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Rick and Lee Anna Stoker

Rick and Lee Anna Stoker Rick Stoker is the founder and Senior Pastor of First Fruit Ministries.  He develops the Ministry vision of programs and services to be implemented by staff.  Lee Anna Stoker is the Executive Director of First Fruit Ministries. She provides leadership for all of First Fruit’s staff, fundraising, financial management, and community involvement.

Rick spends part of his time working directly with gangs to clear a path to recovery for addicted women and men working in the sex industry. This is the only local outreach of its kind to gangs and those in prostitution. Lee Anna works with residents of Wilmington Dream Center to assist homeless women achieve personal freedom and permanent housing.

Rick and Lee Anna are strong local advocates for the rights and well-being of homeless and very-low income people.  They are persuasive public speakers and active among Wilmington’s political and community leadership.

Rick has been a mime for over twenty years; he is a member of the international mime guild with numerous registered gestures.  He founded over forty mime troupes from Russia to Haiti.  Rick was a missionary in Haiti for three years operating a medical clinic in the rural communities, planting churches and raising local pastors. He founded a successful business, Stoker Medical Innovations, supplying orthopedic implants and consulting services to orthopedic surgeons.  Rick is also a professional fisherman. 

Lee Anna has a degree in Community Organizing and Development from Evergreen State College.  She has worked as a labor union organizer, lived as a translator in the Peruvian Andes, and plays percussion in a band. After a radical salvation at 24 she left everything and went in to full-time ministry, creating the organizational home for Rick’s vision to restore the streets.  She was ordained as a minister in 2001.

Rick and Lee Anna currently spend their time leading First Fruit Ministries and traveling nationally and internationally establishing schools for prophetic ministry, mentoring, and helping others minister to the poor and homeless.  Rick and Lee Anna live in Wilmington, North Carolina, with their daughter Sophia. 

First Fruit Ministries is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Board of Directors

Alan Perry, Chairperson
Perry’s Emporium 

Keith Lane, Treasurer
Vice President
Sunbelt Rentals 

Spence Hackney, Secretary 
Proclaim Interactive

Ronald Burcham
Burcham Plumbing Contracting, Inc.

Fr. Mark Johnson
Church of St. Peter the Fisherman 

Loran Johnson, Jr.
The LA Johnson Group

Caleb Sayers
Worship Pastor
Life Community Church

Ryan Powell
Franchised Restaurant Operator

David Anderson
Anderson's Family Foods, LLC

Scott Thigpen
Solid Foundation Builders, Inc

Rick Stoker
First Fruit Ministries

Godly Love

Vertex Railcar Company & Outreach Services

All American Bail Bonding

Ronald McDonald Charity

Winston Salem Foundation

Landfall Foundation

Catherine Kennedy Home Foundation

Cape Fear Memorial Foundation

Penny Lima Newhouse Foundation

Coca-Cola Bottling Company

The Way Foundation

Christ Community Church

Life Community Church

Community Church of Wilmington

Abide in the Vine Fellowship

First Baptist Church of Armour

Scotts Hill Baptist Church

Grace Baptist Church Wilmington

Grace United Methodist Church

Masonboro Baptist Church

Morningstar Fellowship Church

Pine Valley United Methodist Church

St. Matthews Lutheran Church

St. Terese Catholic Church

James and Edith Spain Foundation

Winter Park Baptist Church

World Harvest Outreach

US Department of HUD

State of NC

City of Wilmington

EFSP Local Board

Community Advisory Board
Butch Von Cannon
Von Cannon and Associates Insurance

Will Parham
Nationwide Insurance

John Clell Hamm
Hamm Hearing Aid Center

David Hartness
IronGate Partners

Scott Thigpen
Solid Foundation Builders

Dawn Hodge
Financial Services Representative II
First Citizens Bank

Debbie Brown
Surgical Eye Care

Michael Davenport
Attorney at Law

Sonya Philips Perry
Prudential Laney Real Estate

Mark Yow
Xanadu Plantation

Jim Cooper
Technical Representative
Wolsoley Industrial Group

Maurice Canady
Civil Engineer

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017