Biblical Faith & Reasoning

Getting to Know Me:
I am David Lee Brown. I was raised in Orlando, Florida, and saved and baptized in the First Baptist Church Pine Castle in Orlando, Florida. Since 1979 I have been a born-again believer dedicated to serving my Lord, Jesus Christ. I spent 20 years in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. Before completing my career, I earned a Bachelor of Science from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Since then, I’ve been a lifelong learner of the natural sciences and the Bible through reading and studying the Bible multiple times in self-study. Then I started my studies at Christian Leaders Institute in 2018. I have taught Sunday school to youth and adults. I’ve preached from the pulpit. Now I serve as a soul center for my community.
My Calling:
My calling is writing and teaching about all things Biblical. I completed and published my first book King David, Conflicting Worldviews, in 2013. I finished and published my second book, Transfigured to Serve, a Glimpse of Eternity, in 2014. I initially established my website to advertise my books, but I’ve added features over the years. I write an almost weekly Blog to share what I’ve learned and share the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. I’ve also posted sermons, a discipleship program, and my mission and statement of faith. I’ve done all this to open people’s hearts and minds to the saving knowledge and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
My Soul Center Calling:
Inspired by my new-found credentials from Christian Leaders Alliance, I’m opening my heart, knowledge, experience, and skills to my community as a soul center. My Biblical Faith & Reasoning soul center will serve my church, Proffit’s Grove Baptist Church, and my community through teaching, officiant services, and Life Coach services. In Jesus’ name!
Who I Serve:
I enjoy writing and teaching the Word of God to bring souls to the saving knowledge and grace of our Lord Jesus to the English-speaking world. I also desire to serve my community by providing pre-marital counseling and wedding services for Christian couples. I also want to serve people in my community with Christian Life Coaching services. I intend to specialize in helping pastors, evangelists, and other church leaders through Life Coaching.
Souls Involved:
My “Author” page on Facebook has 308 followers, which is also my Biblical Faith & Reasoning Page. Many of them are not local, but many are, so I will serve any of them that are local and request my services. I’ll also continue to share my writing with the English-speaking world through my Biblical Faith & Reasoning soul center.

Fruitful Garden Ministry Practice


To be fruitful and multiply God’s Kingdom; one person, one heart, one soul, one spirit at a time; through spirit-filled discipleship, and pre-marriage coaching.

To create fruitful disciples who will then go forth to multiply God’s Kingdom on earth as it is done in Heaven.

Short Description:
Fruitful Garden is led by credentialed Ordained Minister & Licensed Wedding Officiant, Zadina Musau Cadyma-Renard, and her husband, Jelfkeegan Renard. Jelfkeegan is serving God full-time as the Founder of Mars Missionary Outreach International. Zadina works full-time as an HR Professional within the banking industry but is also focused Bi-vocationally in ministry.

Ministerial Practice Services and Offerings:

  • Pre-marriage Coaching
  • Post-Marriage Coaching
  • Wedding Officiant Services
  • Providers of The Two Fires of Conflict Training (Peacefire Ambassadors)
  • Prayer & Deliverance
  • Baby Dedications
  • Officiant Services
  • Baptisms
  • Visitation
  • Communion or Lord’s Supper Officiant
  • Discipleship Mentorship
  • Creative Christian Writing
  • Teaching

Who we serve:
We serve the greater Charlotte/Piedmont area of North Carolina and South Carolina. We also offer virtual services that will include both the U.S. and Foreign countries throughout the world.

Getting to Know Us:
We are Zadina and Jelfkeegan Renard, married since 2013. We have four children. Zadina is a graduate of Salem State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an option in Cultural Diversity in 2007; and earned a Master of Science in Leadership from Northeastern University in 2011. Zadina became a Licensed Wedding Officiant in July 2023 through the Christian Leadership Alliance and is currently completing her last few courses to become an Ordained Minister with CLI God willing by August 2023.

Our Coming to Christ and Calling to Ministry:
Together, our journey with God started in November 2015 when we were both Baptized and received the Holy Spirit through the Last Reformation Ministry which is headed by Servant of Christ, Torben Sondergaard.

Our Calling to this Soul Center:
Through our own Ministry, we have helped to plant hundreds of disciples in various areas of God’s Kingdom between Boston, MA, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Haiti, Africa, and various places internationally. We have Baptized and delivered numerous souls for Christ and hope to continue this through our Soul Center but in an expanded way thanks to Christian Leaders Alliance under and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Since joining Christian Leaders Alliance, we have become members of Harborside Christian Church, and invite people to attend Harborside Christian Church as well. Additionally, we are also members of God Help International Ministries where we are active Prayer Warriors under the Spiritual leadership of Apostle Aba Etu.

Most recently, we have also been called to become Ambassadors of Peacefire, which is a 501c (3) Charitable Organization that equips the Body of Christ to respond to conflicts as ambassadors of Jesus Christ; all while applying Biblical wisdom combined with a relationship of relentless reliance on Jesus Christ.

Our Ministry & Impact:

Our Ministry Passage is:
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24
Currently, Zadina serves in her online Ministry, called Fearless for Christ where she helps others learn how to worship God in Spirit & in Truth across, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Her husband, Jelfkeegan Renard can be found on his online ministry which serves the Haitian Community across YouTube and Facebook @Mars Missionary Outreach International.

Looking ahead, I look forward to using my skills in Sociology, Organizational Leadership, Business Marketing, and Ministry Leading to help Minister and serve Souls through our Soul Center, Fruitful Garden Ministry Practice; and hope to make a positive impact in God’s Kingdom through a diverse myriad of ways alongside my husband, Jelfkeegan Renard. Together, we hope to be fruitful and multiply God’s Kingdom; one person, one heart, one soul, one spirit at a time; through spirit-filled discipleship, pre-/post marital coaching, and many other Ministerial Offerings and Services.

Fruitful Garden Ministry Practice Proposal

The main issue is that nearly half of all marriages in North Carolina end in Divorce according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in a study conducted in 2016. In Mecklenburg County where we will be operating our Ministry Practice, out of a total population of 1,054,835; the total number of marriages were counted at 7,242 and out of this total number of the total marriages there were 3,623 divorces.
When we take a broad brush and examine the divorce rates for the U.S., according to “the American Psychological Association, approximately 40-50% of first marriages end in divorce. The divorce rate for second marriages is even higher, with approximately 60-67% of second marriages ending in divorce.” Furthermore, “…The divorce rate in the United States is highest among adults aged 25-39, with the majority of divorces occurring at the end of the first five years of marriage. The most common reasons for divorce are communication issues, infidelity, and financial problems, among others…”

Despite these numbers, there is a misconception that Christian Marriages are ending at Divorce rates similar to Non-Christian Marriages which simply is just not true.
“…contrary to what’s been reported for years, the divorce rate is not 50 percent; it’s more like 30 percent. And then we find that people who keep God at the center of their home and family stay married at far greater rates, and even thrive within those marriages. One of the reasons for this is that those whose first commitment is to the lordship of Jesus put fewer expectations upon their spouses to meet emotional needs that only God can meet. The lessening of unrealistic expectations gives marriages a stronger foundation upon which to withstand difficult times…”

Summarizing these findings, it has become apparent that in general, whether a couple identifies as Christian before marriage or not, the institution of Marriage is under attack; and to address the solution more effectively, it would behoove us to identify the problem from a Spiritual point of view. From a Christian point of view however, we know what the scriptures say about spiritual warfare and how we must address such issues.

11 “…Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [a]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places…” Ephesians 6:11-12

As it relates to Christian marriages, despite having a lower divorce rate in comparison to non-Christian marriages, we are still faced with a problem and the best way to understand and address this problem is through the guise of Spiritual Warfare as instructed in Ephesians 6:12. While we may employ certain strategies in dealing with marital issues from a secular point of view that may be useful in some ways, it still becomes overarchingly important to address Christian Divorce with a Christian Solution and with Christian Principles that dictate how we should resolve such matters of the heart.

“…Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it…” Proverbs 4:23

This now leads us to the purpose of our Ministry Practice, Fruitful Garden.

Through our Ministry Practice, we hope to serve the following populations: couples who are thinking about marriage from the Christian faith; couples who are thinking about marriage who may have been raised Christian but fell away from the faith; couples who may not yet be Christians but have a calling to become Christian before they are married. In this way, we hope to use our Ministry Practice to bring others to Christ through the institution of Marriage through the headship of Jesus the Christ as our Lord and Savior.

Under the Spiritual Covering of the Holy Spirit, The Christian Leaders Alliance; Soul Center Network, and Peacefire Organizations, we hope to utilize “The Seven Connections,” coined by President and Professor Henry Reyenga of CLI; as our overarching guideline in serving potential couples throughout our Ministry Practice. Additionally, we will be utilizing such resources as “The Marriage Connection,” and the “Pre-Marriage Badge;” both written by Prof. and Senior Pastor, Steve Elzinga as our framework for the pre/post marriage coaching among the resources provided through the pre-marriage course at CLA. The Marriage Connection will further provide the framework by which we will explore the 9 Essential Christian Premarital Counseling Topics which include; (1) Your spiritual foundation; (2) Your families of origin; (3) The meaning of marriage; (4) Your spiritual intimacy; (5) Your communication; (6) Your conflict; (7) Your view of money; (8) Your future; and finally, (9) Your physical intimacy and sexual history.

  • The Seven Connections include the Following:
    Connection One – God
    Connection Two – Spouse/Friend
    Connection Three – Family
    Connection Four – Small Groups and Friends
    Connection Five – Church
    Connection Six – Kingdom
    Connection Seven – World

In sum, we pray that by utilizing the tools and resources provided through the Christian Leaders Alliance; Soul Center Network, and Peacefire, that we will be able to serve and bring to Christ those who have a calling of submitting their marriages to the Headship of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ for the benefit of God’s Kingdom on earth, and in heaven.

Personnel Qualifications:
Zadina Musau Cadyma-Renard is a graduate of Salem State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology with an option in Cultural Diversity; Northeastern University where she earned a Master of Science Degree in Leadership; The Boston Teacher Residency Program where she completed a Certificate in Secondary Education. Zadina is an Ordained Minister & Licensed Wedding Officiant through the Christian Leaders Alliance and is also an Ambassador of Peacefire.

Jelfkeegan Renard, Zadina’s husband; is also a student at Christian Leaders Institute and is a Full-time Servant of God and Founder of MARS Missionary Outreach International where he serves the Haitian Community through his online Ministry across, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram in the languages of Haitian Creole and French. Jelfkeegan Renard is a graduate of The Academy of Pure Sciences and Applications (ASPA) in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Together, Zadina and Jelfkeegan will use their education, skills, and diverse experiences to serve through their Ministry Practice, as One Flesh, under the Headship of Jesus the Christ to help advance the Kingdom of God wherever there is a need.

As we conclude this proposal, it is fitting to reiterate the vision of “Fruitful Garden Ministry Practice,” which is “To create fruitful disciples who will then go forth to multiply God’s Kingdom on earth as it will be done in Heaven.” Through our Ministry Practice, we envision being able to help effect a positive spiritual transformation within the Greater Charlotte and Piedmont area under the headship of Jesus the Christ, our Lord and Savior, for the benefit and advancement of God’s kingdom.

Thank you,

Ord. Min. Zadina Musau Cadyma and Jelfkeegan Renard

Outside Sources Used:
Petrelli Previtera, LLC
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Sound of Salvation Ministries

Sound of Salvation Ministries is a growing ministry in the New Bern/ Pamlico County areas. Sound of Salvation Ministries is led by Steven West, a Ordained Minister through the Christian Leaders Alliance.
Ministerial Offerings:
Chaplaincy Services, Chatplaincy Services, Life Coaching Services, Bible Studies, Prayer, Online Prayer, and Devotions, Officiant Services, Food Drives, Facility Visitations
Saved to Serve Others
My name is Steve West. I am married to my beautiful wife of eight years, Cindy West. Together we take care of my special needs uncle who lives with us. We have two children and six grandchildren. We live in rural Pamlico County North Carolina just outside of New Bern. I currently work full time as department supervisor at a national home improvement chain. In addition to working full time, I am taking classes at Christian Leaders College working towards additional ministry certifications as well as my eventual bachelor’s in Christian Leadership.
Called to Service
I did not come to Christ early in my life. Like my parents, I did not become a believer until later in life. I found the Lord while working as support staff at Christian youth retreat at a local YMCA camp.  However, it wasn’t until 2008 when I became a Soldier for the Salvation Army that I became more active. Life challenges eventually pulled me away from the Salvation Army. I then started to do lay work throughout my community, visitations, prayer, and sponsoring food drives for Christian based food pantries. This eventually grew into Sound of Salvation Ministries. I found Christian Leaders Institute in early 2022 and begun to take classes which led to my credentials that led to my ordination.  Also in 2022, life called me back to the Salvation Army and slowly becoming more active.
Called to Grow
After I started taking classes at Christian Leaders Institute, I was moved to formalize Sound of Salvation Ministries into an active ministry for Christ. After speaking with my wife, Cindy, about the spiritual needs of the long-term facility that she works at. During Covid most of the religious support was not available to visit the facility and eventually faded away. We currently have a partnership that will offer on-call chaplaincy services, visitations, and other spiritual needs.
Called to Serve
I am currently serving the New Bern /Pamlico County area with online prayers/devotions/ Bible studies though our online Facebook Group. I also sponsor, through the ministry, three food drives throughout the year to support local Christian food pantries. In addition, I have a spiritual support program with a local nursing facility. Recently, I have begun the process of changing from a private, personal ministry to a non-profit. Sometime in the future, we will be adding a mobile food pantry as well as disaster support services in partnership with other ministries.
Called to Save
Our online ministry has grown to include eleven members. Our outreach program has grown to serve five ministry and secular partners that allow us to serve a growing number of souls each month.
Pastor Steve West