Apostle Barbara Alexander
serves as the Senior Pastor of River of Life Kingdom Ministries in Hazel Crest, Illinois and is the founder of The House of Esther, a women’s outreach ministry. She is an apostolic teacher with a prophetic mantle called to bring God’s people into the full recognition of who they are in Jesus Christ. Apostle Alexander flows in the revelation gifts of the Spirit through the Word of Knowledge, Word of Wisdom and Prophecy as well as the gift of Healing. She has been commissioned and mandated by God to teach, train and develop leaders in the Kingdom of God who will positively and eternally impact this world for Christ. Apostle Alexander has completed five years of training in the School of The Prophets under the anointed teaching and leadership of Apostle Paul Shields. She holds three teaching certificates, including the advanced level from the Evangelical Teachers Training Association.
Apostle Alexander’s Servant Mission is to teach the infallible, unequivocal Word of God with clarity and in a way that:
~ Empowers believers to live a successful, peaceful, and victorious life
~ Strengthens and preserves families, encourages personal responsibility, and fosters self-empowerment
~ Encourages and results in a consistent demonstration of excellence and integrity
~ Enables believers to live the gospel of Christ and to reach the lost by serving the needs of the community and positively impacting the world
~ Develops and trains leaders for service in expanding the Kingdom
~ Engages believers in heartfelt worship and glorious, radical praise
Produces a demonstration of sincere love for God displayed to all people at all times
“Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, and offer to God pleasing service and acceptable worship with reverence and awe.” Heb. 12:28
“For the Kingdom of God is demonstrated not in idle talk but with power”! Cor. 4:20
Minister Alexis Bush
currently functions as the Administrator at ROLKM. She also serves as the Armor Bearer and assistant for Pastor Barbara. She stands in the office of a Prophet, flows in the Word of Knowledge and operates in the gifts of healing. Minister Alexis is a devoted student of the Word and passionately and diligently seeks the face and mind of God.
She is anointed to teach the Word of God for practical application of the Word. Minister Alexis has a heart for youth and oversees CG 1:27, a ministry that focuses on the issues that teen girls routinely face.
She plays an integral role in the ministry as one of the River’s chief intercessors. Minister Alexis teaches Generation Xcellence classes and assists with The House of Esther Women’s Ministry. She holds an MBA and is a promising entrepreneur with a heart to impact the marketplace for the Kingdom of God.
Pastor Terrance Gamble
Pastor Terrance Gamble serves as an Armor Bearer to Apostle Barbara Alexander. He was ordained as a pastor in 2011 under the leadership of Pastor Shawn Dalcour at New Jerusalem Kingdom Ministries. He has an apostolic anointing to lead leaders, a passion for evangelism, and is a dynamic Kingdom-minded teacher. Pastor Terrance is fervent in prayer and plays an integral role in the ministry as one of The River’s chief intercessors.
Pastor Terrence and his wife Erika serve as the leads for OneFlesh Marriage Ministry. He has administrative oversight for the following ministries: Project Connect, an evangelistic and outreach ministry; Christian Education; and the Ushers/Greeters.
He is an experienced nurse and a compassionate clinician specializing in caring for complex conditions and ministering to patients receiving hospice services. This secular ministry has provided many opportunities for prayer and to introduce patients and families to the Savior, Jesus. He is “A servant of Yeshua, husband to Erika, a father to a few, and a brother to many!”
Elder Daina Roberson
is a founding member of River of Life Kingdom Ministries and The House of Esther (THOE). She oversees THOE Women’s ministry and is an anointed leader of praise and worship in both the song and the dance. She plays an integral role in the ministry as one of The River’s chief intercessors and as lead for the Intercessory Prayer team.
Elder Daina is also responsible for Divine Health, the River’s Health and Wellness ministry. She and her husband, Minister Donnie, are members of the leadership team for OneFlesh Marriage Ministry.
She is a dynamic teacher of the Word with true revelation knowledge of the Kingdom and effectively operates in the prophetic office. Elder Daina also flows in the gift of healing. She has been graced to apply these anointings in her chosen profession. Elder Daina is a double board certified, licensed physician in 2 states and currently practices both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Dyer, IN.
Minister Donnie Roberson
is the River’s Facilities Manager who also oversees the media ministry and is accountable for security technology at the River. He also has administrative oversight for the Discipleship Ministry and works collaboratively with the leader of B2B Men’s Ministry. Minister Donnie along with his wife, Elder Daina, are members of the leadership team for OneFlesh Marriage Ministry.
He is an apostolic teacher of the Word of God and teaches with clarity. Minister Donnie delivers the Word with a clarity that allows all to easily apply it to their lives. His call to the Pastoral office is demonstrated by his tender heart for people, especially the homeless and helpless. He loves to serve both and bring hope to those within the ministry and outside of its walls. Minister Donnie holds a degree and certifications in Information Technology and is currently employed as an IT professional with a major transportation entity.
Elder Jason Palmer
is a founding member and treasurer of River of Life Kingdom Ministries. He oversees Brother to Brother (B2B) Men’s Ministry, Men of Valor Program (MVP) for young men in the making and Closing the Gap (CTG) Financial Empowerment Ministry. In addition, he also partners with his wife, Elder Tammy Palmer, to oversee The Father’s Business, ROLKM’s Marketplace Ministry.
Called to the office of a Pastor, Eld. Jason is a demonstrative speaker who teaches biblical principles regarding faith and resource management in order to liberate Kingdom citizens from financial bondage while motivating them to walk in their God-given destiny.
Currently, he works in investment management as regional business development specialist and is a frequent speaker at various investment conferences across the Midwest. Eld. Jason has earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Elder Tammy Palmer
is a founding member of River of Life Kingdom Ministries who has a heart for worship and the Word of God. She teaches the Word of God with methodical clarity and serves in the praise and worship and intercessory prayer ministries. Elder Tammy also operates in the gift of prophecy.
Eld. Tammy leads the ROLKM Book Club, and alongside her husband, Eld. Jason, she applies her passion for Kingdom entrepreneurship by overseeing River of Life’s Marketplace Ministry—The Father’s Business.
She holds a degree in Secondary Teaching of English from The University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to having children, Elder Tammy served as a Language Arts teacher to underserved adolescents and teens. Presently, she operates as a creative entrepreneur and is the visionary and owner of Behind the Veil Design Studio, LLC, a thriving wedding and event planning firm.
Minister Marlease Bushnell
serves as the ministerial leader of Generation Xcellence, The River’s youth and young adult ministry. Minister Marlease consistently and accurately demonstrates her giftings and calling to the office of a prophet.
She is an unashamedly fervent worshipper and an extreme praiser. Minister Marlease has a heart for young people and a desire to eternally impact their lives for the Kingdom of God through teaching life application of the Word. Minister Marlease co-teaches the New Member Discipleship course. She also serves in the Creative Arts Ministry.
Minister Marlease holds a BS from the University of Chicago and a Master’s in Early Childhood and Bilingual Education. She works as an educator in the Chicagoland area.
Minister Orlando Fourte
serves as the ministerial lead for Project Connect, River of Life Kingdom Ministries’ outreach and evangelistic arm. He is a member of the Creative Arts ministry and anointed in demonstration of interpretational worship through mime.
Minister Orlando is passionate in his worship and fervent in praise. He was ordained as a minister under the leadership of Pastor Shawn Dalcour at New Jerusalem Kingdom Ministries. He has a passion for the lost, broken and brokenhearted. His heart’s desire is to see the love and salvation of Christ radically invade and change the lives of all people- spirit, soul, and body. Minister Orlando’s zeal for winning the lost for the Kingdom of God is infectious.
He is a proud and loving husband and father of 3 beautiful children. He’s an exemplary employee at a nationwide organization. When it comes to day to day life for Orlando, it’s all about Kingdom business and seeing to it that he demonstrates the light of Jesus in the marketplace that all may see and experience the LOVE OF GOD THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS.