About To Serve With Love

Our Story

To Serve With Love Ministries, Inc., under the leadership of Teresa Johnson, started out as a one-room home daycare in Charlotte, NC and at that time was called To Serve With Love House of Learning. In 2001, Teresa received a prophetic word that To Serve With Love would manifest into much more than a daycare. To Serve With Love would grow into a full ministry of programs and services to aid and enrich our global communities.

To Serve With Love Ministries is an outreach program that caters to the entire family. The following programs and services comprise To Serve With Love Ministries, Please visit the programs and services links to find out more about each program or service.

If you would like to know more about To Serve With Love or to become a Corporate or Community Partner, please feel free to contact us by email at info@toservewithlove.org or by phone at 980.263.4990.

Our Leadership Team

Teresa Bazley Johnson
Founder and CEO

Her Story:  Interview with Teresa Johnson, Founder of To Serve With Love Ministries

Teresa Bazley Johnson is appointed by God to teach the Word of God.  She knew in January 1982 that she’d received God’s call.  In June 1999, she received the Holy Ghost and said, “yes” to God’s Call on June 25, 1999.  Because she knew her Call was to do much more than preaching the Gospel, she received a special assignment with a far-reaching impact.

It wasn’t until Teresa became homeless with three small children that she truly sought to understand how and why God called to her to preach to others while she found her family in such dire straits.  Day and night, she studied the Word of God and by deepening her relationship with Him, she began to fully comprehend His plan for her life.

The assignment became more like a clear fire in her soul and in 2008, she understood what it means to be an evangelist – to feed the poor, house the homeless, care for seniors, clothe the naked and so much more.  Outreach in the community through teaching and empowerment of God’s people became her focus and true assignment.

In 2013, Teresa’s passion and understanding of God’s love for his people prompted the birth of TBJ Enterprises, LLC.  Teresa is an author and playwriter having written her first book, “Having Intimacy with the One I Love” and her first play, “Wilted Love”.  She is currently working on her second book.

Teresa has four daughters and five grandchildren.  She loves her family and loves to pray and worship God for all the great things He has done in her life.  She has been featured in Charlotte’s Who’s Who in Black Charlotte and an awardee for several community leadership awards.  She has an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education.  She is currently in school working on her Master’s degree and dreams of one day earning a Ph. D.

Tenessa Moore, MTA, CMP

Tenessa Moore currently works as the Conference and Event Services Manager for Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte’s only historically black college and university (HBCU).  Ms. Moore manages event rentals within 20 meeting, performance, classroom, and athletic venues . She and her team also aid in planning and executing annual University events such as the Arch of Triumph Gala and Homecoming Parade.

Ms. Moore owns and operates Moore Creative Ink, Inc., formed in 1997 and incorporated in 2005. As Creative Director, Marketing and Event Manager, and IT Consultant, she’s responsible for providing innovative marketing, event planning, graphic and web design, and technology solutions to corporate clients of all sizes.  With 24 years of experience in the sports marketing, media, event, and hospitality industries, Moore Creative Ink is poised to perform on a global scale.

Ms. Moore is very active in the community having served on the board of various community and professional organizations such as Meeting Professionals International, Carolina IT Professionals Group, and To Serve With Love, a nonprofit, serving the area’s homeless and low-income families.  She is also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a graduate of Leadership Charlotte Class XXXI.

A native of Charlotte, NC, Tenessa received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Campbell University in 1995.  She is a Certified Meeting Professional and most recently earned a Master of Tourism Administration from George Washington University.

Brandon McKoy
Chief Financial Officer

While a student at Florida A & M University Reverend McKoy accepted the call to pastoral ministry in 2008 at the age of 23 and was later licensed for the gospel ministry in August 2011 under Pastor George Cook Jr. at Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Reverend McKoy’s favorite passage is from Romans Chapter 8 verse 28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

He received a Masters of Divinity from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, Richmond Virginia. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Psychology and a Masters in School Psychology from Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida. During a chaplaincy internship at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, he earned a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. Reverend McKoy is an associate minister at Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. He is Chaplain for Sunday school. He serves as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary for the charitable organization To Serve with Love Ministries Inc., a charity seeking to aid the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. He has been a special education teacher in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System since 2013.

Reverend McKoy grew up in Charlotte NC, attending Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, accepting Christ as his personal savior at the age of 14.

Reverend McKoy seeks to glorify God through ministry to God’s people and preach the word of God. To God be the glory for all the great things he has done.




Catrina Reese

Program Coordinator and Partnership Development

Catrina passionately works with groups and individuals to apply tools to have a work/life balance that reduces stress and long-term burnout and helps those ready to Birth their vision and purpose. She has been affectionately coined “The Destiny Midwife”.

As a speaker and coach, she has inspired and challenged participants and audiences nationwide from corporations and churches; to conference platforms such as I Am My Sister’s Keeper in Charlotte, NC, New Day Movements LLC, and S.H.E. Conference Tour in Harrisburg, PA, and Atlanta, GA.

Based in Charlotte, NC, Catrina is an international recording artist, songwriter, and anointed psalmist. She is also a licensed and ordained preacher, certified life and personal development coach, wedding consultant, publisher, motivational speaker, author, conference/workshop facilitator, and talk show host. But most of all, she is the daughter of the King and servant of God’s people.

Evangelist Catrina Reese

Diane Gilliam
Chair, Community Outreach

Diane Gilliam is married with 3 sons and 9 grandchildren. A Chaplain at Atrium Health and CEO of Spirit of Love Ministry, Inc. Spirit of Love is a Non-Profit organization working with the Homeless Community and reaching the masses of the misrepresented groups. She graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Education in 2010. Pfeiffer University with a Master in Practical Theology in 2010. Gardner-Webb University with a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling in 2018. After she graduated from Gardner-Webb she entered a Chaplain Residency at Atrium Health where she now works as a PRN Chaplain. She is currently working on a Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Christian Ministry at Grand Canyon University. Before attending her higher education she was a Computer Programmer for 22 years until her calling into the ministry of extending grace to all.

Jennifer Bovain
Chair, Corporate Sponsorships and Donations

Bio coming soon!

Donna Ossorio, Ph.D.

Board Advisor

Donna Ossorio currently holds the position of  Assistant Professor at Delta State University Department of Social Justice and Criminology.  Donna earned her Ph.D. in Juvenile Justice from Prairie View A&M University in 2019.  Donna’s primary research interest includes foster care, juvenile justice, mental health, and juvenile corrections.  Her primary interest is in policy analysis and program evaluations.  Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, Donna severed nine years in the United States Army and over 20 years as a business owner in the healthcare industry. 

Donna is currently a Committee Member-Region 6A, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Advisory Committee on Promoting Adoption of Minority Children (ACPMC). Donna’s goals are to assist in providing relevant research data to assist in the following outcomes: Reduction in Recidivism, Reduction in Delinquency, Educational Attainment, and programs specifically tailored to enhance the overall well-being of children.

Mark Anthony
Mark Anthony

Board Advisor

Mark Anthony is a professional barber and owner of Anthony’s Barbershop located in Charlotte, NC where he was born and raised. He attended Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Mr. Anthony has serviced the Charlotte community for over twenty-five years.

Mr. Anthony began his service to the community by volunteering within Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.  His continued service to the community includes an annual Back to School Drive for the past three years which has provided over 1000 backpacks filled with school supplies to local children in the area; an annual Turkey Drive at Thanksgiving for families in need providing over 100 turkeys for families in the Charlotte area; a Christmas stocking event where he sponsors a local family annually providing toys and gifts to children in need; and is currently planning a Men’s Health Awareness event providing health education and screenings for men in the Charlotte area.

Mr. Anthony has a heart for the underprivileged and is passionate about giving back to his community and providing aid to those who are less fortunate. Being a community servant is one of his top priorities and he looks forward to future opportunities to serve, counsel, and bring awareness to the needs of his community.