Rev. Norman Barber
Rev. Barber has served in Prison Ministry for more than eighteen years. In 2011, Rev. Barber was appointed by Assistant Director of Community Corrections, Mr. Reginald Hines, to become a Volunteer Chaplain for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. He served on the Advisory Board for Mabel Bassett Correctional Center from 2009 to 2010 and Clara Waters Correctional Center from 2011-2012.
Rev. Norman Barber was chosen as volunteer of the year of 2006 out of some 400 other volunteers at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center. In 2010, Rev Norman Barber and Rev Annette Barber received the Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama. Rev. Barber retired from the Kelloggs Corporation.
Ruby Cooper has served in various capacities in the Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections since 1978, including: magager of a 200 bed community corrections facility, Reintegration Coordinator, Executive Manager of three community corrections centers, Case Manager Supervisor, Security Officer, and Program Coordinator. Currently Ms. Cooper is a private consultant to entities in the correctional field.
E.J. Khoury is President and Founder of American Eagle Homes, LLC and American Eagle Construction in Oklahoma City. He is a homebuilder and remodeling contractor. Mr. Khoury is an entrepreneur with experience in all aspects of the restaurant business and the building business. Mr. Khoury is a naturalized citizen of the U.S. He lives in OKC with his wife Robin of 34 years.
Rev. Herman Stephenson
Rev. Herman Stevenson serves as the Associate Pastor at Britton Christian Church. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Cameron University; as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from Oklahoma Baptist University. Herman’s professional career began at Cameron University where he worked as an Admissions Counselor. He has lived in Edmond, Oklahoma for the past 16 years and has worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer for the Oklahoma County court as well as the Municipal Court of Oklahoma City. Herman and his wife Dana have been married 15 years and are the parents of five children; Jordan, Amaya, James, Darrius and Daniel.
Dr. Diana Waters
Diana is a Clinical Psychologist by profession. She obtained her Ph. D. at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., completed additional training at Georgetown University Hospital, and did her internship at Duke University Medical Center. For most of her career, she has specialized in working with children and families, dealing with developmental, emotional, and learning issues. Since completing her Ph. D., Diana has worked at the Child Study Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; the Family Life Center of Our Lord’s Community Church, and, most recently, at Oklahoma Christian Counseling Center. Over the years, Diana has been increasingly drawn to the use of prayer, meditation, and other Christian disciplines in working with clients. Diana’s professional work was interrupted for a number of years during which she homeschooled her two children, Christopher and Caitlyn. Diana lives in Oklahoma City with her husband, Charles. They attend City Church where Diana coordinates the Women’s Ministry.
Kris is the principal at Fraternity Advertising where he acts as managing director. Kris has a degree in Electronic Media from Oklahoma Christian University. OC helped Kris hone his skills in video production, graphic design and marketing.
Robin Khoury, ex officio
Little Light Ministries Inc. Advisory Board Members
Dr. Susan F. Sharp
Little Light Ministries Inc.Heritage Committee
Dr. Herman Reece
Justin Jones, Chair
Justin Jones worked for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in numerous capacities beginning in September 1977. These include Probation and Parole Officer; Warden; Regional Director of Institutions; Deputy Director of the Division of Community Corrections and Director from 2005 to 2013.
Justin is currently an independent consultant with clients mainly on the west and east coasts where he is working with non profits, foundations and associations.
Justin has degrees in Sociology and Communications from East Central University.
The following are just a few of the organizations which Justin has served and or continues to serve: Reentry Committee Chair for the Association of Correctional Administrators; Board of Directors for Council of State Governments Justice Center; Board of Directors for Oklahoma Employees Credit Union; Board of Directors for Military Thunderbird Youth Academy and Commissioner for Correctional Accreditation for the American Correctional Association.
Joy Glenn is a Certified Language Therapist and a Trained Literacy Missions Associate. She tutors dyslexic children and volunteers each week at the literacy ministry of Northwest Baptist Church. Joy is a former missionary to Togo, West Africa and also worked for many years in the Cambodian ministry at Northwest Baptist church. She was a school teacher for forty years and retired from Hilldale Elementary School. Joy has three grown children and lives in Piedmont, OK.
Cheryl Wilkinson is trained as a speech-language pathologist. She founded the tutoring ministry at Northwest Baptist Church in 1990. Cheryl has worked as a French teacher at Oklahoma Christian Schools and is a weekly volunteer at Little Light Christian School. Mrs. Wilkinson has two grown children and lives in Edmond with her husband Kent.