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Heal KC Network Zoom Meeting

August 26, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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The Heal KC Network is designed to be a community of church staff and others networking in the context of care, counseling, recovery, and trauma healing ministry. Imagine the impact of a citywide Body of Christ in the KC area working together well as it provides ministries of emotional healing.


Please join us to hear stories about Resilience and how God was Faithful amidst the Storms of Life from the following featured presenters:

Pastor Gina

Ms. Gina S. Houston

is a visionary leader called by God to bridge and build the people of God for collaborative Kingdom purposes. She is founder and serves as Pastor at the Ecclesia Equipping Center, Kansas City Kansas. She provides pastoral supports and oversees Kansas City Purpose and Destiny, a discipleship training program authored by R. Chene Tucker.

As a leader accountable to God she has been commissioned to equip and nurture leaders who are accountable to God and pursuing their life purpose and mission. Gina carries a tri fold mantle of prayer, discipleship, and deliverance ministries. Her current community role as the Vice President of the Board for Clay Countians for Inclusion (CC4I) reflects her lifelong compassion as a diversity champion advocating justice and racial equality. Her heart is to pray to cause change and transformation in communities across the Greater K C Area.

Pastor Paul Johnson

Pastor Paul Johnson

first confessed Christ in 1968 at the age of 16. He began his Christian experience under the late Moses Williams at the New Hope Baptist Church in Edwardsville, Kansas. At the age of 19, Pastor Williams appointed him as Sunday school superintendent. He served in that capacity for two years. In 1975 Pastor Johnson enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the military until 1979. He obtained the rank of E5 infantry platoon Sergeant. In 1979 he returned to Kansas City and in 1985 he was united in marriage with his college sweetheart First Lady Oma Johnson.

Pastor Johnson had a desire to become a better provider for his family, so from 1981-1992 while being employed at the Ameribanc Data Services as a computer operator and supervisor, he decided to return to college to complete his education. He attended Johnson County Community College and Park University earning Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration, respectively. Pastor Johnson was employed by Commerce Bank in Kansas City for the last 15 years as Assistant Vice President of the Transit Department. He retired from Commerce on 1/31/2018. Pastor Johnson was employed in the banking industry for 34 years. Pastor Johnson received his primary Christian training in ministry under Pastor Perry Martin Victoria Tabernacle Assemblies of God Church in Kansas City, Kansas where he served as the Bus Ministry Pastor, a member of the puppet team, Interim Children’s church Pastor and a part of the evangelistic team from 1988 to 1994. In 1994 Pastor Johnson was asked to come and serve as the Assistant Pastor of New beginnings and eventually the Agape New Beginnings Ministries where he served under Pastor Arnold Dewayne Doss until 2007. In May 2007 after much prayer and consultation HELPS ministry was founded by Senior Pastor Paul and Co-pastor Oma Johnson. They began their ministry at the Patmos Life Centered Ministries located at 1106 N 13th Street Kansas City Kansas from a generous open door extended to them from Pastor and Leslie C. and First Lady Doris Jenkins. In July 2019 retired Church of God Pastor Phyliss Viers asked Pastor Johnson if he would consider assuming the responsibilities of Gladstone Community Church where she was pastoring under the Church of God. With prayer and with the HELPS Ministries church congregation and Gladstone Community church we mutually agreed to merge our churches and for Pastor Johnson to become the senior Pastor and President under the Church of God. In April 2020 Pastor Johnson received his minister’s license from the Missouri church of God and in July 2020 the church merger was completed, and the name was changed to The Church at Gladstone H.E.L.P.S.

The Johnsons have been married for 35 years, have 5 children and 16 grandchildren and have been serving as Pastors in the Kansas City Community for 14 years.

Jim And HoniJim Real

is the co-pastor with his wife of a new startup church in Louisburg, Kansas. He is responsible for preaching, teaching and for pastoral care duties. As a pastor of a new startup church, he is responsible for much of the duties in the church due to limited resources. The church started with one family, and has been slowly but steadily growing the congregation. Being a pastor is his second career, as he spent ten years as a Mental Health Counselor working in psychiatric hospitals. He also spent some time working as an Addictions Counselor in an Intensive Outpatient program.

 His wife and he moved to Kansas City in 2013 to attend Nazarene Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity degree. After that he attended MidAmerica Nazarene University for one year to receive a Certificate in Sexual Addictions Therapy. Currently he is a doctoral candidate at Liberty University in Community Care and Counseling in Traumatology. His doctoral thesis is on Clergy Sexual Misconduct.

Rev. Dr. Willis Garner, Sr. 


I am married to Mrs. Cynthia Newton-Garner {Regional Manager Jag-K}, we have four wonderful young adult children: Willis II {Marine}, Justin {Marine}, Zachery {Master Puppeteer} and Ms. Elizabeth {Hair Stylist in Georgia}.  I’m saved and thankful to be.  I have 19 years of Pastoral experience and 30 years of ministry experience from missions to prisons. 

I currently serves as: 

  • Senior Pastor of the Mt. Nebo MBC {10 years} 
  • Director of the Men’s Ministry of City Union Mission 
  • Board Member of the Western Baptist Bible College & Seminary {MBSCM} 
  • Board Member of the Urban Ministries {Blue-River Association; SBC} 
  • Certified Instructor for National Baptist & Southern Baptist Conventions 
  • Founder & CEO of Garner Ministries, Inc. 


I have earned my Doctoral degree in Christian Education, Christian Counseling and Biblical Theology from the Sacramento Theological Seminary and Bible Institute of Sacramento, CA. 


I am committed to serving God and Gods people.  I appreciate every opportunity to Teaching and Preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 


The bible teaches us in Proverbs 3:5-6 

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, 

And He shall direct your paths.”



August 26, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Zoom Meeting