Our Authors are among the most talented in the industry and they are men and women working diligently to impact and influence lives for positive change on an ongoing basis. It is our pleasure to introduce this dynamic line up of talented writers to you!
Founder, International Author-TV & Radio Personalty, RHONDA KNIGHT
Rhonda Knight is an International Author who has written a book on her ordeal of surviving attempted murder and rape. The book was released in February 2011 and was followed by a NATIONAL speaking and book signing tour that included stops in several states and then it will continue across New Zealand with a visit to Australia in this year!
The book is entitled: BLESSED SURVIVOR My Journey from Survival of Attempted Murder and Rape to a Purpose Filled Life. Visit www.rhondaknight.com to order also available in all the major bookstores, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, smaller bookstores and in several other countries too.
She is presently penning a sequel to "BLESSED SURVIVOR" entitled
"LOOK HOW FAR GOD'S BROUGHT ME FROM-Walking In The Blessings Of God" and another book called "Transformation"
Ms. Knight is a Motivational Speaker/Minister who tells her story of surviving a horrendous attack on her life. She also inspires, educates, encourages and challenges her listeners and readers. Her speaking and writing is from the heart and very touching. She's been heard on several radio shows, one of which was the Russ Parr morning show (nationally syndicated) and several TV shows including ATLANTA LIVE. She's also spoken on many platforms to a variety of audiences; Schools, Churches, Organizations, Universities, Special Events, For Police Depts, General audiences, Women's groups and all Men's groups.
She is also a Television and Radio Personality and Producer of the UPLIFTING Television show and International Radio Show! Which gives a voice to survivors while impacting the world for positive change. The radio show airs on www.blogtalkradio.com/rhondaknight and the television show airs (starting in April) on Channel 57 in Atlanta and on Comcast and will be nationally syndicated in the near future, so tune in!
In addition to the above, she does a series called New Beginnings which consists of workshops and seminars to help others to improve their quality of life, some are listed here:
A change of heart- The series, presented as a seminar. Spiritually inspirational and motivational!
How to heal and overcome your past/present unhealthy relationships-presented as a workshop.
Moving into a purpose filled life-presented as a workshop.
Empowerment from fear-interactive 2 hr. workshop.
Aspiring Authors workshop-Motivation for aspiring Authors and Authors alike!1 hour workshop
Drama workshop-Fun, energetic and exciting! 1-3 hrs workshop
Rhonda Knight is the Founder of Uplifting Hearts, Minds & Souls (H.U.M.S.). Ms. Knight is on a mission to make a change in our nation. She is very dedicated in the fight to help stop violence towards women. She feels that this is a part of her calling and purpose on this earth along with the other areas of ministry God navigates her through.
She is also the CEO and Founder of Lady Knight Enterprises Publishing. A full publishing company that offers affordable rates for its clientele. www.ladyknightenterprisespublishing.com
Rhonda says she's a very proud mother/grandmom of 5 beautiful daughters, 4 handsome grandsons and 2 lovely granddaughters! What a blessing...
Ms. Knight is also an Evangelist and says this gift is one that she cherishes in her heart. Not the title but the gift that God has given her. I hope to live my life as an example, I would rather walk the walk than talk the talk.
Among other things, Ms. Knight has piloted a program called Uplifting Neighborhoods. This project is in two parts, one is a program called H.U.M.S. Heroes designed to help under privileged children cope with the issues in their neighborhoods. It trains them in drama which leads into drama therapy for healing. The second half of their program emphasizes safety training, mannerisms and helping to beautify the community. The other, H.U.M.S. Hopegivers is geared towards women in those communities with programs to help with issues such as domestic violence, dating violence, rape etc. It is a project that trains and empowers these women to eventually run the program themselves. Thus encouraging a cycle of neighbors uplifting each other and building up their communities!
Rhonda had also been a regular and frequent speaker as well as mentor at Vista Maria, a fairly large girls juvenile facility located in Michigan. Sadly the majority of these girls have been victims themselves which more than likely attributes to their acting out, she exclaims.
As mentioned, she currently does a television show and an international radio show, the show "Uplifting" gives a voice to survivors and is comprised of expert panelists. Its unique design is formatted to inform and educate this nation and world's viewing audience and to encourage community involvement. it is also structured to deal with cultural and/or religious challenges victims may face.
Ms. Knight is a certified member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and has training in 30 areas of study to help meet the needs of those seeking counseling. In addition Ms. Knight has ten Continuing Education-Psychology and Counseling certificates in the Sexual Trauma Series through Regent University. She is also a member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) and a member of the National Association of Drama Therapy, NADT. Ms. Knight is currently pursuing her BA in Theological & Biblical Studies with a minor in Psychology and plans to get her PhD afterwards.
Previously to her Speaking professionally and her career as an International Author, Ms. Knight enjoyed an extensive career as an Actor, Writer, Director, Producer, Professional Theatrical Makeup Artist and Instructor of Drama. She has experience in the technical aspect of theatre too, doing lighting, some basic sound, stage management, technical directing and set design. Because of owning her own production company, it equipped her to be successful in producing, marketing, advertising and promoting as well as putting on major events. She's even done clowning and professional face painting! She states she still performs and is available for any of these noted positions as well.
Rhonda is very passionate at whatever she does...
Author LAQUINTA POLLARD
LaQuinta Pollard is like a tree planted by a river - her roots run deep. As an author, songwriter, recording-artist, orator and founder of WITH MY WHOLE HEART MINISTRIES© - her love and passion for Christ exudes through her many gifts. She is dedicated to helping others pursue excellence and has made many sacrifices in her life to help, inspire and cultivate the many talents God has blessed her with.
As a speaker, she loves to teach and inspire others through her journey in Christ. Her conversational-style of teaching draws many and her openness encourages other to trust that “all things work together for good”. She believes that being real and transparent is what draws people to build a real relationship with Christ.
As a singer, the hearts of those who listen are blessed because she sings with the passion of Christ. She has faithfully served at Christian Life Church leading praise and worship for over nine years. She also ministers in song beyond the walls of the church house - from prisons to retreats and conferences to the homeless. Professionally, she has recorded several projects - Chester D.T. Baldwin and Music Ministry Mass Choir “Sing It On Sunday Morning” and Christian Life Church’s “Live Experience” to soundtracks for local gospel plays and most recently, “Simply Me” - a 4-track demo CD. When this woman of God stands to sing, people are embraced and edified by her melodious voice.
As an author, her passion for writing is inspired by the Word of God, personal life experience and others. Her heartfelt writings are sure to bring a smile across your face. She has published several pieces of work, written and taught numerous bible studies, and has completed her 1st book Ramblings of Wisdom. She is also a song writer, composer and arranger, and her music will be featured on her debut CD in the very near future.
Under God, her heart for family is second to none. She loves spending time with and supporting her teenage son, as well as her nieces and nephew. She also has a large extended family through ministry and spends countless hours serving the youth of “Jesus & Me Kid’s Ministry”, supporting “South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center”, and assisting the homeless through “ECHO - Ending Community Homeless Coalition”.
She is a woman with a passion - a passion for others. She is truly a woman of excellence, who loves and serves the Lord and others with her whole heart.
Author DONNA STALLWORTH
I was born and raised in Vallejo, California. My dad was a professional boxer while serving in the military, and boxing was the first sport I was introduced to. I loved it immensely.
We were an athletic family. My cousins became professional boxers and other family members ran track and played football. I enjoyed watching my mother and aunt play baseball on a women's baseball team. It was an awesome feeling to sit in the grandstand and watch them in action.
As I grew up, sports became an outlet for me. Plus, I truly enjoyed the challenges and competition. I started running track in elementary school, and I also lifted weights, played golf, did the long jump and the high jump. Throughout junior high school I continued to run track, play volleyball, basketball, field hockey and participated in folk dancing. I even added the pole vault to my list! I started that on a dare from some boys that didn't think a girl could do the pole vault. Well, I did it right then on my first try and those boys were speechless.
My competitive spirit was always a driving force in my life. After graduating from high school I played college basketball at Solano Junior College for one season. My long term goal, however, was to continue my education and get a job. So after that season, I finished my A.A. Degree and graduated from Vocational Nursing School.
After college I found a job working with mothers and taking care of newborns in a nursery. It was not always easy providing for my children when I had to on my own, but through my faith in God and the motivation of providing my children with the opportunities to achieve their dreams, we made it through.
Sports had always played such a large role in my upbringing that, just as my father and mother introduced athletics into my life, I would do the same for my kids. The first sport I introduced my children to was track. I also introduced them to boxing so that they would better know how to defend themselves. Beyond that, my sons became interested in football and basketball, as well as stayed involved in track. My daughter played powder puff football, basketball and stayed with track as well. My children shared my love and passion for sports, and we always looked forward to going to basketball games, football games and track meets as a family.
Although I recognized that all my children had been blessed with natural athletic talent, I knew getting a good education was incredibly important in this world; I always believed in having both a plan A and a plan B, with Plan A being to achieve in the classroom and advancing in education. This was vital, even if I had to sit in the classroom with them. In fact, I've done so many times. As my children continued their athletic journeys I always impressed upon them that getting an education was an expectation in our family. I always said that I wanted better for them than what I had, because there were more opportunities now than when I was growing up. Fortunately they were able to excel in athletics and the classroom, giving them the opportunity to receive college athletic scholarships. It wasn't always easy, but hard work, perseverance and pulling together as a family paid off. I always told my kids that if we didn't have anyone else, we always knew for sure that we had God and each other.
The college athletic recruitment and scholarship process was not second nature for me, but I learned a great deal from my children while being a part of that process. I always believed that if my kids could do it, many young people could. Thus, I would like to help other student athletes and families see their dreams become reality as well. I have seen too many talented kids fall into the cracks and slip into a belief that they couldn't achieve great things, and I never liked the feeling of knowing that a kid or a parent felt that way. In speaking with parents and kids over the years, it became apparent to me that, for many, they never believed it could be them, or that the challenges along the way would be too difficult and their dreams of an athletic scholarship a college education were beyond their reach. I decided I would try to help them in some way, using my experiences and detailed knowledge of what it takes to make it from prep level to pro level to help guide and motivate student athletes and parents that might be on the right track but that lack all the information or resources they needed, or for the young person that has the ability but doesn't believe the path to a higher education or their athletic dreams are achievable. All these things are what inspired me to write From Prep to Pro: Through the Eyes of an NFL Mom.
Pastor, Prophet, Evangelist, Actor & Author Paul Burt
Paul has been an Actor for over 20 years. Some of his acting credits are: Movies-Standing in Shadows of Motown, Guns, Drugs and Dirty Money, The Matter with Them, Prison Break, Ocean of Pearls, Conviction with Hilary Swank, Theatre-One of the longest running gospel plays-Perilous Times, Big Mama’s Wedding, Malcolm X, Angels in the House, Private Wars and many more, as well as a variety of commercial work. He has done 2 films under his own company and his desire is to do more short films that will give God the glory for His supernatural work. He is the Author of “Why me Lord, Why Me”. He has received the Spirit of Detroit award and also the Volunteer Award from the Wayne County Juvenile Detention for 15 yrs of service. He had also served as a Fireman for 11 years before taking a medical retirement. He’s been in ministry for more than 20 yrs. He is passionate about reaching out to babes in Christ and has seen so many miracles in this capacity. Paul is a proud father of 4 children and has been a foster parent who adopted 3 other children. On Sept. 20, 2011 he will be elevated to a 5th degree black belt.
Author and Pastor, Cassandra Bryant Johnson
Today, Cassandra Bryant Johnson is the Licensed/Ordained Pastor of Kingdom Vision Church, who received and dedicated her life to the Lord while serving 5 1/2 years in a Florida State Prison. Given a vision and revelation while in prison that God would save her, set her free, then send her back to preach the Gospel , she is on a mission from the Lord to preach the good news of the Gospel to the poor,to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, to release the prisoners from darkness, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion, to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
Pastor Johnson is Founder/CEO of Filthy Rags Outreach Ministries and Beauty For Ashes Women's Ministry. She is also a member of the Interfaith and Potter's House Jail and Prison Ministry under the umbrella of Chaplain Tracey Leggett. She is a National Conference Speaker, Published Author,Lyricist, and Recording Artist. As a Couselor with Pathway For Change, she ministers to adults in danger of falling into the prison system as she once did. Beauty For Ashes Women's Ministry is purposed to allow women to help women share new strength and hope as they move in the things of God.
On February 13, 1996 one of Pastor Johnson's violations was reversed and overturned by the Courts of Appeal. It was determined that evidence was adduced because one of the alleged grounds was insignificant. Her case can be found today in the Library Books of Law. The case can be helpful to others with similar charges.
She has a radio broadcast ministry, "Filthy Rags", which is aired on WRNE, 980AM Sunday Mornings at 6:15 a.m. in Pensacola, FL. She has appeared on several Television Talk Shows, including "Life Changers" with WEAR News Anchor Sue Straugn and "The Hill In The Morning Show" with Robert Hill on WBQP TV, simalcast on WRNE, 980AM. Also, she has appeared on "Set Free" with Molly D'Andrea On CTN (Chrtistian Television Network). In January 2006, she released her first Gospel Single, "Filthy Rags".
Her latest accomplishment in God is the release of "Dusty's Filthy Rags", seven years in the making, she talks about her triumphs and tragedies and how she overcame by the Blood of the Lamb. She believes that this book will encourage and inspire readers from all walks of life and those that have been through or those who may be going through similar situations. Showing through her testimony, that real peace and true freedom only come from receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Deanna graduated in 1996 from The University of Texas-El Paso with her Master’s degree, and from that point she has contracted her services as a Speech Language Pathologist. Deanna Moore Consulting Force, LLC, dba Tender Love Nursing and Rehab Care emerged which primarily provides nursing, speech, occupational, and physical therapy services in hospitals and skilled nursing settings.
Deanna expressed, it has been a passion of mine as a motivational speaker, to provide programs for families connected to foster care, so in 2011, the I Think I Am Foundation was formed. On June 2, 2012 the Foundation will host a Celebrity Midday Soiree in Warner Robins, GA to raise money for this cause. This non- profit organization provides workshops, camps, scholarships, and various resources for foster/adopted children and their families, and other at risk youth.
I believe you are what you think and my motto is “What I Can Imagine I Can Achieve!” You must change your thoughts in order to change your world!
Outside of my professional career I am the mother of four sons Kyle, Kristofer, Kevin, and Kelvin Moore and one grandson, Kaiden. My oldest son Kyle Moore is a professional football player with the Buffalo Bills, formerly with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Helping to raise money for various charities is a great part of my busy life as the South Central Regional Coordinator of the Professional Football Players Mothers Assoc.
Author Glendale VanDiver
Glendale VanDiver was the eleventh child of fourteen children. She was born in the eleventh month as well as on the eleventh day. She is the daughter of the Armon and Cora VanDiver. She was born and raised in Gary, Indiana and later moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Ms. VanDiver is a 1983 graduate of Northside High School. She holds an associate degree in Psychology from Southwest Tennessee Community College. She is currently attending the University of Memphis to continue her education in Psychology. Ms. VanDiver was born a leader and shows leadership qualities, whether in the workforce or in the community. She loves helping people of all walks of life. She has raised three wonderful children, Markese McBee (deceased), Lewan McBee and Glenise VanDiver. She has a granddaughter in whom she loves very dearly, Nataeya Grace McBee. Glendale’s endeavor is to be all she can be in God. Her favorite motto is, “If God can’t fix it, it can’t be fixed.”
Love your family and friends while you can, for tomorrow is not promised to you. Live without regrets. Let your emotions flow freely. You never know, you just may be saving someone’s life.
Pastor Daryl Little
Pastor Daryl is a native of Leighton, Alabama, a small town that boasts the like of Percy Sledge (When a man loves a woman), and Ozzie Newsome (First Black GM in t he NFL). Growing up loving sports and seeing daily the inscription on our police cars, "Leighton, The City of Great Athletes), Pastor Daryl's first love was basketball. Having enjoyed winning a state championship his junior year and seeing the four other starters on the team sign scholarships, everyone's expectation was that he would ultimately do the same thing. But unfortunately it didn't happen, he ended up resigning from the team over some personal issues. Enlisted in the army, and his journey into adulthood begin. After 3 years in the army, he was honorably discharged and began working in Decatur, Alabama, where he met his lovely wife Annette, who was a believer in Jesus Christ. She introduced him to other young believer's and their walk with God, so impressed him, that he decided to receive Jesus and his personal savior. So in 1987, a new life in Christ began, In 1989, he accepted the call to preach and in 1994 was made youth pastor at Decatur Christian Fellowship in Decatur, Al. After 13 years in ministry there, God led him to travel and preach the word and in March of 2005, Pastor Daryl began The Nations Worship Centre, where he is senior pastor. Pastor Daryl and his wife Annette minister's under an strong anointing to see believers, prosper spiritually, physically and emotionally. They are also avid soul winners and yearly conduct evangelism explosions of street ministry in the city of Decatur. The ministry has seen increase since it's inception and have a desire to impact North Alabama with a resurgence of holiness and love for their God. (David, this is all out got, the rest is on you)
Pastor and Author Stephanie Schurman
A survivor of sexual assault stabbed multiple times, and left to die in her own blood. The pain that this author thought she could never handle or experience had a purpose. Lying on her hospital bed God spoke "You shall live and declare the works of me".
This is true story of a victims traumatic, hate crime experience that changed her life forever. The enemy had a plan for her life to kill, steal, and destroy it. Divorce, infidelity and substance abuse were results of pain and turmoil that dwelled within her.
How can you love, when this ultimate gift of love that God gave to us is stolen. God has a purpose for your life, regardless of the pain, many times it is the pain that lead us to purpose.
After all of her altering circumstances, Gods will was still fulfilled in her life. In her brokenness and weakness God strength was made perfect in her life. She moved from a mess to miracle. Because she had to deal with so many issues in life that it push her in the hands of God. The very thing that tried to kill her really bless her to bless others thru her testimony. Because she realized thru this testimony if it had not been for the Lord on my soul I wouldn't made it.
Stephanie Schurman has been involved in Christian ministry all of her life. Pastor Stephanie & Bishop Carl Schurman are the founders an Pastor of Chosen Generation Worship Center. A very anointed gifted speaker, she draws heavily from her life experiences, education background with a BS in Psychology at Columbia College and master in Education Leadership. A very humble woman, Pastor Stephanie has a servant heart, referred to by Chosen Generation congregation, the extraordinary ability to deliver a prophetic life changing message and she works to accompaniment her husband's ministry also.
In addition to raising four daughters, she has implicit an active role at Chosen Generation where her husband serves as Senior Pastor. Pastor Stephanie walk in the office of a Prophet ! God gives her very accurate prophecy to deliver to his people. She is the founder of "Queen2Queen" women's ministry. She is founder of the Ruth ministries for single Ladies. Stephanie Schurman is a prayer intercessory. Everybody that knows her she is a woman of prayer. She is a traveling evangelist that travel through out the states.
Stephanie is truly gifted preacher who has a powerful testimony was truly ordained by God to deliver a life changing message to those who are hurting from sexual abuse.
Stephanie is releasing a magazine call P2P on sexual abuse, and addictive relationships/ domestic violence/ divorce. She wants to encourage the readers that you don't have to stay stuck in the middle of pain forever. God is moving you from Pain 2 Purpose. Your purpose is greater than your pain but you must open up your spiritual eyes and see what God is saying about you.
Apostle & Prophet Dr. Larry Hill
DR. LARRY HILL
Known as The Revelator, Dr. Larry Hill functions as a transitional prophet who, through revelatory insight given by the Spirit of God, ministers renewal and reconciliation throughout the country to believers and non-believers of Jesus Christ. Dr. Hill is immensely influential within the local church where his keen ear for hearing God has been proven and demonstrated by the accuracy of the words of encouragement, confirmation, correction and guidance spoken to individuals through his prophetic voice.
Dr. Hill began to operate in the prophetic gift at age twelve. Since that time, he has acquired classroom knowledge as well as trained in a manner that follows the footsteps of generations of prophets before him - including the biblical era of the Prophet Samuels school of the prophets. One such training occurred in 1987 when Dr. Hill was set apart by God for a time to be taught, mentored and commissioned in the skillful operation and Function of the prophetic gift. In total, he has acquired over twenty five years of experience in cultivating the prophetic gift and has exercised it in the areas of spiritual warfare, deliverance, inner-healing, prayer and intercession.
Dr. Hill is recognized as a Prophet to the Nations by the Body of Christ as he possesses a reservoir of prophetic revelation for those who hunger and thirst for prophetic knowledge, understanding and wisdom. Thus, in 1997, God commissioned Dr. Hill to serve as an Apostle. With this apostolic anointing, Dr. Hill has been empowered further to educate and unlock untapped potential in individuals as well as challenge the Church to move forward in its purpose.
Dr. Hill is the founder of several ministerial organizations including Pure Heart Ministries, PH Factor Prophetic Institute (a prophetic training and mentoring centre), The Prayer Center International Ministries, Davids Place School of Creative Arts, and Young Lions Prophetic and Apostolic Intercessors Alliance. His ministry continues in his current endeavors which include serving as the author of Prophetically Speaking: The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness, a monthly online prophetic and apostolic intercessors magazine from a prophets perspective. Dr. Hill is also a radio and television personality and is the host of Spiritual Realities" which air on Blog Talk Radio, Monday's at 9pm est. In addition, he, along with his wife, minister and psalmist Lori El, founded and are currently establishing The Resource Centre, a prophetic and apostolic equipping Centre.
Several of Dr. Hills prophetic and apostolic training credentials include the following:
* American Broadcasting School,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
* The School of Ministry, Church of the
Harvest ,Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
* Destiny Leadership Institute, Church of
the Harvest, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
* Everlasting Life Bible Institute, Tulsa,
* Prophetic Age Ministry Institute, Tulsa,
* The School of the Apostles and Prophets, Spirit of Life Ministry, Hallandale,
Apostle & Pastor Jerry Spencer
Apostle Jerry Spencer is Senior Pastor of Broken But Delivered Ministries, Inc. in Lithia Springs, Ga. Broken But Delivered Ministries is a ministry that focus on building God's people by the Healing Power of the Word of God. Apostle Spencer has over twenty-five years of preaching experience. Due to his years of experience, devotion to ministry, continued sacrificial offering of self, and unlimited concern for God’s people; God has saw fit, recently, to called him into the office of an Apostle. Apostle Spencer currently resides in Powder Springs, Ga., but is from Engelhard, North Carolina. He is married to Prophetess Pamela Spencer, has one son; Jeremy Spencer, two step children, three grandchildren, and one on the way. God has equipped Apostle Spencer to teach under the anointing and Power of the Holy Ghost, to Love regardless of who you are, and to help bring about deliverance in God's people so that they may become equipped as Chosen Vessels of God should be.
BROKEN BUT DELIVERED -GA
Broken But Delivered a Ministry that HEALS PEOPLE BY THE WORD OF GOD and unlimited LOVE
About Me: (Ministry Info, Hobbies, Fav. Music etc.)
Broken But Delivered Ministries is a ministry that focus on building God's people by the Healing Power of Word of God. This Ministry's goal is to reach those who are broken, right where they are and to help build within them, hope for a better tomorrow, unfailing faith for our God and a new found love and endurance for life. Though their pain and disappointments we stand together in Prayer while Loving them through and past their pain. Regardless of where they came from or who they are, my prayer is to see all of God's people delivered, set free, live in Victory, in the promises of God and by the Power of the Holy Ghost. My calling and personal desire is to have the Thunder of the Apostle John, the Fire of the Prophet Jeremiah, and the Love of Jesus Christ. My calling came at a very early age in life, and even in making the choices that I previously made, God kept his hand on me and made me who I am today. The problem that I had was trying to put new wine in old skins, but when I allowed God to truly have his way in my life, he gave me new skins to put new wine in and to that end, God gets all my Glory. When I asked God to make this vessel (Me) last, and to bless his people through me, God added more gifts within me. God gifted me to teach in the Power of the Holy Ghost, Love you regardless of who you are, and to help bring about deliverance in God's people so that they may become equipped as Chosen Vessels of God should be. Chosen Vessels of God should:
1. Become a Weapon 2. Become Armed 3. Have the Artillery to fight.
Blessings to you, my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.
Prophetess Adrienne Miller
Apostle Adrienne Miller is the Apostle and Founder of United Passions For Christ
International, a ministry designed to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, to invite men and women to commit their lives to Christ and relate those who respond to the local church for continuing spiritual nurture, growth, discipleship, and leadership training through distinctive ministry modules and God-given designs.
Apostle Miller, one of God’s generals in this last day revival of souls is an ordained minister of 14 years. She currently oversees Impact Worship Ministries church located in Fairburn, Georgia and serves a spiritual mentor and mother to several other outreach ministries throughout the state.
Her passion is to teach, train, equip, and mobilize believers on a global level for kingdom work in this end-time spiritual harvest.
Apostle Miller currently serves as one of the Prayer Leaders for TV57 “Atlanta Live” Show, has served on the committee of NOFA (a City of Atlanta-based examination board for grant approvals), and traveled to Dominican Republic for international ministry work; just to name a few.
Apostle Miller is also the proud founder of Future Leaders for Christ Academy, a christian virtual academy which serves as a pacesetter in education through academic excellence & destiny enrichment.
Referred to in the spirit as "a midwive to God-given destinies", Apostle Miller along with United Passions for Christ International will compel you, prepare you, and help launch you into your destined place!
Join her for your personal date with destiny…where passions meet & destiny speaks! [Acts 13:2-4].
Author Lakeisha Dixon
Lakeisha Q. Dixon is a dedicated instrument of the Lord who has been called for such a time as this to be an example and spiritual mother to daughters of destiny. As a 32 year old Virgin, God has equipped her with the tools necessary to live a sanctified life even while under pressure, and has given her a yoke destroying anointing that has been birthed through intense adversity in her own life. Ms. Dixon is a proud graduate of Fishers of Men Ministry Development Institute, with an ordination to the Gospel Ministry. She is also the founder of Victorious Individuals of Power, LLC, a professional group of problem-solvers impacting change in the lives of everyone they encounter. Ms. Dixon has expanded her enterprise as an author, motivational speaker, mentor and entrepreneur. She is a mighty woman of intercessory prayer who is able to accurately hear the voice of God and strategically stand in proxy for others. She believes that everyone should open up their mouths and declare something great every day!
Author Sherry Graves
Sherry Graves- Author, Survivor and Motivational Speaker:
Scars tell a story. In her book entitled “A FIRE WITHIN-Someone Set the Fire and Left us for Dead”, Sherry acknowledges how she has found peace and purpose in the hurts of her past. Scars by their very nature, imply there’s a story to tell. They represent a wrinkle in time in which a person’s life is changed forever, and they serve as permanent reminders of an incident that, in one way or another, has made a lasting impression on one’s life. Each scar represents a moment in time when something happened to us or through us, that we will never forget. Sherry says, I have several scars on my body as a fire survivor, and each has a story to tell. Some people have very painful scars too, but we cannot see them. You know the ones I’m talking about, we all have them. They are the scars on our hearts and in our souls, the scars of rejection, disappointments, the scars of years of abuse and broken dreams.
Sherry says, after reading Sharon Jaynes life changing book “Our Scars Are Beautiful to God” she was finally set free from years of living in fear and bondage, hiding myself, from myself and everyone. We receive scars in one of two ways: What has been done to us by other people or what has been done through us by our own mistakes and failures. It was after reading “Our Scars Are Beautiful to God” that I learned that my scars are not something I need to hide or be ashamed of, but rather an invitation to share the healing power of Jesus Christ with a hurting world. For a scar, by its very definition, implies healing (Jaynes, Sharon 2006).
This book inspired me because I had never looked at the wounds in my life as potential treasures. But after digging deeper, and after I pushed aside all the dirt, I discovered the jewels that lie beneath the surface. Like sparkling diamonds, glistening rubies, and shimmering emeralds, my scars are beautiful to God. I was on an amazing journey to finding the peace that I so desperately needed and “purpose in the pain of my past” and when I did, it changed the course of my entire life.
A former drug-addict/dealer Sherry shares a powerful Testimony of how God SAVED her life and anointed her to use her tragedy to help others. She says, I’m no longer contributing to the problems in our society, today I am an instrumental part to the solutions. I provide Spiritual Healing, Addiction Education and Drug Awareness to hurting people as my way of giving back to God, myself, my family and my community.
In her book entitled- “A FIRE WITHIN” she explains, my story is so much more than just a story about a former drug addict. The beauty in her journey is, now Sherry has emerged as a successful, dynamic and powerful woman and she gives all the Glory to God with a daily prayer of gratitude. She acknowledges that the fire within her is her passion and gifts which she uses to lift God up, and magnify him because she says, He is so great and awesome. In “A Fire Within” she shares her personal experiences of crack addiction and how someone set the fire and leftthem for dead. Sherry says, in sharing my testimony, I am very transparent giving my readers a close-up look in the life of a drug addict. I have not “sugar coated” any of it. This was done intentionally so as to give Hope to those of you who also are caught up using drugs. I share my “Rock Bottom” experiences with my readers to encourage others that no matter how low we go, God will meet us in our lowest places and pick us up, bring us out and set us on higher ground. What was so profound to me was when I found out that after hitting rock bottom, the only place for me to go, was up.
Today Sherry is “Empowering” women and men, young and old who have substance abuse problems and people who are in need of finding healing from the pains of their past and she is encouraging them that they too can conquer their demons and rise out of that life of self-destruction to emerge as confident, powerful and successful women and men of God. In speaking to thousands of individuals, both throughout her professional career and personally since her tragedy, her passions has been targeting individuals with involvement in the Criminal Justice System, Substance Abuse Programs and in Hospital Settings. She has started her own company-Beyond My Scars (BMS), a Counseling Program for men, women and especially teens dealing with substance abuse issues, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, catering to individuals in need of healing from trauma.
A Prayer Warrior, Sherry prays for herself, her family, friends, even strangers on the street, in supermarket’s, hospitals, and jails, everywhere she can. Her gifts and passion in sharing her testimony has been inspirational in making a difference in the lives of others desperately in need of healing.
Since changing her life 17 years ago, she has earned a Master’s degree in Social Work, she is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), she is also an International Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. She’s a Certified DUI Clinical Evaluator and Treatment Provider. She is currently employed in the field of Mental Health, and previously worked for the Drug Court Program(s). She has also worked in Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in New York City as a Substance Abuse Counselor, and she worked at the New York City Department for the Aging, Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center.
Sherry stated, I thank God for Bishop Dale C. Bronner at the Word of Faith Church his teachings have been instrumental in my healing journey. Also, a special thanks to the many other Pastor’s, and Ministers who have contributed to my growth and bringing me closer to the Lord. I have come into my own, into this new person and I love her very much and that’s so awesome.
For more information on Sherry Graves-MSW, CADC, please visit www.sherrygravesafirewithin.com
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Jerome and Kimberly Ralston
Jerome "Jay" Ralston was born on April 2, 1963. He's the son of Lillie Hargress and George Wells. He has two younger brothers. After graduating from Redford High School in 1981, he attended Oakland Community College. He majored in business communications. He later graduated from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts. In 1982, Jay met Kim. After five years of dating, they married. They now have two children, Joshua and Mariah. Together, they have embarked upon the American Dream. Kimberly Johnson was born on August 16, 1963. Her mother is Artelia Johnson. She also has two brothers. In 1981, she graduated from Benedictine High School. She later attended Wayne Community College, but only briefly. She graduated from the dentistry program at Wayne State University. Jay remains a businessman, but is also a full-time realtor. Kim continues to battle multiple sclerosis (MS). Together, their love continues to grow.
Rough Around the Edges
Jerome and Kimberly Ralston
with Carol Arkley
Written with utmost brilliance, it chronicles an amazing couple, Jay and Kim Ralston, who has faced some great adversities in their lives--some of which they are still dealing with. They have gone from starting with nothing to becoming millionaires to losing everything except their faith in God and their love for each other. They have not given up and have faced overwhelming challenges with determination and a positive attitude on their climb back to the top.
Informative, insightful, and life changing, this thirty-chapter book of short stories reveal many emotions in life that are worth reading all over again. Immerse yourself with Ralstons’ Rough Around the Edges and find yourself inspired.
by Jerome & Kimberly Ralston
Two newly married young professionals decided they wanted a fresh direction in life. With little preparation and a lot of guts, this dynamic couple elected to resign from their jobs and start their own business.
With a few dollars and no cents, they embarked upon the American Dream. They began their service enterprise with hope, love, and pure faith, eventually realizing they could never turn back.
Success did not come easy, however; there were financial roller coasters, betrayals, jealousies, joys, births, and even deaths. Sometimes there were high peaks, other times, low valleys.
This team has stories to share with entrepreneurs, couples, and families. They hope that their twenty-two years of marriage and business will fill your minds and hearts with a “just do it” attitude. They believe that if you wait for the perfect moment, it may never come.
You only have one body, one mind, and one life—make it your best one! We gave it our best, and you can too, although sometimes it may be . . . rough around the edges.
Elder Nea Houston
Elder Nea R. Houston
Wife. Mother. Minister. Founder.
In late October of 1996, two months after rededicating her life to CHRIST, she was invited to attend Mt. Sinai Ministries’ School of Ministry track titled, “Leadership 2000”, which she completed after four years and was installed as “Minister” by Dr. C. Jay Matthews in 2002. During this time she also was involved in a Case Study program through Harvest Net Ministries. Shortly after, she began attending The McCreary Center, which led to her pursuit of her M. Div at Ashland Theological Seminary. In 2005 her former Pastor, Dr. C Jay Matthews, saw fit to help groom her in the area of her Prophetic gifting. He arranged for her to train under Dr. Steve Witt & Pastor Marc DuPont. Minister Nea relocated to Atlanta in spring 2008, where she was anointed and appointed as “Elder” by Overseer/ Pastor William H. Murphy iii. She has served in his ministry and as a liaison for the FGBCF for the past for years. Her thirst for knowledge has not seized. She took a class at Beulah Heights in Winter/Spring 2010. As well as followed the MIT Track at The dReam Center Church.
Nea was one of ten founders of “The United Youth Ministry”, founded in 1998. She served on this board and was active in this ministry for nearly three years until GOD called her to serve her Pastor as Armor Bearer, where she served until she departed Cleveland in 2008. In 2003, Minister Nea was one of 7 who founded two new ministries, (Church in the Mall and Ground Zero Hip-Hop Church) at a second location under the umbrella of Mt. Sinai Ministries. In the midst, GOD called Nea to start a project of her own, a women’s ministry titled, “The Secret Place” that is still alive today, both in Cleveland, Ohio and Atlanta.
Certified Fitness Professional
Born May 5, 1970. A native of Los Angeles, California. Raised in the district known to many as "WATTS". Though life in L.A. may have been filled with many obstacles and even a violent environment, I found an outlet through fitness. My health and fitness journey began at the age of 15 as means of playing sports in high school and defending myself. Along with training in Martial Arts, which came later on in my late 20's, I noticed the major influence the physical training and nutrition had on my over all life style. Most importantly my walk in CHRIST has been the pivotal change or balance that was necessary.
Lori El, Psalmist
Minister of the gospel, dynamic Psalmist, heartfelt songwriter & producer.........are all things that describe Lori El. Bringing a bold, fresh contemporary style to today’s music, Lori El is a captivating Worshipper. The excitement she exudes when she ministers will leave you breathless and in awe of the unique gift that she possess. In her effort to bring Christ to the forefront of her message, her style ranges from energetic praise to life-changing worship and everything in between. Audiences young and old are drawn to this passionate psalmist as she gives it to you in a no-nonsense, because she loves you way.
At the young age of 12, this Richmond, Virginia native, accepted Christ and began to learn the fundamentals of faith and how to apply the Word of God practically in her life. Lori El furthered her education at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a place where she grew academically as well as spiritually while developing her vocal talent. Lori El began singing and traveling with "Souls A Fire", After completing her studies in Tulsa, Lori moved to Los Angeles for a number of years, where she continued to master her skills vocally, musically, and in television production. While in L.A, Lori El met and worked with a number of artists and had the opportunity to sing with gospel greats Byron Cage, Dorothy Norwood, Gladys Knight, and Kurt Carr.
Lori El has always had a heart for ministering to youth and the youth ministry at her home-church in Virginia continued to tug at her heart while in Los Angeles. She made the decision to return home and shortly thereafter she began overseeing the youth music ministry. In this capacity she was able to combine her two passions, youth and music. During her time there Lori El started "Youth on the Rise" a ministry where she focused on sharing the gospel with teenagers teaching them how to develop their gifts while maintaining a real relationship with Christ. From this ministry she founded the group "Fresh Anointing” This talented group of teenagers became known throughout the city of Richmond for their beautifully blended voices and their melodic harmonies. After winning a local talent search, "Fresh Anointing" had the opportunity to compete on BET’s (Black Entertainment Television) Teen Summit. Their hard work and training paid off affording them this wonderful accomplishment and national exposure for the Glory of God.
In 2000, Lori El began working on her first solo project entitled "It's All About Him". Lori El strived to incorporate her passion for praise and worship through a variety of musical styles. Here she combined smooth melodies, contemporary beats and strong urban undertones to produce songs that could be enjoyed by all ages. With her powerful vocals and lyrically stirring songs, Lori El touched the hearts of many with an album that has been labeled "fresh, bold, and unique". "It's All About Him" soon caught the attention of Executives at Born Again Records in Los Angeles, California. It was then picked up by Lightyear/WEA and became distributed nationally as "My Everything". Listening to "My Everything", you can easily tell that the album is talking about the most important relationship in her life, Jesus Christ.
In November 2003, Lori El was invited to perform in the nationally acclaimed stage production, "When a Woman’s Fed Up", starring R&B recording artists Glenn Jones and Lenny Williams. This play was an opportunity for her to hone her acting skills while also sharing her gift of song in a venue that was different from her norm.
As a soloist, Lori El has graced the stage with Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams and Trinitee 5:7. She has also toured on the "Power for Life" tour with Fred Hammond, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Detrick Haddon, and Men of Standard.
Lori El has had the extraordinary opportunity to perform in El Salvador, Brazil, where her heartfelt ballad "You" held the No.1 position for weeks on the Brazilian music charts. Whether ministering on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) or sharing the gospel on the streets of Washington D.C. at the citywide “Black Family Reunion” Festival, Lori El continues to deliver the message of Christ with music that crosses all racial and cultural boundaries.
In 2007, Lori El commenced a new season personally and in ministry. She and Dr. Larry Hill were joined together in marriage and began their ministry together. Their desire is to help equip the body of Christ in utilizing the gifts that God has given them effectively in ministry.
Lori El currently has two Prophetic Worship projects and a Prophetic Worship DVD. This series of projects unleashed a new level of ministry in Lori El and will cause destiny and purpose to be unlocked in you as well. Lori El, An ever evolving psalmist continues to explore new and exciting ways to advance the Kingdom through Arts and Entertainment. As we patiently wait on the arrival of her new album, one thing that you can be certain of is it will be another musical journey that will surely lead you back to Her Lord and Savior…. “Jesus Christ!”
Performer Ebrith Mathieu
Writer, speaker and mother after God’s own heart - the salvation of man. Sharing an intimate experience of God’s sacrifice and resurrection Through the Eye’s of Mary. Allowing the Holy Spirit to quicken eyes to see and ears to hear Him knocking at the door of their hearts. An up-close and personal encounter for all those who will listen, with the purpose of an invitation to accept Jesus as their personal Savior.
Blessed is he who has not seen, and yet believed!
Therapist & Author LISA HAISHA
She is the founder of the Soul Blazing Sanctuary in Sherman Oaks, California, Lisa Haisha is recognized as one of Hollywood’s top therapists and humanitarians. Since 2007, Haisha’s monthly weekend and quarterly five-day workshops have been attended by leading Hollywood producers, screenwriters, A-list actors, entrepreneurs and individuals seeking transformation change in their personal and professional lives. Lisa Haisha’s international Soul Blazing retreats have also been held in Tanzania, Peru, and Costa Rica.
A columnist for The Huffington Post, Lisa Haisha’s published works also include Whispers from Children’s Hearts, a three-year work based on interviews with hundreds of children from across the world. Haisha’s book was the genesis for her and Hollywood producer Lee Aronsohn's non-nonprofit organization, Whispers from Children’s Hearts Foundation (www.whispersfromchildrenshearts.org), which provides therapeutic services and soul care to children in impoverished and war-torn countries.
Lisa lives with her husband, Lee, and their daughter Ava in Los Angeles.
Author LORA BLACKMAN
Is a born-again Christian with a passion to see the kingdom fulfilled on earth. She is a family-oriented mother of one daughter and a devoted wife “Suffering in Silence” is her first book. She is the editor of “The art of promotion” an awesome book written by fellow Moms for Christ Co-founder April Ashurst. Lora is also a contributing writer on examiner.com. She is currently working on book two, “Dear Daddy…” subtitled, “The Letters I Never Mailed”.
Guilt can force people into a state of instability and disease. Such was the case with Lora, who chose to end the life of her unborn baby. As a result, she struggled silently, enduring a state of overwhelming guilt and emotional turmoil—until a word from God brought an answer. Suffering in Silence addresses a prevalent issue many believers and non-believers find themselves facing; the guilt and condemnation as a result of abortion. Demonic oppression had taken over Lora’s life, until she followed God’s plan, which helped her receive deliverance from her turmoil. As a result of her revelation, she was instructed by God to write a book to share her story with others.
If you are one of many people living with hidden pain as a result of wrong choices, forcing you to survive while feeling powerless and hopeless, this book may be the light at the end of the tunnel. Lora shares her experiences, in order to prevent other women from making the wrong choice, by detailing the horrific mental and emotional scars that follow an abortion. Lora’s story will help bring healing to the masses. Her testimony and book will be featured in Epitome magazine's June 2011 issue.
Author FELICIA YOUNG
Felicia Young Is the mother of popular former Madison High School, University of Texas – Austin and standout NFL quarterback, Vincent Young. She is also one of the founding Board Members of The Vincent Young Foundation, the Chairman of the Regional Youth Conference of National Baptist Convention of America, the President of The Felicia Young Ministries Foundations- a Faith-based 501(c3) Ministry, A member and current Chaplin of the Professional Football Players Mothers Association, the Author of - "Touchdown from Heaven", Published by Author House, Inc distributed Nationally, the President of Anointed Inc. which is a Book Publishing Co., the President of Commissioned To Tell Inc. Record Label, Featured Recording Artist of "Jesus He Reigns" by Felicia Young and The Family of God, a Member of ASCAP a Music Rights Publishing Association, a Member of the Mt. Horeb Missionary Baptist church serving as the Sunday School Teacher for age group 14-22,the Adult Choir, and the 2nd Vice President of the Nursing Board, a Volunteer Chaplin at The St. Lukes Hospital for Pastoral Services, and A Certified Therapist from Therapon Institute.
Throughout the struggles of her life, including alcohol, drugs, and domestic violence, God has changed her life over 11 years ago and has commissioned her to minister to the nations about the gospel. Ms. Young is desirous of helping others through her faith-based ministry and music. The ministry mission statement is “To meet the Social, Charitable, and Educational Needs of the Nations”. The ministry has a vision to empower women of all ages and ethic groups. Her primary, targeted audience is women who have faced and are facing difficult times, “especially focusing on those experiencing domestic violence, re-entering the workforce for incarceration, as well as former drug addicts”. Her main goal is to provide a safe haven for those women at a live in housing facility. She is always ready, willing, and loyal to perform the works of the Lord.
Author EMMET E. MITCHELL
His book is called “Game on Consignment -The War on Poverty, Ignorance and Depression”. Spirit of Detroit Award-Winning Author Emmet E. Mitchell is a proud Husband and Father who has transformed himself from an individual who was once a part of the problems that plague the African American community into an individual who is now a part of the solution. He is the Associate Program Director of Substance Abuse Prevention with Alternative for Girls of Metro Detroit. He is also the Editor in Chief of Mitchell and Morgan Publishing House.
The Motivation for Change; Like so many African American Males traveling a road of hopelessness within urban hells across this nation, Emmet found himself immersed in the illicit drug trade for a number of years. It was only through spiritual reflection; enlightenment and God’s good grace that he decided to become a part of the solution and not remain a part of the problem. As he detached himself from the time released destruction of the street life, it became more and more evident that he had a huge debt to repay to his family, to his community and to God.
He is a lifelong Detroiter with profound real life experience on why the streets have such a pervasively negative impact on the lives of the African American population in the inner cities. He teaches drug prevention, life skills and upward social mobility in hopes of eradicating poverty, ignorance, and depression within the African American culture. His workshops and seminars are powerful and will leave you thirsting for knowledge and motivated to bring about positive change in your community.
Presenter LAVERA FORBES
LaVera Forbes is a Health and Wellness Educator and Ph.D. student in Mind-Body-Medicine at Saybrook University. She has completed training in advanced mind-body-medicine, hypnosis, biofeedback, psychophysiology, psychotherapy, nutrition, and more.
Ms. Forbes has specialized her studies in the area of overweight and obesity and has conducted in-depth research on holistic weight loss and ways to regain optimal health naturally, encompassing the mind, body, and spirit.
In addition to being a full-time Ph.D. student, Ms. Forbes is currently the Director of Corporate University for Goodwill Industries, leading organization development and training programs for the corporate workforce. Prior to that, she worked as a life coach, business consultant, and trainer. She was a political appointee of California Governor Gray Davis and led a department with a budget of $3.5 billion, with 1,200 employees in 20 offices throughout California.
Ms. Forbes has a Master of Science degree in Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from California State University, Sacramento. She completed Harvard University’s Program For Senior Executives, and the Center for Creative Leadership’s program, Leadership at the Peak.
Praise & Worship Minister CARMERON DEAVER
Carmeron Deaver is becoming increasingly popular for his ability to lead the people of God into his very presence. Born in North Carolina and the eldest of five siblings; Carmeron Deaver has been singing and playing in church, since he was 9 years old. Raised on the Hammond B3, Carmeron Deaver- before long- became one of the most in-demand musicians in the state. Protégé of National Recorinding Artist Elder Vernon Chappel of The River Church, Durham, NC, Carmeron Deaver has become one of the most sought after worship leaders today. This minstrel has made appearances on such networks such as Spiritual Awakening Morning Show, and has also opened for Hezekiah Walker.
When not leading worship at Mount Zion Christian Church of Durham, NC he is traveling the country teaching workshops, building other music departments and leading worship for several conferences. “I have dedicated my heart, mind, and soul to the Lord, and my passion is to touch the heart of God, my passion is to lead His people into His presence”. Carmeron Deaver is on the cusp of becoming one of the brightest stars in the genre of gospel music.
“Like David, Carmeron knows what it is to wait on the timing of the Lord, and now it's His turn!!! So get ready to experience the anointing that's on this young Mans life, as the Lord takes Him from Glory to Glory”!!!!! ( Elder Vernon Chappel ) “Carmeron is an anointed vessel of God. As was Daniel, Carmeron is gifted, and exemplifies an excellent spirit. His awesome ability to lead praise and worship is both prophetic and refreshing.” (Bishop Eric Mcdaniel)
Author & Apostle DR. DANA DAVIS
Senior Pastor and founder of Kingdom Dominion Ministries, Inc., Apostle Dana Davis recently released his book, The Kingdom: Basic Concepts for Understanding the Kingdom. Described as an “erudite, eloquent, and immensely thought-provoking work” by Dr. Myles Munroe, Senior Pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International, The Kingdom explores the idea of kingdom mindsets, positing that individuals can experience a rich fullness in life and reshape the current world into a kingdom of God through a deep comprehension of Biblical teachings. While celebrating the idea of church, Apostle Dana Davis believes that its current incarnation causes parishioners to settle for an existence contrary to God’s plans. Through a renovation of contemporary American religion, Apostle Dana Davis hopes to help followers renounce the confusion caused by misguided doctrine and instead seize new opportunities and possibilities.
Prior to writing The Kingdom, Dr. Dana Davis served as a licensed minister through Holy City Keys to Life Ministries in Sumter, South Carolina. In 2001, he became ordained as an Elder through Miracle Deliverance Ministries, a branch of the Church of a Second Chance (COSC). Apostle Dana Davis followed this by becoming a Pastor of COSC’s Miracle Deliverance Ministries II. Moving to Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2003, Apostle Dana Davis developed his own congregation by creating New Life World Outreach Ministries International, an organization that became Kingdom Dominion Ministries.
Apostle Dana Davis studied business administration and computer science at Morris College in Sumter. Currently, he is working on a certification in Microsoft Project Management at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. In 2009, Anointed by God Ministries awarded Apostle Dana Davis an honorary Doctor of Philosophy, a degree accredited by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the World-Wide Accreditation Commission, and the former Apostolic Council for Educational Accountability.
For more information on Dr. Dana Davis and his book, The Kingdom, please visit www.kingdombooks.info.
Dr Mary Banks
Mary Banks is an apostle of the Lord, Jesus Christ and founder of many churches under the banner of Bible Teachers International, a division of Mary Banks Ministries, Inc. Bible Teachers International Worship Centers & Global Training Centers are now located throughout the US, Canada, the Caribbean Islands, India, Africa and London, with new doors of opportunity opening everyday.
She is “The Bible Teacher,” an international speaker, minister of the gospel & author of many books & courses that have brought a sure word to the world and the Body of Christ.
Mary Banks is also the founder & president of Lifesavers International, a Christian Evangelistic Recovery Program that reaches out to the lost at their points of need. She has been instrumental in the salvation, recovery & development of many who had previously been bound by drugs, damaged emotions and other powerful captivities! Many who have been set free through her Recovery Programs are now operating Lifesavers Clinics, Online Internet Counseling Forums and classes internationally.
She has touched the hearts & souls of thousands held captive by crack cocaine, depression, alcoholism & “lives without purpose” through books & instructional audio & video media her crusades, street ministries, schools of ministries, School of the Prophets and dramatic plays produced by Bible Theater international.
The apostle is careful to make it known that the degree or title of "Doctor" Banks is honorary in nature and was bestowed upon her by an institution recognizing her years of ministry; as well as ministerial curriculum development for the education and training of ministers, and the development and installation of spiritually-based clinical recovery programs that have brought deliverance to souls worldwide. Thus it is her desire to make it known that the revelations that have brought many who attend her churches and ministerial training schools throughout America and abroad to that place of spiritual perfection, did not come as a result of her being formally educated, but by a face - to - face visitation from our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Minister DAVID TWYMAN
David is a native of Akron, Ohio. He accepted Christ at an early age and ministered his first sermon at the age of seven, “You can not serve two masters”. David became a member of The Unity Church of God In Christ under the leadership of Pastor A.C. Walker. He served in the church for five years and displayed a sincere passion for ministry and there his oracle gifting began to bud. David accepted his call to preach the gospel in 1995 after receiving training at William Morgan James Ministerial Institute. While at Unity David became the instructor of Wednesday night bible study “A Night for the Family”. He helped birth a teen men’s ministry called “Generation Next”. He served in that ministry as a Lead Teacher and taught on drug awareness, sex education and other life awareness issues to teen men ranging in the ages of 8 to 21 years old.
In 1998 David founded Serve Him –4- Life Outreach Ministries (Col. 3:22-24). The ministry was geared to loose the bonds of the enemy on young troubled teens. Serve Him- 4-Life Outreach Ministry held various services, such as Youth Explosion’s and Abundant Praise, they hosted a Night of Power and Fire, Powerful prayer meetings such as, When Worship meets Prayer and Birthing Room, as well as skating parties, directed plays/skits and held rap sessions. With the zeal from within and God’s anointing on the ministry, many lives were changed through the Serve Him –4- Life Outreach Ministry. Evidence of God’s hand upon David’s life, he was appointed Youth Pastor at Grace House Christian Fellowship in Akron, Ohio under the leadership of Pastor Calvin Dinkins.
January 2000 David relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. After attending several worship services at Total Grace Christian Center he followed the Lord’s direction and joined the ministry June of 2000. David began ministry training under the pastorate of Bishop Jonathan E Alvarado and Pastor Toni Alvarado. Attending the Total Grace Ministry Institute David earned certificates of completion in Leadership Impact, Advance Leadership, Teacher Training, Personal Workers, Intro Old Testament, Intro New Testament, Pentateuch, System Theology, 4 Gospels, Gospel of Mark, Biblical Interpretation, Hermeneutics and Church Planting. David also completed Deliverance and Healing Training as well as Prophetic Training at Life Center Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. David ministers under a strong four-fold Evangelistic, Deliverance, Prophetic, and Healing Anointing enabling him to be an effective weapon of assault in Spiritual breakthroughs. David is an authorized dealer of God’s word, power, spirit, anointing, strength and deliverance for generations to come. His ministry is directed towards redeeming males unto Christ as a whole with a deep desire to develop Mighty Men of Valor. “Instead of a negative mindset in the world from the past”, David also desires to affect the community locally and abroad in a positive way.