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THE
WVTC DETROIT
TEAM

Larry Whitfield

Station Manager

Songwriter, Producer, Psalmist, Station Manager of WVTC Radio Detroit. Brother of the late Maestro Thomas Whitfield.

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Teresa Acton

Panelist

  • Born again October 15, 1975. Daughter of Rev. Dr. Louis and Dr. Sarah Newby -- "IMMA P.K."

  • Current musician for First Baptist Church, Versailles, KY; Director for Simmons College of Kentucky Benefit Chorale and WTLA Gospel Ensemble 

  • Former musician for First Corinthian Baptist Church, Frankfort, KY and the Consolidated District Women’s Auxiliary

  • Proud member of Lexington Metro Chapter GMWA, Greater Cincinnati Choral Union of the NCGCC, and Panelist for THE SANDE ROSE SHOW

  • Employed with the Fayette County School System, Kentucky

Richard Darryl Nichols

Panelist

Richard Darryl Nichols lives in Chino, California. He was born in Gary, Indiana.  He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He was a Special Education Teacher and retired after 40 years. He has been a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc for 46 years where he is an International Photographer. Richard is a staff photographer for the Inland Valley News in Upland, Ca.

 

Richard is the founder and president of the San Gabriel Bid Whist Club for 28 years. The organization has given over $25,000 to high school seniors. Richard is a member of St. Stephen Baptist Church in LaPuente, Ca where he sings in the Senior Choir.  He is also the photographer for the church. Richard has been married to Wilma Nichols for 34 years.

 

Richard's favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6; Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

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Jacqueline M. Williams

Panalist

Jacqueline M. Williams is the Assistant Pastor of the Greenfield Avenue Church of God.  She accepted Christ at the tender age of 11 and acknowledged her call to ministry at the age of 30.

 

She is an alumna of Oak Park High School, Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State University and Geraldine Marvell Miller Wright Institute for Women in Ministry. She has served in various capacities in the workplace, school and ministries, receiving numerous certificates, diplomas, and awards for outstanding achievement and service. Jacqueline was an educator employed by Oak Park Schools for 23 years, later switching careers as a technician for the Chrysler cooperation, retiring after 15 years of service.

 

She is most proud of her membership as a founding member of the renown gospel recording artist, “The Whitfield Company”.  She is the founder of S.K.I.R.T.S. a mentoring program for young women and proprietor of “Affairs to Celebrate” an event planning company. She is married to Jerome Williams Sr., and the honorary mother of 2 and grandmother of 7.  Jacqueline’s aim is to live life intentionally being lead by the Holy Spirit. Her motto is “If Jesus goes with me, I’ll go”.

Diane Gatewood-Williams

WVTC Detroit Social Media

Diane was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses until 1978 when she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at Shalom Temple under Pastor Jesse T. Stacks, his wife Dr. Gertrude Stacks and Mother Estella Boyd.  Diane went on to attend Word of Faith International Christian Center for over 25 years under Bishop Keith and Pastor Deborah Butler. 

 

Diane has made sever career choices.  She is a graduate of IBA State College of Beauty where she later taught manicuring before opening her own salon, "Diane's Nail Designs".  She taught Arts & Crafts at Cody High School in the after school program.  She is a graduate of H&R Block and worked as a tax preparer at L H Financial.  She graduated from Precise School of Medical Billing and worked as a medical biller.  Diane worked at Children's Hospital of Michigan for 11 years and is a  two-ime graduate of Specs Howard School of Media Arts.

 

Diane is currently owner/operator of D J & R Enterprises, LLC, a graphic design, social media and web designing company.

Diane is married to Joseph Williams, Jr.  She is the proud mother of 3 adult daughters and 1 son (deceased), and has 10 grandchildren.  She is a staff minister at  Faith Covenant Fellowship in Eastpointe and sings on the praise team.  Diane's pastors are Dr. Jay and Dr. E'dee Gregory.

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Shirley Johnson

The Sande Rose Show Coordinator

I have been blessed by God with the awesome opportunity to serve in this capacity since the beginning of the vision for WVTC Radio Detroit.  It is my responsibility to be the voice of WVTC Radio Detroit to our potential guests and clients.  I make sure everyone is treated like one of God's children.

I love and enjoy being a member of the WVTC Detroit family and I count it a privilege to speak to, as well as, represent some of the finest people this side of heaven! I let our guests know what to expect when they are on the Sande Rose Show!  I am blessed to be able to provide insight, information, awareness and spiritual uplift to those I encounter.  

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