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Meet The Faculty

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Apostle Jimell Roberts, Ph.D.

President & Founder

Apostle Jimell D. Roberts is the President and Founder of Transformation Life Center and Acts of Grace Bible College and Theological Seminary, respectively. He’s a recognized Overseer in the Global United  Fellowship under Bishop Neil Ellis and has been certified as a well-respected Overseer of Protocol  in various organizations, churches and by many other men of great stature. He’s also a  representative of the Ecumenical Counsel of Bishops & Apostolic Leadership (ECOBAL) of the  Eastern Region of the United States of America. With over 10 churches under his fellowship, he is a renowned global leader who is known for his powerful preaching and his life-changing prophetic teachings.

Dr. Clinton Hardy


Professor Hardy is a graduate of Newport News Apprentice School, Engineering Institute of Technology Program, Old Dominion University and Grace Bible College and Seminary. He retired from Huntington Ingalls and BAE Systems as a Mechanical Engineer. Professor Hardy is the Pastor of Deeper Life Shalom Ministries located in Hampton, Virginia and Executive Director of JTC Life Changing Center, Incorporated. He is currently employed as a Subject Matter Expert and Technical Writer for QED Systems and teaches the General Education Development (GED) certification and Biblical Studies for the Associate Degree Program at Acts of Grace Bible College and Theological Seminary in Hampton, Virginia. Professor Hardy has been married to his beautiful bride, Dr. Cecilia W. Hardy for more than 40 years, and a loving father to Emanuel L. Hardy.  

Minister Daniel Carrera


Minister Daniel S. Carrera is a retired US Army Veteran serving more than 20 years of service to his county in an Infantry, Intelligence and Acquisition Military Officer. He holds a Doctorate from Canaan Theological and Seminary Bible College, a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Murray State University, and Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management from Strayer University. He recently received his Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) certificate through the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP). 

Mr. Andre Leaphart


Professor Leaphart is currently a Pastor and founder of Anointed Restoration & Truth (ART) Church which was started in February 2022. Professor Leaphart has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Drama (cum laude), Masters of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Education. He has also completed doctoral coursework in Educational Leadership through Argosy University and is currently a student at Liberty University’s Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling program. Mr. Leaphart is also well-known as a criminal justice reformer. He is actively using his voice as an instrument of  Moral/Social liberation and constructive rage to dismantle over-incarceration of people of Color.

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