Gourley
Bobby and Toyia met while serving in the United States Air Force. Toyia is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and Bobby is from Nashville, TN. They now live in Florence, Al and Bobby serves as Senior Pastor at Christ Chapel. They have four children; Alicia, 11, Ariah and Ariana, 9, and RJ, 8. Bobby and Toyia both believe that Jesus calls us all to make disciples while enjoying the life that He has given us and that starts in our marriages.
Brady and Vicki Butler
“ONE FLESH FOR LIFE”
Brady and Vicki were married on February 24, 1979 and made their home in Florence, Alabama. They have two children Carlton Terrell Butler who is married to Tanglea Barnett Butler and ShaMekia Lavon Butler. They have one granddaughter ShaMyia Joiel Butler.
Brady and Vicki dated for nine years before becoming “One Flesh”. Those nine years lead them into a life style of fornication and birthing their son, Terrell outside of a marriage relationship. Brady and Vicki are now committed to teaching that boyfriend and girlfriend relationships are not God’s way of finding one’s mate. Brady and Vicki have seen how the practice of dating prepares a married couple for divorce. When the young man and young woman decide to get marry and trouble comes, it’s much easier to divorce because that’s what they have been practicing in a dating relationship. This practice (divorce-separating) is leading many into starting their single relationships and marriages on the wrong concepts.
Brady was reared in a home where his father took him to church and he saw his mother consistently praying. Brady adopted these practices into their marriage and it has helped tremendously.
Brady and Vicki have faithfully worked for thirty- two years in ministry. Wherever there was a need their gifts made room for them to be used. The Spirit of God spoke to Pastor Brady to start a church in 2011. They are the proud Pastors of Life Changing House of Faith and now are answering the call to change the lives of men and women l through Faith, Family, Finance, and Fitness.