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“Rev UP with Rev. Alethea” airs on Tuesdays at 7 PM (EST) and is hosted by Rev. Dr. Alethea Smith-Withers. To talk to the host or a guest during the show, dial (347) 945-7723. This “keeping it real” show is about LIFE… and ministers to the people of God through all phases of their experience, even up to the Higher Life of the Spirit. So, topics for discussion include everything from pop culture to politics, sexuality to spirituality, education to economics. Rev. Alethea is the Founder and Pastor of the Pavilion of God – a Baptist Church located at 6401 Chillum Pl, NW, Washington, DC. She is an avowed seeker of truth and “revs up”, accelerates and energizes your thinking about life and all of its complexities and contradictions! In addition, to being a pastor, Rev. Alethea is a Pastoral Counselor and Imago Therapy Life Coach who shares her counseling insights about individual emotional healing, relationships, and parenting. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), the national community of religious and spiritual people, denominations, and organizations from all faith traditions dedicated to achieving reproductive justice. This woman of God is also thankful to be a Breast Cancer “overcomer” and leads a faith-based ministry, STAND, that seeks to advance breast cancer awareness and prevention among African American women and women of color. From coast to coast, she provides leadership training for both ministers and lay leaders and is a professional facilitator and a frequent guest preacher. She is a wife, mother, and proud and doting grandmother. The Pavilion of God - Worship is on Sundays at 12:30 PM at 6401 Chillum Pl, NW, Wash, DC 20012; Bible Study, Thurdays, 6:30PM; Prayer Line every Wednesday 6AM and 12 noon (EST) Dial 605-475-4333 Access Code 213781 Contact:

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Otha Thornton is the president of National PTA and the first African American male to hold that position. Previously, Thornton served on National PTA's Board of Directors, Legislative Committee, Membership Committee, and Executive Search Committee. During his time with Georgia PTA, Otha served on the Board of Directors as legislative chair and as an Advisory Group member for Georgia's Partnership for Excellence in Education. Thornton also served Maryland PTA as nominating leader, board development committee chairman, and as a member of Anne Arundel County's Superintendent High Performing High School Task Force. In addition, he was appointed by the governor of Maryland to serve on a Maryland Education Task Force. Thornton received his bachelor's degree in urban studies from Morehouse College and a master's degree in communications from Michigan Technological University. He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Michigan Technological University in 2009. Thornton has been married to Caryn, an educator, for 25 years and they reside in Richmond Hill, GA. They have a daughter and a son.
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Rev. Alethea Smith-Withers shares her message, ?From Sankofa to Horizonal Thinking,? delivered on August 29, 2014 in celebration of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church's 175 Anniversary. Nineteenth Street Baptist Church is the first... more

We pray that you are blessed by Rev. Alethea Smith-Withers' message, Not Turning Back! The scripture lesson is Philippians 3:12-16 (MSG). Rev. Alethea is servant of the Lord! You are always invited to worship at the Pavilion of God on... more

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On July 18, 2012, Subira Folami had a bilateral mastectomy. On July 29, 2010, Alethea Smith-Withers had a unilateral mastectomy. Breast cancer doesn't define Subira or Alethea! Albeit breast cancer has had its impact on the lives of both of... more

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