Evangelist Loretta J. Fowlkes is the First Lady of Kingdom Builders COGIC in Hanover, MD and the wife of Pastor Kenneth L. Fowlkes. Together they are the proud parents of six children and nineteen grandchildren. She is a native of Washington, D.C., but lived many years in Prince George’s County area and for the past 19 years resides in the Anne Arundel County area.
Evangelist Fowlkes has been a nurse in the D.C. metropolitan area for thirty-three years as a medical surgical nurse at D.C. General Hospital, PG Hospital, Howard University Hospital, Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital, and enjoyed working as a Pediatric Home Health Nurse for seventeen years and then ending 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 working toward her Bachelor’s of Science degree.
While first being saved at age sixteen attending church with a high school friend. In 1983, she surrendered all to the Lord and received the gift of the Holy Ghost under the leadership of Pastor Shirley Jackson of Crusaders Youth Revival Church in MD. After one year, she was led to Refreshing Spring COGIC in Riverdale, MD where she spent fifteen years in ministry. Called to the Word Ministry in 1991, she worked as an Aspirant Missionary, Deaconess Missionary, Sunday School Teacher, Bus Ministry Coordinator, Vice President of the Nurses Unit, Pulpit Attendant, also while working in the Washington District and Jurisdiction Women’s Department. She completed her biblical studies at Refreshing Spring Bible Institute and attended Liberty University Home Bible Program.
In 1998, she received her Evangelist license under Dr. Evelyn B. Spears, the Washington D.C. Jurisdictional Supervisor of Women. Evangelist Fowlkes was appointed President of the AD Headen District Ministers Wives Circle. Evangelist Fowlkes served as the coordinator for the first KB Bus Ministry, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Ministry Coordinator, KB Sunshine Band President, YWCC President, and KB Souvenir Book Coordinator. She is currently the President of the Kingdom Builders COGIC Women’s Department, Missionary Board President, Minister’s Wives Circle President, New Members Class Teacher, President of the GE Patterson Minister’s Wives Circle and working on the GMD First Missionary Licensing Board, the Jurisdictional Minister’s Wives Circle Committee and member of GMD First Women’s Department Advisory Board.
Her greatest challenge and joy is being a Pastor’s wife. And her greatest ambition and desire is to see her Lord and Savior Jesus face to face and hear, ‘Well done thy good and faithful servant, enter ye into the Kingdom.