Headquarters, Martinsville, Virginia
Bishop Earley Dillard, DDiv., Presiding Bishop

National Deacon Wives Ministry and Officers

Bishop Larry Whitfield
National Officer
Bishop Larry Whitfield

Missionary Angela HendersonChair
Missionary Angela Henderson

Missionary Angela Henderson is a member of Greater Ransom Way of the Cross Temple, Henderson, NC. She was baptized in Jesus’ name at age 12 and filled with the Holy Ghost at age 16. She has been a licensed missionary since 1982. In addition to serving on the missionary board, Missionary Henderson is the Greater Ransom Women’s Ministry Vice-President, an usher board member and a J. L. Alston Unity choir member.

Missionary Henderson has been a deacon’s wife since 1994 and has worked with the National Deacons’ Wives since 1997.

Missionary Melodie WashingtonVice Chair
Missionary Melodie Washington

Sister Melodie Washington attends New Beginning Way of The Cross, Washington, DC & Fort Washington, MD. She received the Holy Ghost at age 24 in March 1990. She is an active member in her ministry… Missionary, Vice-Chair of the Women’s Ministry, Chair of Next Generation Youth, Choir Member, Christian Education Teacher, and more.

Sister Washington is the mother of nine, an author, and writer. Missionary Washington has been a deacon’s wife for over 20 years; and has been married for more than 31 years. She is passionate about helping others heal.

She gave a workshop a few years ago titled, “Wounded Spirits Receive Your Healing”. She prays to really get that off ground and running in the future.

Missionary Anna RichardsonSecretary
Missionary Anna Richardson

Missionary Anna Richardson is a member of The Way of the Cross Church in Capitol Heights, MD. Missionary Richardson was baptized in the Way of the Cross Church of Christ and received the gift of the Holy Ghost, June 1952 at 12 years old. She came through the Youth for Christ, the Missionary Board, and now is a member of the Evangelistic Board.

Missionary Richardson has been married for 49 years, and a deacon's wife for 30 years.

Missionary Rhonda PerryFinancial Secretary
Missionary Rhonda Perry

Missionary Rhonda Perry is a member of United Faith Way of the Cross Church in Henderson, NC. She was baptized and filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost at age 31. Missionary Perry is a member of the usher board, adult choir, outreach ministry and the financial committee. She is also a missionary, Sunday school secretary and youth choir director. Missionary Perry has been a deacon’s wife since 1997 and she is the mother of four children.