Bishop Alphonso Lewis Bratcher

Bishop Alphonso Bratcher is known for being direct, insightful, and for applying a humorous approach to evangelism. His ministry can be summed up in one word, “Holiness.” His staunch belief of living a purpose filled life, is grounded in his conviction of total devotion to Christ.   On September 1, 1957, Alphonso Lewis Bratcher was born the fourth of five children to Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Lucille Bratcher. The Way Back to Pentecost Church in Washington, DC., was his home church, where his mother was a pillar in the Missionary Department, under Elder Horace Temple. Elder Bratcher credits his spiritual fortitude and strength of wisdom, to lessons learned under Elder Temple during his ea… Read More

First Lady Ann Bratcher
First Lady

Born the eldest of four children in the Caribbean Country of St. Ann, Jamaica., Ann Morris would eventually find her calling outside the picturesque confines of her home island. In 1973, Morris would be forced to live with family members, after the unexpected death of her father. Her father’s death would set off a chain of events resulting in young Ann living with relatives and friends. It would, however, be a chance encounter while ill that would play the most vital role in establishing her Christian walk and identity.   After becoming ill, Morris moved in with Bishop and Sister O’Hare, first family of the Church of Jesus Christ Incorporated. Not yet realizing God’s ultimate plan for h… Read More

Elder Aaron Freeman
Ministerial Staff

Aaron L. Freeman was born in Buckhannon, WV, and attended The Way of Holiness Church where was baptized in Jesus’ name and filled with the Holy Ghost in June of 1987. Elder Freeman is an apostolic preacher known for his powerful singing, impactful teaching, and dynamic leadership. After moving to Washington DC in 2002, God has used him to serve in various areas of ministry to help build the local church. Throughout his time at The Way Back to Pentecost Church, he has closely served the Late Suffragan Bishop Henry Sanders, the Late Bishop Ronald Sanders, and currently District Elder Alphonso Bratcher.   Elder Freeman is an ordained Elder in the Apostolic Faith Fellowship International an… Read More

Evangelist Janis Brown
Ministerial Staff

Evangelist Brown was born and raised in Washington, D.C. where she attended public school and graduated from Calvin Coolidge Senior High School. She is married to James Brown, Sr. They are the parents of 6 sons, five daughters, and grandparents of two granddaughters and one grandson.


Evangelist Brown lived in Pensacola, Florida for a year, and Bedfordshire, England, UK for three years while traveling in the U. S. Air Force with her husband. She received her ministerial license from the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World in 1999, and her Evangelist license in 2015 from Apostolic Faith Fellowship, International.

Minister Jason Peterson
Brotherhood President

I was born and raised in this church and received the Holy Ghost 3/2/2014.   I currently serve as an usher on the usher board and am part of the 8am service ministerial staff.  I was previously Brotherhood Vice President under our beloved Eld. Anthony Sanders.

Samantha Jones
Hospitality Director

Samantha Jones received the Holy Ghost and was baptized in Jesus Name in 1993 at Peace Apostolic Church in Carson, California. She has worked in God’s House as an Usher, media ministry, and teaching Children’s Sunday School Class. Presently, her purpose and laboring is in the missionary department.


She is married to her husband of 12 years, Elder Robert Jones, and together they have six adult children and four grandchildren. They recently relocated from California in 2016/2017 and was led by the Lord to the WayBack to Pentecost Church in Washington DC. She plans to retire from federal service including 21 years of civilian and military service and pursue full time ministry.

Minister Antwan Allen
Young People’s President

Antwan Allen was filled with the Holy Ghost on 10/8/2015 on a Thursday Night at the age of 20. He later met sister Nina Peterson who is now Sister Nina Allen who he married on 4/14/2018. He is a brother at The Way Back to Pentecost Church laboring for the Lord and has a great zeal to win the souls of men and women. Antwan is also a IT Technician at the College Board and graduated from a program titled; Year Up where he obtained a IT certification. Lastly, Antwan is a Writer, Storyteller, Poet, and a Happily married young man.


Evangelist Valerie Daniels
Ministerial Staff and Missionary Auxiliary

A Lover of God’s Word-striving to attain higher heights and deeper depths in Him. Desirous to uplift those who are cast down, bringing hope to the hopeless by sharing the good news both near and far.


“When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up” Job 22:29a


Credentials: Both baptized and a recipient of the Holy Ghost at The Way Back to Pentecost Church and an Ordained Minister. Participant in the church’s ministry, since 1994. An ardent supporter of the church’s vision for Foreign Missions.

Nina Allen
Youth Ministry

Nina Allen is a 2010 high school graduate out of the Prince William county school system. She actively serves as a missionary and a 8am Sunday morning service minister. In her spare time she enjoys writing uplifting poetry and music.




Other Staff


Elder Anthony Sanders
Ministerial Staff
Evangelist Charlaine Robinson
Ministerial Staff
Minister Sophia Bratcher
Sunday School Director
Brittney Allen
Usher Director
Brother Patrick Tate
Sister Laverne Tate
Administrative Assistant and Children’s Church Director
Rodgers Shipmon
Alice Chamberline
Executive Secretary
Elder Horace Tate
Ministerial Staff
Elder Robert Jones
Ministerial Staff