The Staff of Esther's List

Demetrius Minor
Executive Director

Demetrius Minor is the author of “Preservation and Purpose: The Making Of A Young Millennial and A Manifesto for Faith, Family and Politics.” He is a member of the national advisory council of the Project 21 black leadership network. He serves as a ministerial assistant at First United Pentecostal Church in Augusta, GA.
In addition, Demetrius is a former conservative talk show host, blogger (, former White House intern in the Bush administration, and graduate of the Pentecostals of Alexandria Minister’s Training Center (POATC).
Demetrius’s writings have been featured in The Washington Times, FreedomWorks and Townhall.

Donnie Copeland
Founder & Chairman

Donnie Copeland’s lifetime experiences highlight his passion for serving others as a pastor, author and public servant.
Donnie was a candidate for Arkansas Lieutenant Governor in 2010.
He served in theArkansas House of Representatives from 2014 to 2016 and ran for the Arkansas State Senate in 2016
He has served as a board member for Boys and Girls Clubs, CASA, and is the past Executive Director of Arkansas Faith and Freedom, as well as a past member of the executive committee for the Republican Party of Arkansas.
Donnie has served as senior pastor of Apostolic Church in North Little Rock, Ark. since 2002.
Donnie is the author of the Louie the Bat children’s book series, which is designed to help today’s children through the special challenges they face relative to family and culture. He also wrote Dear Mom and Dad, a book designed to be given to families at baby dedication and is presently the top selling book in this genre.
Donnie is also the founder and chair of METRO, a non-profit organization that helps break the poverty mentality and create a path to independence for those who are willing to help themselves.
Donnie and his wife Shari of 37 years have three sons, Cory, Cody and Coby, and one granddaughter, Sienna and one grandson Cub