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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)


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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.

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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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New York entrepreneur Jesikah Lei starts business from a shelter, completes dramatic comeback with second venture


STRENGTH UNDER PRESSURE 

DEFYING ALL ODDS — A native of the Bronx, New York, Jesikah Lei is the proud owner of dual businesses as the CEO of Allure-Hair & Lashes and jNewYorkBoutique.

So what exactly did Jesikah Lei do to deserve the various forms of hardships that disrupted her life and resulted in a devastating blow to her faith?

Nothing at all, to be honest.

“I’ve been homeless, raped, beaten, abused…a lot,” Lei, a New York businesswoman, told Making Headline News this week, recalling the tumultuous, emotionally-driven experiences through which she had endured long before she was blessed to become an entrepreneur.

Despite all through which she had gone, one pivotal thing remained the same.

That is, Lei never shied away from her faith in her Creator.

“God was and is my Savior,” Lei says without hesitation.

For Lei, a 42-year-old single mother of two, that certainly proved to be the case in the life of a young businesswoman, who knows full well what it’s like to diligently press and navigate her way through arguably the toughest of obstacles.


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FOUGHT HER WAY THROUGH — For Lei, one favorable development had ultimately led to another, and before she knew it, jNewYorkBoutique was up and running, in full operation — all while God continued to work behind the scenes, thus preparing her a table in the presence of her enemies in the process.

Heck, even when she was forced to land a job at the tender age of was 14, God was right there.

Even when her young body was violated time and again through physical and sexual abuse, God was right there.

Even when she vacated grade school prematurely, God was right there.

Even when she had given birth to her first child as a teenage mother, God was right there.

And, amongst the things this devoted single mother-turned-businesswoman has discovered is that God is still very much right here today unlike never before.

A native of the Bronx, New York, Lei is the proud owner of dual businesses as the CEO of Allure-Hair & Lashes and jNewYorkBoutique.

Talk about making a dramatic comeback for the ages.


“I actually started my business while living in a shelter five years ago. All I had was an idea, a prayer, and a plan.” — Jesikah Lei


As it turned out, that was just about all she needed to jumpstart a business that is benefited her mightily — this after all the hell and chaos and unnecessary foolishness she had to endure.


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“Once I received a call for my Section-8 apartment,” I knew at that moment God had answered my prayer,” said Lei, giving God His rightful credit. “Now, the plan? No so much, yet (Lei is laughing now) “So, I started doing my research on how to start my very own online boutique.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

And, for Lei, one favorable development had ultimately led to another.

And before she knew it, jNewYorkBoutique was up and running and in full operations — all while God continued to work behind the scenes, thus preparing her a table in the presence of her enemies in the process.

ROUND TWO — As her Lei’s Allure venture, it is a business she established some two months ago and is still “growing in product,” Lei said.

As her Lei’s Allure venture, it is a business Lei established some two months ago and is still “growing in product,” she said.

“I joined many Facebook groups for support and learned purposes as well,” said Lei, explaining the essential steps needed to establish her business. “A new journey for a new me.”

For Lei, it was just the much-anticipated fresh start she needed, considering even during her season in the wilderness, her support system seemed practically nonexistent, she explained.

Still, when the dust had settled, God was right there — had been there, really, from the outset.

“I had to think of a plan to get myself and my son out of poverty, and I knew that fashion had always been a passion of mine, so, I decided on opening my very first online clothing boutique,” Lei said.

Much to her delight, her business went into full operations in July 2018.

Much to her delight, it had been flourishing ever since.

For the record, Lei would be the first to admit that she didn’t need anyone to feel sorry for her. Credit her idea, prayer, and a plan as the reasons why.

“I said, ‘Enough is enough,’” said Lei, explaining her motivation for choosing to turn to entrepreneurship. “I knew that God would hold me down.”

Indeed He has. He’s been holding her down ever since.

Talk about making a dramatic comeback for the ages.

“My son’s kids and granddaughter are the reason for it all,” Lei says of her sustained success as an entrepreneur. “I knew that I had to succeed and accomplish my goals.”

Today, Lei has deemed it essential to empower other girls and young ladies to never place their dreams by the wayside.

BUT GOD — “I’ve been homeless, raped, beaten, abused…a lot,” Lei, a young New York businesswoman, told Making Headline News this week, recalling the tumultuous, emotionally-driven experiences through which she had endured long before she was blessed to become an entrepreneur.

“It’s important for all females — young and old — that no matter the struggle, hurt, or pain, you can do all things through faith and (you’ve) just got to believe in yourself,” Lei said. “Someone out there is listening and will bring light into your dark days.”

Just as God had done for her.


For more information about New York Businesswoman Jesikah Lei, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/jessika.lee.146. Also, email her at: jnewyorkboutique@gmail.com.


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North Carolina author Marcell Gill’s “Get Rid Of Yourself” book drawing constant rave reviews


Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8 KJV)


Sometime in the Summer of 2017, God strategically placed Marcell Gill on an assignment, one that was centered largely on helping people to alter their way of thinking.

For Gill, it was an monumental assignment he graciously embraced.


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USED BY GOD — A book in which North Carolina author Marcell Gill needed a little more than a year to compose, “Get Rid of Yourself” headlines, among other things, this author’s featured purpose that’s geared toward helping people change their philosophy, he emphasized.
“I believe my purpose is to help people change their philosophy,” Gill, a Fayetteville, North Carolina-area author, told Making Headline News this week. “(I want to help) change the way they process problems and to react to them in a positive manner. I firmly believe that this book can make decision making a lot easier in the future.”

The book to which Gill is alluding is his newly-assembled written document entitled, “Get Rid of Yourself.”

A book in which Gill needed a little more than a year to compose, “Get Rid of Yourself” headlines, among other things, this author’s featured purpose that’s geared toward helping people change their philosophy, he emphasized.


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GOD DID IT — Much to his delight, Gill said his authorship debut undoubtedly is a “major milestone” in his life and that God is the Beneficiary of all the credit.

“The message I want people to download in their spirit is that you have been given power and authority over your mind and body,” Gill said. You, the spirit, are responsible for everything that happens in your life.”

Interestingly, Gill, by all accounts, stressed that we are not as powerless as we are taught to believe, something that, in many aspects, has crippled countless people, particularly those in the household of faith.

“Abba is our Guide, but He cannot make us get up and do anything,” Gill said. “The work that needs to be done is done through our hands. Not simply by praying and believing, but through work as well.”

MUCH INSIGHT — Interestingly, Gill, by all accounts, stressed that we are not as powerless as we are taught to believe, something that, in many aspects, has crippled countless people, particularly those in the household of faith.

A book that is just weeks removed from its official release,  Gill’s “Get Rid of Yourself” has already generated favorable feedback which, to his credit, figures to be a sign of things to come.

“The overall response has been stellar,” said Gill, a U. S. Army veteran. “The beta readers shared a genuine appreciation for my transparency and the willingness to discuss taboo subjects.”

Much to his delight, Gill said his authorship debut undoubtedly is a “major milestone” in his life and that God is the Beneficiary of all the credit.

CHECK THIS OUT — A book that is just weeks removed from its official release, Gill’s “Get Rid of Yourself” has already generated favorable feedback which, to his credit, figures to be a sign of things to come.

“The Father has allowed me the opportunity to share this with the world and has equipped me to do so,” said Gill, adding that a few local speaking engagements are presently in the works and the he’s open to accepting more as they arise. “It’s all about changing lives and this is just the beginning.” 


As expected, Gill has announced that other books are forthcoming — much sooner than later.

HE AIN’T DONE — As expected, Gill has announced that other books are forthcoming — much sooner than later.

“I think it’s only fair to write another book based on adding to yourself since the first book speaks on ridding ourselves of the wrong mindset,” Gill said. “This project may become a series in the near future.”

Of course, Gill doesn’t shy away from the notion that he’d be remiss if he didn’t offer this notable suggestion: “The last message I want to leave (my readers) with is this: Continuously renew your mind every day. Every single day. Form positive habits. Be the cause and reap the benefits of the effect. Trust God and manifest love at all times.”


For more information about Fayetteville, North Carolina-area Author Marcell Gill, or to schedule for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with him via social media at: Facebook: @marcellLG; Instagram: @_marcellgill. Also, send email to: invitemarcell@gmail.com.


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Georgia ordained elder Dolores Jackson’s Faith Under Fire Ministry impacting lives mightily in the Body of Christ

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV)

 

One thing about Dolores Jackson, she’s always going to keep it positive.

Or she’ll make it a point to observe virtually every situation or circumstance from God’s perspective.

To her credit, that certainly rings true when it comes to her crossing paths with others.

Said Jackson in a rather spirited, encouraging Facebook just before noon EST on Wednesday:

“God, I thank You for the blessing of the love of good friends. Each day, my friends shower me with love and care, and I feel comfort knowing they are always there for me. I am so grateful for each one of them, as different and unique as they are, for the things they teach me. My friends are like gemstones, so priceless and beautiful. Thank you Lord.”

And just like that, Jackson, an Georgia-based ordained elder, had appropriately exemplified yet another dose of agape love, as only she could.

“Know this…being saved is a struggle,” Jackson, 55, told Making Headline News during a recent interview, during which she recalled the memorable events leading to her having effectively accepted her divine calling in ministry.

For Jackson, a native of Holly Springs, Mississippi — a small, rural town that’s roughly 30 miles south of Memphis — it seemed a foregone conclusion that she’d ultimately assume a notable, commendable role as one of God’s devoted spokespersons.

For starters, Jackson is the product of a Christian-based foundation whereby her family is comprised of as many as a dozen ministers or preachers, she explained.

Thanks in large part to the unyielding support of her husband, her son, as well as the valiant support of a host of family members and close acquaintances, and it’s no wonder Jackson doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s destined to be on fire for God for such a time as now.

Times that, truth be told, are widely deemed as perilous.

Having been raised mostly as a Methodist, Jackson was the product of the Catholic school system, although she didn’t particularly study the Catholic religion, she acknowledged.

Nevertheless, like most of her peers — particularly those who were brought up in the church — she had become a fixture in the Body of Christ at a relatively young age.

“My mom and dad made absolutely sure that I attended church regularly,” Jackson recalled.

It is, by all accounts, because of Jackson’s desire to sellout to God during her youth that practically sums up why she’s just as on fire to serve the Lord today, a trend that, much to her delight, has given way to her emerging as the mastermind of what is known as her Faith Under Fire Ministry.

“My parents taught me to love, respect, and to work hard,” said Jackson, when asked what were amongst the key values she was taught as a child.

Demonstrating a resourceful, resilient work ethic is surely something by which Jackson has steadily kept going in her spiritual repertoire even to this very day.

“I kept falling and struggling with my faith,” she recalled.

Still, because of who she is and because of where God is taking her, even when she seemed on the brink of falling, even when it seemed her faith was bleak, even when it seemed the enemy had the upper hand on her faith walk with God, there was God, strategically setting her aside for His use.

Talk about fortifying some proverbial bend-but-don’t faith under fire.

“For God I live, and for God I will die,” Jackson often says when sharing of her assortment of faith-based testimonies. “It is not easy. If it was, we would not need Christ. It is a process.”

A process that, much to her delight, has greatly given way to her emerging as one of God’s most devoted spokespersons.

“Finally, I began to realize that Christ is part of the process, that Christ is key to the process, that Christ is the success of the process,” Jackson said.

Well said by a big-hearted woman of God, one who’s widely known for always keeping it positive.

For more information Elder Dolores Jackson or to schedule her for a speaking engagement, connect with her via social media under: “Dolores Jackson.” Also, send email to: extraordinary216@gmail.com.


 

 

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Atlanta author Sylinda Mumphery on her latest inspiring book: ‘I want to see every woman win’

Photo Credits: Jay Pray Supreme Team Photography and DJ Spence Photography

 

Five and counting.

That is how many awe-inspiring books accomplished empowerment extraordinaire Sylinda Mumphery has written over the past 12 years.

KICK BACK AND READ THIS — Atlanta-area author Sylinda Mumphery’s latest book is entitled, The Heartbeat Of A Woman,” an inspirational and informative written document that made its much-anticipated presence on the market Mother’s Day weekend.

Her latest: The Heartbeat Of A Woman, an inspirational and informative written document that made its much-anticipated presence on the market Mother’s Day weekend.

For Mumphery, a native of Cordele, Georgia who resides in Atlanta, her latest book was composed in large part because her primary desire is for women to understand that their hearts are delicate and that they must be careful of whom they allow to hold it.

“When we were created, our hearts became one with God and it is the most precious gift on the inside of us,” Mumphery told Making Headline News this week. “Everyone is not capable or equipped to carry the weight, power or the magnitude of love that flows from our hearts.”

Having grasped the vision last September to produce her latest book, Mumphery needed just a few months to complete The Heartbeat Of A Woman, a rather brief project that was released less than a year after her previous book, The Secrets Within.

Widely known amongst her peers as “Sylinda D,” Mumphery is owner and CEO of SylindaD, LLC and is widely known as the founder of Removing The Bandages Women Movement.

Besides The Heartbeat Of A Woman and The Secrets Within, Mumphery is the mastermind behind the books: Malcolm And Peanut, a children’s book that was released in 2006), In The Name Of Love, a book that designed for teens that was released that same year, and Heal My Private Parts, a project that hit the market in 2014.

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ATTRACTING MEDIA COVERAGE — For Mumphery, a native of Cordele, Georgia who resides in Atlanta, her latest book was composed in large part because her primary desire is for women to understand that their hearts are delicate and that they must be careful of whom they allow to hold it.

As for her latest book, Mumphery is extremely appreciative of the favorable feedback she’s garnered in such a brief timeframe since its ceremonious release.

“I have received positive feedback so far,” Mumphery said. “Several women have told me that they can relate to the chapters and have found themselves in at least one or two (occurrences).”

Asked in what ways is her latest book a part of the purpose for which God has created her, Mumphery, without hesitation, said: “There is so much that I can say in regard to this question.  I have experienced a lot of heartbreak in my lifetime; however I now understand that my pain was for my purpose. This book speaks of several types of heartbeats and I can relate to each one.”

STARTING LINEUP — Besides The Heartbeat Of A Woman and The Secrets Within, Mumphery is the mastermind behind the books: Malcolm And Peanut, a children’s book that was released in 2006), In The Name Of Love, a book that designed for teens that was released that same year, and Heal My Private Parts, a project that hit the market in 2014.

Which, as a result, practically sums up why Mumphery is thoroughly persuaded that The Heartbeat Of A Woman is especially prevalent for such a time as now?

All things considered, there mere fact that she’s conquered and outlasted her assortment of hurtful encounters, she’s destined to help others follows suit.

“I want to see every woman win and be the best that she was created to be,” Mumphery said. “I realized that if I continued to hold onto my pain and carry it on the inside of my heart, then I would never be a complete woman or walk in my purpose.  I went through the fire and endured the pain, so that I could reach back and pull my sisters out, to let them know that even though their heart may have experienced trauma, they did not flat line and that they too can make it.”

With a few scheduled public appearances, during which she will promote and speak in detail about her new book, Mumphery has announced that Part 2 of The Heartbeat Of A Woman and The Secrets Within are presently in the works, as well as “many more books to come,” she acknowledged.

Besides being a notable and accomplished author, Mumphery is a mentor, motivational speaker, and an Atlanta-based radio talk show host.

MAKING HER ROUNDS — With a few scheduled public appearances, during which she will promote her new book, Mumphery has announced that Part 2 of The Heartbeat Of A Woman and The Secrets Within are presently in the works, as well as “many more books to come,” she acknowledged.

As for her latest project, she doesn’t shy away from the notion that offering a great deal of transparency, coupled with viewing obstacles from God’s perspective, have benefited her mightily as a longtime and thriving author.

Five books and counting.

For the record.

“We must guard our hearts and be careful that we don’t allow others to cause it to bleed,” Mumphery said. “When we discover who we are and what’s on the inside of us, then we will understand that not everyone is worthy of entrance into the place that produces life within us.”

 

For more information about Sylinda Mumphery’s books or to schedule her for a speaking engagement, log on to: http://www.sylindad.com/.

 

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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 of sports for 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.

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South Carolina author Melvina Carpenter keeping it 100 with the church through her book, “Single, Pregnant And Preaching”

Melvina Carpenter isn’t just a beloved ordained Elder, who finds pleasure in advancing the Kingdom of God.

SHE’S KEEPING IT REAL — South Carolina-based author Elder Melvina Carpenter’s very first book entitled, Single, Pregnant And Preaching, is an awe-inspiring written document that depicts the life of that of a church girl who happens to be what is widely known throughout the Body of Christ as a PK, or a Preacher’s Kid.

“My college professor was impressed with my writing for my thesis paper and suggested that I pursue writing as a career,” said Carpenter, recalling the intriguing development that transpired after she was blessed to earn her undergraduate degree from Claflin University in 2006. “I received the vision to write this book in 2005.”

The book to which Carpenter is alluding is her very first one entitled, Single, Pregnant And Preaching, an awe-inspiring written document that depicts the life of that of a young church girl, who happens to be what is widely known throughout the Body of Christ as a PK, or a Preacher’s Kid.

Interesting, Carpenter, who assumes the name, Emerald, in this book, had ultimately — and surprisingly — found out that she was pregnant just two weeks prior to giving her first sermon, a development that sent shock waves throughout her household, let alone her local church.

“I can still feel the pain, the guilt, and everything that surrounds sin,” Carpenter, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, recalled while discussing her book that officially hit the market in September 2007. “I experienced the ridicule from church members, family, friends, and people who I thought were my friends. I felt alone and, unwanted even though I was surrounded by many people who loved me, I felt like I was the only woman that this happened to.”

When the spiritual dust had settled, what Carpenter had eventually discovered was that God had used the pain and persecution she endured for a divine purpose.

“Through writing this book, I received my healing, and truly acknowledged God’s saving grace,” said Carpenter, a 17-year preacher of the gospel who holds a Master’s degree in Divinity from Liberty University.

To her credit and much to her delight, it was because of God’s grace and unmerited favor that Carpenter had commenced to expanding her immeasurable gifts as a Christian-based author.

That’s because upon the much-anticipated release of her first book, Carpenter composed four other books, a progressive, resourceful trend that further summed up why it was absolutely essential that she heeded the pertinent advice of her professor some 12 years ago.

WALKING WITH VICTORY — When the spiritual dust had settled, what Carpenter had eventually discovered was that God used the pain and persecution she endured for a divine purpose.

In 2015, for instance, Carpenter wrote a revised edition of “Single, Pregnant And Preaching.”

That same year, she composed two remarkably compelling children’s books: the first of which is entitled, “Don’t Tease The Dog,” the second one that is entitled, “Ungrateful Johnny At Christmas.”

Not to be outdone, the Summerville, South Carolina-based author witnessed the release of her book entitled, “30 Days Of Prayer And Declarations For Your Pastor (Along With 30 Tidbits For Making Your Pastor’s Life Easier) in 2016.

For what it’s worth, that Carpenter is yet fulfilling her purpose — both by way of being a spokesperson for Christ as well as through authorship — is a far cry from all of the backlash she endured a pregnant youngster back in the day.

And, just last year, her book entitled, “Don’t Tease Me About My Hair,” made its much-anticipated presence on the market.

For what it’s worth, that Carpenter is yet fulfilling her purpose — both by way of being a spokesperson for Christ as well as through authorship — is surely a far cry from all of the backlash she endured as a pregnant youngster back in the day.

“God’s grace certainly supersedes the ridicule and judgment of people,” said Carpenter, when asked what is the divine message she’s sending to her audience through Single, Pregnant And Preaching. “Sex outside of marriage is wrong, but it is a real struggle in the church world. It is one that should not be ignored or overlooked. Proper courting should be taught in the church.”

Given the array of transparency — and forthright preaching, of sorts — that Carpenter shares in her first book, it’s no wonder the feedback she’s garnered have been most favorable.

After all, who better to keep it 100 with our youths than someone who can greatly attest to the pressure they often face?

“I’ve received so many testimonies of women ranging from their 20’s to their 60’s with how God healed them from getting pregnant outside of marriage,” Carpenter said. “A few women contacted me and shared how they thought they were over the hurt they experienced from church people due to being pregnant outside of wedlock. They thought they forgave themselves but they hadn’t. My book brought healing to them.”

Given the overwhelming reaction to Single, Pregnant And Preaching, it’s safe to assume that this project has emerged as the most popular of Carpenter’s books.

“Single, Pregnant And Preaching has also opened the eyes to many leaders to have extracurricular activities for the single people as well as the married people,” Carpenter said. “Too many times, single people are treated like step children at church. For example, I believe it is offensive to have a banquet or prom for the married couples and have the single people to serve them. It makes them feel as if they are substandard. It makes them feel inadequate.”

“I’ve also received feedback from single men and women regarding properly courting and practicing abstinence,” Carpenter added. “They are more persuaded to wait for marriage.

This book has caused me to build a platform to minister to women regardless of relationship status. It has caused me to be able to mentor single women regarding proper courting, praying for a husband and preparing themselves to be a wife.”

Looking ahead, Carpenter announced that she’s in the process of writing another Christian romance novel and that her reading audience can receive updates on her most recent work by following her at: http://www.amazon.com/author/melvinacarpenter, http://www.facebook.com/melvinacarpenterbooks, http://www.instagram.com/melvincacarpentersbooks or email her at: melvina.carpenter@yahoo.com. Also, connect with her via Twitter at: Twitter.com/mcarpenterbooks

As for future speaking engagements, during which she will promote her books, Carpenter is scheduled to be the featured author at Pet Supplies Plus, located at 9500 Dorchester Road in nearby North Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST.

“My featured book will be “Don’t Tease the Dog,” said Carpenter, who’s also slated for a public appearance on Saturday, April 14, during which she will be one of the featured authors at the Christian Authors Expo.

This event, which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST, will take place at Favor Ministries, located at 1116 Old Gilliard Road in Ridgeville, South Carolina.

 

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Georgia author Shameka Pointer joint authors book with fiancée; is mastermind behind five other books

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

 

Shameka Pointer and her fiancée, Al Newell, first crossed paths in May 2017.

GODLY POWER COUPLE — An Atlanta-area couple who doesn’t shy away from the notion that God undoubtedly is the Focal Point of their courtship, Shameka Pointer and Al Newell co-authored the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Dating To Marry,” a newly-released, informative written documents that recalls this couple’s assortment of interpersonal relational experiences.

With God, their Helper, leading the way, they’ve since wasted little time collectively becoming engaged in a rather unique activity, one that figures to impact and enrich the lives of an array of couples, most notably those whose relationship is on the right path to marriage.

An Atlanta-area couple who doesn’t shy away from the notion that God undoubtedly is the Focal Point of their courtship, Pointer and Newell co-authored the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Dating To Marry,” a newly-released, informative written document that recalls this couple’s assortment of interpersonal relational experiences.

“Dating may seem unimportant but in reality, but it is the foundation that you set for marriage,” said a spokesperson in a detailed synopsis of Pointer and Newell’s book at http://www.lulu.com/. “Whomever you set out to date will more likely help you decide if you really want to date this person to marry them. This book will help you analyze the importance of dating.”

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All things considered, Pointer, during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, emphasized that it was absolutely essential to compose Dating To Marry, in large because the modern-day church has, in some aspects, shied away from — as she calls it — “getting down and dirty” to do the necessary things that will keep the sanctity of marriage intact.

“(We’re trying) to help people be more open-minded to living a Christian life and not just saying you are a Christian, bearing no fruit or showing no signs,” said Pointer, explaining the purpose of Dating To Marry. “In this book, we talk about the importance of dating with a purpose and not just dating for self-gain and irrelevant reasons.”

To her distinctly unique credit, it’s safe to assume that Pointer can appropriately be labeled as a serial author, of sorts, considering this native of Town Creek, Alabama is responsible for having written five other compelling books.

In June 2012, she witnessed the release of her book entitled, “Being Free And Staying Free: The Natural And Spiritual Laws of Being Free At All Cost.”

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A 32-page project that can be purchased at Amazon.com, Being Free And Staying Free demonstrates different ways one could be gripped in bondage.

“Our minds can’t even imagine how many obstacles come into our lives to hinder our growth and accomplishments,” Pointer explains. “How many times have we asked ourselves, ‘Why can’t I get passed this situation?’ or ‘Why does it seem like I’m going in circles?’ Being Free And Staying Free is here to open up your understanding on how to be free and stay free in your life.”

And then there is Poems Of Courage, a 34-page book Pointer released in July 2013.

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In this book, Pointer shares her immense gifts through poetry, recalling among other things, her slew of struggles with life’s situations that, at one point in time, seemed insurmountable and downright unbearable.

But God…

“As I wrote the book, the stronger I became,” Pointer said. “This book will give you the strength you need to carry out life’s sometimes difficult situations. It’s full of strength, encouragement, and hope. It will bless you without a doubt, so be blessed.”

Not to be outdone, Pointer authored a two-part series written document entitled, Surviving The System: The Life of A Foster Child and Surviving The System: The Life of A Foster Child, Part 2: An Emotional Healing Guide.

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A book that made its way to the market in April 2017, Surviving The System: The Life of A Foster Child depicts the life of a foster child, with a special emphasis on opening the eyes of people when it comes to the slew of emotions and behaviors of that of a foster child.

Also, in March 2016, Pointer’s book, When The Head Refuses To Pray: The Body Withers And Dies, was officially released and has since has an immediate impact amongst her reading audience.

A 48-page project, When The Head Refuses To Pray: The Body Withers And Dies recalls Pointer’s tumultuous, chaotic experiences, particularly what she deems her “abusive unequally yoked marriage” she was in for 10 years.

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“There was no consistent prayer in the marriage from the head, (during) which I did not survive,” Pointer explained. “So it talks about the importance of prayer and fasting together, but also as the head.”

YOU GO, GIRL!!!! To her distinctly unique credit, it’s safe to assume that Pointer can appropriately be labeled as a serial author, considering this native of Town Creek, Alabama is responsible for having written five other books.

An accomplished writer whose reputation is such that she is extremely passion about enhancing interpersonal relational skills amongst couples who seek to establish — and retain — healthy relationships, Pointer said it is by the grace of God, coupled with the divine calling on her life that she’s steadfastly walking in her purpose as an accomplished author.

Not to mention a devout woman of faith.

“The good, bad, and ugly times are what made me who I am today,” said Pointer, alluding specifically to her book, Surviving The System: The Life of A Foster Child.

In actuality, it seems that such an intriguing declaration is prevalent to the overall landscape of her life, a trend that has greatly fueled her desire to exercise her faith as an accomplished and gifted serial author.

For more information about Author Shameka Pointer, connect with her via social media under: “Author Shameka Imadeit Pointer.” Also, send email to: shamekarena@gmail.com

 

 

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.