Program Staff

Meet our dedicated team.

Our Leaders

Reverand Dr. Larry Covington

Chief Financial Officer

Since 1995, Rev. Dr. Larry E. Covington has given visionary leadership to the Ebenezer Church. For over 35 years he has been spreading God’s word both nationally and internationally in the power of the Holy Spirit. He is known as a revivalist and lecturer, preaching and conducting leadership conferences all over the country.

He is an advocate for education, social justice, and civic engagement. He has served on numerous boards and commissions. He presently serves on the BB&T Bank Advisory Board, Impact Alamance Advisory Board, the Board of Trustees for Hosanna Bible College, the Executive Board of Kingdom Living Now and the Multi-cultural Advisory Board at Liberty University. Pastor Covington is the current President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Alamance County.

Dr. Renita Webb

Program Director

Dr. Renita L. Webb is a native of Durham, NC, wife, and mother of 4. She attended Elon University where she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and graduated with a BA in English: Literature. After graduation, she began teaching and coaching. She earned MEd in Education Administration with Grand Canyon University. Soon after she entered school administration as an assistant principal.

In 2012, Renita became the inaugural principal of an elementary charter school in Durham, NC where she served a 5 year tenure. That same year, she also walked into her call to gospel ministry. Renita received her PhD in Leadership in Education Administration from Capella University the next year.

In 2015, Renita became the Founder of a non-profit organization, The Refining Life, Inc. Dr. Webb published her first book in 2016, Stepmom: Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs.

Today, in addition to serving as the Champions Academy Program Director, she is enjoying her family, speaking, training, writing, mentoring, producing events, and rejuvenating her love for the performing arts.

Jimmie Burgess

Site Coordinator, EUCC Campus

Rev. Jimmie L. Burgess born in Raleigh, NC to Jimmie and Evelyn Burgess, and the grandson of two Pastors. Excepted the Lord at an early age and began working in the church as a drummer and later an organist at Fuller St. Pentecostal church located in Smithfield, NC. Jimmie joined Ebenezer UCC of Burlington NC. In 2005 and began to work with the youth in 2012. In 2017 Jimmie excepted the call to minister and did his initial sermon Feb of 2018, and now is the current Youth Pastor at Ebenezer.

Jimmie Burgess is the husband to Lashaunda Burgess and the proud father to two wonderful children Dorian Nuchurch and Ariana Burgess. He recently received his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina A&T State University in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Accounting and is a 13yr business owner of Heavenly Touch Mobile Detailing serving the triad and surrounding areas.

Shanice Goldsby

Site Coordinator, Broadview Campus

Virtual Staff

Grades 2-5

Ernestine Holman
Tammy Wiley
Misty Fleming
DebraKay Scott
Esmeralda Rodriguez
Jacqueline Strachan
Vera Hurdle
Christie Graves
Michelle Poteat
Shelia Clinkscales

Grades 6-8
Teacher Assistants

Shanise Goldsby
Monique Bellerand
Christian Gangitano
Diana Meriwether

Champions Leadership Team
Chief Financial Officer

Rev. Dr. Larry Covington

Program Director

Dr. Renita L. Webb

Site Coordinator (EUCC Campus)

Rev. Jimmie Burgess

Site Coordinator (Broadview Campus)

Shanise Goldsby

Fiscal Officer

Faye Graves

Administrative Assistant

Janis Holness

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the  lighting of a fire.


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