Visionary Biography


Military Service Career


• NDI Specialist (12.5 Years)

• Training Manager (4.5 years)

• Chaplain Ministry (9 years)


Positions Held


• Praise & Worship Leader/Team Member

• Director of Music & Arts (Praise Team/Choir, Dance, Drama Ministries)

• Director of Missions

• Bible Study/Discipleship Instructor

• New Member/Discipleship Coordinator

• Evangelism & Outreach Coordinator

• Church Administrator


Pastoral Service


  • Victory Chapel (Southwest Asia), Interim Pastor (2010)
  • LIGHTSIDE Worship Center (North Carolina), Pastor (2007 – 2010)
  • Perfecting Word (Maryland), Assistant Pastor (2006 – 2007) 

Ministry and Education


Elder Irby was educated in the Maryland Public School System and is a graduate of the University of Maryland University College earning a Bachelor's in the field of Human Resource Management as well as two Associates Degrees from the Community College of the Air Force: One in Education and Training and the other in Social Services. Elder Irby retired from the USAF after 26 years of dedicated military service with the 113th DC Air National Guard at Andrews Air Force Base. She is also a Certified Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist. She earned her Master's of Human Resources Development Program at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland and a Master's in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Crisis Response and Trauma from Liberty University. She also has established a consulting and training component - NVision Enterprises - that seeks to help train and equip individuals for personal and professional growth (www.nvisionenterprises.net). 


Elder Michele was trained and nurtured in ministry at the Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church under the leadership of Bishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr. and Co-Pastor Susie C. Owens (1986-2000) and received her first ministerial license in 2003, while serving at a local Mt. Calvary sister church, Christ CornerStone Church, under the leadership of Pastor Paulette L. Scott (2000 – 2005). She is also a 1991 graduate of Calvary Bible Institute. After transitioning into the role and responsibility of Evangelist in 2005, she was ordained as an Elder in the summer of 2007 while serving as Assistant Pastor at a local para-ministry of Kingdom Connected Ministry Organization before relocating to North Carolina to Pastor a grassroots church near the Charlotte region for several years.


Elder Irby has been privy to serve in the Lord's church in many capacities, and every assignment has proven provident to her place in ministry. Her ministry serves surrounding regions through preaching, teaching workshops and seminars on Domestic Violence to such groups as educators, medical personnel, clergy, women's ministries, and youth alike. Elder Michele's ministry has also taken her to such areas as Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Guam, Southwest Asia, and Africa.


During her tenure serving in the field in Southwest Asia, Elder Irby was a committed servant to the Wounded Warriors program, which served those who were in recovery from injuries or those awaiting surgery while serving overseas. Her love for those who are hurting, discouraged, and in need of comfort was also extended to those under her care as she served as the Interim Pastor for the Victory Chapel Gospel Service for two months. During her pastorate, she counseled, taught, led, and ministered to over 130 individuals who were left to her spiritual care. 


Elder Michele has a great burden for souls and she firmly believes that being a soul-winner for Christ is the greatest responsibility in which to uphold... "He who winneth souls is wise." (Proverbs 11:30b)


Degrees:


Master of Arts – Human Services Counseling – Crisis Response and Trauma (Magna Cum Laude:  3.86 GPA)

Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia


Master of Arts – Human Resource Development (Summa Cum Laude: 4.0 GPA)

Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland 


Bachelor of Arts – Human Resources Management (Magna Cum Laude:  3.675 GPA)

University of Maryland University College, College Park, Maryland 


Associates Degree, Social Services (Magna Cum Laude:  3:86 GPA)

Associates Degree, Education & Training (Summa Cum Laude:  4.0 GPA)

Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Alabama


Certified Medical Assistant (Summa Cum Laude:  4.0 GPA) 

TESST College, Beltsville, Maryland

American Medical Technology