Pastor Michael Maddox
Pastor Michael Maddox, a Florida native, began working in juvenile facilities in the 1970’s. Titusville was the first juvenile facility where he began his ministry. At this time he was operating under “Love of Christ Youth Ministry”. Since then, April 19, 2012 ” Harvest Time Juvenile Ministries ” was born. It became incorporated on March 28, 2013. Pastor Maddox has recruited and trained many volunteers and has seen thousands of young people come to full knowledge of Jesus Christ. Pastor Maddox is an Ordained Minister / A State Volunteer Chaplain for Department of Juvenile Justice, Community Service Chaplain and a dedicated leader who is reaching our troubled youth who are incarcerated, or in their own family home. His mission is simple reaching out through Jesus to help these troubled youth nation wide. By assisting others in other states Pastor Michael Maddox will try to help get open doors so they to may share Jesus with them. Pastor Maddox will use whatever means or resources within his means that are necessary to help turn around a troubled youth and put him or her on the right path! Remember, every youth is worth saving and should be given a second chance if they are willing to make that change.
Doris “DeeDee” Banks
Doris “DeeDee” Banks serves as Vice-President and has been a volunteer with Harvest Time Juvenile Ministries, Inc., since 2012, serving in various facilities. Ms. Banks is not only a team leader, but also a volunteer Mentor and Chaplain for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. In addition, Ms. Banks maintains certification as a Child Protection Specialist and holds Bachelors degrees in Sociology and Vocal Performance as well as a Masters degree in Non-Profit Management.
I was born and raised in Pennsylvania and moved to Florida in 1978. I would come to Florida during the summers to visit my grandparents and stay with my cousin. I then permanently made my home in Florida. I had a couple of jobs one working in a bank and another as a school bus driver. I have been working for our county for 28 years driving children to and from school. I have love my job working with children it has been a very rewarding job.
I guess by now you have figured out that I am married to Michael Maddox. We share two sons Craig and Jared. We have 4 grand children and 9 great grand children.
I have worked in church work since I was very young with children, teens, and womens groups. I have worked along side my husband Michael. We go into the juvenile detention center. I am also the secretary for Harvest Time Juvenile Ministries,Inc.
I am a 5th Degree Black belt Martial Arts Instructor with over 20 years teachings experience in the art of Taekwondo. I am on the Board of Directors for breaking out Corporation. ( Corporation against human trafficking )and also Founder of Karate 4 Christ Ministries. ( K4C) is a ministry which travels to a juvenile center, group homes, churches and community events sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ! My goals are to be able to inspire others and to make a difference in people lives by creating a positive role model through the gifts and talents that the Lord has given me. I am honor to serve as a Board of Director of Harvest Time Juvenile Ministries, Inc.
For the past 20 years I’ve supported my husband through his military career. During that time I received a degree as a paralegal. In addition, I received certification of resiliency training. I carried the title FRG leader, which stands for Family Readiness Group leader. Both oversees as well as in the states. In our home church I was actively involved in youth ministeries. I held classes with ages from 16-25, called Are you in search for your significance. I was also in charge of the Wednesday night AWANA dinners that would serve a range of 25-100 families in a night. I was on the committee that would plan service to the local high school that would feed a free meal while ministering to the teens. Within the community my entire family would cook a meal and take it to the local homeless shelter, where we would sit family style in fellowship. Reaching out to the community, showing that together we can improve our quality of life has been an important aspect of my life. Through kindness and patience, we can achieve greatness.
My name is Wideline and I’m a married mother of three boys. To me, it’s a privilege and an honor to help and serve in my community. God has blessed me beyond my wildest expectations, and I don’t take that lightly. I’m an avid learner, and I believe the more skills I have, the better I’ll be able to help the community. I have a degree in Administration, I’m a Legal Executive Assistant, and I’m a Licensed Cosmetologist, to mention just a few. God has called me to be a part of the Juvenile Ministry three years ago, and through that ministry I have watched him do wondrous works in my life and in the lives of those I serve. My passion for serving others only intensifies, and I intend to serve for as long as the good Lord will allow me to.
Regina Merlet ” In Remembance”
Regina Merlet is a mental health counselor. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Regina has been working with families for thirty years. She has mostly provided in home counseling and case management services. She has extensive experience working with adolescents. She has worked in prevention services to help teens avoid being placed on probation. She has worked with teens on probation and she has worked in residential programs where teens who violate probation are sent to learn the appropriate skills needed to be successful in life and to meet their goals to get off probation. She enjoys volunteering with Harvest Time Juvenile Ministries. She enjoys going into the detention centers to help share the love of Christ. She enjoys sharing her testimony and helping the teens learn that they each have value no matter their past and that each can make positive choices and have a bright future. Regina receives so much joy from watching others find their joy.