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Atlanta-area Pastor Machele Pace’s new book provides brilliant insight on the benefits of prayer


Rejoice always; Pray without ceasing; In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV)


STAYING PRAYED UP

WAR ROOM — A native of Pelham, Georgia, Machele Pace is the mastermind behind the newly-produced book entitled, “Prayer Primer For The Christian Devotionalist,” a spiritually-refreshing written work that made its official release in August 2019.

Notice, if you will, the two intriguing words that accompany Machele Pace’s name, particularly on her Facebook page:  Uncommon Favor.

For the record, there is a variety of reasons why this devout woman of faith deemed it essential to include those two words with her name.
“My life has always consisted of a life of prayer and expression of intimacy with God through relationship,” Pace told Making Headline News during a recent interview.
It is due in large part because of Pace’s immeasurable, bend-but-don’t break faith walk, coupled with her resilient prayer life that God has bestowed upon her — you’ve guess it — her share of uncommon favor.
So much, in fact, that this young preacher of the Gospel has been blessed to the add to her spiritual repertoire the proverbial Christian-based authorship title.

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A native of Pelham, Georgia, Pace is the mastermind behind the newly-produced book entitled, “Prayer Primer For The Christian Devotionalist,” a spiritually-refreshing written work that made its official release in August 2019.

Approximately three months removed from having made her authorship debut, Pace is giddy of the fact that her vision to compose a compelling book has come full circle with God, her Helper, steering the way.

Having turned 47 on Tuesday (November 12), Pace has become a fixture on social media for leading regular prayers via Facebook Live.

A book she needed somewhere in the neighborhood of just 21 days to assemble, Pace has generated nothing short of favorable feedback since the release of “Prayer Primer For The Christian Devotionalist.”

“The vision came to write the book one day from people whom I would encounter in church or at gatherings, at work, or on social media who would let me know that they admired how I prayed, but they always ended with I wish I was disciplined to pray more,” Pace said. “So while I was in prayer, praying for believers to embrace more of a lifestyle of prayer, the Lord gave me (the vision) to write a practical guide to prayer.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

The beloved minster at Ahavah Christian Fellowship Church — a ministry that is centered on prayer, the word, worship and praise, and evangelistic outreach — Pace’s “Prayer Primer For The Christian Devotionalist” was assembled to accommodate the lifestyle of people from various walks of life, even those often find it difficult to established a solid prayer life.


“(I wrote this book) so that anyone — whether seasoned or a beginner in prayer — could have a tool that would help them better understand how to approach prayer and how to strengthen their prayer life,” Pace said. “Never forsake prayer. It does not matter where you are in life, you can and should always pray and you can always improve your prayer life and time with Father God.”


Pace thought it necessary to issue a warning, of sorts, to those who frequently abort their privilege to pray.

“Prayerlessness allows the enemy to gain advantages in our lives, but a life of prayer will give rise to the will of God that leads to purpose and destiny for our lives,” Pace explained. “Prayer is pretty powerful when we think about it.”

A book she needed somewhere in the neighborhood of just 21 days to assemble, Pace has generated nothing short of favorable feedback since the release of “Prayer Primer For The Christian Devotionalist.”

ON GOD’S BATTLEFIELD — The daughter of Pastor Jerome Pace and Everlene Mitchell of Pelham, Machele Pace received Jesus  Christ and became filled with the Holy Ghost at the tender age of 13.

“I am being told by those who have already purchased the book that it has caused them to see a different sensitivity to prayer; for others, it has helped them redevelop a prayer life with understanding, yet others it has helped them to pray from a different foundation of prayer helping them to mature their prayer life,” Pace said. “Some are even teaching their children through steps in the book that are very hands-on and easy to follow to develop a more stable and successful prayer life.”

Now that her authorship debut is effectively underway, Pace is destined to write Book No. 2 much sooner than later, a project that will also address the benefits of exemplifying a solid prayer life.

“I am working on another more in-depth prayer book that will consist of a book of prayers,” said Pace who typically hosts conferences that are geared toward the subjects that are addressed in her book. “I am also working on a book that is a self-help book that is based more on my professional training and knowledge. It will help many gain balance in critical life moments.”

The daughter of Pastor Jerome Pace and Everlene Mitchell of Pelham, Machele Pace received Jesus  Christ and became filled with the Holy Ghost at the tender age of 13.


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She officially accepted her divine call to ministry in 1996 during which she had become a licensed minister under the leadership and spiritual covering of the late Apostle Dr. Leon Bryant Seymore of Jacksonville, Florida.

Two years later, Pace was installed as a Pastor under the same ministry for which she accepted her calling, a development that ultimately led to her becoming the Pastor of Ahavah Worship Center in Decatur, Georgia.

Approximately three months removed from having made her authorship debut, Pace is giddy of the fact that her vision to compose a book has come full circle with God, her Helper, steering the way.

Much to her delight, that God has strategically anointed Pace to become an author aligns with the purpose for which she was created. Pace’s ministerial career spans two decades.

“I believe that one of my God-given purposes in the earth is to lead people back to a place in God that is true and authentic through the platform of prayer…to help our generation understand why we pray and, most importantly, how to pray that we can be successful, praying prayers that will terminate the insults of the enemy of our souls as well as help us to freely move into our God-given destinies…to also pass to the next generation prayer as a staple in families and homes alike,” Pace said.

Talk about putting uncommon favor to good use.


For more information on Atlanta-area Author Machele Pace, to order her book, or schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/machelepac; Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Pace_Me/; Twitter: Meme@diamndrose. Email her at: ahavahcfc@gmail.com.


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Atlanta-area businesswoman Kenyatta Bell displaying agape love for millennials as catalyst for Epic Life Ministry


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


GOD’S EPIC PLAN 

DESTINY STEPS — A native of Gay, Georgia, Kenyatta Bell is the catalyst for the Epic Management Group, an Atlanta-area ministry that was spearheaded on IHeart Radio B96.3 and is aired all over a slew of airwaves.

Just before midday EST on Tuesday, Kenyatta Bell took to her Facebook timeline, where she staged a rather spirited, encouraging post.

Said Bell before her nearby 5,000 social media followers:
It’s a great day to have God’s perfect peace that surpasses our understanding. This joy I have.
To grasp a thorough concept of why Bell, a devout woman of faith, had deemed it essential to enlighten the masses of just how much God has infused her with the kind of joy the world didn’t merely give her, look no further than how her Creator has strategically set her aside for His use.
A native of Gay, Georgia, Bell is the catalyst for the Epic Management Group, an Atlanta-area ministry that was spearheaded on IHeart Radio B96.3 and is aired by way of a slew of airwaves.

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Widely regarded as Epic Life Ministry, this company has also launched a social media teaching — a segment that’s collectively conducted by Epic Life staffers Gina Beverly, Danielle Sunderhouse and Corey Watts — whereby it has garnered a global audience.

Interestingly, Epic Management Group has partnered with The Lighthouse Radio Station to host an array of what company officials describe as “epic life experiences,” most notably for middle and high school students.

“The uniqueness of my childhood, coupled with life experiences of my own children, want to ignite identities and empower purpose in the millennial generation,” Bell, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, when how her competitive drive in life propel her for her latest business venture. “(My personal mission is to) ignite the identity and empower the purpose in others.”

A graduate of Greenville (Georgia) High School, Bell advanced her education at nearby West Georgia Technical College of LaGrange, Georgia.

A TRUE ANGEL — Generally, the sustained success of Epic Life has come to fruition, in large part because of the one key fruit of the spirit that God commands us to fortify daily: love.

Consequently, she enrolled at American Intercontinental University of Atlanta.

A business venture that is centered largely on enriching and enhancing the lives of millennials, Bell is especially resourceful in that she has been passionate in her keen ability to help others discover — and reconnect with — the purpose for which they were created.


“I love the ability to help others know who they are in Christ and know there is a great purpose for their lives,” Bell emphasized. “My ministry is for everyone; however our target audience is the millennial generation.”


For what it’s worth, Bell’s organization, by all accounts, was birthed out of what obviously is a wealth of experience on her part.

Much to her delight, it is due in large part to her notable experience, coupled with her routinely exemplifying having a heart for people of all walks of life, that have fueled her fervent desire to help advance the kingdom for such a time as now.

Interestingly, Epic Management Group has partnered with The Lighthouse Radio Station to host an array of what company officials describe as “epic life experiences,” most notably for middle and high school students.

“I personally know what it feels like to not know who you are and not be sure of your purpose,” Bell said. “I never want anyone to lack the knowledge of self-identity, worth, and purpose.”

Generally, the sustained success of Epic Life has come to fruition, in large part because of the one key fruit of the spirit that God commands us to fortify daily: love.

A business venture that is centered largely on enriching and enhancing the lives of millennials, Bell is especially resourceful in that she has been passionate in her keen ability to help others discover — and reconnect with — the purpose for which they were created.

“I love everyone, especially our millennial generation, and I want them to know that their identity in Christ is what’s important,” said Bell, while reciting the familiar passage that is Jeremiah 29:11. “I want them to know that they are made in Christ’s imagine and God loves them unconditionally.

“Lastly, He knew them when they were formed in their mom’s (womb) and He knows the plans that he has for them, declares the Lord…plans to prosper and not to harm, plans to give hope and a great future.”

Masterfully and eloquently said by this devout, big-hearted woman of faith, one who’s destined to savor a great day virtually every day — all the while harboring God’s perfect peace, the kind that surpasses our understanding.


For more information on Atlanta-area Businesswoman Kenyatta Nichelle Bell of Epic Management Group, or to schedule her for public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/EpicManagementGroup/.


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Georgia Pastor Vincent and Lady Ardys Leslie savoring the abundant life that Christ came to give them


Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; Nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away. (1 Peter 5:2-4 NKJV)


THE JOHN 10:10 AFFECT

FRUITS OF THEIR LABOR — Powered by the motto that reads: We are real people with real issues looking for real answers, Abundant Life is widely deemed “one church in two locations,” considering it will unveil a campus in nearby Augusta the final weekend of April. As if that isn’t enough to set off a festive, jubilant, collective praise break amongst the masses, Abundant Life commemorated its fifth anniversary the first weekend in April, a feat Pastor Vincent and Lady Ardys Leslie don’t merely take lightly, considering God had strategically set them aside for His use — particularly to serve faithfully alongside each other for such a pivotal time as now.

DALLAS — While addressing the media Friday afternoon, Vincent Leslie recalled in great detail how God had strategically gone about placing him on an pivotal assignment for such a time as now.

A massive, life-changing endeavor, one that, to his distinctly unique credit, is steadily impacting and enriching the kingdom unlike never before.

“I didn’t just roll out of bed one day and start preaching,” Pastor Leslie told Making Headline News during a phone interview from Atlanta. “I’ve been preaching the gospel for over 20 years.”
For Pastor Leslie, it is a two-plus-decade journey that has benefited him mightily as one of God’s anointed spokesperson, who happens to be the Senior Pastor of Abundant Life Church of Atlanta and Augusta.

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GOD’S PLAN — For Pastor Leslie, his two-plus-decade ministerial journey has benefited him mightily as one of God’s anointed spokesperson, who happens to be the Senior Pastor of Abundant Life Church of Atlanta and Augusta.

Officially referred to as Abundant Life Worship Center, this institution that has become a fixture in the Atlanta metropolitan area and has flourished fervently since its 2012 inception, in large part because it continues to fortify its awe-inspiring vision that’s centered on meeting people where they are, thus helping them to become fully devoted followers of Christ.

Powered by the motto that reads: We are real people with real issues looking for real answers, Abundant Life is widely deemed “one church in two locations,” considering it will unveil a campus in nearby Augusta the final weekend of April.

As if that isn’t enough to set off a festive, jubilant, collective praise break amongst the masses, Abundant Life commemorated its fifth anniversary the first weekend in April, a feat Pastor and Lady Ardys Leslie don’t merely take lightly, considering God had strategically set them aside for His use — particularly to serve faithfully alongside each other for such a pivotal time as now.

GOD’S LEADING LADY — A native of Los Angeles, Lady Leslie is a former salon owner and master stylist, who was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. Not to be outdone, though, while it seemed she was “sold out to that religion” for an extended period of time, arguably the most crucial phenomenon she had come to discover is that Jesus isn’t just the Reason for every season but, above all, He’s the Reason she’s been set aside for God’s use.

Because they have diligently obeyed the Voice of God, today unlike never before, this couple — who share four children — are steadily savoring the fruits of their labor, not to mention possessing and savoring the Abundant Life that Christ came to give them.

For Pastor Leslie — a former Alabama A&M University student who spent eight years in the U. S. Army Reserve — his rise to selling out solely to God began at the tender age of 12.

A native of Huntsville, Alabama, who’s widely regarded as a man who God has commissioned and ordained to assure that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is disseminated to all mankind, Pastor Leslie  emerged as a young, gifted saxophonist, one who customarily played gospel music on a slew of platforms — most notably appearing as opening acts for a number of national recording artists.

Interestingly, it wasn’t until 1999 that he officially answered the call of God on his life, a development that had ultimately given way to his becoming a licensed minister at the historic Greater Hope Tabernacle Church in his native establishment.

A former armor bearer, whose kingdom duties included traveling the country as an adjutant (or godly servant), amongst the notable factors Pastor Leslie discovered was that authentic ministry meant to “to meet the needs of the people.”

All of which had eventually led to his much-anticipated Pastorate tenure in 2003 when he was installed as Senior Pastor of Greater Hope Tabernacle Church  in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a milestone that unfolded just two years after he had become an ordained elder.

Nearly a decade later, however, Pastor Leslie assumed his next major ministerial assignment when he founded Abundant Life Ministries in Lawrenceville along with his beloved companion.

A native of Los Angeles, Lady Leslie is a former salon owner and master stylist, who was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness.

Not to be outdone, though, while it seemed she was “sold out to that religion” for an extended period of time, arguably the most crucial phenomenon she had come to discover is that Jesus isn’t just the Reason for every season but, above all, He’s the Reason she’s been set aside for God’s use.

THIS IS HOLY GROUND 

SERVANT’S HEART — A former armor bearer, whose kingdom duties included traveling the country as an adjutant (or godly servant), amongst the notable factors Pastor Leslie discovered was that authentic ministry meant to “to meet the needs of the people.” All of which had eventually led to his much-anticipated Pastorate tenure in 2003 when he was installed as Senior Pastor of Greater Hope Tabernacle Church  in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a milestone that unfolded just two years after he had become an ordained elder.

How else to explain why she serves with keen, immeasurable excellence alongside her husband as a devoted evangelist?

“She strives to help women know their worth and value,” said a spokesperson in a detailed introduction of Lady Leslie, who also serves as director of Abundant Life Church Of Atlanta and Augusta’s Women’s Ministry, whereby she assembles and oversees programs that will enable disciple women to grow and thrive in their relationship with Christ.

Having adopted a mission in which she’s destined to “win lost souls to Christ,” Lady Leslie’s other kingdom-based responsibilities include hosting an annual women’s retreat and a monthly women’s bible study.

BEACON OF LIGHT — Officially referred to as Abundant Life Worship Center, this institution that has become a fixture in the Atlanta metropolitan area and has flourished fervently since its 2012 inception, in large part because it continues to fortify its awe-inspiring vision that’s centered on meeting people where they are, thus helping them to become fully devoted followers of Christ.

Interestingly, she is widely known for being a relationship coach, which affords her the golden opportunity to empower women of all ages, particularly through life-enhancing speeches, health and wellness, and encouraging wholeness.

The owner and adviser of the Mentor Me MasterClass — a Christian-based company and mentorship program that centers on providing spiritual oversight, wisdom, guidance, and purpose for women — Lady Leslie is an advocate for inspiring women from various walks of life to execute the essential work that would greatly enable them to savor a physically, emotionally, and spiritually-equipped healthy lifestyle.

“Our ministry is targeted toward couples and families,” Pastor Leslie said.

Now we know why.

Talk about a massive, life-changing endeavor, one that, to this couple’s distinctly unique credit, is steadily impacting and enriching the kingdom unlike never before.


For more information about Atlanta-area Pastor Vincent Leslie of Abundant Life Church of Atlanta and Augusta, or to schedule him for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call .678.667-4458, or connect with him via Facebook at: alchurchthatcares; Instagram: alchurchofatlanta; Twitter: @alchurchofatl. Also, connect with Lady Ardys Leslie at: Instagram: @ladyardysleslie; Twitter: firstladyleslie; Facebook: @ardysismycoach.


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Atlanta’s Tamara Charles to host domestic violence fundraiser that is her Third Annual Masquerade Gala

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS SALUTES TAMARA CHARLES 


For Tamara Charles, three times undoubtedly will be a charm when she hosts her much-anticipated Third Annual Masquerade Gala.

Credit her immeasurable and notable strides as a thriving and resourceful Atlanta-area businesswoman as the biggest reason why.

WOMAN OF UNSHAKABLE FAITHAn empowerment event that will be highlighted by what is known as the “Unbroken, Still I Smile Documentary,” the Masquerade Gala is powered by Sisters In Charge, Businesswoman Tamara Charles’ credible Atlanta-based nonprofit organization, which is centered largely on providing a safe haven, support network, and resources to help victims of domestic violence regain dignity and control over their lives.

An event that is widely known as a Domestic Violence Fundraiser, Charles’ Masquerade Gala will take place on October 13 from 6-10 p.m. EST at The Dawn Event Center, located at 3201 Atlanta Industrial Parkway Northwest, Suite 104.

An empowerment event that will be highlighted by what is known as the “Unbroken, Still I Smile Documentary,” the Masquerade Gala is powered by Sisters In Charge, Charles’ credible Atlanta-based nonprofit organization, which is centered largely on providing a safe haven, support network, and resources to help victims of domestic violence regain dignity and control over their lives.

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The event, which is open to the public, most notably domestic violence victims and survivors, will accommodate attendees with dinner and will include a host of guest speakers. Also, there will be prizes, live auctions, celebrity donations, and live entertainment, Charles told Making Headline News this week.

Having lived a majority of life residing in Lynn, Massachusetts, Charles is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, a legislative and domestic violence advocate, as well as Vice-President of ACHI Women Supporting Women Association, Inc.

CHARLES IN CHARGECharles’ personal experiences, by all accounts, have greatly equipped her with the keen knowledge to grasp a thorough understanding of the proverbial physical and psychological barriers, particularly as it relates to preventing women from leaving their abusers.

As Founder and CEO of Sisters In Charge, Inc., her nonprofit institution has become a fixture for aiding battered women with children, particularly with regards to giving these women a healthy start, as well as what she describes as the “opportunity to learn and protection from harm.”

Interestingly, the mission of Sisters In Charge is to provide a safe shelter and, most importantly, a variety of educational, recreational, and social services to address the essential and changing needs of the families in Georgia and its surrounding communities.

YOU GO GIRL!!! As Founder and CEO of Sisters In Charge, Inc., her nonprofit institution has become a fixture for aiding battered women with children, particularly giving these women a healthy start, as well as what she describes as the “opportunity to learn and protection from harm.”

Born in Port Au Prince, Haiti, Charles relocated to the United States in 1986 at the tender age of seven.

An accomplished and flourishing businesswoman, Charles is a survivor of domestic violence and is currently living with multiple sclerosis.

Her personal  experiences, by all accounts, have greatly equipped her with the keen knowledge to grasp a thorough understanding of the proverbial physical and psychological barriers, particularly as it relates to preventing women from leaving their abusers.

ON A MISSIONInterestingly, the mission of Charles’ Sisters In Charge is to provide a safe shelter and, most importantly, a variety of educational, recreational, and social services to address the essential and changing needs of the families in Georgia and its surrounding communities.

“Ms. Charles also understands the potential fatal nature of domestic abuse, which makes seeking assistance imperative,” said a spokesperson for Charles’ nonprofit organization. “By providing a home where battered women and their children may seek temporary shelter, Ms. Charles hopes to help these women understand they are not alone. Her shelter will be designed to provide a safe space where victims may share their stories and meet other survivors to support them in their journey. Additionally, she hopes to provide these women with resources to help them gain control over their lives.”

In addition, Charles is the mother of fraternal twins (a boy and girl ages 21), both of whom are currently pursuing undergraduate degrees.

She also has a 15- year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son and raised each of her children as a single mother, all the while holding down two jobs and furthering her education.

Not to be outdone, Charles graduated from Lynn (Massachusetts) English High school, then enrolled at Marian Court College, where she eventually obtained an Associate’s Degree in Science in 2011.

Charles is the author of the book entitled, “Unbroken, Still I Smile,” a 104-page written document that was officially released in March 2017.

Consequently, she acquired a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Health Care Management in 2014, and is presently working toward her MBA in Health Care Human Services while minoring in nonprofit organization from Strayer University.

According to Charles, the “Unbroken, Still I Smile” documentary will be shown immediately following a meet and greet with its cast members during her forthcoming gala. 

Charles is the author of the book entitled, “Unbroken, Still I Smile,” a 104-page written document that was officially released in March 2017. 

For more information about Atlanta Businesswoman Tamara Charles or to purchase tickets to the Third Annual Masquerade Gala, log on to https://3rdannualsicmasqueradegala2018.eventbrite.com. Also, send email to: sistersinchargeinc1@gmail.com.


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Howard University alumna Shawna Johnson’s has emerged as a flourishing internationally-acclaimed speaker, business coach

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. (Philippians 2:3 NIV)

 

WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE — A credible and resourceful businesswoman, Atlanta-area entrepreneur Shawna Johnson is an accomplished Business Coach, Corporate Trainer, and International Speaker, a progressively thriving venture that has allowed her to make her presence felt across the country.

One attribute undoubtedly rings true as it pertains to Shawna Johnson.

She is a fixture when it comes to esteeming others highly than herself.

“People want to be seen and heard,” Johnson, an Atlanta-area businesswoman, told Making Headline News this week. “When it’s all said and done, what will your legacy be and how many people will you impact?”

To her distinctly unique credit, Johnson’s entrepreneurship reputation is such that she customarily answers this notable question virtually daily.

A credible and resourceful businesswoman, Johnson is an accomplished Business Coach, Corporate Trainer, and Motivational Speaker, a progressively thriving venture that has allowed her to make her presence felt across the country, even in establishments around the globe.

How else to explain why this longtime Corporate America professional’s remarkable career has allowed her to put her immense entrepreneurship talents on display in more than 300 seminars throughout the United States and abroad?

Most importantly and for what it’s worth, Johnson doesn’t shy away from the notion that she undoubtedly is walking in the divine purpose for which God has created her.

PRODUCT OF AN ILLUSTRIOUS HBCU — A native of Oakland, California and a proud alumna of the historic Howard University, amongst Johnson’s key objective through her nationally-acclaimed business venture is teaching entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants how to strategically monetize their gifts and talents so they can have what she describes as a leveraged and lucrative business.

A native of Oakland, California and a proud alumna of the historic Howard University, amongst Johnson’s key objective through her nationally-acclaimed business venture is teaching entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants how to strategically monetize their gifts and talents so they can have what she describes as a leveraged and lucrative business.

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Having acquired a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from California State University, Johnson also holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Howard, where graduated Suma Cum Laude. Also, Johnson is founder of a non-profit organization called Positive Young Teens (www.positiveyoungteens.org), whereby she assist disadvantaged youths in middle and high school, stressing, among other things, the importance of civic responsibility, leadership entrepreneurship, and academic excellence.

As far her biggest inspiration for electing to delve off into the competitive world of entrepreneurship, Johnson recalls like yesterday when one of her high school counselors suggested that she wasn’t a suitable fit to pursue higher education.

AS GOOD AS ADVERTISED — Fortunately for Johnson, she has been nothing short of impressive during an entrepreneurship tenure that spans more than 12 years — and counting.

Interesting enough, that proved to be just the motivation she needed to help steer her toward her destiny.

Look at her today, a former Rutgers University Corporate Trainer who is the mastermind behind having established three successful businesses, all while aiding thousands of professionals launch lucrative careers.

“When I was in high school my counselor told me I wasn’t college material,” Johnson recalled. “She suggested I get a job instead. That one incident has been a driving force in my life…not to prove her wrong, but to prove to myself that I could achieve anything I put my mind to.”

IMPRESSIVE RESUME — Having acquired a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from California State University, Johnson also holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Howard, where graduated Suma Cum Laude.

Fortunately for Johnson, she has been nothing short of impressive during an entrepreneurship tenure that spans more than 12 years — and counting.

And given the immense strides she’s made over the years, it’s safe to assume that her best and brightest days in her element are well ahead of her.

How clever for a Corporate America sensation whose venture also has afforded her the golden opportunities to speak in Ghana in February of this year, during which she spoke to the women of Ghana about empowerment and restoration .

As if that isn’t enough to turn head globally, Johnson is scheduled to make appearances in South Korea in November. Also, she will be thrust upon the main stage for the Black CEO Womanpreneur Conference in January 2018.

“My biggest influence is my mother,” Johnson said. “She raised eight children by herself. She taught me the importance of hard work, commitment and perseverance.”

DEFYING THE ODDS — As far her biggest inspiration for electing to delve off into the competitive world of entrepreneurship, Johnson recalls like yesterday when one of high school counselors suggested that she wasn’t a suitable fit to pursue higher education.

All of which essentially sums up why Johnson has steadfastly defied life’s biggest of obstacles while ensuring that her dreams become a reality.

“My personal mission is to help people understand their worth…to believe in themselves and know they have something of value to share with the world,” Johnson, a lifetime member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., said.

What it all boils down to, Johnson emphasized, is routinely esteeming others and impacting lives — one life at a time.

“If one person can say I made them feel worthy, valued, cared for,” said Johnson, “I’ve done my job.”

Which, to her credit, is one of the things that undoubtedly ring true as it pertains to Shawna Johnson.

 

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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.

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“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.

 

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

 

 

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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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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.

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“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.”

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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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Atlanta’s Dr. LaTarsha D. Holden pulls off inspiring comeback for the ages as she lobbies for her first political seat

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

 

GOD’S MIRACLE WOMAN — What’s so astoundingly intriguing about the emotional story of Dr. LaTarsha D. Holden is that no one, it seems, can ever get tired of hearing it — a story that, to her credit, has been depicted into a real-life documentary, a feat that has afforded her to graciously embrace and commemorate as she vies for a seat on the Atlanta’s City Council District 11 in coming months.

Take a look at her today.

Smart.

Intelligent.

Delightful.

Resourceful.

Perceptive.

Discerning.

Well-informed.

Must we go on? Must we go on about Dr. LaTarsha D. Holden, a woman whom, to put it forthrightly and plainly, is one whom has gone to great lengths to become the admirable comeback story for which she is widely known?

“I only had God at that time,” Holden, whenever she finds herself telling of her awe-inspiring, tear-jerking testimony, customarily says with a smile she’s earned the right to put on display.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Holden is famously known as an emerging leader in the Atlanta-metropolitan area, in large part because of passion for education, an attribute that arose after she earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Biblical Education and then followed that up with having earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Leadership and Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration degree.

What’s so astoundingly intriguing about the emotional story of Dr. Holden is that no one, it seems, can ever get tired of hearing it — a story that, to her credit, has been depicted into a real-life documentary, a feat that has afforded her to graciously embrace and commemorate as she vies for a seat on the Atlanta’s City Council District 11 in coming months.

“In 2008, I made a vow to myself that when I got my life together I would go back and fight for others,” Dr. Holden, 44, told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week. “That’s when I knew that one day I would run for City Council.”

GRAB SOME KLEENEX — To grasp a thorough understanding of why Dr. Holden’s quest for the office of City Council on one of America’s most populous and decorated cities, look no further than the events that have made such a time as now the tear-jerking one it has become.

For the record, Holden is famously known as an emerging leader in the Atlanta-metropolitan area, in large part because of her keen passion for education, a notable attribute that arose after she earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Biblical Education and then followed that up with having earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Leadership and Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration degree from the historic Beulah Heights University.

For her distinct efforts, coupled with her valiant contributions to the Atlanta community, she later became a doctoral student and even earned mentions in the 2014 edition of Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities And Colleges.

Talk about an impressively dazzling resume for a rookie political figure who is destined to assume a seat for which only a few sensed she would ever qualify.

DEFYING ALL ODDS — As if dropping out of high school her sophomore year wasn’t enough to put on hold the divine destiny of a woman who boasts the gifts of a public servant, Holden gave birth to four children by the age of 22. All things considered, at the time, she seemed well on her a way to becoming just another statistics from the inner city, a youngster with no real sense of direction, a young then-homeless adult who knew full well she was living beneath her privileges.

In fact, to grasp a thorough understanding of why Dr. Holden’s quest for the office of City Council on one of America’s most populous and decorated cities, look no further than the memorable, mostly challenging events that have made such a time as now the tear-jerking one  has become.

For starters, as if dropping out of high school her sophomore year wasn’t enough to put on hold the divine destiny of a woman who boasts the gifts of a public servant, Holden gave birth to four children by the age of 22.

All things considered, at the time, she seemed well on her a way to becoming just another statistics from the inner city, a youngster with no real sense of direction, a young then-homeless adult who knew full well she was living beneath her privileges.

Fortunately, for her, God had other plans — you know, just as the scripture above this story suggest.

HOLDEN IT ALL TOGETHER — Holden is famously known as an emerging leader in the Atlanta-metropolitan area, in large part because of her keen passion for education, a notable attribute that arose after she earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Biblical Education and then followed that up with having earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Leadership and Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration degree.

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“Being homeless, I found myself at a crossroads,” Dr. Holden explained. “I had to fight for my children and, with little direction, while staying in a boarded-up house, as squatters, I decided to enroll in college. The last time I had been in school, I was 15 years old.”

While Dr. Holden had unceremoniously vacated school, she was still armed with the educational smarts to, you know, possess a solid education.

WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE — Dr. Holden receiving the Proclamation of the Atlanta Council.

“I made a vow to myself that the streets weren’t going to raise my children, nor the jails were going to house them,” said Dr. Holden, a 10-time published author who has gone from a GED recipient to a woman who has positioned herself to acquire an honorary doctorate in the foreseeable future.

IN THAT ORDER — “In 2008, I made a vow to myself that when I got my life together I would go back and fight for others,” Dr. Holden, 44, told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week. “That’s when I knew that one day I would run for City Council.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

Take a look at her today.

Smart.

Intelligent.

Delightful.

Resourceful.

Perceptive.

Discerning.

Well-informed.

SEASON OF THE REBIRTH  — “Being homeless, I found myself at a crossroads,” Dr. Holden explained. “I had to fight for my children and, with little direction, while staying in a boarded-up house, as squatters, I decided to enroll in college. The last time I had been in school, I was 15 years old.”

Oh, and one other thing: She has masterfully put herself in position to assume a seat for which only a few sensed she would ever qualify.

Election Day is November 7.

Stay tuned. This is going to be interesting.

Amongst the reasons is that Dr. Holden’s story has generated an array of headlines and she became a featured story on AOL Black Voices.

In addition, she has appeared on The Debra Gatlin Show, not to mention The Ordinary People Show, and Joe The Gravedigger Show about helping others in the community who were facing difficult challenges.

For Holden, her notable accolades include having received the “I Am a Warrior” at the stage play “Lord Fight This Battle.” Widely known as inspiring speaker who answered the call to preach the Word of God in 2005, Dr. Holden was ordained to the office of Pastor in February 2013 and she is the Host of Global Talk Radio in which she advocates on  issues that affects people around the world.

Also, she was a featured story in the W.O.W. Magazine and was presented with the award of “Women Who Inspire” at an annual women conference  hosted by WEOP in “2008,” and was nominated for the “Humanitarian Essential Piece Award” in “2011” from the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness, and she was an honoree for the “Unsung Hero” award at the APEX Pyramid Awards in “2016.”

Other accolades include having received the “I Am a Warrior” at the stage play “Lord Fight This Battle.” Widely known as inspiring speaker who answered the call to preach the Word of God in 2005, Dr. Holden was ordained to the office of Pastor in February 2013 and she is the Host of Global Talk Radio in which she advocates on  issues that affects people around the world.

Moreover, Dr. Holden is a stellar community advocate and an author of several books and a subject of a documentary entitled “No Longer Lost.”

DESTINED FOR GREATNESS — For starters, as if dropping out of high school her sophomore year wasn’t enough to put on hold the destiny of a woman who boasts the gifts of a public servant, Holden gave birth to four children by the age of 22. All things considered, at the time, she seemed well on her a way to becoming just another statistics from the inner city, a youngster with no real sense of direction, a young then-homeless adult who knew full well she was living beneath her privileges.

“I believe my chances are good in winning the election for District 11,” said Dr. Holden, sounding as confident as ever before. “I believe the people are tired and weary and they are looking for someone different. I will use the same fight I had for my family to fight for the residents of District 11.”

When asked to finish this sentence: “If Dr. Holden wins this election…”

Dr. Holden said, “Atlanta would be getting a servant leader who will immediately go to work for the people. I will begin to work with different entities to form collaboration, to get the ball rolling to bring the necessary changes to District 11.”

Spoken like the true, admirable comeback story for which she is widely known.

BOLD PREDICTION — “I believe my chances are good in winning the election for District 11,” said Dr. Holden, sounding as confident as ever. “I believe the people are tired and weary and they are looking for someone different. I will use the same fight I had for my family to fight for the residents of District 11.”

DR. LATARSHA HOLDEN’S PLEDGE TO THE CITY OF ATLANTA:

  • I pledge to work with the judicial system to ensure that there is a plan in place to assist juveniles who come before the courts. We cannot just put them on probation without offering any assistance to help them with criminal behavior. Services will be rendered once detained.
  • I pledge to partner with companies that would provide job training for low-income residents to ensure that they have an opportunity to apply for better paying jobs…to set aside entry level positions to get in the door with big corporations.
  • I pledge to increase the safety of the public by hiring more police officers, starting a gang unit within Atlanta Police Department and to put in place incentives for community policing….also, to hire a small group of mental health professionals who can assist the officers when dealing with the mentally ill.
  • I pledge to partner with Atlanta Public Schools to ensure that our schools are safe and that any forms of bullying will have dire consequences…to work with middle schools to assist in the transition phase from elementary school goes smoothly. This will be my main initiative called, “Project Village.”
For more information on Dr. Latarsha Holden for Atlanta City Council, District 11, write: P. O. Box 115351, Atlanta, Georgia, 30310. Also, call: 404-838-9587. 

 

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Atlanta-area businessman and professional trainer Jerico Wiggins living out his dream through Enkore Fitness Pro, LLC

CHASING GREATNESSTo his distinct credit, Jerico Wiggins has steadfastly gone to great, immeasurable lengths to ensure that he helps enrich and adds value to the lives of others, most notably through his avenue of entrepreneurship.
A former athlete in a variety of competitive sports, Wiggins, 38, is owner and chief executive officer of Enkore Fitness Pro, LLC, a well-established Atlanta-area fitness gymnasium that offers sports conditioning for athletes that will greatly enable them to improve an assortment of key components, many of which will aid them in evolving as better athletes.

Just recently, Jerico Wiggins was asked why it is imperative that he esteem others daily highly than himself.

As usual, Wiggins, whose reputation and personality are such that he boasts a heart for people, provided the appropriate answer.

“It’s imperative to esteem and inspire (others) daily because it helps motivate growth, give others hope, and inspire others to be better,” Wiggins told Making Headline News this week.

To his distinct credit, Wiggins has steadfastly gone to great, immeasurable lengths to ensure that he helps enrich and adds value to the lives of others, most notably through his avenue of entrepreneurship.

MAKING STRIDESJust like athletes with whom he routinely crosses paths, it was his contributions to sports that greatly fueled his desire to establish — and prosper — as a thriving businessman/health fitness guru.
“Sports have helped me in my business in many ways but, most of all, because I also have a firsthand experience on what athletes go through as far as conditioning and preparing for competition,” Wiggins explained. “It also helped me to be able to identify one’s strengths and weaknesses in their performances.”

A former athlete in a variety of competitive sports, Wiggins, 38, is owner and chief executive officer of Enkore Fitness Pro, LLC, a well-established Atlanta-area fitness gymnasium that offers sports conditioning for athletes that will greatly enable them to improve an assortment of key components, many of which will aid them in evolving as better athletes.

“We do body transformation to clients as well,” a spokesperson for Enkore Fitness Pro said.

Located at 1999 Parker Court, Suite A, in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Wiggins’ company —- which is sanctioned through the Dekalb Chamber of Commerce — has appropriately adopted the catchphrase, “We’re The Foundation To Greatness.”

By and large, because of his commitment to serving his clients masterfully, coupled with his ability to inspire them to assume a positive disposition about their overall fitness and health, Enkore Fitness is surely a venture that’s on the move.

“I wanted to create a place where my clients can push, be pushed, educated, and mentally ready as an athlete to be pushed to greatness,” Wiggins, a native of Eatonton, Georgia said.

A TRUE INSPIRATIONBy and large, because of his commitment to serving his clients masterfully, coupled with his ability to inspire them to assume a positive disposition about their overall fitness and health, Enkore Fitness Pro is surely a venture that’s on the move.

Just like athletes with whom he routinely crosses paths, it was his contributions to sports that greatly fueled his desire to establish — and prosper — as a thriving businessman/health fitness guru.

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“Sports have helped me in my business in many ways but, most of all, because I also have a firsthand experience on what athletes go through as far as conditioning and preparing for competition,” Wiggins explained. “It also helped me to be able to identify one’s strengths and weaknesses in their performances.”

A Putnam County High School alum who is a former attendee of the Georgia Career Institute, Wiggins holds a certified professional personal training through the ACE Personal Trainer Certification, a credible institution that teaches personal trainer manual features, or a different combination of study aids designed to help aspiring fitness trainers prepare for the exam and excel within their career.

Given the immense strides he’s made since starting his gym nearly three years ago, Wiggins undoubtedly is proven success.

He’s been a professional trainer for a little more than 11 years.

“What I like about my business is it’s not only a dream come true and my passion, but I feel like it gives me purpose daily,” said Wiggins, adding his business caters to individuals of all ages. “And I’m able to pass (along my knowledge) to help someone else.

Aside of the helping young athletes achieve and savor excellence through their respective sport, Wiggins acknowledged that excellence in life is something by which he’s guilty of educating to his clients — as often as he can.

“My personal mission is to help others not only exceed in sports,” said Wiggins, “but to realize that with the proper skills and determination, the sky is the limit and to help them understand excellence is something that is worked on daily and doesn’t come easily.”

As usual, Wiggins, whose reputation and personality are such that he boasts a heart for people, provided the appropriate answers.

All of which practically sums up why Enkore Fitness Pro has become a fixture in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

 

For more information about Enkore Fitness Pro, LLC, call 678-663-2304. Also, send email to: enkorefitness@yahoo.com, or log on to http://enkorefitnesspros.com/.



EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, athlete, 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 of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University Of Memphis School Of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.