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Texas ‘Living Legend’ Bishop John Lewis Johnson to be honored for 60 years as Senior Pastor of Greater Progressive COGIC


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 NIV)


60 SHADES OF GRACE 

FORT WORTH, Texas — Bishop John Lewis Johnson.

Clearly, such a name ought to ring a bell, should have by now undoubtedly become a fixture throughout the historic Church of God In Christ, a religious-based organization that is widely regarded as the largest Pentecostal church and the fifth largest Christian church in the country.
To grasp a thorough concept of why Bishop Johnson should have garnered a well-respected, unprecedented presence in the national church at this stage in his ministerial tenure, look no further than his immeasurable, well-publicized track record as one of Texas’ oldest clergymen, who is the Senior Pastor of Greater Progressive Church of God In Christ in Fort Worth.
To his distinctly unique credit, Bishop Johnson’s pastoral career is nearing an unprecedented six decades, an awe-inspiring, unfathomable feat that will be commemorated during his 60th Pastoral celebration on Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. CST at Dayspring Family Church, located at 618 North Belt Lane Road in nearby Irving.

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TO GOD BE THE GLORY — To his distinctly unique credit, Bishop John Lewis Johnson’s pastoral career is nearing an unprecedented six decades, an awe-inspiring, unfathomable feat that will be commemorated during his 60th Pastoral celebration on Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. CST at Dayspring Family Church, located at 618 North Belt Lane Road in nearby Irving.

A gallery that will be comprised of his membership, colleagues, family members, and a host of well-wishers will collectively engage in a celebratory praise and worship service, during which they will pay homage to 93-year-old Bishop Johnson, who has been the face of Greater Progressive COGIC dating back to May 23, 1959.

The service will be highlighted by a featured speaker, Superintendent Melton R. Timmons, the Senior Pastor of Jones Valley Community COGIC in Tyler, Texas.

Timmons serves as Secretary for COGIC’s National Board of Trustees.


THE CHURCH’S HIGHEST OFFICE 

All things considered, Bishop Johnson has surely earned the right to be celebrated for his exceptional body of work as one of God’s beloved spokesperson, one who has evolved as a beacon of light in his own right, particularly in the national church.

Having sold out completely to God on February 15, 1949 at the tender age of 23, it was within the walls of the very historic church he pastors that he surrendered his life to Christ.

A little more than a year later — April 26, 1950, to be technical — Bishop Johnson had graciously accepted his divine calling to preach the Gospel.

To his credit, he’s been on God’s battlefield ever since, considering his ministerial resume includes having served under the leadership of the late Elder D.C. Littlefield, during which he was the Greater Progressive COGIC’s Assistant Pastor for just shy of a decade.

Interestingly, Bishop Johnson was officially ordained as an Elder in 1959, a milestone that had ultimately given way to his ceremoniously appointment by the late Bishop F. L. Haynes as Senior Pastor of Greater Progressive on May 23, 1959 (he was installed by the late Bishop D. L. Smith).


Following a notable presence in the Texas Northeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction — a stint that included having assumed roles as trustee and chairman of the Board of Superintendents, as well as a Program Planning Committee member — Bishop Johnson was promoted to Administrative Assistant to the Office of the Bishop on December 29, 1992. Consequently, he was consecrated as an Auxiliary Bishop by Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake Sr. during COGIC’s 109th National Holy Convocation on November 13, 2016.


Years before assuming his heavenly promotion to the highest office in the church, Bishop Johnson was the beneficiary of an honorary doctorate by Dallas’ Paul Quinn College on October 17, 1990.

Three years later, he was recognized by a host of delegates in the Fort Worth Community when he was deemed a “Living Legend.”

Bishop Johnson is the former husband to the late Mother Alma Katherine Johnson, a union that lasted 65 years before her demise.

Labeled a “gospel giant” by his peers and colleagues, Bishop Johnson’s unparalleled preaching tenure spans nearly seven decades, a stint that’s also accompanied by 49 years as a District Superintendent and 44 years as a Jurisdictional Administrative Assistant.


WELL DONE 

MASSIVE TRACK RECORD — All things considered, Bishop Johnson has undoubtedly earned the right to be celebrated for his exceptional body of work as one God’s beloved spokesperson, one who has evolved as a beacon of light in his own right, particularly in the national church.

A pastoral career that will reach 60 years as of May 23, Bishop Johnson currently serves as a Senior Advisor to Texas Northeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Prelate, Bishop J.E. Hornsby.

Clearly, such a name ought to ring a bell, should have undoubtedly become a fixture throughout the historic Church of God In Christ.

For 60 years…and counting.


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Dallas entrepreneur JerTerria Dawson’s VySion Events comes full circle, just as her late mother said


And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain on tables, that he may run that reads it. (Habakkuk 2:2 KJV)


VYSION UNFOLDING 

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman JerTerria Dawson is owner and chief executive officer of VySion Events. Located at 360 E. Beltline Road in the heart of Desoto, Texas. VySion (pronounced Vision) is a 6,000 square feet venue that is suitable for hosting an array of events

DESOTO, Texas — As a longtime Texas entrepreneur, amongst JerTerria Dawson’s strategic objectives is striving to view virtually every business-related transaction from a broader perspective — to steadfastly devise ways to demonstrate a team-oriented concept, if you will.

“I honestly believe that everyone can win if we work together,” Dawson, 37, told Making Headline News this week. “There is enough business and clients in DFW that everyone can be successful. With that being said, I believe in assisting others and referring my potential clients to other venues if I am booked and other business owners have done the same.”

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It is due in large part to Dawson’s passion for displaying a heart for people that has contributed mightily to her sustaining entrepreneurship success as owner and chief executive officer of VySion Events.

Located at 360 East Beltline Road in the heart of Desoto, Texas, VySion (pronounced Vision) is a 6,000 square feet venue that is suitable for hosting an array of events, most notably (but not limited to:

  • Weddings and Receptions

  • Parties

  • Celebrations

  • Social Dances

  • Quinceaneras

  • Baby Showers

  • Video Shoots

  • Photo Shoots

  • ​Repass (Funeral Reception)

  • Sweet 16

  • Banquets

  • Reunions

  • Graduations

  • Corporate Events

  • Fashion Shows and,

  • Art Galleries

CATCH THE VYSION 

SIGN OF THINGS TO COME — Because this venue has emerged as one of the finest of its kind, particularly in North Texas, Dawson is convinced that her latest endeavor’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

In essence, this spaciously luxurious establishment is widely deemed a fixture throughout Dallas/Fort Worth’s Metroplex, in large part because its staff specializes in providing elegant social and corporate events to residents throughout the area.

“One major difference between VySion Events and other event facilities is that we not only provide our clients with a rental facility for their events, but we provide exceptional customer service while offering decor, linens, and vendor packages,” Dawson, a native of Dallas,  said.

Having credited her mother for fueling her desire to delve off into entrepreneurship, Dawson’s quest to owning an event venue essentially commenced during her undergraduate days.

A business that is nearly its first full of year of existence, Dawson and her staff are overwhelmingly appreciative of the instant — and continuous — success  VySion Events has enjoyed since its inception.

Most importantly, because this venue has emerged as one of the finest of its kind, particularly in North Texas, Dawson is convinced that her latest endeavor’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

“I like how my staff and I make my clients feel from start to finish,” Dawson said. “I believe in delivering exceptional service to my clients and that is what we strive to do with each event. We just love making each event a memorable one.”

Interestingly, when it comes to going above and beyond to ensure that each event is indeed an unforgettable one, there is virtually no limit on ages of individuals and groups to whom Dawson and Co. cater.

In other words, when pitching a call to VySion Events, rest assured that Dawson and staff will accommodate your every need and will provide the kind of service that undoubtedly will be nothing short of remarkable.

For Dawson, it wasn’t until after she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (with a minor in Film Studies) from the University of Houston that she began to become more diligent in the purpose for which she was created.

“We do not have a particular age group that we cater to,” Dawson emphasized. “Our youngest client has been one years old and our most seasoned client has been 70 years young. We welcome and cater to all age groups.”

Having credited her mother for fueling her fervent desire to delve off into entrepreneurship, Dawson’s quest to owning an event venue essentially commenced during her undergraduate days.

“While in college I would help people and different organizations plan events,” Dawson said. “However, the love for planning and having nice events grew when I became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.”

A business that is nearly its first full of year of existence, Dawson and her staff are overwhelmingly appreciative of the instant — and continuous — success  VySion Events has enjoyed since its inception.

For Dawson, it wasn’t until after she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (with a minor in Film Studies) from the University of Houston that she began to become more diligent in the purpose for which she was created.

Much to her delight, that is when the concept that is entrepreneurship had become more and more inevitable.

“After graduation I knew that I wanted to have my own event venue,” said Dawson, who also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. “I would often talk to my mom about my desire to pursue this business venture.”

MOM CALLED IT — Interestingly, it wasn’t until after the sudden passing of Dawson’s mother on May 7, 2016 that such a prophesy had come full circle.

Without question, mom knew best, as Dawson had ultimately found out for probably the umpteenth time.

“She would always say, ‘You are going to open up your own event facility, just wait and see,’” Dawson recalled. “I always believed in my mom’s words, but fear, procrastination, doubt, and the No. 1 deterrent of not having money got in the way.”

Interestingly, it wasn’t until after the sudden passing of Dawson’s mother on May 7, 2016 that such a prophesy had come full circle.

“One major difference between VySion Events and other event facilities is that we not only provide our clients with a rental facility for their events, but we provide exceptional customer service while offering decor, linens, and vendor packages,” Dawson, a native of Dallas,  said.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

“We talked for about an hour and she imparted all of her knowledge about the business and, because of her and my mom pushing and guiding me, that is how VySion Events is her today.”

Talk about writing the VySion down and making it plain only to run with it.

 


In a related development:

 

Dawson announced that VySion Events will be hosting its inaugural Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shop/Back To School Bash on August 3 from 2 to 7 p.m., an event during which vendors and attendees will be able to donate school supplies.

There is a $100 vendor fee and the deadline to lock in an allotted space is May 24, Dawson said.

For vendor information or to make a donation, call 469.920.1363, or send email to: vysion.events@ gmail.com.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman JerTerria Dawson of VySion Events, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/VySion-Events-1819333784945429/. Also, send email to: jerterria.rodney@yahoo.com.


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Dallas newlywed Adrianne Queen in saluting her husband: ‘He’s helped me become that Proverbs 31 woman’


For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? (Matthew 19:5 KJV)


QUEEN OF HEARTS 

TEXAS TWO STEP — For Michael Queen, who turns 58 on Sunday, chances are he’s undoubtedly in for what figures to be one memorable and festive weekend for the Dallas native, who’s a little more than a month removed from having exchanged nuptials with fellow Texan Adrianne Queen.

DALLAS — Adrianne Queen wasted little time hastening to her Facebook timeline Friday morning.

At approximately 7:23 CST, Queen enlightened her nearly 3,700 social media followers of a rather enthralling event involving her newlywed husband.

“Happy Friday and it’s the Mr.’s birthday weekend!” Queen staged in a post that was accompanied by the hash tag: #LetsCelebrate.
For Michael Queen, who turns 58 on Sunday, chances are he’s undoubtedly in for what figures to be one memorable and festive weekend for the Dallas native, who’s a little more than a month removed from having exchanged nuptials with Adrianne Queen.

FRESH START

Even while demonstrating such compassion and receptiveness toward that about which Michael had to endure in recent years, Adrianne acknowledged, more than anything, she will steadfastly uplift, embrace, and honor her husband wholeheartedly..

During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Adrianne Queen spoke intensely about her close-knit bond with her husband, one that essentially began years ago via social media.

“We were friends on Facebook for years, and I was following his journey with his wife, dealing with her sickness, but we never had any correspondence with each other,” Adrianne recalls.

REMEMBERING CAROL — Unfortunately for Michael, his then-wife, Carol Queen, had ultimately lost her battle with her illness when she passed away on June 4, 2016, thus ending a 35-year marriage.

Unfortunately for Michael, his then-wife, Carol Queen, had ultimately lost her battle with her illness when she passed away on June 4, 2016, thus ending a 35-year marriage.

Still, in spite of the heartache and discomfort amid Carol’s death, amongst the things with which Michael had come to grips was that according to scripture (Genesis 2:18), God specifically reminds us that, “It isn’t good that a man be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Enters Adrianne and for all the right reasons, his newlywed bride whom, as she forthrightly tells it, is still very much smitten of the fact that God had strategically saved Michael exclusively for her.

During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Adrianne Queen spoke intensely about her close-knit bond with her husband, one that essentially began years ago via social media.

And vice versa.

“Speechless,” said Adrianne, when asked to assess her reaction when Michael won her heart.

Of course, it’s safe to assume that Michael likewise was somewhat at a loss for words, particularly upon having attracted the woman who’s a little more than a month removed from having become his wife.

An avid Dallas Cowboys fan, Adrianne doesn’t shy away from the notion that the love her husband routinely exhibits for his favorite team, in some aspects, is synonymous to the unyielding love he demonstrates to her.

In a nutshell, Michael — who has two biological children — is overwhelmingly passionate about having attracted his ideal mate.

Oh…and vice versa.

“His love for his team is unconditional regardless if they win or lose, and it’s the same for me on a good or bad day,” Adrianne, a Dallas Skyline High graduate and previously divorced mother of two, said. “The impact he has had on my life has been nothing short of amazing.”

So much, in fact, that the adoration and honor her husband customarily fortifies often prompts Adrianne to pay homage to God for having bestowed upon her, well, the kind of joy the world didn’t merely give her, to put it more plainly.

“In the natural, the level of happiness and peace I have is priceless,” said Adrianne, offering a detailed and vivid overview of her husband’s influential impact, as only she could. “In the spirit, he has helped me become that Proverbs 31 woman.”

Oh my.

Shut up…and keep talking.

“He has come a long way since losing his wife,” Adrianne continued. “He have his days…yes and I completely understand after being with someone for 35 years. That was all he knew.”

JOY RESTORED — In spite of the heartache and discomfort amid Carol’s death, amongst the things with which Michael had come to grips was that according to scripture (Genesis 2:18), God specifically reminds us that, “It isn’t good that a man be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Even while demonstrating such compassion and receptiveness toward that about which Michael had to endure in recent years, Adrianne acknowledged, more than anything, she will steadfastly uplift, embrace, and honor her husband wholeheartedly.

Every step of the way.

For the rest of their lives.

“As I was being escorted on (our) wedding day, the thought going through my mind was that I am marrying my king,” Adrianne said in pure wonderment. “I started crushing all over again.”

Oh…and vice versa.


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Dallas/Fort Worth event planner Kimberly Warner carrying on mother’s memory through entrepreneurship


And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified; What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us,who can be against us? (Romans 8:30-31 NIV)


GOD’S FAITH STEPPER 

DALLAS — In case you know don’t her, Kimberly Warner would like to introduce herself.

“My name is Kimberly Warner and the proud wife of Minister Kevin Warner,” Warner, displaying a smile, told Making Headline News this week.

As if being married to a loving, supportive husband isn’t enough unmerited favor, Warner will be turning the big 5-0 on July 6.
“I’m very excited to meet this milestone in my life,” Warner said.
Much to her delight, that isn’t the only milestone for which Warner is overwhelmingly enthralled.
A native of nearby Fort Worth, Texas, Warner is a rising entrepreneur as owner and CEO of KWarner Events, her up-and-coming DFW-based event planning management company, whose mission includes, among other things, taking clients’ events and making it a rather, festive, jubilant occasion for the best outcome to “wow” the guest at your event, Warner acknowledged.
DESTINY STEPS — A native of nearby Fort Worth, Texas, Kimberly Warner is a rising entrepreneur as owner and CEO of KWarner Events, her up-and-coming DFW-based event planning management company, whose mission includes, among other things, taking clients’ events and making it a rather, festive, jubilant occasion for the best outcome to “wow” the guest at your event, Warner acknowledged.

An accomplished Corporate American professional who assumes an IT Technician position for a local communications company, Warner said it is it due in large part to her competitive drive, coupled with her keen ability to excel that essentially headline her sustained success as a businesswoman.

“I have always been a competitive individual and very determined to succeed in anything I do,” Warner said. “I have never allowed anyone to tell me I can’t do something without trying it for myself.”

Interestingly, even when adversity has surfaced to challenge her faith, there was Warner, finding the strength to fervently demonstrate faith in ways unimaginable.

“When my husband had his accident, I knew it was my turn to shine and let him know, ‘Since you can’t, I will. So, I do,” said Warner, living up to her marriage vows as God’s specifically commands us to.


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Fortunately for Warner, she will be afforded the golden opportunity to promote her business during an action-packed summer concert July 5 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. CST at the Courtyard Theater, located at 1509 H Avenue in nearby Plano, Texas.

Having acknowledged that her “pleasured occupation” is functioning as a full- time caregiver to her husband, who was paralyzed amid a freak accident late last year approximately one month before the couple’s first wedding anniversary, Kimberly Warner deemed it essential to become even more resourceful while overseeing the day-to-day operations of her KWarner Events.

A graduate of Arlington’s Sam Houston High School, Warner holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Legal Studies and Advocacy from Southern New Hampshire University.

Not to be outdone, this progressive, thriving entrepreneur is currently studying for the Law School Admission Test (or LSAT) with lofty aspiration s of enrolling in law school.

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Talk about doing the necessary things that will greatly enable her to walk in the divine purpose for which she was created.

As for KWarner Events, which was organized in 2016 but went into full operations the following year, Warner said achieving her customer service goals and objectives are extremely imperative.

“What I like most about my business is that it allows me to provide a service to a customer that makes them look like the host of the year, and people will always want to come and be a part of their engagements,” Warner said. “Because I am a hopeless romantic, I love the ‘Just Because’ celebrated moments, picnics, and corporate events that promote giving back to the employees and the community.”

That Warner is a part of a close-knit family has also given way to wealth of entrepreneurial success.

“Family was everything to my mother and we celebrated everything,” Warner said. “No matter how big or small. You name it, it was celebrated. Such great times with that same momentum. I propel to put fun, laughter, and memories to any event.”

Fortunately for Warner, she will be afforded the golden opportunity to promote her business during an action-packed summer concert July 5 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. CST at the Courtyard Theater, located at 1509 H Avenue in nearby Plano, Texas.

An event that will be comprised of an array of fun, entertaining, and laughter, tickets can be purchased at: https://www.ticketor.com/kwarnerevents/upcomingevents?pageid=146039.

Amongst the things about which Warner is grateful is that she’s been blessed to operate her business in her mother’s memory.

“I really had only one person that inspired me to do anything I set my mind to…my mother,” Warner said. “Now that she is gone, I keep the words of wisdom in my mind and heart. She always told me to keep God before and above all that I do and He will see me through in good times and bad.”

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Since the startup of KWarner Events, things have been mostly all good for this blessed DFW-area entrepreneur, who’s convinced her best and brightest days are well ahead of her.

“I have never seen myself as a motivator for others as I have been told many times by friends and family that I was, which surprised me tremendously,” Warner said. “I have always treated people the way I want to be treated. So I demand to be treated great since I give it wholeheartedly in return.

“If I have a word of encouragement, I am going to use it for inspiration. If I have a word of wisdom, I share it. If I got it and you need it more than me, it’s yours. That was the foundation in my home and the role model I had to look up to…momma.”

Talk about thorough introduction to a big-hearted, beloved Texas businesswoman.


For more information Dallas/Fort Worth-area Entrepreneur Kimberly Warner of KWarner Events, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/kimberlywarner0706 or https://www.facebook.com/kwarnerevents/. Also, send email to: kwarnerevents@gmail.com.


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Renowned actress Phaedra Parks to host Letitia Scott Jackson’s Creation of Fashion Show For A Cause from Dallas

STAR STUDDED SHOW

DALLAS — Last year, Letitia Scott Jackson’s fashion show was a monumental success as ticket sales had sold out weeks for before the event.

This year, she’s expecting nothing short of remarkable once again.

A Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman and empowerment extraordinaire who is the founder and CEO of Keeping Families Connected, Scott and her team are preparing to host their Third Annual Creation of Fashion Show For A Cause.

Powered by Keeping Families Connected, Scott’s credible nonprofit organization she established four years ago, this year’s Creation of Fashion Show For A Cause will take place on Saturday, June 1 at 6 p.m. CST, at The Westin Galleria Dallas, located at 13340 Dallas Parkway.

SAVE THE DATE

Just like last year’s star-studded and standing-room only event, this year’s red carpet event figures to be just as enthralling, Scott told Making Headline News this week.

That’s because the featured guest and hostess will be globally-acclaimed actress Phaedra Parks, an longtime attorney and accomplished television personality, who’s widely known for appearing on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

A native of Athens, Georgia, Parks’ celebrity has soared in recent years, largely because of her immeasurable roles as a media personality, motivational speaker, author, and social activist.


PURCHASE TICKETS TO LETITIA’S EVENT HERE: https://www.keepingfamilyconnected.org/events

GIVING BACK BIG TIME — A native of Houston who was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Scott Jackson is thoroughly convinced that her organization is steadily becoming a fixture throughout the region but, most importantly, she’s convinced it aligns solely with the purpose for which she was created.

Interestingly, her clients have included celebrities and high-profile individuals, and she is actively involved in the Atlanta legal community.

Widely known also for having served as president of the Gate City Bar Association and on the advisory board of the American Bar Association, Parks’ on-air appearances includes having assumed the role as a legal analyst for a host of media outlets, including NBC, Fox, CNN, truTV, EXTR,  and Entertainment Tonight, and she has been quoted on legal issues in dozens of publications, most notably The New York Times, Newsweek and People, among others.

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This year’s Creation of Fashion Show For A Cause will be co-hosted by Michael Molthan of the popular radio talk show called, M2 The Rock.

This year’s Creation of Fashion Show For A Cause will be co-hosted by Michael Molthan of the popular radio talk show called, M2 The Rock.

For over 25 years, Molthan known as one of the best luxury home builders in the country.

Tickets for this event are currently on sale and can be purchased at https://www.keepingfamilyconnected.org/events.

BEACON OF LIGHT 

Powered by Keeping Families Connected, Scott’s credible nonprofit organization she established four years ago, this year’s Creation of Fashion Show For A Cause will take place on Saturday, June 1 at 6 p.m. CST, at The Westin Galleria Dallas, located at 13340 Dallas Parkway.

“This is our sold-out multi-layered fashion show, showcasing the designs of talented designers,” said Onjalai Flake, who’s the Program Coordinator for Keeping Families Connected. “This is a historically a sold out event you don’t want to miss out on, which will be an EPIC display of fashion and entertainment.

A native of Houston who was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Scott Jackson is thoroughly convinced that her organization is steadily becoming a fixture throughout the region but, most importantly, she’s convinced it aligns solely with the purpose for which she was created.

“My mission is for Keeping Families Connected to become a household name worldwide and eventually be able to provide free prison transportation in other states as the need is so great,” Scott Jackson told Making Headline News during a March 2019 interview.


A RELATED STORY:

Letitia Scott Jackson’s DFW-based Keeping Families Connected nonprofit organization becoming a national fixture


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Letitia Scott Jackson of Keeping Families Connected or to inquire about tickets to Third Annual Creation of Fashion Show For A Cause, log on to: https://www.keepingfamilyconnected.org/events. To schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/tetiascott. Also, send email to: keepingfamiliesconnected2015@yahoo.com.


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Shreveport’s own LaTiffany Dunn-Ivory making remarkable strides as Dallas/Fort Worth-area actress


For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)


IN HER ELEMENT 

HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION — A Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman, LaTiffany Dunn-Ivory, 35, is in the prime of an acting career she hopes will attract more of a global presence much sooner than later.

DALLAS — LaTiffany Dunn-Ivory doesn’t have to boast or brag or flaunt, particularly when it comes to her immeasurable career as an actress.

That’s because her resume undoubtedly speaks for itself.
DEFYING ALL ODDS — A professional acting stint that spans a little more than nine years, Dunn-Ivory has gone to great lengths to weather arguably the toughest of obstacles, to clear arguably the grandest of hurdles, all the while steadfastly finding her niche in the process.
“I’ve been acting since 2010, but really knew l could do it professionally in 2012,” Dunn-Ivory, during an interview this week with Making Headline News said, referring to her notable role she landed in the film entitled, “The American Justice with Tiny Lister.”
A Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman, Dunn-Ivory, 35, is in the prime of an acting career she hopes will attract more of a global presence much sooner than later.

To her credit, the acting tenure of this Shreveport, Louisiana native is certainly shaping up to be one that figures to turn heads of several of the industry’s big names directors and producers, in large part because, well, her resume undoubtedly speaks for itself.

A professional acting stint that spans a little more than nine years, Dunn-Ivory has gone to great lengths to weather arguably the toughest of obstacles, to clear arguably the grandest of hurdles, all the while steadfastly finding her niche in the process.

As if that isn’t enough to turn heads, this resourceful, resilient actress — who’s armed with a wealth of swagger and beauty — is positioning herself mightily to garner even more nationwide exposure in the coming months.

HOLDING IT DOWN — A graduate of Homer (Louisiana) High School, Dunn-Ivory’s passion for acting stems all the way back to elementary school days. As she vividly recalls, it was her kindergarten teacher who’s responsible for having inspired her to follow her dreams. Fortunately for Dunn-Ivory, she’s done just that, all the while going after all they say she couldn’t have.

Much to her delight, Dunn-Ivory’s itinerary is becoming quite congested, considering she’s scheduled to appear in a variety of plays, including:

  • “Something Else To Talk About” on April 28, during which she will play the character “Cheryl” 

  • “Insincere Twins” on June 1, a red carpet premiere during which she will assume the role as the character “T’s Receptionist.

  • “Skin Deep” on June 15, during which she will play “Nurse Paula” and,

  • “Black DIAMOND” in July (on a date to be announced), a red carpet premiere during which she will assume the role as “Fiend.”


A graduate of Homer (Louisiana) High School, Dunn-Ivory’s passion for acting stems all the way back to elementary school days.

As she vividly recalls, it was her kindergarten teacher who’s responsible for having inspired her to follow her dreams.

Fortunately for Dunn-Ivory, she’s done just that, all the while going after all they say she couldn’t have.

TEXAS TWO STEP

AND THE WINNER IS — For her immeasurable contributions to her selected industry, Dunn-Ivory has positioned herself to become the beneficiary of yet another accolade. She is a nominee for Best Supporting Actress in the upcoming Church Stars Awards, which will take September 28. Voting begins in July.

Look at her today, functioning fervently in her distinctly unique element with God, her Helper, steering the way, thus allowing her remarkably brilliant gifts to make room for her.


“I remember it like yesterday, sitting in the back of Mrs. Gearhart’s class, just singing (R & B entertainer) Karen White’s Superwoman like I was at home and she walked to the middle of the class and asked me to step outside,” said Dunn-Ivory, recalling a Kindergarten memory that essentially changed her life. “l thought l was in trouble for interrupting her class.”


But what Dunn-Ivory had ultimately discovered was that it was only a brief, impromptu counsel by her teacher, one that essentially jumpstarted her quest to connecting with the purpose for which she was created.

Interestingly, Dunn-Ivory has shown virtually no signs that she intends to slow down anytime soon, not in the prime of an acting career that seems well on path to giving way to even greater success.

“She walked me to in Ms. Emerson’s class and was like, ‘You have to hear her voice,’” Dunn-Ivory explained. “So l sang for her. Next thing you know, we’re going from classroom to classroom and I was justa singing. In that moment, l realized a star was born and I nurtured my gifts.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Interestingly, Dunn-Ivory has shown virtually no signs that she intends to slow down anytime soon, not when she’s in the prime of an acting career that seems well on path to giving way to even greater success.

A former Grambling State University student who relocated in September 2005 to the Dallas/Fort Worth-area, Dunn-Ivory’s work has been seen in Oklahoma, Texas, her native home state, as well as in several establishments outside of the United States.

“The competitiveness (in this industry) has taught me that for every ‘No’ at an audition, the ‘Yes’ is around the corner, and it’s up to me to go get it and show that I deserve it,” Dunn-Ivory said. “I’m also a firm believer that what’s for me, no one can take that away, so I continue to strive daily and go get what’s already mine.”

For Dunn-Ivory, it’s a foregone conclusion that acting and assuming various roles essentially comes natural to her.

As if anyone should really be surprised.

As Dunn-Ivory vividly recalls, it was her kindergarten teacher who’s responsible for having inspired her to follow her dreams. Fortunately for Dunn-Ivory, she’s done just that, all the while going after all they say she couldn’t have.

“The fact that in each character or role I play, I leave the audience with an inspirational impression that could be life changing to them,” Dunn-Ivory said. “I love being a tool to bring people’s visions to life.”

For her immeasurable contributions to her selected industry, Dunn-Ivory has positioned herself to become the beneficiary of yet another accolade.

She is a nominee for Best Supporting Actress in the upcoming Church Stars Awards, which will take September 28.

Voting begins in July.

A former Grambling State University student who relocated in September 2005 to the Dallas/Fort Worth-area, Dunn-Ivory’s work has been seen in Oklahoma, Texas, her native home state, as well as in several establishments outside of the United States.

Now with plans of ending a five-year hiatus in the singing studio, Dunn-Ivory emphasized, among other things, she’s just giddy in that she’s been blessed to walk in her purpose.

THIS GIRL IS ON FIRE

SHE AIN’T DONE — Now with plans of ending a five-year hiatus in the singing studio, Dunn-Ivory emphasized, among other things, she’s just giddy in that she’s been blessed to walk in her purpose.

“It’s imperative that I inspire others, because every step I have made, I earned it,” Dunn-Ivory said. “There was a time when that thing called sickle cell anemia had me down for years. The devil intended to take me out. But God. Here l am today, a healthy 35-year-old, inspiring those around me that life ain’t easy. It’s challenging, but also what you make it to be. You have to power to create your path, and if you can vision it, you can achieve it.”

She would know.

Especially since her resume undoubtedly speaks for itself.

Something about which she doesn’t have to boasts or brag to flaunt.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth actress LaTiffany Dunn-Ivory, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/latiffany.dunn. Also, send email to: latiffanydunn83@gmail.com.


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Dallas/Fort Worth entrepreneur Delissia D. Witt making much noise as one of area’s finest tax preparers

ARLINGTON’S FINEST 

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — A native of Arlington, Texas, Delissia D. Witt is a longtime Tax Preparer Trainer and Certified Notary for Tax Nation LLC.

ARLINGTON, Texas — For Delissia D. Witt, time is extremely precious to her.

That is why she’s become greatly empowered to make the most of it.

Every. Single. Day.

“I now pursue my dream of owning my own time,” Witt told Making Headline News this week. “And I’m a full time businesswoman with experience, knowledge…a down-to-earth businesswoman with a big personality.”

For what it’s worth, it is due in large part to Witt’s larger-than-life personality, coupled with her keen resourcefulness that have catapulted her to her divine purpose as a progressive, thriving businesswoman.

A native of Arlington, Texas, Witt is a longtime Tax Preparer Trainer and Certified Notary for Tax Nation LLC.


CONNECT WITH DELISSIA WITT: https://www.facebook.com/TaxNationUSAGreenOaks/

Located at 835 NE Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington, Tax Nation boasts a staff that is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, being knowledgeable of tax laws, and, most importantly, serving its respective community.

For Witt, whose entrepreneurship expertise spans more than three decades — she initially adopted the business concept in junior high school, she recalls — it’s safe to assume that she had been destined to go into business for herself.

For starters, Witt’s mother for years owned a licensed in-home daycare venture, which afforded her the golden opportunity to gain some hands on experience as a young businesswoman.

“I handled her clients, paid employees, collected money from parents, and had a curriculum for the children,” Witt recalled.

As it turned out, such a solid work ethic continued well into her high school years.

LOOK AT HER NOW — Having recaptured the competitive drive to thrive and flourish as entrepreneur, Witt would be the first to admit that she has no time to waste on things that aren’t adding any value to her God-given purpose.

“While in high school, I was one of the leaders who started a step team and made it apart of the curriculum,” Witt explained. “We were the first black step team at Martin High School. After high school, I worked full time at an insurance company and went to Tarrant County Community College, (where) I was doing auditions for plays.”

A notable resume that also includes being a contestant in the Miss Black Texas pageant — she actually won the talent portion, largely because of her immeasurable acting skills — Witt eventually would become a founding member of the Beta Phi Chi Sorority/Fraternity that was spearheaded by Dennis Dotson.

Interestingly, she had become a fixture in the “What Should A Sista Do?” stage play.

For Witt, whose entrepreneurship expertise spans more than three decades — she initially adopted the business concept in junior high school, she recalls — it’s safe to assume that she had been destined to go into business for herself.

All things considered, Witt’s wealth of experience as a successful businesswoman has benefited her mightily throughout the years.

And, while taking questions from the media this week, Witt didn’t hesitate to emphasize that as a longtime professional tax preparer who boasts immeasurable success, she’s destined to make her presence felt in her native establishment of Arlington.

Never mind that a rash of stumbling blocks had essentially given way to her enduring an unlikely hiatus from her business.

“After a divorce, I let my business go after five years and I got back into the corporate world and went to school for taxes,” Witt said.


MRS. WITT IS LIT 

And, the rest, as they say, was history.

Having recaptured the competitive drive to thrive and flourish as entrepreneur, Witt would be the first to admit that she has no time to waste on things that aren’t adding any value to her God-given purpose.

“I inspire others by sharing my abusive experience with them and how God brought me out,” Witt said. “Being a business partner of Tax Nation has taught me even more in business. I want to educate all my clients to ensure them of their tax situation.”

Thanks in large part to her remarkable body of work in her profession, Witt will be the afforded the golden opportunity to enhance and promote her brand in the coming months when she attends an IRS conference this summer.

SHE ISN’T DONE YET — Thanks in large part to her remarkable body of work in her profession, Witt will be the afforded the golden opportunity to enhance and promote her brand in the coming months when she attends an IRS conference this summer.

Having been partnered with Tax Nation for the past five years, Witt has ventured off and started Divine Business Services, which customarily allows her to serve clients by aiding them to keep their business-related goals and ambitions intact.

“Out of my trials and tribulations I’ve been through, I’ve learned from them and turned them into a business and a way to help this upcoming generation,” Witt said.

She has no time to waste.

Every. Single. Day.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Delissia D. Witt, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 817.609.0136 or connect with her via Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/delissia.lockett.9. Also, send email to: Dlockett@taxnationusa.com.


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Letitia Scott Jackson’s DFW-based Keeping Families Connected nonprofit organization becoming a national fixture


“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me.” (Matthew 25:40 NIV) 


DALLAS — Letitia Scott Jackson took to the airwaves over the weekend for all the right reasons.

Appearing on Dallas/Fort Worth’s 97.9 The Beat, Scott Jackson wasted little time offering some rather profound, spirited words of encouragement to the station’s thousands of listeners across the Metroplex.

ALL IN THE FAMILY 

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW SEASON — A Dallas/Fort Worth-based non-profit organization that Leititia Scott Jackson erected approximately four years ago, the strategic mission of Keeping Families Connected is centered in large part on enriching the lives of young people, most notably through events, as well as by way of providing educational resources, mentoring, and counseling services.
Said Scott Jackson in a rather forthright suggestion. “If you woke up this morning and didn’t thank God for waking you up, you are out of order.”
To grasp a thorough concept of why the opportunistic Scott Jackson deems it essential to embrace virtually every opportunity that’s afforded to her, look no further than how God has gone about moving on her behalf during a time when it seemed countless of others had written her off.

Wrongfully convicted only to wound up emerging victorious during her case that unfolded in the Texas Fifth Circuit Courts, Scott Jackson had become greatly inspired to establish Keeping Families Connected.

STAY CONNECTED: https://www.keepingfamilyconnected.org/

A DFW-based nonprofit organization that Scott Jackson erected approximately four years ago, the strategic mission of Keeping Families Connected is centered in large part on enriching the lives of young people, most notably through events, as well as by way of providing educational resources, mentoring, and counseling services.

“We believe that family matters most,” said a spokesperson for this thriving, flourishing nonprofit organization in a detailed overview at https://www.keepingfamilyconnected.org/.

A native of Houston who was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Scott Jackson is thoroughly convinced that her organization is steadily becoming a fixture throughout the region but, most importantly, she’s convinced it aligns solely with the purpose for which she was created.

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — Appearing on Dallas/Fort Worth’s 97.9 The Beat over the weekend, Scott Jackson wasted little time offering some rather profound words of encouragement to the station’s thousands of listeners across the Metroplex.

“My mission is for Keeping Families Connected to become a household name worldwide and eventually be able to provide free prison transportation in other states as the need is so great,” Scott Jackson told Making Headline News this week.

In order to better aid and promote her organization — particularly on national platforms — Scott Jackson has announced that she and her staff  will be launching a Keeping Families mobile app, which is scheduled to go into effect as early as June 1, 2019 during its Third Annual Creations of Fashion For A Cause Runway Show.

This yearly event, Scott Jackson said, is designed for children from various walks of life, particularly teens and young adults from Keeping Families Connected, during which they will participate in modeling, as well as meet and interact with professional models.

In order for better aid and promote her organization — particularly on national platforms — Scott Jackson has announced that she and her staff  will be launching a Keeping Families mobile app, which is scheduled to go into effect as early as June 1, 2019 during its Third Annual Creations of Fashion For A Cause Runway Show.

For Scott Jackson, the startup of her organization comes amid arguably the darkest chapter of her life.

“I couldn’t see my kids, because they were left with caregivers, who couldn’t afford to bring them to see them,” said Scott Jackson, recalling the tumultuous developments that fueled her desire to establish her nonprofit. “My daughters were in Louisiana and I was in Texas.”

Still, after the dust had ultimately settled and Scott Jackson had emerged victorious by winning her case, it wasn’t long thereafter that God had emphatically showed her why He had entrusted her to endure, yet conquer so much heartache and pain, both of which she emphatically outlasted.

Look at her today, walking fervently in her purpose as an accomplished businesswoman, who’s also widely known as a published author, public speaker, musician, and humanitarian.

To her credit, she birthed Keeping Families Connected out of “a personal desire,” one that would enable her to customarily make meaningful contributions to the lives of those who are incarcerated while being separated an extended period time from family members.

MAKING MUCH NOISE — Interestingly and to her credit, Scott Jackson’s Keeping Families Connected is, by all accounts, an effective institution, considering it’s also committed to rebuilding families and fostering life skills in youth and young adults from broken homes, Scott Jackson emphasized.

“Ever since (she was wrongfully convicted), she wants to spread the hope of redemption and connection one interaction, a letter to an inmate, and one prison visit at a time,” said a spokesperson for Scoot Jackson’s organization. “She also has a passion for speaking to youth and young adults about making the best choices now based on her own past experiences. She has been blessed to build several businesses and mentor students and members of her church to define their own success.”

“My mission is for Keeping Families Connected to become a household name worldwide and eventually be able to provide free prison transportation in other states as the need is so great,” Scott Jackson told Making Headline News this week.

Interestingly and to her credit, Scott Jackson’s Keeping Families Connected is, by all accounts, an effective institution, considering it’s also committed to rebuilding families and fostering life skills in youth and young adults from broken homes, she emphasized.

“For four years, we have been providing free breakfast, lunch, and transportation to prison facilities throughout the state of Texas for (people), especially kids that have incarcerated parents and individuals that have incarcerated loved ones,” Scott Jackson said.

Talk about being in total alignment with the purpose for which she was created.


COMING FULL CIRCLE 

SEASON OF THE REBIRTH — To her credit, Scott Jackson birthed Keeping Families Connected out of “a personal desire,” one that would enable her to customarily make meaningful contributions to the lives of those who are incarcerated while being separated an extended period time from family members.

“My life’s trials and tribulations set me up for this journey,” Scott said. “I lost my mom, my dad, and my only son to death, and I really feel that God was removing all of my leaning posts so that I could find my connection and my calling in life and, more so, to help me maximize my potential.”

To her credit, she’s doing just that.

And, what’s remarkably astounding is that she’s nowhere out of order.

Not by a long shot.


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For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Letitia Scott Jackson of Keeping Families Connected, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/tetiascott. Also, send email to: keepingfamiliesconnected2015@yahoo.com.


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Dallas/Fort Worth Pastor Edward Taylor continuing Deliverance Chapel COGIC’s longstanding mission as its beloved leader


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)


CARRYING THE MANTLE 

DIFFERENT LEADER, SAME MISSION — A notable faith-based resume that is comprised of Edward Taylor being widely dubbed a well-respected preacher, teacher, evangelist, worshipper, father, and counselor, he has appropriately assumed his rightful place as the face of the historic Deliverance Chapel Church of God In Christ, located at 1438 Hortense Avenue.

DALLAS — For the record, it is a testimony that Edward Taylor deems it a foregone conclusion to share with the masses.

Every single chance he gets.

Just recently, Taylor found himself disclosing it once again, reliving the awe-inspiring notion that had it not been for the Lord on his side then, chances are, he wouldn’t merely know where he’d be.

Then again, he does have an idea, to put it rather bluntly.
“Had God not changed my life when He did, I would probably be dead or in jail,” Edwards, during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the memorable, life-altering developments that led to his rise as an accomplished man of the cloth. “Also, I know if He changed my life, he can do it for someone else. So I take reaching the lost — evangelism — really serious.”
To grasp a thorough understanding of why Taylor would be considered a proverbial nuts and bolts — or a going by the book — type of minister, look no further than not just how God has provided for him a way of escape time and again.
Oh…and while you’re at it, look no further than how he’s diligently going about serving the people of God.
A notable faith-based resume that is comprised of Taylor being widely dubbed a well-respected preacher, teacher, evangelist, worshipper, father, and counselor, he has appropriately assumed his rightful place as the face of the historic Deliverance Chapel Church of God In Christ, located at 1438 Hortense Avenue.
Installed as an ordained elder approximately two years later by the late Bishop J. Neaul Haynes, the former Prelate of the Texas Northeast First Jurisdictional, Taylor consequently served closely under late Superintendent Kelley Jr., a stint that would ultimately give way to his official installation as Deliverance Chapel’s Pastor months after Kelley Jr.’s untimely demise, despite having founded Dallas’ El Shaddai Temple Church of God In Christ in August 2011.

A tradition-rich institution that’s housed in the historic Oak Cliff community of Dallas, Deliverance Chapel has embraced wholeheartedly the keen leadership of Taylor, 53, since the longtime minister was installed as its third Senior Pastor in 2017.

Having succeeded the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley Jr., who passed away on November 19, 2016 at the age of 54, Taylor has made immeasurable strides since assuming the Senior Pastoral duties and, much to his delight, his congregation has unquestionably and gracefully received him in the process.

Deliverance Chapel was founded in 1981 by the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley, Sr. and his wife, Elect Lady Geneva Kelley.

“Although (I was) raised in a single parent home, my mother always taught me to work hard and never let anyone tell me what I can’t do or attain,” said Taylor, recalling the No. 1 key value he was taught as a child.

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SERVING WITH EXCELLENCE — To grasp a thorough understanding of why Taylor would be considered a proverbial nuts and bolts — or a going by the book — type of minister, look no further than not just how God has provided him a way of escape time and again, but look no further than how he has gone about serving the people of God.

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Taylor and his family relocated from the Magnolia to the Lone Star State in 2004, approximately nine years after he had effectively accepted his calling to preach the gospel.

Interestingly, even before God had strategically set Taylor aside for His use, this young preacher endured a tumultuous season in the wilderness, one that was mired by his constant drug addiction.

All things considered, coupled with divine purpose for which he was created, even a somewhat lengthy connection to drugs wasn’t enough to steer Taylor to a premature death, mind you.


LEAST WE FORGET 

REMEMBERING HIS PREDICESSORS  — Having succeeded the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley Jr., who passed away on November 19, 2016 at the age of 54, Taylor has made immeasurable strides since assuming Senior Pastor duties and, much to his delight, his congregation has unquestionably and gracefully received him in the process.

If nothing else, it seemed that such a downtrodden and gloomy season of his life only impressed upon the heart of his Creator to come after him the more. So much so that this young, gifted preacher from the “SIP” (a historic abbreviation for Mississippi) had no choice but to do away with his potentially dead-end addiction, thus pick up his cross and obey God’s specific commands that included, among other things, leading His people for such a time as now.

Because at the end of the real day, Taylor was taught, more than anything, that only what you do for Christ will last.

AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART

Armed with well over three decades of experience in the ministry, Taylor is especially appreciative of the valiant and unyielding support of Elect Lady Tangela Taylor, his wife of 15 years, who serves alongside him in ministry.

Here he is today, functioning mightily in his element as the chief executive officer of one of the most longstanding ministries in Dallas/Fort Worth which, to his credit, is a far cry from those days back home in Mississippi, where the adversary sensed he had Taylor right where he wanted him.

But God…

SERVANT’S HEART — For what it’s worth, this national COGIC Adjutant has been serving ever since — serving with a pure and contrite heart, serving immense adherence and trustworthiness, serving according to God’s purpose.

“(My ) family is very supportive, especially my mother and adult children,” said Taylor, explaining his transition to Senior Pastor nearly two years ago.

Armed with well over three decades of experience in the ministry, Taylor is especially appreciative of the valiant and unyielding support of Elect Lady Tangela Taylor, his wife of 15 years, who serves alongside him in ministry.


 

“The Lord has blessed us to work together to accomplish great things in the ministry,” Taylor said of his companion’s unparalleled support. “Our greatest desire is to take the church to another level and build the people and let God grow the church. Deliverance Chapel is a united body, and is definitely a good church to go to heaven from.”

Credit Taylor’s predecessor as arguably the biggest reason why.

Taylor joined Deliverance Chapel in 2004 after serving a brief tenure under Pastor Joe Starks of Shady Gove Church of God In Christ in nearby Irving, Texas.

RIGHT WHERE GOD WANTS HIM — Here is Taylor today, functioning mightily in his element as the chief executive officer of one of the most longstanding ministries in Dallas/Fort Worth which, to his credit, is a far cry from the days back home in Mississippi, where the adversary sensed that he had Taylor right where he wanted him. But God…

Installed as an ordained elder approximately two years later by the late Bishop J. Neaul Haynes, the former Prelate of the Texas Northeast First Jurisdictional, Taylor consequently served closely under Superintendent Kelley Jr.

Such a stint would ultimately give way to Taylor’s official installation as Deliverance Chapel’s Pastor months after Kelley Jr.’s untimely demise, despite having founded Dallas’ El Shaddai Temple Church of God In Christ in August 2011.

Deliverance Chapel was founded in 1981 by the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley, Sr. and his wife, Elect Lady Geneva Kelley.

Prior to assuming his Pastoral assignment in Texas, Taylor served at Amazing Institutional Church of God in Christ in Jackson, Mississippi, under the leadership of Superintendent Marcus Butler.

Currently, Taylor serves as Evangelist President to Bishop Nathaniel De’Anthony Wells, the Prelate of Texas Northeast Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.

Asked when he sensed that God was strategically him for ministry, Taylor said without hesitation: “When I accepted my calling at age 30.”

A PROVEN LEADER — A tradition-rich institution that’s housed in the historic Oak Cliff community of Dallas, Deliverance Chapel has embraced wholeheartedly the keen leadership of Taylor, 53, since the longtime minister was installed as its third Senior Pastor in 2017.

For what it’s worth, though, this national COGIC Adjutant has been serving conscientiously ever since — serving with a pure and contrite heart, serving with immense adherence and trustworthiness, serving according to God’s purpose.

Most of all, he’s serving fervently from God’s perspective.

Which, because of the divine calling on his life, is a far cry from those days back home in Mississippi, where the adversary sensed he had him right where he wanted him.

But God…


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Pastor Edward Taylor of Deliverance Chapel Church of God In Christ, or to schedule him for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 214.371.1744, or connect with him via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/deliverancechapel.cogic.9. Also, to follow Deliverance Chapel’s Live Stream, log on to: https://www.facebook.com/deliverance.chapel.98.


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Texas gospel singer Bryan Ezell advancing the kingdom, following in the massive footsteps of his parents


O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. (Psalm 96:1 KJV)


DALLAS — Diana Sheffield Richards is a dear friend to Bryan Ezell.

On Tuesday morning, she deemed it essential to enlighten her social media followers of just how much she admires Ezell, a rising fixture in this ever-so-competitive gospel music industry.

“This is so cool! I can’t wait to see my friend, Bryan Ezell, sing at the Choice Competition. And it’s for a great cause!” Richards wrote in a Facebook post, alluding to Ezell’s forthcoming appearance at the Choice Singing Competition Friday night.

PREPARE YE THE WAY 

SET ASIDE FOR GOD’S USE — A native of a small, unincorporated community known as Tom, Oklahoma, Bryan Ezell, 41, has made his presence felt as an accomplished gospel recording artist, whose immeasurable talents are steadily advancing the kingdom mightily for such a pivotal time as now.

For Ezell, Richards’ public celebratory shout out is just a microcosm of the kind of unyielding support this gifted and talent Sherman, Texas-based singer has garnered in recent years.

A native of a small, unincorporated community known as Tom, Oklahoma, Ezell, 41, has made his presence felt as an accomplished gospel recording artist, whose immeasurable talents are steadily advancing the kingdom mightily for such a pivotal time as now.

“I have been singing all of my life, and the older I got, I started thinking more about how instead of singing to other people’s music, why not make my own songs and sing them how I want to,” Ezell told Making Headline News this week. “I had an ear for music and could pay attention to the minute details of sound quality. That challenged me to begin creating favorable sounds as it was revealed to me.”

RUNNING WITH THE VISION — A gospel music tenure that spans more than 15 years, Ezell has gone to great lengths to become more of a gospel artist who customarily wears many hats, considering he possesses the immeasurable smarts as an audio engineer and music producer.

Widely known as a PK — or a Preacher’s Kid, considering he’s the son of Pastor and Mrs. James Ezell (Annie) of Latter Rain Church of God In Christ in nearby Sherman — Bryan Ezell credits his parents as his “first inspirations,” in large part because aside from literally being raised in the church, he grew up watching his father showcase his musical talents in a group called “The Inspirational Gospel Singers.”

“My mom used to sing all the time around the house, and they both made my sisters and I sing too,” Bryan Ezell recalled. “My friend, Whalion Dewberry, and his brother, the late Tony Dewberry, inspired me to play the guitar, as well as my grandpa, Lewis Joshua. I thought they were the coolest guys around as I watched them play for the church and the gospel group my dad was in.”

A gospel music tenure that spans more than 15 years, Bryan Ezell has gone to great lengths to become more of a gospel artist, who customarily wears many hats, considering he possesses the immeasurable smarts as an audio engineer and music producer.

Talk about savoring the fruits of his labor, this for an overwhelmingly gifted PK whom, because of the divine calling on his life, is witnessing his gifts steadily make room for him.


“I get to do exactly what I love to do as an occupation while creating ways to connect with people in various ways,” said Bryan Ezell, whose musical talents accommodate mostly pre-teen to adults. “(My personal mission is) to connect with mankind on a natural level, to encourage and empower their spirit, and to show that Jesus can lead the way to a better life if we turn it around and live right.”


A product of the Ezell Legacy Group, LLC, Bryan Ezell also offers music services to individuals of all ages at his family’s Trinity One Records LLC studio.

Having begun singing a the tender age of two, amongst the notable lessons he was taught is that never should he accept anyone’s “No” when God has emphatically said “Yes.”

“Because I have been told to stick to my day job and been told “no,” Bryan Ezell explained. “And I vowed to rise above those statements, even if I had to do it myself, and that’s what I did.”

After all, if he’s heard it once, he’s likely heard it countless of times.

That is, whatever you do for Christ will last.


ADVANCING THE KINGDOM 

TRAINING HIM UP — Widely known as a PK — or a Preacher’s Kid, considering he’s the son of Pastor and Mrs. James Ezell (Annie) of Latter Rain Church of God In Christ in nearby Sherman, Texas — Bryan Ezell credits his parents as his “first inspirations,” in large part because aside from literally being raised in the church, he grew up watching his father showcase his musical talents in a group called “The Inspirational Gospel Singers.”

And, if God said it, that settles it.

Let the church say Amen.

“I didn’t give up after hearing (‘no’),” Bryan Ezell said. “I press the gas and grew from it, and that’s what I tell anybody. Abide in your calling and don’t give up if you believe you can do it, because nobody can stop your progress, but you.”

Talk about savoring the fruits of his labor, this for an overwhelmingly gifted PK whom, because of the divine calling on his life, is witnessing his gifts steadily make room for him.


For more information about Texas Gospel Recording Artist Bryan Ezell, or to schedule him for an appearance, call Veronica Ezell of Ezell Legacy Group, LLC at 888-814-4632. Also, connect with him via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bryan.ezell.98, or send email to: info@ezelllegacygroup.com.


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