Dartanion was born to Jose and Teresa Hayward and is the fourth eldest of nine children. He was raised in North Philadelphia, PA and graduated from J. R. Masterman High School. Dartanion attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Psychology. He also obtained a Master’s of Science in Strategic Intelligence from American Military University. Dartanion is married to the former Joi L. Frisby and they share three children.
Dartanion was commissioned into the United States Army in 2002. As a family, they have been stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky, Baumholder, Germany, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is a member of Officer’s Christian Fellowship (OCF) and has served two deployments in Iraq and one in Afghanistan and has had the honor to teach and preach, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ with every military assignment.
Dartanion has been preaching from the age of 13. He was licensed under the ministry of Dr. Kevin R. Cropper, Ark of Safety Christian Church, of Philadelphia, PA. As a young officer, he was mentored and developed by Chaplain Artie Clark Maxwell Jr. and Chaplain Cornelia White. He was ordained as an Elder in May of 2008 and is presently serving under Bishop William J. McDuffie, founder of William McDuffie Ministries and presiding Bishop of Seed of Abraham Christian Center International, Incorporated.
Dartanion is determined to live out his created purpose. In every function of his life as a Son of the Most High God, husband, father, son, brother, soldier and teacher. He is dedicated to exhortation, edification and comfort. It is his desire to be pleasing to God and to teach every willing person how to live life according to Jesus Christ.
Joi was born to Pastors John and Vanessa Frisby of The House of the Good Shepherd, Philadelphia, PA. She is the third eldest of five children. Joi received a bachelors of Science degree in Human Resources and Accounting from the University Of Maryland University College, is certified in Project Management, Defense Acquisitions, and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
Joi has served in a ministering capacity in every church she has attended. She has served in church administration, dance ministries, choirs, planning support, event coordination. She spearheads and supports a variety of community outreach initiatives supporting homeless shelters and orphanages.
As a fulltime Daughter of the Most High God, wife, mother, theological student, department of defense employee and member of the Body of Christ, Joi knows and believes in the importance of balance. She is focused on living a life pleasing to God, serving and supporting her husband, being the best mother to her children, accomplishing multiple levels of education, and exceeding the expectation of work assignments as an example to other working wives, mothers, and students.