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Florida gospel recording phenom ‘4G’ making remarkable strides as the face of GrandMaster Entertainment LLC


Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. (Psalm 96:1 NIV)


4-GOD BE THE GLORY

GLOBAL IMPACT — Widely known amongst his peers as “4G,” Jimmy Gathers, 44, is the CEO and Founder of GrandMaster Entertainment LLC, his Panama City, Florida-based company that has come full circle amid his more than 15 years in the music entertainment arena.

Above far as the above Biblical passage goes, Jimmy Orlando Gathers, Jr. spiritual resume is such that he customarily sings unto the Lord a new song.

Or, in his case, he raps, too.
“Aside from being in the music industry, on a personal level, it’s more about my family’s legacy,” Gathers, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, explaining the awe-inspiring events that have greatly afforded him the golden opportunity to function in his element. “Let me elaborate.”
Alright, then.
Have at it.
“Not only am I a musician…personally, I’m also a black man who’s not only trying to get beyond racial barriers, but I’m also trying to break generational curses that so many other black men in the black community face by not leaving an inheritance for the family and extended families.”
Given the immeasurable strides Gathers have made in recent years as a giftedly talented entertainer, it’s safe to assume his best and brightest days are well ahead of him in this, an ever-so-competitive music industry.

MORE ON 4G: https://www.4grapmusic.com/

Widely known amongst his peers as “Jay Gathers” — which is accompanied by the nickname, “4G” — Gathers is the CEO and Founder of GrandMaster Entertainment LLC, his Panama City, Florida-based company that has come full circle amid his more than 15 years in the music entertainment arena.

Widely regarded as an accomplished gospel hip-hop and Christian hip-hop recording artist, what’s so intriguing about 4G’s achievements is that he’s going to great lengths to help advance the kingdom in ways unimaginable.

Credit the fact that he’s steadfastly on fire for God as arguably the grandest reasons why.

Because, after all, even aside from having evolved as a fixture in the Body of Christ, 4G doesn’t shy away from the notion that only what you do for Christ will last.


“(I love) providing great music, great entertainment, and giving people the message of the gospel,” said 4G, a native of Apalachicola, Florida. “More importantly, it blesses me to see people’s lives changed, because they can relate to the transparency in my music.”


A 1993 graduate of Panama City’s Bay High School, 4G earned his undergraduate degree from Florida State University. Prior to that, he was enrolled at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, where he earned General Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees in Fire Science, which ultimately gave way to his becoming a certified fire fighter.

GOD’S PLAN…GOD’S PLAN — Even aside from having evolved as a fixture in the Body of Christ, 4G doesn’t shy away from the notion that only what you do for Christ will last.

While 4G is fully aware that knowledge is power, music has always been his primary passion.

In fact, 4G’s musical gifts, by all accounts, are a part of the divine purpose for which he was created.

How else to explain why he’s had the luxury of working alongside some of the gospel music industry’s finest and most prominent personalities?

Widely regarded as an accomplished gospel hip-hop and Christian hip-hop recording artist, what’s so intriguing about 4G’s achievements is that he’s going to great lengths to help advance the kingdom in ways unimaginable.

“I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with two-time Stellar award winner Canton Jones,” said 4G, calling off names of gospel celebs as if he’s handing out diplomas. “He’s actually featured on four projects off my newly released album entitled, ‘Unqualified.’ “I also have collaborations with Mr. Del (previously of Three Six Mafia) and Born Divine of the Wu Tang Family.”

Wait. There’s more.

“I also have projects produced by well- known producers who’ve produced for other mainstream artists such as Supa Cool — Kevin Gates, Gucci Mane, Shaquille O’Neal — and Lady Trauma (Missy Elliot),” 4G said.

IN HIS OWN WORDS — “Not only am I a musician…personally, I’m also a black man who’s not only trying to get beyond racial barriers, but I’m also trying to break generational curses that so many other black men in the black community face by not leaving an inheritance for the family and extended families.”

“I’ve appeared twice on Bobby Jones Presents in Nashville, appeared on America’s Got Anointing (The Word Network) in Atlanta, performed the last two years at showcases in Las Vegas during the Stellar Awards, was an opening act for Le’Andria Johnson in Charlotte, appeared on the front cover of Soul Central Magazine (March, 2019 Edition), the front cover of Gospel USA Magazine (October, 2019 Edition), won the 2019 Holy Hip-Hop artist of the Year award in North Carolina.”

Hold up. He’s still not finished disclosing of his laundry list of accolades.

4G’s musical gifts, by all accounts, are a part of the divine purpose for which he was created. How else to explain why he’s had the luxury of working alongside some of the gospel music industry’s finest and most prominent personalities?

“I’ve been nominated for numerous other (awards) to include as the V.O.G.M.A., Steeple Awards, and Soul Central Awards,” said 4G, who has been the beneficiary of ongoing media coverage and exposure.

As for the upcoming New Year, 4G is overwhelmingly enthused, in large part because greater is on the way, he said.

“(The year) 2020 is looking very promising as I’m planning more musical events at major churches in bigger markets, radio interviews, recording more visuals and music videos, recording and releasing more new music, etc.,” 4G said.


HOLDIN’ IT DOWN 

For what it’s worth, 4G emphasized, among other things, that his primary objective is to glorify God through his musical gifts, all the while leaving a last impression as a result.

“As stated in Proverbs 13:22, a good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous,” 4G said. “When my father died years ago, he didn’t leave anything behind financially that I — as his son — could be proud of. That feeling that I felt during that time in my life is one I never want my sons and daughters to feel. That is what propels me daily in my business venture.”

Eloquently stated by a giftedly talented child of God, whose spiritual resume is such that he customarily sings unto the Lord a new song.

Or, in his case, raps, too.

Given the immeasurable strides 4G have made in his recent years as a giftedly talented entertainer, it’s safe to assume his best and brightest days are well ahead of him in this, an ever-so-competitive music industry.

For more information on Jimmy Orlando Gathers, Jr. — aka 4G — of GrandMaster Entertainment, LLC, to schedule him for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 402.603-2404. Also, connect with him via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/jay.gathers or send email to: jaygathers@4grapmusic.com.


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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 makingheadlinenews@gmail.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Florida businesswoman Pearl E. Chiarenza emerging as one of nation’s finest Naturopathic Health and Life Coaches

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES PEARL KNAPP-CHIARENZA


Not only is Pearl E. Chiarenza widely known as a thriving, progressive, resourceful businesswoman, who discovered and wrote down her life-enhancing vision some seven years ago.

To her credit, she’s a flourishing entrepreneur, one who has gone to great lengths to run with it.

A native of San Diego, Chiarenza, 53, is an accomplished Brandon, Florida-based Naturopathic Health and Life Coach, a career whereby she is afforded the golden opportunity to motivate and empower clients on what she describes as their health journey as well as life challenges.

NATIONAL IMPACT — An entrepreneurship endeavor that has allowed her to put her immeasurable skills on display in a variety of places around the country — most notably in Florida, Texas, Utah, she acknowledged — Pearl E. Chiarenza said it is due in large part to her competitive drive in an ever-so-competitive industry that has given way to sustained success as a Naturopathic Health and Life Coach.

“We provide tools needed to live a healthier life based on their health profile goals and vision,” Chiarenza, the owner and chief executive officer of Women’s Successful Living, told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

Not only that, Chiarenza’s globally-acclaimed venture customarily offers two notable programs for clients looking to lose weight, one of which her clients are assigned to a strict protein program, the other that is centered largely on clients eating a combination of good carbs, fats, and proteins.


“Our life coaching includes clients’ goals and helping them to find the answers they have within to the challenges they are having from moving forward with a dream, overcome being bullied, building confidence, to getting promoted in a career.” — Florida Businesswoman Pearl E. Chiarenza 


An entrepreneurship endeavor that has allowed her to put her immeasurable skills on display in a variety of places around the country — most notably in Florida, Texas, Utah, she acknowledged — Chiarenza said it is due in large part to her competitive drive in an ever-so-competitive industry that has given way to sustained success as a Naturopathic Health and Life Coach.

“Where I previously trained and lost my weight on my journey, the owner told me that I would not be able to succeed without her, and that empowered me to prove not only to her, but to myself that God has set this journey for me, and the only person that will hold me back will be myself,” said Chiarenza, who officially became a Naturopathic Health Coach Life Coach graduate this year. “Seven years later not, only am I succeeding, I am also inspiring others to see their inner pearl of greatness.”


MORE ON PEARL KNAPP-CHIARENZA:  
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Amongst the biggest reasons Chiarenza is greatly propelling others to rediscover the best version of themselves is because she’s an entrepreneur whose reputation is such that she displays having a heart for people.

“(I love) seeing the success of my clients on their health journey,” Chiarenza said. “Knowing I am inspiring them and helping them to live longer means they are enjoying their successes and will be able to do so longer.”

IN HER ELEMENT — A native of San Diego, Pearl E. Chiarenza, 53, is an accomplished Brandon, Florida-based Naturopathic Health and Life Coach, a career whereby she is afforded the golden opportunity to motivate and empower clients on what she describes as their health journey as well as life challenges.

Talk about running diligently with the vision — and mission, of course — to which God strategically introduced her.

“My mission is to empower our young adults to begin a healthier lifestyle at an early age and to begin working on their vision, so they do not have to wait when older to achieve their goals and our other clients to see that vision within their inner oyster and inspire them to see it as a beautiful pearl of greatness,” said Chiarenza, who business venture accommodates individuals ranging in ages 14 to 65.

As for her business-related itinerary, Chiarenza will be hosting a wellness event on November 5 and will be spearheading her company’s rebrand launch on November 9 at the Sparkman House.

HEART OF PEARLS AND GOLD — Amongst the biggest reasons Chiarenza is greatly propelling others to rediscover the best version of themselves is because she’s an entrepreneur, whose reputation is such that she displays having a heart for people.

Also, to kick off the New Year, Chiarenza will take part in what is dubbed the Create Your 2019 Vision Board on January 5. She will then host the Worth It PJ Retreat from April 5-7.

“Growing up, I was very shy and was picked on, because of my looks, last name, and shyness,” Chiarenza said. “In addition, because of a childhood, tragedy it is important to me to touch my clients’ inner core and encourage them to find their strength to achieve their life and health goals.

“I have seen women leave abusive relationships, close and start businesses, and become mentors to others, because of my coaching or attending a retreat I have hosted.”

That’s because she’s widely known as a thriving, progressive, resourceful businesswoman, who didn’t just discover and wrote down her life-enhancing vision some seven years ago.

Rather, she’s a flourishing entrepreneur, who has gone to great lengths to run with it.


For more information about Brandon, Florida-based Author/Businesswoman Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza. Also, send email to: pearl@bodyworkshwc.com. Also, connect with her at womenssuccessfulliving.com.


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Florida author Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza helping others discover their ‘inner strength’ through her trio of books

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES PEARL KNAPP-CHIARENZA


It doesn’t matter how discomforting and discouraging the issues of life occasional become for Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza, the perseverance of this devout woman is such that she’s going to become destined to, you know, discover her inner strength.

Every single chance she gets.

“Being able to share my story to inspire others to find their inner strength to push thru the challenges of being an entrepreneur and becoming a healthier version of themselves,” Knapp-Chiarenza, during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, said when asked what is the single, most underlying reason she chose to produce her awe-inspiring books.

GODLY CIRCLE OF PEARLS — For Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza, a Brandon, Florida-based Naturopathic Health and Life Coach, “Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6” is arguably her most respected and most sought after written document of her trio of books, in large part because it widely known for taking her reading audience on what is known as the journey of real life lessons, obstacles, the notable think tank processes, as mentioned in a detail breakdown of this book at Amazon.com.

One book in particular to which Knapp-Chiarenza is alluding is entitled, “Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6.”

For Knapp-Chiarenza, a Brandon, Florida-based Naturopathic Health and Life Coach, “Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6” is arguably her most respected and most sought after written document of her trio of books, in large part because it widely known for taking her reading audience on what is known as the journey of real life lessons, obstacles, the notable think tank processes, as mentioned in a detail breakdown of this book at Amazon.com.

BUY PEARL’S FEATURED BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Her-Brand-Kimberly-Pitts/dp/1542534968

A MUST READ — A book that is comprised of 146 pages and is forwarded by author and businesswoman Kimberly Pitts, Knapp-Chiarenza was afforded the golden opportunity to make her presence felt through “Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6” after having attended a women’s retreat two years ago, during which she met the publisher.

Not only that, “Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6” even addresses life’s occasional disappointments and, most importantly, the victories of 12 successful female entrepreneurs, all of whom have turned their brand into what they label catalysts for their business successes.

“You will learn power moves on how to take your brand from zero to shero,” said an Amazon.com spokesperson for “Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6.” Be prepared to be swept off your feet with their stories.”

A book that is comprised of 146 pages and is forwarded by author and businesswoman Kimberly Pitts, Knapp-Chiarenza was afforded the golden opportunity to make her presence felt through “Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6,” most notably after having attended a women’s retreat two years ago, during which she met the publisher.


BUY THE SUCCESS FACTOR HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Success-Factor-Stories-Successful-Entrepreneurs/dp/1947054929

MAKING THEIR PRESENCE FELT — A written work
Knapp-Chiarenza composed in part with fellow author Cheryl Polote-Williamson, these bestselling and award-award winning authors earlier this month were recipient for The African American Literary Award in the Short Stories and Anthologies Category during an awards ceremony that was held in New York.

To her credit and much to her delight, her remarkably compelling writings are on display in two other books.

Knapp-Chiarenza also contributed mightily to the book entitled, “Behind Her Weight Loss,” which was officially released in 2017.

She contributed also to the book, “The Success Factor,” which also made its presence on the market last year.

“Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6” even addresses life’s occasional disappointments and, most importantly, the victories of 12 successful female entrepreneurs, all of whom have turned their brand into what they label catalysts for their business successes.

A written work she composed in part with fellow author Cheryl Polote-Williamson, these bestselling and award-award winning authors earlier this month were recipient for The African American Literary Award in the Short Stories and Anthologies Category during an awards ceremony that was held in New York.

The feedback since the release of her authorship projects has been overwhelmingly favorable for Knapp-Chiarenza, a West Palm Beach, Florida native.

“I have had women share that they can feel the positivity I share with my clients in person, and have used the tools when making decisions on their business or health journey,” said Knapp-Chiarenza, who’s also the owner and chief executive officer of Bodyworks Health & Wellness Center.

MORE ON PEARL KNAPP-CHIARENZA: 
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THEY ALL LOVE PEARL — The feedback since the release of her authorship projects has been overwhelmingly favorable for this West Palm Beach, Florida native.

Widely known as the community liaison for The Sylvia Thomas Center for Adoptive and Foster Families whereby she’s allowed to share her story and the institution’s success with others and in her business — most notably by providing a percentage of its income from working with our clients to the center — Knapp-Chiarenza has announced that other books are forthcoming.


“Writing my stories has led me to writing my own anthology called, ‘Finding Your Pearl,’ with 12 women sharing their stories of being touched by my coaching or attending my retreats,” Knapp-Chiarenza said. “In addition, our oldest was born of our heart and raising him has open our world to see how society reacts to our family dynamics. I am working with my son on a book titled, ‘Raising An Adoptive Child Of Color In A White World,’ detailing the trials and tribulations we have endured together and individually.”


FABULOUS TANDEM — Along with fellow writer
Cheryl Polote-Williamson, Knapp-Chiarenza  co-authored the book, Success Factor, which also made its presence on the market last year.

As for her itinerary, Knapp-Chiarenza will be speaking with a Brandon-area nonprofit organization on November 7, as well as during the Visioning And Women With A Purpose event in March 2019, she said.

“(These books) have inspired me to keep pushing thru and opening my oyster to the path (God) has prepared for me,” Knapp-Chiarenza said.

Amongst the biggest reasons is that it doesn’t matter how discomforting and discouraging the issues of life occasional become for this beloved, big-hearted author and businesswoman.

The perseverance of this devout woman is such that she’s going to become destined to, you know, discover her inner strength. 

Every single chance she gets.


For more information about Brandon, Florida-based Author/Businesswoman Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza. Also, send email to: pearl@bodyworkshwc.com. Also, connect with her at womenssuccessfulliving.com.


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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.

Tampa’s Michelle Greene Rhodes savoring the best of both worlds as a medical professional, entrepreneur

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES MICHELLE GREENE RHODES


One thing about Michelle Greene Rhodes, she’s fully aware of the purpose for which God has created her.

She’s not just aware of it, mind you.

Given the progressive and flourishing strides she’s made over the years, Rhodes’ reputation is such that she’s destined to go above and beyond to live her best life as an accomplished medical professional.

And not just live and savor her best life but, most importantly, she’s committed to helping others follow suit.

WHAT ABOUT MICHELLE? 
 www.MichelleRhodesOnline.com

COACH ENTREPRENEUR — A native of St Petersburg, Florida who boasts a solid career as a registered nurse, Michelle Greene Rhodes is the mastermind by an immeasurable coaching business, which allows her to inspire and empower nurses into entrepreneurship.

“(I want) to see more nurses fulfilled by their purpose,” Rhodes, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explaining her mission that has benefited her mightily as a thriving, progressive businesswoman.

A native of St Petersburg, Florida who boasts a solid career as a registered nurse, Rhodes is the mastermind by an immeasurable coaching business, which allows her to inspire and empower nurses into entrepreneurship.

“(I have) the desire to see nurses fulfill their dreams and passion outside of the hospital,” said Rhodes, explaining how her competitive drive in life has helped propel her for her business venture. “We have so much to offer. I love the freedom it brings and the purpose it fulfills.”


BUY MICHELLE GREENE RHODES’ BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Nurse-Echelon-Victorious-Anthology/dp/0692980768

MAJOR CAREER MILESTONE — In May 2018, Rhodes witnessed the much-anticipated release of her first book entitled, “The Nurse Echelon: A Victorious Nurse Anthology.”

For Rhodes, who currently resides in Tampa, her well-publicized track record as an RN has been nothing short of remarkable.

That’s because aside from customarily caring for and tending to those who are in dire need of medical help, Rhodes can be appropriately deemed a woman of many hats, considering she is a gifted author and public speaker.

In May 2018, Rhodes witnessed the much-anticipated release of her first book entitled, “The Nurse Echelon: A Victorious Nurse Anthology.”

Comprised of 220 pages, Rhodes’ “The Nurse Echelon: A Victorious Nurse Anthology” is centered mostly on the spiritually-enhancing subject that is victory, most notably how victory has been commonly defined as what she describes as the overcoming of an enemy or antagonist.

“In life, many of us have had to triumph over trials and tribulations to meet a particular goal in life,” said a spokesperson for Rhodes recently-released book at Amazon.com. “Those who do not allow hardships to defeat them have been known as overcomers. When it comes to becoming a nurse or enduring a nursing career, it is known that the schooling is rigorous, the work is tough, the shifts are long and there are some nights that we cannot sleep due to thinking about the shift before. This anthology was created to inspire women, nurses and future nurses to not give up when hard times come. You see, after the rain comes the sunshine.”

A pretty empowering synopsis of a scintillating written document that will be on display when Rhodes hosts her fourth book signing, this time on Saturday, October 20 at a Tampa-area Barnes And Noble.

“We’ll also be launching my 2nd Annual Nurses Book Drop, (during which) I (introduce) 10 nurses as authors,” Rhodes said. “Last year’s event was a huge success.”

A coaching business that went into full operations in November 2016, Rhodes emphasized, among other things, that her sustained success has come to fruition, courtesy of her fervent desire to esteem and inspire others daily.

TEAM RHODES — For Rhodes, who currently resides in Tampa, her well-publicized track record as an RN has been nothing short of remarkable. That’s because aside from customarily caring for and tending to those who are in dire need of medical help, Rhodes can be appropriately deemed a woman of many hats, considering she is a gifted author and public speaker.

“Having stayed the course and achieved my own dreams, I find joy in helping others attain theirs as well.” — Michelle Greene Rhodes


A business venture that mostly accommodates women ranging in ages 28 to 48, Rhodes has been afforded the golden opportunity to put her work-related gifts on display in a variety of places, even as far as in the Bahamas.

Interestingly, in May 2019, she will be empowering women in Paris, France along with internationally-acclaimed speaker, Cheryl Wood.

“Having stayed the course and achieved my own dreams, I find joy in helping others attain theirs as well,” Rhodes said. 

Now we know why she’s fully aware of the purpose for which God has created her.


For more information about Tampa, Florida-based Author/Businesswoman Michelle Greene Rhodes, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Michelle Greene Rhodes. Also, send email to: michelle@michellerhodesonline.com.


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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.

Recent NFL Hall of Fame inductee Ray Lewis amongst Florida businessman Dr. Casuel Pitts’ grandest supporters

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For Dr. Casuel Pitts, it was undoubtedly the most memorable 500 bucks someone had ever given him in his entire life.

“When I was 11 years old, my father put $500 in my hand for work that I did for his business,” Dr. Pitts recalled. “His entrepreneurship (endeavor) is what drove me to be my own boss.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR — A native of Kankakee, Illinois who was raised mostly in Brooklyn, New York, DrCasuel Pitts, 33, is owner and chief executive officer of Ultimate Discount Services INC., an Orlando, Florida-based company that was created with the everyday consumer in mind, particularly with regards to focusing on what is known as everyday unforeseen incidents that many most likely don’t plan for, according to detailed breakdown Dr. Pitts’ venture at https://udsinc.us/.

And just like that, it was — much to the delight of Dr. Pitts — a nice little stash of cash that would essentially change his life forever.

That’s because after more than 22 years removed from such a memorable exchange between Pitts and his father, this young, vibrant, progressive businessman has gone to great lengths to not just establish his own entrepreneurship ambitions, but to tackle them head on.

A native of Kankakee, Illinois who was raised mostly in Brooklyn, New York, Pitts, 33, is owner and chief executive officer of Ultimate Discount Services INC., an Orlando, Florida-based company that was created with the everyday consumer in mind, particularly with regards to focusing on what is known as everyday unforeseen incidents that many most likely don’t plan for, according to detailed breakdown Dr. Pitts’ venture at https://udsinc.us/.

ALL STAR LINEUP — A company that went into full operations four years ago, Ultimate Discount Services INC. is widely known for accommodating consumers with things such as car accidents, dropped cell phones, traffic violations, and medical visits, just to name few.

A company that went into full operations four years ago, Ultimate Discount Services INC. is widely known for accommodating consumers with things such as car accidents, dropped cell phones, traffic violations, and medical visits, just to name few.

Former NFL star and recent Hall of Fame inductee Ray Lewis of Baltimore Ravens is the company’s President.

And now for this extremely vital disclaimer.

MORE ON ULTIMATE DISCOUNT SERVICES INC.: https://udsinc.us/

DAD KNOWS BEST — After more than 22 years removed from such a memorable exchange between Pitts and his father, this young, vibrant, progressive businessman has gone to great lengths to not just establish his own entrepreneurship ambitions, but to tackle them head on.

“Now, let’s clear up one major misconception. We are not insurance,” said a spokesperson for Ultimate Discount Services (or USD). “We offer a unique membership platform comprised of 16 powerful services that give you that extra piece of mind when life unexpectedly happens and you’re not financially in a place to accommodate certain situations.”

During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Dr. Pitts emphasized that USD headlines one of his companies.

“The core of UDS is reimbursements,” Dr. Pitts explained. “Our goal is to help people save money while educating them on how important credit, investments, and entrepreneurship are. It is important for consumers to realize that UDS is not insurance and, although we have similarities, our focus is to make sure reimbursements are received on things you cannot control.”

Former NFL star and recent Hall of Fame inductee Ray Lewis of Baltimore Ravens is the President of the Orlando, Florida-based Ultimate Discount Services INC. (Getty Images Photo)

Interestingly, this notable businessman raises questions many consumers customarily pose daily.

“Ask yourself: When was the last time you or someone you know damaged a cell phone?” Dr. Pitts said. “What about the last time you or someone you know received some type of traffic ticket? What about medical, dental, and vision co-pays? These are just a few things that we reimburse on.”

An entrepreneur tenure that spans more two decades, Dr. Pitts’ featured business venture caters mostly to those whom he refers to as the “millennial drive with the wisdom of the baby boomers and Generation X.”

MORE THAN QUALIFIED — Having earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Dr. Pitts earned a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Advertising, and Doctorate Degrees in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership and Organization.

Interestingly, Dr. Pitts’ company accommodates people nationwide and, according to him, USD is steadfastly devising ways to become a globally-acclaimed venture by the year 2020.

Having earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Dr. Pitts earned a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Advertising, and Doctorate Degrees in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership and Organization.

“My personal mission for this business is what God hires me to do and that’s to make this brand, Ultimate Discount Services INC, a ministry and to help as many people as I can save money, build credit and invest smarter,” said Dr. Pitts, adding that aside from God, his grandest inspirations are his wife, Lewis, as well as the marketing consultants who play a major roll with helping build his brand.

GIVING BACK BIG TIME — An entrepreneur tenure that spans more two decades, Dr. Pitts’ featured business venture caters mostly to those whom he refers to as the “millennial drive with the wisdom of the baby boomers and Generation X.”

“I love God. I love people. I promote positive energy only,” Dr. Pitts continued. “My excitement about knowledge is similar to a kid in the candy store, and I always made myself accessible to it. The passion that I carry about business is like no other. I tend to get a bit animated and engulfed in a debate or conversation that develops on how to start, structure, or build a business. We as the human race lack more knowledge than we are aware of, and that’s why I feel that God is putting me in the position to mold me in order to help organize that category, but that is another story.”

What a difference 500 bucks have made.

For more information about Orlando, Florida-based Businessman Dr. Casuel Pitts of Ultimate Discount Services INC., call 224.656.1767. Also, connect with him at: www.udsinc.us; www.myempire.club; https://form.jotform.com/udscredit/credit-vs-wealth-book.


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U.S. Army Veteran Staff Sergeant Sabrina Dennard making global strides as an International Empowerment Speaker

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Sabrina Dennard isn’t just a businesswoman whose primary objective includes, among other things, to have a national impact.

Rather, amongst her notable objectives to have more of an international presence.

An internationally-acclaimed entrepreneur in her own right, Dennard is the Founder and chief executive officer of Dennard Agency Empowerment Group, LLC, a globally-oriented venture whereby she is the afforded the luxury of functioning primarily as an International Empowerment Speaker, Author, Philanthropist, and a Spoken Word Artist.

“God gave me everything within to speak and create life into my business and my clients,” Dennard, 46, during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, said, explaining what she loves mostly about her business  venture.

MAKING GLOBAL NOISE — An internationally-acclaimed entrepreneur in her own right, Sabrina Dennard is the Founder and chief executive officer of Dennard Agency Empowerment Group, LLC, a globally-oriented venture whereby she is the afforded the luxury of functioning primarily as an International Empowerment Speaker, Author, Philanthropist, and a Spoken Word Artist.

What is especially intriguing is that Dennard, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and a U.S. Army Veteran Staff Sergeant, Florida, oversees the day-to-day operations of her business outside of the United States, most notably from Baghdad, Iraq, where she’s resided for the past two years.

That, after all, is amongst the reasons Dennard is thoroughly committed to having a global impact as a progressive and thriving businesswoman.

“(My business is centered on) creating an outlet to true freedom for women, men children of all nations regardless of race, color, creed, faith, or religion through words and thought transformation,” Dennard said. “There are so many supposed ways out there to obtaining desires, dreams, and goals, but none of them are truly telling the secret to success. They get us to a point and that’s it. I actually have the proven method to achieving it all.”

IMPRESSIVE INDEED — What is especially intriguing is that Dennard, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and a U.S. Army Veteran Staff Sergeant, Florida, oversees the day-to-day operations of her business outside of the United States, most notably from Baghdad, Iraq, where she’s resided for the past two years.

For Dennard, she doesn’t shy away from the notion that such a proven method has surfaced with a cost.

“Continued failure, hurt, pain, my desire to see my parents’ and children’s dreams come true was and still is my drive,” said Dennard, explaining how her competitive drive in life has fueled her desire to jumpstart her endeavor. “To see so many nations in turmoil because of limited access to reach and achieve their dreams is my drive. My passion for people is my constant drive.”

As for her personal mission for functioning in the God-mandated calling, Dennard emphasized that what it all boils down to is achieving her lifelong dreams, coupled with her fervent ambition that is centered on continuing to be what she calls “an iconic light to open not only my eyes to see the invisible power, but others as well,” she says without hesitation.

GOD’S PLAN — As for her personal mission for functioning the God-mandated calling, Dennard emphasized that what it all boils down to is achieving her lifelong dreams, coupled with her fervent ambition that is centered on continuing to be what she calls “an iconic light to open not only my eyes to see the invisible power, but others as well,” she says without hesitation.

An endeavor that caters mostly to individuals ranging in ages five years to  90 — “and up,” she said — Dennard’s empowerment group has allowed her to put her immeasurable leadership skills on display in a variety of establishments around the global, most notably in Iraq, where she’s presently under contract, which has enabled her to be what she deems a “constant encouragement” to the U.S. military soldiers during their deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Poland, Kuwait.

“I have been requested to travel to London,” said Dennard, alluding to her immeasurable body of work and contributions as a military veteran. “I have worked and still work with many people from many backgrounds. Never a dull moment and I love it.”

An endeavor that caters mostly to individuals ranging in ages five years to 90 — “and up,” she said — Dennard’s empowerment group has allowed her to put her immeasurable leadership skills on display in a variety of establishments around the global, most notably in Iraq, where she’s presently under contract, which has enabled her to be what she deems a “constant encouragement” to the U.S. military soldiers during their deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Poland, Kuwait.

As for the sustained success through her business venture, Dennard would be remiss if she did not give credit to her late father, Artist Ernest Dennard Sr., who was once commissioned by former President Jimmy Carter to embellish the walls of The Rural Georgia Telephone Museum with a mural of his art in Plains, Georgia.  Also, her mother, Etheron Dennard, as well as her grandmother, Theron Tolbert-Jones, has had massive impacts on helping her dreams to become a reality.

A globally-acclaimed reality, that is.

“They always believed I would do great things in this world,” Dennard said of those who make up her solid support system. “I would say the people in power positions I admire are Condoleezza Rice, Francis Berwick, Ana Botin, Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce Carter, Warren Buffett, Harriet Tubman, Michelle and Barack Obama.”

UK BOUND? “I have been requested to travel to London,” said Dennard, alluding to her immeasurable body of work and contributions as a military veteran. “I have worked and still work with many people from many backgrounds. Never a dull moment and I love it.”

Armed with more than a decade of experience in this ever-so-competitive empowerment industry, Dennard has grasped a thorough concept of why God has strategically chosen her to empower the massive for such a time as now.

“That is the reason we are all here,” said Dennard, adding that she’s presently working on producing a short film (called “Evening Street”) for her awe-inspiring book entitled, “Extra, Extra Read All About It: Evening Street, The Beginning.”

Dennard is the mastermind behind the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Extra, Extra Read All About It: Evening Street, The Beginning.”

“The universe is one tied to multiverses…a tree in which we all are branches, extending in different directions, but we all represent the beauty of this tree in various faiths, beliefs, and opinions. We can and should embrace and empower each other.”

Something by which she’s executes daily.

All around the globe.

For more information about International Empowerment Speaker Sabrina Dennard, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Sabrina Dennard. Also, send email to: sabrinadennard@yahoo.com.


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Florida author Janice Harris overcomes Sarcoma Cancer, writes an emotionally life-changing book

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During Janice Harris’ undergraduate days at the University of South Florida in Tampa, she strongly considered — and studied — journalism, although she had ultimately earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication.

Given the immeasurable strides she’s made as a writer in recent years, it’s safe to assume that Harris is, in some aspects, is a journalist in her own right.

PRAYER ANSWERED — Even while weathering the dreaded storm that is cancer, Floridian Janice Harris had become engaged in a rather intriguing dialogue with her Creator, one that eventually gave way to her becoming the mastermind behind the life-changing book entitled, “Through the Fire: A Miraculous Journey.”

That’s because Harris — even while pressing and navigating her way through arguably the darkest hours of her life — had steadfastly obeyed the voice of God by composing a book that is presently having a massive kingdom impact.

“I was recuperating from Sarcoma cancer, after having gone through chemo, two types of radiation, and a major surgery to remove the tumor,” an emotional Harris told Making Headline News this week.

Even while weathering the dreaded storm that is cancer, Harris had become engaged in a rather intriguing dialogue with her Creator, one that eventually gave way to her becoming the mastermind behind the life-changing book entitled, “Through the Fire: A Miraculous Journey.”

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A book that is comprised of 196 pages, Harris’ “Through the Fire: A Miraculous Journey” was officially released earlier this month and, much to her delight, has already generated an assortment of five-star reviews at Amazon.com.

Harris’ “Through the Fire: A Miraculous Journey” was officially released earlier this month and, much to her delight, has already generated an assortment of five-star reviews at Amazon.com. The hard copy of Harris’ book debuted February 24. The book recently became available on Kindle, a version that is comprised of 196 pages. 

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A retiree of the State of Florida who is a seasoned minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Harris’ “Through the Fire: A Miraculous Journey” is highlighted large by her telling her story of what she dubs as a “survival,” or the miracle she had ultimately received.

Interestingly, she then gives inspiration to anyone dealing with what she appropriately describes as life’s most difficult trials and circumstances. In addition, Harris takes her reading audience through her turbulent journey that is comprised of an array of emotions and struggles, one that shows how she was determined to depend on her faith in God to bring her through it.

WOMAN THOU ART LOOSE — Fortunately for Harris, a native of Jacksonville, even as she battled her dreaded disease, it seemed that God was already moving on her behalf, thus preparing for her a way of escape.

“Many people give up while facing tough situations,” said a spokesperson for Harris’ book at Amazon.com. “Others who struggle to find answers as to why they are going through become bitter and angry at God and at life itself. In this story, you will be inspired to hold on despite what you are going through.”

Fortunately for Harris, a native of Leesburg, Florida, even as she battled her dreaded disease, it seemed that God was already moving on her behalf, thus preparing for her a way of escape.

“I heard in my spirit to write my experience down in a book, and then I saw a quick picture flash before my face of what the cover should look like and the title,” said Harris, explaining the vision that was revealed to her while battling cancer. “I did not keep pictures or notes during my bout with cancer, so I had to remember everything I went through. Because it was a crucial journey, I could remember everything vividly.”

THE GALATIANS 6:9 FACTOR — A retiree of the State of Florida who is a seasoned minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Harris’ “Through the Fire: A Miraculous Journey” is highlighted large by her telling her story of what she dubs as a “survival,” or the miracle she had ultimately received.

A book she essentially began composing sometime in 2012, Harris had finally finished her initial written document in February of this year.

“It is a short book, but I tried to put as many details as I could,” Harris said.

To her credit, she did just that, considering the feedback since her book’s ceremonious release have been overwhelmingly favorable.

“I have received good feedback mainly from family and friends who have read the book thus far,” Harris said. “Due to a local move and other projects going on around the time that I published my book until now, I have not done any major promotion. The few written reviews on Amazon thus far are good. I am just getting around to doing a Kindle e-book this week, and expect more traffic on the book. I am also still hoping to do a book signing in the near future, even though my book has been out since late February.”

Despite a recent relocation and other things about which Harris has had to address, what matters at this point is that her new book is finally where it belongs: on the market.

Which, as a result, means its best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

“I have always believed God has a great purpose and plan for my life,” said Harris, adding that other books are forthcoming, most notably one on poetry in memory of her mother, who passed away in 2011 at the age of 88. “I have always been a leader and an encourager. I love to help and encourage others. I do so daily whether it is simply on my Facebook page, at church from the pulpit, in the store, or anywhere else that I go. I am a witness for Jesus Christ and it is definitely a desire given by my Creator. I feel that I have also been given the gift to write, and I want to do more of that.”

While Harris labels her new book as “just a portion of my story,” amongst the things about which she deems gratifying is that God strategically handpicked her to produce such a remarkably brilliant project for such a time as now.

IT IS FINISHED — A book she essentially began composing sometime in 2012, Harris had finally finished her initial written document in February of this year.

“When I found a small bump on my right femur around the hamstring area in December 2011, I had no idea what that would lead to,” Harris said.

What’s especially astounding about that seemingly discouraging day in December 2011 was that God all along had a miraculously blessing with her name on it.

A blessing that came wrapped up in a book that is having a massive kingdom impact.

For more information about Florida-based Author Janice Harris, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Janice Harris. Also, send email to: 13harris@bellsouth.net.


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Atlanta author Shonta L. Thomas overcomes the spirit of ‘fear,’ writes a compelling book of poems

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Shonta L. Thomas is a poet.

For the record, she’s a pretty darn good and resourceful one in her own right.

“I’ve actually wanted to write this book for some time now…like for years,” Thomas told Making Headline News this week.

The book to which Thomas is alluding is her August 15 released  project entitled, “Matters Of The Mind: Life Edition.”

A book that is comprised of an array of this brilliant writer’s intriguing poems, Thomas’ primary objective for composing “Matters Of The Mind: Life Edition” is centered largely on various situations that are often experienced in people’s lives.

Interesting, Thomas’ authorship debut surfaced in the aftermath of her having — for a lack of better words — essentially getting out of her own way.

“But in the midst of wanting to (write the book), I also developed a fear of things being less-than-perfect, so I actually stopped writing for a while.”

But God…

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BUY IT NOW —  Thomas’ “Matters Of The Mind: Life Edition” was officially released on August 15.

“God blessed me with the motivation and vision to start writing again and to consolidate my poems into a book in the latter half of 2017,” Thomas, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, recalled.

The rest, as they say, was history for this Atlanta-area author whom, much to her delight, is savoring the fruits of your labour since the release of “Matters Of The Mind: Life Edition.”

For Thomas, it is an awe-inspiring project that had ultimately come to fruition, courtesy of the purpose for which God created her.

THE PROVERBS 31 FACTOR — Although her initial book is filled with poems, Thomas doesn’t shy away from the notion that is it, by all accounts, a part of her divine purpose.

“My most underlying reason for producing this book was solely due to the content,” Thomas explained. “The poems in this book are more than just that. These poems touch on real life situations that people face on a daily basis, and that alone was enough to put it out for those who have experienced it or are going through it will know that they are not alone and that others have been there also.”

As for the divine message she appropriately aspires to send to her reading audience through her newly-produced masterpiece, Thomas has emphasized time and again that “no one is alone out here,” particularly as it pertains to journeying through this very thing called life.

“There is always someone else that has been in a similar situation, that is going through it or heading into it,” Thomas said. “My audience will be able to process and reflect on each poem and take notes as I’ve made space for those who can relate to some of the situations discussed in the different poems.”

For what it’s worth, her wealth of experience as a licensed professional counselor and a board certified counselor has benefited her mightily, most during the course of assembling her new book, thus getting her messages across to her reading audience.

“I am a professional counselor, so I understand the importance of getting those feelings out, processing them, and being able to communicate your thoughts even if it is through writing,” Thomas said. It all helps. So if I’m able to touch a heart or two and help at least one person with being able to move forward from a past hurt, then I’ve done a good thing.”

Since her book had become available nationwide this week, Thomas said the feedback has been favorable, as expected.

TRUSTING THE PROCESS — As for the divine message she appropriately aspires to send to her reading audience through her newly-produced masterpiece, Thomas has emphasized time and again that no one is alone out here, particularly as it pertains to journeying through this thing called life.

“I believe that I will get some (more) great feedback regarding it,” Thomas said. “While writing this book, I let several people read some of the poems and the feedback was great, so hopefully once it is released, everyone else will enjoy it and feel the same.”

Although her initial book is filled with poems, Thomas doesn’t shy away from the notion that is it, by all accounts, a part of her divine purpose.

“This book is a part of my purpose, because although it is a poetry book it can also help those who have experienced some of the situations talked about in one of the poems,” Thomas said. “This book can help people get a different perspective on various situations, and it can also provide great discussion topics in groups. I know that my purpose in life is to help others and I believe that this is just one of many ways that I can do it.”

Given the lofty strides she’s made since becoming an author, it’s safe to assume that Thomas undoubtedly has adopted a passion for writing books.

That’s because she has announced that other written documents are presently in the works, most notably “The Strength To Leave: Identifying, Accepting And Walking Away from Red Flag Behaviors And Situations In Your Relationships,” which is scheduled to be released in October 2018.

“This book came about, because of a negative relationship that I personally experienced with my son’s father, and also because there are so many women on the news who have been severely injured and murdered by someone that they were in a relationship with,” Thomas said. “This book is to help women with identifying those red flags that we tend to ignore in relationships and just to shed some light on the seriousness of domestic violence.”

As for her itinerary, during which she will be afforded the opportunities to promote her books, Thomas is scheduled to appear at a domestic violence event on October 20 in Baltimore called 50 Shades Of Blue.

During this assembly, Thomas will specifically promote her forthcoming new book, she said.  

GIVING BACK BIG TIME — For what it’s worth, her wealth of experience as a licensed professional counselor and a board certified counselor has benefited her mightily, most during the course of assembling her new book, thus getting her messages across to her reading audience.

A 10-year U. S. Navy veteran, Thomas is a mother of two children — a 17-year-old daughter and one-year-old son — and a breast cancer survivor, who is currently a doctoral candidate.

For more information about Atlanta-area Author Shonta L. Thomas, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Shonta Thomas. Also, send email to: yourmindmatters@shontalthomas.com.


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Saint Augustine, Florida-area Pastor Lonnie Bauer of The Torch Church: ‘I’ve come too far to go backwards’

WE ARE FAMILY — Raised in a Christian-oriented environment to James Robert and Yvonne Jane Palmer, Florida-based Psstor Lonnie Bauer is one of nine children, all of whom witnessed and the importance of being responsible and maximizing their potential, considering her father owned a well-established company called, Fombell Fabricating.  Interesting enough, Bauer’s identical twin sister, Lori, is whom she deemed arguably one of her grandest supporters, a trend that has only strengthen now that she has graciously accepted her calling to lead the people of God.

Within the first few minutes of conversing with Lonnie Bauer, it would become increasingly easy to admire and figuratively embrace her.

Admire her for signature smile.

Admire her for her overall disposition on life.

Admire the way this big-hearted woman speaks of her beloved family and how she steadfastly goes above and beyond to esteem others highly than herself.

Most importantly, it is, by all accounts, a foregone conclusion that one would easily become drawn to admire Bauer, in large part because her reputation is such that she’s destined to live and dwell on the larger side of God.

STANDING STRONG FOR CHRIST — A proud native of the rural Pennsylvania town of Fombell — which is approximately 40 minutes North of Pittsburgh — Bauer is the Senior Pastor of The historic Torch Church that is based in Saint Augustine, Florida.

“I was born in 1963 and I am now 54 years of age, but feel younger and stronger,” Bauer told Making Headline News this week.

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Bauer feels “younger and stronger,” look no further than how she diligently journeys through life, observing it from God’s perspective.

A proud native of the rural Pennsylvania town of Fombell — which is approximately 40 minutes North of Pittsburgh — Bauer is the Senior Pastor of The historic Torch Church that is based in Saint Augustine, Florida.

Raised in a Christian-oriented environment to James Robert and Yvonne Jane Palmer, Bauer is one of nine children, all of whom witnessed the importance of being responsible and maximizing their potential, considering her father owned a well-established company called, Fombell Fabricating.  Interesting enough, Bauer’s identical twin sister, Lori, is whom she deemed arguably one of her grandest supporters, an awe-inspiring, inseparable trend that has only strengthen now that she has graciously accepted her divine, heaven-mandated calling to lead the people of God.

A non-denominational church that is located in the heart of Palencia, a popular establishment in Saint Augustine, Bauer’s congregation meets regularly for worship at nearby Palencia Elementary School, located at 355 Palencia Village Drive.

In addition, The Torch Church’s services are streamed live at new.livestream.com/thetorch.

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For Bauer, whose notable pastoral tenure is such that she’s overwhelmingly passionate about ministry, she sensed all along that God was strategically positioning and equipping her to lead His sheep, considering the assortment of key values instilled in her by parents were comprised mostly of being consistent, coupled with hard work and, above all, demonstrating a loving, close-knit relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

“And (we were taught to) keep family close,” Bauer explained. “My dad taught us to win in life and that you have to work hard and you have to dream big. He was a dreamer and he thought big.”

CLINGING TO UNWAVERING FAITH — For Bauer, pastoral tenure is such that she’s overwhelmingly passionate about ministry, she sensed all along that God was strategically positioning and equipping her to lead His sheep, considering the assortment of key values my parents taught were comprised mostly of being consistent, coupled with hard work and, above all, demonstrate a loving, close-knit relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

All of which practically sums us why this progressive, thriving woman of the cloth has greatly become the hard worker and big dreamer for which she has become widely known throughout the Body of Christ.

For what it’s worth, while Bauer’s upbringing was center mostly on church and a whole lot of it, her keen knowledge, wisdom and perseverance for leading God’s people were discovered years ago when she delved off into entrepreneurship as a successful salon owner.

“I started to ministry when I opened up a hair salon and was praying and ministering to clients and was not even aware of it at the time,” Bauer recalled.

CREATED TO LEAD GOD’S PEOPLE — For what it’s worth, while Bauer’s upbringing was center mostly on church and a whole lot of it, her keen knowledge for leading God’s people was discovered years ago when she delved off into entrepreneurship as a salon owner.

Never mind that she admittedly wasn’t filled with the Holy Ghost while running what undoubtedly was a booming business. All she knew at the time, really, was that she had a relationship with Jesus.

Which, of course, looking back on it all, that was sufficient enough evidence that this young, Godly woman was destined to accomplish great and mighty things in the kingdom, all while fortifying unyielding agape love in the process.

“I was not filled with the spirit at that time, but I loved Jesus and would speak about Him throughout my day,” Bauer said. “I had a very successful business for 15 years.”

Consequently, at the tender age of 22, Bauer crossed paths with Cameron Bauer, whom God strategically handpicked for her as a lifelong companion — this after the couple has courted for seven years.

Like most married couples, Bauer and her husband endured their share of challenges and obstacles and, consequently, the enemy attempted time and again to attack her body and send her to premature death.

Still, through it all, God had other immeasurable ideas tailored made exclusively for Bauer, His beloved Woman Servant whom He had strategically set aside for His use.

Despite her faith having been tried and tested in ways unimaginable, Bauer was determined to hold fast the profession of her faith without wavering.

“I’ve had many up and downs, although I’ve impacted many lives for the kingdom,” Bauer said. “I knew the enemy wasn’t liking this at all. I fell so short in being called to pastor as I started to put ministry first and forgot my family along the way, even though they were involved.”

‘CA– USE I’M HAPPY — With her faith being tried and tested in ways unimaginable, Bauer was determined to hold fast the profession of her faith without wavering.

Having weathered arguably what seemed to be the darkest hours of her life and pastoral tenure — which seemed at a crossroads at one point in time — today, unlike never before, Bauer’s faith walk is stronger, in large part because she diligently stuck with God.

Even when it seemed she couldn’t trace Him.

“So here I am, seven-and-a-half-years later with an awesome team of committed saints who are also called by the Lord for such a time as this,” Bauer said. “I would not be where I am if it was not for John and Linda Sailer, who stood with me when no else would, I never want to go back to that place, but I can look back to see how far I have come and, Wow! I’ve come too far to go backwards.”

Talk about a spiritual victory speech for the ages.

 

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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 to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

 

Drs. Apostle Andrew and Aprelle Smith’s KCI-Worldwide having a global impact while steadily advancing the kingdom

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. (John 12:32)

 

Just after sunrise Friday morning, Dr. Andrew Smith took to his Facebook and installed a rather inspiring, thought-provoking post.

Said Smith, a longtime Apostle, to the masses: I would pay any price that I have to in order to be in the presence of greatness! To be around bosses, champions, those winning! To be in their presence….there isn’t a price large enough to hold me back!

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Smith deemed it essential to jumpstart his day with an awe-inspiring, provocative social media post, look no further than the immense strides he and his wife, Dr. Apostle Aprelle Mitchell Smith, have made through their ministry in recent years.

“When we first started in ministry, we did not have any support at all,” Apostle Smith told Making Headline News this week. “It was believed that we were too young, or perhaps too inexperienced to begin a new ministerial work.”

To their credit, the Smiths were determined not to buy into what undoubtedly was unfavorable and discouraging feedback, particularly as it pertained to establishing a solid walk with their Creator.

Instead, they steadfastly consulted God for a sense of direction unlike never before and, for their efforts — coupled with their collective acts of obedience — they are reaping the benefits of their labor.

Both of whom are natives of Chicago who hold doctorates on Theology, Apostle and Mrs. Smith are the God-appointed “Generals” behind Kingdom Centers International (or KCI-Worldwide), a globally acclaimed ministry they started in 2012 approximately a decade after Apostle Smith admittedly had given up the “street life” to pursue an authentic relationship with God.

A progressively thriving ministry that the Smiths labeled a “movement” during an exclusive interview, KCI-Worldwide is geared largely toward promoting a strong relationship and worship unto God which, according to its founders, are key components in the advancement for their ministry.

In addition, KCI-Worldwide also implements a strong presence of teaching discipleship to the people, in large part so that they become knowledgeable with regards to their walk with God — especially as it relates to Biblical standards and principals, according to a spokesperson for KCI-Worldwide at http://www.kci.world/about-kci-worldwide.html.

Moreover, KCI-Worldwide strives diligently to promote establishing what the Smiths describe as a “purposeful relationship” with God aside from anything else.

“We strongly empower the body of believers to know God on a more personal level,” Apostle Smith explained. “This personal relationship of knowing God, understanding God, and walking with Him can be accomplished as each believer studies the Word of God and communicates with our Heavenly Father through personal prayer and worship. KCI-Worldwide teaches Kingdom messages, focusing on how to walk in God’s Glory during this End-Time.”

Ahhhhh….the End Time.

Now this is where things become increasingly intriguing now that this remarkably impressive ministry is starting to become a massive fixture throughout the Body of Christ, most notably from a universal standpoint.

“We have many testimonies of face-to-face encounters with the Lord, Angelic visitations, and trips to heaven,” Apostle Smith explained. “We have testimonies of financial breakthroughs, miraculous provision, and divine protection.”

Interesting enough, a few of these life-enhancing, tear-jerking testimonies have unfolded right before his eyes, Apostle Smith is quick to acknowledge.

Take, for instance, how for approximately 16 years, when his wife was stricken by an uncontrollable “blood issue” that according to Apostle Smith, was reminiscent to that of the woman with the issue of blood.

Both of whom are natives of Chicago, Apostle and Mrs. Smith are the God-appointed “Generals” behind Kingdom Centers International (or KCI-Worldwide), a globally acclaimed they started in 2012 after Apostle Smith admittedly had given up the “street life” to pursue an authentic relationship with God.

“(She was) having to wear diapers, adult-depends, and over 20,000 sanitary napkins,” Apostle Smith recalled. “This began in her adolescent years into her marital status that almost threatened the consummating of marriage.”

But God…

“Having this issue for 16 years, and then being healed miraculously by an angelic visitation of angels ascending and descending in and out of Aprelle’s body the morning before surgery, God had miraculously healed Aprelle after 16 long, life threatening years,” Apostle Smith said.

THE APOSTLE SPEAKS — “We strongly empower the body of believers to know God on a more personal level,” Apostle Smith explained. “This personal relationship of knowing God, understanding God, and walking with Him can be accomplished as each believer studies the Word of God and communicates with our Heavenly Father through personal prayer and worship. KCI-Worldwide teaches Kingdom messages, focusing on how to walk in God’s Glory during this End-Time.”

It is, by all accounts, because of the appropriate formation of their ministry, coupled with their willingness to step outside of their spiritual comfort zone — the Smiths are pillars of the historic Church of God In Christ — that God not only healed Aprelle of her unlikely condition but, most of all, He has bestowed upon this Holy Ghost-filled couple an assortment of supernatural blessings through KCI-Worldwide.

In addition, Apostle Smith has produced a slew of books, including three that have officially been released:  “21 Century: Woman With the Issue Of Blood,” a written document  Dr. Aprelle, “Pain Of The Prophetic,” written by Apostle Smith, and “Holy Ghost Manual,” a project in which they co-authored.

As for future kingdom-based projects, 20 additional books are on the horizon and are “about to drop,” Apostle Smith said.

“My whole life — even before I was born — has prepared me for my ministry,” Aprelle said. “My mother almost went into labor, while playing the organ at a church service. I was literally born into this thing. I knew it was not by any coincidence that I had the upbringing that I’ve been fortunate to have. My life story was the positioning for ministry.”

Now that she and her husband have managed to weather arguably the greatest of obstacles, their devout faith have greatly empowered them to educate in ways that are impacting and changing lives around the globe — one life at a time.

“Due to the nature of the testimony, we had to seek the Lord for wisdom and strategy,” said Apostle Smith whom, along with his wife, presently resides in Orlando, Florida. “This allows us today to teach those same wisdom principles and kingdom strategies to others.

According to the Smith, a majority of their training includes (but isn’t limited to):

  • Learn Their Purpose
  • Tap Into Supernatural Dreams
  • Develop Effective Leadership Characteristics
  • Place Angels On Assignment
  • Keep The Vessel Healthy For God’s Use
  • Prepare For Marriage
  • Keep A Healthy Marriage
  • Start A Business/Ministry
  • Use Marketing As The Tool For Expansion
  • Invest: 1 Timothy 5:8
  • And hundreds more topics God has imparted in them to teach and train others worldwide.

A internationally-acclaimed “movement” that is just five years removed from its notable inception, it’s safe assume that the KCI-Worldwide is just what the Body of Christ needs.

After all, that practically sums why God thought it necessary to endorse it back in 2012.

“At KCI-Worldwide, miracles, signs and wonders are manifested as financial breakthroughs, miracle money in bank accounts (or supernatural bank transfers), HIV/AIDS healed, cancer eradicated, high blood pressure healed, broken bones mended, breast cancer healed, asthma and bronchitis testimonies of being made whole, demon oppressed,” Apostle Smith said. “There is a great work to be done for the Kingdom of God. This is an assignment that Apostle Andrew and Apostle Aprelle humbly accepted.”

 

SAVED THE DATES: Apostle Andrew and  Aprelle Smith’s Itinerary

July 14-16: Compton, California, Miracle Crusade

August 13: St. Augustine, Florida, Pastor Lonnie Bauer

August 24-25: Port Huron, Michigan, Apostle Veter Nichols

September 23: Chicago, Illinois, Prophetess Lisa Jackson

September 24: Chicago, Illinois, Apostle Mary West

October 15: Las Vegas, Nevada, Pastor Pamela Walton

October 18: Las Vegas, Nevada, COGIC Women’s Conference (main evening speaker)

For additional informartion, log on to: www.KCI.world

 

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