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DR. Aurelio Dupriest Givens

DR. Aurelio Dupriest Givens

“A Builder of People”

Anticipate the good so that you may enjoy it. – Ethiopian proverb

A proud native of Historical Charleston, South Carolina, received his early education in the Charleston County District #10 Public Schools. Upon graduating from St. Andrew’s Parish High School, he received his Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Francis Marion College (University). The Gammon Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia, conferred the Master of Divinity, with concentration in Sociology of Religion and Christian Education, upon him. He has done further studies at Erskine Theological Seminary and in May of 2007 received the Doctor of Ministry in Sociology of Religion from ITC. While in pursuit of his doctorate, he served as teacher assistant teaching Sociology of Religion courses. He continues to educate others in higher education as an adjunct professor of humanities and sociology at Strayer University, Augusta, GA.

Dr. Givens is a great visionary who in 1993 established the Prayer, Praise and Worship Centers of America, Inc. In 1998 he organized the Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Camden, SC and in 2008 led this aggregation of people in completing phase one of their nearly 2 million dollar building project. Dr. Givens presently provides guidance to the ministries who are members of the PPW Fellowship. Previously, he served five years as a pastor in the SC

Conference of United Methodist Church before launching the PPW Fellowship.

As a licensed funeral director, Dr. Givens was humbled to serve as the principal organizer for the funeral services for Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Alabama. In addition, he led the coordination of the logistics for the official NAACP delegation at the funeral services for Coretta Scott King. At the passing of civil rights leader Dr. Benjamin Hooks, Givens was again called upon to provide leadership as the Logistical Director and Organizer for his funeral services in Memphis, Tennessee. As the world sat in despair at the execution of Troy Davis, Dr. Givens was called upon again to serve. He led in the logistical coordination of Davis’ funeral service in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Givens also serves as a certified grief counselor and lends his gift when called upon.

Dr. Givens believes in ministry beyond the walls of the church and believes that the church is the empowering force for the people of the village. Givens is a builder of people who bridges the gap between cultural awareness and spirituality. Bishop Allen H. Simmons, International Presiding Prelate & Chief Apostle of the Sounds of Praise

Pentecostal Fellowship Ministries and their Executive Board of Bishops acknowledged the anointed apostolic gifting of Dr. Givens as a builder of people and designated Dr. Givens to be consecrated Bishop in 2012.

Dr. Givens is affiliated with a wide range of civic and social organizations, some to include: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Life Member); SC District Board of Alphas; Southern Regional Board of Directors, Suburban Lodge #213 Free & Accepted Masons, P.H.A.; Booker T. Washington Consistory #250; Unity Chapter #370, Order of the Eastern Stars; 100 Black Men of America, Inc.; and Concerned Clergy of Kershaw County.

Dr. Givens is the proud father of one son, Kendall Givens Little, married to the former Cortney McIntire.

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O. Reece Clark

O. Reece Clark

O. Reece Clark is a product of The Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Florida.  He is in the first graduating class to receive a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry and he also holds a Bachelor of Science in Music with a concentration in Percussion.  He is a former Drum Major of the Incomparable Marching 100 of Florida A&M University.

While matriculating through his undergraduate studies, O. Reece had the pleasure of serving in the funeral service industry at Strong & Jones Funeral Home.  It was during those days that solidified his desires to become a licensed practitioner.  In 2016 he became a Certified Cremation Technician at the first black owned and operated crematorium, Trezevant Funeral Home and Crematorium, Columbia, SC.

He is currently a student at Piedmont Technical College in pursuit of an Associate of Arts in Funeral Science, desiring to receive National Certification as a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.

He is a proud member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, as well as, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., where he spends time mentoring and lending himself to uplifting the community.

O. Reece Clark, a native of Chester, SC, by way of Riverdale, GA; the proud son of Otis and Brenda Clark.  He is the father of Trenten Reece Clark.

Telephone: 1-803-713-4777

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Lashawn N. P. Landy

Lashawn N. P. Landy

Lashawn Landy’s passion for Funeral Service began when he was a child attending visitations and funerals with his grandparents. Seeing the professionalism and the art of the deceased persons aspired him to start a career in funeral service.

In 2005 he began working at The Leevy’s Funeral Home at the age of 13 in Columbia, South Carolina as a Funeral Attendant. From sweeping floors to attending funerals; Lashawn really got to experience every aspect of the business.

In 2012 Lashawn started to further his education at Gupton Jones College Of Funeral Service. While attending, he served his internship at Tri-City’s Funeral Home in Lithonia, Georgia. Lashawn is now a Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer in the states of Georgia and South Carolina.

Before completing his degree at Gupton in 2015, Lashawn became certified from The International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association as a Crematory Operator and Cremation Arranger in 2014.

Lashawn will continue his education at Ottawa University and major in Business Administration. 


J. Anthony Bell

J. Anthony Bell



Davida Harris

Davida Harris

Davida M. Harris is a  licensed  funeral  director  and  embalmer in  South  Carolina, Georgia,  and  New  Mexico.    She  is  an  instructor  at  Gupton Jones  College  of  Funeral Services.    She  is  a  graduate  of  Ogeechee  Technical  College  with  an  A.A.S.  degree  in funeral  services  education.    She  is  a  graduate  of  Vernie  Fountain’s  Academy for Restorative Arts.

Davida  Harris  is  a  resident  of  Kershaw  County,  South  Carolina.    She  is  a  notary  public in  the  States  of  South  Carolina  and  Georgia.    She  is  on  the  Board  of  Directors  for  MLK Observance  Day  Association  and  Savannah  Feed  the  Hungry  of  Savannah,  Georgia.   She  mentors  young  women  though  an  organization  named  Eloquent  Commitment  to Helping  Our  Sisters  (E.C.H.O.S.,,  Inc.). 

Davida Harris  is  an  alumna  of  Johnson  C.  Smith  University,  Charlotte,  North  Carolina, graduating  with  a  Bachelor  of  Arts in  Sociology.  She  completed  a  Master  of  Arts  for University  of  Akron,  Akron,  Ohio,  and  Doctor  of  Philosophy in  the Human  Development Fielding  Graduate  University .  She  is  a  professor  in  the  department  of  Social  and Behavior  Sciences  at  Savannah State  University  since  2006. She  is  a  former  instructor of  funeral  services  education  at  Ogeechee  Technical  College,  Statesboro,  Georgia.  She  is  the  FDFCC  at  Nathaniel  Thomas  and  Son  Home  for  Funerals  in  Camila, Georgia.

Davida  Harris has  served  families at Bynes-Royall Funeral Home, Craig  R. Tremble Funeral Homes, Williams  and  Williams  Funeral  Home,  Dorchester  Funeral  Home, James  R.  Barnes  Mortuary, Richard  R.  Robinson  Funeral  Home,  Legacy  Funeral Group,  J.P.  Holley  Funeral  Home  and  now  A.D.  Givens  Funeral Services.

Davida Harris  is  the  proud wife  of  Douglas  Jones,  Jr. and mother  of  Jessica,  Wendolyn and  Shanna.  She  is  the  grandmother of  Jordyn,  Sean,  Jeremiah,  Rakeal,  Elijah, Rayshawn,  Rayelle,  and  Riley.  Her  hobbies  include  reading,  traveling,  cooking, meeting  new  people,  experiencing  new  cultures, and  serving  her  community.


Brendolyn Jenkins Boseman

Brendolyn Jenkins Boseman

Reverend Brendolyn Lovette Jenkins Boseman is the daughter of the late Deacon Matthew Jenkins, Sr. and the late Mrs. Johnnie Ruth Jenkins of Barnwell, South Carolina.  She and her husband, Bobby presently reside in Aiken, South Carolina.  They are the proud parents of three beautiful, talented and gifted daughters;  Razzie, Remy, and Rozlyn.  Tragically, their son, Corey, predeceased them.

She is Pastor and Lead Servant of Hudson Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Augusta, Georgia.  She is the Executive Director of The Imani Group, Inc., a community based non-profit organization.  She is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at the Phillips School of Theology at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia.  She always credits her mother for passing the mantle of spirit, the duty of activism and the call of advocacy.  Reverend Boseman has coined the phrase "full circle activism" that means moving from education, to empowerment, to employment benefits and economic power that transforms entire communities.  She seeks the elimination of SCARs ( Sexism, Classism, Ageism and Racism ) from the global community.  Clearly Reverend Brendolyn Lovette Jenkins Boseman is committed to the people that she serves and to the citizens of her community in any way that serves to uplift us all.


Jac'Kel S. Brown

Jac'Kel S. Brown

Jac'Kel S. Brown, a native of Lake City, South Carolina is a 2012 graduate of Lake City High School, a 2014 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service of Atlanta, Georgia and currently completing a degree at Benedict College in Columbia, SC.

Jac'Kel Brown is employed as an Embalming Instructor at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, SC.  He is a dual licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer in the State of South Carolina and credentialed in Colorado.  He is also a Certified Crematory Operator.

Professionally, Jac'Kel is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association (NFDMA), the 40 & Under Funeral Directors Association, the South Carolina Morticians Association (SCMA) and the Colorado Funeral Directors Association (CFDA).


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