Dr. Derrick D. Jordan & Lady LaTanya G. Jordan
As a Man of God, I am truly humbled to be at this place in my life. I am very fortunate to have been raised by two loving parents Ronald and Jacqueline Jordan that did all they could to provide for me and my brothers. When I was called to preach the Gospel in November of 2002, my goal was not to be a pastor, it was only to be used by God in any way He saw fit. That all changed on November 26th, 2009, when during a conversation with my wife LaTanya, the LORD spoke to me and said that He was giving me a ministry of HOPE. A ministry that would encourage people to know that they can live their lives according to the Word of God, only by the Grace of God. He then said that the name of this ministry shall be called Hope Everlasting Ministry (H.E.M.).
After giving me the name, He then took me to Matthew 9:20-22, where He spoke of the woman with the issue of blood for twelve years and the hope that she had that Jesus was able to heal her. Because of her hope, she was healed and made whole. She went from being called the woman to being named Daughter by Jesus.
Although I got the word from God in 2009, the time is now for the word to come to fruition. It is my prayer that you will take time to come and visit our church, Hope Everlasting Ministry, where we say “Where the HOPE of the LORD is in His HEM”. I believe the experience you have at H.E.M., will be one that will change your life for the better. Remember, I believe this only because of God’s grace and love that He has for you and for the ministry.
Submitted to His Will,
Dr. Derrick D. Jordan, Pastor – A man committed to pervasive hope
Kay Tipton is an award-winning mathematics teacher who taught at Vestavia Hills High School in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. She had been at the school since its establishment in 1970 until her retirement in 2007.
At Vestavia Hills, Kay taught algebra, trigonometry, her notoriously difficult Advanced Placement-level calculus, and other math courses. In addition, she served as Math Department Chair and founded the VHHS Math Team in 1975.
n 1991 and 1992, Kay was named the winner of the Distinguished High School Mathematics Teaching Edyth May Sliffe Award by the Mathematical Association of America. She is a three-time winner of the White House Commission of Presidential Scholars Distinguished Teacher Award and a recipient of both the Golden Apple Teacher of the Year Award and Cornell University’s Outstanding High School Educator Award.
Kay began teaching and tutoring for Henson Test Prep in 2010. She is the math and science teacher for our ACT classes held at Spain Park High School and SAT/PSAT classes at Mountain Brook High School. Without question, Kay Tipton is one of the best in the business and Henson Test Prep is proud to have her on our team.
Matthew Cameron has a bachelors degree in Political Science from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. He is a currently a faculty member at Vestavia Hills High School where he teaches Honors U.S History and coaches the girl's basketball team. Mathew has seventeen years of teaching experience.
Matthew began working with Henson Test Prep in 2012 as an English and Reading teacher and tutor. He has an easy-going teaching style that makes him a student favorite. We are proud to have Matthew as a member of our team.
Derrick Lockett is Gods’ servant who is a man with impeccable character and strength. He’s earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Faulkner University and is employed as a manager at one the state’s largest insurance companies. Derrick is a Veteran of The United States Navy and he is a member of Hope Everlasting Ministry (HEM) where he serves as a deacon and the finance team.
Derrick’s philosophy and way of life is “do what you say you're going to do, bring something to the table and no pain no gain”. The ACT PREP classes began as a vision given to Derrick by God to prepare high schoolers in the 9th and 10th grade for the ACT. Little did he know the impact this step of faith would have on the community. “God is good ACT PREP it is better than I expected”.
Vickie attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts where she graduated as a theater arts major. She was an English Major at UAB, learned basic bookkeeping while working with her Dad at his auto body shop, and received a certificate in book-keeping from Jefferson State Community College.
Vickie enjoys spending time with her best friend and husband Derrick, and her girls Taylor and DeAnna. She and her family are members of Hope Everlasting Ministry where she is the Worship Leader and youth choir director.
Vickie, has served as VP of Activities for the Community Relations Committee of VEDA (Vulcan Employee Development Association) where she won the Outstanding Community Service Award for 2008-2009 (see below). She has been a diligent volunteer for various community relations efforts, including Company Coordinator for the Junior Achievement Bowling Classic in 2008, which resulted in her winning the Goal Setter and Stan Roberson Memorial Awards from the Junior Achievement Bowling Committee. In addition, to working as a classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement, she was also selected as the Junior Achievement Champ where she recruits Vulcan employees to serve as classroom volunteers. She helped coordinate donation drives for the Salvation Army, Jimmy Hale Mission, Barrels of Love, Shepard's Fold, Jessie's Place, and Wish List for Grace House. She organized the Fossil-IN-Line tour at the Dolcito Quarry and helped with girls activities as a volunteer at Grace House.