Leadership 2020-12-11T12:09:09-05:00


Be in Health is the ministry arm of Hope of the Generations Church and governed by the five-fold ministry of Hope of the Generations Church.

Be in Health Founder and President, Dr. Henry W. Wright and Be in Health CEO Pastor Donna Wright lead the pastoral team, Hope of the Generations Church and Be in Health.

Dr. Henry W. and Donna Wright

Dr. Henry W. Wright and his wife, Pastor Donna Wright, are the Founders and Senior Pastors of Hope of the Generations Church in Thomaston, Georgia. Dr. Wright is also the Founder and President of Be in Health®, Founder and President of A.C.T.S. Global®, and Pastor Donna is CEO of Be in Health® and Vice President of A.C.T.S®.

They conduct conferences all over the world and have developed numerous ministry programs and retreats including the world-renowned For My Life® Retreat and a new field of study called PneumaPsychoSomatology® (PPS) which focuses on the spirit, soul, and body connection. Dr. Henry is also known around the world for pioneering the work of Spiritual Roots of Disease®. In addition, Dr. Wright holds a doctorate of Christian Therapeutic Counseling from Chesapeake Bible College in Ridgeley, MD.

Pastor Donna travels worldwide with Dr. Henry, bringing a dynamic perspective to everything in which she takes part. She brings godly wisdom, life-experience, and nurturing care to all aspects of the church and ministry. She teaches and ministers in all the Be in Health® programs and also works behind-the-scenes to ensure continuity of hearts and values throughout all that Be in Health® offers.

The Wrights have dedicated their lives to God and to helping others understand the spiritual roots of diseases, blocks to healing and representing the wholeness of God’s truth and love for His people. Over the past 35 years, Pastors Henry and Donna, along with their team, have touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. As a result, they’ve not only helped God’s people overcome all manner of disease but to be restored and healed in their spirit, soul, and body and to find their place in God.

In their free time, they love cruising the backroads of Georgia, enjoying pleasurable talks and the endless beautiful scenery surrounding them. Anyone who knows them well can attest to Dr. Henry’s passion for classic cars, and Pastor Donna’s unending supply of yarn and crochet hooks. Not to mention their big hearts for their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and also their adorable Scottish terriers and feisty and faithful German shepherds.

Pastor Benny Parish

Pastor Benny and his wife, Jodie, came to the For My Life® Retreat at Be in Health® in 2005. They had read some of Pastor Wright’s teaching materials and were interested in learning more so that they could help others. They were not expecting to receive healing in their own lives. As a result of applying the Biblical principles that they learned at For My Life® Retreat, Pastor Benny was healed from severe allergies and Jodie was healed of asthma. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Thomaston and volunteered for three months until Pastor Wright asked them to join his team full-time.

Although Pastor Benny had previously been a pastor before he came to Hope of the Generations Church (HGC), he was officially ordained a Pastor at HGC in 2009. He is now not only a Pastor but the Chief Financial Officer of Be in Health® and HGC and is on the Executive Team of Be in Health®. He teaches and ministers at all of Be in Health’s® retreats and programs, as well as Be in Health’s® on-the-road conferences nationally.

Pastor Benny is passionate about helping others prosper spiritually and to be in health. He provides sound doctrine that is easy to be understood highlighting the wisdom and value of the Word of God. He is a classic car fanatic, keeps an immaculate lawn (he’s a dedicated green thumb), and he loves to date his awesome wife every day.

Pastors John and Adrienne Shales

Pastors John and Adrienne Shales intended on only spending the first year of their marriage in Thomaston, GA at Hope of the Generations Church and Be in Health®. It didn’t take them long to realize they were going to be here for life and they have since had six children. They have trained under Dr. Henry and Donna Wright for over 18 years and bring a unique perspective to the Be in Health® message.

Along with pastoring, Pastor John also helps spearhead A.C.T.S. Global® under Dr. Wright, which is the Association of Churches Teaching and Serving®. This initiative supports existing and start-up churches and gatherings that are like-minded around the world. The vision of A.C.T.S. Global® is to restore and implement the power and integrity of the 1st Century church for today.

Pastor John’s background in physical therapy and missions mesh together at Be in Health® as he enjoys helping others be whole: spirit, soul and body. You can find Pastor John teaching in all the Be in Health® Retreats and Programs as well as teaching and ministering nationally with the Be in Health® travel team.

Pastor Adrienne works along-side her husband in ministry, teaches and ministers at the For My Life® Retreat and on-the-road with Pastor John and the Be in Health® Team. She also serves on the Be in Health® Executive Team. In addition, Pastor Adrienne speaks nationally outside of Be in Health® events to tweens, teens, college-age, and adults bringing “hope to the generations.” Her background in social work, sociology, and global missions gives her a wide-lens perspective with her diverse outreach opportunities through Be in Health® and beyond.

Through Pastors John and Adrienne’s practical and relational style of teaching, many have gained the confidence to walk out of Satan’s kingdom and live in newness of life.

They treasure long walks and hikes in nature and carry their hammocks “just in case” they can find some chill-time between two trees during their travels. They enjoying geocaching with their children and are always on the look-out for some great international food (does Tex-Mex count?).

Pastor Scott Harper

Pastor Scott Harper and his wife, Sarah, have been at Be in Health® training under Dr. Henry and Donna Wright for 18 years. Along with being a father of 11 children and a pastor at Hope of the Generations Church, he also is the Principal of Overcomers’ Academy®, HGC’s Pre-K -12 school, and is very involved in the local community.

Pastor Scott teaches and ministers at the For My Life® Retreat, at Be in Health’s® on-the-road conferences and is on the Executive Team at Be in Health®.

Coming out of law enforcement to be in ministry, Pastor Scott still carries a desire to ensure the safety of God’s kids. He is passionate about helping the Body of Christ learn to love each other and to be a safe place to overcome the tough issues in life. Through his personable and transparent teaching style, Pastor Scott has a way of taking tough topics and making them easier to digest without watering it down.

He and Sarah, who is the administrator and a teacher at the Academy, spearhead HGC’s Pioneer Village on HGC’s 38-acre retreat center. There, the Overcomers’ Academy® learns the pioneer living skills of shelter-building, do-it-yourself projects, growing, harvesting, food preservation, and various old-school survival skills.

Between the two of them, Pastor Scott and Sarah can figure out solutions and life hacks to pretty much anything (well, maybe not everything, but close enough!). They enjoy homesteading, hunting, good food, RVing, and good music.

David Levitt

David first came to Be in Health® in 2006 where he received the instruction he needed to overcome PTSD, depression and anxiety issues. In 2008 he married his wife, Kassy, and began to work at Be in Health®. Together they have five children and are leaders at Hope of the Generations Church. Kassy is on the Be in Health® Team, as well.

David teaches and ministers at the For My Life® Retreat and at Be in Health’s® on-the-road conferences. He works closely with the Overcomers’ Community®, our online membership community, and is on the Executive Team at Be in Health®.

David has worked in numerous departments and now serves on the Executive Team at Be in Health®. He is an ordained teaching elder at Hope of the Generations Church and serves with the pastors to help lead and feed the body of Christ locally and worldwide. He has a love for the Word of God and for digging deeper into it. He has a God-given ability to take seemingly difficult and complex themes in the Bible and then break them down into easy to understand principles for daily application for a person’s life.

David is “one of those” Auburn fans (blue and orange everything) and is a fisherman at heart. Fishing is his family’s hobby. You will find the Levitts at local rivers and lakes “bringing them in” while David baits the hooks and untangles lines in massive proportions with five young children. Yes, patience is a virtue.

Scott Iwahashi

Scott first came to Be in Health in 2005 to attend the For My Life Retreat. He came searching for healing from carpal tunnel syndrome that threatened his professional illustration career, and he desired proof that God was real. The Bible claimed healing and miracles were possible, and this was his opportunity to find out.

That week propelled him to test if the Bible’s claims were genuine, with the intent of dedicating his life to understanding and applying its truth.
Through the application of the For My Life principles, he has received healing in many areas, including dramatically improved eye sight, reversing of severe bow-leggedness, and healing of carpal tunnel syndrome.

As a part of the Be in Health team, Scott was challenged by Dr. Wright to search Scripture, scientific, and other data for himself, rather than blindly accept various opinions. Dr. Wright taught him that living for truth is not convenient, but anything meaningful rarely is.

In August of 2019, Scott was ordained as an elder of Hope of the Generations Church by Pastor Henry Wright. He continues to investigate the Word with his very practical approach: if the Bible is true, then we should see the fruit of the fulfillment of Scripture in our lives, our churches, and our families, including miracles and healing. If we don’t see that fruit, it is time to find out what we are missing.

Scott met his wife, Allison, at Hope of the Generations church, and together they have seven children. He is grateful for his family and for learning how to live a normal life. He still enjoys drawing as a creative outlet, although he no longer pursues art as a full-time profession. Some of his children are already picking up his artistic talent as well.