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



Brandon McKoy
Board Treasurer

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.



Tenessa Moore, MTA, CMP
Program Coordinator

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 along with Skyline Terrace atop Mosaic Village. 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.



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.



Jessica Ramirez

Volunteer Coordinator, Donor Relations

My name is Jessica Ramirez, I am 33yrs old, single mother of three wonderful boys Jesse (13), Matthew (6), and Ethan (4). I was born in Mexico; raised in Southern California until 2012, when I moved to Charlotte NC. I have always admired three attributes: Respect, Honesty, and communication. I have eight years of experience in working with community outreach, non-profit agencies, businesses, and the community. I was working for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (Montclair Elementary) as a parent advocate. I was the facilitator for the school and families; Managed the volunteers, donations, fundraisers, and families with resources.  Networking is something that I love to do because It has helped me be more open-minded. I love to learn everything that I need and must to make me a better mother, person, as well as enhanced my skills. Currently, I work for Mecklenburg County and my best time here has been leading the Charitable giving campaigns, The Relay for Life, and being in the events committee for the Register of Deeds department. My job does require to communicate with different people around the world. I am knowledgeable with computers: Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.…  I can learn fast, type 50wpm, and multi-task. I believe that diversity and socializing are important in all aspect of life because it helps understand and be open-minded to different people and things in our world.



Catrina Reese

Community 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



Birdella Hall-Walker, Ph.D.
House of Rahab

Dr. Birdella Hall-Walker is author of the novel Manhattan’s Secret and the sequel:  Manhattan’s Secret: The Edge of Death.  She is also writing three (3) additional books simultaneously:  The Bench, Un’Conditional and From Hell’s Fire to Heaven’s Grace.

She is an ordained minister of the Gospel, holds two Bachelor’s degrees in Christian Education, along with other Certificates for completing Biblical studies.  She has an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities and currently moving towards an earned Doctorate in Theology and a Ph.D. in Psychology.

She is a Host on the live broadcast:  Journey to Greatness; hosted with her husband, Dr. Randall Hall-Walker. She has her own show, live under God’s Honorable Women-Women of Ministry and teaches Bible study, a Live videotaping comedy show called ‘Sabella’ where she stars as the lead.

In all of her own creativity, Birdella has a passion for hurting women.  Being a victim of domestic violence; she not only found a way out, but is living proof that you can not only survive and become whole again, but that “you can become a living testimony to other women going through the same thing, without shame or embarrassment, as you must learn not to blame yourself for what others do to you, but to stand you and cry loud, letting the abuser know that you are not designed under the plan and purpose of God for abuse, but that you were given as a gift!”