The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps  - Proverbs 16:9 ESV .

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    “Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving. At the same time pray for us too, that God may open a door for the message so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may make it known as I should.” Colossians 4:2-4 (New Living Translation)

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    Rev. Dr. Robert Ashley Whitehead, Sr., is the third of seven children born to the late James W. Whitehead, Sr., and the late Geraldine J. Whitehead of Portsmouth, Virginia. Educated in the Portsmouth public schools, Dr. Whitehead received a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Masters of Divinity from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, and Doctor of Divinity from Regent University in Virginia Beach, with an emphasis on Leadership and Renewal. He has also taken additional graduate courses in business from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond.

    As Pastor of New Zion Baptist Church, Dr. Whitehead has overseen the expansion of church involvement in the broader community on issues such as education, mentoring, health and stewardship. He is a member of the Williamsburg Tri-County Pastor's Council, past board member of the Williamsburg Aids Network, past board member of Faith In Action, and past board member of Housing Partnerships of Williamsburg. Dr. Whitehead is currently on the Pastoral Advisory Council at Sentara Regional Hospital, a Silver Life Member of NAACP, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. While serving as part-time Pastor of New Zion Baptist Church, Dr. Whitehead also had a career in finance and accounting with the former Circuit City Stores, Inc., at their Corporate Offices in Richmond, VA. He worked for Circuit City for more than 14 years and was part of their management team.

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    Dr. Jocelyn Georgette Henry-Whitehead is the second child born to the late Rev. George E. Henry and the late Susan V.C. Henry of Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Henry-Whitehead was educated in the public school system in Baltimore. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership K-12 from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her Master's degree in Educational Administration, her Educational Specialist degree, and her doctorate in Higher Education are all from The College of William & Mary.

    She is active in both the church and community and her greatest desires are: to know and apply God’s Word, to follow God’s leading, and to do God’s will. She is striving to serve, help, mentor, and encourage others, by living the words, “God has given each of you a gift from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another” (I Peter 4:10, New Living Translation)

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    The whiteheads have two sons, Robert Jr. (Bobby) and Matthew (Matt), and a daughter-In-Law, Monica who was wedded to Robert Jr. in July, 2014,

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