Ministerial Staff


Pastor Gregory Evers


Pastor Gregory Evers was born and raised in Cambria Heights, New York. Influenced greatly by his parents and their love for ministry and community, Greg began his life of servitude from an early age. This journey has lead him to serve as a Youth leader, a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Presbytery and Executive Board member of Evangel Temple. His service spans over 25 years in ministry, with deep roots in the Jamaica section of Queens, New York.

Through executive recommendation in 2015, Elder Greg was asked to take the baton and lead the church he has served his whole life. With renewed vision and community devotion it has become his passion. Without hesitation, his answer was “yes” because the Lord had previously spoken it to him, and it was confirmed in his spirit.

Greg has developed workshops and seminars on leadership and relationships while actively mentoring and coaching young entrepreneurs with “The John Maxwell Team”.

His passion for developing leadership / character principles lead him to join a teenage suicide company - Motivational Productions - that developed character education programs. He’s been presenting that curriculum to schools, camps, detention centers and churches across the country with great success for 10 years. He covered the Northeast region of the U.S and reached approximately 150,000 kids per school year.

In 2013, Greg was awarded his Chaplaincy license from the Canadian International Chaplaincy Academy representing the United Nations. After studying with Manhattan Bible Institute, Oral Roberts University and Newburgh Theological Seminary, Greg was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from the C.I.C.A. University and Seminary.

Through all his accomplishments, nothing is greater than the gift and blessing of his loving family. His wife of 24 years (Delores Evers) and two children (Courtney and Jonathan).



Evangelist Sophia Bryan




Evangelist Bryan admires the wonders of God in her life! Saved at an early age and gifted by the grace of God, her life has changed. She received her Biblical teaching and training under the leadership of the late Bishop Frankie L. Evers and her current Overseer, Bishop L. Alice Evers. Through her willingness to always learn and serve, the Lord has equipped and anointed her to impact and build the Kingdom of God. She has a zeal for God, a love for God’s word and a desire to be a living epistle to others. Currently she serves as an Evangelist: fueled by her passion to bring souls to Christ; Youth Minister: influencing young lives to love and live Christ Out Loud; and Church Administrator: actively involved in implementing and sustaining the vision of the ministry.


Evangelist Bryan was a student at Manhattan Bible Institute for over 13 years. She has completed the Post Grad, Advanced Pedagogy, Greek and Biblical Counseling classes. She has made a vow to the Lord that she will be the chosen vessel needed in this day to evangelize, disciple, encourage and instruct others through the Word of God.


It is no coincidence that the name Sophia originates from the Greek word, meaning wisdom. She is empowered by the Spirit to Read, Research, Review and Reiterate. She has a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies and a Masters in Public Administration. Sophia is a corporate paralegal at a large international firm in Manhattan. Evangelist Bryan lives by the creed “For your glory God, For your honor.”


Psalms 40:8a “I desire to do thy will, O my God.”



Evangelist Maxine Chambers




Evangelist Maxine Chambers was born on the Island of Jamaica, and at the age of fourteen she accepted Christ as her Savior. In April 1979 Maxine migrated to America and was lead to Evangel Temple with the help of the 700 Club Television Ministries where she became a member. She received her formal training from the Manhattan Bible Institute and under the tutelage of the Rev. Dr. Alice Evers. She has worked in various capacities in the Christian ministry and is currently a Sunday School Teacher and the Women’s Ministry President. In 2010 Maxine accepted the call to ministry and was ordained in the office of an Evangelist October 2014. She is passionate about helping hurting women. She believes her ministry was birthed out of her own experiences. Evangelist Chambers is confident that no matter what your past or circumstance, with the help of God you can begin again. She is happily married to Antonio Chamber Sr, is the mother of three children Eric, Antonio, and Patrice and the grandmother of six beautiful grandchildren. She is a Registered Nurse by Profession and works with the New York State Department of Health in the capacity of a Hospital Nursing Service Consultant.


Ephesians 6:19-29 “And for me that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel. For which I am an ambassador in bonds that I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”



Evangelist Jennifer Isaac




Evangelist Jennifer Isaac is an anointed woman of God whose life reflects God’s purpose and authority. Her tireless commitment to young people and her passion for leading them into Christian maturity is commendable. In her ministry, she exudes a spirit of compassion that secures the confidence of each young man and woman she comes into contact with. She speaks with clarity and fervor to the difficulties and malcontent facing their young lives and offers a solution that only Christianity can provide. A motivational speaker, teacher and expositor of the Word of God, Jennifer uses her gifts and talents to enrich and bless young lives.



Evangelist Ethel Mann




Evangelist Ethel Mann is a native New Yorker. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of 9 years old. Married 50 years to Deacon William S. Mann, she is the mother of 5 and grandmother of 11 wonderful children. Ethel has dedicated her life to many departments of Christian work. Her first loves are soul winning, singing and teaching. She has been teaching the Young Adult Sunday School class for many years.


Ethel received her formal Bible training from Bethel Bible Institute N.Y. & Manhattan Bible Institute (MBI), N.Y. At MBI she received her Bachelor of Theology through Anchor Theological Seminary, Arkansas. She also holds certificates for Christian Counseling, and the study of Greek. Ethel has been blessed to go on Missionary Trips to the Caribbean Islands and to Brazil. God is a wonder and He can and will do great things. Her desire is to see people experience the wonderful love of Jesus and give their lives to Him while there is time.


John 4:34 “My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me, and to finish his work.”



Evangelist Ceciline Ricketts




Evangelist Ceceline Ricketts has been a member of Evangel Temple since 1987. She attended The Manhattan Bible Institute where she received her Certificate in Advanced Pedagogy and Biblical Counseling. She was also awarded the Bachelor of Theology from Anchor Theological Seminary and Bible Institute. She has taught in the Sunday school and has been a Bible School teacher for the past twenty years.

Psalm 119:11 “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”




Evangelist Cheryl Smith




Evangelist Cheryl Smith was born on the Island of Jamaica, West Indies where she attended Black River High School. She studied Business Education at Jamaica Commercial Institute and worked in the banking system as an administrative assistant for many years. She migrated to the United States of America on August 27, 1993 in search of a better opportunity. Her new birth occurred in May of 1999. She then joined Evangel Temple, Inc. under the guidance of Dr. Reverend Alice Evers where she has served as President of the Missionary Department, Sunday School Teacher and Usher.


In the fall of 2001, she begun her biblical education at the Manhattan Bible Institute, and over the course of many years, she has obtained several diplomas. She was ordained on October 1, 2014 and is currently serving as an Evangelist at Evangel Temple Inc. She is committed to operating as directed by God. She oversees missions throughout Queens. Her desire is to become an international Evangelist so she can spread the gospel to those who are in need of the Word of God. Her current ministry takes her to various nursing homes in the surrounding communities of Evangel Temple. She is the mother of a beautiful daughter –Jhusteen Mclaughlin. Cheryl loves the Lord and her desire is to continue to serve him in truth. She is devoted to sharing God’s love and spreading his word with a global missionary vision.


Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.”




Evangelist Denise Woodard




Evangelist Denise Stephanie Woodard was born and raised in Queens, NY. She received Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at a young age. Her Christian foundation teaching came from Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Charles E. Betts, Sr. God anointed her to sing in the church choir at the early age of four. Denise’s love for music has led her to study voice, music theory, and piano. She is a witness of God’s supernatural power through divine healing. Denise loves to worship.


God has blessed and opened doors for her to travel and minister in many cities and states, as well as aboard in countries such as Jamaica, Trinidad, Bermuda, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Africa. The anointing on her life has allowed her to spread the Gospel through song, workshops, conventions, conferences, revivals and mission trips. She is a witness of God’s supernatural power through divine healing and it has transformed her to a lifestyle of worship. Currently she serves on the Praise Team and is a Sunday School Teacher. As a graduate of Manhattan Bible Institute Evang. Woodard has earned her Bachelor of Theology degree.


Psalms 100 “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord … for the Lord is Good.”