About Us

Apostles Benny & Valerie Burrell
Elder Benny & Apostle Valerie Burrell, Founder

Valerie Burrell is passionate about creating an atmosphere for change in the Kingdom!  In 2012, God spoke to her regarding the many traumas she’s experienced in life, letting her know that she was equipped to make change through the use of God’s word and transparency.  It was then that she began the work, aiding those who have been physically, emotionally and spiritually abused.

Apostle Valerie Burrell is adamant about bringing change to the lives of those who are seeking it.  She shares in the community by doing group sessions with men and women in transitional homes, those in therapeutic drug programs and individuals with intellectual disabilities.  Valerie completed her MS in Human Behavior and is continuing her education by pursuing her MBA. Valerie is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor and Certified Temperament Counselor with the National Christian Counseling Association and publisher author.

As she continues her journey of empowerment in West Virginia,  lives are being impacted through her biblical and kingdom teaching.  Pray for her as she desires to establish a Christian Counseling Center in that region. She is the wife of Elder Benny Burrell, and they are parents to six adult children and 10 grandchildren.

Pastor Linda Brown, EPM Executive Leader

Pastor Linda Brown along with her husband Elder Johnnie Brown are the Founders of Agape Christian Ministries in Plainview, Virginia.  Pastor Linda works closely with Empowerment Place Ministries, hosting retreats and gatherings; intercessory prayer, and Bible Teachings.  Elder Johnnie and Pastor Linda understand the importance of Kingdom building, realizing that we can do more together.  We are grateful for their Covenant  Partnership with us.

Prophetess Nina Williams
Prophetess Nina Williams – EPM Executive Leader

Prophet Nina is on the “fast track” to fulfill her purpose in the earth.  Nina is a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in West Point, Virginia and serves on the Music Ministry.  With Empowerment Place Ministries, Nina plays a crucial role as an intercessor, watchman, and one who holds up the arms of the leadership.  We are blessed to have a family that serves with us to build the Kingdom! She holds a bachelors degree in Human Services and an MBA.

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Pastor Torre Lynn Adams – EPM Educator & Intercessor

Pastor Torre Lynn is an amazing gift to our ministry.  She is a member of St. John Freewill Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Torre Young but serves as an intercessor and teacher for our ministry. “Peach” as we refer to her holds a Masters degree in theology and is the published author of “Got Fruit”!

Empowerment Place Worship Center
Pastor Daryl & Prophetess Kendal Harris

Empowerment Place Worship Center – EPWC

Pastor Daryl L. Harris (Pastor D) is the Senior Pastor of Empowerment Place Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia. He is married to Prophetess Kendal Harris and they have two children, Danira and Darion. Pastor Harris served as a Deacon for 3 years before he obeyed the call by God to the office of Pastor. Pastor Harris is known for his love for God along with his straightforward and candid preaching. Pastor Harris conveys God’s word with such comprehension, that everyone gets a clear understanding. When asked, who is Pastor Harris? Simply stated, he is a brother who would get in the trenches with community partners to provide resources to the needy. He is a friend and person who would repair your vehicle or cook you a meal. It is Pastor Harris’s desire to draw people to have a relationship with Christ, that opens their hearts to feel safe and empowered.

Prophet Kendal Harris is a native of Chesterfield, Virginia; called, anointed and appointed as a prophetic voice to the body of Christ. Understanding that her call is for the body, she utilizes her giftings in the marketplace as a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Clinician with Richmond Behavioral Health Authority. Prophet Kendal holds a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Virginia State University. Prophet Kendal spreads Gods love to all she encounters, not being moved by man’s plan but seeking to hear from God for herself and move accordingly. Prophet Kendal’s first commitment is to her family and then the ministry and her church family. Prophet Kendal is dedicated to serve God and His people with all of her heart.

Mathew 28:19-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Father, Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I will be with you always, to the very end of age.”

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Deacon Kenny & Minister Donna Wilson-Johnson – EPWC Outreach

Kenneth and Donna share extraordinary and powerful love for GOD and each other. They are dedicated kingdom believers and builders who are passionate about seeing people getting to know the Father, and experience all that HE has for them. Their hearts lead them to serve those in need and point them to the love of GOD. They strive to do things to God’s glory and will always go to HIS word to seek truth and clarity! Their free time is divided between their blended family of 6 children and 8 grandchildren! They are proud members of Empowerment Place Worship Center, where love and relationships outweigh tradition and judgement.

Rayechelle Brown
RayeChelle Brown – EPWC Youth Advisor

Greetings all my name is RayeChelle Brown my aspiration in life is for God to thrive through me so that I can be able to thrive through others by encouraging them. My true passion is to help young people become successful, when they are in need to be their shoulder to bounce back off, help them to understand that they don’t have to be a Statistic nor does their past make them who they are. Currently, I hold my associates in paralegal studies, as well as enrolled for my bachelor’s dual degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. I’m so grateful for Empowerment Place Ministries and honored to be covered by AWESOME LEADERS!

Deneysha Goods
Deneysha Goods – EPM Covenant Partner

My name is Deneysha Goods and my life has purpose! God has instilled in me a special assignment! With my purpose, I am equipped to empower those around me, whether it be my closest friends and family or complete strangers. I am a Registered Nurse and with this Promise God has given me, I aspire to touch the lives and hearts of those I come in contact with and continue to remind people just how truly amazing God is; to show them the true definition of unconditional love from our Father. I have a small prayer group (Empowered Women) with some of my closest friends where we uplift and encourage one another. We are reminded daily of God’s grace and mercy and strive to seek and fulfill our purposes! I am thankful that God has always kept His hands on me! I am thankful for His promises! I am thankful! If I can be of any assistance, please, don’t hesitate to contact me! ❤️  Her favorite passage of scripture is Jeremiah 29:11.

Angela Elazier – EPM Covenant Partner

Angela is a phenomenal woman of God who enjoys serving God as well as his people.  Angela is an advocate, a mentor, a social worker, and the mother of two exceptional children, Destinee and Nasir. As a Kingdom Ambassador, Angela has dedicated her life to serving those in need, placing an emphasis on serving students with educational disabilities. Angela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and in African-American Studies from the University of Virginia as well as a Master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Additionally, Angela is a Certified Trauma Specialist. 

Angela utilizes her spiritual gifts as well as her background in mental health to encourage and to mentor young people.  It is her sincere desire to be a beacon of hope to a dying world.

6 thoughts on “About Us

  1. These are the days of Revelations. I see God working his miracles and exposing the enemies. Please keep me lifted up in prayer as I continue to love those who dislike; hate and have strife against me and as I walk by faith not by sight.

  2. Apostle Valerie and her establishment, Empowerment Place Ministries, are very dedicated to genuinely helping you to a higher standard of yourself. Valerie has been helping me to sort through all of my troubles I accumulated throughout my life, from childhood to present. She has done wonders for me and my family as well. She is dedicated and very passionate about what she does. Couldn’t ask for a better councilor. Very lenient and patient financially as well. I would definitely have to give Empowerment Place Ministries a 5 star rating for the record

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