Amos and Agnes Adepoju
Amos Adepoju – was born in Igbo-Elerin, Osun State in 1940, to Daniel Ishola and Maria Foyake Adepoju. He was originally baptized in the Methodist Church, but went on to join the Anglican Church. Though born a Muslim, Agnes went on to become a devout Christian and prayer warrior. The Adepojus married in 1976, living and working in Ibadan. Amos became involved in the local Anglican Church in the 1980s, serving as a Pastor’s Warden for several years at Bishop Oyebode Memorial Anglican Church.His passion for evangelism led him to study theology and earn a certificate from Immanuel College of Theology in 1995. Through his beloved late nephew, Pastor Matthew Akinade, he won a visa lottery and the Adepojus relocated to the United States in 1996.As parents, the Adepojus provided consistent love and care for their children despite economic hardships. The couple taught their children from a young age the meaning of hard work and a purposeful life. They built a respectable home on unshakable love for one another and for God. These values shaped Amos and Agnes’ children, who grew into successful, thriving adults.The Adepojus played a vital role in the founding of GCB, offering all their support, love, and energy. Amos is currently a patron of the Brigade Youth Program. Amos and Agnes’ children have also been supportive of GCB.
Asmaru Senesie George
Asmaru Senesie George – also known as Kadijah, was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 1981. Born into a Muslim family, her grandmother raised her in the rural part of Bo Town.Asmaru’s Christian faith journey began at 11 years old. She remembers hearing her neighbors singing Christian praise and worship songs, and feeling happy. She told her grandmother she wanted to join them. Asmaru’s faith grew as she started singing with her neighbors, and eventually began attending church and participating in church plays.Asmaru immigrated to the U.S. in 1997. She attended Boston College in 2007, where she met Rev. Moses. When they met, she was facing some difficult times. Rev. Moses immediately encouraged Asmaru to never give up, which helped her.Many years later, she joined GCB, which she has found to be a true house of Christ. She finds each encounter with GCB life-changing, building her up for her faith journey. According to Asmaru, GCB is a house of love. Asmaru is a member of the Abigails and volunteers with the Brigade Youth Program.Asmaru is a mom, wife, and EHR Administrator. She enjoys exploring different cultures, creating recipes, hiking, the beach, and reading to her daughter.
Cathyanah Jacques – is a dedicated volunteer in the Brigade Youth program who finds joy in helping the younger generation. As a young adult herself, she seeks to spread knowledge and guidance towards the children within diverse communities. She also provides her support and joy towards the children, to help them navigate through challenging times. With many more years to come, she looks forward to watching the youth grow into the path that God has planned for them.
Cheryl-Ann Hall-Hurley – Financial Service Professional with approximately twenty-two years in the financial service industry. 2001 she became the administrator to State Street Corporation a Custodian Bank & in December of 2007, she joined The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.An honest diligent employee with dedication. Volunteering time when needed. 2014 Associate in Science Business Administration, and 2019 Bachelor of Science Management graduate at Northeastern University.
Clifford Goodridge– Clifford has served in various capacities working with children and youth in both religious and secular organizations as Altar Server, Acolyte Director, Senior Warden, Youth Choir Director and have served in many other capacities. In addition, he worked as a schoolteacher, Bank Customer Service Representative as well as a Research Management Specialist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and Boston University. Clifford attended the University of Massachusetts (Boston) and Suffolk University where he earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, respectively. Clifford is particularly interested in developing the youth in helping them to reach their full potential, because they are the leader of tomorrow.
Colette Blaise-Bycinte – Community organizer for the Abigail’s Women’s program. She received a Bachelor degree in psychology from Bridgewater State University and a master degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College.Colette has been working in human services and child welfare for over 10 years. She has been providing support to families and ensured the safety of children. During her time with Department Children and Families, she held several positions. She worked as an ongoing social worker, investigator and she is currently a supervisor. For many years, she worked as substitute teacher, foster parent, family partner, family stabilization team, intensive care coordinator, clinician and social worker.
Colette Blaise-Bycinte – A devoted Christian, wife, mother, prayer warrior, author, and social worker. Colette Blaise-Bycinte is currently the community organizer for the Abigail’s Women’s program under The Voice.She received a Bachelor degree in psychology from Bridgewater State University and a master degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College.Colette has been working in human services and child welfare for over 10 years. She has been providing support to family and ensured the safety of children. During her time with Department Children and Families, she held several positions. She worked as an ongoing social worker, investigator and she is currently a supervisor. For many years, she worked as substitute teacher, foster parent, family partner, family stabilization team, intensive care coordinator, clinician and social worker.Colette is passionate about people. She enjoys interceding for her local church, family, friends and she is also an intercessor in The Voice Prayer Room. She loves giving to the community; she has done Walk for Hunger and Walk for Strides for Teen Success among others.She loves working with children and women. Colette was the leader of the children department in her local church and she also volunteers with Brigade Youth program Brockton. For many years, Colette participated in women ministry training while providing mentoring services to the youth in her community.Colette is certified in addictions and trauma. In October 2019, She released her first book: Trials Release Our Destiny and Purpose.She enjoys spending time with her family. Her Haitian culture of great value and her family is a big part of her life and she would not be who she is without her family.Colette is married to Mario Bycinte and blessed with Jiovanni Bycinte, Jillianna Bycinte and Jadeana Bycinte.
Doriel Maynard – I am an Associate Director at Northeastern University. I have a Master’s degree in Leadership from Northeastern University. I have served as superintendent of Sunday school. I am an avid reader and I write poetry. I love people and I believe in fostering good relationships and building a better tomorrow for the next generation. I believe in serving others. Doriel Maynard, Associate Director Classroom Management & Scheduling Office of the Registrar
Eleanor Wentworth – also known as Ellie, is a lifelong Episcopalian. She graduated from Stonehill College with a degree in Data Processing, Business Administration, and Finance. She retired as a Senior Financial Analyst from a large student loan company.Before its closure, Ellie and her family had been members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brockton for 44 years. She served on the St. Paul’s Table committee, serving the hungry in Brockton, as well as St. Paul’s LLC, a neighborhood revitalization organization. Eleanor also served as a Sunday School teacher in all grades and co-chaired the Youth Group.Ellie is the former President of Brockton Business and Professional Women, Chair of Brockton’s Commission on Women’s Issues, Chair of Brockton Neighbors United Board of Directors, and has served on the Brockton’s Promise steering committee. She has received many awards for her contributions to her community.Eleanor has organized many community events including peace walks, neighborhood fun fests, Neighborhood Watch, and multicultural events. She has volunteered at the Boys’ Detention Center, Mainspring Homeless Shelter, and supervised visitations for parental visits of domestic abuse victims.She is a devoted member of GCB, who has served joyfully in various capacities including Altar Guild Coordinator, Clerk to the Executive Committee, Warden, Deanery Representative, Patroness of the Brigade, and more. We are thankful for her service to our community.
Venia Volcy – was born to native born Haitians. She is currently 17 years old and is a high school student at New Heights Charter School of Brockton, as well as a college student at Massasoit Community College. She has a passion and drive for Gods work. Due to her skills in preaching and teaching she volunteers at the Brigade program where it helps her enhance that gift that God has given her. With that she is discovering her song.