Acts 4 Executive Director

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Mr. Ron Harris, M.A. – Executive Director

Ron founded Acts 4 Ministries in 2008. Since its founding, Acts 4 Ministries has been able to provide assistance to nearly 200 families in need in Martinsville and Henry County, VA. A volunteer himself, Ron manages the Purchasing, Security, and Environmental Services departments at Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Danville, VA. Ron and his family attend Osborne Baptist Church in Eden, NC. He and his wife, Rebecca, have been married for 18 years and have 3 children.

Acts 4 Board Members

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Pastor Tim Hunt - Board President

Tim is the Senior Pastor at Rich Acres Christian Church in Martinsville, VA where he has served for the past 15 years. Tim has over 30 years of experience in ministry. During his time at Rich Acres Christian Church, he has helped implement community service projects including Faith in Action Day, a free carnival for Rich Acres Elementary School, and a Christmas banquet for the fast care families of Martinsville and Henry County. Tim and his wife, Amanda, have been married for 20 years and have 2 daughters.
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Mrs. Melanie Bryant, MBA, CPA - Board Vice President & Treasurer

Melanie is the former CFO of Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc. and Integration Leader & Finance Manager of Eastman. Melanie has previously served with many non-profit organizations and attends Rich Acres Christian Church where she works with the Children’s Ministry. Melanie and her husband, Rodney, have been married for 11 years and have 3 children.
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Mr. Chad Ford

Chad is the Owner and President of Ford Construction in Martinsville, VA. Chad is a Class A Licensed Contractor and has over 30 years of construction experience. Chad attends The Church at Mercy Crossing where he serves as an Usher, as well as on the Pastor’s Council, and he was a founding committee member of Acts 4 Ministries. Chad and his wife, Kelly, have been married for 23 years and have 3 children.
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Pastor Michael Harrison

Michael is the Founder and Senior Pastor of The Community Fellowship in Collinsville, VA, where he has served for over 11 years. Michael has over 25 years of experience in ministry and has served with many non-profit organizations. Michael has been integral in the implementation of the Winter/Warming Shelter for the homeless and the Back2School outreach event for underprivileged children in Martinsville and Henry County, VA. Michael and his wife, Julie, have been married for 24 years and have 3 children.
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Pastor Avery Preston, D.D.

Avery is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Greater Love Ministries in Martinsville, VA, where he has served for over 15 years. Avery has over 25 years of experience in ministry and has served with many non-profit organizations. Avery and his wife, Pamela, have been married for 32 years and have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
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Mr. Wayne Willard

Wayne is the Owner of Lawnscape Maintenance, Inc. in Martinsville, VA which he started in 2000. Wayne attends The Church at Mercy Crossing where he serves as an Usher and on the Pastor’s Council. Wayne and his wife, Andrea, have been married for 12 years and have 2 children.
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Ms. Jeanie Mann

Jeanie retired in 2015, last serving for 13 years as bookkeeper for Martinsville Family Pharmacy. She had previously worked as a legal secretary at Young, Haskins, Mann and Gregory, and as one of the staff secretaries at Hillcrest Baptist Church, where she has been a member for almost 30 years. For nearly 20 years, until 2014, Jeanie was involved in the music ministry at Hillcrest, serving as one of the pianists and singing in the choir. Since then, she has served as assistant pianist, as well as serving on the church’s Caring Hearts Ministry team. In addition to Hillcrest, she assists several other local churches as a substitute pianist as needed. For the past two winter seasons, Jeanie has also been one of the volunteers at the Salvation Army’s Warming Center.
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Mrs. Heather Wheeler

Heather is an Account Manager for Trane in Danville,
VA. Heather has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Certified Energy Manager. She serves as Secretary for the DanvilleAssociationofEnergyEngineers. Heatherattends Rich Acres Baptist Church where she serves as a teacher for Master Clubs, as VBS director, and participates in the music program. Heather is also Varsity Cheerleading Coach for Westover Christian Academy and Corporate Sponsorship Chairman for the Feed the Need Event. Heather and her husband, Brian, have been married for 21 years and have 2 children.

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