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Ashley J. Pippin 

     Founder/Executive Director

Rev. Dr. Howard Pippin Jr.


       Founder/Artistic Director

Rev. Dr. Howard N. Pippin Jr. is  Servant of the Lord,  husband to Ashley, father to Eleanor, London & Howard III, Senior Pastor of First UMC of Akron, Artistic Director for Genesis Theatre and theatre enthusiast.  


To fulfill God’s call in his life he expresses his gifts of creativity, compassion, and humor by making worship exciting, relevant, and truly connecting with all people.


Dr. Pippin is from the Washington, DC area and holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Maryland, a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Ministry from Ashland Theological Seminary.


Dr. Pippin enjoys playing guitar and singing praises to God.

Mrs. Ashley J. Pippin (Mrs Ajai), wife of Rev. Dr. Howard N. Pippin, Jr.; Follower & Servant of Christ, Mommy to London Alyssa & Howard III, Executive Director of Genesis Theatre, Creative Director of Genesis Studios, Actress, Dancer and Playwright.


With the love and passion of Christ and ministry, Ashley seeks to help pastors articulate their God given vision for ministry and women who have been abandoned and unloved to spiritually mature into God fearing women. She seeks to deepen who Christ is through theatre experiences. 


Ashley is an alumni of Warrensville Heights High. She will receive her BS in Religion/Christian Counseling from Liberty University May 2019. She begins her Masters Fall 2019 for Marriage/Family Therapy. Ajai enjoys cooking & fun times!

Board of Directors

Stanley R. Miller
Marj Ruhl
Beverly Curry
Deborah Shy