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Texas author Cheryl Polote-Williamson’s “Soulful Prayers” rapidly emerges as a global bestseller


Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16 KJV)


A PRAYING VISIONARY 

GOD’S LEADING LADY — A collaborative project that is comprised of 52 authors from around the country, Cheryl Polote-Williamson is responsible for having forwarded a “Soulful Prayers” published movement that, to her credit, has been as good advertised.

DALLAS — Given her immeasurable, longstanding resume, it would be rather befitting to refer to accomplished Flower Mound, Texas-based businesswoman Cheryl Polote-Williamson as a serial author, of sorts.

That’s because Polote-Williamson is responsible for having produced 13 books dating back to 2013, each of which has become a fixture throughout the Body of Christ in its own right.
Especially her latest awe-inspiring written work entitled, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God,” a spiritually-enhancing book that is steadily having a massive kingdom impact — this amid a little less than three weeks removed from its much-anticipated release.
A collaborative project that is comprised of 52 authors from around the country, Polote-Williamson is responsible for having forwarded a “Soulful Prayers” published movement that, to her credit, has been as good as advertised.

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HERE’S THE DEAL — “‘Soulful Prayers’ aids in my purpose to reach out to millions of people for the kingdom,” Polote-Williamson said. “This book was put in my heart by God, and it is the product of people, who were driven by God to write these prayers.”

“I have received so much positive feedback,” Polote-Williamson told Making Headline News this week. “For instance, some have said the book gave them a sense of freedom from the darkness they are in. They feel like they are no longer hostages to their past. Others have said they incorporated the book in to their daily walk with God to help them pray.”

Interestingly, that Polote-Williamson’s “Soulful Prayers” was spearheaded in January of this year and took somewhere in the neighborhood of just four months to go to press is indicative of the overall work ethic of this Christian-based author, who recently announced that plans are effectively underway to compose “Soulful Prayers 2.”

Polote-Williamson’S “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God,” a spiritually-enhancing book that is steadily have a massive kingdom impact — this amid a little less than three weeks removed from its much-anticipated release.

“I want people to understand that prayer is an intentional conversation with God, and it does not have to be perfect or planned just from the heart,” said Polote-Williamson, explaining the divine message she aspires to send to her reading audience through her latest book. “I chose to produce the book, because I recognize the importance of having intentional communication with God. In addition, everyone struggles with how to come to God on particular topics, and I wanted this book to serve as a guide for leading those open prayers.”


Mission accomplished, thanks in large part to the diligent, steadfast act of obedience by this devout woman of faith, whose much-anticipated and latest project has not only created a continuous national buzz, but has already emerged as an Amazon Bestseller in the process.

Given her immeasurable, longstanding resume, it would be rather befitting to refer to accomplished Texas businesswoman Cheryl Polote-Williamson as a serial author, of sorts. That’s because Polote-Williamson is responsible for having produced 13 books dating back to 2013, each of which has become a fixture throughout the Body of Christ in its own right.

But wait.

Although she’s orchestrated a dozen-plus books to date, Polote-Williamson is nowhere near done retiring the pad and pen.

Nope, not by a long shot.

“I plan to start on Soulful Prayers 2 and Soul Talk 3,” Polote-Williamson said. “In addition to books, I have now begun to work in film. For instance, I am the executive producer in the short film, ‘Illegal Rose,’ which has been submitted for review to several film festivals. Outside of ‘Illegal Rose,’ I have started working on my own personal film project, (Saving Clarissa) which is set to release in 2020.”

Interestingly, that Polote-Williamson’s “Soulful Prayers” was spearheaded in January of this year and took somewhere in the neighborhood of just four months to go to press is indicative of the overall work ethic of this Christian-based author, who recently announced that plans are effectively underway to compose “Soulful Prayers 2.”

Much to her delight, speaking engagements and public appearances have become a customary trend for Polote-Williamson, the CEO of Cheryl Polote Williamson LLC, who’s widely regarded as an award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker, philanthropist, as well as a notable transformational leader, one who has aided more than 145 individuals accomplished their long-awaited dreams of becoming bestselling authors.

In their own right.

“‘Soulful Prayers’ aids in my purpose to reach out to millions of people for the kingdom,” Polote-Williamson said. “This book was put in my heart by God, and it is the product of people, who were driven by God to write these prayers.”

All the while joining forces to advance the kingdom as a result.


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For more information on Flower Mound, Texas-area Author Cheryl Polote-Williamson, to order her books, or schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1736622886607798/. To order to her books, log on to https://www.cherylpwilliamson.com/. Also, send email to: cheryl@cherylpwilliamson.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-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

 

 

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Dallas/Fort Worth-area pastor and host of well-wishers to honor International Suit Warehouse GM Andrew Brown

DALLASAndrew Brown is a haberdasher.

He’s a pretty darn good one, too.

RAISING THE BAR — Interestingly, is it because of Dallas businessman Andrew Brown’s valiant contributions while functioning in his element as general manager of International Suit Warehouse at 4030 West Camp Wisdom, that a host of his devoted customers, family members, friends, and well-wishers will descend upon Dallas’ Sunlight Missionary Baptist to honor him during an appreciation gathering as a thriving, beloved businessman.

“It’s more than just selling clothes, but helping many people get a look that’s different than norm…to build relationships with so many people is an honor,” Brown, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said of his stellar and rewarding Corporate America profession. “Throughout the years, I’ve met so many people with so many personalities.”

And, fortunately for Brown, his uniquely unorthodox attire, coupled with his sometimes demonstrative countenance, have been thoroughly embraced and admired by people from various walks of life, most notably those fellas who are accustomed to — you know — devising ways to dress to impress.

Interestingly, is it because of Brown’s valiant contributions while functioning in his element as general manager of International Suit Warehouse at 4030 West Camp Wisdom, that a host of his devoted customers, family members, friends, and well-wishers will descend upon Dallas’ Sunlight Missionary Baptist to honor him during an appreciation gathering as a thriving, beloved businessman. 

International Suit Warehouse has five locations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth-area Metroplex, including its Camp Wisdom store.

The event, which will take place at 2308 Cooper Street on February 9 at 7 p.m. CST, is being arranged by Sunlight Senior Pastor, Bishop El Robinson, who is a regular customer of ISW and has established close-knit rapport with Brown, a native of nearby McKinney, Texas.

All things considered in a profession whereby Brown has, in his own words, learned to “take good with the bad,” this South Oak Cliff High graduate is especially grateful that a number of his customers and close friends deemed it essential to pay homage to him in such an illustrative way.

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Y’ALL WELCOME — From individuals as young as four years old to elderly men in their late 60s-to-early-70s, Brown has become a fixture for steadfastly tending to the fashion needs of virtually anyone who solicits his immeasurable assistance.

“I’ve learned to take the good with the bad and make each customer count,” said Brown, whose name and familiar face are typically what customers initially utter and look for upon entering the four walls of ISW. “For customers continue to come back year after year is a blessing, and it really means something to me.”

From individuals as young as four years old to elderly men in their late 60s-to-early-70s, Brown has become a fixture for steadfastly tending to the fashion needs of virtually anyone who solicits his immeasurable assistance.

After all he is a haberdasher.

And a pretty darn good one, too.

“I’m not able to travel through the job but, I have customers from all over the world,” Brown said. “All of my customer’s know me by name.”

Sadly, Brown was responsible for dressing his younger brother as his family prepared to funeralize him amid his death in July 2016 as a result of gun violence.

For the most part, Brown is widely known as “Drew” by ISW regular customers. Of course, the bulk of the credit goes to his mother, who’s responsible, in many ways, for instilling in her son the importance of — you know — devising ways to dress to impress.

“My mother said I was just a little kid, barely talking…and I saw this guy with red shoes and, back then, red shoes weren’t popular,” Brown explained. “But she said that I said that when I grow up, I will have me some red shoes too.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

How else to explain Brown’s unconventional, eye-catching wardrobe that, on several occasions, has New England Patriots logos blanketed all over them?

MOM KNOWS BEST — For the most part, Brown is widely known as “Drew” by ISW regular customers. Of course, the bulk of the credit goes to his mother, who’s responsible, in many ways, for instilling in her son the importance of — you know — devising ways to dress to impress.

“I’ve never been the one to out dress someone, for it is a blessing to have shoes on our feet and clothes on our back,” Brown said. “God sends people in our lives for a reason. I’ve dressed baby’s, kids, (youngsters for) proms, athletes — some with three or more Super Bowl rings — (customers for) weddings, funerals, pimps, circus actors, actors, teachers, (school) principals, military (types), lawyers, doctors, (police) officers, counselors, judge’s, choirs, musicians, ushers, preachers, pastors on all levels, city council members, and many more.”

Sadly, Brown was responsible for dressing his younger brother as his family prepared to funeralize him amid his tragic death in July 2016 as a result of gun violence.

For what it’s worth, Brown doesn’t shy away from the notion that his labor isn’t in vain.

“I’ve been in the fashion world for over eight years,” said Brown, the proud father of three daughters (Devyn, 10, Summer, 6, and Dikota, 2). “I’ve been No. 1 in sales for over 6 years.”

Now we know why he’s a haberdasher.

And a pretty darn good one, too.

 

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

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

Is All Nations TV the Christian-based broadcasting industry’s best kept secret?

DALLAS — Just recently, Milton Wallace, a man of devout faith, was asked why is it imperative that we — followers of Christ — esteem and inspire others daily, as the Apostle Paul eloquently suggested in his notable, thought-provoking letters to the Church at Philippi.

As usual, Wallace appropriately referenced the massive platform for which God has blessed him and a few others.

MASSIVE KINGDOM IMPACT — Texas businessman Milton Wallace and his colleagues have joined forced and, with God, their Helper, leading the way, they are going to great lengths to advance the kingdom, most notably through the ever-so-competitive mass media industry Chandler, Texas, Wallace is one the proud owners of All Nations TV, LLC, a 24-hour, Tyler, Texas-based  Christian based broadcasting company whereby it’s primary emphasis is to meet the demands of what is becoming a rapidly-evolving industry.

“It is important to me to give others a platform to glorify God,” Wallace told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “I see the value of this medium to reach the world and I want to help those that have that same passion to reach their goal. It is important that I let my light shine while sharing the opportunities for others to reach their goal.”

To his distinctly unique credit and much to the delight of others, Wallace and his colleagues have joined forces and, with God, their Helper, leading the way, are going to great lengths to advance the kingdom, most notably through the ever-so-competitive mass media industry.

A Chandler, Texas native, Wallace is one of the proud owners of All Nations TV, LLC, a 24-hour, Tyler, Texas-based Christian-oriented broadcasting company whereby it’s primary mission is to steadfastly meet the demands of what is becoming more of a rapidly-evolving industry.

WHAT ABOUT ALL NATIONS TV? http://www.allnationstv.com

Milton Wallace

A kingdom-based network that was established in February 2012, All Nations TV uses modern technology similar to that of Netflix, huluPlus, and 1,233 other channels that stream to your TV.

In addition, this outlet customarily airs a channel on the Roku Top Set Box under the “religion” and “spirituality” categories, both of which is available in approximately 19,354 cities across the United States.

Also, All Nations TV is widely known for diligently covering what its founders collectively refer to “all of the bases,” which means that consumers far and near can now broadcast their ministries to the world via TV, PC, even smart phones.

Violet Pier

Interesting, a user-friendly app has been assembled for All Nations TV, a credible, efficient worldwide company that reaches and greatly helps enhance and promote ministries not just across the 50 U. S. states, but around the globe.

Presently, Wallace said, All Nations TV has at its disposal ministries as far as in Africa and United Kingdom and, currently, plans are underway on building relationships with ministries in various other countries.

As Wallace — an accomplished Texas businessman — has hinted, doing things decently and in order has undoubtedly given way to sustained success with this globally-acclaimed network.

Mark Martin

“I strive for excellence in all that I do, because I always want to be the best and on top of my game,” Wallace said. “I love to see a plan come together, so I am always looking for things that can enhance whatever I am doing.  My drive to be the best at what I do always keeps my mind in a moving motion.”

By and large, All Nation TV’s other founders can greatly attest to this notion and, like Wallace, their business/kingdom-based reputations are such that they are committed to impacting lives, thus drawing others to Christ through this ever-so-popular electronic media and modern technology era.

Besides Wallace, Clarence Shackelford, Mark Martin, and Violet Pier make up All Nation TV’s ownership.

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Clarence Shackelford

In addition, amongst other key factors that have contributed mightily to All Nations TV’s success is that the network owns a host of  affiliates, a trend that has only strengthened its credible brand.

Among the affiliates about which it owns are:

CHHTV (www.chhtv.com), a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week Christian Hip Hop Network.

Anointed Hands TV (www.anointedhandstv.com), an outlet created to enhance the lives of individuals who are hearing impaired.  In addition, All Nations TV officials have installed music videos that incorporate ASL to convey the messages.

“It is our goal that many will partner with us to offer a wide variety of services on this site,” a spokesperson for All Nations TV said. “We will include more content as it is made available to us.”

Preachville (www.preachville.com), which is a video directory that allows ministries to have a presence on the net that is relatively easy for people to review and find out about ministries across the country.

En Espanol (www.enespanol.info), which is a Hispanic-based video on demand network that highlights sermons and songs in Spanish for those who speak the language.

TWIN (or The Woman Inspirational Network/www.twinitv.com), which was created to unite women across the globe.  Established in September 2012, this website caters to women, most notably providing them with opportunities to submit original thoughts and video which were played on demand.  “Although this is a great idea, the ANT team wanted to take it a step further and offer a platform for women like none other before,” said a spokesperson for All Nations TV and finally,

Press Play Gospel (www.pressplaygospel.com), which was created solely for providing artists the opportunity to have their music played on a platform that is not interrupted with commercials.

An award-winning network that will appear at the forthcoming Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards as well as the Stellar Awards — and has been the beneficiary of the 2016 Voices of Gospel Awards, the Independent Gospel Artist Radio Alliance Gospel TV Awards, as well as having been named 2017 S & M Gospel Indie Award Internet TV Station of the Year — it’s safe to assume that even after more than five years since its inception, All Nation TV’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

So stay tuned.

Keep it locked.

To God be the glory for the things He has done…and will do.

In the foreseeable future and beyond.

Amen.

“All Nations TV allows me the opportunity to promote God’s word on a national platform and to help ministries — through preaching, music, books — grow and go to the next level,” Wallace said.

Well said by this accomplished Texas businessman and man of devout faith.

 

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

 

 

 

 

West Irving COGIC prepares to celebrate its 19th Pastor and Wife Anniversary; event’s chairpersons recall life-threatening encounter

IRVING, Texas — They both grew up in contrasting households, for the record, although acknowledging God in all of their ways had remained a customary trend taught by their parents.

Jimmel Chambers was raised in a single-parent Christian residence amid the divorce of his parents during which he was too young to recall.

Christine Chambers, meanwhile, was brought up in what society deems the traditional home, where Biblical principles and establishing a keen relationship with Christ were encouraged by her mother and father, a trend that had ultimately given way to her selling out completely to Jesus at the tender age of 17.

ANSWERING THE CALL — It is because of their influential impact as a married couple, coupled with their love for their church that Jimmel and Christine Chambers will serve as chairpersons for West Irving Church of God In Christ’s annual Pastor and Wife Anniversary in which the Irving, Texas-based church will pay homage to Andrew Jackson, Jr. for 19 years of dedicatory service as it’s Senior Pastor.

Together, this couple, by way of their awe-inspiring covenant, has become committed to diligently advancing the kingdom — with God, their Helper, leading the way.

“Well I do not come from the traditional family dynamic,” Jimmel, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said while explaining his upbringing in the church. “However, I’ve been going to church all my life.  Being that my mother is an evangelist, psalmist, organist, and during that time as president of the music department, she would take my brother and I to every Sunday morning and evening service as well as Tuesday and Thursday night services every week.”

And then there’s Christine, Jimmel’s beloved companion, offering her share of childhood memories in what was a mostly Christian-oriented setting.

“I have been in church all my life,” Christine explained. “My father was an evangelist when I was growing up, so we traveled to many different churches seeing people getting saved, healed, and getting the precious gift of the Holy Ghost. This really set the foundation for me and for the type of family I wanted to raise.”

For what it’s worth, while the Chambers’ upbringings are dissimilar, it is due in large part to their unyielding love for God and each other that have contributed mightily to a union that undoubtedly has stood the test of times.

For 15 years and counting to be technical.

TEXAS SIZE ASSIGNMENT — A native of Chicago, Jackson, Jr., 60, got his ministerial start in Memphis, where his father, Andrew Jackson, Sr., Faith Temple Ministries COGIC’s founder, had pastored the church for 46 years before calling it a career in June 2016. Consequently, Jackson, Jr., his wife, Sandra, and their three children in 1986 relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, where he was eventually installed as West Irving’s Senior Pastor approximately 13 years later.

 

 

 

 

“Elder Jimmel Chambers is a man firstly dedicated to God, secondly to his wife and family and thirdly to the ministry at West Irving,” Pastor Jackson said. “He and his wife Christine are definitely a true blessing to the ministry.”

Moreover, it is because of their influential impact as a married couple, coupled with their love for their church that the Chambers will serve as chairpersons for West Irving Church of God In Christ’s annual Pastor and Wife Anniversary in which the Irving, Texas-based church will pay homage to Andrew Jackson, Jr. for 19 years of dedicatory service as its Senior Pastor.

A native of Chicago, Jackson, Jr., 60, got his ministerial start in Memphis, where his father, Andrew Jackson, Sr., Faith Temple Ministries COGIC’s founder, had pastored the church he organized for 46 years before calling it a career in June 2016.

Consequently, Jackson, Jr., his wife, Sandra, and their family in 1986 relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, where he was eventually installed as West Irving’s Senior Pastor approximately 13 years later.

Jackson, Jr.’s Pastoral Anniversary festivities will begin here Friday night at 7 CST and will culminate with morning and afternoon services Sunday at 10:45 a.m. 3:30 p.m. CST, respectively.

Jackson, Jr.’s Pastoral Anniversary festivities will begin here Friday night at 7 CST and will culminate with morning and afternoon services Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. CST, respectively.

MORE ON WEST IRVING: http://westirvingchurch.org/

For the Chambers — both of whom of are natives of Illinois — joining West Irving essentially was a foregone conclusion sometime in 2011, during which Jimmel had stopped by a nearby business to speak with a few of his clients.

“One conversation lead to another about church,” Jimmel recalled. “From that conversation, they knew my background as being an elder in the Church of God in Christ and that I was still seeking a new church home after relocating. Right away, the first people they mentioned was Pastor and First Lady Jackson and they immediately called Pastor Jackson on the phone to speak with me.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

In fact, a public invitation to officially announce West Irving as their new church home wasn’t merely necessary as far as the Chambers were concerned, considering it seemed they were already sold on joining the church that is housed in a residential community at 4021 Conflans Road.

“This might not mean a lot to others, but Pastor Jackson took the time out to speak with me…a stranger,” Jimmel said. “And then after that, he gave me his personally number. That spoke volumes about him, his wife, and the church that he pastors.”

Even after establishing a close-knit bond with Jackson, Jr. and his congregation over the next couple of years, West Irving thought it imperative to collectively demonstrate the agape love for which it is widely known, particularly when the Chambers had been hit with some news that essentially sent shock waves throughout their family — news that spread miles across the heartland region, all the way back to Illinois.

HIS LIFE’S DARKEST HOURS — In December 2014, Jimmel, who was 35 at the time, found himself confined to the intensive care unit for over a week, during which doctors had diagnosed with terminal kidney failure. As if that diagnosis wasn’t enough to rattle this young couple, doctors had gone as far as to render Jimmel’s death sentence, projecting that he had approximately 30 days to live unless he underwent dialysis immediately.

In December 2014, Jimmel — who was 35 at the time — found himself confined to the intensive care unit for over a week, during which doctors had diagnosed him with terminal kidney failure.

As if such a devastating diagnosis wasn’t enough to rattle this young couple, doctors had gone as far as to render Jimmel’s death sentence, projecting that he had approximately 30 days to live unless he underwent dialysis immediately.

And just like that, such unyielding, bend-but-don’t-break faith for which the Chambers had been taught as youngsters was suddenly placed on trial unlike never before.

But God…Whom, as He’s done time and again in the lives of this couple, deemed it necessary to cross-examine the adversary.

As only He could.

ON TIME GOD — In what had emerged as arguably the silver-lining to the Chambers’ longstanding love story, doctors informed them that Jimmel was in dire need of a kidney transplant and, to everyone’s surprise, Christine’s test came back a perfect match.

“My wife Christine was there for me as my helpmeet, taking me to every doctor’s appointment, surgery and dialysis training sessions,” Jimmel said of a tear-jerking testimony that for the past few years had become a familiar, yet public discussion throughout the loudspeakers in West Irving’s sanctuary, particularly during the rehabilitation stages of his condition.

Still, it wasn’t until nearly two years removed from his sudden illness that Jimmel had began to witness what he described as the “positive effects” of his dialysis which, according to him, had all but come to a minimum.

Talk about God-orchestrated comeback for the ages.

MEMORABLE COMEBACK — It wasn’t until nearly two years that Jimmel had began to witness what he described as the “positive effects” of his dialysis which, according to him, had all but come to a minimum.

“I even remember telling my wife that one thing I do not every want to become is comfortable with being on dialysis,” Jimmel recalled. “So while I was waiting on my healing to come from the Lord in the form of my kidney functioning kicking back in 100 percent, I never thought to consider it could happen the way that it did.”

In what had emerged as arguably the silver-lining to the Chambers’ longstanding love story, doctors informed them that Jimmel was in dire need of a kidney transplant and, to everyone’s surprise, Christine’s examination came back a perfect match.

Talk about another God-orchestrated comeback for the ages.

“My wife, my helpmeet, my heaven’s gift, Christine, got tested and was a perfect tissue and blood match to give me a kidney transplant,” Jimmel said of an incredible development that undoubtedly had been a defining moment in his marriage long before he met Christine. “I promise you that I never thought that when we said ‘I do’ back in 2002, it would end up saving my life.  And now it’s been a healthy one year and two months since God used her to extend my life.”

CHRISTINE WITH THE TIP-IN — “My wife, my helpmeet, my heaven’s gift, Christine, got tested and was a perfect tissue and blood match to give me a kidney transplant,” Jimmel said of an incredible development that undoubtedly had been a defining moment in his marriage long before he met Christine.

Come this weekend, amongst the things about which the throng of worshippers who will descend here shouldn’t find surprising is the Chambers likely taking inventory, thus recalling the emotional events that surfaced long before they were named chairpersons for West Irving’s latest Pastoral celebration.

“It really reinforced that God had further work for me to do and gave me a further renewed outlook to press forward with my life in the roles that I was created to play,” the 39-year-old Jimmel said of having defied arguably the grandest odds of his young life.

“Pastor and First Lady Jackson have been good role models for us.  When we moved to Texas in 2010, I would have never thought to meet amazing people like these two. They have been a true God send, and I can never repay them for all the time they have given to my family. They have been here with us through the thick and thin and have become like family to us.”

Especially during a tear-jerking encounter in which they needed it the most, one that was highlighted by a God-orchestrated comeback for the ages.

 

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

 

Chicago-area author/preacher Renee R. Williams on her awe-inspiring new book: ‘Your beginning does not have to be your end’

ADVANCING THE KINGDOM — A longtime and beloved preacher of the gospel who is also a Chicago-based motivational speaker and founder of her thriving ministry, Purposely Defined INC., Evangelist Renee R. Williams is widely known for having assembled the book, “Through Pain To Purpose,” an awe-inspiring, spiritually gut-checking written document that made it ceremonious appearance on the market in November 2016.

Just before midday on Friday, God provided His woman servant, Evangelist Renee R. Williams, with some revitalizing revelation, of sorts, involving this ever-so-popular social media era.

“Facebook is a good way to locate peeps I found out today,” Williams wrote in a post before her 1,200-plus social media followers. “I located someone I needed to locate!”

And just like that, Williams, a devout, resourceful woman of faith, had taken yet another monumental step toward her destiny, courtesy of a divine intervention connection implemented by her Creator — as only He could.

“Facebook is getting better,” Williams wrote while ending her post.”

Amongst the reasons Williams thought it essential to give major props to the progressive movement that is social media is that she has been afforded the golden opportunity to advance the kingdom in ways unimaginable.

A longtime and beloved preacher of the gospel who is a Chicago-based motivational speaker and founder of her thriving ministry, Purposely Defined INC., Williams is widely known for having assembled the book, “Through Pain To Purpose,” an awe-inspiring, spiritually gut-checking written document that made its ceremonious appearance on the market in November 2016.

Approximately nine months removed from having officially witnessed the release of her Christian-based book, Williams’ “Through Pain To Purpose” recalls a powerfully emotional story of a courageous little girl whom, at the tender age of six, realized it was her against the world and her mother, according to a detailed description of the book at Amazon.com.

BUY EVANGELIST WILLIAMS’ BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Through-Pain-PURPOSE-Renee-Williams-ebook/dp/B01N5D8VC7

“Imagine living in a world and in a home where your dearly beloved mother is the enemy,” said a spokesperson for Williams’ book.

As if that wasn’t enough chaos and turmoil for this youngster, Williams’ book depicts the life of this young girl, who suffered mightily, thus unleased countless tears…all from the hands that, truth be told, were created to wipe her tears away.

A notable preacher of the gospel for more than 25 years, Williams is especially grateful to Almighty God for infusing within her the light of the Holy Spirit to compose a book that figures to change a generation while simultaneously breaking generational curses.

All things considered, this young girl, because of the divine calling on her life, pressed and navigated her way through arguably the most tumultuous season of her life only to live and to tell of her life-enhancing story.

“Her message to the masses is, ‘Your beginning is not your end,’ said a spokesperson for Williams book.

A book in which she needed nearly three years to complete, Williams, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, spoke in at length about how God has strategically empowered and assigned her to share before the world a book that figures to change a generation while simultaneously breaking generational curses.

CELEBRATORY OCCASION — A book in which she needed nearly three years to complete, Williams, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, spoke in at length about how God has strategically empowered and assigned her to share before the world a book that figures to change a generation while simultaneously breaking generational curses.

“(My book) is to let others know that their beginning does not have to be their end,” Williams explained. “Even though they may have suffered or are going through any type of abuse, there is a way out.”

Interesting enough while God provides for them a way of escape, Williams stressed that those who have faced similar challenges don’t merely have to sit on their testimony.

“They no longer have to remain silent, because they can tell off on the perpetrator,” said Williams, adding that her book is a continuous success thanks in large part to her husband, Ronald Williams, as well as their five children and 10 grandchildren. “And also through their hurt, they can help others and (remind them) that God can heal their brokenness through His love.”

As Williams specifically acknowledged, countless women have become greatly inspired by her book, particularly when she travels the country to promote ministry.

GOD’S DOING — Approximately nine months removed from having officially witnessed the release of her Christian-based book, Williams’ “Through Pain To Purpose” recalls a powerfully emotional story of a courageous little girl whom, at the tender age of six, realized it was her against the world and her mother, according to a detailed description of the book at Amazon.com.

“My book has ministered to many women around the world through book signings, preaching engagements, conferences, prayer breakfasts and brunches,” Williams said.

WHAT ABOUT RENEE R. WILLIAMS: http://reneerwilliams.com/

For what it’s worth, Williams’ “Through Pain To Purpose” has prompted a number individuals to become transparent much like the mastermind of this informative, thought-provoking book.

“Women have come to me afterwards and literally cried after I shared my story,” Williams recalled. “They let me know they, too, have been abused. They emailed me. They inbox me asking me to come speak at their church and share my story.”

A notable preacher of the gospel for more than 25 years, Williams is especially grateful to Almighty God for infusing within her the light of the Holy Spirit to compose a book that figures to change a generation while simultaneously breaking generational curses.

“My pain was my purpose for writing my book,” said Williams, adding that she’s being persuading to produce a second edition of her book. “I’ve suffered many years with this shame and abuse in secret. I blamed myself for the things I went through, never feeling loved from my mother, to marrying in the church at a young age only to end up in divorce and being left with four small babies while their dad chose to be a part of the gay lifestyle. Once again my heart was broken.”

Still, amongst the things about which Williams discovered was that God was there all the time.

“I turned to God to heal my hurt and He blessed me beyond words,” Williams said.

And just like that, this devout, resourceful woman of faith had taken yet another monumental step toward her destiny, courtesy of a divine intervention connection implemented by her Creator — as only He could.

 

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

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

 

Houston entrepreneur/pastor Larry Donnell Leonard II giving back in a big way through his thriving business

DALLAS — Houston-area businessman Larry Donnell Leonard II, the CEO of Teshuater who is believed to be the first black owner of an all-natural alkaline water company, is about to give back in a big way.


HARVEST SEASON UNFOLDING 

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — Aside from spreading the Gospel to the masses, Larry Donnell Leonard II, a Houston-based Pastor and the First Presiding Bishop at New Covenant Churches International, Incorporated (where his father is the Presiding Bishop) also deems it necessary to enlighten those to whom he routinely ministers on the significance of possessing and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.

On August 19, Leonard we will be traveling to Flint, Michigan, where he and his staff will donate over 13,000 gallons of alkaline water to those affected by the Flint water crisis that transpired in 2014. 

Three years ago, the drinking water source for the city of Flint was changed to the Flint River and, as a result of the insufficient water treatment, more than 100,000 residents were potentially exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water.

NATIONAL IMPACT — On August 19, Leonard we will be traveling to Flint, Michigan, where he and his staff will donate over 13,000 gallons of alkaline water to those affected by the Flint water crisis that transpired in 2014.

Consequently, after a pair of scientific studies proved lead contamination was present in the water supply, a federal state of emergency was declared in January 2016, thus giving way to Flint residents being instructed to use only bottled or filtered water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing.

As of early 2017, the water quality had returned to acceptable levels. However, residents were instructed to continue to use bottled or filtered water until all the lead pipes have been replaced, a development that is expected to be completed no sooner than 2020, according to a June 2017 report at CNN.com.

Since delving off into entrepreneurship, Donnell, a Houston-based Pastor and the First Presiding Bishop at New Covenant Churches International, Incorporated (where his father is the Presiding Bishop), has made continuous strides, in large because of the lifelong lessons and principles instilled in him by a of key individuals.

Since word spread of the Flint water crisis, Leonard told Making Headline News during a weekend interview that it has been “in my heart” to help implement change on behalf of residents of that city.  “I launched this business on May 6 (2017),” Leonard said. “God has blessed us to be in a position to make it happen.”

Since delving off into entrepreneurship, Leonard, a Houston-based Pastor and the First Presiding Bishop at New Covenant Churches International, Incorporated (where his father is the Presiding Bishop), has made continuous strides, in large because of the lifelong lessons and principles instilled in him by a host of key individuals.

SUPPORTING HIS OWN — Aside from traveling to Flint, Leonard will be hosting a Teshuater Business Expo on October 13-14 in Houston, an event that will allow him to sponsor 60 Historically Black College and University (or HBCU) students.

“There are three people that have made a major impact on my life,” said Leonard, who’s steadily enjoying success since the inception of his alkaline water business just two months ago.

Amongst his grandest supporters are his parents, Bishop Larry Donnell Leonard Sr. and Elder Dorothy Ellis-Leonard and Shuwana Leonard, his wife of 19 years.


“(My parents) have raised me to be a very caring, respectful and honest man. I pride myself in being able to be trusted regarding business.  They have supported all my business ventures in the past and they have encouraged me along the way. They have placed favor at my feet and I have been wise enough to walk in that favor.” — Houston Businessman Larry Donnell Leonard II


As for his featured business partner who also happens to his lifelong companion, Leonard said, Shuwana is the little girl in my eye. I tell people that she’s so close to me that she can even see her reflection in my eyes.  She has been my business partner since day one in 2001 when we decided to be our own bosses, and she has held it together along with myself ever since.  Anything that I need done, she’s been there and she’s very efficient at getting the job done.”

“There would be no Bishop Larry Donnell Leonard II if it wasn’t for a Shuwana Shuntale White…point, blank, period.”

The constant success, coupled with the tireless support Leonard has fielded over the years, have greatly inspired him to give back — and to give back in a big way.

Aside from traveling to Flint, Leonard will be hosting a Teshuater Business Expo on October 13-14 in Houston, an event that will allow him to sponsor 60 Historically Black College and University (or HBCU) students during which they will also be a part of the Inaugural Teshuater HBCU Pitch Competition on the event’s final day.  Registration for the event is $89 for the Expo and $20 for the Teshuater Pitch Competition.

Those planning to attend can register and purchase tickets at www.teshuater.com. Leonard is a product of Grambling State University.


GOD’S LEADING LADY

DREAMING COLLECTIVELY — As for his featured business partner who also happens to his lifelong companion, Leonard said, Shuwana is the little girl in my eye. I tell people that she’s so close to me that she can even see her reflection in my eyes.  She has been my business partner since day one in 2001 when we decided to be our own bosses, and she has held it together along with myself ever since.  Anything that I need done, she’s been there and she’s very efficient at getting the job done.”

As for the continuous success of his booming business, Leonard deemed it essential to pay homage to another special individual.

“(Growing up), I wanted to be as successful as my uncle, Wilbert Ellis,” Leonard said. “Man, this dude is 80 years old…smooth, get things done, and everyone loves him.  When it comes to business, I truly look up to him.”

Talk about an overall solid supporting cast for a Texas-based businessman whose best and brightest days are still well ahead of him.

 

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

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

 

Memphis’ Alex Farms Hickory Smoked Chicken Salad creating a continuous, massive buzz throughout the Bluff City and Mid-South

 

TEN-NES-SEE AND TASTE THIS CHICKEN SALAD, Y’ALL — An up-and-coming business that is located at 3709 South Hickory Ridge Mall in Suite 460 of the historic Hickory Hill Ridge Mall, Darwin and Kyra Henderson’s Alex Farms Hickory Smoked Chicken Salad has become a popular establishment for Memphians, giving the buzz it has created since its inception a little more than a year ago.

 

Fortunately for Memphis-based entrepreneur Kyra “Sha” Henderson, she thought it essential some time ago to thoroughly embrace the life-changing advice of her husband, Darwin Henderson.

OMG! LOOK AT THIS! Widely considered a “game changer” according to Kyra Henderson, her husband’s delectable, mouth-watering chicken salad has become one of the most sought-after products throughout the Memphis-metropolitan area, let alone a favorite amongst those who weren’t particularly fans of such a food.

That’s because her beloved companion, to his distinct credit, is responsible for encouraging his wife to broaden her entrepreneurial horizon by sharing his famous chicken salad with those outside of their family.

“After being asked several times by family and friends to make it, I thought, ‘Wait a minute, my husband might be on to something great,’” Kyra Henderson, a native Memphian, told Making Headline News this week. “So I took it to beauty shops and barbershops and it became a high demand on Saturdays.”

That Kyra Henderson had graciously heeded the advice of her husband and other family members has benefited her mightily.

So much, in fact, that the Hendersons essentially are building an impressive empire right before our very eyes as owners of Alex Farms Hickory Smoked Chicken Salad.

An up-and-coming business that is located at 3709 South Hickory Ridge Mall in Suite 460 inside the historic Hickory Ridge Mall, Alex Farms Hickory Smoked Chicken Salad has become a popular establishment for Memphians, given the buzz it has acquired since its inception a little more than a year ago.

Widely considered a “game changer” according to Kyra Henderson, her husband’s delectable, mouth-watering chicken salad has become one of the most sought-after products throughout the Memphis-metropolitan area, let alone a favorite amongst those who weren’t particularly fans of such a food.

“Our product is made fresh daily,” Kyra Henderson,  a 1991 Memphis Hamilton High graduate, said.

Not only that, what has set the Hendersons’ product aside from others similar to it is that their chicken salad is filled with a unique smoked flavor that keeps customers coming back for more.

So what is Darwin’s secret?

Good luck trying to convince him to relinquish or share a famous recipe that figures to remain undisclosed indefinitely.

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“The secret is it is full of love,” Kyra Henderson said with a straight face while displaying her customary signature smile. “We love what we do and love the smiles on our customers’ faces after they taste it.”

WE AIN’T TELLING Y’ALL NOTHING — What sets Alex Farms Hickory Smoked Chicken Salad aside from others similar to it is that its chicken salad is filled with a unique smoked flavor that keeps customers coming back for more. So what is their secret? Good luck trying to convince the Hendersons to relinquish or share a famous recipe that figures to remain undisclosed indefinitely.

So scrumptious and desirable the Hendersons’ chicken salad is that those who customarily find their way inside the Hickory Ridge Mall can’t seem to think of enough favorable names for it.

“It has been called several things like additive, unbelievable, breath-taking, and just plain out good,” Kyra Henderson said. “We don’t take this lightly being that we are husband and wife and that God gave an idea to us that has taken off by surprise.”

As if Memphians haven’t become addicted to Alex Farms Hickory Smoked Chicken Salad, it seems the Hendersons’ product is starting draw rave reviews amongst residents outside of the Bluff City.

According to Kyra Henderson, one customer actually caught a flight bound for Memphis just to make a special visit to her place of business and purchase the famous chicken salad.

Talk about having a monumental impact in a once downtrodden, storm-damaged Southeast Memphis-area mall that appears well on its way to returning back to respectability.

 

TALK OF THE TOWN — Interesting enough, the array of stories, testimonies, and positive feedback surrounding Alex Farms Hickory Smoked Chicken Salad are one what the Hendersons will cherish for a lifetime.

“What we found out was all different ages and ethnic backgrounds love our product, so we decided to step out on faith and open up in the Hickory Ridge Mall Food Court, which is an area that is on the road back to thriving again for businesses,” Kyra Henderson explained. “We have now been located in the Hickory Ridge Mall for little over a year, and it has been absolutely amazing how our business has thrived in this mall.”

Interesting enough, the array of stories, testimonies, and positive feedback surrounding Alex Farms Hickory Smoked Chicken Salad are what the Hendersons will cherish for a lifetime.

Heck, you’ve just gotta love Darwin, the mastermind behind what is shaping up to be a family-oriented empire — with God, their Helper, leading the way.

“My husband has always enjoyed cooking for friends and family, and this product was made by my husband for our son’s graduation dinner when he graduated from elementary school and he is now a senior in college,” Kyra Henderson said. The name (of the business) comes from our daughter, whose her name is Alex. She is the taste tester. She tells her dad what is needed for each batch to go out perfectly every time.”

In that case, heck, you’ve just gotta love Alex too.

 

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