Episode 96 | Response To Covid-19

Episode 96 | Response To Covid-19

On this episode of Good News For the City, leaders from One Heart DC discussed the platforms they’re creating to mobilize churches and believers in the DMV to respond to the covid-19 outbreak.

Podcast Guests

Howard Levin

Howie Levin cultivates potential in leaders, connecting and mobilizing them for community transformation. He is serving as Executive Director for OneHeartDC, a collaboration of over 750 churches and nonprofits in the Metro Washington DC region.

He also serves on several non-profit boards and has been involved redeeming the lives of refugees who have fled religious oppression. Previously he served as Pastor of Outreach, Church & Community Partnerships at McLean Bible Church.

Before his community involvement, he spent 30 years in the electric power industry designing, building and operating nuclear generating stations. He was a founder or principal in several businesses focused on leadership and organization development and technical consulting. He has graduate degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Capital Bible Seminary.


Rick Barry

Rick Barry is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Center for Christian Civics. Rick helps ministry leaders and faith communities develop missional approaches to their local public squares.

He has worked on campaigns for local, state and federal offices, is a former writer and editor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and oversaw communications for the Grace DC church network. He and his wife live in Washington, DC.


Edward W. Powers

Edward W. Powers is a graduate from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature with a minor in the Philosophy of Religion. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in December 1997 via the Officer Candidate Course. Following completion of The Basic School, Second Lieutenant Powers reported to NAS Pensacola for flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator in September 2000. 

L:ieutenant Colonel Powers amassed over 3500 flight hours in UH-1N/Y aircraft. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Strike/Flight numeral 20, Navy/ Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars, and Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal. LtCol Powers has a long, decorated career serving our country and you can read more about him at our website, Good News For The City dot com… He retired on October 31st, 2019. 

Immediately following his retirement, Edward joined the team at PULSE. He was tasked with leading the Together 2020 Ground Team in the DMV in preparation for the June 20th, 2020 Together 2020 gathering. Edward also owns Brave Neighbor Think, a personal and professional development coaching business. 

He is married to his wife of 26 years the former Mary Lee Cupps of Ione, Oregon, They have four adult children. Charles (23), and Julia (20) are their biological children. Stephen and Abby came to them later in life.