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“A Day to Remember, A Day to be Healed and A Day to be Set Free with Newness…The Day of Compassion!”

Bishop Mickey and First Lady Minnie Whitehead

Bishop Mickey and First Lady Minnie Whitehead

By Lou Coleman

Under the leadership of Bishop Mickey R. F. and First Lady Minnie Whitehead, “The Day of Compassion” is structured to be a tool to reach out to those who have lost a loved one to violence, unforeseen tragedy, and loss of life prematurely. As we know, the world cares very little for broken hearts, but the God of the Bible is the God of the broken-hearted. It’s not to the whole and the well, but to the broken and the wounded, that Jesus comes with compassion, the sweetest tenderness {Isaiah 61:1}. He repairs and restores the hurt and ruined life. “The Day of Compassion,” impacting a community with the presence of community participations; City to City and State to State. The purpose is to act on what is known as “The Great Commission” {Matt. 28:18-20} “And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”  Our mission, showing love and compassion on a Godly scale and becoming excellent so that others will see and know how great God is.

About the Founders

Bishop Mickey and First Lady Minnie Whitehead, yes, you read it right…. Mickey & Minnie …. Mickey a “real-life gangster” discovered that playing such a role came with some serious and real consequences. Mickey wanted to be like the gangster Frank “The Enforcer” Nitti. At age 15, he robbed a Savings and Loan Bank and because of it thought that he would spend the rest of his days in prison until he started watching Kenneth Copeland on TV and received a word of encouragement. As a result, he surrendered his life to Jesus, and began a remarkable journey of faith. To God be the Glory! I tell you regardless of who you are God indeed can use you. Sometimes we get the idea that God can only use a certain class of people but it has been my observation that for the most part it is not the high and mighty that is greatly used of God but rather it is an altogether different kind of people. God doesn’t take the majority of His workers from the ranks of the wise, mighty or noble. 1Cor 1:26 says, “For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.” – Verse 27 – But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen.” Bishop, Dr. Mickey Robert Whitehead had come out of the streets of Chicago, Illinois and had been a heroin addict for 29 years… But God… Mickey belief in the Lord brought him out of the prison system. He became the Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of World Wide Compassion at the Lord Jesus Christ Ministry. He was formerly named Director of the Department Evangelism of the Bible Way Churches World Wide by the Presiding Apostle Huie L. Rogers. He was led to the Lord by Kenneth Copeland, and raised up in the Faith under Bishop William C. Latta of Columbus, Ohio. Currently Bishop Mickey Whitehead is a Bishop in the International Bible Way Church of Jesus Christ, Apostle Cornelius Showell, and Presiding Bishop; Also, an Auxiliary Bishop in Clarence C. McClendon Ministries. He is currently conducting his effort to have the Day of Compassion held throughout several communities and states with his lovely wife First Lady Minnie Whitehead. “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.” May the love, pity, and grace of God ministers sweet blessings of comfort and healing to restore the broken and wounded hearts of His people. The Day of Compassion! For more information please contact us via email at compassionheadquarters@yahoo.com.

What It Do With the LUE: Our City, San Bernardino

What it do with the LUE! Our city is what it Do. The Dark Clouds! Just as a thunderstorm brings forth clouds filled with precipitation which brings forth rain, hail, sleet, and snow, our city is covered with clouds bringing forth HATE, PAIN, VIOLENCE, and MURDER. In the words of legendary R&B singer and song writer Marvin Gaye, “What’s Going On and Mercy Mercy Me”?    “What’s going on in the Inland Empire, what’s going on in San Bernardino, what’s going on in the homes and the schools?”

Was Marvin Gaye a modern day prophet during his time or Nah? Our city has suffered the loss of several lives due to violence. There used to be a time when a good old fashioned one-on-one fist fight would do. Those days are long gone. We’re living in an era where the use of weapons and firearms seem to be the answer. We’re living in an era where it’s nothing to take a person’s life and not blink twice. So much blood is being splattered on the very streets our children walk up and down every day. The young are dying right before our very eyes.

Is this Biblical? Is this the handwriting on the wall? Our ancestors endured much so we can have more. When I say more, I mean more opportunities to a bright future. Please don’t tell me their struggle was in vain. What will it take for us to unite and fight for our future generation to come. I know I’m not alone when I say, “Peace Be still”. Just as Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream, so do I.

I dream that someday, and someday soon, we can see ourselves in each other. That we can walk hand in hand with our own. We need the leaders and when I say leaders, I’m not speaking to those sitting in a suit behind a desk. I’m referring to those street leaders. The ones that really have the influence on the streets, the ones our sons and daughters emulate. We need those individuals to come to the table and HELP HEAL THE LAND.

This Saturday a community forum is being held to understand what’s happening. This forum is a platform for the community to cry out. Please come out to S.O.S., State of San Bernardino. The event is hosted by “United Nations of Consciousness” and sponsored by several other community entities. Let your voice be known! This is ya’ girl LUE and our town is what it do!

In Memory of “The Little Warrior”

183358WASHINGTON- On Saturday, March 21, 2015, Reverend Willie T. Barrow will be laid to rest, but not without a great celebration of who she was, and certainly not without reflecting on the incredible legacy that she leaves behind.

Reverend Barrow, or “Little Warrior” as she is affectionately referred to for her small stature and great might, is most commonly known for her leadership as a civil rights icon through Operation PUSH, which later became the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Her scope of influence, however, spanned the globe and her activism resonated through numerous social causes. “It’s not that we are divided, we’re just disconnected,” she would always say.

In my eyes, though, Reverend Barrow stood with the giants. I came to know her as a young man growing up on Chicago’s South Side during my years spent as a mentee to Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. She was a matriarch of the civil rights movement, and true to the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child,” she invested in the potential that she saw in youth. When I was a student struggling at Morehouse College to finish and pay on time, she made sure corporations gave me scholarship money to cover my tuition. I am honored to be one of her children.

What can we learn from Reverend Barrow? We can see, feel, and love as she did, which was not of her own might.  She embraced the One from whom she drew strength from, and the motives of her heart flowed naturally from who she was internally. Just as Jesus never had to struggle to try to be the Son of God, Rev. Barrow’s deeds were an extension of who she was at her core – she simply was a daughter of God, and with confidence and grace, she lived out who she was ordained to be.


Lamell McMorris is the founder and CEO of the Washington, DC-based group of companies bearing the Perennial name: Perennial Strategy Group and Perennial Sports and Entertainment. As a lifelong advocate for those less fortunate than himself, Mr. McMorris serves on the boards of numerous civil rights organizations and volunteers his time with several youth service and mentoring organizations. For his service, charisma, and dedication, Mr. McMorris is frequently honored by advocacy and nonprofit organizations and invited to speak at a wide range of conferences and events. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Society from Morehouse College and a Master of Divinity in Social Ethics and Public Policy from Princeton Theological Seminary. For more information, please visit: www.perennialsg.com/lamell.html.