Joshua’s Hand empowers individuals, families and businesses to transcend hardships and create positive opportunities through socioeconomic programming and initiatives, creating communities worth coming home to.
All sectors of the community will rise together, creating revived, premier destinations for residents and businesses. Individuals will be equipped and motivated to realize their fullest potential, contributing to a prosperous community.
Prophet Walker founded Joshua’s Temple Missionary Baptist Church in 2000, and as a result of witnessing his community members struggle to overcome life’s challenges, he leveraged his ministry to have wider impact. In 2013, he founded Joshua’s Hand with the intent to provide diverse programming that would help individuals create communities worth coming home to. Joshua’s Hand received its 501(c)3 designation in 2015.
CEDRIC LEE WALKER, SR.
Founder and CEO
Prophet Walker leads the Joshua’s Hand team and serves as the Senior Pastor for Joshua’s Temple Missionary Baptist Church. He is a Southside High School graduate, and received his Bachelors degree in Religious Education from Arkansas Institute of Biblical Studies. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from St. Thomas Christian College.
Prophet Walker’s deep commitment to his community began in the church and has stemmed into countless community development efforts. He volunteers his time, talent and temple through board service.
JANIECE ELAINE NORFLEET
Chief Financial Officer
Janiece manages all things programming at Joshua’s Hand—from housing services, to case management, to educational programs. She graduated with honors in accounting from Howard University. She is an alumnus of Upward Bound, AmeriCorps and Howard University, and has been an active volunteer for organizations such as National HBCU Alumni Association, National Council of Negro Women, First Baptist Church of Glenarden Disabilities Committee, Help the Homeless and more. Janice is also CEO of Union Baptist Church Federal Credit Union.
Director of Community Engagement
Yusanda joined Joshua’s Hand as the Program Director of Joshua LEADS in summer 2015 and began her role as Director of Community Engagement in summer 2017. She cultivates community partnerships and develops resources that enable us to fulfill our mission. Yusanda earned a BA in Management from Trine University, an AS in Hospitality Administration/Event Management from Ivy Tech Community College and a ministry ordination from Ambassador Ministerial Association (Oceanside, CA).
NANCY M. WOOD
Nancy provides administrative support to Joshua’s Hand staff members, serving as the primary office contact. She is heavily involved in all projects, providing technical and logistical support for meetings, conferences and workshops. Prior to her position with Joshua’s Hand, she was the administrative assistant to the senior pastor of Joshua’s Temple for nine years. Nancy is currently completing a BA in Business Management.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
TUG PIERSON, BOARD CHAIR Realtor, Re/Max Broker
DAVE WALTERS, VICE CHAIR Spiritual Life Executive Pastor, Pine Hills Church
TIM SMITH, SECRETARY President, CEO Abundant Executive Living, LLC
DELOIS MCKINLEY ELDRIDGE Child Advocate and Counselor, FWCS
RIC ZEHR CEO, Belay Corp / Northeastern Group
KEVAN BIGGS CEO, Ideal Builders
NANCY WOOD Church Administrator, Joshua’s Temple Church
GWENDOLYN ADAMS Union Rep, VA Hospital
BENNY EDWARDS President, MLK Club – Retiree, Fort Wayne Police Dept. & United States Air Force
DAVID BOYER Attorney, Boyer and Boyer
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
SCOTT PFLUGHOOEFT CEO, Ashley Industrial Molding
DR. ALAN W. MCGEE MD Orthopedic Surgeon
CHRISTOPHE DESSAIGNE Senior Executive Manager of the Non-Profit Portfolio, Ambassador Enterprises
CLIFFORD CLARK Executive Director of Computer and Technology Services, Ivy Tech Community College