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Atlanta-area businesswoman Alandria L. Lloyd defies seemingly insurmountable odds, organizes a kingdom-advancing ministry

WALKING IN VICTORY — In spite of arguably the darkest and most disheartening chapters of her life, Atlanta-area businesswoman Alandria L. Lloyd, a devout woman of immeasurable faith, found peace and solace and spirital comfort in Almighty God, a life-enhancing trend that eventually fueled her desire to establish Change Agent Outreach Ministries, LLC.

There’s no other way to put it.

Alandria L. Lloyd, as she forthrightly tells it, was about to lose her mind at one point in time.

But God…

“After losing two children so close together, I was on the verge of losing my mind,” Lloyd, a 33-year-old Atlanta-area businesswoman, told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week. “But God kept me.”

Indeed He did.

For instance, He kept her in the wake of Lloyd having become a teenage mother for the first time at the tender age of age of 15, a development that sadly for her, resulted in the death of her premature born child after just two weeks of having given birth.

He kept her mightily approximately a year later after Lloyd had become pregnant once again, this time at 16 years of age, an occurrence that ultimately had given way to a teary-eyed and dejected young mother being left to bury an infant child yet again — all in a such short time frame.

PAYING IT FORWARD — A newly-erected ministry Lloyd founded in November 2017 and is powered by her A’Maya’s Army nonprofit organization, Change Agent Outreach Ministries’ chief objective is centered on serving single mothers, particularly those who have suffered the lost a child (or of children).

“She was stillborn,” Lloyd recalled.

Still, in spite of arguably the darkest and most disheartening chapters of her life, Lloyd, a devout woman of immeasurable faith, found peace and solace and spiritual comfort in Almighty God, a life-enhancing trend that eventually fueled her desire to establish Change Agent Outreach Ministries, LLC.

A newly-erected ministry Lloyd founded in November 2017 and is powered by her A’Maya’s Army nonprofit organization, Change Agent Outreach Ministries’ chief objective is centered on serving single mothers, particularly those who have suffered the lost a child (or of children).

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PAIN WITH A PURPOSE — By and large, Lloyd, whom admittedly “always had dreams the size of Texas,” doesn’t shy away from the notion that she customarily uses her pain as the spiritual fuel to catapult her to her purpose.

“My ministry is encouraging and mentoring mothers who have experienced a similar loss,” Lloyd, a native of Natalbany, Louisiana said.

Widely known as an accomplished author, mentor, and motivational speaker, Lloyd credits the perseverance, coupled with the bend-but-don’t-break faith she had to capture amid her babies’ deaths as the driving force that greatly enabled her to start what is shaping up to become a thriving, kingdom-advancing ministry.

“My competitive drive in life propelled me in my business, because I know that if I don’t go out and get it, no one else will do it for me,” Lloyd said. “My experience influenced me to start a ministry that serves that particular population.”

WOMAN OF MANY HATS — Widely known as an accomplished author, mentor, and motivational speaker, Lloyd credits the perseverance, coupled with the bend-but-don’t-break faith she had to capture amid her babies’ deaths as the driving force that greatly enabled her to start what is shaping up to become a thriving, kingdom-advancing ministry.

By and large, Lloyd, whom admittedly “always had dreams the size of Texas,” doesn’t shy away from the notion that she customarily uses her pain as the spiritual fuel to catapult her to her purpose.

The divine purpose for which God created her, that is.

“It is imperative that I encourage others daily, because I try to be to others what I wished I had for myself during my darkest seasons,” Lloyd said. “I inspire others, because I know what it is like to feel alone, abandoned, and misunderstood.”

Widely known as a woman of beauty who’s armed with an array of talents, Lloyd is a proud graduate of Delgado Community College, New Orleans, where she majored in General Studies.

Besides mentoring youths, she routinely assists aspiring authors to self-publish their books.

“My business caters to women of all ages,” Lloyd said. “Mostly millenials, but the ages vary.”

DEFYING ALL ODDS — Widely known as a woman of beauty who’s armed with an array of talents, Lloyd is a proud graduate of Delgado Community College, New Orleans, where she majored in General Studies.

As for her itinerary, Lloyd has a speaking engagement scheduled for January 27 in nearby Hammond, Louisiana during at a women’s empowerment brunch.

And, just recently she released a prayer journal entitled, “Fasting For Change,” an awe-inspiring written document that encourages people to incorporate fasting into their lives and to document their experiences during the fast.

“I try my best to uplift those who have been beaten down by the circumstances of life,” Lloyd said.

Because in case you haven’t gotten the memo, there’s no other way to put it.

Alandria L. Lloyd, as she forthrightly tells it, was about to lose her mind at one point in time.

But God…

 

If you or anyone you know has experienced the lost a child and would like information on Alandria’s L. Lloyd’s forthcoming retreat, click on this link: bit.ly/amayasarmyretreat

 

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is the Founder and Publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or makingheadlinenews@gmail.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

 

 

Philadelphia native Charles Coe, Jr. having an immediate entrepreneurship impact as new Atlanta resident

Charles Coe, Jr. is a little more than a six months removed from having relocated from Philadelphia to Atlanta.

Still, he appears destined to have an immediate entrepreneurship impact in his new place of residence.

GEORGIA ON HIS MIND — A native of Philadelphia who is the Founder and Director of Philly’s Incredible Kids Learning Center, LLC, Charles Coe, Jr., to his credit, is savoring the best of both worlds as the chief executive officer of C.O.E, Inc., an Atlanta-based, relatively new Human and Social Services Case Management Program and Training Series that Coe, Jr. launched just last month.

“I knew early on that I wanted to establish a business and brand that focuses on providing children with a well-rounded educational foundation and allowing people to become the best version of themselves,” Coe, Jr. told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

A native of Philadelphia who is the Founder and Director of Philly’s Incredible Kids Learning Center, LLC, Coe, Jr., to his credit, is savoring the best of both worlds as the chief executive officer of C.O.E, Inc., an Atlanta-based, relatively new Human and Social Services Case Management Program and Training Series that Coe, Jr. launched just last month.

The acronym C.O.E. stands for Creating Opportunities for Empowerment.

By and large, Coe, Jr.’s program is presently servicing both the Philadelphia and Atlanta areas with the intention to make it a globalized brand name, he said.

A program that was established at The Power of Purpose Business Event powered by Blessed And Beautiful Beginnings Creator Celeste Taylor., C.O.E, Inc. received rave reviews, most notably because of its remarkable service areas:

  • Intensive Case Management-individualized service plans including psychosocial, medical and behavioral assessments
  • Clinical Case Management
  • Life Skills Coaching and Wellness Techniques- Goal Achievability Assessment
  • Youth Enrichment/Mentorship/Educational Development
  • Community Development-multicultural diversity program cultivating a greater sensitivity for racial, ethnic and cultural differences. The establishment of community based programs that help to both uplift the community and allow the community to have a voice in the process while maintaining sustainability and,
  • Corporate and Case Management Training.

By and large, Coe, Jr.’s program is presently servicing both the Philadelphia and Atlanta areas with the intention to make it a globalized brand name, he said.  In addition, as a Certified Conflict and Resolution Training Specialist, Intensive Clinical Case Manager and Trauma Specialist, Coe, Jr. acknowledged that he’s afforded with the golden opportunity to work with over 11,296 individuals within the past eight years while partnering with organizations such as JEVS Human Services, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania Mother And Son Health Promotion Project, Drexel University and Champions of Caring, just to name a few.

IN THE NEWS — Interesting, in 2016, Coe, Jr. was named Case Manager of the Year, an honored that attracted an array of local headlines.

“I have an extensive professional background and expertise in working with some of the most sensitive and high-profile cases such as domestic violence, homeliness, child abuse, abuse-both mental and physical, career development and counseling, LGBTQ, youth, parents who lose children to gun violence, infant death, suicide, HIV/AIDS, mental health, physical disabilities, grief counseling, severe and moderate bullying amongst several others,” Coe, Jr. said. “It was not uncommon for me to work with up to 260 clients per week with a barrier stabilization and success rate of 98.89 percent.”

HIGH MARKS — A program that was established at The Power of Purpose Business Event powered by Blessed And Beautiful Beginnings Creator Celeste Taylor., C.O.E, Inc. received rave reviews.

Interesting, in 2016, Coe, Jr. was named Case Manager of the Year, an honored that attracted an array of local headlines.

“I often times find myself serving as a coach, cheerleader, and mascot in support of our clients, as we tackle a mutually agreed upon goal and/or objective,” Coe. Jr. said. “Having belief in someone is a very powerful thing and will have a very profound impact on the person to whom we are blessed to work with. This level of responsibility should never be taken lightly but held in such high regard.

“My program trains human and social services professionals, agencies, schools on successfully implementing the practices of transformational leadership through program training materials, workshops and client interaction,” Coe, Jr. added. “The ultimate goal is to ensure that our clients win.”

Coe, Jr’s educational background includes having earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Strategic and Organization Communication/Public Relations (Magna Cum Laude) from Temple University.

MAKING MAJOR MOVES — Charles Coe, Jr. is a little more than a six months removed from having relocated from Philadelphia to Atlanta. Still, he appears destined to have an immediate entrepreneurship impact in his new place of residence.

He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Adult and Organizational Development (Magna Cum Laude) and a Master’s in Human Services.

His degree specification includes — but isn’t limited to — engaging in recreation for People With Disabilities as well as Program Development and Implementation and Organizational Assessments.

In addition, Coe, Jr. has become a fixture in specialized projects, in part because he also studied at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.

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“I aspire to inspire,” Coe, Jr. said. “Most importantly, I want to serve as a role model for other individuals with disabilities to know that they too can be successful in any endeavor they decide to pursue and that they just have to believe in themselves.

“Within the social and human services arena, I have always made sure that those whose voices went unheard, developed their voice and utilize their voice for change. I feel extremely blessed to be placed in the position that I’m in today, and this is just the beginning for me.”

And never mind that he’s a little more than a six months removed from having relocated from Philadelphia to Atlanta.

That’s because he appears destined to have an immediate entrepreneurship impact in his new place of residence.

 

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TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH: Atlanta-based businessman Charles Jordan Coe, Jr. conquers pair of tear-jerking disabilities, savors long-awaited dream in the process

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is the Founder and Publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or makingheadlinenews@gmail.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH: Atlanta-based businessman Charles Jordan Coe, Jr. conquers pair of tear-jerking disabilities, savors long-awaited dream in the process

As it pertains to getting the most out of life by diligently maximizing his potential, Charles Jordan Coe, Jr. has two pivotal self-originated proverbs he customarily goes by.

The first one reads: A true test of leadership is whether or not one can teach what he has learned to others. If he can do so with passion, persistence and dedication, then he emerges as a true leader.

HEART OF BROTHERLY LOVE — A native of Philadelphia, Charles Coe, Jr., is the director and chief executive officer of The Incredible Kids Learning Center, LLC, a notable institution in his native establishment that is geared largely toward understanding the early stages of the childhood development process.

The second one reads: There are no road maps to life. We will encounter both good times and bad times, ups and downs, success and setbacks; I do not believe in failure, but rather learning lessons. The key is how we utilize our strengths to navigate our way through this process called life. Every lesson has a hidden blessing and every blessing has a hidden lesson. You are the author of your own book. Life will serve as the ultimate guide as we create Life Chapters.

For what it’s worth, there is a reason for which Coe, Jr., an Atlanta-based businessman, deemed it essential to appropriately adopt such a pair of personal slogans that, much to his delight, are synonymous to the overall landscape of his life.

“I knew early on that I wanted to establish a business and brand that focused on providing children with a well-rounded educational foundation and allowing people to become the best version of themselves,” Coe, Jr. told Making Headline News this week.

To his distinctly unique credit, he’s doing just that.

VISION DISRUPTED — At the tender age of seven, Coe, Jr. was involved in a freak accident that, ironically, occurred on his mother’s birthday, during which someone threw a rock that landed in his left eye. As the day progressed, his vision eventually worsen, thus given way to blood leading out of his eye and ultimately causing him to lose consciousness.

A native of Philadelphia, Coe, Jr., is the director and chief executive officer of The Incredible Kids Learning Center, LLC, a notable institution in his native establishment that is geared largely toward understanding the early stages of the childhood development process.

Such a trend, according to Coe, Jr., is considerably the most significant time in the life of any family unit as well as the most instrumental time for children, particularly as they embark upon their educational journey together, he said.

Not only that, the proverbial early stages of the childhood development process is typically a time during which children develop independence and, most of all, began to notice the world around them, Coe, Jr. acknowledged.

 

LEAST HE FORGET — For what it’s worth, there is a reason for which Coe, Jr., an Atlanta-based businessman, deemed it essential to appropriately adopt such a pair of personal slogans that, much to his delight, are synonymous to the overall landscape of his life.

Located at Philly’s 1807 Cottman Avenue, Incredible Kids Learning Center, according to Coe, Jr., is widely known for steadfastly operating on the premise that suggest, among other things: “When parents provide their children with a solid educational support system today, they enable them to become something incredible tomorrow,” Coe, Jr. emphasized.

Amongst the notable reasons for this observation, Coe, Jr. said, is that children often engage in what he describes as daily meaningful activities, as well as specialized weekly projects that nurture and further develop the physical growth, social, cognitive, and emotional skills of each child within the learning center.

Moreover, Coe, Jr. said that while children typically operate on different functioning capacities, Individualized Educational Development Plans (or IEDP’s) are established by Certified Teachers to ensure a smooth educational transition as well as successful personal development. Our program welcomes and celebrates children from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

“It is our belief that diversification is key as children navigate through the world around them,” Coe, Jr. explained. “Unlike other programs within the same child care arena, IKLC enhances the overall learning process by also offering human services support as well.”

A proud graduate of Philadelphia’s historic Temple University, it is, by all accounts, because of what Coe, Jr. deems a “Turning Tragedy Into Action And Triumph” encounter that has given way to his appropriately carrying out his long-awaited vision as the face of Incredible Kids Learning Center, LLC.

A proud graduate of Philadelphia’s historic Temple University, it is, by all accounts, because of what Coe, Jr. deems a “Turning Tragedy Into Action And Triumph” encounter that has given way to his appropriately carrying out his long-awaited vision as the face of Incredible Kids Learning Center, LLC.

At the tender age of seven, Coe, Jr. was involved in a freak accident that, ironically, occurred on his mother’s birthday, during which someone threw a rock that landed in his left eye.

As the day progressed, his vision eventually worsen, thus given way to blood leaking out of his eye and ultimately causing him to lose consciousness.

“My parents could not wait for an ambulance to come and decided to rush me to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where we were told that as a result of the amount of intake emergencies, I would have to wait until a bed and doctor became available,” Coe, Jr. recalled. “We couldn’t wait. My parents then rushed me to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (also known as CHOP), where I was admitted immediately.”

DREAM UNFOLDED — Located at 1807 Cottman Avenue, Incredible Kids Learning Center, according to Coe, Jr., is widely known for steadfastly operating on the premise that suggest, among other things, when parents provide their children with a solid educational support system today, they enable them to become something incredible tomorrow,” Coe, Jr. emphasized.

After surgery, doctors informed the Coes that their child’s vision was completely gone as a result of a severely damaged retina that was accompanied by a fractured nose and traumatic brain injury. As if those developments weren’t enough to his rattle his family, Coe, Jr. slipped into a coma, where he would remain for approximately 45 days.

Acknowledging he wasn’t the “same little boy” that his parents knew prior to that accident, Coe, Jr. recalled having suddenly been hampered by the mindset of that of a two-to-three-year-old.

Still, there emerge a silver-lining to a heartbreaking story that, fortunately for Coe, Jr., eventually blossomed into a vision that would change his life — for the rest of his life.

VICTORIOUS REGARDLESS — Despite all about which he had endured, there emerge a silver-lining to a heartbreaking story that, fortunately for Coe, Jr., eventually blossomed into a vision that would change his life — for the rest of his life.

“The loss of my vision in my left eye turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because this has propelled me to become the person that I am today,” said Coe, Jr., who’s also widely known as an accomplished motivational speaker, disabilities advocate, entrepreneur, educator, life skills wellness coach, corporate trainer, intensive clinical case manager, trauma specialist, and mentor.

“I have never used my two disabilities as an excuse, but rather as a motivator to do great things and become great. I look at it as trying to inspire and conquer the world with one eye. I aspire to inspire. Most importantly, I want to serve as a role model for other individuals with disabilities, to know that they, too, can be successful in any endeavor they decide to pursue and that they just have to believe in themselves. I feel extremely blessed to be placed in the position that I’m in today, and this is just the beginning for me.”

As it pertains to getting the most out of life by maximizing his potential, Coe, Jr. has two pivotal self-originated proverbs he customarily goes by.

Now we know why.

 

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Philadelphia native Charles Coe, Jr. having an immediate entrepreneurship impact as new Atlanta resident

 

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is the Founder and Publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or makingheadlinenews@gmail.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

Atlanta area’s Greater Community COGIC is keeping it real courtesy of its thriving Real Relevant And Relational initiative

CHURCH ON THE MOVE — A missional church that is based in Marietta, Georgia, Greater Community Church of God In Christ is most popular and effective for its commitment to be Real Relevant And Relational. A variety of current and developing ministries serve as its ministry laboratory  to produce practical ministries that serve its evolving congregation.

One thing’s for certain about Pastor Matthew Brown, TH.D. and his distinctly unique congregation of Greater Community Church Of God In Christ.

This longstanding ministry continues to flourish, in large part because inside and outside of the four walls of its sanctuary, this Atlanta-area institution has become a fixture for, you know, keeping it real.

And relevant, mind you.

“Everyone in our church may not be saved, religious, churchy or have been raised or expose to our church culture,” Brown explained during a recent interview with Making Headline News. “Everyone has a definitive need.”

WHAT’S TRENDING AT GREATER — In what was a memorable moment for GCC, Pastor Brown was at the center of his church’s much-anticipated ribbon cutting ceremony during the grand opening of its Kingdom Kafe in 2016.

To Brown’s credit, amongst his key emphasis in this, the modern-day church era, is to customarily go to great lengths to ensure that people from various walks of life appropriately possess the needs that would greatly enable them to live and savor a Godly, victorious life.

A missional church that is based in Marietta, Georgia, GCC is most popular and effective for its commitment to be Real Relevant And Relational, which is variety of current and developing ministries serve as its ministry laboratory  to produce practical ministries that serve its evolving congregation.

 

THE JOHN 10:10 FACTOR — To Brown’s credit, amongst his key emphasis in this, the modern-day church era, is to customarily go to great lengths to ensure that people from various walks of life appropriately possess the needs that would greatly enable them to live and savor a Godly, victorious life.

Powered by GCC’s Kingdom Advantage Training Academy, Real Relevant And Recreational is comprised of the Single Mom’s Ministry, Unmarried Families Initiative, Robotics, Ignite Youth Ministry, and the church’s Annual Regional Health Fair.

WHAT ABOUT GREATER? http://www.greatercommunitycogic.org/

“Kingdom Advantage Training Academy along with several other of these services is an outcome our vision for ministry in our community,” Brown said. “Our belief that churches should be transformational enterprises converting the community into tangible expressions of the kingdom of God is why they were established.”

Powered by GCC’s Kingdom Advantage Training Academy, Real Relevant And Recreational is comprised of the Single Mom’s Ministry, Unmarried Families Initiative, Robotics, Ignite Youth Ministry, and the church’s Annual Regional Health Fair.

Under this notable resource, there are what Brown calls “Civic Collaboratives” with the local NAACP chapter as well as the Marietta and Cobb County Police Departments, Atlanta Public School System, and the Southern Christian Leadership Council of Atlanta.

Also, this initiative includes a Sunrise Devotional Prayer Call five days a week (excluding weekends), an initiative known as the Differently Able Ministry, and it conducts a quarterly event called the Cut Up Credit Card Sunday, an economic-based program that is geared largely toward reducing credit card debt while aiding individuals to establish favorable credit scores.

Also, this ministry includes a Sunrise Devotional Prayer Call five days a week (excluding weekends), an initiative known as the Differently Able Ministry, and it conducts a quarterly event called the Cut Up Credit Card Sunday, an economic-based program that is geared largely toward reducing credit card debt while aiding individuals to establish favorable credit scores.

“The combination of these current and developing ministries underscore our ministry operating principle of being real, relevant and relational,” Brown explained. “It is a mantra that emanates from the pressing need for diverse and evolving generations who are faced with daunting challenges of identity, survival and living life on life’s terms.  What’s intriguing to me is that we’re willing to see these prevalent needs and do our best to address them in practical loving ways as we believe Jesus would.”

All things considered, the participation and feedback amongst GCC’s membership have been favorable for the most part, Brown said.

“These unique ministries tap on the many talents of various members from multiple disciplines and professions,” Brown said. “We have good participation from many members as we launch and grow these ministry opportunities for ourselves and the community.”

As for future adjustments under initiative’s umbrella, Brown emphasized that he and his staff are always open to implementing changes that could great enhance such a unique enterprise.

“We’re always adjusting and adapting to recruit more participants, adjust services and remain fresh to the purpose for which they’re created,” he said. “We’ll continue to make changes.”

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Greater Community COGIC’s the Bridge at ATL helping individuals achieve their post-high school educational goals while advancing the kingdom

BRIDGING A KINGDOM-BASED GAP — At the request of Greater Community Pastor Matthew Brown, TH.D., the Frederick and Samantha Walker in February 2017 assumed the monumental task of spearheading and relaunching the church’s Young Adult And College Ministry through an organization widely known as the Bridge at ATL. Having become a full fledge configuration on April 30, 2017, the BRIDGE’s primary emphasis is geared largely toward supporting young adults, particularly those as they navigate through their time of academic and/or vocational preparation toward their respective careers while enhancing their spiritual growth and faith walk, a spokesperson for GCC said.

MARIETTA, Georgia — Knowledge is power.

Surely, while we’ve all heard — or perhaps uttered — such a familiar catchphrase, as far as enriching and enhancing one’s life goes, Greater Community Church Of God In Christ’s mission includes, among other things, ensuring that its members thoroughly grasp the notion of just how powerful knowledge is — both in the spiritual and natural realms.

“In today’s society, social media is vital,” Greater Community member newcomer Minister Frederick Walker told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

And to GCC’s credit, Walker and his wife, Samantha Walker, are routinely devising ways to aid young adults mightily, particularly as it pertains to maximizing their potential by way of achieving their lofty educational goals and objectives.

At the request of Greater Community Pastor Matthew Brown, TH.D., the Walkers in February 2017 assumed the monumental task of spearheading and relaunching the church’s Young Adult And College Ministry through an organization widely known as the Bride at ATL.

Having become a full fledge configuration on April 30, 2017, the Bride at ATL’s primary emphasis is geared largely toward supporting young adults, particularly those as they navigate through their time of academic and/or vocational preparation toward their respective careers while enhancing their spiritual growth and faith walk, a spokesperson for GCC said.

For starters, the chief concept was to establish a young adult and college ministry, of sorts, one that would be accompanied by what the Walkers described as a “regional influence” while having a permanent establishment housed at nearby Kennesaw State University.

That, in a nutshell, was all a part of Pastor Matthew Brown’s vision from the outset.

Given the Bride at ATL is in its infancy, this organization is currently comprised of a little more than 50 enrollees, the Walkers said, although their regular discussion group via  GroupMe exceeds somewhere around 100 views, while their Facebook-based Inspirational and Life Skills videos customarily amass more than 1,000 views.

The rest, as they say, was history.

“Christian young adults are being connected with others who share the same Biblical beliefs, values and spiritual goal-building a strong community of support and encouragement,” said Samantha Walker, when asked what is especially intriguing about the Bride at ATL. “They are being inspired to grow in their faith and given opportunities to serve in ministry utilizing while enhancing the gifts God placed in them.

THE UNIVERSITY OF JESUS — With the oversight and guidance from Pastor Brown and the support of a solid and resourceful multi-generational team, the Bridge at ATL was officially approved as a chartered KSU-based organization in May 2017 and had effectively gone into operations approximately three months later. The rest, as they say, was history.

What’s even more astounding, Samantha acknowledged, is that the Godly witnesses of those enrolled in this institution essentially becomes more effectively, especially in this, our sometime controversial and divided modern-day church era.

WHAT ABOUT GREATER? http://www.greatercommunitycogic.org/

“They are being prepared to be more effective witnesses for Christ by expanding the Kingdom and being leaders in the marketplace, their communities and the church,” Samantha said.

GREATER IS COMING TO GREATER — Although this newly-established organization is a few months removed from his inception, it’s safe to assume that GCC’s the Bridge at ATL’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

Given the Bridge at ATL is in its infancy, this organization is currently comprised of a little more than 50 enrollees, the Walkers said, although their regular discussion group via  GroupMe exceeds somewhere around 100 views, while their Facebook-based Inspirational and Life Skills videos customarily amass more than 1,000 views.

Although this newly-established organization is a few months removed from his inception, it’s safe to assume that GCC’s the Bridge at ATL’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

“Let’s all do our part in outreach right here at home by encouraging our young adults whether they take a college path or a vocational one,” Frederick said. “Help us be the bridge that encourages and assists young adults to crossover into their God-given destiny by completing their degree programs or vocational training to have successful careers but, more importantly, help them become the church of today and tomorrow.”

Because after all, knowledge is power — both in the spiritual and natural realms.

 

A GREATER COMMUNITY COGIC RELATED STORY: 

Atlanta-area minister Matthew Brown taking an unorthodox approach to his forthcoming sixth pastoral anniversary at GCC

 

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

 

 

Atlanta-area minister Matthew Brown taking an unorthodox approach to his forthcoming sixth pastoral anniversary at GCC

FAITH STEPPER — All things considered and much to his delight, it is due in large to the valiant contributions of those who have embraced Atlanta-area Pastor Matthew Brown’s gifts and talents both in ministry and in Corporate America throughout the years that he deems it absolutely imperative to — for a lack of better words — never forget to remember. A native of Buffalo, New York, Brown will celebrate six years as Senior Pastor of Greater Community Church before his congregation and a host of supporters on September 22.

MARIETTA, GeorgiaMatthew Brown, TH.D. is an Atlanta-area pastor.

He’s a pretty highly regarded one too.

A product of the historic Church Of God In Christ and the proud shepherd of Greater Community COGIC in Marietta, Georgia, Brown was brought up mostly in a Christian-oriented environment whereby following tradition was, by all accounts, a customary trend.

“I grew up serving the older saints,” Brown told Making Headline News during a recent exclusive interview.

Amongst his notable acts of service to the Body of Christ:

Youth pastor.

A trustee member.

An assistant pastor.

Oh, let’s not forget choir director.

HEART FOR PEOPLE — Brown has a vision for winning lost souls for Jesus Christ. He has committed Greater Community to be a ministry where every man, woman, boy and girl will have repeated opportunities to hear, feel, see and touch the gospel of Jesus Christ. With an emphasis on solid praise, worship, and biblical teaching, he is making the word of God – real, relevant and relational in the life of believers and non-church goers alike.

Most importantly, Brown also assumed the monumental role of what he appropriately described as leading many to Christ.

“I understood the concept of family and community by the way we were raised,” Brown explained. “It afforded me many opportunities. I credit my upbringing in church dealing with people to my career in corporate marketplace and government.”

Add to the fact that Brown, a native of Buffalo, New York, is a former special assistant to that city’s mayor, as well as having occupied a variety of Corporate America posts — most notably vice president of a local development corporation, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, Commissioner of General Services and Communications Director for the mayor of Buffalo — and it’s no wonder that even as an efficient and resourceful veteran man of the cloth, Brown has adopted the notion that implies, among other things, he welcomes the concept of venturing outside of tradition and advancing the kingdom in a rather unorthodox way.

A product of the historic Church Of God In Christ and the proud shepherd of Greater Community COGIC in Marietta, Georgia, Brown was brought up mostly in a Christian-oriented environment whereby following tradition was, by all accounts, a customary trend.

“I wholeheartedly believe that ministry is not possible without support of one’s family,” Brown said. “Their contribution of time, talent and treasure is incalculable and grossly underestimated. My success, if I have any, is a reflection of the way I grew up, the family that supports me and the wonderful people around the nation that have deposited great things in me.”

All things considered and much to his delight, it is due in large to the valiant contributions of those who have embraced Brown’s gifts and talents both in ministry and in Corporate America throughout the years that he deems it absolutely imperative to — for a lack of better words — never forget to remember.

PASSING THE LIMELIGHT ON — All in all, what this year’s pastoral celebration boils down to is Greater Community’s most celebrated leader launching a spiritual curveball, of sorts, by way of shifting the figurative spotlight away from himself and aiming it in the direction of those whose valiant contributions have help make GCC the beacon of light for which it is widely known.

“Honestly, I just wanted to say thank you to the members of Greater Community for their support over the last six years,” Brown said.

He will be afforded the opportunity to extend votes of thanks early and often during his much-anticipated Sixth Pastoral Anniversary on Friday, September 22 when his congregation, a host colleagues, family members, friends and close acquaintances pay homage to him for his tireless contributions as a beacon of light to the Atlanta community and his ministry at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest At Galleria.

The weekend-long festivities will be include a Celebration Reunion Choir Concert the following day at 6 p.m. EST and will culminate with GCC’s Homecoming Services on September 24 at 8 and 11 a.m. EST.

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Officially installed as Greater Community’s Senior Pastor in October 2011, Brown for months leading to his much-anticipated milestone had routinely expressed his desire to take a rather unorthodox approach to his latest Pastoral celebration, one that will be geared largely toward shining the figurative spotlight on those who have greatly helped the church stand the tests of time since its inception.

COMPLETELY SOLD OUT TO GOD — Nearly 35 years removed from having officially been installed as an ordained minister, Brown — whose kingdom-based resume includes having assumed leadership posts in COGIC’s local, district, jurisdiction and national church — is especially enthralled about his forthcoming sixth year pastoral anniversary.

Amongst his church’s notable highlights will be to pay homage to what Brown has dubbed the Living Legend members, most notably those who were members of the Avery Street Hensley Chapel location to the institution’s present establishment at 406 Roswell Street.

Among those being recognized are Emeritus Church Mother, 99-year-old Edna Wise and 85-year-old Mother Marthene Penn, both of whom will be recipients of the Bishop James J. Hensley Lifetime Award courtesy of Pastor Brown, and COGIC General Board Member Bishop Sedgwick Daniels.

Also, church officials said that a new initiative will be announced in honor of recently deceased GCC member Marietta Wilson and it will be named the Marietta Wilson Entrepreneur Program. In addition, Brown’s pastoral celebration will feature a variety of tributes, particularly from local, regional and national dignitaries.

All in all, what this year’s pastoral celebration boils down to is Greater Community’s most celebrated leader launching a spiritual curveball, of sorts, by way of shifting the figurative spotlight away from himself and aiming it in the direction of those whose valiant contributions have help make GCC the beacon of light for which it is widely known.

ESTEEMING OTHERS — Brown will be afforded the opportunity to extend votes of thanks early and often during his much-anticipated Sixth Pastoral Anniversary on Friday, September 22 when his congregation, a host colleagues, family members, friends and close acquaintances pay homage to him for his tireless contributions as a beacon of light to the Atlanta community and his ministry the Atlanta Marriott Northwest At Galleria.

“Pastor Brown desired to share his anniversary with the membership by thanking them for their support for the last six years by honoring the past, celebrating the present, and anticipating the future opportunities to bring kingdom to community,” a GCC spokesperson said.

Nearly 35 years removed from having officially been installed as an ordained minister, Brown — whose kingdom-based resume includes having assumed leadership posts in COGIC’s local, district, jurisdiction and national church — is especially enthralled about his forthcoming sixth year pastoral anniversary.

AIMING TO BE DIFFERENT — Named Greater Community’s Senior Pastor in September 2011, Brown for months leading to his much-anticipated milestone had routinely expressed his desire to take a rather unorthodox approach to his latest Pastoral celebration, one that will be geared largely toward shining the figurative spotlight on those who have greatly helped the church stand the tests of time since its inception.

“I wanted to honor some precious people who’ve given their lives in service to the local church and region,” Brown said. “I believe at times that as a leader, I want to thank people who have given me the privilege to lead this ministry and celebrate what happens when we work together. It is a time of social celebration, a night out for the saints, a time of reflecting our past, celebrating our present and anticipating our future. I like to do things different and this was just a little different.”

Well said by this Atlanta-area pastor whom, given his illustrious ministerial track record, is a pretty highly regarded one too.

 

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Andre Johnson is the Founder and Publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson is the former chief adjutant to Elder Andrew Jackson, Sr. of Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to to andre@makingheadinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

Atlanta businesswoman Kendra Turner speaking out against domestic abuse through her thriving S.O.D.A organization

WALKING IN HER PURPOSE — A once battered woman who encountered years of being victimized by domestic abuse, Atlanta businesswoman Kendra Turner, 45-year-old native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, deemed it essential some time ago to share of stories and testimonies as a way to help transform lives for the better. To her credit and out of act of obedience to Almighty God, Turner in the Spring of 2015 established a notable foundation called S.O.D.A.

You best believe Kendra Turner knows.

She knows what it’s like to be embarrassed.

She knows what it’s like to be gripped and saddled by the spirit of shame.

She knows what it’s like to harbor the spirit of fear for long periods of time.

She knows what it’s like to be unjustifiably judged amid a tumultuous, chaotic season in her life, one in which she didn’t merely ask to be a part of.

Most importantly, she knows full well that as she says quite often, “There is life after abuse.”

Regardless, just like the Biblical story of Job, whom God strategically handpicked to endure arguably the most challenging times of his life, Turner — given that about which she faced — had ultimately found herself faced with the kind of adversity that would have prompted others to throw in the towel.

“I wanted to offer survivor to victim support,” Tuner told Making Headline News this week. “The only person who better understands a battered woman would be a once battered woman.”

To her credit and out of an act of obedience to Almighty God, Turner in the Spring of 2015 established a notable foundation called S.O.D.A.

DEFYING ALL ODDS — Just like the Biblical story of Job, whom God strategically handpicked to endure arguably the most challenging times of his life, Turner — given that about which she faced — had ultimately found herself faced with the kind of adversity that would have prompted others to throw in the towel.

An acronym that stands for Survivors Of Domestic Abuse, Turner is widely known as an Atlanta-based advocate, survivor, and overcomer of domestic abuse which, as a result, has inspired her to become an advocate mostly for teens and young adult women, both nationally and internationally.

“S.O.D.A. was birthed because I was a survivor of domestic abuse,” Turner said.

Turner’s organization was started in the aftermath of what was a rocky, yet stormy eight-year marriage to a man whom once stared her in the face and pledged to honor and love her as Christ loves the church.

Unfortunately for Turner, though, all she experienced, really, was a marriage that was mired by physical, verbal, emotional and sometimes financial abuse, a marriage that had ultimately ended in divorce.

For her efforts, Turner has been named a nominee for “Motivational Speaker Of The Year” in the upcoming inaugural TAP Awards in November in Jonesboro.

Still, even after having pressed and navigated her way through such a trying chapter in her life, amongst the things about which Turner had come to discover was that God was there all the time, right there positioning and equipping and empowering her for a time such as now.

“What I love most about S.O.D.A is that it allows me to provide encouragement, uplift and teach self-love to women who have survived domestic abuse and to those who are wanting out,” said Turner, explaining the purpose for her organization. “I love the fact that I can be transparent with these women and they understand where I’m coming from.”

As usual, the feedback when sharing her experiences surrounding domestic abuse has been downright emotional for those who can attest to Turner’s situation.

“It’s a bitter sweet moment seeing them cry but that’s just part of releasing the hurt, anger and betrayal,” Turner said. “The best feeling of all is when a woman tells you how you’ve given them courage to leave.”

Now that her failed married, coupled with her constant battles through domestic abuse are all but distant memories, Turner’s organization appears to have become a movement, considering she has been afforded opportunities to share her story on much larger platforms across the country.

Now that her failed married, coupled with her constant battles through domestic abuse are all but distant memories, Turner’s organization appears to have become a movement, considering she has been afforded opportunities to share her story on much larger platforms across the country.

Besides partnering with a host of African-American Greek organizations to promote S.O.D.A, Turner has spoken before sizable audiences at several Historically Black Colleges And Universities. And over the next three months, she has speaking engagements scheduled in a variety of places around the country, most notably in Atlanta, Oakbrook, Illinois, Raleigh, North Carolina, Memphis, Port Gibson, Mississippi, Chicago, Treme, Louisiana, and Jonesboro, Arkansas.

In addition, Turner has been named a nominee for “Motivational Speaker Of The Year” in the upcoming inaugural TAP Awards in November in Jonesboro.

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“I’m grateful that God chose me for this assignment, because I’ve gotten the chance to see that so many women are silent and hurting because of domestic abuse,” Turner said. “Domestic abuse is one of those topics that people want to sweep under the rug, but I refuse to.”

Because after all, she knows full well that as she says quite often, “There is life after abuse.”

For more information about Kendra Turner or to schedule her for a speaking engagement, send email to: soda.info2015@gmail.com. Also, follow her on Instagram @iams.o.d.a and on Facebook under “Kendra Turner.”

Kendra’s Website: http://www.sodainfo2015.wixsite.com/Iamsoda

Facebook Business Page: SODA #iamsoda; S.O.D.A (Survivors of DomesticAbuse) https://m.facebook.com/groups/290195214378892

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Atlanta-based financial education consultant Quenita Harris the credit restoration industry’s best kept secret?

MAKING HER PRESENCE FELT GLOBALLY — A native of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Quenita Harris, 37, is a longtime credit consultant whose primary mission is to assists individuals escape from less-than-perfect to favorable credit.

DALLAS — Just after midday on Monday, Latigra  Poole, one of Quenita Harris’ devoted clients, took to her Facebook page to pay homage to this accomplished Atlanta-based businesswoman.

Said Poole in a rather inspiring, forthright post to the social media world: Y’all better get y’all credit straight……..Holler at her!!! Quenita Harris she really is the truth!”

And just like, the ever-so-popular social media universe was greatly enlighten once again of the remarkably compelling services of Harris, who is steadily making a strong case that she undoubtedly is one of the region’s finest professional credit restoration specialists.

A native of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Harris, 37, is a longtime credit consultant whose primary mission is to assists individuals escape from less-than-perfect to favorable credit.

SHE’S GOING GLOBAL, Y’ALL — To her credit, Harris’ notable career has greatly afforded her to put her financial education consulting talents on display in a variety of establishments, most notably in Atlanta, California, even as far as Japan and Dubai.

In addition, this credible financial education consultant is widely known for assisting individuals who lack the knowledge of resources to meet financial goals.

“Whether their goals are to purchase a home, car, or provide a stable financial foundation for their family, I provide current accessible financial resources to meet their goals,” Harris told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview.

Interesting enough, Harris’ mission includes consulting with entrepreneurs on creating a financial basis, particularly as it pertains to emerging as a longstanding business by way of building their business credit, as well as to educate them on how to secure funding for their business.

A former multi-sport athlete who starred in volleyball, basketball, and was a member of the varsity track and field squad in high school, Harris was the catalyst of both the volleyball and basketball programs at Philander Smith College. As she tells it, it was due in large part to her competitive drive in athletics that has greatly enabled her to adopt a competitive nature as a flourishing businesswoman.

A North Little Rock Jacksonville Senior High School alum, Harris is a graduate of Philander Smith College. She holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management from Keller Graduate Management University, as well as an MBA and a Master’s of Information System.

“In sports, you learn to have a strategy for playing the sports and knowing the opponents,” Harris explained. “I write things down often to ensure that I am abreast on the rules of the business. I research, which I would equate to practicing and getting better at my profession.”

By and large, helping her clients or potential clients grasp a thorough concept of the credit restoration industry is extremely pivotal, Harris acknowledged.

“I have also learned everyone does not have the same understanding of credit or business,” Harris said. “Like with any team sport, I have to know the skill level of each player on the team. My goal is to learn how much a person understands credit and business, then educate from their level of understanding.  I learned in sports good sportsmanship is important when playing against others. Sometimes individuals aren’t willing to receive the help available.”

There are, by all accounts, a variety of reasons for what obviously has become a downward trend in the credit restoration arena, Harris emphasized.

“This may be due to past bad experiences, lack of understanding, or they could be afraid to communicate,” Harris explained. “I use good sportsmanship by not allowing the factors to dictate my response to the individuals.”

ANOINTED FOR THIS GIG — Since delving off into her selected industry, amongst the things in which Harris finds pleasure is witnessing and aiding others in accomplishing their financial goals. In many aspects, helping consumers make better financial choices often serves as her very own sanctuary. Well, kind of which, of course, isn’t a bad attribute to display.

Since delving off into her selected industry, amongst the things in which Harris finds pleasure is witnessing and aiding others in accomplishing their financial goals. In many aspects, helping consumers make better financial choices often serves as her very own sanctuary.

Well, kind of.

Which, of course, isn’t a bad attribute to exemplify.

“I am allowed an opportunity to minister to others through educating, building relationships, and being known for actually guiding them through a step by step process that works,” said Harris, whose business venture caters to individuals of all ages nationwide. “It helps me to connect to the community…more specifically, it helps me to target single parent mothers, low income, and others that lack resources to become informed that they have choices.”

To her credit, Harris’ notable career has greatly afforded her to put her financial education consulting talents on display in a variety of establishments, most notably in Atlanta, California, even as far as Japan and Dubai.

ALL SHE DOES IS WIN, WIN, WIN, NO MATTER WHAT — A former multi-sport athlete who starred in volleyball, basketball, and ran track in high school, Harris was the catalyst of both the volleyball and basketball programs at Philander Smith College. As she tells it, it was due in large part to his competitive drive in athletics that has greatly enabled her to adopt a competitive nature as a flourishing businesswoman.

Talk about having what is starting to become a global impact, courtesy of a financial education guru who’s making a solid case that she is one of the finest and most efficient in this ever-so-competitive industry.

“My personal mission is to be able to provide a one stop shop resource hub for individuals that lack an understanding in overall financial literacy,” said Harris, whose father, George H. Harris, mother, Lavenita Harris, business mentor, Edward Hartley, business coach Kevin Williams, and spiritual leader Nicola Smith-Jackson all have aided her mightily in becoming the accomplished businesswoman she is. “My goal is to partner with other professionals that have individuals with credit obstacles to allow them the opportunity to overcome the credit barriers.”

MASSIVE MISSION — Interesting enough, Harris’ mission includes consulting with entrepreneurs on creating a financial basis, particularly as it pertains to emerging as a longstanding business by way of building their business credit, as well as to educate them on how to secure funding for their business.

A career that spans 13-plus years, Harris’ business-related schedule  includes being on hand for the “The Esteem Women’s Conference” at the Sheraton Hotel August 26 in nearby Arlington, Texas.

In addition, she Harris be hosting a few online seminars during which she will inform the general public of a variety of informative events to come via her social media pages.

“It is important that I esteem and inspire others, because I have young children that are watching me,” Harris said. “I may not have shown them all things in my life as being the right thing, but they will be able to see that life has challenges and we can determine what our outcome is going to be.”

For Harris, the outcome for the most part has indeed been favorable judging by the social media post of one of devoted clients just before noon on Monday.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Atlanta-area author Donita J. Clark’s new book inspiring the masses to allow painful experiences to drive them to their destiny

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. (Psalm 34:19)

 

YOU GO GIRL!!! A 108-page paperback written document that officially hit the market on June 6, Donita J. Clark’s “In Pain On Purpose: A World Of Hurt Can Change Your Destiny” is an inspirational novel with regards to relationships or, as Clark eloquently acknowledged,  those relationships that produce rather good or bad fruit, if you will.

Ask Donita J. Clark about her upbringing, and you best believe she’s going to cut straight to the point.

In a nutshell, she’s going to keep it real with you.

“I came from a culture where having a baby was more important than marriage or education,” Clark, during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, recalled.

It is, by all accounts, due in large part to such a downtrodden, discouraging social issue that has greatly inspired Clark to go to great lengths to encourage and empower young ladies to adopt a different thought process, particularly it relates to positioning themselves to be successful.

“I wanted to inspire other women to do something extraordinary,” Clark said.

To her distinct credit, she has done just that, by way of her recently-released book entitled, “In Pain On Purpose: A World Of Hurt Can Change Your Destiny.”

A 108-page paperback written document that officially hit the market on June 6, Clark’s “In Pain On Purpose: A World Of Hurt Can Change Your Destiny” is an inspirational novel that addresses relationships or, as Clark eloquently acknowledged,  those relationships that produce rather good or bad fruit, if you will.

Moreover, Clark’s debut book deals with several extremely vital relationship issues, particularly those we have with our parents which, in essence, ultimately establish the basis of our foundation, as she explained in a detailed description of her book at Amazon.com.

MORE ON THIS AUTHOR: www.donitajclark.com

“As we grow and begin to seek adult relationships, the manifestations of that fruit begin to show,” said Clark, a native of Wooster, Ohio who lives with her family in Atlanta.

WE ARE FAMILY — A book Clark had begun writing in August 2016 and needed approximately nine months to complete, this Wooster, Ohio native stressed that her primary focus through her book is to steadfastly be a voice of hope for men and women are battling similar situations as the ones she endured, most notably the dreaded trend of having been raised without the authentic guidance of parents.

Then there is the featured character named Nyla in Clark’s book, whom this author explained had never had a relationship with her father while simultaneously carrying on a rather dysfunctional one with her mother.

It is, in fact, because of relationships of that magnitude that Clark thought it essential to compose this compelling and informative novel because, as she tells it, “I want to inspire young people that may be experiencing toxic relationships. We can move beyond our pain and live on purpose. Your pain can be used to guide you to your purpose.”

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE DONITA’S BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Pain-Purpose-World-Change-Destiny/dp/0998426717

Moreover, Clark’s debut book deals with several extremely vital relationships, particularly those we have with our parents which, in essence, ultimately establish the basis of our foundation, she explained in a detailed description of her book at Amazon.com.

A book Clark had begun writing in August 2016 and needed approximately nine months to complete, Clark emphasized that her primary focus through her book is to steadfastly be a voice of hope for men and women who are battling similar situations as the ones she had endured — most notably the dreaded trend of having been raised without the authentic guidance of parents.

“I incurred abuse on several levels,” Clark, an accomplished entrepreneur as Founder and CEO of Extended Blessings, said. “It’s doesn’t matter what circumstances you were dealt…it only matters what you do with those circumstances. We can accomplish more than we believe.”

LOVE, PEACE, AND HAPPINESS — “As we grow and begin to seek adult relationships, the manifestations of that fruit begin to show,” said Clark, a native of Wooster, Ohio who lives with her family in Atlanta.

Because little do we know, God is a God Who can — and will — deliver us from all of our painful, disastrous past, thus reposition us for the much-anticipated road to our destiny.

“God has given us all purpose,” said Clark, adding that her reading audience has been thoroughly inspired by her new book. “It’s up to us to trust in His plan. I was created to help people. I am a servant leader in every sense of the word. I want to see people happy and whole. If my story can touch one or two people, I have completed my assigned task.”

Clark said her second book, “The Power Of Love: The Journey To Blending A Family,” is presently in the works, as is her third book entitled, “The Ladies Choice.”

ON DECK — Currently, Clark said her second book, The Power Of Love: The Journey To Blending A Family,” is in the works, as is her third book entitled, “The Ladies Choice.”

As for her newly-released book, Clark will have a vendor booth at Holsey Monumental on Saturday, July 29 at 6028 Buena Vista Road in nearby Columbus, Georgia, where she will be promoting her book from Noon-6 p.m. EST.

“Life isn’t what we fantasize about,” Clark said. Anything you’re striving for in life takes dedication. Dedicate your time and efforts to building people. There are great rewards in helping others achieve their goals.”

Especially when you can overcome life’s greatest of obstacles, something to which this brilliantly gifted author can surely attest.

And that’s keeping it real.

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

Augusta, Georgia-based businesswoman Angela Stone walking in her God-mandated purpose through entrepreneurship

HEART OF GOLD…AND STONE — A fixture and ambassador in her native establishment, where she presently resides, Augusta, Georgia-area businesswoman Angela Stone is owner and chief executive officer of “In Other Words, By Stone,” an empowerment venture about which she organized after making her professional authorship debut.

Shortly after 9 o’clock Monday morning, Angela Stone took to her Facebook timeline, where she deemed it necessary to — for a lack of better words — count her blessings.

Said Stone in a rather awe-inspiring, thought-provoking post:

“God opens doors which NO man can close. He will also bring you connections, supporters and encouragers that are NOT family-friends sometimes. I appreciate ALL of my Author Stone Facebook friends and supporters…AND I’m grateful for all of you who plant seeds of light, love and LIFE into my purpose. I am humbled.”

To grasp a broader sense of why Stone, 45, thought it essential to pay homage to her Creator and publicly salute and acknowledge those who have contributed mightily to her success one way or the other, look no further than the continuous strides she’s made in recent years.

A proud native of Augusta, Georgia, Stone is widely known as a literary and motivational messenger as well as a creative writing consultant, stints that have greatly afforded her with the golden opportunity to become an accomplished author in the process.

A fixture and ambassador in her native establishment, where she presently resides, Stone is owner and chief executive officer of “In Other Words, By Stone,” an empowerment venture about which she organized after making her professional authorship debut.

Popularly known as “Author Stone,” her first book, “Lust, Lessons, Love and Life,” is relatively new on the market, but has given way to array of favorable rave reviews for Stone whom, in March 2016, resigned from her Corporate America job after a near 20-year stint, a development she said has greatly allowed her to “purpose” that has pursued her throughout every level of her life or as she acknowledged, to be “unmasked, unchained and untamed.”

MAKING MAJOR MOVES — Popularly known as “Author Stone,” her first book, “Lust, Lessons, Love and Life,” is relatively new on the market, but has given way to array of favorable rave reviews for Stone whom, in March 2016, resigned from her Corporate America job after a near 20-year stint, a development she said has greatly allowed her to “purpose” that has pursued her throughout every level of her life or as she acknowledged, to be “unmasked, unchained and untamed.”

“I’ve always been told I was called to write and speak transparently through my words…bringing them to life and setting my readers free,” Stone told Making Headline News this week. “I started sharing my story and posting original motivational quotes on Facebook and my audience grew.”

So popular and inspiring has Stone’s timeline become because of her customary motivational posts that not only has she reached the maximum 5,000 Facebook followers but, to her credit, she’s managed to increase her marketing power and exposure as a result.

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“I adore words, I love writing, and I am a giver by nature so I decided to make my life, services and skills available on a full-time basis,” said Stone, whose community involvement includes her valiant support and contributions to Y.E.S (Youth Education & Sports), Keep a Child Alive, Habitat for Humanity, the United Way, the American Cancer Society, Thomas Clark Jr. Scholarship Donor, and  Relay for Life. “I resigned from my almost 20-year corporate employment — it was never meant to be a career — and I emptied my savings to start the purpose that has pursued me all my life. I speak, write, edit, create slogans, build bios and resumes.”

Given the immeasurable strides she’s made since bolting Corporate American, it’s safe to assume that Stone — because of the divine purpose for which God has created her — is effectively walking in her purpose, as evidenced by her inspiring social media post early Monday morning.

WOMAN OF DESTINY — Given the immeasurable strides she’s made since bolting Corporate American, it’s safe to assume that Stone — because of the divine purpose for which God has created her — is effectively walking in her purpose.

“I was propelled to do this business, because certain areas in my life required me to rely on words to make it through dark, dismal, and discouraging situations,” said Stone, a Paine College affiliate who is a contributing columnist and poet for TimBookTu.com, as well as a creative writing consultant for a few Historically Black Colleges And Universities (or HBCU’s). “If my words unchained, unmasked and untamed me, surely it would help someone else to overcome the obstacles and ostracized feelings in their life.”

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TWITTER: @wordsbystone
AUTHOR STONE’S BUSINESS PAGE: www.inotherwordsbystone.com.
IMPACTING THE SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD — So popular and inspiring has Stone’s social media timeline become because of her customary motivational posts that not only has she reached the maximum 5,000 Facebook followers but, to her credit, she’s managed to increase her marketing power as a result.

Interesting enough, amongst Stone’s key emphasis as thriving businesswoman is to inspire others through her words, crafts and wisdom,  in large part because of the sometimes challenging, hurtful lifestyle she once endured.

 

A mother of two, Stone admittedly struggled with her past, in large part because of what she described as a “lavish but lacking lifestyle,”   amid the turmoil she faced while being married to a former NFL player.

According to a spokesperson for “In Other Words, By Stone,” such an encounter in Stone’s life proved especially pivotal, considering it gave way to her “Wise Wordswoman” nickname, thus fueled her   impending  autobiography entitled,   “Reality To Rags To Riches: The Story and Life Of An Ex-NFL Wife.”

Talk about an awe-inspiring gallery of testimonies, courtesy of a woman whom, to her credit, not only deems it imperative to smile through her past hardships but, above all, thinks it necessary to encourage the masses in the process.

“The greatest thing about my purpose is receiving messages, comments, and emails about how my words inspired someone to see through wiser eyes and truthful tranquility,” said Stone, adding that her business caters to individuals of all ages and from various walks of life. “Every day, I strive to be a helper and not a hindrance in the lives I have been entrusted to motivate. It is my goal to expose my struggles to strength. I don’t believe the truth hurts. I believe it heals.”

Monday morning was no exception.

 

For more information about Angela Stone, write her at:

Author Stone

P.O. Box 15695

Augusta, Georgia 30919

Also, she can reached at: (706) 726-0461.

 

 

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