The Ministerial Alliance – Officers & Members

Alliance Officers June 2019-May 2021


Jonathan B. Franklin, President
Mt. Zion Apostolic Church

Pastor Gary Sheets, Vice President
Harvard Park Baptist Church

Pastor Mary Jean Sheets, Secretary
Harvard Park Baptist Church

Doug Ryherd, Assistant Secretary
Lakeside Christian Church

Reverend Roy Newman, Treasurer
Fresh Visions Community Church

Roy Newman—Founding Pastor of Fresh Visions Community Church, Springfield, IL since May, 2005.

Roy has a desire to build strong families thereby building strong communities by encouraging others through the teaching and application of biblical principles.

He previously served as Chair of Springfield Urban League Board as well as Chair of Salvation Army Advisory Board. He also served on the board of Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois and Memorial Medical Center Foundation.

A graduate of Mississippi Valley State University with a bachelor’s in Business Administration, Newman continued his studies through Moody Bible Institute and received a Master of Arts in General Ministry from Lincoln Christian Seminary in 2007.

One of the greatest joys of Roy’s life is his family. He is married to the former Jackie L. Jones and they are the parents of 4 daughters and 3 grands.

Pastor Donald MayesPastor Donald Mayes, Chaplain
Family Prayer Center

Pastor Donald Mayes is a graduate of the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerefield, Illinois. He is the Founding Pastor of the Worship Community Church, and the Organizer of the Springfield Prayer Summit. Illinois Teen Challenge Board Member, , , Springfield NAACP Religious Executive Chairman, Springfield Urban League Male Involvement Presenter, a member of Springfield Right to Life. Reverend Mayes is also a Cross Cultural Missionary to 17 Countries, and a Servant Leader. Pastor Mayes loves God by loving people.

Reverend Silas Johnson, Parliamentarian
Calvary Missionary Baptist Church


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