Minister Institute Instructors

Chaplain Yolanda Walker

Minister Institute Classes will resume in 2018 at Walker's Cafe and Grill on Saturdays from 9-10:30a.m.  Class information soon to come.   If you need License or Ordination, contact Chaplain Yolanda Walker, (800)664-1793 or

Yolanda Walker is a native of Nashville, Tennessee.  She is the daughter of business owner’s Winston and Joan Walker of Walker’s Café and Grill.  She was licensed in ministry on December 15, 1996 under the leadership of Pastor Carlos Jones.  She is the Spiritual Daughter of  the former church, Greater Grace Temple Church under the leadership of Pastor Breonus and the Late First Lady Lakisha Mitchell.  She is a graduate from Tennessee State University with a degree in Sociology and a Master of Divinity Degree from Morehouse School of Religion of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She did continuing graduate coarse work in Marriage and Family Therapy at Trevecca  University.  She has a Doctorate of Theology Degree and is pursuing a Doctorate in Ministry. While in Seminary, she completed a Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Emory and Crawford Long Hospitals and later became an On Call Chaplain for both hospitals. Chaplain Walker has served as a Pastoral Counselor with the Pastoral  Counselor Centers of Tennessee.  She has counseled youth, women, and men in the areas of recovery, abuse, anger management, and substance abuse.  She has had the opportunity to serve in ministry through Baptist, Methodist, and Church Of God in Christ congregations.She has an earned Certificate In Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary

Yolanda Walker serves as Executive Director and Missional Pastor for Tri-Fold Outreach Ministries. She also serves as Chaplain and Volunteer Coordinator for the Tennessee Prison For Women.  Currently, she is a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church where Bishop Joseph Warren Walker, III serves as Senior Pastor.  She is the author of five books, which includes 3 children’s books.  Rolling Out featured her in an article, "50 Most Powerful Female Pastors and Bishops." She has been blessed to be interviewed and featured in the following broadcasts or publications: CBS News, ABC News, The Christian Post, "Christian Trinity Network(CTN), The Bridges Show," and Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN)Second Chance for Prisoners.   She is a gifted speaker, life coach, teacher, counselor and intercessor.  Her passion is to help bring healing and restoration to individual lives that have been wounded through addictions, abuse, relationships, and incarceration. Through Tri-Fold Outreach Minister's Institute, whose mission is about cultivating relationships for Clergy through education, fellowship, and worship. Chaplain Walker walks in the  Office of a Pastor and Apostle.  Her overall vision is helping to liberate Women and Men so they can come forth and excel in ministry.  She resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her daughter .

Prayer Line will begin in January, looking forward to you participating in the prayer line.

Please join us for our new 6 week study in March 2018 at Walker's Cafe and Grill

Elder Tim Davis

Evangelist Timothy has been teaching, preaching, and proclaiming the Word of God for over 20 years.   He was saved at Ft Polk, LA.  under the late Pastor Ruby Blackwell, then Pastor of Miracle Revival Temple, headquartered in Anniston, Al.  He was licensed as a minister under Bishop Jerry Maynard, pastor of Cathedral of Praise Church of God in Christ.   While there Evangelist Davis  started a ministry for persons dealing with co-dependency, teaching principles found in the Word of God to help people with the express purpose of  dealing with co-dependency issues.    He  was also actively involved in street evangelism.  Heeding the call to teach the Word of God, he became active as well as a Sunday School teacher, teaching children as well as adults the Word of God.  While at Cathedral of Praise, he also became involved as a mentor with Hope Institute, a ministry founded by Tom Howard for the purpose of helping young men and women in the juvenile justice system turn their lives around.   Hope Institute has  been instrumental in helping scores of young people get a  fresh start with life.   

After leaving Cathedral of Praise, Evangelist Davis began working with Community Fellowship Church of the Nazarene,  where he eventually became Sunday School Superintendent, continuing his teaching ministry.    Now Evangelist Davis is busy growing the ministry God has given him, Timothy Davis Evangelistic Ministries, in order to reach even more souls for Christ. 

Evangelist Davis holds an Associate of Science in Business Information Systems, and is currently enrolled at Tennessee State University, pursuing a degree  in  Computer Science with a concentration in Bioinformatics,  Emmanuel Bible College, pursing a degree in Theology, and Hebrew University, studying Biblical Hebrew.   He is also a member of the National Association of Christian Ministers.  

His ministry teachings can be followed on his Facebook page at


Pastor Leon Corder

Pastor Leon M. Corder Jr. is the second of four children, born to Linda E. Petway and Leon M. Corder Sr.

Pastor Corder received his calling in August of 1996 at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Freddie B. Carpenter Senior Pastor. Following his calling pastor Corder founded Vine Hill Community Baptist Church in January, 2001. 

Pastor Corder was elected the pastor of Swift Tabernacle Baptist church in June of 2006. Through teaching, preaching, life changing ministries and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit Pastor Corder has grown Swift Tabernacle from 17 members to well over 300.

Pastor Corder has served as a Executive director and mentor to at risk children at the Boys and Girls Club of Nashville and Franklin/Williamson County, he served as a volunteer for Tennessee  Jobs for Justice, he also served as an drug and alcohol abuse counselor at the MeHarry Hospital Elam Center.

Pastor Corder also served as an counselor at The Magdalene House, a residential home for women who has a history of drug and alcohol abuse as well as prostitution. He has served at The Tennessee Prison for Women for over 7 years where he  preaches to thousands of women and continues to witness  hundreds of these women give their lives to Christ and to be  baptized.

Pastor Corder is a graduate of American Baptist College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Theology, He is also a recent graduate of Trevecca Nazarene College with a Master’s Degree in Psychology/counseling. Pastor Corder is currently a psychology professor at Nashville State Community College.

Pastor Corder is married to Audrey Corder who serves as a school teacher for the Metro Davidson County Public School System. They have a wonderful son Louis Corder who is a music major at Alabama State University.


Pastor Terrance Chandler- Harrison

Terrence James Chandler-Harrison was born in Huntsville, Texas and is the first of three born to the beautiful Terri Lynn Harrison. At the age of six, Terrence embraced Jesus Christ as his Lord, Savior and Example and began walking in Christ Consciousness. Terrence’s family later relocated to Memphis, Tennessee where on Sunday, May 4, 2003 at the age of sixteen, Terrence acknowledged, accepted and announced his calling into the preaching and prophetic ministry.

Terrence is a graduate of the prestigious “Morehouse College” in Atlanta, Georgia.  Despite several financial setbacks, Terrence’s persistence and faith propelled him to not only receive Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Religion but also allowed him to graduate as the Top Ranking Religion Major of Morehouse College.

After extensive evaluation and examination, Terrence proved himself to be loyal to the cloth and was ordained into the preaching and prophetic ministry May 14, 2010. Terrence is the founder of Ruah Inc., a non- profit organization geared towards breathing life back into the community through intentional service and also sits on the board of directors for two other foundations. Terrence is also a published contributing author of two books.

Terrence holds a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville, TN. Terrence’s master thesis on black ecclesiology received “Highest Honors”. Terrence’s passion and calling drives his unremitting pursuits of obtaining a Ph.D. in the field of Education. In conjunction with his academic pursuits, “Pastor T” (as he is affectionately called) proudly and humbly serves as the senior pastor of the Liberty Church in Clarksville, TN, teaches at American Baptist College in Nashville, TN and is an active member of both The NAACP and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated.

Terrence James Chandler-Harrison has a zeal for worshipping God through active service to humanity and the evidence thereof may never be adequately duplicated. Terrence unequivocally acknowledges that it is through God, Christ and the Holy Spirit in which he is able to live, move, and have his very being.


Pastor Kathyrn Britt

“Then the Lord reached out, touched my lips, and said to me, “Listen, I am giving you the words you must speak.  Today I give you authority over nations and kingdoms to uproot and to pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”

Jeremiah 1:9-10 (Today’s English Version)

God’s presence has been strongly rooted in the life of Pastor Kathy Britt from birth.

Prepared for ministry by a life of constant change being a military dependant, she gained a sincere appreciation for people of all cultures & walks of life.  She has a deep love for all mankind but has a “burden” for those who struggle…specifically the incarcerated and the spiritually downtrodden (both affluent & impoverished).

Kathy is a licensed and ordained minister through Faith is the Victory Church, Nashville, TN  (Pastor Charles Cowan) and has a Bachelor of Christian Education and a Master of Theology from Southern Bible Institute and Seminary.   She faithfully assists her husband Sr. Pastor Clinton Britt at “Living Water Church Full Gospel Church” in Bowling Green Kentucky where they are the founders and Pastors.    Local feeding and clothing outreaches are done regularly in Nashville under the Living Water Umbrella.  Ms. Britt was recently appointed as the newest Volunteer Chaplain at the TN Prison for Women.  In 2013 Kathy birthed “Wednesday Night Live”…an interactive Bible Study done via conference call with nationwide attendants.   Ms. Britt was the Founding Chair of The St. Thomas Health Systems Metro Center Campus Missions Committee.  During her 2 year chair they developed an annual program to financially assist fellow employees….a monthly deployed Soldier Package drive….annual outreaches to local orphanages, retired living facilities and women’s recovery houses.   In addition to her responsibilities with Living Water, Kathy is also a licensed Realtor with Abode Real Estate Company and enjoys assisting others with their real estate needs.

The Britt’s operate in the capacity of Region Changers by “Renewing Minds with The Word”.   She is the proud mother of two sons and one daughter  (Tori, Andre’ & Chiciara)….and the grandmother of three granddaughters (Briyanna…Kiara & Asia).  Affectionately known as Pastor Kat…she  has a true reverence for the word of God and is a passionate teacher and encourager.   Her sincere desire is that the sons of God would come to a full understanding of which they are “in Christ” and take their rightful positions seated with Him at the right hand of the Father, far above all principality, power, might, dominion, and every name that is named!


Pastor Montagne McDonald

Please join us every 2nd Sunday for the Kingdom Connection for Ministers and Clergy at Brooks United Methodist Church at 6p.m.

Pastor Montagne McDonald preaches and teaches the Word of God with conviction and passion.  Pastor McDonald is the grandson of the legendary Rev. Dr. Morgan Babb, the founder of King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church.  Pastor McDonald was first licensed in ministry in 1992 at House of Prayer under the leadership of Pastor Geral Jones.  He later was ordained at Grace Interdenominational Church under the leadership of Bishop Timothy Leslie.  Pastor McDonald now ministers under the leadership of Bishop Horace Hockett, pastor of Born Again Church and presiding bishop of Kingdom Builders Network.  A former broadcaster at WMDB, Pastor McDonald has always been a part of ministering God’s word in some capacity, whether it is, teaching, preaching, motivational speaking, publishing, advocating against mental health stigmas, or life/relationship/marriage/ministry coaching.  He also was a volunteer chaplainfor the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.  Working on his BA in Psychology, Pastor Montagne McDonald, is also a certified Life Coach.  

Dr. Tamara Lewis, Associate Professor

Dr. Tamara E. Lewis is Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University where she teaches courses in Christian Heritage, Reformation History, and African American Church History. She received the Ph.D. in Historical Studies with a concentration in Early Modern English Religious History and the Black Atlantic at Vanderbilt University. Her current project is: "Christian of a Lesser God: The Birth of Race, Reformed Theology, and Hidden Africans in Early Modern England."

Teaching Assistant
, Christianity in the Reformation Era, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Spring 2012

Dr. Dale Johnson

Teaching Assistant, Martin Luther King and the Social Role of Religion, Vanderbilt Univ., Spring 2011 Dr. Lewis Baldwin

Guest Lecturer, “MLK as a Model for Contemporary Black Leadership: The Views of Clarence B. Jones,” Martin Luther King and the Social Role of Religion, Vanderbilt Univ., Dr. Lewis Baldwin, Spring 2011

Guest Lecturer, “Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright, and the Black Religious Tradition,” Pentecostalism and Liberation Theology, Middlebury College, Dr. Ellie Bagley, Spring 2011

Teaching Fellow, Formation of the Christian Tradition, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Fall 2010 Dr. J. Patout Burns

Teaching Fellow, Christianity in the Reformation Era, Spring 2010 Dr. Paul C. H. Lim
Guest Lecturer, “Renaissance & Late Medieval Background to the Reformation” Christianity in the

Reformation Era, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Dr. Paul C. H. Lim, Spring 2010 

Dr. Lewis is an ordained elder in the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church and has pastored churches in Nashville, TN. Previously, she was a development editor for Abingdon Press.

Elder Donna Hockett Matthews

Elder Donna Hockett Matthews is a Native of Chicago, Illinois. She attended Maplewood High School.  She was licensed in Ministry in 1998 by Pastor Carlos Jones of the former Progressive Sunrise Baptist Church.  She has served in the Health Care Field for 25 years.  Currently, she is a member of the Mt. Zion Church under the leadership of Bishop Joseph Warren Walker, III.  She is a member of  the Association of Christian Counselors and is pursuing Life Coaching and Mediation Certification.  She is a gifted intercessor and prophetess.  She enjoys decorating and doing event planning.  She is the Co-Founder of Tri-Fold Outreach, whose mission is to reach the world for Jesus Christ through Christian Counseling, Curriculum Resources, and Community Outreach Services.  She is the mother of 4 loving kids and 24 grand kids.  She resides in Antioch, Tennessee with her husband Elder Robert Matthews.