Dearest friend,

Warm sunshine greetings from the beaches of Miami! We are grateful to report that God has carried us through another fantastic, WONDERFUL YEAR. GOD HAS BEEN SO GOOD TO US!

We continue to serve as senior pastors at the best church in the whole world — in Miami. In November we were appointed as Co-Chancellors of North Central University located in Minneapolis. It is with great thankfulness we look forward to an expanding ministry in this new partnership with North Central University. Rich is continuing his education, pushing forward in his doctoral program at Southeastern University. We are healthy, blessed, and so happy to continue to GROWand THRIVE in this new season of our lives.

Although we have reached significant milestones in 2018, we are looking forward into 2019 with expectant faith for new opportunities, pathways of purpose, and fulfilling victories! “Everything is possible for one who believes.” (Mark 9:23b) is our theme verse this year. In this declaration Jesus opens our minds and hearts to the positive, healing, energizing power of “BELIEF”! We look forward knowing that God is already in our future with the answers to every need we might ever endure.

Thank you for your friendship and love – we love and appreciate you! Wishing you good health, good friends, and God’s very best in 2019!


Jonfulton, Ashley, Israel, and Fulton: This year brought positive growth and transition as Jonfulton and Ashley were elected lead pastors at Church For All Nations in Tacoma, WA. Our first-born son and his gorgeous family are thriving in every part of their world. Izzy is a super-smart, beautiful, born leader who loves unicorns and art. She is an amazing artist and singer. Fulton Buntain Wilkerson is all boy! Loving to pull a prank, or tease his sister, he is quick to giggle in laughter as he brings endless happiness to our family. Ashley continues to grow her writing and teaching ministry at Big projects continue to launch as God leads them in their growing ministries.

Rich, Dawnchere, and Wyatt: This has been their incredible year of “Miracle in Motion” with the birth of their darling BABY BOY WYATT! This blue-eyed bundle of blessing arrived in January and he has turned our Miami world upside down with joy! Serving as founding lead pastors at Vous Church in downtown Miami, these two new parents have soared into their ever-expanding, exciting opportunities. This year Rich authored and released his second book “Friend of Sinners.” Gifted leaders with boundless energy, we are so blessed as their influence continues to impact Miami for Jesus, in the lives of thousands every day.

Graham: As a six month old baby his prognosis was extremely grim, with our physician bluntly stating, “Pray that Graham dies … if he survives tonight, he will be a vegetable.” In 1986 Graham died (coded) from spinal meningitis, but was recessitated in Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, WA. Thirty-two years later, Graham is a highly responsible, vital leader serving on our security staff at here in Miami. This entire year he successfully helped to oversee many building renovation projects. He is a GIFT to us every day as he pushes forward in his ministry at

Taylor, Kristen, and Nora: Serving as founding lead pastors at Trinity Harlem, they moved to New York City as newlyweds, not knowing anyone, for the sole purpose of planting a church. Three years later, they have courageously worked together to build a strong, growing, healthy young congregation right inside the heart of Harlem. Taylor leads with strength and stability. Kristen’s newly launched website is her most recent project added to her already busy ministry. Our darling little Nora is incredibly brilliant, “reading” her books outloud and “telling the story” to her grandparents. We just received big news from them announcing Kristen is expecting our new grandson, arriving in May 2019! We are SO blessed!

Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus. In him, this is what we preach and pray, the great Amen, God’s Yes and our Yes together, gloriously evident. God affirms us, making us a sure thing in Christ, putting his Yes within us. By his Spirit he has stamped us with his eternal pledge—a sure beginning of what he is destined to complete.

2 Corinthians 1:20
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