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Leaders

"Mama" Gael Wallace

Spiritual Mother of DWO, Founding Pastor, Staff Minister, and Board Member of DWO

  • Widow of our beloved former pastor, Bishop Jack Wallace and a devoted mother with a true heart for Christ
  • Dynamic women's speaker who preaches with compassion that makes everyone that hears her feel loved, totally accepted, and cared for in her presence
  • Leads the ministry to new believers at DWO
  • Serves as critical counsel to the Pastors Ben and Charisse Gibert
  • A Christ for the Nations graduate, she carries an Associates degree in Theology from CFN, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a
    minor in Dance from State University of New York at Genesco
  • She resides in the Metro Detroit area with her two beautiful daughters, Hannah and Katelin
  • Gael has a profound love for people and a vision of “Seeking and Saving the Lost"

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Mike Krowisz

Minister of Discipleship

  • Strong passion to serve the Body of Christ and facilitate the calling on every believer
  • Attended DWO since 1983; on staff at DWO since June 1994
  • Has worked with major local, state and national evangelism events including Detroit AIM, Promise Keepers and Acquire the Fire
  • Birthed several ministries at DWO including the Way of Victory Prayer Line, Bus Ministry, Summer of Souls outreach, Ministers in Training
    (now Ministers of Excellence) and the annual Turkey and Toy Give-Ways
  • Graduated from University Detroit-Mercy in 1975 with a B.A. in History and a Michigan Secondary teaching certificate
  • Graduate of Berean School of the Bible in 1986 with a Certificate in Bible and Doctrine
  • Worked as an adult education teacher in Detroit for 11 years
  • Has two sons, Jonathan, David and a daughter Jessica, and resides in Dearborn Heights

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Shauna Williams

Co-Team Lead ~ V-3/Generation Z
  • Joined the staff at DWO in 2007 from Kingdom of Heaven Ministries of Flint, MI where she served as an ordained elder
  • Her various functions at Kingdom of Heaven included ministry leadership in children, teens, and marriage ministries, as well as
    chief executive support to the senior pastor
  • Besides duties as Co-Team lead of V-3/Generation Z Ministry to teens with her husband Orlando, she also serves as executive coordinator of ministry-wide
    events and on the Woman of Virtue, Marketing Teams, and Media team for the production of the Empowered For Destiny television program
  • Has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Pre-Law and Sociology from Prairie View A & M University, with continued graduate work from Texas A&M University
  • Married to husband Orlando who is her Co-Team Lead
  • They have 3 children, Alexandria, Jai Lynn and Matthew and live in Northville

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Ron and LaShun Franklin

Co-Team Leaders ~ Songs of Solomon Marriage Ministries
  • The Franklins, Ron and LaShun have been members of DWO since 2001
  • They served for 11 years as youth pastors in the inner city of Detroit, with additional ministries in worship and with families
  • Ron is a graduate of the Detroit Police Academy and serves as a court officer for the state of Michigan
  • Lashun served as school guidance counselor at Dominican Academy and High School
  • She is a graduate of Ashland University in Ohio and Wayne State University with a master degree in counseling, licensed in marriage and family therapy
  • Ron and Lashun have established Song of Solomon Ministries at DWO, a marriage building ministry dedicated to seeing marriages healed and strengthened
  • Have 3 children, Kayla, Ron, and Elisha and reside in Redford.

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Robert Purcell

Lead Operations Manager (Facilities)
  • 14 years of ministry experience as a teacher, deacon, usher, and as a part of MAPS missions program service (trips to Israel, Hungary, and the Philippines)
  • Attended North Central Bible College
  • Retired from General Motors after 28 years of service
  • Married to wife Kim, with children Holly and Brooke
  • They reside in Dearborn Heights

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Daryl & Demetria Beaver

Co-Team Lead Operations ~ Destiny Zone K - 5th Youth Ministry
  • Faithful servants in the body of Christ and Detroit World Outreach since 1992.
  • The two have served in the capacity of Visitation Deacons, Preschool coordinators, Lead Preschool teachers, and as Bus Ministry Captains.
  • Daryl received a certificate in Biblical counseling from Light University.
  • Demetria received a certificate in Life Lessons in Leadership (LLL) and from the Ministerial Development institute (MDI) from Detroit World Outreach
  • They reside in the city of Inkster with their son, Austin

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