Who We Are

The Faith-Based Health Collaborative has been working together with the Highmark Foundation and is made up of community church congregations. We have eight persons who make up our Advisory Committee. They are professional nurses in addition to clergy, health ministries, and others who are interested in health ministry.

Eric Cofield

Co-Chair FBHC

Rev. Dr. Brenda Gregg

Co-Chair FBHC

Dear Faith-Based Health Collaborative Members, Clergy, Church Health Teams, Partners and Friends,

It is such a joy to welcome you to our brand new Faith Based Health Collaborative Website. We pray this website will be a safe and easy place to find encouragement, prayer, health education, testimonials of how others have made it through difficult health challenges. When you need it the most, we hope this site will assist you in accessing resources needed to live healthier lives.

It has been a blessing to collaborate and partner with the pastors, church officers and congregational health teams. Our churches are doing exceptional work and oftentimes this work goes unnoticed. We want to highlight and share, in this website, the faith-based health events you are doing along with how you have met your goals and your outcomes. Your work is helping people to access needed healthcare information and we want to share your stories and encourage others to continue their work or start new health initiatives tailored to your church community’s needs.

Our special thanks to our advisory committee for the support you are giving not only your health team but the other church ministry teams you support.

This work could not be done without your hard work. Our special thanks.

Rev. Dr. Brenda J. Gregg

Eric Cofield


Rhonda Jennings – FBHC, Administrative Support

Advisory Board Members

Jerry Ann Allen, RN., BSN., MPM., Metropolitan Baptist Church

Ruth Bass, Gate of Heaven C.O.G.I.C.

Mario C. Browne, Mt. Ararat Baptist​ Church 

Barbara Crosby, RN, Ebenezer Baptist Church

Anne Germany, RN, Mt. Ararat Baptist Church

Mary Ann Hvizdos, Ph.D., Blessed Be Educators

Linda Fleming-Heath, RN, Saint Mary Magdalene Parish

Rev. June Jeffries, New Life Baptist Church

Minister Elaine Jenkins, RN, Jubilee International Ministry

George Moses, Destiny of Faith

Mattie Woods, Petra International Ministries