ROP Elders


To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ’s sufferings and one who will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers – not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.      1 Peter 5:1-3


Below is a list of the members of the Rites of Passage Board of Elders.  The Board is responsible to discern the purpose of the ministry, and provide vision, direction, spiritual oversight, systems and structure.  


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Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, Ph.D.
Senior Pastor/Teacher


Pastor Lucious Hicks

Pastoral Overseer


Elder Irving Tolbert



Dr. Eddie J. Scales

Vice Chairman


Elder Stephan Tucker



Elder Lloyd Scott

Program Director


Elder James Alexander

Physical Training Director


Elder Charles Richardson
Marketing Director 


Elder Ron Williams

Education Director


Elder Urel McGill
Physical Training Director


Elder Jack Lightsy

Production Director


Dwayne Fuqua

Physical Training Director


Elder Jimmy White



ROP Parent Council


Cherise Davis

Parent Council Director


LaVonda Storrs

Parent Council Coordinator 


Lenda McGill

Parent Council Coordinator


Kimberly Phillips

Parent Council Coordinator


Cherise Williams

Parent Council Coordinator


Vernette Williams

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