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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.


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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.

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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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Dallas/Fort Worth entrepreneur LaTambria Smith carries on her son’s memory through her thriving baking business


EDITOR’S NOTE: This story on Dallas/Fort Worth businesswoman LaTambria Smith was originally published by Making Headline News on October 11, 2017. Since the release of this story, Smith, a Dallas Skyline High graduate, has announced that she will be releasing a book that will recall her assortment of emotional testimonies, as well as host an empowerment conference that will take place at a date to be announced. 

DALLAS — Back on February 8, one day before her 33rd birthday, LaTambria Smith staged to her Facebook page a rather descriptive and touching image that detailed a timeline of arguably the most challenging and tear-jerking moments of her young life.

For starters, Smith underwent surgery to have her cancer cells removed from her cervix in 2007.


DEFYING ALL ODDS 

SHE’S STILL STANDING — Dallas-area businesswoman LaTambria Smith is owner of Tam’s Sweet Treats And More, a professionally run DFW-based professional baking business in which Smith specializes in preparing a variety of delectable, mouth-watering desserts.

Approximately a year later, she had a pre-eclampsia, or an emergency C-Section performed, a procedure that gave way to her child being 25 weeks prematurely and weighing just one pound, six ounces.

Two years later, doctors removed cancer cells from her cervix only to have a similar procedure performed the following year.

Then in 2012, Smith had to have another emergency C-Section performed, during which she had given birth to her baby at 23 weeks, a child whom weighed 14 ounces.


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THESE CAKES ARE LIT — A business Smith established approximately three years ago, Tam’s Sweet Treats And More is widely known for providing consumers with a variety of sweets, most notably cakes, teacakes, chocolate covered sweets and its famous cupcakes.

Consequently, things would become even more somber in the life of a young woman whose faith undoubtedly was on trial unlike never before.

That’s because later that year, doctors had discovered a softball-size tumor in Smith’s stomach during the C-section. Unfortunately, Smith’s baby passed away three weeks later after a month-and-a-half stay in the NICU. Consequently, she underwent successful surgery, during which she had the tumor removed.

Then in 2015, Smith was hit with more disheartening news when she got word that she had a leaking heart valve due to high blood pressure.

ALL OCCASIONS CAKES AND TREATS — You name it and chances are Smith — this professional baking guru — will hook you up regardless of the occasion.

As if those slew of obstacles weren’t enough to try Smith’s faith, she learned some time last year that the nerves behind both of her eyes were swollen twice their normal size, in large part because doctors discovered excessive fluid around her brain.

While such a heartbreaking sequence of events would bring even the strongest of persons to tears, Smith deemed it essential to end the timeline image with four words that, despite an assortment of potentially fatal occurrences, practically explains why she’s the blessed woman for whom she is widely known.


REMEMBERING AMARI 

In 2013, doctors had discovered a softball-size tumor in Smith’s stomach during the C-section.  Unfortunately, Smith’s baby passed away three weeks later after a month-and-a-half stay in the NICU. Consequently, she underwent successful surgery, during which she had the tumor removed.

“AND I’M STILL STANDING,” Smith staged to an image that was accompanied by three exclamation points.

All things considered and because of what she had to survive, Smith doesn’t shy away from the notion that while she’s yet breathing, she might as well live life to the fullest — while walking in purpose through entrepreneurship in the process.

“To me this is not only a business, but a passion,” Smith told Making Headline News.


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You name it and chances are this professional baking guru will hook you up regardless of the occasion.

A business she established approximately three years ago, Tam’s Sweet Treats And More is widely known for providing consumers with a variety of sweets, most notably cakes, teacakes, chocolate covered sweets and its famous cupcakes.


TAM’S TEXAS TWO STEP

HER REASONS — All things considered and because of what she had to survive, Smith doesn’t shy away from the notion that while she’s yet breathing, she might as well live life to the fullest — while walking in purpose through entrepreneurship in the process. Pictured with Smith in a recent photo from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis are her daughters: Amaiyah  Ross, 11 (left), and Mariah Ross, 10.

“I started in the kitchen with my grandmother as a child and learned as much as I could. I took all that knowledge and carried it over to my adult life. I first thought I would just do it for my girls, but the more I tried and accomplished, the more I pushed myself and here we are now.” — Dallas Entrepreneur LaTambria Smith


Talk about a dramatic comeback to ultimately start and manage a business amid a rash of agonizing setbacks.

“To have my girls watch and encourage me pushes me even more, because I know my passion and drive is a lesson for them as they grow,” Smith said while flashing her big, signature smile.

How befitting to put on display a well-deserved smile, this after having conquered and outlasted and defied arguably the greatest of odds time and time again.


For more information about Tam’s Sweet Treats And More or to place orders, call Tambria Smith at 469.223.3928 or email her at latambriasmith@gmail.com. Also, reach her via social media at: Facebook.com/Tamssweettreatsandmore and Instagram @tamssweettreatsandmore.


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Tulsa-area Pastor Haniqua Hill to host her inaugural The Dressed In Love Experience conference March 15-17


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES PASTOR HANIQUA HILL


Pastor Haniqua Hill’s reputation is such that she routinely demonstrates having a heart for people.

To her credit, that is amongst the reasons Hill is going to great lengths to share with the masses a faith-based event that figures to help advance the kingdom unlike never before.


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“This event is open to all within the U. S.,” Hill, a Tulsa, Oklahoma-area minister, told Making Headline News this week.

Pastor and Jamal Natasha Miller

Widely known also as an accomplished motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Hill will host the inaugural The Dressed In Love Experience from March 15-17 at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Powered by the slogan, “You’ve Never Done Dating Like This Before,” this three-day event will take place at 100 Civic Center in Tulsa and is organized by Hill in conjunction with Above The Rock Church, the institution she founded.

Pastor Carrington and Ashley Brown

A conference that is available exclusively to singles, Hill and Co.’s chief objectives include, among other things, bringing awareness to interpersonal relational skills, relationship enhancing, etc.

“We believe (this conference) will help in building healthy long-term relationships to decrease the divorce rate and increase the act of marriage throughout the communities,” said Hill, explaining the purpose for her inaugural conference.

Hill’s The Dressed In Love Experience will be highlighted by six featured married couples (or speakers), each whom will share of their wealth of knowledge through marriage and relationship building.

Kevin and Melissa Fredericks

The speakers during Hill’s The Dressed In Love Experience are:

  • Pastor Jamal and businesswoman Natasha Miller, the co-creators of The One University. The Millers’ exclusive membership program is comprised of more than 4,000 members for single men and women, who aspire to prepare themselves for marriage. Interestingly, the Millers are widely known for their Facebook love story that was originally posted on YouTube and had ultimately gone viral.

  • Pastor Carrington and businesswoman Ashley Brown, the co-creators of Ashley’s YouTube channel entitled, “AshleyEmpowers.” Also, this couple host what is known as the “8:02 GAMETIME,” during which they customarily discuss a variety of pertinent issues and concerns, particularly as it relates to dating and marriage.

  • Comedian Kevin and author Melissa Fredericks of KevOnStage and The Love Hour. The Fredericks are widely known for having co-authored the written document entitled, “25 Tips For A Healthy Marriage.”

  • Pastor Calvin and businesswoman Tiffany Appleton of GodFamilyWorks.com. The Appletons co-authored a pair books: “From Sarah’s Daughter To Hagar’s Servant” and the “GodFamilyWorks Marriage Mentorship Manual.”

  • Pastors Jerry and Tanisha Flowers the co-founders of Redefined TV. Interestingly, the Flowers have produced several online devotionals and are also co-founders and co-creators of “Wife Academy” and “The Return Of Kings For Men” and,

  • Tobias and Briana Jackson of Memphis. A Dallas/Fort Worth-area life coach couple who met on social media while simultaneously building careers in Business Development and Network Marketing, Tobias Jackson has been ministering prophetically for more than two decades. His wife, meanwhile, serves as an international business funding specialist, as well as a credit repair maven.

Also, during The Dressed In Love Experience, there will be a black tie dinner for which Hill refers to as “the single hopefuls.” During this part of the conference, attendees will be allowed to meet and interact with other singles in a different element, Hill said.

Pastor Calvin and Tiffany Appleton

“We will conduct a panel discussion with other married couples, (during which they will explain) how they did it God’s way and provide tips and tricks on making their marriage last,” Hill said.

On March 16, a workshop will take place, during which the featured guests will discuss with the masses the importance of loving yourself first. In addition, Hill said three of her guest couples will give attendees some hands on tools to dating, communicating, and personal skills.

Pastor Jerry and Tanisha Flowers

Later that day, the event will resume with a group outing, during which attendees will be afforded the golden opportunity to date each other and, according to Hill, “just have an overall good time.”

Hill’s inaugural The Dressed In Love Experience will culminate with attendees attending a morning worship service that will be geared toward singles.

Tobias and Briana Jackson

A certified life coach and motivational speaker, Hill is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ministry and Leadership.


For more information on Pastor Haniqua Hill’s inaugural The Dressed In Love Experience, log on to: https://abovetherockchurch.ticketspice.com/the-dressed-in-love-experience, or connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/nikki.hill.961. Also, send email to: abovetherockchurch@gmail.com.


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Dallas/Fort Worth entrepreneur Toya Knowles doing it big in Texas as successful salon owner

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DALLAS — Toya Knowles is a proud native of Illinois.

Much to her delight, she’s doing things big in Texas.

Consider, for instance, the awe-inspiring passion for her vision, a development to which Knowles essentially was introduced way back when she was in grade school — the sixth grade to be technical.

“I got a full ride to Lewis University in Lisle, Illinois on an academic scholarship,” Knowles, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, explaining in great detail how she had managed to discover her God-orchestrated gifts. “However, I knew since I was in sixth grade that I wanted to do hair. I was that kid in the neighborhood doing everyone’s hair.”

REPRESENTING “THE CHI” WELL — A native of Chicago, Toya Knowles, 47, has flourished mightily, thus made a name for herself as one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest beauty professionals and salon owners.

In what undoubtedly has become a remarkable sequence of events, Knowles has gone from one of the neighborhood’s most sought-after hair stylists to one whom, well, is doing big things in Texas.

A native of Chicago, Knowles, 47, has flourished mightily, thus made a name for herself as one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest beauty professionals and salon owners.

Once a stellar and talented multi-sport athlete, Knowles wasted little time delving off into this ever-so-competitive cosmetology industry, having made the leap into her selected field immediately after earning her high school diploma from Chicago’s Harvard St. George.

DESTINY STEPS UNFOLDING — Knowles’ salon — located at 12021 Dallas Parkway, Suite 132 inside of Phoenix Suites in nearby Frisco, Texas — will go into full operations October 16.

“Once high school was over, I went straight to beauty school,” Knowles said. “I believe I am more of a beauty coach. I love share everything I know and learn with everyone. Sharing is caring.”

As for how her competitive drive has greatly helped propel her to function in her element for such a time as now, Knowles contends that such a drive doesn’t really exist as it pertains to her profession.

Knowles’ salon, located at 12021 Dallas Parkway, Suite 132 inside of Phoenix Suites in nearby Frisco, Texas, will go into full operations October 16.

“When I think competitive, I think of competing with someone, and for me, it’s never been about competing with anyone,” Knowles said. “It is just doing what I love and continued learning and growing at what I love to do.”

Like a number of her peers and colleagues, Knowles was destined from the outset to — for a lack of better words — get in where she fits in.

THE BUSINESSLIKE APPROACH — As for how her competitive drive has greatly helped propel her to function in her element for such a time as now, Knowles contends such a drive doesn’t really exist as it pertains to her profession.

Look at her today, a proud native of Illinois whom, much to her delight, is doing things big in Texas.


“I believe there’s always room for anybody in this career as it’s a billion dollar  industry, so it’s no need to compete. It’s (all about being) inspired by other people to allow you to continue to grow and being around like-minded people. I simply just love what I do. I love to see everyone that sits in my chair feel good about themselves and, for me, it’s not just about focusing on the outside. It’s about focusing on the inside as well.” — Texas Entrepreneur Toya Knowles 


With her continuous progress as a thriving businesswoman has emerged an assortment of lofty goals and ambitions, something about which Knowles is empowered to tackle head on.

GOD’S PLAN — In what undoubtedly has become a remarkable sequence of events, Knowles has gone from one of the neighborhood’s most sought-after hair stylists to one whom, well, is doing big things in Texas.

“My goal was to go to Jones Commercial Career Academy to take business management in my junior and senior year, then go to hair school,” Knowles said. “But when the public schools went on strike, my dad made me stay in private school.”

Despite those assortment of obstacles, Knowles steadfastly kept her focus on what mattered most — her monumental vision of fulfilling her goals and ambitions.

And that she has surely done, a trend that has given way to her savoring the best of both worlds, both in the Windy City and Big D.

“As of now, my venture has allowed me to build two amazing clienteles in Chicago and Dallas,” Knowles said. “Even though I no longer do hair in my home town, I still get phones calls on a weekly basis about my services in Chicago from my YouTube a channel. And the best part is I’m still very close to all my clients, who have now turned into friends and family. I don’t care to say clients.  I prefer friends and family.”

Speaking of family, Knowles is especially grateful to hers for helping to steer her in the right directions, particularly as it relates to maximizing her potential in such a competitive and popular industry.

“Well if I had to say who inspired me, I will have to say my daddy, even though he was totally against me going to hair school,” said Knowles, who also credits her mother, grandmother, and a host of others for their valiant support. “It made me want to show him how much I was passionate about it and, once he saw me in action, he became my No. 1 fan.”

‘NOT TODAY, DEVIL’ — Despite those assortment of obstacles, Knowles steadfastly kept her focus on what mattered most — her monumental vision of fulfilling her goals and ambitions.

Fortunately for her and to her distinctly unique credit, Knowles has at her disposal a slew of solid and dedicated fans and supporters, many of whom make up the very clients — err, family and friends — she routinely services.  

“My personal mission is to impact anyone who sits in my chair and to teach them how to create their blueprint for their lifestyle,” said Knowles whom, on November 5, will be launching a 16-week course on short hair. “I believe when you have people that inspire you and poured into you, it’s only right to give back what you have learned . You must pay it forward.”

To her credit, she certainly paying it forward virtually daily, all the while doing things big in Texas in the process.

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth Businesswoman Toya Knowles or to inquire about her services, call 773-330-1876. Also, send email to: iamtoyaknowles@gmail.com.


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Dallas’ Shuanette Bradley on her rise in real estate: ‘After constantly being told that I wasn’t good enough, the desire in me grew’

DALLASShuanette Bradley isn’t a real estate agent just to say she’s one.

Given her immeasurable track record in this ever-so-competitive industry, she’s one whose reputation is such that she’s accustomed to helping consumers reap favorable results, particularly as it relates to purchasing a home.

HAVING AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT — Having been a fixture in the real estate market for a little more than three years, Shuanette Bradley keen professionalism undoubtedly has given way to her blossoming into one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s best kept secrets in this ever-so-popular industry.

All things considered, it all starts with enlightening potential home-buyers on the key essentials steps necessary to making their home-buying dreams come true.

“As a real estate agent, I try to educate my clients on the process from the beginning,” Bradley told Making Headline News this week. “I have clients who reach out to me with credit scores that are below approval rate. We sit down and put a plan together to repair their credit, while educating them on the importance of it and how to maintain good credit. I always stress that I don’t do credit repair, but teach credit education.”

Most importantly, establishing a solid rapport with prospective home buyers is extremely imperative for Bradley, 35, one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s most efficient and resourceful real estate agents.

Having been a fixture in the real estate arena for a little more than three years, Bradley’s keen professionalism undoubtedly has given way to her blossoming into one of DFW’s best kept secrets in this ever-so-popular industry.

“Being able to meet many different people, educate them on the process and make dreams come true,” said Bradley, when asked what she loves the most about her venture. “(I love) witnessing how the very thing that men say is impossible becomes a constant witness of how God makes it possible.”

For Bradley, a 2001 graduate of Dallas’ A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School, climbing the steps to real estate excellence didn’t merely come easy.

For starters, Bradley had become a teenage mother, whose lofty aspirations of enrolling in college were ultimately delayed as a result.

Fortunately for Bradley, that is when she sensed it was time to take a much-needed reality check.

SHE’S GOT YOU COVERED — Establishing a solid rapport is extremely imperative for Bradley, 35, one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s most efficient and resourceful real estate agents.

“I went work from job to job and, after constantly being told that I wasn’t good enough or smart enough or polished enough to excel in certain areas, the desire in me grew,” Bradley recalled. “I knew who I was and what I was capable of doing or becoming, so constantly being told no, gave me the desire to go after it even more.”

And after it she went.

And to her credit, she kept at it until she began to possess and savor the favorable results she so desperately sought.

“My girls…they are my inspiration,” Bradley said. “I want them to know that no matter what road life takes you on, the journey you choose is always a reflection from the choices you make.  They have watched me struggle. They have watched me fall and they are now watching me succeed.

Today, unlike never before, Bradley doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s more determined not to just impact the lives of her family, but also others who likewise are struggling to connect with their God-given purpose.

PROFESSOR REALTOR — “As a real estate agent, I try to educate my clients on the process from the beginning,” Bradley told Making Headline News this week. “I have clients who reach out to me with credit scores that are below approval rate. We sit down and put a plan together to repair their credit, while educating them on the importance of it and how to maintain good credit. I always stress that I don’t do credit repair, but teach credit education.”

On August the 11, Bradley’s organization, Moms Undefeated, will host a community-wide empowerment assembly, during which she will stress to mothers from various walks of life the importance of walking in what she labels “the fullness of their purpose.”

“This is near and dear to my heart, something I have dreamt about for over 10 years,” Bradley said. “The name has changed many times, but the vision has always remained the same. I am excited about the launch, and I pray that the lives of many will be changed because of Moms Undefeated.  I’ve always had a passion to help others and, while growing up in my neighborhood, there weren’t a lot of opportunities available…or at least we didn’t know about them.”

“My personal mission for doing (this line of) work is to use it as a platform to encourage, inspire, and minister to people who were like me, who were constantly told no, and who made mistakes in lives, but did not allow those mistakes to hinder them,” Bradley said.

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — Given Bradley’s immeasurable track record in this ever-so-competitive industry, she’s one whose reputation is such that she’s accustomed to helping consumers produce favorable results, particularly as it relates to purchasing a home.

By and large, it all starts with self-love and, most importantly, believing in one’s self, Bradley emphasized.

“I believe that a lot of times, we don’t believe in ourselves enough or we get so caught up in seeking validation from others, worrying about who isn’t supporting us that we end up missing out on living our best life,” Bradley said. “It’s important for me to esteem and inspire others daily, because I want others to see that as long as you seek God in everything that you do, what others say, do, or feel, won’t matter.”

Now we know why she isn’t just a real estate agent just to say she’s one.

Rather, she’s one whose reputation is such that she’s accustomed to helping consumers produce favorable results.

Both at buying a home and, most of all, at conquering life.

 

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Real Estate Agent Shuanette Bradley, connect with her via Facebook under: Shuanette Bradley. Also, she can be reached via email at: snlouds@gmail.com

 

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Texas Evangelist Teresa Tarpley on her nationally-acclaimed book: ‘Once you pick it up, you will not be able to put it back down’

FORT WORTH, Texas — Just after midday on Monday, Evangelist Teresa Tarpley took to her Facebook page, where she staged a rather thought-provoking post before her more than 2,600 social media affiliates.

TEXAS SIZE BLESSING — Heeding the worthy advice of her cousin, Evangelist Teresa Tarpley eventually took embraced what undoubtedly was a golden opportunity to put an assortment of her life’s experiences to paper, a trend that had ultimately led to producing of her book entitled, HeartBroken: Now Healed and Delivered.

The post Tarpley displayed read: THE SAME POWER THAT TURNED WATER INTO WINE WILL TURN YOUR CRY TO JOY AND YOUR FAILURE TO SUCCESS.

Much to her delight, Tarpley can greatly attest to this remarkably compelling notion.

As Tarpley vividly explained during an interview this week with Making Headline News, it all started sometime in November 2013, during which she was working the graveyard shift.

“The Lord (eventually) had me to start journaling about my life story in 2014,” Tarpley recalled. “I began meeting a lot of family members and one of my cousins was an author of three books. She encouraged me to continue to write in 2015.”

Heeding the worthy advice of her cousin, Tarpley eventually embraced what undoubtedly was a golden opportunity to put an assortment of her life’s experiences to paper, a trend that had ultimately led to producing of her awe-inspiring book entitled, HeartBroken: Now Healed And Delivered.

PURCHASE EVANGELIST TARPLEY’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/HeartBroken-Healed-Delivered-Teresa-Tarpley/dp/0692583734

Released officially on March 28, 2016, Tarpley’s HeartBroken: Now Healed And Delivered is an emotionally-driven written document that depicts her life dating back to before she had turned nine years of age.

In a detailed description of Tarpley’s book at Amazon.com, Tarpley’s life was described as a blur, most notably after the then-young Texas girl had moved away from the projects that were housed inner city Fort Worth, a development that, in actuality, didn’t merely make her life any better.

If nothing else, that’s when the violence began, considering she had been pushed to the background, mostly when she was spiritually imprisoned in the shadow of her older brother, a trend that eventually gave way to that kind of depression that swarmed her life long before she even reached her life’s young adult stage.

As if that wasn’t enough to cause a youngster to question her very existence, Tarpley recalls in her book how upon the birth of her third child, who was born addicted to crack, Child Protective Services had eventually got involved.

“Something had to change,” a spokesperson for Tarpley’s book acknowledged. “But would she have the strength to finally end the mess she’d made and turn her life around?”

Given the immeasurable strides Tarpley has made throughout the years, it’s safe to assume the answer to such an inquiry is a resounding yes.

“This book, Heartbroken: Now Healed And Delivered, has even reached the prisons,” Tarpley, a native Fort Worth, said. “I have received so many letters from inmates who were in prison who can relate to my story. “My testimony is very powerful. It’s about me, how my mom and dad treated me, how my brother was murdered behind weed papers.”

By and large, that’s only a fraction of what Tarpley had to endure at such a young age.

Her book, for instance, also recalls how she had been gang raped and bullied, how she had been hit by a car and locked in the trunk, how she had endured suicide attempts, all of which had ultimately given way to depression, thus caused her to turn to the dreaded life mired by prostitution and drugs — a life that eventually resulted in her giving birth to baby, who had become addicted to crack cocaine.

Still, even after all of that turmoil and chaos and confusion, even after she was left to press and navigate through life, during which it seemed her faith was bleak and she was seemingly on shaky ground, Tarpley responded exactly the way true believers are supposed to.

“I’m still standing,” Tarpley said, harboring a renewed sense of enthusiasm, coupled with a new lease on life.

Not only that, since the release of her book — which is also available on Kindle.com — Tarpley’s story has garnered national headlines.

For all the right reasons, too.

“I’ve been traveling and giving my testimony,” said Tarpley, a Dallas/Fort Worth-area radio personality who host of The Straight Up Radio Show that airs every Friday from 3-4 p.m. CST. “A lot of people pull on me and I love to help people and to encourage them.”

Interestingly, Tarpley admittedly has “been clean from crack cocaine” for more than two decades.

“For 24 years, I have not gotten high and, if God did it for me, He can do it for anybody,” Tarpley said.

BUT GOD — Tarpley’s book also recalls how she had been gang raped and bullied, how she had been hit by car locked and in the trunk, how she had endured suicide attempts, all of which had ultimately given way to depression, thus causing her to turn to the dreaded life of prostitution and drugs and eventually giving birth to baby, who had become addicted to crack cocaine.

As for her forthcoming public appearance to promote her book, she has a number of community-based events on the horizon.

On May 5, her self-founded Hurt-Broken “Now” Here And Delivered Ministries will be hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch for homeless mothers at Unity Park, located 1401 Presidio Street in Fort Worth from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST.

In addition, Tarpley is widely known for hosting regular job fairs for ex-offenders, as well as a youth stravaganza for troubled teens, and she has become a fixture for feeding and clothing the homeless.

Also, she’s the facilitator for an area nursing home ministry and she routinely returns to CPS, where she ministers to those with pending cases.

Interestingly, in 2013, Tarpley was the recipient for the Miss Yellow Rose Of Texas, an award signed by then-Texas Govenor Rick Perry, and in 2016, she recieved a Nehemiah Certificate for her notable contributions through evangelism.

“I’m always in the drug and alcohol treatment centers, telling my story,” Tarpley said. “I do a lot of street evangelism and I also host walkathons to stop addictions.”

Talk about advancing the kingdom just as God commands us to.

 

For more information Evangelist Teresa Tarpley, or to purchase her book, scheduled her for a speaking engagement, or to make donations or inquire about being a volunteer for her ministry, call at 817.210.7517. Also, she can be reached via email at: minister.ttarpley@yahoo.com.

 

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Texas Evangelist Christi L. Henderson’s awe-inspiring book emerges as a stage play ‘Just as God said it would’

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DUNCANVILLE, Texas — We begin with a rather fascinating Biblical passage, one that, all things considered, is especially befitting for this feel good story involving Christi L. Henderson.

It goes something like this:

SHE TOLD Y’ALL — Having said time and again in recent months that her book would eventually become a play, Christi L. Henderson had ultimately joined forces with prominent playwright and fellow Evangelist, Elder Kasha Hunt of KO Productions, who emerged as the mastermind behind the hit play, Removal Of The Mask.

As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations, before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

A familiar, awe-inspiring passage that is housed in Romans 4:17, it is one that, much to Henderson’s delight, is appropriate for what undoubtedly is unfolding right before her very eyes.

“My mission is to give hope to those who feel there is no hope,” Henderson, 49, a Dallas/Fort Worth-area evangelist, told Making Headline News this week.

The Removal Of The Mask stage play will debut with two showings on May 19 at the historic W. E Scott Theatre, located at 3505 West Lancaster Avenue in nearby, Fort Worth. Show times are 2 and 7 pm CST.

The mission to which Henderson is alluding is the one about which God had strategically birthed in her through her informative, tear-jerking, spiritually gut-checking book entitled, “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection.”

A little more than seven months removed from the much-anticipated release of her book, Henderson not only called those things which be not as though they were but, to her credit, such a spiritual prophesy has come full circle, considering her exhilarative written document has been constructed into a stage play, one that figures to take the Body of Christ by storm.

Having said time and again in recent months that her book would eventually become a play, Henderson had ultimately joined forces with prominent playwright and fellow evangelist, Elder Kasha Hunt of KO Productions, who emerged as the mastermind behind the hit play, Removal Of The Mask.

MORE ON ELDER KASHA HUNT: www.womenofpower5.com

THE FACE OF THE PLAY — Kasha Hunt is an Author, Playwright, Motivational and Conference Speaker, Award-Winning Radio Show Host and Evangelist.

Now we know why…we know why the above Biblical passage is especially befitting for this feel good story involving a woman whom, at the end of the real day, can greatly attest to what it’s like to weather arguably the darkest chapters of her life — with God, her Helper, leading the way.

The Removal Of The Mask stage play will debut with two showings on May 19 at the historic W. E Scott Theatre, located at 3505 West Lancaster Avenue in nearby Fort Worth.

Show times are 2 and 7 pm CST.

As expected, Henderson is extremely vivacious, considering that about which she had previously spoken into the atmosphere has suddenly come to fruition.

“(This play) will allow people to see that no matter what curveballs life has thrown at you, no matter if you’ve been rejected, hurt, abandoned, rape, molested, abused, etc., God is able to heal and deliver you and restore you back unto Him, and use our testimonies to let others know there’s hope in Jesus,” said Henderson, explaining the purpose for stage play, yet sounding very much like she’s giving a sermon.  “Sometimes it’s your testimony that saves someone else’s life.”

Let the church say Amen.

Errr, anyways, back to the story.

A little more than seven months removed from the much-anticipated release of her book, Henderson not only called those things which be not as though they were but, to her credit, such a spiritual prophesy has come full circle, considering her exhilarative written document has been constructed into a 13-cast-member stage play, one that figures to take the Body of Christ by storm.

While Removal Of The Mask depicts an assortment of Henderson’s personal experiences, she said the slew of messages she aspires to send to the masses are some whereby she hopes they will apply to their lives daily.

“The play is based on the book I wrote, which is my own personal testimony of my life…how I dealt with so many things in my life and walked around acting as if everything was alright so people wouldn’t know I had been raped, molested, rejected from my father at birth,” Henderson explained. “I went through a mentally abusive marriage and abandonment, which drove me to be in relationships with women.”

Still, despite the array of turmoil and downtrodden developments that, at times, had left Henderson questioning her very existence, what she had ultimately discovered is that no one could give her the kind of joy and wholeness to life the way God can.

All of which practically sums up why this stage play makes so much sense in this, the modern-day church era.

“What inspired me to turn the book into a play was I’ve always loved Tyler Perry plays, because most of his plays were based upon real events that happen in real life,” Henderson said. “When I would go see his plays, I always came out with hope and knew that there was hope in any situation and you can recover and move on from it.”

Interestingly, even upon the release of her book, Henderson recalled people often prophesying to her that a play would soon be forthcoming.

Look at God, showing off as only He could.

KEEPIN’ IT 100 — While Removal Of The Mask depicts an assortment of Henderson’s personal experiences, she said the slew of messages she aspires to send to the masses are some whereby she hopes they will apply to their lives daily.

“I was also prophesied to by many people that the book would become a play,” Henderson, an accomplished Texas businesswoman who is the CEO of Henderson’s Financial Consulting, said. “And as people started to read it, they would say the same thing and I prayed about it, and the Lord confirmed it to me and I reached out to KO Productions about my vision.”All of which practically sums up why this stage play makes so much sense in this, the modern-day era.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

It wasn’t too much long after the release of Henderson’s book that a stage play had broken out — broken out much like some much-needed praise break.

IN THAT GODLY ORDER — “I was also prophesied by many people that the book would become a play,” Henderson, an accomplished Texas businesswoman who is the CEO of Henderson’s Financial Consulting, said. “And as people started to read it, they would say the same thing and I prayed about it, and the Lord confirmed it to me and I reached out to KO Productions about my vision.”

“Kasha Hunt bought the book on Amazon,” Henderson recalled. “She read it and said we need to make this happen and she did.”

Now with the play’s debut just weeks away, Henderson has deemed it essential to call others things which be not as though they are.

Among those things: She’s expecting a massive turnout for both shows.

“I believe that when God brings us out of various situations, it gives you compassion for others who are going through what we went through,” said Henderson, who’s been active in ministry for more than 23 years. “I know how broken and hurt I was, so I want to bring hope to others who are hurting.”

All of which practically sums up why this stage play makes so much sense in this, the modern-day church era.

 

REMOVAL OF THE MASK CAST

Zenobia Harvey, Fort Worth, Texas

Patsy Cole, Arlington, Texas

Kristi Johnson, Fort Worth, Texas

Brittany Miller, Dallas

Anthony Hunt Jr., Fort Worth, Texas

Cheryl Thomas, Fort Worth, Texas

Nautica Hunt, Fort Worth, Texas

Brandy Miles, Fort Worth, Texas

Gino Hunt, Nana Ose (Arlington) Texas

Travis Menefee, Garland, Texas

Abigail Berry, Fort Worth, Texas

Harmony Williams, Fort Worth, Texas

Producer Kasha Hunt, Fort Worth, Texas

Author Christi Henderson, Fort Worth, Texas

 

For more information about Evangelist Christi Henderson or to schedule her for a speaking engagement or book signing, email her at christihendersonministries@gmail.com.

 

 

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Dallas/Fort Worth-area gospel recording artist Kenny Skinner’s debut single released eight years after his mother’s passing

A MAKING HEADLINE NEWS VALENTINE’S DAY 2018 SPECIAL REPORT

 

DALLAS — Valentine’s Day 2018 is one about which Kenny Skinner will remember for years to come.

Probably for the rest of his life.

Credit a few key members of his family and the single, most underlying reason why.

MOM KNOWS BEST — To his distinctly unique credit, that his mother kept him surrounded mostly in a Christian-oriented environment essentially proved beneficial for Dallas/Fort Worth-area gospel recording artist Kenny Skinner, an accomplished gospel singer and the mastermind behind his recently-released debut single entitled, “More Like You.”

“I have great support from my family,” Skinner, the Music Director of Empowered Outreach Church in Denton, Texas (Senior Pastor Kenneth D. Davis) said during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News. “I’m fortunate to have both grandmothers living. They are my number one supporters.  They both keep me grounded.”

Much to his delight and most importantly, Skinner has his beloved mother, Dianne Mitchell Skinner, to thank for having arguably the biggest impact on his life.

A proud preacher’s kid who is a native of nearby Longview, Texas, Skinner was brought up in the historic Church of God In Christ, during which so he was a fixture for the Young People Willing Workers Department (or YPWW), not to mention a regular attendee of Sunday School, morning and evening worship services, midweek Bible Study, as well as the Sunshine Band and Purity Class.

To his distinctly unique credit, that his mother kept him surrounded mostly in a Christian-oriented environment essentially proved beneficial for Skinner, an accomplished gospel singer and the mastermind behind his recently-released debut single entitled, “More Like You.”

LISTEN TO KENNY SKINNER’S DEBUT SINGLE HERE: https://kennyskinner.hearnow.com/

A song that is powered by his debut forthcoming album entitled, “Kenny Skinner Forty Eight,” Skinner’s featured spiritual hit was officially released on February 2 — ironically on his 40th birthday — and a little more than eight years since his beloved, big-hearted angel departed this earth for her heavenly reward.

Widely regarded as his “best friend” and inspiration, Mitchell Skinner passed away on January 23, 2010 at the tender age of 58.

Aside from having instilled in her son some rich, life-enhancing godly principles, Mitchell Skinner was also responsible for paving the way for her son through the gospel music industry, considering she was a devoted musician in her own right.

GLOBAL PRESENCE — Skinner has been fortunate to have toured overseas with some amazingly gifted artists. He was originally on tour to play keys, but ended up singing as well. “That’s when I found my new passion to sing,” he said. Pictured with Skinner in Europe (from left to right): Knagui Damon, Racheal Clifton, Andrea Lawrence, La’La Johnson and Skinner.

“She’d have me on the stool as she would play during service,” Skinner recalled. “I think that’s where the passion of music was cultivated.”

Interestingly, Mitchell Skinner, was a praise and worship fixture in the Body of Christ, most notably as a longtime musician for her father, late Superintendent F. L. Mitchell.

“When my father was called to ministry, he wanted my mother to come along with him; however, that’d left my grandfather without a musician,” Skinner explained. “My mother prayed and asked God to send her father a musician so that she could honor my dad’s request, not knowing that (through God), I’d be the answered prayer.”

PAVED THE WAY — Widely regarded as his “best friend” and inspiration, Mitchell Skinner passed away on January 23, 2010 at the tender age of 58. Aside from having instilled in her son some rich, life-enhancing godly principles, Mitchell Skinner was also responsible for paving the way for her son through the gospel music industry, considering she was a devoted musician.

Indeed Skinner was the answer to a much-needed prayer request. Never mind he was only seven years of age and hadn’t spent one minute taking piano lessons. Because at the end of the real day, what he had ultimately discovered is that had been strategically set him aside for God’s use.

“God blessed me with the gift to play the piano,” Skinner said. “I would travel all across the world with my grandfather.  Both of my grandfathers were singers as well. My other grandfather was a musician, so I’ve been truly blessed to carry both legacies.”

Consequently, Skinner was offered the opportunity to be my mother’s care giver during the final seven months of her life.

“I saw things that no children should ever have to witness,” Skinner said.

A preacher’s kid who is a native of nearby Longview, Texas, Kenny Skinner was brought up in the historic Church of God In Christ, during which so he was a fixture for YPWW, not to mention a regular attendee of Sunday School, morning and evening worship services, midweek Bible Study, as well as the Sunshine Band and Purity Class.

For what it’s worth, Skinner’s intimate time with his mother month’s before she expired essentially had provided him with a newfound disposition on life — the sort of change that  eventually fueled his desire to serve God unlike never before, especially through his immeasurable and globally-acclaimed music talents.

Credit a few key members of his family and the single, most underlying reason why.

Especially good ole Mama Skinner.

“We really didn’t have a choice,” said Skinner, referring to his notable upbringing and heavy involvement in the church. “I was also the musician for both of my grandfather’s churches. I have five siblings. My mother had two sets of twins.  I’m one of them (twin sister).  We had Sunday School on the way to church and, if we didn’t learn the memory verse, my mother would pinch us under the arms.”

SHE’S TRULY MISSED — For what it’s worth, Skinner’s intimate time with his mother month’s before she expired essentially had provided him with a newfound disposition on life — the sort of change that had eventually fueled his desire to serve God unlike never before through his immeasurable music talents.

As it turned out, those customary pinches, coupled with his mother’s unyielding support, benefited Skinner mightily throughout the years.

Now we know why.

Having witnessed God positioning him for ministry at a relatively early age — “I just wasn’t fully ready to totally surrender,” Skinner admitted — this young PK had finally sold out to his Creator on May 22, 2016, a development that eventually gave way to him preaching his first sermon.

Never mind that while a college undergrad, he was carjacked at gun point.

WELL DONE — All that matters today is that Dianne Mitchell Skinner’s beloved son has not only sold out completely to God, but he’s successfully carrying out his mother’s well-publicized legacy in the process. Yep. That’s just like God.

Never mind that he literally saw his life flash before him.

“All I remember saying was, ‘The Blood of Jesus,’” Skinner said. “That was scary.  Even though God brought me out, I still was straddling the fence. I didn’t truly surrender until the passing of my mom.  That’s when life became real to me.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

Because all that matters today is that Dianne Mitchell Skinner’s beloved son has not only sold out completely to God, but he’s successfully carrying out her well-publicized legacy in the process.

Yep. That’s just like God.

“My prayer is that the song not only ministers, but inspires the listener to become more like Christ,” Skinner said of his newly-released debut single. “We’re living in a society where Christianity is becoming less and less popular. As followers of Christ, we have a responsibility to live a life that pleasing to the Father.

Much to his delight and most importantly, Skinner has his beloved mother, Dianne Mitchell Skinner, to thank for having arguably the biggest impact on his life.

“”As we align ourselves according to the Father’s will, others would be drawn to him,” added Skinner, who’s currently working on new music projects that are scheduled to be released later this year.

Finally, this young psalmist deemed it essential to go into preaching mode, of sorts which, come to think of it, isn’t merely a surprise, considering he hails from a family full of preachers.

“We are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted?” said Skinner, reciting the familiar passage that is Matthew 5:13. “It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”

All things considered, credit a few key members of his family and the single, most underlying reason why Skinner is determined to live — and sing — for Almighty God.

All things considered, there’s no doubt that Valentine’s Day 2018 is one about which he will remember for years to come.

Probably for the rest of his life.

 

For more information on Gospel Recording Artist Kenny Skinner or to purchase his album or schedule him for a singing engagement, connect with him via under “Kenny Skinner.” Also, send email to: skinnermusic22@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.