St. Louis author Prophetess Deborah Allen displaying unshakable faith through her book ‘Fierce’


But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5 KJV)


FIERCE KIND OF FAITH

BUT GOD!!! A St. Louis-area Pastor, Prophetess Deborah Allen’s “Fierce” was released amid what was seemingly a trying season in the life of this devout woman of faith. Amongst the reasons is that when God had strategically given Allen instructions to compose her new book, it happened during a time in which her husband, Bishop Glen Allen Sr., had been hospitalized due to an ongoing back pain, as well as an abnormal X-ray and a possible infection in his kidney.

DALLAS — The enemy tried all he could to toss shade in her direction.

Still, Prophetess Deborah Allen was determined to stand toe-to-toe and outlast the adversary the best was she knew how — with the written word of God which, to her credit, had come wrapped up in an awe-inspiring book.
“God first gave me the vision for this book as I was driving home the end of December 2016,” Allen told Making Headline News this week.
The book to which Allen is alluding is her relatively new project entitled, “Fierce,” which officially debuted in May 2018.
A St. Louis-area Pastor, Allen’s “Fierce” was released amid what was seemingly a trying season in the life of this devout woman of faith.

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A book that is comprised of 176 pages in length, Allen acknowledged that this spiritually-empowering book, by all accounts, reinforces her spiritual gifts, one of which is the gift of laying on hands and declaring healing upon the live of God’s people.

Amongst the reasons is that when God had strategically given Allen instructions to compose her new book, it happened during a time in which her husband, Bishop Glen Allen Sr., had been hospitalized due to an ongoing back pain, as well as an abnormal X-ray and a possible infection in his kidney.

“However, we learned he had stage four cancer and it had been growing inside his body undetected for about seven years,” Prophetess Allen recalled. “This was a complete shock and stage four chronic lymphocytic leukemia. As I was driving home, I was talking to God about how hard my life seemed to be, that it had been nothing but a battle. God showed me that from the beginning He was with me.”


THIS IS HOLY GROUND 

ON GOD’S BATTLEFIELD — Widely regarded throughout the Body of Christ as a fierce, dynamic, and powerful woman of God, Prophetess Allen currently serves as Senior Pastor of Lighthouse Apostolic Ministries of God Church, a stint she’s held for the past two decades.

Indeed He was — and still is.

How else to explain why “Fierce” has been dubbed a “powerful, spirit-filled book” since its much-anticipated a little more than a year ago?

“The Lord breathed upon this book and filled it with a fresh wind,” said a spokesperson for Allen’s “Fierce” in a detailed breakdown of this book at Amazon.com. “Fierce was a God-inspired book as it was being written. God’s yoke-destroying anointing was loosed as this book was being penned. God’s spirit and anointing also flows as you are reading this book. Fierce prepares, instructs, and pushes the believer to put on the whole armor of God that we may be able to stand. Stand in the Lord and be fierce.”


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A book that is comprised of 176 pages in length, Allen acknowledged that this spiritually-empowering book, by all accounts, reinforces her spiritual gifts, one of which is the gift of laying on hands and declaring healing upon the live of God’s people.

“He blessed me to have the gift of healing in my hands,” Allen said. “God has sustained my husband and prayer has kept him. This is the season for God’s people to walk fiercely in him.”

Widely regarded throughout the Body of Christ as a fierce, dynamic, and powerful woman of God, Prophetess Allen currently serves as Senior Pastor of Lighthouse Apostolic Ministries of God Church, a stint she’s held for the past two decades.

In addition, she serves as Executive Director the L.A.M. Ministries Inc. nonprofit organization, has been married to Bishop Allen for more than 22 years, and is the mother of six children.

In addition, she serves as Executive Director the L.A.M. Ministries Inc. nonprofit organization, has been married to Bishop Allen for more than 22 years, and is the mother of six children.

Widely known also as a millionaire childcare coach, Prophetess Allen is an accomplished entrepreneur, who is the director of Little Lights Childcare and Learning Center, a St. Louis-area facility that has been in operation for 10 years.

As for “Fierce,” Prophetess Allen is appreciative of the notion that this book has opened “so many doors that I could never imagine,” she said without hesitation.


“This book has opened global doors for me,” said Prophetess Allen, alluding to her Fierce TV Show and Fierce Radio. “I have been featured internationally, because of this book. My God…who would have known that ‘Fierce’ would become such a movement in my life and the lives of many others everywhere? I’m simply amazed.”


As she should, especially considering aside from her husband’s physical challenges, Prophetess Allen can testify of the fact that God has blessed her to survive her very own season in the wilderness.

SEASON THE REBIRTH — Given the immeasurable strides she’s made in recent years — both in the natural and the spirit — it’s obviously this devout woman of faith has been armed with the kind of faith that was accompanied by a great deal of FIERCE.

“I’ve been through molestation, an abusive first marriage, I was a battered wife, teenage mother, and countless things, yet God has birthed His purpose out of my life for His divine glory,” Prophetess said. “As a leader, I want people to know that you can live, grow, and build, despite your life’s circumstances. Jesus is able to heal, deliver, and sustain us during every season of our lives and we are fierce in Him. My book is a testimony of strength, endurance, and encouragement through the Lord.”

So much for all that shade the adversary had tossed her direction.

And, given the immeasurable strides she’s made in recent years — both in the natural and the spirit — it’s obviously this devout woman of faith has been armed with the kind of faith that was accompanied by a great deal of FIERCE.


For more information about St. Louis-area Author/Pastor Deborah Allen, to order her book, or to schedule her for a public appearance or book signing, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/ladydeborah.allen. Also, connect with Lighthouse Apostolic Ministries of God Church at: https://www.facebook.com/LamofGod99/


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Bay Area businesswoman Sheila Ann Pullum Jr. goes from high school dropout to well-educated entrepreneur

DEFYING MONUMENTAL ODDS 

HOLDING IT DOWN — A native of Oakland, California, Sheila Ann Pullum Jr.’s entrepreneurship stint include functioning as credit repair consultant through the globally-acclaimed UCES Protection Plan, a longstanding financial services venture that was organized as a strategic, effective way to support the financial opportunities of consumers.

Sheila Ann Pullum Jr. could be appropriately described as a resourceful businesswoman, one who has always kept what she deems a “good paying” job.

Still, aside from acquiring a steady flow of income through her regular 9-to-5 gig, Pullum Jr. admittedly has always clung to even loftier goals and ambitions, many of which centered on her quest to thrive as an accomplished entrepreneur.
A native of Oakland, California, Pullum Jr.’s entrepreneurship stint include functioning as credit repair consultant through the globally-acclaimed UCES Protection Plan, a longstanding financial services venture that was organized as a strategic, effective way to support the financial opportunities of consumers.

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Generally, this is done largely by implementing positive habits to create and maintain a strong financial future, Pullum Jr. told Making Headline News this week.

“Our unique collection of services have been carefully selected to provide protection and opportunity over the many aspects of your finances — all combined into one easy-to-use system,” Pullum Jr. explained. “Our membership can help to ensure you and your family are safeguarding the assets that you’ve earned and those you have to come.”

A thriving, progressive venture that caters mostly to individuals ranging from ages 19 to “all the way to 70 years old,” Pullum Jr. acknowledged, this Hayward, California-based businesswoman said it is due in large part her keen passion, coupled with her diligently displaying a heart for people that have contributed mightily to her sustained success.

“My passion has always been helping others, so I love being the vehicle to betterment, whether by assisting someone in the credit repair process or by helping someone start a home based business,” Pullum Jr. said. “Our program has helped people achieve goals of homeownership, getting approved for business loans, and simply upgrading lives through the power of credit and entrepreneurship.”

Once a high school dropout, who resumed her education and obtained her GED, Pullum Jr. steadily defied the odds when she had ultimately graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services BSHS.

To her credit, her business-related achievements have been nothing short of remarkable since she delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.

That’s because Pullum Jr. is one of the top 65 producers in her company, a feat that resulted in her being awarded a seven-day cruise on the largest ship in the world, during which she traveled to Bay Islands, Honduras, Costa Maya, Cozumel Mexico, and Nassau Bahamas.

Interestingly, her entrepreneurial success has been put on display in such places as various parts of Florida, Las Vegas, and Houston, just to name a few.

A thriving, progressive venture that caters mostly to individuals ranging from ages 19 to “all the way to 70 years old,” Pullum Jr. acknowledged, this Hayward, California-based businesswoman said it is due in large part her keen passion, coupled with her diligently displaying a heart for people that have contributed mightily to her sustained success.

As for her personal mission for functioning in her selected line of work, Pullum Jr. embraces the notion that experience undoubtedly has been her best teacher, in some aspects.

“I was never taught about credit and financial literacy, so like many others, I made mistakes and ended up with bad credit,” Pullum Jr. said. “Once I fixed my credit, my life changed for the better.”

Once her life changed, she sensed she had no choice but to devise ways to help change and enrich the lives of others.


“I felt it was my moral responsibility to share (my knowledge) with others,” Pullum Jr. said. “We cannot do better until we know better. “My personal mission for doing this is educate and assist others and to create generation wealth, retire my parents, and to build a legacy for my sons, grandsons, godchildren, and nieces and nephews. Also, I must have control of my time and income.”


Besides her fellow colleagues and business partners, Pullum Jr. said that arguably her grandest inspirations are Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Iyanla Vanzant, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Myles Munroe, and Jim Rohn, among others.

“(These) are influencers who have inspired me to push past my limiting beliefs and to fight for the life that I deserve,” Pullum Jr. said.

A little less than two years removed from having started her business venture, Pullum has become a fixture for hosting what is known as weekly overviews in the Bay Area.


DESTINY STEPS 

“I consider myself a growth advocate and mindset mentor, encouraging others to stand in their power,” Pullum Jr. said. “(I love) helping people get from where they are to where they desire to be, to break the crabs in a bucket theory as I grow I reach back for others.

“Nothing in life is easy, but we have to choose our hard. Growth starts with the belief that you are capable of doing something different and stepping out of your comfort zone to greatness.”

Well said by a thriving, West Coast businesswoman, one who’s gone from a high school dropout to a well-educated entrepreneur in her own right.


For more information about Oakland, California-area Entrepreneur Sheila Ann Pullum Jr., call 510. 736.2402, or connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/thecaramelprincess. 


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Fort Worth author Helena Lewis-Norman savors her ‘new next’ courtesy of emotionally-driven book


I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 NIV)


TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH 

BUT GOD — Helena Lewis-Norman, in fact, can greatly attest to shattered dreams, as she vividly details in her newly-produced book entitled, “Shattered Pieces: From Broken2Blessed,” an emotionally-driven, tear-jerking written work that was officially released in mid-April.

DALLAS — For Helena Lewis-Norman, the turmoil she’s endured in recent years, she wouldn’t wish for it to transpire in the life of her worst enemy.

“At some point in life, something will happen to shatter your dreams, your faith, and yes, your whole life,” Lewis-Norman told Making Headline News this week, recalling the tumultuous, disheartening developments surrounding the deaths of her daughter and grandchild. “Tragedy, hurt, and brokenness cross all socioeconomic boundaries, leaving us feeling hopeless.”
Lewis-Norman, in fact, can greatly attest to these encounters, as she vividly details in her newly-produced book entitled, “Shattered Pieces: From Broken2Blessed,” an emotionally-driven, tear-jerking written work that was officially released in mid-April.

BOOK SIGNING ALERT!!! 

A native of nearby Fort Worth, Lewis-Norman will host a book signing for “Shattered Pieces: From Broken2Blessed,” her 176-page featured written document that addresses an assortment of pertinent topics, most notably what this Christian-based writer refers to as tragedy, hurt, and brokenness, all of which cross virtually all socioeconomic boundaries.

A book signing and brunch celebration for this sought-after book will take on Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST at the Hampton Inn and Suites, located at 6555 Park Brook in Forest Hill, Texas.


As Lewis-Norman eloquently explained, it was God Who strategically assigned her to compose an awe-inspiring book whereby she recalls in great details how He anchored her spiritually during what arguably was the darkest season of her life.

“It doesn’t matter who you are, somewhere along your journey, life will deal you a hand you don’t know how to play,” Lewis-Norman said. “At that moment, your entire life hinges upon your decision.”

Within minutes after offering a detailed synopsis of her new book, this devout woman of faith then poses a few rather riveting, thought-provoking questions to masses to ponder, particularly as it pertains to their respective season in the wilderness.

“Will you react and continue to do the same things you’ve always done such as avoid painful times in your life? Or will you respond by doing something different and deal with the broken pieces in your life?” Lewis-Norman said. “Things that have shattered in your life, which left you broken, all had a purpose to prepare you for your new next.”

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“At some point in life, something will happen to shatter your dreams, your faith, and yes, your whole life,” Lewis-Norman told Making Headline News this week, recalling the tumultuous, disheartening developments surrounding the deaths of her daughter and grandchild. “Tragedy, hurt, and brokenness cross all socioeconomic boundaries, leaving us feeling hopeless.”

For Lewis-Norman, because of her bend-but-don’t break faith, coupled with her spiritually resiliency as one of God’s beloved spokespersons, she can dauntless profess that she’s ceremoniously crossed over into her “new next.”

Yep. To God be the glory.

“There is life after loss of a love one, divorce — which feels like a death — transition or change of employment or financial crisis,” Lewis-Norman said.

As expected, the feedback for Lewis-Norman’s “Shattered Pieces: From Broken2Blessed” has been overwhelmingly favorable.

“Excellent feedback of transparent moments shared in the book,” Lewis-Norman said.

For Lewis-Norman, because of her bend-but-don’t break faith, coupled with her spiritually resiliency as one of God’s beloved spokespersons, she can dauntless profess that she’s ceremoniously crossed over into her “new next.”

Interestingly, while putting the wraps on her newly-produced project, Lewis-Norman recalls how God had given her specific instructions as a strategic, effective way to minister to His people.

“While finalizing the last chapters of the book, I was ignited as the purpose pusher to help push people who have been paralyzed by their pain and stagnated in disappointment, which caused them to doubt who they are in God,” Lewis-Norman said.

In addition, Lewis-Norman told Making Headline News that she’s devising ways to construct a stage play for “Shattered Pieces: From Broken2Blessed.”


For more information about Dallas/Fort worth Author Helena Lewis-Norman, to order her book, or to schedule her for a public appearance or book signing, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/helenashawn.lewisjohnson.


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Winners BBQ has been nothing short of remarkable since its 2015 Dallas/Fort Worth inception


“The highest human act is to inspire.”Late superstar rapper Nipsey Hussle


WINNER’S CIRCLE 

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — A former Iowa State football standout, DeAndre Jackson had ultimately delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship as the proud founder of Winners BBQ, a family-owned restaurant that has established three franchises since its inception in 2015.

DUNCANVILLE, Texas — If there’s one thing that DeAndre Jackson has learned as a former athlete, it’s how to make good on a seemingly unfavorable situation.

Consider, for instance, how when Jackson’s bid to land on an NFL roster spot fell short amid a career-ending ACL injury, he diligently had become resourceful in that he miraculously found his niche, both as an athletic trainer and real estate agent.
Much to his delight, things for the Garland, Texas native would only get better.
A former Iowa State standout, Jackson had ultimately delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship as the proud founder of Winners BBQ, a family-owned restaurant that has established three franchises since its inception in 2015.

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THEY ARE LIT — Winners BBQ, in fact, has become a fixture throughout North Texas, in large part because consumers have come to enjoy — and embrace — its delectable meat plates, meat by the pound, its assortment of sandwiches, not to mention its smoked turkey legs, as well as its distinctly unique meat loaded potato that’s famously deemed “The G.O.AT.”

Winners BBQ’s original location is housed at 3200 14th Street in nearby Plano. A popular Dallas/Fort Worth restaurant that Jackson owns along with his cousin, Tevin Jackson, Tevin’s wife, former University of Texas and professional track and field star Nichole Denby-Jackson, Winners BBQ has since added two locations — one in Cedar Hill and in Austin.

Following what the Jacksons described as “massive success” of the Plano location, DeAndre opened Winners BBQ Cedar Hill in 2017, and in less than three months ago, Nichole, Tevin, and Nichole’s sister, Nichale,  opened the Austin location. 

For DeAndre Jackson and Co., it’s been all good ever since.


RED ZONE EFFICIENCY 

To their credit, the Jacksons have gone to great lengths to form what has become an All-Star lineup of Winners BBQ CEOs.

“We pride ourselves on bringing flavorful craft BBQ with having a one-of-a-kind menu and delivering exceptional customer service,” Nichole Denby-Jackson told Making Headline News this week.

Winners BBQ, in fact, has become a fixture throughout North Texas, in large part because consumers have come to enjoy — and embrace — its delectable meat plates, meats by the pound, its assortment of sandwiches, not to mention its smoked turkey legs, as well as its distinctly unique meat loaded potato that’s famously deemed “The G.O.AT.”

Following what the Jacksons described as “massive success” of the Plano location, DeAndre opened Winners BBQ Cedar Hill in 2017, and in less than three months ago, Nichole, Tevin, and Nichole’s sister, Nichale,  opened the Austin location. For DeAndre Jackson and Co., it’s been all good ever since.

And then there are Winners BBQ’s mouth-watering sides and its kids menu, not to mention its sweet and tangy BBQ sauce and its flavor-packed dry rub, which takes all of its smoked meats to “another level of flavor,” DeAndre Jackson acknowledged.

Interestingly, Winners BBQ has earned mentions in a slew of food publications, trends that have given way to this star-studded restaurant chain having garnered a host of food awards and magazine honors.


“As high profile collegiate and professional athletes, we are highly competitive by nature and this competitiveness and drive spill over into every faucet of our lives,” DeAndre Jackson explained. “Sports is what we all have in common, and the discipline, dedication, perseverance, mental toughness, sacrifice, motivation, and determination that athletics have instilled in us has taught us very valuable life lessons and how to never quit, no matter what curve balls life throw your way.”


To their credit, the Jacksons have gone to great lengths to form what has become an All-Star lineup of Winners BBQ CEOs.

Surely, their competitive drive as former athletes has contributed mightily to their sustained entrepreneurship success.

For starters, DeAndre and Tevin Jackson, both were legitimate hopeful to land NFL contracts before injuries reduced their effectiveness, thus bringing their careers to unceremoniously ends.

ON A MISSION — As for the Jacksons’ mission for having delved off into entrepreneurship, what it all boils down, they said, is devising ways to leave a legacy for their children — and their children’s children.

Both, in fact, had sustained torn ACL’s, and were forced to tackle — and sack — what they label as the “real world” for the first time in a long time.

And then there was Nichole, a Los Angeles native, who was the catalyst of Texas’ track and field program that captured a national championship before she enjoyed a professional stint with Nike and Adidas that spanned a decade.

Interestingly, Nichole maintained a top-10 world ranking and represented the U. S. on its World Championship Team, as well as served as an alternate on the U. S. Olympic team.

Winners BBQ’s original location is housed at 3200 14th Street in nearby Plano. A popular Dallas/Fort Worth restaurant that Jackson owns along with his cousin, Tevin Jackson, and Tevin’s wife, former University of Texas and professional track and field star Nichole Denby-Jackson, Winners BBQ has since added two locations — one in Cedar Hill and in Austin.

As for the Jacksons’ mission for having delved off into entrepreneurship, what it all boils down, they said, is devising ways to leave a legacy for their children — and their children’s children.

“My personal mission is to be able to pass down something for my children to own and start them off at an even better place in life than I was,” Nichole said. “I would also love to use my platform to motivate and inspire others, whether that be on speaking panels, through a published book, public appearances, and various events or seminars.

“Another mission is to have enough financial freedom for me to give back to many communities through charitable acts of kindness and build water wells in certain parts of Africa for those without clean water,” Nichole added. “We are all big on philanthropy and are big advocates for our community.”

DeAndre and Tevin Jackon both were legitimate hopeful to land NFL contracts before injuries reduced their effectiveness, thus bringing their careers to unceremoniously end. Both, in fact, sustained torn ACL’s, and were both forced to tackle — and sack — the real world for the first time in a long time.

In addition, the Jacksons announced strategic plans to create what they call the “WINspiration Foundation,” an organization that would allow them to display their notable philanthropy efforts.

“Something that I learned from the late great Nipsey Hussle is that the highest human act is to inspire,” Nichole said. “If I can use my platform to reach at least one person — I would love to inspire many — I would be happy.”

Said DeAndre Jackson: “It is important to pass down knowledge and wisdom to better those around you and make them want to become the best versions of themselves and to be able to pass down and instill these things in the next generation which will pick up the baton as it will be their turn to run the world.”

Just as the Jacksons are presently doing as successful entrepreneurs — this after having made good on seemingly unfavorable situations.

Talk about true Winners.


For more information about Texas entrepreneurs DeAndre Jackson, Nichole Denby-Jackson, Tevin Jackson and Nichale of Winners BBQ, call 972.424-2400 (Plano), 205.572-0256 (Cedar Hill), 512.861.5066 (Austin), or connect with Winners BBQ via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/winnersbbq/


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Dallas’ Cheryl Edinbyrd walking in her purpose as the face of The Tree of Life Birth, Counseling and Wellness Center

IT IS WELL 

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — With the valiant help of a solid support system, Dallas/Fort Worth businesswoman Cheryl Edinbyrd’s entrepreneurship endeavors have come full circle as the owner and CEO of The Tree of Life Birth, Counseling and Wellness Center, PLLC.

DALLAS — Cheryl Edinbyrd was only keeping it 100, particularly as it relates to how she had become greatly empowered to delve off into the world of entrepreneurship.

“I was always of the mindset that no one owes me anything, and if I wanted to do things in life, I had to put in the work,” Edinbyrd told Making Headline News this week. “So I positioned myself for purpose.”
Indeed she did.
And with the valiant help of a solid support system, Edinbyrd’s entrepreneurship endeavors have come full circle as the owner and CEO of The Tree of Life Birth, Counseling and Wellness Center, PLLC.

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A Dallas/Fort Worth-area venture that went into full operations five years ago, Edinbyrd’s Tree of Life Birth, Counseling and Wellness Center is located at 8035 East RL Thornton, Suite 328 in Dallas.

Tree of Life Birth, in fact, has become a fixture through the DFW Metroplex, in large part because it specializes in working with individuals, couples and families, most notably through pre-and-post marriage, chemical dependency, trauma, eating disorders, as well as the aftermath of suicide, according to detailed breakdown at https://www.facebook.com/CECounselingServices/.

A progressive, thriving business that accommodates individuals ranging in ages in 10-and-up, Edinbyrd emphasized what she admires the most about her business is the joy of serving those from what she appropriately describes as “a whole person’s perspective,” or as she plainly puts it, a person’s “mind, body, and spirit.”

In addition, Edinbyrd’s venture strategically aids individuals, particularly those who unfortunately endure life’s dreaded transitions, including — but not limited to — anxiety and depression.

Interestingly, Edinbyrd has become overwhelmingly resourceful in her element in that she customarily utilizes EMDR, CBT, DBT and yoga therapy in her practice.

That’s not all.

Tree of Life Birth has become a fixture through the DFW Metroplex, in large part because it specializes in working with individuals, couples and families, most notably through pre-and-post marriage, chemical dependency, trauma, eating disorders, as well as the aftermath of suicide, according to detailed breakdown at https://www.facebook.com/CECounselingServices/.

The Tree of Life Birth, Counseling and Wellness Center has become widely known also as a birth center, of sorts, considering Edinbyrd and her staff offer efficient and effective counseling and wellness services — from oxygen bar-vaginal steaming to body sculpting to massages.

A progressive, thriving business that accommodates individuals ranging in ages in 10-and-up, Edinbyrd emphasized what she admires the most about her business is the joy of serving those from what she appropriately describes as “a whole person’s perspective,” or as she plainly puts it, a person’s “mind, body, and spirit.”

A recipient of the 2019 Community Service Award, Edinbyrd oversees the day-to-day operations of Tree of Life Birth, Counseling and Wellness Center, PLLC with Louis Edinbyrd, her devoted business partner and husband of 21 years, whom this Dallas native deems her biggest supportive and biggest fan.

“My sister, Dianna Blevins, is also collaborating and working under the TTOL umbrella,” Edinbyrd said of a flourishing business she hopes will garner more of a regional presence in the foreseeable future.

A recipient of the 2019 Community Service Award, Edinbyrd oversees the day-to-day operations of Tree of Life Birth, Counseling and Wellness Center, PLLC with Louis Edinbyrd, her devoted business partner and husband of 21 years, whom this Dallas native deems her biggest supportive and biggest fan.

A graduate of Ballinger (Texas) High, Edinbyrd advanced her education at the University of North Texas in Denton.

As for her personal mission for electing to establish what has become a distinctly unique business, Edinbyrd acknowledged that what it all boils to is exemplifying the willingness to be of serve, to go above and beyond in having a heart to serve, for the most part.

As for her personal mission for electing to establish what has become a distinctly unique business, Edinbyrd acknowledged that what it all boils to is exemplifying the willingness to be of serve, to go above and beyond in having a heart to serve, for the most part.

“I’m inspired by all those who went before me to do their part in giving back to people,” Edinbyrd, a lifetime member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, said. “We are helpers, one toward another, and iron sharpens iron. It’s imperative that I esteem and inspire others so we can remain whole.”

Well said and appropriately stated by a successful Texas businesswoman, one who’s accomplished to keeping it 100,  particularly as it relates to how she had become greatly empowered to delve off into the world of entrepreneurship.

An awe-inspiring, life-enhancing milestone that, much to her delight, has given way to favorable results.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth Businesswoman Cheryl Edinbyrd of The Tree of Life Birth, Counseling and Wellness Center, PLLC., call 214.912.2614. Also, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/CECounselingServices/.


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Orlando businessman Dr. Casuel D Pitts Jr. is a ‘serial entrepreneur’ in his own right


Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. (Philippians 2:3)


ULTIMATE IMPACT 

IT’S ALL GOOD — To his distinctly unique credit, Dr. Casuel Pitts, 33, is the mastermind behind a half dozen business ventures, most notably his featured endeavor that is Ultimate Discount Services INC., a progressive, thriving company he said was “created by God” during a recent interview with Making Headline News.

There’s no other way to put it.

Dr. Casuel D Pitts Jr. is serial entrepreneur.

Hey, he said it.

And, given the immeasurable strides this Orlando, Florida-based businessman has made since delving off the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship, he’s certainly earned the right to make such a dauntless declaration.
To his distinctly unique credit, Dr. Pitts, 33, is the mastermind behind a half dozen business ventures, most notably his featured endeavor that is Ultimate Discount Services INC., a progressive, thriving company he said was “created by God” during a recent interview with Making Headline News.
“But He chose me to run this empire,” Dr. Pitts said without hesitation.

A company that officially went into full operations in 2014, Dr. Pitts has appropriately described his company as “the core of UDS is reimbursements.”

Since the startup of Ultimate Discount Services INC., Dr. Pitts and his team have enjoyed a considerable amount of success.

Sustained success, that is.

“Our goal is to help people save money while educating them on how important “credit, investments, and entrepreneurship are,” Dr. Pitts explained. “It is important for consumers to realize that UDS is not insurance, although we have similarities. Our focus is to make sure reimbursements are received on things you cannot control.”

A company that officially went into full operations in 2014, Dr. Pitts has appropriately described his company as “the core of UDS is reimbursements.”

Interestingly, Dr. Pitts deems it essential to often offer a rather intriguing scenario when sharing with the masses his up-and-coming business venture.


“Ask yourself, ‘When was the last time you or someone you know damaged a cell phone?’ What about the last time you or someone you know received some type of traffic ticket? What about medical, dental, and vision co-pays?’” Dr. Pitts said. “These are just a few things that we reimburse on.”


A company that has garnered a reputation for accommodating consumers in the each of the 50 U. S. states, Dr. Pitts emphasized that Ultimate Discount Services INC. will service clients internationally by as early as the year 2025.

“(We’re striving to teach people how to save money, invest money, all while building credit at the same time,” said Dr. Pitts, referring to his company’s longstanding mission.

A native of Kankakee, Illinois who was raised mostly in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Pitts’ company has been thoroughly embraced by a host of celebrities and celebrity athletes, most notably former NFL star and recent Hall of Fame inductee Ray Lewis of Baltimore Ravens, who serves as the company’s President.

An entrepreneur tenure that spans more two decades, Dr. Pitts’ featured business venture caters mostly to those whom he refers to as the “millennial drive with the wisdom of the baby boomers and Generation X.”

An entrepreneur tenure that spans more two decades, Dr. Pitts’ featured business venture caters mostly to those whom he refers to as the “millennial drive with the wisdom of the baby boomers and Generation X.”

Having earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Dr. Pitts earned a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Advertising, and Doctorate Degrees in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership and Organization.

As for amongst those who inspired him to established what is shaping up to be sought-after business, Dr. Pitts said he especially guilty of paying homage to Almighty God first and foremost, his wife, Ashanti Pitts and my business colleagues, not to mention a host of colleagues.

A business he’s convinced has yet to enjoy its best and brightest days, Dr. Pitts emphasized he’s very much open to speaking engagements and public appearances, during which he would discuss in more detail his booming business.

SOLID SUPPORTING CAST — As for amongst those who inspired him to established what is shaping up to be sought-after business, Dr. Pitts said he especially guilty of paying homage to Almighty God first and foremost, his wife, Ashanti Pitts and my business colleagues, not to mention a host of colleagues.

As for his current itinerary, he said: “The best way to know about the events that I will be attending is by visiting my site (www.myempire.club) and get on my list to receive notifications and motivational quotes.”

In addition, Dr. Pitts announced that he and his staff will be adding an events section to Ultimate Discount Services INC online so you prospective clients can visit the company’s website at www.udsinc.us.

“My desire is to change poverty amongst many other things,” Dr. Pitts said. “My goal is to leave a legacy behind so deep that they add me in the history books so that kids of all color have hope, which means to me: Helping Other People Everyday. Whoever is reading this, I just want you to know that I will not stop until I get this completed.”

Well said appropriately stated by this, a serial entrepreneur.

In his own right.


For more information about Orlando, Florida-based Businessman Dr. Casuel Pitts of Ultimate Discount Services INC., call 224.656.1767. Also, connect with him at: www.udsinc.us; www.myempire.club; https://form.jotform.com/udscredit/credit-vs-wealth-book.


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Florida author Shemeka L. McNair’s choosing to ‘wait on God’ has resulted in her gifts making room for her

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Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. (Psalm 27:14 KJV)


WAITING FOR GOD’S APPROVAL 

TRUSTING THE PROCESS — Florida author Shemeka McNair’s featured written work is entitled, “Impatiently Waiting: Don’t Rush Love,” a 170-page project that jumpstarted her authorship debut when it was ceremoniously released in 2016.

Just before midday EST on Saturday, Shemeka L. McNair took to her Facebook page, where she staged before her social media followers a rather forthright and riveting post that essentially had come wrapped up in a self-declaration, of sorts.

Said McNair in on her timelime:
This year, I will shake hands with million dollar investors. They will fund my vision in its entirety. Then I will become a millionaire and I will shake hands with people like me and I will fund their vision. Not only will I soon be a millionaire I will produce other millionaires for the Glory of God! I walk in this type of favor!! I am anointed for this.
Talk about shooting her spiritual shot. Talk about keeping it 100.
Talk about some making an emphatic, dauntless, in-your-face profession, one that figures to change not just the life of McNair but, most importantly, virtually an entire generation.
If, by chance, God deems it essential to bring that about which McNair has publicly declared to fruition, in all likelihood, she’ll be exchanging pleasantries with millionaires, who will surely express interest in her gallery of books.

BUY SHEMEKA McNAIR’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Impatiently-Waiting-Dont-Rush-Love/dp/1542879418

One in particular is McNair’s featured written work entitled, “Impatiently Waiting: Don’t Rush Love,” the 170-page project that jumpstarted her authorship debut when it was ceremoniously released in 2016.

“I wrote the book, because I was single for so long time and, at a certain point in my wait, I became tired of waiting and begin to make really (ill-advised) choices in men,” McNair, a native of Magee, Mississippi, told Making Headline News this week. “I lowered — basically got rid of — all of the standards I had and I just started to go with the flow of the dating scene. I bumped my head and had my heart broken so many times, I lost count.”

As McNair vividly explained, it wasn’t until God had her strategically confined inside of her vehicle that greatly enabled her to — for a lack of better words — see a light bulb moment, particularly it relates to her unfavorable decision-making in dating.


“One night, in the year 2011, I was sitting in the car, crying over a relationship and I begin to ask God, ‘Why is this happening to me? Why does this keep happening to me?’” — Florida Author Shemeka McNair 


As she consequently found out, God — His usual reliable Self — had provided her with some much-needed sense of direction.

“I heard a Voice say, ‘Write about it,’” McNair explained. “What type of response is that? I’m crying and You tell me to write about it. As time passed, I begin to journal about whatever I was going through in the relationships and courtships.”

LISTEN UP — As for the divine message she’s sending to her audience through “Impatiently Waiting: Don’t Rush Love,” McNair said, “If you can wait, you can have whatever it is you want. When we rush we have everything we don’t want…like the wrong partner, toxic relationships, and situations we should have never been a part of. We all have a due season. We just have to enjoy, not despise our wait, because it will always be worth the wait.”

And before she knew it, she was on path to assuming the role of an author, a trend that has given way to this Orlando-based writer and businesswoman assembling three additional books, one of which is presently in the works and about to be headed for the printer.

Aside from an “Impatiently Waiting” book that has caught the attention of actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, who’s famously known for her childhood role as Rudy Huxtable in the classic NBC sitcom, “The Cosby Show,” McNair also authored:

“Behind the Scenes Of Success,” which was released in December 2017, or approximately 10 months after the first one. Then in January 2019, she published “On the Road To Recovery.”

As McNair can boldly admit today, she’s grateful to God for having assigned her to speak along such a thought-provoking, spiritually-empowering topic for such a time as now.

As for the divine message she’s sending to her audience through “Impatiently Waiting: Don’t Rush Love,” McNair said, “If you can wait, you can have whatever it is you want. When we rush we have everything we don’t want…like the wrong partner, toxic relationships, and situations we should have never been a part of. We all have a due season. We just have to enjoy, not despise our wait, because it will always be worth the wait.”

As McNair can boldly admit today, she’s grateful to God for having assigned her to speak along such a thought-provoking, spiritually-empowering topic for such a time as now.

McNair’s “Behind the Scenes Of Success” was released in December 2017, or approximately 10 months after her first book.

“Many people have said to me that I will write books, but I didn’t know how or where to start,” McNair said. “So I just started to write down what I thought I should be writing until one day in 2015, I was visiting a church and the pastor asked me to stand and he said to me, ‘I see you journaling. I see you are writing a lot.’”

Surely, such a public prophesy essentially was God speaking to McNair through one of His spokespersons.

McNair’s “On the Road To Recovery” debuted in January of this year.

To her credit, it’s a good thing she took heed to that which God revealed to her.

Continued the Pastor: “God said for you to hurry up and write the book and he will send the finances.”

STAR POWER — McNair’s “Impatiently Waiting”has caught the attention of actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, who’s famously known for her childhood role as Rudy Huxtable in the classic NBC sitcom, “The Cosby Show.”

And just like that, McNair’s authorship tenure was officially underway, an awe-inspiring development that given way to four books — and counting.

“That put a fire under me and I was trying to write, but didn’t know what I should be writing,” McNair said.

Once she had finally found her niche as an accomplished author, God, in turn, had provided the increase.

GLIMPSE OF GOD’S GLORY — If, by chance, God deems it essential to bring that about which McNair has publicly declared to fruition, in all likelihood, she’ll be exchanging pleasantries with millionaires, who will surely express interest in her gallery of books.

“I have received great feedback from everyone,” McNair said of her assortments, especially the first one. “They feel the book is real and relatable. Even men have said the book was a great read.”

Chances are, those millionaires with whom she will eventually cross paths will share the same sentiments.


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Atlanta-area businesswoman Tamara Charles salutes her firstborn on becoming her first of four children to earn a degree

RAISING THE BAR 

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!! To her credit, coupled with the valiant support of her mother, Jazmyne Williana Balan-Charles has steadfastly made good on her pledge to her mother when she earned her undergraduate degree on May 19 from Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts.

Amongst Tamara Charles’ greatest desires for Jazmyne Williana Balan-Charles is that her daughter would someday never have to weather the types of adversities she endured when she was her age.

“Jazmyne watched me struggled as a single mom raising her and her siblings, working two jobs and going to school after work to come home and cook dinner at 10 p.m. at night,” Charles told Making Headline News during its annual Salute To Graduate Tributes.
“I knew my daughter didn’t want to experience what I’ve went through, being a single mom with four kids. I taught all my kids that education is the key to success, and as her mother, I stayed on top of her education. I knew Jazmyne would be successful.”
To her credit, coupled with the valiant support of her mother, Jazmyne has steadfastly made good on her pledge to her mother when she earned her undergraduate degree on May 19 from Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts.

A former Framingham State University student who transferred from nearby Framingham, Massachusetts-based institution after her freshman year to be closer to her twin brother and the rest of the family, Jazmyne capped off her undergraduate tenure by graduating with honors, having amassed an impressive cumulative grade point average of 4.0.

In a nutshell, that meant that the only “C” this academically gifted student had witnessed during her undergraduate days was that which jumpstarted her last name.

That Tamara Charles is overwhelmingly proud of her new college graduate essentially goes without saying.

“I am beyond proud of my daughter,” said Charles, an Atlanta-area businesswoman who was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti, but relocated to the United States in 1986 at the tender age of seven. “Jazmyne was never a young girl to try to fit in with other girls. Her circle was her family from both sides…from her father and mom’s side of the family.”

STAYED THE COURSE — A former Framingham State University student who transferred from nearby Framingham, Massachusetts-based institution after her freshman to be closer to her twin brother and the rest of the family, Jazmyne capped off her undergraduate tenure by graduating with honors, having amassed an impressive cumulative grade point average of 4.0.

For Jazmyne, the immeasurable, close-knit bond she’s established with her loved ones has played a major factor in the success she’s enjoyed since making the transition from high school to college.

“She hung out with her aunties and cousins,” said Charles, recalling her daughter’s memorable college journey. “Jazmyne’s type of sleepovers was that I’m going to auntie so and so’s house. There wasn’t, ‘Oh I’m going to sleep over at my friends’ house.’ She was mentored and guided by a whole lot of successful women, so I never doubted that my daughter wouldn’t be successful as well.”

Once Jazmyne’s name was called and echoed through the loudspeaker to receive her degree, Charles contends she was the happiest mother in the place, happy that she was blessed to have worked diligently to help propel her daughter to yet another major milestone.

WHERE IT ALL STARTED — For Jazmyne, the immeasurable, close-knit bond she’s established with her loved ones has played a major factor in the success she’s enjoyed since making the transition from high school to college.

So much, in fact, that she had to reach for the nearest Kleenex to absorb the tears that spilled out of her eyes.

“It was a proud moment for me,” Charles said. “The tears came rolling down but it was tears of joy…tears that my daughter wasn’t another statistic. Jazmyne just turn 22 on May 6. When I was 22, I had a set of twins, a girl and boy with no college degree. And to see your firstborn and first heartbeat didn’t follow your footsteps and did it differently is a mother’s dream come true.”

Her daughter’s latest dream, by all accounts, has become a reality, in large part because of what her mother describes as “tough love,” meaning her children — despite her flurry of ill-advised decisions during her youth — were routinely held accountable and to a higher standard if they failed to meet her lofty expectations.


“Yes, I showed my kids tough love, but that’s because I wanted them to know nothing is given to them,” Charles explained. “If you want something, you have to go out there in this cold world and get it. It’s not going to be easy, but giving up was never an option in my book and I continue to pass that same mentality to my children.”


Because after all, amongst Charles’ greatest desires for her children was that they would someday never have to weather the types of adversities she endured when she was age.

Jazmyne’s latest dream, by all accounts, has become a reality, in large part because of what her mother describes as “tough love,” meaning her children — despite her flurry of ill-advised decisions during her youth — were routinely held accountable and to a higher standard if they failed to meet her expectations.

So far, so good, especially for her firstborn whom, to her credit, is already raising the bar for her younger siblings to follow — or perhaps surpass.

“I tell them every day, ‘I never ever want to see any of my children struggle like I did, so keep pushing. Anything and everything you set your mind to, you can do it,’” Charles said.

Much to delight of mom, her oldest child had been listening, as evidence by the college degree she inherited just last weekend.


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Business partners Michael LeMay and Nikki Denise join forces to compose a book that promotes combating divorce


Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (Matthew 19:6 KJV)


GOD’S HOLY ORDINANCE 

DALLAS — For the record, there’s never a bad time, quite frankly, to speak along the lines of what it means to avoid a dreaded marital dissolution.

That is why authors Michael LeMay and Nikki Denise have joined forced to compose a book they sense will become a fixture not just amongst worldly individuals but, most importantly, amongst those who make up the Body of Christ.
Never mind that the informative, emotionally-driven, spiritually gut-checking book by these writers isn’t scheduled to be released until sometime in Spring 2020.
“(We’re striving) to encourage men and women to reconsider staying married as opposed to divorce,” LeMay told Making Headline News this week. “And (we’re striving) to offer various practical and emotional reasons why they should stay married.”

ACCORDING TO GOD’S LAW…

Indeed they are, courtesy of an awe-inspiring and forthcoming book entitled, “Avoiding Divorce For Men and Women: 101,” a collaborative written document that’s centered largely on this dynamic duo of authors deeming it essential to — you know — keep it real with their readers, most notably those who could learn a thing or two about the downside of divorce and why sticking together as a union would be beneficial for both parties in the long run.

To their credit, these authors’ strategic and steadfast objective of keeping it real, by all accounts, is accompanied by a great deal of transparency.

There’s never a bad time, really, to speak along the lines of what it means to avoid a marital dissolution. That is why authors Michael LeMay and Nikki Denise have joined forced to compose a book they sense will become a fixture not just amongst worldly individuals but, most importantly, amongst those who make up the Body of Christ.

“We believe that having been through divorce and single parenting that we have an authentic experience and knowledge about this subject matter,” Nikki Denise, 39, a native of Durham, North Carolina, explained. “It is our quest to help African-American families stay together and to deter divorce through our media. We hope to bring awareness to the public about some of the pitfalls and root causes and the results of divorce on a family. And we hope to provide information and guidance to avoid divorce.”

A book that is already generating its share of favorable feedback — “It’s been all positive,” LeMay said — roughly eight months prior to its scheduled release, “Avoiding Divorce For Men and Women: 101” is making a strong case that it figures to be as good as advertised once it makes it ceremoniously release on the market.

“The avoiding divorce platform seeks to explain how various socio economic dynamics can transcend into interrelation dysfunction and marital failures, within modern African American families,” said the co-authors, when asked in what ways are their forthcoming book apart of the purpose for which God has created them. “The avoiding divorce platform challenges black men and women to perform deep mental introspection and self-examination, to discover the root causes in their behavioral patterns that can be correlated to patterns of dysfunction in their marriages.”

Moreover, LeMay and Nikki Denise acknowledged, what they appropriately label the “avoiding divorce platform” is absolutely essential, particularly as it pertains to keeping the sanctity of marriage intact.

THEY’VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU — All things considered, LeMay and his Nikki Denise can dauntless profess that they thank God for strategically assigning them for collectively composing an intriguing and essential book for such a time as now.

There are variety of pivotal reasons for drawing such an analogy, they emphasized.


“The avoiding divorce platform triggers an awareness in black men and women to realize that they must to do self and perhaps professional psychoanalysis required to know thyself and to become self-aware,” Nikki Denise explained. “We believe that this is our God-given assignment as authors.”


Having announced this week that they are open to speaking engagements, during which they would share in detail the developments that fueled their fervent desire to assemble “Avoiding Divorce For Men and Women: 101,” both LeMay and Nikki Denise have undoubtedly found their niche as accomplished writers, having authored a galley of books.

In addition, LeMay Imagery Publishing will be publishing “Avoiding Divorce: 101,” a book they emphasized is designed for men and women, especially couples who are passionate about diligently remaining in covenant.

IN HER OWN WORDS — “We believe that having been through divorce and single parenting that we have an authentic experience and knowledge about this subject matter,” Nikki Denise, 39, a native of Durham, North Carolina, explained. “It is our quest to help African-American families stay together and to deter divorce through our media. We hope to bring awareness to the public about some of the pitfalls and root causes and the results of divorce on a family. And we hope to provide information and guidance to avoid divorce.”

“Our goal is to inspire families and to offer them tools for them to stay together,” said LeMay, an Atlanta-based businessman who is a native of Chicago. “We believe that our message of avoiding divorce is ordained by God and that it is as important as the Civil Rights Movement was.”

Talk about a rather bold and riveting suggestion, one that because of this brilliantly compelling book, figures to become a fixture not just amongst worldly individuals but, most importantly, amongst those who make up the Body of Christ.

“(We want our readers) to become self-aware and spiritually awakened,” LeMay said in making a plea for consumers to begin submitting presale orders for “Avoiding Divorce For Men and Women: 101.”

“I had to go through the process of analyzing my own consciousness and my psychological make-up…to evoke change within himself, I had to deconstruct myself from the core,” LeMay continued. “And then rebuild and reengineer my mind with new content. I had to undergo a mental and spiritual rebirth.”

All things considered, LeMay and his Nikki Denise can dauntlessly profess that they thank God for strategically assigning them for collectively composing an intriguing and essential book for such a time as now.

BOOK THEM — Having announced this week that they are open to speaking engagements, during which they would share in detail the developments that fueled their fervent desire to assemble “Avoiding Divorce For Men and Women: 101,” both LeMay and Nikki Denise have undoubtedly found their niche as accomplished writers, having authored a galley of books.

“I don’t believe that I’d be divorced today had I made these kinds of mental and spiritual changes before it was too late,” LeMay said without hesitation. “If I had only paid attention to the signs that my wife presented to me…had I taken accountability for taking the time to learn how to become humble enough to know that my marriage was in trouble, I don’t believe that I would be divorced today.

“Being able to ask for help when I realized that my marriage was in trouble was the work,” LeMay added. “This is the necessary process. In that, we acknowledge that we are in trouble and that we respond effectively.”

Talk about keeping it real.

For the record.


For more information about Authors  Michael LeMay and Nikki Denise, or to schedule them for a public appearance or book signing, connect with them via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/LeMay-Imagery-Publishing/324134638241888. Also, send email to: lemayimagery@gmail.com.


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Retired Memphis clergyman Bishop Andrew Jackson Sr. has made immeasurable strides during ministry that spans five decades


EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series of Making Headline News’ coverage of retired Memphis Pastor, Bishop Andrew Jackson, Sr. Bishop Jackson will be celebrating 50 years as founder of the historic Faith Temple Ministries Church of God in Christ during a celebratory reunion service on June 2.

50 SHADES OF GRACE 

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY — The very church that Bishop Andrew Jackson Sr. had organized has steadfastly stood the test of time, a trend that will surely emerge as the center of conversation when an expected overflow crowd descends upon 5191 Elvis Presley Boulevard on Sunday, June 2 to pay homage to the longtime preacher for five decades of dedicatory service to the Memphis and the Body of Christ.

DUNCANVILLE, Texas — What initially started out as an exclusive interview with retired Memphis Pastor, Bishop Andrew Jackson Sr., had suddenly turned into a rather riveting mini-sermon, of sorts.

“To move from a $100,000 facility to an $800,000 facility…it was kind of like the 300 (member) Gideon band,” Bishop Jackson said during a phone conversation with Making Headline News from his Eads, Tennessee home Tuesday night, referring to the narrative involving Gideon — the son of Joash — who’s widely remembered amongst Biblical historians for his decisive victory over a Midianite army despite a vast numerical disadvantage, during which he led a troop of what was known as 300 ‘valiant’ men.
“Gideon was facing a 100,000-man army and he only had 32,000 and God told him he had too many,” Bishop Jackson continued. And 22,000 went back and left him with 10,000. And God told him he still had too many. Only 300 passed the test, so he took the 300 and won the battle against 100,000.”

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For the record, there is precisely an unequivocal correlation this longtime clergyman and beloved founder of Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ has eloquently drawn in reference to an awe-inspiring Biblical sequential that’s housed in the Book of Judges.

“My point is when we moved, we only had about 100 members,” said Bishop Jackson, a Grady,  Arkansas native, referring to his church’s relocation from its South Memphis site in 1989 to its current establishment in the historic Whitehaven community.

While there are, in many aspects, strength in numbers, that wasn’t merely the case, particularly as it pertains to the continuous progression of his longstanding ministry, Bishop Jackson acknowledged.

UPON THIS ROCK — Having started his church in July 1969 in amid what many of his peers describe as “humble beginnings,” Bishop Jackson’s ministry was birthed with the valiant support of his then-wife, the late Lottie Jackson, the couple’s six children, and three adults. The church has since enjoyed a considerable amount of growth, coupled with the relocations to two different sites since its inception at 66 West Mallory Street — from a 300-seat sanctuary at 76 East Davant to its presence campus, which includes a sanctuary that accommodates approximately 750 individuals.

“It was strength in the anointing,” he said without hesitation.

Indeed it was, especially considering the very church that Bishop Jackson had organized has steadfastly stood the test of time, a trend that will surely emerge as the center of conversation when an  expected overflow crowd descends upon 5191 Elvis Presley Boulevard on Sunday, June 2 to pay homage to the longtime preacher for five decades of dedicatory service to Memphis and the Body of Christ.

In what has been ceremoniously dubbed Faith Temple’s “50th Founder’s Day Reunion Celebration,” Bishop Jackson expects a throng of colleagues, well-wishers, and current and former members to assemble at his church, where they will reminisce and honor him for his immeasurable body of work as arguably one of the Mid-South’s most cultivated and well-established clergymen.


THE HIGH PLACE 

Jackson, Sr. was officially consecrated to the Office of Bishopric of the COGIC during its 110th Holy Convocation in St. Louis before an overflow crowd of worshippers that included several members of the South Memphis-area church he founded in 1969.

Bishop Jackson’s 50th Founder’s Day celebration comes approximately three years after his retirement as Faith Temple’s Senior Pastor and a little less than two years after he was officially consecrated to the Office of Bishopric during COGIC’s 110th Holy Convocation in St. Louis.

Having started his church in July 1969 amid what many of his peers describe as “humble beginnings,” Bishop Jackson’s ministry was spearheaded with the valiant support of his then-wife, the late Lottie Jackson, the couple’s six children, and three adults.

The church has since enjoyed a considerable amount of growth, coupled with the relocation to two different sites since its inception at 66 West Mallory Street — from a 300-seat sanctuary at 76 East Davant to its presence campus, which includes a tabernacle that accommodates approximately 750 individuals.

Elder Ivory Jackson Sr. succeeded his father as Faith Temple’s Senior Pastor in June 2016.

In assessing the sustained success and resiliency of a ministry that spans five decades, Bishop Jackson, as expected, found it somewhat difficult to sum it all up in one word.

At least he tried.

“I don’t think so. I can’t think of any one word” said Bishop Jackson, chuckling before putting more serious thought into such a conspicuous inquiry. “I could say something like ‘awesome’ or ‘tremendous’ or ‘well done.’”

Given his unfathomable track record in the Body of Christ and as the face of Faith Temple Ministries COGIC, many would agree that there isn’t merely one word that could appropriately sum up the substantial impact Bishop Jackson’s ministry has had on countless of Mid-Southerners, particularly residents in the inner city South Memphis and Whitehaven communities.

Much like Bishop Jackson, though, the possibility exist that a number of attendees who will turn out for the golden anniversary of his ministry might perhaps take a figurative swing at assessing the efficacious impact he’s had on their lives in one pivotal word.

Or perhaps two.

Or three.

Or…well, you get the point.

Given his unfathomable track record in the Body of Christ and as the face of Faith Temple Ministries COGIC, many would agree that there isn’t merely one word that could appropriately sum up the substantial impact Bishop Jackson’s ministry has had on countless of Mid-Southerners, particularly residents in the inner city South Memphis and Whitehaven communities.

Regardless of the number of superlatives that will be uttered throughout the sanctuary loudspeakers, there’s a good chance that Bishop Jackson will have a handkerchief somewhere tucked away in the event he finds it difficult fighting back tears.

“It’s probably a good chance,” said Jackson, when asked what are the chances he’ll unleash tears of joy during the much-anticipated celebration of his latest ministerial milestone. “It depends on what is said.”

While Bishop Jackson isn’t certain if he’ll reach for his handkerchief on the morning of June 2, there’s one thing he undoubtedly knows, one major factor he appropriately singled out while capping off what seemed to be a mini-sermon, of sorts, Tuesday night.

“What seemed to be insurmountable,” he said, “we were able to overcome.”

With God, his Helper, leading the way.

For five decades and counting.


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