Forgive for Health Ministry Board Members
Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Magon Saunders, Sunday School Teacher, Divorce Support Group Facilitator, Author, and Forgiveness Advocate is the Founder and Executive Director of Forgive4 Health Ministries in Stone Mountain, Georgia. A forgiveness researcher, Magon is particularly interested in how forgiveness impacts the health of minorities, especially African Americans. Magon holds a doctoral degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Global Health. A Registered Dietitian, Magon has extensive experience working with diverse clients to improve their nutritional status and to manage their medical conditions. She has received numerous awards and commendations for her work in Georgia and across our nation, including the 2019 Hubert Humphrey Award for Service to America, 2018 CDC Public Health Impact Award, the 2006 Community Services Award from former Georgia Governor, Sonny Perdue, and the 2006 Georgia Department of Public Health's Community Services Award. Magon is passionate about making a difference, and believes that volunteerism is the best way to "pay it forward". She is a mother and grandmother and resides with her family in Stone Mountain, GA.
Pamela Barnes holds a BS in Sociology, (University of Michigan); a MS in Health and Human Services with a Specialty in Community Services (Capella University); and a MS in Early Childhood Education from Grand Canyon University. Pamela is the Board Secretary for Forgive for Health Ministries.Pamela Barnes is a mother of three children – Michael, a High School football coach and Rehab Officer; Priscilla, a VSU graduate, is Assistant manager at Finders Keepers Boutique and Media manager for all three stores; and Christopher who serves as Firearms Control in the United States Navy. She has 5 grandchildren – Cheyanne, Derrian, Mikiah, Isaac and Evelyn. She is a retired Paraprofessional from the City Schools of Decatur.Pamela gave her life to the Lord in 1978 and never looked back. She became a member of The Tabernacle in 1995 while under the pastor ship of Roger Brumbalow and worked in the church nursery under Ms. Kathy and is a current and long standing volunteer in the Tabernacle Food Pantry, in addition to being a long`standing member of the Emmaus Community. She came out of retirement and is now in her 2nd year as a teacher at Sand Preschool in Decatur, GA.
I am Sheika Saunders-Warmington. I am honored to be the treasurer for Forgive for Health Ministry. I have a B.Sc degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. MBA in Business Administration concentration in Human Resources. I have enjoyed over 7 years of a successful banking career. Despite my love for numbers, my love for people and service supersedes the love for numbers, which explains my current occupation as a Flight Attendant. I am excited about service and serving others. My motto is “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Outside of my work life, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, traveling, experiencing new cultures and volunteering to advance humanity.
“When you forgive, you in no way change the past- but you sure do change the future.” Bernard Meltzert
Mrs. Stasea Austin, BS, MS, serves as Vice- Chair for Forgive4 Health Ministries and leads the organization activities in the absence of the Founder/ President. Stasea holds a BS in Psychology from Georgia State University and completed coursework for her Masters in School Counseling at Capella University. Stasea currently resides with her family in Irving, TX.
She is passionate about helping to ensure that this ministry outlives its founder; and for reaching God's people all across the world
Pastoral Leader-Rev. Emanuel Williams, M.Div
Rev. Williams was born and raised in San Francisco, California. In 1953, he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1954, he entered the army as an infantry 2nd lieutenant and served for twenty-eight years to include two tours in Vietnam. During his service in the army, he was actively involved in the army chapel program and the Officers Christian Fellowship. Upon
his retirement from the army as a lieutenant colonel, Rev. Williams sensed a call to ministry and completed a Masters of Divinity degree at Emory University in 1984. He was ordained by the Georgia District in 1988 and has served as chaplain at the Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta from 1985-2002. He subsequently served Healthcare Representative with the Chaplaincy Department of the Headquarters of the Assemblies of God denomination from 2002 until his retirement in 2009. During the period 1985 – to the present, Rev. Williams served as an associate pastor at local Assemblies of God churches in the Atlanta area and currently serves as Visitation Pastor for the Tabernacle Assemblies of God church in Decatur, Georgia. He and his wife, Thelma, were married for fifty-five years until her death in 2012. Emanuel has three adult children and five grandchildren.
NON-PHOTOGRAPHED TEAM MEMBERS
Other Team Members include Health Coaches, Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Registered Dietitians, Nurses, and other Forgiveness Advocates.
Call us at 404-500-9200 for more details about our team or to volunteer at our ministry.