Partners and Team
AGAP is thankful for the partnership of countless individuals and organizations in and around Washington, DC. The prayers, hours, and dollars contributed have enabled our organization to grow and serve youth and communities that are coming to know Jesus Christ as Savior, through visual and performing arts used to His glory.
Executive Director – Dennis Crawford
Dennis has just transitioned from a career in business into the role of AGAP Executive Director. He has been with AGAP as a volunteer for ten years and as a Board member since its inception. He brings to the organization a love of music and a vision for the “King’s Kids” in the Benning Heights neighborhood.
Program Director – Rev. Antonio Lowery
Rev. Lowery is the single proud father of five beautiful children, ranging in age from 1 1/2-22. He consults with several organizations where he provides training, one-on-one coaching and counseling and a variety of services ranging from speaking to managerial trouble shooting to interpersonal skills trainings.
He has been one of the associate Pastors at Guildfield Baptist Church which he attended for over 28 years and provided leadership in various capacities over the years. He is also a well-respected Evangelist and has spoken to a very broad community of believers around the country and world. Rev. Lowery has also managed to establish himself as one of the most respected and recognized street evangelist with a concentration on youth and young adult men in urban communities. He is currently completing his course work for his Masters in Organizational Leadership at Nyack College and is due to graduate in June 2013
Board of Directors:
Marquita Day Caton
Marquita is a member of the First Rock Baptist Church. She resides in the Benning Terrace community with her husband, Alden, and her daughter Mahasin. She is a District of Columbia Community Family Life Services Mentor and has been a children’s ministry volunteer for over 18 years. She has a Master of Science Degree in Information Technology and runs the First Rock Baptist Church Technology Center.
Lucy is an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School in Boston, MA. She joined AGAP’s Board in January 2009 and served as interim chair through June 2009, during which time she worked as a consultant in the Washington, DC office of McKinsey & Company.
Lucy is an environmental attorney and lives in Washington, DC. She joined AGAP’s Board in January 2009 and serves as Vice President. She enjoys oil painting in her free time.
Minister Anthony Minter
Min. Anthony Minter is a native of Southeast Washington, DC, and is the pastor of First Rock Baptist Church. He attended Howard University and worked with Giant Food for 21 years until March 1999, at which point he retired and became full-time Assistant Pastor for First Rock. He has served as Pastor since October 2004 and has worked with AGAP since its arrival in Benning Heights. Min. Minter lives with his wife, Wanda, and their three children, Vashti, Christina, and Anthony.
Mark has served on the Board of Directors since January 2009 and is AGAP’s current President. He is an attorney at the U.S. Department of Transportation and lives in Southeast Washington, DC, with his wife, Susan, and their three children.