Meet The Team

Zarita F. Mattox Ph.D. Founder/ Dean

Zarita F. Mattox PH.D. Dean

Zarita F. Mattox – Founder and Dean of God’s Word First School of Christian Counseling, President of The Kingdom Center for H.O.P.E (Helping Other People Excel) the home of Dream Chasers & Dream Makers Mentoring program for girls 10 years old and up. Associate Director on the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. She has retired from Ocean County Library, were she was the Chief Librarian/Branch Manager of the Toms River headquarters Branch. Previously, she was employed as a Teacher & Director of various Day Cares, Head-start Centers, Christian Schools, and District Coordinator of Teen-Age Parenting Program for the Toms River Regional Schools.

Zarita received her Education at; Orange County Community College (Associate of Arts Degree: Performing Arts);  Kean University, Union, NJ (B.A. Degree: Early Childhood & Elementary Education); Logos Bible College, Jacksonville, Fl. (Master of Biblical Theology); Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (Master of Science: Library & Information Sciences); Fairleigh Dickerson University, NJ (Certified Public Manager) and Cornerstone University, Lake Charles, La. (Ph.D.: Clinical Christian Counseling) Northwind Theological Seminary (Doctorate in Faith Based Education).

Zarita’s extensive background in Development Training and her Entrepreneurial Experience is characterized by a multifaceted approach that aims to provide holistic care to those she serves in areas that meet the Whole/Total Person – Mind, Soul and Body. To that end, she has established several outreach programs & conducted workshops, conferences and seminars throughout the Country. She is an Innovative, Dynamic, Anointed and Gifted Worshiper & Inspirational Speaker. She has traveled extensively throughout the country and world bringing a message of love, joy, and hope.

Zarita born and raised in Brooklyn, NY presently lives in beautiful Punta Gorda, FL. She is an active member of St. Mary Baptist Church where she is part of the Praise and Worship Ministry, Mothers Board, Trustee Board President, Youth Coordinator, Culinary Team and Adult Choir. In her spare time she plays tennis, golf, bakes and sings with Suncoast Swing Band and other concert bands as a guest soloist.

Zarita loves her family and receives full support from her three adult children, who give her their encouragement and blessings. She gives all the Praise, Glory &Honor to God for the great things things He has done in her Life.

Jarett White PH.D. Professor

Jarett White is an Education Program Development Specialist for the
Office of Training and Professional Development (OTPD) within the
Department of Children and Families. Training, curriculum writing, as well as supervising staff are among his roles. He was responsible for scheduling the statewide training that the OTPD offers the department staff. This massive undertaking includes match trainers with training and identifying locations for training throughout the state. Dr. White was a Principal Training Technician for the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) He trained new employees to perform child abuse investigation and prepare them to identify child safety and risk
issues. He also was a Family Service Specialist caseworker for DYFS and worked in both the Permanency and Residential Units.

He is originally from Buffalo, New York. He attended Howard University
in Washington, DC, and earned a Master’s degree at Texas A&M
University. He moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to work as Training
Supervisor for the Philadelphia Ranger Corps. Dr. White worked for the
Fresh Air Fund as Assistant Director of the Career Awareness Program
for several years.

He moved to New Jersey to work for the Student Conservation
Association where he was responsible for hiring and training staff to
take high school students on five to six-week service projects in
National Parks throughout the country.

Dr. Jarett White has a Doctorate degree as a License Clinical Pastoral
Counselor from Cornerstone University in Lake Charles, LA. He is an
active member of Epic Church International where he serves on the
Marriage Enrichment Ministries. He lives in New Jersey with his wife
and high school age son.