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South Carolina entrepreneur Ebony Hughes defies health-related challenges, becomes a fixture for 7 Dimensions

In case you don’t know her, Ebony Hughes would like to introduce herself.

A native of Hemingway, South Carolina, Hughes, 35, is a proud graduate of Hemingway’s Carvers Bay High School.

She would eventually advance her educational endeavors at Coastal Carolina University in nearby Conway, which has greatly enabled her to pursue, fulfill, and carry out her dream as a rising businesswoman.


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MAKING HER PRESENCE FELT — Georgetown, South Carolina-area businesswoman Ebony Hughes has become a fixture for 7 Dimensions, a universally-acclaimed online keto coaching platform, whereby Hughes is responsible for coaching people on achieving their health and fitness goals in seven areas of life.

Credit her seemingly dysfunctional and unhealthy lifestyle as arguably the biggest reasons why.

“After starting my insurance business and working around the clock to grow it successfully, my work and personal life became unbalanced,” Hughes told Making Headline News this week. “Over time, I became over weight. I had to buy larger clothes and I had become ashamed of my body.”

For Hughes, she was determined to see to it that such health-related hurdles were short-lived.

That, after all, practically sums up why she has become a fixture for 7 Dimensions, a universally-acclaimed online keto coaching platform, whereby Hughes is responsible largely for coaching people on achieving their health and fitness goals in seven areas of life.

“My team and I make sure that clients get a customized meal and training plan and follow up with them regularly, most times daily to motivate them to stay on track with their plan and remind them of their goals to keep them accountable,” said Hughes, providing a thorough overview of her business venture.

Amongst the factors that are especially intriguing about Hughes’ business is that because it is an online endeavor, she’s afforded the golden opportunity to have more of a global impact.

 

“I like that my business helps people on an online platform and app so that I can stay connected to my clients and have a more balanced life,” Hughes said of a venture that caters to people of all ages.

Interestingly, 7 Dimensions has evolved and attracted a global presence, in large part because it is committed to helping its clients embrace the notion that this journey has no final destination, according to a spokesperson for 7 Dimensions at https://www.my7dimensions.com/.

“We don’t stop when we find a treasure chest at the end of a rainbow,” the 7 Dimensions spokesperson added. “There are three treasures that you will find almost immediately, and that will grow in power every day you maintain this journey with us: getting healthier, sustained energy, and a love of life that can only come from the natural rush of endorphins blasting your body with every beat of your pounding heart.”

Much to the delight to Hughes, those are the essential and therapeutic benefits she has acquired since joining 7 Dimensions.

Which is to say that she has nowhere to go but up in what has become a globally-acclaimed company.

“I started feeling sluggish and tired,” said Hughes, recalling those during which she struggled with her health. “I just knew that I was sick and no doctor had to tell me this. The craziest part of it all is that I knew better as I majored in health promotion. I knew that I needed to lose the fat.


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“I promised myself that would lose weight and joined a gym, and I lost a few pounds, but I still felt bad and gave up after a while of busting my butt at the gym and eating, what I thought was, healthy foods. A few short months later, I lost my breath and thought that I was going to die on my sofa. I began to pray to the Lord to ask Him to help me live so my children would not find me dead.” — Ebony Hughes 


 

For Hughes, God not only gave her another chance at life but, most importantly, He ushered her into the divine purpose for which He created her, something about which she doesn’t take lightly.

BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER — For Hughes, God not only gave her another chance at life but, most importantly, He ushered her into the divine purpose for which He created her, something about which she doesn’t take lightly.

“I immediately made the decision to see a weight-loss coach,” Hughes said. “I started researching diets and started to understand why I had not lost any significant amount of what. It’s because I was addicted to sugar, and most Americans are as well. I learned that quitting sugar or managing sugar cravings is harder to do than a person trying to quit heroin. After thousands of dollars spent, I did lose weight and I was motivated to help others do the same.”

She’s doing just that with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“I know through my own life experiences of being overweight, sick, and (harboring) low self-esteem, I knew others were going through the same thing,” said Hughes, adding that her children are amongst those who inspired her to achieve her health-related goals. “I believe cultural ideologies, education or the lack thereof, media, and other environmental factors affect a person’s outcome, so I want to be the mediator for as many people as I can help.”

For more information about Georgetown, South Carolina-based Businesswoman Ebony Hughes, or to inquire about 7 Dimensions, call 843.936.1444, or fax 866.939.1079. Also, send email to: my7dimensions@gmail.com.


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South Carolina Pastor TrVera Williams leading God’s people to make a ‘U Turn’ for Christ

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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)


Just after midday EST on Thursday, TrVera Williams took to her Facebook page, where she staged a rather intriguing and thought-provoking video.

The footage before her gallery of social media followers read: YOU ARE NEXT IN LINE FOR A MIRACLE.

Ahhh…just the ideal message by this devout, big-hearted woman of faith whom, to her credit, is being used by God to advance the kingdom unlike never before, for such pivotal time as now. 

“When the Lord placed in my spirit to transition, I just didn’t see how that would work,” Williams, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explaining in great detail the events that had ultimately given way to her establishing a ministry. “Being single and the sole bread winner, my questions were: How am I going to pay my bills and what am I going to do with the business bills?”

U-TURN INTO MORE SUCCESS — A native of Jamestown, South Carolina, Trvera Williams has made some pretty remarkably and progressive strides as the Founder and Senior Pastor of U Turn For Christ Evangelistic Ministries, Inc., which will be celebrating five years of existence in what has been deemed Harvest Celebration 2018, a three-day, power-packed event that will take place November 16-18.

As Williams consequently found it, because her calling to the ministry essentially was God’s will, it was also, by all accounts, His bill.

Yep, that’s just like God.


“The Lord told me that He would take care of me and that I was not to go get another job, but my job was to get up every morning, get dressed and go upstairs and spend time with Him. Initially, fear and anger were present, because I didn’t understand why God would take something away that He told me to build.” — Pastor Trvera Williams 


That Williams has steadfastly obeyed the Voice of God has benefited her mightily since she ceremoniously delved off into ministry full time.

SOLID CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION — Having grown up in what is known as the Jehovah Holiness Church, Williams and her family, she explained, were affiliated with the First Born Church Of The Living God, a denomination that is based in Waycross, Georgia.

A native of Jamestown, South Carolina, Williams has made some pretty remarkably and progressive strides as the Founder and Senior Pastor of U Turn For Christ Evangelistic Ministries, Inc., which will be celebrating five years of existence in what has been deemed Harvest Celebration 2018, a three-day, power-packed event that will take place November 16-18.

A non-denominational institution that Williams founded in November 2013, U Turn For Christ is housed in the historic Berea area of Greenville, South Carolina, which is part of the Greenville, Mauldin, and Easley metropolitan statistical areas — a town that is comprised of roughly 14,295 residents, according to the latest U. S. census.

“He then said He was taking it away, but, instead, I was trading in my business, Serenity Rehab And Wellness Center, for something better,” said Williams, recalling the infancy stages of her ministry.


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Interestingly, U Turn For Christ’s regular worship services took place in the gymnasium of Williams’ place of business in Winter 2013.

Today, however, this up-and-coming ministry’s present site is located at 6243 White Horse Road, Suite F in Greenville.

A church whereby this clergywoman is widely known for emphasizing the spirit of excellence throughout the Body of Christ and in the community, Williams’ professional ministerial resume is such that she isn’t just known for being a solid and notable pastor.

To her credit, coupled with the divine purpose for which she was created, Williams is widely known also as a godly mentor to a host of leaders, particularly those whom likewise have been called to the ministry.

ADVANCING THE KINGDOM — In 2017, Williams witnessed the release of her book entitled, “A Journey With A Promise,” an awe-inspiring written document that is comprised of poems, as well as recording an inspirational scripture and Prayer CD entitled, “Worship In The Word With Anointed Keys.”

Credit her notable and rich upbringing in the church as amongst the reasons Williams is yet witnessing her destiny unfold right before her eyes.

“Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, you can do all things through Christ Who strengthens you, be who God has called you to be,” said Williams, explaining what were amongst the key and strategic values her parents taught her as a child.

Having grown up in what is known as the Jehovah Holiness Church, Williams and her family, she explained, were affiliated with the First Born Church Of The Living God, a denomination that is based in Waycross, Georgia.

The daughter to a mother, who was an evangelist and father, who was a deacon, Williams practically grew up in the church.

GOD’S LEADING LADY — For what’s it worth, that Williams had begun preaching the gospel at the tender age of 16 essentially was a prelude to what is taken place at this stage in her life, a trend that was highlighted by her officially accepting her calling, thus selling out solely to God in 1999.

“I grew up, singing in the choir, being active in the youth department, on speaking programs for youth district meetings,” said Williams, once of a product of the historic Church of God In Christ. “(I also) transitioned into playing the drums and then the keyboard of which I continue to play.”


For what’s it worth, that Williams had begun preaching the gospel at the tender age of 16 essentially was a prelude to what is taking place at this stage in her life, a trend that was highlighted by her officially accepting her calling, thus selling out solely to God in 1999.

How else to explain why she was next in line for a miracle all along?

“My mother says that when I was younger I would preach to my stuff animals,” Williams jokingly said, but with a straight face.

LET US GO INTO GOD’S HOUSE — A non-denominational institution that Williams founded in November 2013, U Turn For Christ is housed in the historic Berea area of Greenville, South Carolina, which is part of the Greenville, Mauldin, and Easley metropolitan statistical area, a town that is comprised of roughly 14,295 residents, according to the latest U. S. census.

Much to her delight, she routinely preaches before people from various walks of life, people who are discouraged and wounded and spiritually incarcerated, people who are in dire need to change the overall landscape of their lives, all the while drawing closer to God in the process.

After all, this is what making a U-Turn for Christ is all about.

“This testimony shows me how I thought I believed and trusted (God), but I saw that I believed as far as the bank account and the pay day, because I knew with my profession, I would not be jobless,” said Williams who, last year, witnessed the much-anticipated release of her book entitled, “A Journey With A Promise,” an awe-inspiring written document of poems. “But this test has helped me stand and continue to build U Turn For Christ Evangelistic Ministries on a sure foundation.”

APPLE OF GOD’S EYE — Much to her delight, Williams routinely preaches before people from various walks of life, people who are discouraged and spiritually incarcerated, people who are in dire need to change the overall landscape of their lives, all the while drawing closer to God in the process. After all, this is what making a U-Turn for Christ is all about.

A solid, faith-based foundation that undoubtedly will stand the test of time with God, its Helper, leading the way.

“Throughout the transition period and for about six months,” said Williams, “not one bill went unpaid, and many bills were written off, all because my faith came up.”

Indeed it deed.

For five years and counting.

Yep, that’s just like God.


For more information about Pastor TrVera Williams of U Turn For Christ Evangelistic Ministries, Inc. or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under TrVera Williams. Also, send email to: pastortlw@yahoo.com.


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South Carolina clergywoman Yolanda Townsend’s ‘next level’ finally emerges as a newly-installed Senior Pastor


And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18 KJV)


Another much-anticipated harvest season, another heavenly supply of uncommon favor for Yolanda Townsend.

After a six-year stint as an Assistant Pastor for  Empowerment Worship Center in Greenville, South Carolina, Townsend is steadily witnessing God elevate her to immense heights, all the while she savors the fruits of her labor in the process.

“Over the years, I can look back over my life in ministry and see how the different areas made a huge impact and prepared me for this next level,” Townsend told Making Headline News this week.

GOD’S LEADING LADY — For Yolanda Townsend (center in pink dress), her ensuing level has finally arrived now that she has been christened the shepherd to steer a flock as Senior Pastor of Uncommon Favor Ministries in Anderson, South Carolina, a milestone she envisioned would come to fruition long before her forthcoming consecration service October 20, during which she will be officially installed to her new ministerial post.

For Townsend, the ensuing level has finally arrived now that she has been christened the shepherd to steer a flock as Senior Pastor of Uncommon Favor Ministries in Anderson, South Carolina, a milestone she envisioned would come to fruition long before her forthcoming consecration service October 20, during which she will be officially installed to her new ministerial post.

“The Lord started positioning me eight years ago while serving 20-plus years at a former church, Mt. Sinai World Outreach, then six years at Empowerment Worship Center,” Yolanda, a native of Anderson, South Carolina, explained. “The call to the office was there and I only needed to remove the fear and walk into it.”

Now that she’s just days away from stepping it up a spiritual notch, it’s safe to assume that all fear is gone for Townsend whom, given her immeasurable track record as a clergywoman, was destined to garner the Senior Pastor label the moment she had officially accepted her calling to preach the Gospel. 

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Yes… another much-anticipated harvest season, another heavenly supply of uncommon favor for such an illustrious time as now.

Never mind that Townsend had admittedly aspired to delve off into another spiritual direction, of sorts.

“After years of praying and seeking the Lord for His direction, He gave me the church name, Uncommon Favor Ministries,” Townsend said. “Even when I tried to seek out something different, the Holy Spirit continued to redirect me back to Uncommon Favor Ministries. It’s important to be sure to follow the direction and voice of God.”

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NOT HER WILL, BUT HIS WILL — Now that she’s just days away from stepping it up a spiritual notch, it’s safe to assume that all fear is gone for Townsend whom, given her immeasurable track record as a clergywoman, was destined to garner the Senior Pastor label the moment she had officially accepted her calling to preach the Gospel.

That she steadfastly obeyed God’s command by sticking with the name of her church that’s located at 111 Market Place Drive in Anderson, for her valiant efforts — coupled with her impressive body of work in ministry — have given way to this soon-to-be newly-installed Pastor reaping that about which she has longed for ever since she was set aside for God’s use: uncommon favor.

“Over the years, I can look back over my life in ministry and see how the different areas made a huge impact and prepared me for this next level,” Townsend said. Working with various youth groups, women ministries, Aids Ministry, and serving food helped me to advance the gifts of help and teaching. Working with young girls gave me insight on what it is like doing life as a young saved girl, transitioning into womanhood. Having my personal ministry, DIVAS 4 Christ Ministries, helped me to be humble, to serve not only those within the church, but most importantly the community.”

SEASON OF GRACE OF AND FAVOR — That she steadfastly obeyed God’s command by sticking with the name of her church that’s located at 111 Market Place Drive in Anderson, for her valiant efforts — coupled with her impressive body of work in ministry — have given way to this soon-to-be newly-installed Pastor reaping that about which she has longed for ever since she was set aside for God’s use: uncommon favor.

Finally, the time has come for Townsend to assume a more strategic and massive role in ministry, an assignment that, quite frankly, shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone, considering serving God’s people has been figuratively tattooed to her life for as long as she can recall.


“Ministry is never easy, but it is rewarding. The fact in knowing that others within the surrounding communities and around the world are being blessed by my ministry is rewarding for me. My heart’s desire is to please God, because He comes first in my life and ministry. I want to encourage those whom the Lord has sent to sit under me, be connected to me, or as a mentee that no matter how difficult it looks, never give up. Giving up is not an option.” — Pastor Yolanda Townsend 


Come October 20, Townsend won’t be thrust upon center stage alone.

As usual, her “best friend” and husband of 15 years, Christopher L. Townsend Sr., as well as the couple’s two children, Christian and Crystal, will stand alongside her as they will be officially dubbed the first family of Uncommon Favor Ministries.

FEED THEM — Finally, the time has come for Townsend to assume a more strategic and massive role in ministry, an assignment that, quite frankly, shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone, considering serving God’s people has been figuratively tattooed to her life for as long as she can recall.

“I can only imagine the nervous excitement that will fill the room along with the Lord’s presence,” said Townsend, describing what will likely go through your mind during her consecration. “Although I am nervously excited, I am also humbled at the fact that He chose me to deliver His message to the people. My mind will be racing with thoughts of making sure all is in place on that day, and more importantly, I just want the glory of God to fill the building.

“Ministry is never easy, but it is rewarding,” Townsend continued. “The fact in knowing that others within the surrounding communities and around the world are being blessed by my ministry is rewarding for me. My heart’s desire is to please God, because He comes first in my life and ministry. I want to encourage those whom the Lord has sent to sit under me, be connected to me, or as a mentee that no matter how difficult it looks, never give up. Giving up is not an option.”

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ON TO THE NEXT KINGDOM ASSIGNMENT — After a six-year stint as an Assistant Pastor for  Empowerment Worship Center in Greenville, South Carolina, Townsend is steadily witnessing God elevate her to immense heights, all the while she savors the fruits of her labor in the process.

Because she was determined to stick with God, stay true to herself, and never give up, that next level she had envisioned for so long has finally arrived.

Yes… another much-anticipated harvest season, another heavenly supply of uncommon favor for such an illustrious time as now.

For more information about Greenville, South Carolina-area Pastor Yolanda Townsend of Uncommon Favor Ministries, connect with her via social media: Facebook Ministry Page: www.Facebook.com/Divas4christministries; Twitter: @1Diva_4_Christ; Instagram: @1diva_status. Also, send email to: uncommonfavorpastor@gmail.com.


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South Carolina author Ayan Mobley’s new book provides a unique twist to military life for single mothers

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES AYAN MOBLEY 


Amongst Ayan Mobley’s resolutions heading into 2018 was to start and finish her first book.

Much to her delight, she’s done just that, having composed a rather informative and compelling project that figures to impact single mothers from various walks of life.

“The reason for producing my book was to share awareness concerning life as a single parent, as well as an African-American female drill sergeant from the perspective of a child,” Mobley told Making Headline News this week.

MOBLEY’S MAKING MUCH NOISE — A project that is uncharacteristically short in length — 28 pages to be technical — Ayan Mobley’s new book entitled, “My Mommy Is A Drill Sergeant,” is a little more than a month removed from its much-anticipated release and, to her credit, it has already created an awe-inspiring buzz.

The book to which Mobley is alluding is her recently-released written document entitled, “My Mommy Is A Drill Sergeant.”

A project that is uncharacteristically short in length — 28 pages to be technical — Mobley’s “My Mommy Is A Drill Sergeant” is a little more than a month removed from its much-anticipated release and, to her credit, it has already created an awe-inspiring buzz.

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A MUST READ — To her credit and because of the divine calling on her life, it’s safe to assume that Mobley’s testimonies are having influential impacts amongst military moms around the country — and even outside of the United States.

“I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from people in my own demographic, as well as others who are not familiar with the lifestyle of a military family,” Mobley, a native of Washington, D. C. who currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina. “Women in the military still seem to be a new concept for many people.”

That black women have found their way into various branches of the military is something that should never be taken for granted, much less overlooked, Mobley hinted.


“Black female drill sergeants in the Army were not as common as they are right now, and being a single parent as a drill sergeant is completely new. Most people are amazed by the amount of activities that a person in my position accomplishes in the course of a day or what my job entails.” — Drill Sergeant Ayan Mobley 


RAISING THE BAR — That black women have found their way into various branches of the military is something that should never be taken for granted, much less overlooked, Mobley hinted.

That Mobley is afforded the luxury to juggle her assortment of duties as a well-respected drill sergeant and a devoted mother, it is due in large part to her valiant contributions regarding these trends that essentially have brought about a renewed sense of enthusiasm for a number of women, particularly those whom likewise serve their country as single mothers.

“I never thought in a million years that I would be a drill sergeant or be able to be a great influence on others,” Mobley said. “Sometimes, God causes you to have certain experiences so that you can be a testimony to others.”

To her credit and because of the divine calling on her life, it’s safe to assume that Mobley’s testimonies are having influential impacts amongst military moms around the country — and even outside of the United States.


STANDING OVATION — “I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from people in my own demographic, as well as others who are not familiar with the lifestyle of a military family,” Mobley, a native of Washington, D. C. who currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina. “Women in the military still seem to be a new concept for many people.”

“Being a drill sergeant as a single parent is one of the hardest task that I have completed to date, and without His grace and mercy, I would not have been able to accomplish the things that I have accomplished, and been able to have the necessary experience, and know how to be inspired to write a book about my experiences and share what I have been through with others,” Mobley said. “Raising a child alone should never stop you from being the best you can be, and I have been able to do it with God’s help.”

Now for this notable disclaimer, Mobley acknowledged.

“I know that God has so much more in store for me,” she said without hesitation. “I do plan to make my children’s book a series that’s geared toward letting everyone have a glimpse on what it feels like for a child to grow up in a military community especially as a minorities. I am also in the process of creating a blog entitled, ‘Military Mocha Mommy,’ which is a blog that shares resources and experiences about raising children as an African-American female service member.”

For what it’s worth, Mobley is especially grateful of the fact that she has been blessed to carry out her long-awaited vision in the form of a book, which is continuous, yet brief page-turner.

“The divine message that I am sending to my audience is the importance of family and the importance of children knowing what their parents do for a living and the fact that we set the example for our children,” Mobley said. “Our children are watching and emulating everything we do.”

Mobley also has announced the startup of her forthcoming organization called, “Military Mocha Mommy,” which will center largely on providing support and resources for military mothers and their families.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS — That Mobley is afforded the luxury to juggle her assortment of duties as a well-respected drill sergeant and devoted mother, it is due in large part to her valiant contributions regarding these trends that essentially have brought about a renewed sense of enthusiasm for a number of women whom likewise serve their country as single mothers.

As for her itinerary, Mobley will be on hand for the Child Youth Services of Fort Jackson on September 24, during which she will be hosting a presentation and reading her book.

Also, Mobley said additional speaking engagements and round table discussions are presently in the works.

For more information about Columbia, South Carolina-based Author Ayan Mobley, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: Facebook/Military Mocha Mommy; Instagram/@military_mocha_mommy. Also, send email to: ayan@militarymochamommy.org.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Charleston, South Carolina radio/TV personality Calvin C. Logan II advancing the kingdom mightily through his nationally-acclaimed show

And the Lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. (Luke 14:23)

 

To his credit, Calvin C. Logan II has provided a whole new twist to what it means to go into the highways and hedges and diligently help steer the masses to Christ.

PUTTING CHRIST ON BLAST — A native of Los Angeles, Calvin C. Logan II is Charleston, South Carolina-area Televangelist and the chief executive officer of The Logan Power Show, a spiritually empowering show he started some three years ago.

Much to his delight, he deems it essential to steadfastly promote the gospel of Jesus through the ever-so-popular radio and television waves.

A native of Los Angeles, Logan II is a Charleston, South Carolina-area televangelist and the chief executive officer of The Logan Power Show.

A spiritually-empowering show he started some three years ago, The Logan Power Show’s notable mission is to change, among other things, the airways and television, particularly as it pertains to how people observe life.

“We are here to uplift, intercede, motivate, rebuke curses, devour the negative, and to make a mark that can’t be erased,” Logan II, 36, said during a weekend interview with Making Headline News.

MORE ON THE LOGAN POWER SHOW: www.theloganpowershow.us

A spiritually-enriching show that Logan established courtesy of God’s endorsement, coupled with the guidance of Spencer Jones, his show’s producer, it’s safe to assume that The Logan Power Show is making immeasurable strides in this, its infancy stages.

Consider, for instance, that Logan’s show is aired across the United States on All Nations TV (www.allnationstv.com), as well as on the Missions for the Nations Network (or MFTN/www.mftnnetwork.com.

In addition, the show can be seen through Roku box on those networks, and viewers can even download the app for those networks on the website listed. Also, The Logan Power Show is customarily aired the YouTube Channel under “The Logan Power Show.”

Aside from advancing the kingdom and spreading the gospel, The Logan Power Show’s vision includes — but isn’t limited to — seeking business owners, CEOs, teachers, visionaries, and dreamers, he emphasized.

DOING IT GOD’S WAY — Logan II’s sustained success as a rising Christian-oriented radio personality is due in large part to the unyielding support and fervent prayers of Jamelia Logan, his wife of 12 years who is an accomplished author. The couple has three children.

“We would love for you to come and share your heart, and vision to our viewers,” said Logan II, whose show caters to individuals ranging in ages five years old and, as he says with a straight face, “99-years-old or older.”

Interestingly, Logan II boasts the educational credentials to manage what is becoming a nationally-acclaimed show.

That’s because he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Voorhees College and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University.

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Moreover, his sustained success as a rising Christian-oriented radio personality is due in large part to the unyielding support and fervent prayers of Jamelia Logan, his wife of 12 years who is an accomplished author. The couple has three children.

Having been installed to the office of an Elder under the direction of Apostle Doris Bonneau of New Beginning Kingdom Assemblies International, Logan II is a 13-year military veteran. Interestingly, he spent eight years in the United States Marine Corp and five years in the United States Air Force.

GOD’S BACKING — A spiritually-enriching show that Logan established courtesy of God’s endorsement, coupled with the guidance of Spencer Jones, his show’s producer, it’s safe to assume that The Logan Power Show is making immeasurable strides in this, its infancy stages.

His hobbies and community-related involvement include volunteering teaching kids in all grades levels, most notably helping them prepare for college.

Also, Logan II has become a fixture in recreational sports, particularly as a Charleston-area coach of basketball, baseball, and soccer.

All things considered,  a majority of what he does on and off the air is geared toward advancing the kingdom as God commands us to.

“I love the Lord and want God to use me in a mega way for His Glory,” Logan II said.

As for Logan II’s itinerary, his show’s monthly live taping will held on November 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Beginning Kingdom Assemblies International, located at 433 Gurley Street in nearby Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

For more information about Calvin C. Logan II’s The Logan Power Show, call 843.697. 5545. Also, send email to: theloganpowershow@gmail.com.

 

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Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former 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.

 

South Carolina minister Evangelist Evelyn Murray Drayton starts a flourishing ministry amid near-death automobile accident

SHE’S STILL STANDING — A native of Mullins, a city in Marion County, South Carolina that is comprised of a population of around 4,663 according to the 2010 census, Evangelist Evelyn Murray Drayton is the Founder of Evelyn Murray Drayton Ministries, LLC, a Georgetown, South Carolina-based venture she organized amid arguably the darkest chapter of her life.

Just recently, Evelyn Murray Drayton deemed it essential to assess the overall landscape of her life.

Much to her delight, such a notable analysis came wrapped in the gift that is a life-changing testimony, of sorts.

Here’s how it all unfolded some time in June 2013.

“While attending a friend’s church service, a minister told me that my ministry would change after 47 days,” Drayton explained during an exclusive interview with Making Headline News.

Consequently, what had ultimately transpired hours later not only sent shock waves throughout Drayton’s family and amongst those who have come to greatly adore her but, most of all, it practically served as a precursor, of sorts, to the birthing of the divine calling for which God created her.

SPIRITUALLY GUT-CHECKING MOMENT — Having being involved in a devastating automobile accident in June 2013, doctors informed Drayton’s husband that she had only a 50/50 chance of recovering from what was ruled a life-threatening head-on collision.

Having being involved in a devastating automobile accident, doctors informed Drayton’s husband there was only a 50/50 chance of her recovering from what was ruled a life-threatening head-on collision.

According to the doctor’s prognosis, in fact, Drayton had suffered brain hemorrhaging, collapsed lungs, trachea installation, broken ribs, a broken back and pelvis, lacerated liver, a damaged knee, and a broken leg, a series of gruesome injuries that seemed all to insurmountable to overcome.

All things considered, though, a rather dramatic and ironic sequence of events had eventually surfaced on the way to Drayton’s much-anticipated startup of her ministry.

According to the doctor’s prognosis, Drayton had suffered brain hemorrhaging, collapsed lungs, trachea installation, broken ribs, a broken back and pelvis, lacerated liver, a damaged knee, and a broken leg, a series of injuries that seem all to insurmountable to overcome.

“I couldn’t walk or talk,” Drayton said. “I was released from the hospital, wearing a back brace and in a wheelchair on the 47th day and, as the prophet stated, my ministry has turned around. Today, I can scream. I can run around the church and dance, knowing it is the grace and mercy of God that I am still alive.”

A little more than four years removed what undoubtedly was a “But God” encounter, Drayton doesn’t shy away from the notion that she has every reason in the world to sell out wholeheartedly to Almighty God.

Every single chance she gets.

“My outlook on life has changed,” said Drayton whom, while during the recovery process amid the accident, surprisingly drove herself to and from therapy months later. “I know God is our healer. I know that God wants us to activate our faith and use the power and authority that He has given us through His word.”

To her credit, Drayton is steadfastly exercising her God-orchestrated power and authority in ways unimaginable — a trend that is steadily advancing the kingdom in ways unimaginable.

A native of Mullins, a rural establishment in Marion County, South Carolina that is comprised of a population of around 4,663, according to the latest U. S. census, Drayton is the Founder of Evelyn Murray Drayton Ministries, LLC, a Georgetown, South Carolina-based ministry she organized amid arguably the darkest chapter of her life.

“Ministry has always been a challenge for me,” said Drayton, who comes from a family of what she describes as a number of ministers. “Many of my family members are of different faiths. I also had to overcome the rebuke from people who do not even believe that God can use women in ministry. Although I have more family support now, most of my early support came through people unrelated to me, whom I believe were divinely placed in my life to help me to be where I am today.”

Interestingly, Drayton, who’s responsible for having recorded several songs, has authored eight inspirational books, most notably “I Had to Die Exposing Witchcraft In the Church,” and her most recent book entitled, “Anything’s Possible: The 47-Day Prophecy” — both of which she said are her most popular written documents.

Having grown up without the presence of her mother, who died when she was a young girl, Drayton was raised by her grandparents whom, as she tells it, reared her in a God-fearing home.

That, after all, wasn’t such a bad thing, given the immeasurable strides she’s made in her present ministry.

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“They taught me to trust in the Lord, to be a hard worker, and to never give up,” Drayton, explaining her beloved grandparents’ impact on her rise in ministry. “As my faith grew, I was able to overcome many obstacles and strongholds that seemingly held me in captivity. I couldn’t give up.”

And because of Drayton’s solid, Christian-based upbringing that was centered on Biblical principles, it’s safe to assume that she has appropriately found her niche as a longtime licensed evangelist.

For starters, her Christian-based journey began at House of God Miracle Temple, a ministry that was founded by Apostle Ocelia Blue of Miami. Consequently, Drayton was officially ordained by the late Apostle Blue, who launched a Miracle Temple campus in South Carolina’s Davis Station Community.

Long before Drayton endured her near-death experience, she sensed that God was strategically positioning her for ministry while in her early 20’s.

“I experienced ups and downs and didn’t feel worthy to be called a minister of the Gospel,” Drayton recalled. “Thank God for grace and mercy that sustained me as I applied God’s word. The prophetic voice, dreams and visions were instruments God used to help me.”

Today, her ministry and spiritual gifts have attracted a national presence, in large because of Drayton’s constant exposure and unorthodox approach to impacting God’s people.

BUT GOD — A little more than four years removed what undoubtedly was a “But God” encounter, Drayton doesn’t shy away from the notion that she has every reason in the world to sell out wholeheartedly to Almighty God.

For instance, she has appeared on several blog talk and radio shows, most notably the Stellar Award-winning “All Nations Radio.”

In addition, she has appeared on several television shows, including TV 57 in Norcross, Georgia, Atlanta Live, the Tracey Wells Show, the Grave Digger Show, as well as Babbie Mason’s show called Babbie’s House.

Also, Drayton has appeared on WGGS in North Augusta, as well as the Preach The Word Worldwide Network in Tallahassee, Florida, and has graced the cover of a variety of print media outlets.

Interestingly, Drayton, who’s responsible for having recorded several songs, has authored eight inspirational books, most notably “I Had to Die Exposing Witchcraft In the Church,” and her most recent book entitled, “Anything’s Possible: The 47-Day Prophecy” — both of which she said are her most popular written documents.

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LOOK AT HER NOW — Because of Drayton’s solid, Christian-based upbringing that was centered on Biblical principles, it’s safe to assume that she has appropriately found her niche as a longtime licensed evangelist.

After what she describes as a slew of ministry setbacks, Drayton is especially appreciative of her television show called “Tell Somebody,” which airs on the MFTN Television Network (and at www.mftnnetwork.com).

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“I invite guests to share my platform to tell somebody about the goodness and faithfulness of God,” Drayton said. They share their testimonies and minister how the Word of God, when applied, impacts our everyday lives in an awesome way.”

Much like she does virtually every time an opportunity arises.

Who can blame her, especially after the near-death encounter that changed the overall landscape of her life back in June 2013.

For more information about Evangelist Evelyn Drayton or to schedule her for book signings, speaking engagements, and other public appearances, call: 843-546-4057 or 843-344-2209, or send email to:  draytonevelyn@yahoo.com.

 

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Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former 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.

South Carolina-based businesswoman Erica Bruce recalls past obstacles, increases her faith in entering entrepreneurship

BY GOD’S AMAZING GRACE — Having become fully licensed through the Virginia College School of Cosmetology last year, South Carolina-based businesswoman Bruce’s business-related achievements include presently being a licensed travel agent through InteleTravel. As a key affiliate for InteleTravel, Bruce is allowed to sell travel to anyone, including herself. In addition, she is armed with the flexibility to book cruises, vacations, hotels, all-inclusive resorts, tours, airline tickets, car rentals and more. What’s an more astounding is that she has the luxury of earning a commission based on the travel she sells.

Just recently, Erica Bruce was reminiscing, among other things, about how God has brought her from a long way.

A mighty long way, mind you.

Suddenly, Bruce then paused then eloquently offered what she describes as three keys to success.

As usual, Bruce, a preacher’s wife and devoted mother of three (Isaiah,19; Markell, 15; Nevaeh, 10) wasted little time revealing the first of three keys.

“Putting God first,” Bruce, an Anderson, South Carolina native, told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

Consequently, she shared the next two effectively strategic keys, both of which, like the initial one, have afforded her the golden opportunity to possess and savor the abundant life Christ came to give her.

“And despite what you’re up against,” Bruce said in sharing the second key to success. “And being great in every phase of life (the third key).”

The Bible says, ‘This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therin day and night; that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success,’” Bruce continued while referencing that passage that is Joshua.

FAMILY FOCUS — Erica Bruce’s success in recent years as a businesswoman surfaced in large part because of the tireless support of her family. Pictured with her is her husband, Les, and her children: Isaiah,19; Markell, 15; and Nevaeh, 10.

Interesting enough, is it due in large part to Bruce’s steadfast commitment to demonstrating her faith daily that has greatly given way to her enjoying the fruits of her labor through entrepreneurship.

Having become fully licensed through the Virginia College School of Cosmetology last year, Bruce’s business-related achievements include presently being a licensed travel agent through InteleTravel.

As a key affiliate for InteleTravel, Bruce is allowed to sell travel to anyone, including herself. In addition, she is armed with the flexibility to book cruises, vacations, hotels, all-inclusive resorts, tours, airline tickets, car rentals and more. What’s an more astounding is that she has the luxury of earning a commission based on the travel packages she sells.

DEFYING THE ODDS — A once high school dropout who abandoned her education to care for her child at a teenager, Bruce also was victimized by domestic violence and often ran away from home as a way to seek some of sort of remedy and outlet for the tumultuous obstacles and peer pressure she had endured as a youngster.

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“InteleTravel gives you the opportunity to benefit from your love of travel,” a spokesperson for the company said. “When you become an independent travel agent with InteleTravel and you’ll make a profit – guaranteed.”

For Bruce, whose business-oriented goals and ambitions are starting to take shape in large part because of the tireless support of her husband, Pastor Les Bruce, she credits her steadfast commitment to persevering and defying some of the greatest of odds as the reasons God is yet blessing her through her latest business venture.

A once high school dropout who had abandoned her education to care for her child as a teenager, Bruce also was victimized by domestic violence and often ran away from home as a way to seek some of sort of remedy and outlet for the tumultuous obstacles and peer pressure she had endured as a youngster.

VICTORY SPEECH — The Bible says, ‘This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therin day and night; that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success,’” Bruce continued while referencing that passage that is Joshua.

You name it. She faced it.

A parent strung out on alcohol.

Being placed to a foster home.

Teenage pregnancy.

Domestic abuse.

Divorce.

The ongoing challenges that come with running a single-parent home.

Not to mention being stricken by Ovarian cancer months after her wedding three years ago.

MAKING STRIDES — For Bruce, whose business-oriented goals and ambitions are starting to take shape in large part because of the tireless support of her husband, Pastor Les Bruce, she credits her steadfast commitment to persevering and defying some of the greatest of odds as the reasons God is blessing her through her latest business venture.

“And through all this, we have been married now for three years,” said Erica Bruce, reminiscing once again about how God has brought her from a long way.

A mighty long way, mind you.

All things considered, this progressively resourceful businesswoman doesn’t shy away from the notion that had it not been for the Lord on her side, she doesn’t know where she’d be.

To her credit, she diligently sought and stuck with God.

HARVEST SEASON UNFOLDED — All things considered, this progressively resourceful businesswoman doesn’t shy away from the notion that had it not been for the Lord on her side, she doesn’t know where she’d be. To her credit, she diligently sought and stuck with God.

Through it all.

All of which explains why Erica Bruce has come up with another strategic plan for the remainder of this year — and beyond.

Like her keys to success, her featured plan has been compiled in a group of three.

“Enjoying life to the fullest…continue to enjoy the blessings God had given me…and fulfilling my purpose with what God would have me to do,” she said.

In that God-given order.

 

For more information about Erica Bruce via InteleTravel, send email to: bruce.erica@yahoo.com. Also, connect with her via social media under “Bruce Erica.”

 

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

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

 

Pastor James Perry, Jr.’s Empowerment Worship Center enjoying continuous growth as it celebrates its fifth anniversary

 

EMPOWERED TO PREACHEmpowerment Worship Center Senior Pastor James Perry, Jr. would be the first to tell you that given his immense size — he stands at 6-foot-4 — that mirrored that of a power forward or defensive lineman, he clung to lofty aspirations of becoming a big name athlete. Nevertheless, as a preacher’s kid (or P. K.) whom, like a many of his peers who shared a similar lifestyle, Perry, Jr. soon discovered that he can run, but he can’t hide.
In other words, even his notable athletic smarts that ultimately landed him a basketball scholarship at Lander University weren’t merely enough to keep him from following in the massive footsteps of his father, longtime Alabama pastor James Perry, Sr.

Without question, James Perry, Jr. had dreams.

Some big dreams.

Some major dreams.

Some monumental, massive dreams, mind you.

As far as he was concerned, those dreams had virtually nothing to do with standing in a pulpit, deck out in some fancy robe, spreading the Gospel to the masses.

Heck, Perry, Jr. would be the first to tell you that given his immense size — he stands at 6-foot-4 — that mirrored that of a power forward or a defensive lineman, he clung to lofty aspirations of becoming a big name athlete.

Nevertheless, as a preacher’s kid (or P. K.) whom, like a many of his peers who shared a similar lifestyle, Perry, Jr. soon discovered that he can run all he wants, but he can’t hide.

In other words, even his notable athletic smarts that ultimately landed him a basketball scholarship at Lander University weren’t merely enough to prevent him from following in the massive footsteps of his father, longtime Alabama pastor James Perry, Sr.

WE ARE FAMILYAmong those individuals who reminded him of his calling was his wife, Lisa, his Lander College sweetheart to whom Perry, Jr. had gone into covenant in 2003. The couple has three children: Jamekole, 22; Samuel, 13; and Jonathan, 9.

“Everybody said I was going to be a preacher,” Perry, Jr., the Founder and Senior Pastor of Empowerment Worship Center in Greenville, South Carolina, told Making Headline News this week. “I played for a very good (high school) program and I wanted to get away from home because my father was strict.”

So prudish in that preaching for Perry, Jr. wasn’t merely an option. Rather it was a prerequisite, of sorts, particularly as it pertained to surviving the wrath of his father, who currently pastors United Church of God in Alabama.

LOVE AND BASKETBALL…AND THE BIBLEToday, unlike never before, it’s safe to assume that Perry, Jr. has gone from breaking ankles on the basketball court to essentially helping worldly individuals break away from their sinful ways and, most importantly make peace with God.

“I didn’t want to preach,” Perry, Jr. said. “I preached because he made me preach. So when I got up to preach, I would get up and repeat what he preached.”

To his distinct credit, Perry, Jr. didn’t just repeat that about which his father routinely shared before the masses. He eventually began to practice what he preached.

Today, unlike never before, it’s safe to assume that Perry, Jr. has gone from breaking ankles on the basketball court to essentially helping worldly individuals break away from their sinful ways and, most importantly make peace with God.

Having been preaching the gospel for nearly two decades, Perry, Jr. is just hours away from celebrating a commendable milestone for what undoubtedly is becoming a pretty stellar pastoral career for this Charlotte, North Carolina native.

On Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. EST, Empowerment Worship Center will celebrate its Fifth Church Anniversary during an assembly in which the featured speaker will be Curtis Johnson, the Senior Pastor of Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church of Pelzer, South Carolina.

For Perry, Jr., arriving at such a notable stage in his pastoral career is one in which he admittedly labeled “refreshing,” in large part because of the tumultuous events leading to his accepting his God-mandated calling.

Aside from following his father’s strict orders to preach as a child, Perry, Jr. and his nine siblings endured arguably the darkest chapter of their lives when their mother, Alice Marie Perry, died as a result of an aneurysm.

She was 48. Perry, Jr. was just 26 at the time.

“That was one of the biggest tragedies in my family and it tore my family up,” Perry, Jr., 44, the oldest of his parents’ 10 children, said of his mother’s untimely demise. “She always said, ‘You’re going to preach.’ And when she passed way, a lot of things started to happen in my life. And I said, ‘You know what? This is what I’m supposed to be doing.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

SPIRITUAL HIGH FIVE — Having been preaching the gospel for nearly two decades, Perry, Jr. is just days away from celebrating a commendable milestone for what undoubtedly is becoming a pretty stellar pastoral career for this Charlotte, North Carolina native. On Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m. EST, Empowerment Worship Center will celebrate its Fifth Church Anniversary .

All of that running from the pulpit had officially come to an end — and for all the right reasons.

Perry, Jr. made his official preaching debut at the age of 28 and, to his credit, coupled with the divine calling upon his life, he hasn’t looked back since.

After having served under the direction of Greenville-area pastor, Bishop Terry McCaskill, for approximately 15 years, Perry, Jr. witnessed his ministerial career soar to greater heights when God gave him the vision to assume the role as a pastor in 2011.

Consequently, he had become empowered to start Empowerment Worship Center in the comfortable confines of his home, although he and his handful of members sensed they couldn’t become too comfortable in his crib, given the church’s rapid growth.

HEAVENLY PROMOTION — After just two years since its inception, EWC — which is nearly 100 members — relocated to a more traditional edifice, which is its current establishment at 31 Calhoun Avenue in Greenville.

With close to 30 members, Perry, Jr. moved his church to a nearby hotel, where services were held in a conference room.

Then after just two years since its inception, EWC — which is nearing 100 members — relocated to a more traditional edifice, which is its current establishment at 31 Calhoun Avenue in Greenville.

So much for his father’s strict, nuts-and-bolts countenance that suggested, among other things, that his young, gifted athlete was destined to execute spiritual slam dunks and assists, of sorts, before those whom needed to witness them the most.

BECOME EMPOWERED: http://empowermentworshipcenter.org/.

“I think for me, man, I ran for so many years because my father made me do it,” Perry, Jr. said. “But by (age) 14, I became more relevant because of who I was. God began to use people to say things to remind me.”

Among those individuals who reminded him of his calling was his wife, Lisa, his college sweetheart to whom Perry, Jr. had gone into covenant in 1993. The couple has three children: Jamekole, 22; Samuel, 13; and Jonathan, 9.

COMING FULL CIRCLEA progressive church that continues to build on a solid foundation, Perry, Jr. said what he deems most intriguing about his congregation’s latest move is that its present location is equipped with a gymnasium which, as he tells it, allows him to enjoy the best of both worlds — basketball and pastoring.

A progressive church that continues to build on a solid foundation, Perry, Jr. said what he deems mostly intriguing about his congregation’s latest move is that its present location is equipped with a gymnasium which, as he tells it, allows him to enjoy the best of both worlds — basketball and pastoring.

“Well, I love basketball for one,” said Perry, Jr. a Greenville-area AAU hoops coach for a 13-and-under team. “I love mentoring the youth and I love pastoring. Having a gym at my church makes it so much. I mean, it’s hard work, but it’s community service. You don’t do this kind of work for money, because the need is so great. You’re touching the lives of a lot of kids out there.”

In his case, for five years and counting.

All while living out his assortment of dreams in the process.

 

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South Carolina Pastor Yolanda Townsend savoring the fruits of her labor after graciously accepting her divine calling

PREACH, PASTOR YOLANDA!!! Today, unlike never before, Yolanda Townsend, a devoted married mother of two children to her husband Christopher Townsend, Sr., is savoring the fruits of her labor all because she never grew weary in well doing.
Aside her flourishing, self-founded DIVAS 4 Christ Ministries, Townsend is the Assistant Pastor of the Empowerment Worship Center, a Greenville, South Carolina-based church that was founded by Alabama native  Pastor James Perry Jr., Lady Lisa Perry and a few board members in 2009.

Yolanda Townsend undoubtedly has had a brutally hectic schedule in recent months.

So much, in fact, that she literally has found it difficult to honor interview requests from the media.

But just recently, Townsend, the Founder of DIVAS 4 Christ Ministries, deemed it essential that she place a figurative bookmarker in her congested itinerary and share the assortment of life-changing events surrounding what has greatly given way to a successful, progressive pastoral career for this Anderson, South Carolina native.

A vibrant, vivacious 46-year-old woman of the cloth, Townsend has enjoyed a ministerial tenure that spans nearly two decades — 18 years to exact.

 

WE ARE FAMILYGreenville, South Carolina-area Pastor Yolanda Townsend pictured with her family (from left to right): her son, Christian, 11, husband, Christopher Townsend, Sr., and their daughter, Crystal, who is nine years old. Yolanda Townsend has been actively involved in the ministry for a little more than 18 years.

As Townsend eloquently explained during a recent interview with Making Headlines News, while she customarily found herself trying to flee from her Kingdom work-related responsibilities — or her divine calling, if you will — she ultimately came to a realization that God, as sovereign as He is, had other ideas.

“I knew God was positioning me for ministry at a very early age,” Townsend said. “My mother shared with me how around age three or five, I would get up, dress myself by putting on my robe and slippers, then push a chair to the front door, unlock it, and go outside. I would make my way across the street to sit in the rocking chairs with the mothers.”

GOD’S MYSTICAL UNIONChristopher and Yolanda Townsend were united in Holy Matrimony on July 17, 2003.

Wait. There are more distinctly unique details to a story that essentially unfolded nearly four decades ago.

“From then on, we knew ministry was being fulfilled,” Townsend explained. “As I got to high school, I took pride in my — shall I say — holiness attire, meaning no makeup, my hair was pressed only, and my skirts were well below the knees, and (I wore) a prayer head covering in every color to match my outfits.”

And so it eventually came to pass that at a very young age, while being raised in a home where attending church regularly surprisingly wasn’t a customary trend, Townsend — for a lack of better words — still ultimately found her way to cross.

HANDPICKED BY GODA vibrant, vivacious 46-year-old woman of the cloth, Townsend has enjoyed a ministerial tenure that spans nearly two decades — 18 years to exact.
As Townsend eloquently explained during a recent interview with Making Headlines News, while she customarily found herself trying to flee from her Kingdom work-related responsibilities — or her divine calling, if you will — she ultimately came to realization that God, as sovereign as He is, had other ideas.

You know, where she first saw the light, as one classic songwriter insinuated.

“All while attending this holiness church all on my own,” she said. “I recall being excited when the deacons would arrive to pick me up to carry me to church. And filling honored that two deacons rode in the front and made sure I sat in the back and arrived to church safety. Those were days of ministry and I knew God had more in store for me.”

Today, unlike never before, Townsend, a devoted married mother of two children (Christian and Crystal), is savoring the fruits of her labor all because she never grew weary in well doing.

Aside her flourishing, self-founded ministry, Townsend is the Assistant Pastor of the Empowerment Worship Center, a Greenville, South Carolina-based church that was founded by Alabama native Pastor James Perry Jr., Lady Lisa and a few board members in 2009.

A progressive, thriving institution whose featured vision is, “To empower the people in unity and in love so that the believer and unbeliever can be enriched and empowered from a spiritually, emotionally, financially and economically, physically, accompanied by a social perspective,” Empowerment Worship Center has served as an empowering beacon of light in the Greenville community, in large because it is committed to staying rooted and grounded through the word of God so that every believer should have (Acts 2:44-47) and experience the blessings and promises of God through faith and obedience.

BECOME EMPOWERED: http://empowermentworshipcenter.org/.

As Townsend recalls, after several unsuccessful attempts to elude her life-enhancing calling, she finally obeyed the voice of God to preach the Gospel years ago while visiting a nearby church.

“As a former South Carolina cosmetologist, I have a passion for fashion,” Townsend explained. “As we would travel and sang and my former Bishop would be preaching, I took pride in doing the hair for some of the ladies in the choir. It was at one of our numerous rehearsals that Bishop called me into his office to discuss an upcoming tour. I was honored that he wanted me to style the ladies’ hair.”

As it turned out, that brief dialogue with her Bishop ultimately gave way to divine, tear-jerking calling for the ages, one that, all things considered, was the precursor, of sorts, to what is taking place in Townsend’s life today.

“Little did I know, that was not the only reason for the meeting,” Townsend explained. “As I proceeded to leave the office, he asked me a question that stopped me in my tracks. The question was, ‘Didn’t get much sleep around 3 am, huh?’ I instantly knew where the second half of this meeting was going.”

Tears immediately began to flow in the wee hours of the morning, Townsend recalls.

“I was awakened out of my sleep at 3 am,” said Townsend, immediately recalling the meeting with her Bishop. I kept a journal and pen on my nightstand by the bed. I picked it up and started writing. When I finished I turned on the lamp and looked at what would be my first sermon titled, ‘Stop Running.’”

HONORABLE MENTIONJust recently, Townsend, the Founder of DIVAS 4 Christ Ministries, deemed it essential that she place a figurative bookmarker in her congested itinerary and share the assortment of life-changing events surrounding what has become a successful, progressive pastoral career for the Anderson, South Carolina native.

A sermonic debut she said was centered on the Biblical story of Jonah — most notably the events surrounding his encounter in the belly of the fish — that Townsend refrained from trying to duck and dodge her God-mandated calling practically sums up why her ministry has come full circle — with God, her Helper, leading the way.

MORE ABOUT YOLANDA TOWNSEND: 
www.Divas4ChristMinistries.org.

Besides DIVAS 4 Christ Ministries, she and her husband, Christopher Townsend, Sr., share a weekly radio segment that airs under their ministry’s umbrella entitled, “Straight Up No Chaser Grown Folks Style Radio Blog Show (founded by Mr. and Mrs. West),” during which the couple enlighten listeners with what they describe as “marriage ministry wisdom nuggets,” as well as prayer requests, testimonials, among other things to enhance and enrich lives.

AWWWWWWW….Besides DIVAS 4 Christ Ministries, she and her husband, Christopher Townsend, Sr., share a weekly radio segment that airs under their ministry umbrella entitled, “Straight Up No Chaser Grown Folks Style Radio Blog Show” during which the couple provide listeners with what they describe as “marriage ministry wisdom nuggets,” as well as prayer requests, testimonials, among other things to enhance and enrich lives.

And what’s so astounding for the Townsends is that God isn’t through with them yet, something by which Pastor Yolanda doesn’t shy away from sharing daily.

RUNNING FOR JESUS — “The more I ran, the greater the chase,” Townsend said of the events leading to her accepting her calling to preach the Gospel. “Until one day I could not run any longer. After attending our ministers’ classes, I preached my initial sermon.”

“The more I ran, the greater the chase,” she said. “Until one day I could not run any longer. After attending our ministers’ classes, I preached my initial sermon.

A PASTOR YOLANDA RELATED STORY: https://makingheadlinenews.com/2017/02/09/south-carolina-pastor-yolanda-townsends-7th-annual-pink-pajama-party-figures-to-hold-more-meaning-amid-potentially-fatal-house-fire/.

To her recollection, her first sermon was given on December 29, 1999, during which she spoke from the subject, “Have You Thought About Hell Lately?”

Given the immense strides she made in a ministerial career that spans nearly two decades, it’s safe to assume Pastor Yolanda’s answer to such an attention-grabbing inquiry is a resounding “No!”

 

 

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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.