Evangelist Loretta J. Fowlkes is the First Lady of Kingdom Builders COGIC located in Hanover, MD and the wife of Pastor Kenneth L. Fowlkes. Together they are the proud parents of six (6) children and 16 grandchildren. She is a native of Washington, DC but lived many years in Prince Georges County and now resides with her husband in the Anne Arundel County area.
Evangelist Fowlkes has been a nurse in the DC Metropolitan area for 33 years as a Medical Surgical Nurse in DC General Hospital, Prince George Hospital, and Walter Reed Medical Hospital. She also worked as a Pediatric Home Health Nurse for (17) years, then ended her career at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center in their Same Day Surgery Unit & Recovery Room. She is a graduate of Bladensburg High School and Burdick Vocational School for Nursing/George Washington University Hospital. She attended Price George’s Community College and District of Columbia University.
Saved at the age of 16 after attending church with a high school friend, but it wasn’t until 1983 that she totally surrendered her all to the Lord. She received the Gift of the Holy Ghost under Pastor Shirley Jackson of Crusaders Youth Revival Church in Seat Pleasant, MD. After one (1) year she was led to Refreshing Spring COGIC in Riverdale, MD where she spent 15 years in ministry. Called to the Word Ministry in 1991, she served as Aspirant Missionary, Deaconess Missionary, Sunday School Teacher, Bus Ministry Coordinator, Nurses Unit Vice President, Pulpit Attendant, also supporting the District and Jurisdictional Women’s Department in Washington DC. She completed her biblical studies at the Refreshing Springs Bible Institute. Currently, she is completing her biblical studies at Liberty University in their Home Study Program.
In 1998, she received her Evangelist license under Dr. Evelyn B. Spears, the Washington, DC Jurisdictional Supervisor of Women. Evangelist Fowlkes was appointed President of the AD Head District Minister’s Wives Circle. Evangelist Fowlkes served as the first KB Bus Ministry Coordinator. She’s also served as KB Sunday School Teacher, KB Youth Ministry Coordinator, KB Sunshine Band President, Young Women’s Christian Council President and KB Souvenir Book Coordinator.
She currently serves as the President of Kingdom Builders COGIC Women’s Department, Missionary Board President, Ministers Wives Circle President and New Member’s Class Teacher. In addition, Evangelist Fowlkes serves on the Greater Maryland First Missionary Licensing Board and the Jurisdictional Circle of Ministers Wives Executive Committee.
Her favorite scripture is Psalms 1:1-3 “Blessed is the man, who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful, but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by rivers of water, that yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither”. Her desire is to see the Lord Jesus face to face and hear “Well done thy good and faithful servant enter into the Kingdom.”