Reverend Lula Ward-Brewer
President & Founder
Rev. Lula Ward-Brewer accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in January 1977. She earned her Bachelor of Theology Degree at Bethel Bible Institute/Logos Bible College in May 1985. She was ordained as an Evangelist in June 1982 and as a Minister in November 2002.
Rev. Lula is currently a Member of the Greater Allen Cathedral in Jamaica, NY. She is a former member of Mt. Olivet Gospel Church and Bethel Gospel Tabernacle.
For more than 30 years, Rev. Lula has preached the gospel throughout the metropolitan area of New York. Her ministry has spanned the states of Boston, Connecticut, New Jersey, Atlanta, Florida and Texas.
Rev. Lula is the Founder of LWB Ministries, Inc. which is comprised of a Women’s Ministry and a Prison Ministry. Through this Ministry she has held three dynamic Enrichment and Empowerment Gatherings for Women, three Prayer Walks for Victory for the Youths in Queens, and a weekly Conquering Women Prayer Line.
The Reach Out and Touch Prison Ministry (ROTPM) was established in July 1995. She, along with her Team, serves as Ministerial Volunteers at Rikers Island where she conducts Bible Studies, in addition to an on-going weekly Bible Study Correspondence Program of which over 250 Inmates have enrolled throughout the New York City and State prison institutions. On December 10, 2011, ROTPM held its 1st Annual Christmas Party for Children of Incarcerated Men at the YMCA in Jamaica.
Most importantly, Rev. Lula loves the Lord with all her heart, soul, mind and strength; and is devoted to serving others, as unto the Lord. She has a compassion for hurting men and women and is endeavoring to fulfill the call of God on her life found in Isaiah 61.
Rev. Lula is married to Norman Brewer. They reside in Hollis, NY and together they have five children and four granddaughters.
Norman Brewer accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1982. He became a Member of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle until 1999. He attended Bethel Bible Institute where he earned numerous certificates for completing various Bible courses. He was actively engaged as a Sunday School Teacher for Children’s Church. He was also a Member of the Full Gospel Choir.
Norman is currently a Member of the Greater Allen Cathedral in Jamaica, NY. (2007 to Present). He was formerly a member of Mt. Olivet Gospel Church, (1999-2007).where he was ordained as a Deacon. He was a Teacher of the Mt. Olivet Bible Study Program where he taught Adolescents. He was also a Member of the Male Chorus.
Norman joined the Reach Out and Touch Prison Ministry in Nov. 1999 upon marrying Lula Ward-Brewer. He is the Director of Praise and Worship at the various facilities where they minister at Rikers Island.
Reverend Michael Luciano
Director of Outreach
Michael Luciano accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 2003 after participating in a mission trip to Trinidad and Tobego and was ordained as a minister of the Assemblies of God in May of 2016.
Additionally,Michael has served multiple terms as Deacon and Treasurer of Bethpage Assembly of God Church in Bethpage Long Island.
Over the years, Michael has led multiple teams from Bethpage Assembly into the mission field, performing construction and evangelism in Guatemala in 2007, Port Arthur, Texas in 2009 and 2011 and on Long Island with Lighthouse Mission in 2014.
He currently attends Bethlehem Assembly of God Church in Valley Stream, NY
Through divine appointment, Michael was introduced to Reverend Lula Ward-Brewer, the founder of LWB Ministries and The Reach Out and Touch Prison Ministry, in 2009 and Michael was blessed to join the ROTPM Team in April of 2010.
Michael’s heart is in Outreach with a Godly desire to serve the lost, forgotten and hopeless of this world.
Michael has been married to his wife Connie for 25yrs. They reside in Garden City, NY together with their four beautiful daughters.
Chaplain Carmen Brown
Carmen Brown was born on the beautiful island of Jamaica, West Indies. She became a born again Christian in June of 1976. It was in her bed early one Sunday morning at about 2am when she committed her life to Jesus Christ. She then began attending Mt. Olivet Gospel Church regularly and after five years of participation she became a member.
She has a passion for souls and has been involved in various ministries including, soul winning, follow-up, prayer intercessory coordinator, women's ministry chaplain, senior choir, and missions at home and abroad as far as West Africa, Liberia. She was also ordained and served as Deaconess.
Carmen is a firm believer that God has the final say in a person's life, and her responsibility is to love and serve all with compassion, whether they are bond or free. In the early 80's, while listening to a prison ministry broadcast of Chaplin Ray, she felt God calling her to support prison ministry and over the years she became more and more passionate for the lost behind prison walls.
She was in the right place at the right time when she met Rev. Lula upon her return from ministering at OBCC. She immediately requested to join ROTPM and has been a staunch supporter since approximately 2007. She participates in the services at OBCC and GMDC where she faithfully prays, encourages and gives hope to the Men she meets behind bars.
Carmen is married with six beautiful children, and two grandchildren and she has mothered many others as her own. She is also a wonderful Caregiver and a certified C.N.A; who has served in multiple hospitals, nursing homes and private homes.
Carolyn Gulston is a native New Yorker who as part of her early childhood development attended Sunday School at the Mount Olivet Baptist Church located in Harlem. She was baptized in 1968 where she began her ministry work by joining the Junior Usher Board and the Youth Choir.
As a young adult, Carolyn began to seek the more of God and was led to join the Church of God in Christ where she received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. It was through her association with the Pentecostal movement that she developed in the Word of God and witnessed His power in her life.
In August of 2007, Carolyn moved to the St. Albans, Queens area of New York where she now lives with her husband Darryl,and youngest daughter Danielle. In addition to becoming a team member of the Reach Out and Touch Ministry (2012), Carolyn now attends the Greater Allen A.M.E. church located in Jamaica New York. She serves as a Sunday School teacher to the primary age group and recently joined the Women's Department.
Carolyn embraces every opportunity to share words of hope and encouragement to all who she may come in contact with.
Director of Women's Outreach
Dianne Lessane accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior at a tent service conducted by the late Apostle Johnny Washington, Overseer of the International ministry of the Tabernacle of Prayer for All People in July 1979. She later joined The Greater Allen Cathedral and has been a member there for the past 20 years. At Greater Allen, she has taught in the Sunday school Department for the past 8 years.
Dianne retired in 2015 from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, where she formed and taught a weekly Bible Study that consisted of co-workers, with the consent of the agency commissioner.
Upon retirement, she joined the team of 23 members of the Reach Out and Touch Prison Ministry in February of 2016. Dianne has also joined our Organization's Board of Directors.
As a member of the Team, Ms. Lessane has also taken on the role of Director of Women's Outreach. As such, she is charged with the coordination of our weekly Bible Study and Prayer sessions that is conducted via our conference call line. She is also charged with follow-up of our Mentees that have been released from the Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island, and is in constant contact with them. She also corresponds with out students/mentees that are still incarcerated, for encouragement and assistance, and reaching out to their family members that are left behind.