Inspirational Messages

“If it’s bad, it might get worse,
but I know that it’s going to be better.
And you have to know that.
Every storm runs out of rain.”

– Maya Angelou

Faith is an important part of PHEN’s programs and activities. Cancer patients, and those living as survivors, oftentimes rely on their faith to help them through challenging times like these. Our faith leaders have responded to our special request for support during the COVID-19 crisis.

Prayers and Inspirational Messages

Adrian Backus, JD, MDiv

PHEN, Director of Partnerships and Outreach 

“We are pleased to share these prayers and inspirational messages offered by esteemed faith leaders, and PHEN partners from around the country. 

May God bless you and keep you in good health.”

Dr. Kenyatta R. Gilbert
Professor of Homiletics
Howard University School of Divinity
Washington, DC

Reverend Dr. Ray A. Owens
Senior Pastor
Metropolitan Baptist Church, “The Met”
Tulsa, OK

Reverend Sha’Reff Rashad
Senior Pastor
New Mount Moriah AME Church
Jacksonville, FL

Reverend Dr. Gina M. Stewart
Senior Pastor
Christ Missionary Baptist Church
Memphis, TN

Bishop Staccato Powell
President of the Board of Bishops of the AME Zion Church and
Presiding Prelate of the Western Episcopal District
Los Angeles, CA

Reverend Dr. Leslie D. Callahan
Senior Pastor
St. Paul’s Baptist Church
Philadelphia, PA

Reverend Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III
Senior Pastor
Friendship West Baptist Church
Dallas, TX

Reverend Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.
Pastor Emeritus
Trinity United Church of Christ
Chicago, IL

Bishop Harry L. Seawright
Presiding Prelate of the 9th Episcopal District of the AME Church
President of the Council of Bishops of the AME Church
Birmingham, AL

Reverend Dr. Felicia Y. Thomas
Assistant Professor
Morgan State University and Member of Northside Baptist Church Ministry Team
Baltimore, MD

Reverend Dr. Haywood Robinson, III
Senior Pastor
Peoples Community Baptist Church
Silver Spring, MD

Reverend Dr. Rodney Robinson-Rogers
Senior Pastor
Christ of Calvary Covenant Church
Philadelphia, PA

Bishop Bobby R. Best
Presiding Prelate
CME Ninth Episcopal District
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Lance D. Watson
Senior Pastor and Chief Dreamer
The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church
Henrico, VA

Reverend Blane J. Newberry
Associate Pastor of Exaltation
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Luke A. Powery
Dean
Duke University Chapel
Durham, NC

Marvin A. McMickle, Ph.D.
President (retired)
Professor of African American Religious Studies and
Director of Ministry Program
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity Program
New York, NY

“Father I come to you today first to say thank you Lord for life, and thank you Lord for all of those who are associated with and belong to the PHEN organization, and around the world. Father I pray that you build a hedge of protection around our lives as we go from day to day not knowing what tomorrow will bring, you hold our lives in your hand God. Father I ask that you continue to help those who are in the medical field to come up with a cure for the COVID–19 pandemic wherever they may be around the world.”  

– Deacon Ray Fuller, PHEN Survivor Network

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