Co-Founder - President - Editor
Jemar is the President and Co-Founder of the Reformed African American Network (RAAN) where he blogs about theology, race, and culture. He also started the African American Leadership Initiative (AALI), a program at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS to help recruit minorities and train Christians of any race for cross-cultural ministry. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree. Jemar serves as a pastoral ministry intern with Redeemer Church, PCA where he guides their small group ministry. His wife is Janee’ and they have one son, Jack.
Co-Founder - VP - Editor
Phillip is an itinerant preacher, co-founder of the Reformed African American Network (RAAN) and co-host of Pass The Mic. He also serves as executive assistant to Voddie Baucham. You can find more content by him at his personal site, Highest Good. He resides in Houston and is engaged to Jasmine Baucham.
John is an Editorial Director at Urban Ministries, Inc., located in Chicago, Illinois. He is also the Managing Editor of UrbanFaith.com, an online community that cultivates pivotal commentary on culture and faith. He received his B.A. from Morehouse College, J.D. from Howard University, and M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. John recently joined RAAN as its Managing Editor and looks forward to serving on staff with a great group of people.
Visuals, Associate Editor
Alicia was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from BIOLA University, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (2010). She currently enjoys working as a Supervisor at a program for adults with developmental disabilities. Alicia loves to support various organizations through the areas of writing and visual communication. She hopes to receive more training in Biblical Counseling in the near future. Alicia is passionate about the beauty in differences, and loves to bridge gaps and make connections across perspectives. You can find her at www.reimages.net, a blogsite about “Illustrative Knowledge.”
Producer - Pass The Mic (Upcoming Podcast)
After seven years of a dedicated career in telecommunications marketing and product development, Beau took a step back when the needs of his family called. Unable to stay stagnant for long, he founded the Podastery Network. The mission was simple: provide listeners with highly engaging content that surpassed traditional radio in both quality and consistency. Beau joined the RAANetwork team in the Fall of 2013.
Dennis Louis serves as Executive Theological Editor for the RAANetwork, is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, and is Pastoral Intern at McIlwain Presbyterian Church (Pensacola, Fl) where he is currently pursuing ordination in the Presbyterian Church in America. Dennis and his wife, Theresa, have three children.
Andrea was born and raised on a farm in southern Minnesota and now lives in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, receiving a B.A. in English. She currently works for The Gospel Coalition, planning events and coordinating translation teams. Before joining TGC in 2014, she worked in politics and most recently served at Desiring God. She is passionate about serving high-risk kids and their families. To this end, along with a friend, she started a cooking class for inner city kids at a local park. This ministry has grown to provide support for and relationships with many families in the neighborhood. She also works part-time at Hope Academy, an inner city Christian school.
Lea Coker joins RAAN as an associate editor. Coker is a Belhaven University graduate and has her bachelor's degree in Creative Writing. She currently lives in Madrid, Spain with her husband and works as an English Language Assistant in a public high school, where she assists in the education of the English language and American culture.
Lathea Miskel joins RAAN as media and communications strategist. Miskel was born in Louisiana and grew up in Bay Minette, AL. She is a soon to be graduate from the University of South Alabama where she is receiving a bachelors degree in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. Upon graduation she plans to work in the Public Relations field with the hope of one day attending seminary to be come a counselor.
Elodie Quetant joins RAAN as an associate editor. Quetant was born in St. Maarten to Haitian parents, and grew up in Florida. She currently resides in Toronto, where she is finishing up her Professional Writing degree at York University. She serves with the organization Fight for Freedom, which holds regular strip club outreach in the hopes of locating and freeing sex slaves.