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Dr. Willy and Dr. Jessie Bustinza-Samaritan’s Purse-Interview

Dr. Willy and Jessie Bustinza are missionaries and doctors in a very remote village in Chihuahua, Mexico. Dr. Willy and Jessie Bustinza serve the Lord in a world medical mission called, the Samaritan’s Purse. They are an anointed couple who heal the sick and suffering of a indigenous tribe, Tarahumara, while sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

For more information about Dr. Willy and Dr. Jessie:
Their blog is and Facebook page is Bustinzas Beyond Borders.


Pastor Sharon Anderson, Temple of Praise Church, Washington D.C., Interview

Rev. Dr. Sharon Styles Anderson, Esq. is a compassionate and caring woman of God who has a heart for the people. Her
commitment to serving the community is unparalleled, and is known throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area for
embracing the vision of her leader, putting the legs to that vision, and ensuring that the vision is carried out with precision
and integrity. She has worked in tandem with community leaders and advocates to effectuate change in the Ward 8
community of the District of Columbia for well over 12 years.
She has worked in collaboration with faith-based organizations for much of her professional career and her unyielding spirit and positive energy compels her to work tirelessly on behalf of those who are disenfranchised. She knows that this is her call.
Dr. Anderson graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and Spanish and
studied abroad during her undergraduate career. She received her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown Law School and began her
career as a public defender with a passion to serve those who were in need of adequate and competent representation but
could not afford it. Among her most notable professional accomplishments was her work at the Office of the Corporation
Counsel (now Office of the Attorney General) as the Senior Deputy for Public Protection and Enforcement. Her outstanding achievements have landed her among Who’s Who in Professional and Executive Women; awarded her the Mayor’s Trail Blazer by Mayor Anthony Williams; and the Ambassador of Peace award from the United Peace Federation.
Dr. Anderson has also had a stellar teaching career. She has served as Director and Associate Professor of Law at Howard
University, Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, and Lecturer of Law at Harvard
University in the Trial Advocacy Department. She has trained lawyers at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and Judges
at the National Judicial College. Dr. Anderson is an ordained minister of the Gospel. She received a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and a Doctorate of Ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary. She also received a Doctorate of Ministry with a concentration in Ecclesiastical Law from University of Phoenix School of Theology and serves as the Ecclesiastical Law
Professor and Department Chair, and is on the Board of Regents.
Dr. Anderson currently serves as an Executive Pastor at the Temple of Praise in Washington, DC under the leadership of
Bishop Dr. Glen A. Staples, Senior Pastor and Presiding Prelate. She is a dynamic preacher, lecturer and workshop facilitator.
She has lectured at conferences across the United States on topics relating to organizational development and church law,
and emotional intelligence. She has preached the good news of Jesus Christ all over the world including Africa and India.
Dr. Anderson is the loving mother of two spirit filled sons: Kyle who is 20 and Collin who is 23 and is the grandmother of a
wonderful little girl named Gia Iman.
Dr. Anderson strives to live a yielded life to the Word of God and truly believes no matter the obstacle-as Paul stated in
Philippians 4:13-She can do all things through Christ who gives her strength.

Eric Johnson, Jr., Apache Rez, San Carlos, Arizona-Interview

 Eric Johnson, Jr., has a street evangelism ministry carrying the cross to wherever the Lord leads him to go. He witnesses to people and spreads the gospel everywhere the Lord sends him. He is from the Apache reservation in San Carlos, Arizona. 

Dr. Ed Deph, Nationstrategy, radio interview

About Ed

Ed Delph has been responding to God’s call to the church, community and to the nations since 1979. He has ministered or been in over one hundred countries as well as serving as a pastor in the United States. Previously, he was the Founder and President of Central Bindery, a large book bindery in Phoenix, Arizona.

He was the founding pastor of Hosanna Christian Fellowship in 1987. Hosanna started with 36 people and quickly grew to 750 regular attendees with some services over 1000 in the early 1990s. Hosanna was instrumental in many city reaching and community transformation initiatives in the Phoenix area as well as the world. Several churches were planted out of Hosanna both locally and internationally.

Ed received his Doctorate of Ministry in February 2004 from the Phoenix University of Theology along with Bishop Wellington Boone, Pastor/Author Terry Crist and others. Ed graduated in 1971 with a BS in Personnel Management from the Arizona State University School of Business. Ed has taken several post graduate courses with Talbot and Fuller Seminary.

A noted speaker, pastor, author and apostolic figure for many churches locally and internationally, Ed has served “the church” and well as “a church.” He is the President of Nationstrategy, an organization that unleashes the potential of communities through the strategic alliance of church, business, government, education and media for the benefit of the community. Nationstrategy was started in 2000 with the strategy of envisioning and empowering some of today’s leaders in the church to be some of tomorrow’s leaders in the community. The role of Nationstrategy is to reveal ‘mindskins’ that create wineskins and environments for community transformation and upliftment. Simply said, Nationstrategy envisions and empowers community and church leaders for societal transformation by case presenting, teaching, coaching and mentoring.

He is the past Dean of Faith in Culture at Phoenix University of Theology and served on the National Association of Ecclesiology with leader Dan Reeves. This Association is a coalition of major seminary presidents, denominational heads, and leaders of church movements.

Other interesting points about Ed:

* He has written nine books. The first is Making Sense of Apostolic Ministry, published by the International Resource Network in 2002 and 2009. The second book, Church @ Community was published by Creation House and was released in 2005. This book is in its fourth reprint. His third book is called Learning How to Trust… Again, published by Destiny Image in 2007 and is now in its third printing. Several of Ed’s books are translated and published in Korea, Brazil, Malaysia, Thailand, India and South Africa.

Ed’s fourth book The Five Minute Miracle – Standing Out by Becoming Outstanding. This book is published by Destiny Image Publishers was released August 2008. Ed also wrote People Who Overcome – Turning Temporary Crisis into a Permanent Gift, released in 2011. His next three books have all been released in 2013: 1) Blessed to Bless, Loved to Love, Led to Lead – There’s a Leader Inside of You Who Is Dying to Lead Others through You! 2) Richly Blessed, Deeply Loved, Highly Favored, Amazingly Graced – Seeing Yourself the Way God Sees You. 3) City Changers – When the Saints Go Marching Out! Ed released his most current book in 2015…The Most Wonderful Times of the Year – Celebrating the Holidays all Year Long.

*Ed has written four articles for Ministry Today magazine. His last article called Favor with Man was published in the September/October 2006 issue. He was also one of five influential apostolic figures interviewed in a Ministry Today article written by Dr. C. Peter Wagner.

*Ed writes a weekly article entitled The Church-Community Connection which is published weekly in The Glendale Star, The Peoria Times, and the Buckeye Valley newspaper. The articles also appear in several newspapers worldwide. Most of these newspapers are local paid subscription newspapers. The goal of these 450-550 word articles is to build a bridge to the community through humor, wisdom and changing mental perceptions that the community has of the church. Just in the Phoenix area alone, Ed ministers to over 50,000-100,000 citizens each week through The Glendale Star and The Peoria Times newspapers. Ed has been writing this article since November of 2004.

*Ed is one of three directors of the Global Apostolic Partnership network. This network of churches is located in South Africa.

*Ed is also on the Board of Directors of Life Churches, a Canadian based network of churches under the leadership of Pastor Gary Carter in Edmonton, Canada. This network planted several churches in Canada as well as Belize and Scotland.

*Ed is on the Board of His Highest Harmony, a mission to unreached Jewish people. Rabbi Harlon Picker is the head of this outreach. His Highest Harmony is currently working gathering Jewish people in the Caribbean and especially the Bahamas into Messianic Congregations.

*From September 1980 to May 1987, Ed served at Grace Community Church in Tempe, Arizona as a Singles Pastor. The singles ministry at GCC grew to 550 singles. Ed served at Grace for two years. Ed then served as Singles Pastor at Northwest Community Church in northwest Phoenix at the request of Pastor Pat Shaughnessy. The ministry at Northwest grew from 16 to 250+ in 4 years. Ed has conducted singles seminars and conferences all over the world.

*Ed is still involved in business, buying and selling undeveloped land in the state of Arizona from time to time.

Blaise Foret, Interview with Faith City Outreach Host, Marina Maria

Blaise Foret is husband to Christina Foret and Dad to Ella Jean Foret. Blaise spent 20 years preaching and speaking all over the United States and other parts of the world. In 2015 Blaise stepped out of full time Christian ministry to pursue a career in sales. He quickly became a top performing sales agent within his company and has grown to be #1 Agency Manager within The Leazer Group. Blaise has authored two Amazon best-sellers in the categories of Religion and Spirituality as well as Leadership. Currently Blaise serves full time running his insurance agency as well as inspirational vlogging, writing, and giving political and news commentary on his social media. Blaise has been featured in Relevant Online Magazine and speaks, motivates, and trains groups and teams all over the nation. Currently he resides in Greenville, SC with his wife and daughter.



American Federation for Children, Esly Montenegro, Interview

Esly Montenegro serves as the Arizona Implementation Director for the American Federation for Children. Prior to joining AFC, she served in Higher Education recruitment, marketing development, database management, non-profit organization and ministry. She has dedicated her life to serving and empowering thousands of children, teenagers, and adults from low-income families in personal, professional, and educational development.

Today, Esly supports our statewide implementation and government teams with organizing non-public school outreach, coordinating marketing and media, and helping families access high quality schools of their choice. Esly received her Bachelor’s degree in Global Business from Arizona State University and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Argosy University. In her free time, Esly enjoys singing, reading, fitness, and sharing faith and hope with her community.

Pastor Nora Martinez, Neighborhood Church, Phoenix, AZ, Interview

Pastor Nora Martinez and Pastor Alfredo Martinez are pastors of a bilingual church called, Neighborhood Church in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Maria Romero from CIAD, a drug rehab center in Cananea Sonora, Mexico, Interview

Maria Romero ministers to the women in CIAD, a drug rehabilitation center in Cananea Sonora, Mexico. 

Dr. Ouakoubo Nassa, Pastor of International Christian Church, Yopougon, Cote d’Ivoire, Africa

Dr. Ouakoubo Nassa, is Pastor of International Christian Church in Yopougon, Cote d’Ivoire. Pastor Nassa received salvation in 1985, was baptized in 1986, and immediately knew God’s call was on his life to plant churches and train pastors.  He entered Bible School in 1987, and was certified 4 years later with a diploma equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Theology. He began teaching the French language and New Testament Overview at the Baptist Biblical Institute in Abidjan in 1987, and continued teaching there until 2005.  In 2006, he became an instructor at the School of Disciples Bible School where he still teaches many Bible classes, Eschatology, the great Doctrines, and Church Planting Mission. 

Pastor Nassa planted his first church while a student and teacher at the Bible School in 1987.  This church, through missionary policy, has given birth to 10 other churches. Today, several churches work under Pastor Nassa’s supervision and coordination as he has continued to plant more churches in partnership with Torn Veil Mission.

Pastor Nassa’s commitment to the vision of “Planting churches that plant churches and training pastors” does not stop with him.  He was appointed as the Chief of Social Services by the National Council of Evangelical Protestant Churches of Cote d’Ivoire which includes over 5,000 pastors.  They hold quarterly conferences to mobilize these pastors for church planting, and theological and ministerial training. As if that is not enough, Pastor Nassa also provides leadership to an orphanage with over 40 children.

The things God is doing in Cote d’Ivoire are amazing, and the anointing on Pastor Nassa’s life in Africa can have the same impact as he speaks and imparts his gift onto pastors, leaders, and Christians in America!    

Farhana Shifa, AZ Legislative District 18 & AZGOP Asian American Coalition

Farhana Shifa currently works for the Arizona Legislative District
18 (LD18) Republican Committee and is the Event Director for the AZGOP Asian
American Coalition rally that is held on Saturday, December 7th, 2019. Farhana is also an artist, author, educator, and a social-political activist. She ran for the Legislative District 18 House Representative in the 2018 election cycle.

Farhana Shifa is living the American Dream. Born in Bangladesh, she was studying in London when she was introduced to a Navy sailor stationed in San Diego. They fell in love, got married, and she moved to the United States to be with her husband Ralph.

Her journey to citizenship was an adventure as well, as Farhana nearly missed getting to take her oath of citizenship because her second child was born early, just two days before she was scheduled to take her oath of citizenship. She told the hospital staff they needed to get her to the ceremony and the doctors and nurses pulled it off, much to the concern of the immigration officials and judge that was handling the swearing in. They pulled her to the side and she took the oath, before being sent back to bed.

Farhana became a Republican because of her belief in the importance of individual liberties and of equal opportunity for all Americans, regardless of their race, creed, national origin, gender or ethnicity.

Shifa taking her unique personal oath for her US Citizenship 48 hours after Sarina’s birth.

Like many Americans who are born elsewhere, the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence seemed almost magical, and Farhana has taken them to heart as she has gotten involved in the community in a variety of ways. As a small businesswoman, community leader, and volunteer for charitable causes, Farhana believes in giving back to the country that has given her so much.

Her political involvement is more recent, but over the last several years she has risen within the Arizona Republican Party and has helped lead the AZGOP’s Minority Outreach Programs that have taken the party’s message of opportunity for all into a wide variety of communities throughout Arizona.

Farhana, her husband, and their two children, have lived in Chandler for the last 12 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication, a Bachelor Degree in Education, and a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts.