Welcome to Mamie Johnson Ministries

Thank you for visiting my Website — a place of guidance, love, and hope, driven by a deep passion for Christ. The vision God has given me is that all people know the magnitude of His love. His love is what makes all things possible, moving those who ask from darkness to light.

Living a productive life is not easy. We don’t determine the family we are born into however God does. No matter your situation or circumstance, God is able to help you thrive. He can help you see beyond your circumstance providing hope and possibility. It takes knowing Him and trusting Him as you develop a relationship with Him.

The message of God's love accomplished through Mamie Johnson Ministries is found in seminars, books and spiritual direction via social media like this Website. Programs, services and social media are developed to move the spirit, mind, and body to a better place through your relationship with God.  As God’s love is received, all are encouraged to go forth and share that love with others; thereby fulfilling the Lord’s great commission to love others.

As a licensed and ordained minister of the gospel, I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s of Arts degree in Theology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  I also have the blessed privilege to serve as an Assistant Pastor and in the role of chaplaincy for a local business.  In 2010, I founded Mamie Johnson Ministries Inc. which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) ministry that seeks to convey the message of God’s love.

My drive comes from the love God has shown me throughout my life and now its time to share that love with others in an even greater way. It is God’s word that empowers and gives life.


Our Board

Tonga Baniel

Photo of the director of ACHANCE Program Tonga BanielTonga Baniel is an experienced leader in industrial engineering and supply chain operations expert in paper converting and distribution.  She has worked for ACCO Brands (formerly Mead) for 28 plus years.  Throughout her career she has garnered valuable skill sets in building teams, establishing various corporate initiatives and  programs that cultivate and empower people to serve their communities as well as develop promote-able skill sets. She was instrumental in creating the Diversity and Inclusion corporate training program and the Women's Network.

She earned a Bachelor's of Science in Manufacturing Administration from Western Michigan University.   She is a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma and holds certificates in Creative Problem Solving, Meeting Facilitator and Leadership Development.

She is a member of Jubilee Community Church and Greater Dayton Emmaus community.  Tonga currently serves as Director of ACHANCE, Mamie Johnson Ministries, Inc.  She is a wife, mother of 3 adult children and resides in Centerville, Ohio.


Keith Crabtree

keith crabtree

Keith Crabtree  is a senior finance executive who has operated as a Chief Financial Officer since 1986.  His experience over the last 20 years has given him expertise in all aspects of the closely held business’s financial issues.  This includes all finance, banking, tax and compliance, valuation, credit, risk management, budgeting and forecasting, finance IT utilization, and human resource issues.

Prior to his efforts with MLA, he was a Vice President of Finance & CFO for Projects Unlimited, Inc.  Some of his accomplishments while with Projects Unlimited included reduced monthly closing times; management of finance team; revision and efficiency of pricing approach, increase sales substantially; negotiation of all insurance contracts; design and implementation of sales incentive programs; negotiation of financing packages; evaluation, purchase, and implementation of performance management software; securing tax credits and grants.

Prior to Projects Unlimited, Inc., he worked as the CFO of Minco Tool & Mold, Inc. where he was again responsible for the operation of the accounting department and was part of the leadership team who increased revenue over 322% over a 12 year period.

Keith has also served as a partner in a public accounting firm and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.  He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Wright State University.  Keith is married, has two children and resides in Miami Township, Ohio.

Mary Funke

Dr. Funke is originally from Pittsburgh, PA but currently lives with her husband, Jim Hausman, in Centerville, OH. Jim and Mary have three children and six grandchildren. Mary holds an Ed.D in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University, IN. She retired from a successful career in senior nonprofit leadership in education (high schools and universities), social justice organizations and professional societies.

Mary has received numerous awards for excellence in non-profit management and was selected as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2014. She now participates in several volunteer activities and provides pro bono services to nonprofits. Mary serves as a pro bono advisor on strategy,  planning and administration for Mamie Johnson Ministries. Mary believes Mamie Johnson is driven by her passion for Christ and spreading His Good Word. She considers Mamie a dear friend and partner in her life journey with Christ Jesus.

Palmer Jason

Photo of Rev. Palmer JasonRev. Palmer G. Jason is founder and Senior Pastor of Jubilee Community Church in Dayton, OH where he currently serves.  He is also the co-founder of Good Shepherd Academy, a state licensed Child Care and Preschool facility serving children from birth through twelve years of age. Their motto is "Developing Minds, Active Bodies, & Peaceful Souls.” Rev. Jason holds a B.S. - Engineering Management degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX; an MBA-Finance degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.) from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH.

Rev. Jason was licensed to preach in 1992 and ordained in 1994. He served as Children’s Church Pastor at Southern Baptist Church in N. Avondale, OH before founding Jubilee. Prior to full-time ministry, Rev. Jason worked in the fields of corporate and personal finance.

Karen McIntosh, Secretary

Photo of Karen McIntoshMs. Karen McIntosh has an Associate's degree (with honors) in Computer Information Systems from Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH). She is a licensed Realtor in the State of Ohio, specializing as a buyer's agent.  She belongs to the National Association of Realtors, as well as, the local Dayton Area Board of Realtors. She works in the finance department of a medical billing company serving several physician groups of various backgrounds, including Anesthesiology, Cardiology, and Radiology.  She worked as an office manager/bookkeeper for a custom home builder and land developer for 13 years and for a group of Anesthesiologists for four years.

Karen is a member of, and serves as trustee of Jubilee Community Church in Dayton, OH.  She served as Treasurer for a non-profit organization for two years on the Chapter level and two years on the Regional level, training new treasurers coming into each of the 11 chapters in the region.  She handled registration and all incoming money for a five state zone conference. She is a Notary Public for the State of Ohio