At The Truth In The Spirit's annual worship gathering

Ecclesia 2024:

The Kingdom Mandate of Joseph

Saturday, January 20th, 10am to 5pm

at Hill City Church (aka the Commons)

2101 Maywill St., Richmond, VA 23226

We began addressing Economic Inequality and Injustice to END Generational Poverty in Central VA.

But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.--Genesis 50:19-21

This FREE annual event brought together people from various religious experiences, ethnicities and backgrounds to worship as ONE in our Messiah and receive revelation that we all need to do His will and have His will manifest in our lives. This year's focus was on rising up as "Josephs" with: Revelation of God's will, Reconciliation between people, and Resources to save lives.

Joseph was betrayed, sold into slavery by his brothers, sexually assaulted, falsely accused, imprisoned and still rose to be the 2nd most powerful man in the world, while being faithful to God, using his gifts for the good of others, forgiving his brothers and preparing for a worldwide famine. To learn about Joseph, read Genesis chapters 37 through 50 or watch our Messianic Midrash Bible Studies, in which we have been studying Joseph.

You too may have experienced trauma and disappointment, but God does want to bless you and use you to bless your community. It is time for you to receive revelation through reconciliation to provide resources that will save lives!!!

As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Richmond, VA, has been a place of prosperity and a leader in the nation. However, it has seen a lot of destruction in the past and in recent times. God is calling us together to address Economic Inequality and Injustice so that ALL residents of Richmond and the surrounding counties can tap into the prosperity with which He has endowed this region and, together, we can help Central VA fulfill its purpose.

At Ecclesia 2024, we had vendors who provided resources, ministries that provided resources, listings of city, county and state resources and one of our corporate sponsors, Kingdom Wealth LLC, is providing a year's worth of FREE wealth training and business coaching for residents of Central Virginia!

Watch the videos below to be blessed by God's presence and guidance, as we began this mission in Central VA!

Part 1--Speaker, Rabbi Eric Carlson

Part 2--Speaker, Apostle Markita Brooks

Part 3--Speaker, Dr. Yolie Massenburg

Part 4--Speaker, Pastor Rudolph Jones, Sr.

What we experienced


To be blessed to be a blessing, your mindsets, choices and habits must change. Expect transformation at Ecclesia 2024!


Gain a more intimate relationship with God, and learn how to better relate to ALL of His people, across lines that divide us!


Your understanding, relationship with God, and finances will go to the next level as a result of the transformation you receive!


Connect with other believers, ministries, businesses, resources and training to continue to be transformed into a Joseph for your generation!


Receive healing from trauma and deliverance from lies and curses. Then be refilled with God's Truth and Shalom!


Be prepared for challenging times ahead AND the Millennial Reign of our Messiah, so that you can help others walk in the transformation you receive!

Corporate Sponsors

Kingdom Wealth, LLC

Providing FREE training for Central VA residents!

"Creating Wealth to Do the Most Good"

Bible-based Business Coaching & Consulting, Motivational Speaking, Wealth Knowledge

Walk away from Fear, Lack and Compromise!

Walk into YOUR Kingdom Purpose and Wealth to Fulfill It!

Hit Play

Providing sound tech for Ecclesia 2024!

Hit Play is a full service event production company based in Richmond, VA. Hit Play is a boutique firm specializing in the design and management of audio, video, and lighting systems for live events.


Principles of Faith Academy

Educating and instilling Godly character in every student and thereby equipping them for their purpose

Virginia Consumer Directed Services

Isaiah Hobbs, Administrator


Virginia Consumer Directed Services is a home health agency offering a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury, saving a great deal of money and receiving excellent care.

Ministries and Organizations Providing Resources

Some of Our Vendors

Our Speakers

Apostle Jacinta Featherston - Chesapeake

Apostle Jacinta Featherston was raised in a military household and has lived in various places around the U.S. as well as Germany, Italy, and Japan. She now resides in Virginia Beach, VA and is married to Bishop Jesse Featherston. Jacinta assists her husband with leading Trinity Faith Centre in Chesapeake, VA. She was ordained in 2009 and is a graduate of the Global Revival MAP (Messianic Apostolic & Prophetic) Bible School facilitated by Kadesh MAP Ministries based in Israel. She has also received extensive ministry training from the School of Ministry facilitated by The Truth In The Spirit. Jacinta holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Hampton University and is a former Officer of the U.S. Army Reserves. She is currently employed as a Senior Design Consultant with the Closet Factory. One of her greatest accomplishments has been being a mother to son Gerrold III (27) and daughter Jaya (23). Her ministry focus is helping to develop individuals and organizations for their work of ministry. She offers teaching and training via workshops, seminars, and conferences. Most importantly she has desired for God to transform her into a “living epistle” with a lifestyle that will encourage others to pursue righteous living and right standing with Him.

Rabbi Eric Carlson - Newport News

Rabbi Eric Carlson is founder and shepherd of Congregation Zion's Sake, a Messianic Congregation located in Newport News, VA. Eric is a native of Fairview, Pennsylvania. He attained the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy, retiring in August 2003 after 22 years of decorated service in the Fast Attack Submarine Force. Responding to God’s call, he founded Congregation Zion’s Sake in May 2000 and entered full time ministry upon retiring from Naval Service. Rabbi Carlson was ordained by the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS) in January 2006 after two years of Messianic Yeshiva. He is currently serves on the M.J.A.A. Executive Board, the board of “The Road to Jerusalem”, “Awakening the Voice of Truth”, and “The Truth In The Spirit”. Eric hosts a daily Radio program “Torah Chai” on the Oasis Network WYCS 91.5 FM in Tidewater, VA and the flagship Station KNYD 90.5 FM in Broken Arrow/Tulsa, OK. He has been a speaker at U.S. Military Chaplain Retreats, regional Aglow International conferences, First Nations Conferences, College Commencements, as well as numerous ministry outreaches in the United States, Africa, Canada, Hungry, Israel, Russia, and Ukraine. Eric is married to the former Barbara Patterson of Altoona, PA. Barb teaches Israeli and Messianic Worship Dance and leads the Congregation Zion’s Sake Dance Team “Yachad”. She has led “Yachad” on several international outreach trips to Russia and Siberia. Barb has taught dance nationally at M.J.A.A. and U.M.J.C. Conferences. Eric and Barb have four children, six grandchildren and currently reside in York County, VA.

Apostle Markita Brooks - Henrico

Apostle Markita Brooks is a wife, mother and grandmother. She is also the founder of The Truth In The Spirit and the apostolic ministry leader. She and her husband, Rabbi Hassan Brooks, also lead Congregation Or Shalom in Richmond, VA. She is also the Founder and CEO of Kingdom Wealth, LLC, a business coaching and consulting firm dedicated to creating wealth to do the most good, as well as the Founder and CEO of the Ari Network, a global network of businesses dedicated to creating wealth to transform geographic areas. Markita is a motivational speaker and the published author of The Road to Damascus: Transformation for the Next Level, 5 Biblical Keys to Unlocking Wealth and various other booklets and trainings. She leads the Ecclesia Network of Ministries, the Nehemiah Network of business owners, the Invitation Movement and the National Kingdom Council. She also teaches believers weekly about the whole truth of the Word of God through the Priesthood Academy International, Messianic Midrash Bible Studies and online services on Saturdays. Apostle Markita also serves on 5 non-profit boards of directors in the US and Israel, and she serves as the spiritual covering of many other ministries worldwide, while training pastors and leaders in various other ministries as well.

Pastor Rudolph Jones Sr. - Petersburg

Pastor Rudolph Jones Sr. is the Pastor of Holy Ground Ministries which began its first service in September 2001 in his home. Holy Ground began when God gave Pastor Rudolph and his late wife, Evangelist Bessie Linda Jones, a vision for resurrecting marriages and ministering to those in prison and “for whom nothing has been prepared”.
Pastor Jones holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Revelation Bible College. He has held marriage seminars over the past forty years. Teaching God’s people how to understand the marriage union and pointing out to couples their ordained roles. Pastor Jones is used by the Spirit of God to encourage, instruct and motivate husbands and wives to continue in their marital relationship to restore, rebuild, and regenerate their marital covenant and to bring about a firm reconciliation. He has also ministered at several prison institutes for thirty years, where he has seen God set many free. Some of the places are Beaumont Juvenile Center for Boys and Girls, James River Correctional Center for Men and Women, and Central State Mental Hospital, Forensic Unit, Petersburg Virginia and Chesterfield Women Correctional Center – Camp 13, where he still ministers on the first Friday of every other month. Pastor Jones is married to Dr. Gwendolyn Wooden-Jones who is truly dedicated to this ministry and its vision. Along with his wife, children, grandchildren, and the members of Holy Ground Ministries, Pastor Jones continues to become involved in community outreach and is dedicated to helping God’s people.

Sherrie Moore - Richmond

Sherrie Moore is an ordained minister, speaker, and pioneer who functions in a seer/prophet anointing locally and globally. Her work among multiple ethnic groups has given her insight regarding God’s calling on tribes, tongues, and nations. In 1999, she and her late husband founded and directed Common Thread Ministries and the Richmond International House of Prayer (RIHOP). In 2015, God began to speak to Sherrie about Egypt and a bridge being formed from her city to the Isaiah 19 Highway with a particular personal assignment in the land of Egypt which has expanded into multiple cities in Egypt with an emphasis on serving at-risk girls, prisoners' wives and their children, widows, the poor, and women who serve in some of the darkest and most impoverished locations in upper Egypt. In 2019, MAPS Global--a missional training/sending organization that exists to pray, preach, and sing in the most unreached regions of the earth--moved its headquarters to Richmond, Virginia. MAPS adopted RIHOP (now the Global Prayer Room) into its emerging “Antioch” center, and Sherrie became part of the global leadership team which now has International bases in Eurasia, the Levant and the Middle East.

Apostle Dr. Yolie Massenburg
Yolie Massenburg, born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Currently she resides in Virginia with her husband Clarence. She has one daughter, Jolissia; two stepdaughters, Hollie and Blonnie; one son-in-law, Adrian and two granddaughters, Jayla and Kyra. A prophet from birth, Dr. Yolie received salvation at the age of
16 and answered the call to preach the gospel as an evangelist nearly 20 years later. She was ordained as a pastor in 2006 and consecrated as an apostle in 2013.
Before Dr. Yolie was called into ministry, she had a career in broadcasting, from being a reporter to becoming a general manager. Dr. Yolie is the Apostle/Senior Pastor of Seraphim Ministries International (SMI) LIFE Worship Center in Hopewell, Virginia, USA. She is Founder and President of SMI Bible College (a degree offering institute)
where she is also an instructor. She is called to lead and teach leaders, and to counsel pastors. Recently, Dr. Yolie developed a grant receiving program titled Restorative Community Care, a program designed to offer supportive care counseling to the community at no charge as a way
of removing barriers from their successes. In 2011, Dr. Yolie ventured into Christian Life Coaching and through Living Life Ministries she is a Motivational Speaker and Life Coach to ministers. Dr. Yolie is a lover of academics, she holds several degrees: a BA in Communications,
a Masters of Education, and a Doctorate in Religious Education in Theology. She also holds a Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Divinity conferred by SMI Bible College. She is a certified instructor of the Evangelical Training Association, faculty member as Media Analysis at Trinity Graduate School of Apologetics and Theology, and Qualified Evangelism Explosion Trainer. In addition, she is an author and publisher of several publications including a textbook used by students in over 130 countries. She is also a member of various associations, fellowships and
organizations. As a volunteer Chaplain at two hospitals and visiting pastor at two seniors assistant living facilities, Dr. Yolie developed a greater compassion for the sick and elderly. Above all and the greatest of all, she is a Born-again Believer of Jesus Christ who loves God and
filled with His Holy Spirit. Dr. Yolie believes… that God has placed everything you need on the inside of you to succeed. 1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Ecclesia 2024: The Kingdom Mandate of Joseph