Associate Pastor, Emmit A. Trotter was born in St Louis, MO in 1946 to the parents of Milton and Josephine Trotter. Pastor Trotter received Christ in 1992 and shortly thereafter married his wife Beverly DeArmon-Shepherd.
Pastor Trotter received his minister’s license in 1999 where he was a member of Anointed Ministries COGIC under the leadership of Pastor Leon Trotter. Pastor Trotter was the president of the Men’s Dept. at Anointed Ministries. He taught bible study at the Jellema House in Grand Rapids, MI. He has been a bible instructor for Crossroad Prison Ministry since 1997.
In August of 1999, Pastor Trotter moved to Minnesota where he joined New Vision Church of God in Christ formerly known as Living Water Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor Solomon Butler. He later graduated from the A.W. Wilson Bible Institute and was ordained an elder in August 0f 2002. In 2006 he became the pastor of New Vision Church of God in Christ. In 2012 Pastor Trotter and the New Vision Church family merged churches with Faith Tabernacle where he is now the associate pastor. Pastor Emmit Trotter drives for Metro Transit where he often times get to minister to people in transit. He is a peer mediator at Metro Transit.
Pastor and Evangelist Beverly Trotter have six children, fifteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren and 4 godchildren.
Elder, Cedric Shepherd Jr.
Evangelist, Beverly “Dee Dee” Trotter was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and raised in Gary Indiana. I was raised in a good Christian home but decided that I was missing out on life and needed to see what the other side was like. To a rude awakening I then began a life of drugs, alcohol and a very promiscuous lifestyle. At the age of 30; God came in and captured my heart and today I’m always looking for places to do meaningful ministry.
We relocated to the Twin Cities in 1999 from Grand Rapids, Michigan where I did ministry from my local church Anointed Ministries Church of God in Christ. The Lord has blessed me with many gifts and a burning burden for women and children who are hurting, searching and finding no rest. It was only 23 years ago when that woman was me. I’ve made a vow to God to share with men, women and children everywhere about his grace, mercy and love.
In the past 25 years I have been evangelizing through the following ministries:
Pathfinders Resources for Women & Children, Kent County Correctional Facility, Crossroads Correspondence Prison Ministry, Workers for Christ Prison Ministry. Former Sunday School teacher, Minister of Musical at several local churches, teen bible class teacher, intercessory prayer leader, State Elect Lady of Evangelism in Minnesota COGIC, computer operator teacher. In 2005 Beverly, Evangelist Donyale Butler and Sister Joan DeArmon-Towns founded “Help a Sista’ Out Ministries”. Shortly after the two sisters moved away and Beverly continued with the Lord to grow this ministry that now resides in 5 states, and is taught in shelters in the twin cities and Waseca Federal Prison.
Not only has God graced me with the ability to do ministry, but to be able to help women to fulfill their dreams and ambitions. Currently I run a women’s personal development program called “Help a Sista’ Out Ministries” founded in 2005. I have been teaching this program in women shelters and churches all over the twin cities. Often by the time we’ve hit bottom we feel like there is no better life for us, and I’ve found that that is so far from the truth. That’s when God can use us. That is when He picks us up out of the miry clay and finishes the purpose that He had planned for us all along. We just need guidance to Him, spiritually as well as physically.
God has given me the ability to teach computer skills, to teach work ethics, to help others gain the skills needed for employment; the gift to encourage, and to teach others to love themselves, so that they can in turn love others. But most of all He’s given me a testimony that draws others to Christ.
Married to Pastor Emmit Trotter and the proud parents of six children, 15 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and four godchildren.
Evangelist, Jackie Williams