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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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Atlanta entrepreneur Kent Osbourne’s new book recalls how he conquered prison life to walking in his God-appointed destiny

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV) 

 

While conducting an interview on Tuesday afternoon, a reporter jokingly referred to Kent Osbourne as “Dr. Osbourne.”

GOD’S DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN — Atlanta Businessman Kent Osbourne’s soon-to-be-released book entitled, “From Prison To Power,” an awe-inspiring, tear-jerking written document that depicts an integral portion of the life of a man whom, to his credit, has gone from being a high school dropout, to behind prison walls, to a man whom, truth be told, is presently savoring his best life now, all the while reaching back and helping others in the process.

Consequently, Osbourne found it rather amusing.

“You mean Mr.?” Osbourne said with a grin.

For the record, while the reporter was, in fact, joking, that he paid Osbourne such an intriguing pleasantry, in many aspects, carries a great deal of weight, something this accomplished Atlanta-area businessman fully welcomes.  

“I guess I am a doctor. I definitely can help people,” Osbourne told Making Headline News this week.

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Osbourne doesn’t seem to mind assuming an honorary role as a doctor, of sorts, look no further than how he has gone about providing spiritual comfort and renewed strength, particularly to those whom, like him, have witnessed God strategically try their faith in ways unimaginable.

Not only that, look no further than how Osbourne has deemed it essential to share before global platform how God miraculously rescued from the depth of a prison cell only to thrust him on arguably the most commendable platform in his young life.

In fact, look — and read — no further than Osbourne’s soon-to-be-released book entitled, “From Prison To Power: Your Prison Starts In Your Mind.”

An awe-inspiring, tear-jerking written document that depicts an integral portion of the life of a man whom, to his credit, has gone from being a high school dropout, to behind prison walls, to a man whom, truth be told, is presently savoring his best life now, all the while reaching back and helping others capture a new lease on life in the process.

For the record, it all begins in the mind, Osbourne appropriately explained.

“The single, most underlying reason I chose to produce this book is to free people out of their mental prisons that have people stuck in life and making bad choices, and to allow people to have power over every aspect of their lives once they are free,” Osbourne said.

For the record, mind you, this is about to become more thought-provoking from the mouth of an ex-prisoner who knows damn well what he’s talking about.

“You don’t have to be locked in a physical prison to be locked up,” said Osbourne, further explaining the purpose of his very first book. “You can be locked up in your mind. The physical prison is just the result from being locked up in a mental prison. I believe by me sharing my story, people will learn valuable information on what not to do in life if they want to be successful.”

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COMEBACK STORY FOR THE AGES — To grasp a thorough understanding of why Osbourne doesn’t seem to mind assuming an honorary role as a doctor, of sorts, look no further than how he has gone about providing spiritual comfort and renewed strength, particularly to those whom, like him, have witnessed God strategically try their faith in ways unimaginable.

A book Osbourne began producing back in January 2007, this Melbourne, Florida native needed somewhere in the neighborhood of roughly eight months to complete it.

Now he’s just days away from witnessing his book’s much-anticipated release — July 4 to be exact.

“I believe people will learn from my mistakes, and the goodness of God through my teachings in my book to go on to live a productive, successful, and pleasing life unto God,” Osbourne said. “I produced this book to add value to people’s lives. I want people to know that whatever you have done in life, you still can be successful. If I can do it, anybody can do it. You just have to be willing to make that change.”

ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE HIM — Osbourne has deemed it essential to share before global platform how God miraculously rescued from the depth of a prison cell only to thrust him on arguably the most commendable platform in his young life.

Much to his delight, coupled with the God-appointed calling on his life, Osbourne has, in fact, proven to be one who hasn’t merely allowed prison life to define him.

Heck, if nothing else, life behind bars proved to be the much-needed turnaround he needed to, well, turn around his life, one whereby God is yet using him for His glory.

As expected, the feedback for a book that has yet to hit the market is already garnering favorable feedback, said Osbourne, the proud owner and CEO of K.O Trucking LLC, Generation Changers International LLC, and Prison To Power Inc.

Not to mention a great book by a great businessman and a great motivator, not to mention a great ambassador for the kingdom of God, someone this modern-day church era surely needs for a time such as now.

IN THAT ORDER — As expected, the feedback for a book that has yet to hit the market is already garnering favorable feedback, said Osbourne, the proud owner and CEO of K.O Trucking LLC, Generation Changers International LLC, and Prison To Power Inc.

“I wasn’t supposed to make it,” Osbourne said. “Lost both parents before the age of 10. Homelessness. High school dropout. Abused and sold drugs. In and out of jail. Two prison sentences.”

Still, even after arguably the most trying and chaotic season of his life, Osbourne had sense enough to realize that God was there all the time.

Yep. Too late, devil. You should’ve killed him when you had the chance.

Today, unlike never before, belongs to God, as evidenced by his life’s dramatic comeback for the ages.

COME AS YOU ARE — If nothing else, life behind bars proved to be the much-needed turnaround Osbourne needed to turn around his life, one whereby God is yet using him for His glory.

“I found a greater purpose, although I suffered so much pain,” Osbourne said. “I realized if I wanted better out of life, I had to change and that change started with changing my mindset. I give all the glory and honor to God, my Father, Who gave me the knowledge to go from prison To power. I say to anybody out there that is tired of their current circumstances like I was and want to change, ‘It is possible. If I did it, you can do it. Anybody can do it.’

“You just have to be willing to make that change and it will happen,” Osbourne continued. “I sit here today as the owner of K.O. Trucking LLC, Generation Changers International, and founder of Prison To Power Inc. non-profit. I’m now building my brand as a motivational speaker and transformational speaker, motivating and inspiring others to be the best versions of themselves, teaching them how to go from the prison in their minds to living a life full of abundance. I made it. I’m so glad I made it. I made it through. You can to.”

Well said, Dr. Osbourne.

For more information about Atlanta-based Businessman Kent Osbourne or to purchase his new book, connect with him on Facebook under “Kent Osbourne.” Also, to book him for an appearance or speaking engagement, call 386.286-1987 or 321.704-3388. Also, email him at: Kentosbourne@gmail.com.

 

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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.

Slidell, Louisiana author Jessica Smothers on her new book: ‘I am a Kingdom Transit System® for the Kingdom of God’

Just after midday CST on Thursday, Jessica Smothers took to her Facebook page, where she installed a rather intriguing post that began with three vital words.

NEW BOOK ALERT!!!” Smothers, a native of Laplace, Louisiana who resides in nearby Slidell, announced before her 350 social media friends before enlightened them on her book debut.

GOD’S LEADING LADY — Accomplished Louisiana-based author Jessica Smothers is the mastermind behind the awe-inspiring, spiritually gut checking project entitled, Deliver Me From Me, an emotionally-driven book that depicts Smothers’ assortment occurrences she’s endured throughout her life, most notably  rejection, brokenness, bitterness, the proverbial orphan spirit, even abandonment.

“If you haven’t ordered my new book, I highly recommend it,” Smothers continued in her post. “Not just because I wrote it, but it will truly bless you.”

The book to which Smothers is alluding is her awe-inspiring, spiritually gut-checking project entitled Deliver Me From Me™ an emotionally-driven book that depicts Smothers assortment occurrences she’s endured throughout her life, most notably her battles with rejection, brokenness, bitterness, the proverbial orphan spirit, even abandonment.

All things considered, Smothers, exemplifying an array of transparency, appropriately shares with her reading audience a slew of encounters that stemmed from her childhood, including — but not limited to — suicidal thoughts, dysfunctional families, arrested development, self-image issues, identity crisis and confusion, insecurities molestation, abortion, and what she refers to as a “host of things hidden secrets,” many of which are customarily holding us hostage in the process. 

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To her credit, she cautions us that if we aren’t careful, if we don’t turn to and sell out completely to God, we will, in turn, become even more bound or, as she tells it, spiritually hijacked — a downward, gruesome trend that could serve as a devastating blow to our destiny.

“Basically, (we’ve got to) get delivered from self,” Smothers told Making Headline News in a recent interview, during which she provided extensive details of her book.

And because Smothers is confident of that notion that countless individuals throughout the Body of Christ will be impacted mightily through her book, she deemed it a foregone conclusion to label Deliver Me From Me as a driving force for her ministry.

KINGDOM IMPACT — Because Smothers is confident of that notion that countless individuals throughout the Body of Christ will be impacted mightily through her book, she deemed it a foregone conclusion to label Deliver Me From Me as a driving force for her ministry.

“These books are part of my ministry,” Smothers said. “My ministry deals with healing and deliverance.”

Interestingly, Smothers knows full well that had she not been delivered from an array of fiery trials and obstacles, God would not have handpicked her to compose an inspiring book for such a time as now.

“Holistically (through the total woman spirit), soul, and body, you have to be delivered before you can help someone else get delivered,” Smothers explained. “Why? Because the demonic spirits you are trying to cast out, expel out, and drive out that person will expose you those demonic spirits to work in you. Deliverance is the children’s bread. Jesus cast out every demonic spirit.”

WOMAN OF WISDOM — To her credit, Smothers cautions us that if we aren’t careful, if we don’t turn to and sell out completely to God, we will, in turn, become even more bound or, as she tells it, spiritually hijacked, a downward, gruesome trend that could serve as a devastating blow to our destiny.

A book Smothers began assembling in October 2017, she needed somewhere in the neighborhood of three months to complete a project that is scheduled to officially hit the market on March 31.

Currently, consumers can preorder Deliver Me From Me at www.gumroad.com/jsmothers, according to periodic announcements by the author on her Facebook page.

By and large, Smothers, who’s already starting to take speaking engagement requests to promote her new book, emphasized that Deliver Me From Me is for virtually everyone who need some form of God-manifested deliverance.

“I wanted to share my story with others,” Smothers said. “We need deliverance from self-inner issues. I am a kingdom transit system for the Kingdom of God.  God revealed to me that women desperately need deliverance beyond the pulpit. (They need it) in the pulpit their lives, ministry, and business.”

Which, to her credit, practically sums up why she took to her Facebook page just after midday Thursday, during which she installed a rather post that began with three vital words.

NEW BOOK ALERT!!!” Smother announced with such authority.

Now that such a vital announcement has been publicly made, go and buy this awe-inspiring book, one that was appropriately composed by one of God’s handpicked spokespersons.

 

For more information about Author Jessica Smothers or to purchase her book or request speaking engagements, connect with her via Facebook under “Jessica Smothers.” Also, she can be reached via email at: jsmothersftwt@gmail.com.

 

 

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

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

Georgia author Shameka Pointer joint authors book with fiancée; is mastermind behind five other books

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. (Philippians 2:3 NIV)

 

Shameka Pointer and her fiancée, Al Newell, first crossed paths in May 2017.

GODLY POWER COUPLE — An Atlanta-area couple who doesn’t shy away from the notion that God undoubtedly is the Focal Point of their courtship, Shameka Pointer and Al Newell co-authored the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Dating To Marry,” a newly-released, informative written documents that recalls this couple’s assortment of interpersonal relational experiences.

With God, their Helper, leading the way, they’ve since wasted little time collectively becoming engaged in a rather unique activity, one that figures to impact and enrich the lives of an array of couples, most notably those whose relationship is on the right path to marriage.

An Atlanta-area couple who doesn’t shy away from the notion that God undoubtedly is the Focal Point of their courtship, Pointer and Newell co-authored the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Dating To Marry,” a newly-released, informative written document that recalls this couple’s assortment of interpersonal relational experiences.

“Dating may seem unimportant but in reality, but it is the foundation that you set for marriage,” said a spokesperson in a detailed synopsis of Pointer and Newell’s book at http://www.lulu.com/. “Whomever you set out to date will more likely help you decide if you really want to date this person to marry them. This book will help you analyze the importance of dating.”

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All things considered, Pointer, during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, emphasized that it was absolutely essential to compose Dating To Marry, in large because the modern-day church has, in some aspects, shied away from — as she calls it — “getting down and dirty” to do the necessary things that will keep the sanctity of marriage intact.

“(We’re trying) to help people be more open-minded to living a Christian life and not just saying you are a Christian, bearing no fruit or showing no signs,” said Pointer, explaining the purpose of Dating To Marry. “In this book, we talk about the importance of dating with a purpose and not just dating for self-gain and irrelevant reasons.”

To her distinctly unique credit, it’s safe to assume that Pointer can appropriately be labeled as a serial author, of sorts, considering this native of Town Creek, Alabama is responsible for having written five other compelling books.

In June 2012, she witnessed the release of her book entitled, “Being Free And Staying Free: The Natural And Spiritual Laws of Being Free At All Cost.”

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A 32-page project that can be purchased at Amazon.com, Being Free And Staying Free demonstrates different ways one could be gripped in bondage.

“Our minds can’t even imagine how many obstacles come into our lives to hinder our growth and accomplishments,” Pointer explains. “How many times have we asked ourselves, ‘Why can’t I get passed this situation?’ or ‘Why does it seem like I’m going in circles?’ Being Free And Staying Free is here to open up your understanding on how to be free and stay free in your life.”

And then there is Poems Of Courage, a 34-page book Pointer released in July 2013.

BUY POEMS OF COURAGE HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Poems-Courage-Shameka-Pointer/dp/1627724893

In this book, Pointer shares her immense gifts through poetry, recalling among other things, her slew of struggles with life’s situations that, at one point in time, seemed insurmountable and downright unbearable.

But God…

“As I wrote the book, the stronger I became,” Pointer said. “This book will give you the strength you need to carry out life’s sometimes difficult situations. It’s full of strength, encouragement, and hope. It will bless you without a doubt, so be blessed.”

Not to be outdone, Pointer authored a two-part series written document entitled, Surviving The System: The Life of A Foster Child and Surviving The System: The Life of A Foster Child, Part 2: An Emotional Healing Guide.

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A book that made its way to the market in April 2017, Surviving The System: The Life of A Foster Child depicts the life of a foster child, with a special emphasis on opening the eyes of people when it comes to the slew of emotions and behaviors of that of a foster child.

Also, in March 2016, Pointer’s book, When The Head Refuses To Pray: The Body Withers And Dies, was officially released and has since has an immediate impact amongst her reading audience.

A 48-page project, When The Head Refuses To Pray: The Body Withers And Dies recalls Pointer’s tumultuous, chaotic experiences, particularly what she deems her “abusive unequally yoked marriage” she was in for 10 years.

BUY WHEN THE HEAD REFUSES TO PRAY HERE: https://www.amazon.com/When-Head-Refuses-Pray-Withers/dp/1530776937

“There was no consistent prayer in the marriage from the head, (during) which I did not survive,” Pointer explained. “So it talks about the importance of prayer and fasting together, but also as the head.”

YOU GO, GIRL!!!! To her distinctly unique credit, it’s safe to assume that Pointer can appropriately be labeled as a serial author, considering this native of Town Creek, Alabama is responsible for having written five other books.

An accomplished writer whose reputation is such that she is extremely passion about enhancing interpersonal relational skills amongst couples who seek to establish — and retain — healthy relationships, Pointer said it is by the grace of God, coupled with the divine calling on her life that she’s steadfastly walking in her purpose as an accomplished author.

Not to mention a devout woman of faith.

“The good, bad, and ugly times are what made me who I am today,” said Pointer, alluding specifically to her book, Surviving The System: The Life of A Foster Child.

In actuality, it seems that such an intriguing declaration is prevalent to the overall landscape of her life, a trend that has greatly fueled her desire to exercise her faith as an accomplished and gifted serial author.

For more information about Author Shameka Pointer, connect with her via social media under: “Author Shameka Imadeit Pointer.” Also, send email to: shamekarena@gmail.com

 

 

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

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

 

Atlanta businessman Kent Osbourne defies odds as high school dropout, emerges as a successful entrepreneur

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

 

Might as well go ahead and get this part of Kent Osbourne II’s testimony out of the way.

He’s a high school dropout.

DRAMATIC COMEBACK FOR THE AGES — A native of Melbourne, Florida who currently resides in Atlanta, Kent Osbourne has emerged from being a high school dropout to becoming the proud owner and CEO of K.O Trucking LLC, Generation Changers International LLC, and Prison To Power Inc.

“I dropped out of school in the ninth grade,” the 40-year-old Osbourne told Making Headline News during an exclusive weekend interview.

As if that wasn’t enough to shakeup and rattle the overall landscape of Osbourne’s young life, his bolting high school prematurely had eventually given way to a flurry of other issues, considering he wound up becoming a convicted felon amid what he describes as “all kinds off oppositions,” not to mention what he referred to as a slew of “roadblocks, mountains, storms, disappointments, and letdowns.”

Still, even in the wake of his assortments of obstacles — a host of problematic occurrences that would have caused some to throw in the towel — a rather dramatic sequence of events arose of the life of this resilient young man whom, all things considered, was determined to defy the urge to quit.

How could that possibly be for a high school dropout whose decision to put his education by the wayside was supposed to have to disrupt his ability to succeed, reduce his effectiveness, thus live and dwell on the larger side of God?

“Failure was not an option,” Osbourne explained, fielding the question as if he expected it. “I was determined to succeed.”

Osbourne, in fact, recalled vividly those days during which no would hire which, truth be told, was quite understandable, considering he didn’t possess a high school diploma behind his name.

Still, just like God, he had other ideas.

“When no one wanted to hire me, I said I would start my own business and hire myself, so that’s what I did,” Osbourne said.

Much to his delight, he had done just, having become owner of not one, not two, but three businesses, a trend that has benefited him mightily throughout the years.

A native of Melbourne, Florida who currently resides in Atlanta, Osbourne is the proud owner and CEO of K.O Trucking LLC, Generation Changers International LLC, and Prison To Power Inc.

WHAT ABOUT KENT OSBOURNE? www.kentosbourne.com

HOW YA LIKE ME NOW? Even in the wake of his assortments of obstacles — a host of problematic occurrences that would have caused some to throw in the towel — a rather dramatic sequence of events arose of the life of this resilient young man whom, all things considered, was determined to defy the urge to quit.

A little more than two decades removed from having dropped out of school, it’s safe to assume that “proud” undoubtedly is the operative word, particularly as it pertains to recalling Osbourne’s unlikely success story, given many would believe that this thriving entrepreneur was set up to fail miserably.

Still, just like God, he had other ideas.

“I always have been independent since a youth,” Osbourne said. “I never wanted a handout.”

For that reason, he sensed that the most logical remedy was to turn to selling drugs a reasonable outlet to survive and make ends meet.

“I became a big time drug dealer,” said Osbourne, who also started a record label labeled entitled, ‘Rapid Fire Records 2 LLC.’”

ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE HIM — Even after being released from prison at 22 years of age, Osbourne was not to be outdone. Heck, if nothing else, he was determined not to become so consumed with the dreaded street, a trend that could have very well sent him back to prison, or perhaps to his grave all too soon.

Even after being released from prison at 22 years of age, Osbourne was not to be outdone. Heck, if nothing else, he was determined not to become so consumed with the dreaded street, a trend that could have very well sent him back to prison, or perhaps to his grave all too soon.

“Even when I was in the streets at 22, I was always a boss, whether it was selling drugs or running my record label,” Osbourne explained. “I’ve always had that entrepreneur spirit.”

To his credit, the only things that has changed with regard to exemplifying an “entrepreneur spirit” is that Osbourne is generating his income the old-fashioned way.

He’s earning it.

Legally, mind you.

“When the going got tough, the tough got going,” said Osbourne, whose business venture caters to people of all ages. “Now that I have God on my side Who gives the increase. Nothing can stop me from accomplishing my goals. As long as I keep God first, I’m going to accomplish so much more. This is only the beginning.”

Today, unlike never before, Osbourne doesn’t shy away from the notion that his primary mission through his business ventures is to provide service to people, save souls, touch lives, and also to motivate, inspire, and empower others to live to their fullest potential.

“I was inspired to do all this by a man in prison,” Osbourne said. “He told me if I wanted to be successful I needed to seek God. Once I listened to this man who came from the same dark place I did, I went to church in prison like he told me to, and the rest was history.”

It is, by all accounts, because he heeded some worthy advice and counsel while behind bars that Osbourne is yet walking in the divine purpose for which God created him.

SET ASIDE FOR GOD’S USE — Today, unlike never before, Osbourne doesn’t shy away from the notion that his primary mission through his business ventures is to provide service to people, save souls, touch lives, and also to motivate, inspire, and empower others to live to their fullest potential.

On April 19, for example, he will be afforded the opportunity to share of his life-enhancing testimonies during a Houston-based correctional institution black tie event.

To his credit, his itinerary is starting to fill up mightily, given he’s scheduled to make public appearances in several places across the country through the end of the year.

So you might wanna book him now while you can.

“What I like most about being my business is that I’m able to make my own decisions, work when I want, work how long I want, work as hard as I want, make as much money as I want, and don’t have to worry about anyone telling me what I can, and what I can’t do,” Osbourne said. “You have the same ability I have if you would just transform your mind, and change the way you think.”

Much like he did some two decades ago.

Look at him today, living out his dreams, thus walking in the purpose for which God created him.

So much for dropping out of high school way back when.

 

For more information about Atlanta-based businessman Kent Osbourne, connect with Facebook under “Kent Osbourne.” Also to book him for an appearance or speaking engagement, call (386) 286-1987 or (321)704-3388. Also, email him at: Kentosbourne@gmail.com

 

 

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

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

 

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

A MAKING HEADLINE NEWS VALENTINE’S DAY 2018 SPECIAL REPORT

 

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

Probably for the rest of his life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Especially good ole Mama Skinner.

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

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

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

Now we know why.

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

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

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

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

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

The rest, as they say, was history.

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

Yep. That’s just like God.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Probably for the rest of his life.

 

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

 

 

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

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

Lawrenceville, Georgia-based Pastor Caron Jones advancing the kingdom mightily through her tear-jerking book

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Psalm 119:105 KJV)

Just before midday EST on Wednesday, Caron Jones took to her Facebook and staged a rather intriguing, thought-provoking video.

STUCK NO MORE — A native of Jamaica in the heart of the West Indies, Caron Jones, to her credit, had ultimately found the strength to encourage the masses to persevere and cling to unwavering faith through her awe-inspiring book entitled, “Stuck In The Cycle.”

Said Jones in a captivating post of a dancing elderly woman before her 3,400-plus social media friends: “She’s celebrating her life today at 101 (years age). People are younger and still don’t know how to celebrate life. Change your posture today.”

To grasp a thorough concept of why of Jones, a Lawrenceville, Georgia-based minister and prominent prophetess, deemed it essential to stage before the masses a fascinating post that could potentially inspire others to adopt a new lease on life, look no further than the assortment of challenges and obstacles about which she had to overcome in recent years.

Consider, for instance, how Jones, during an interview with Making Headline News on Wednesday, spoke at length about how she was left to weather arguably the toughest of obstacles amid the unexpected death of love ones, not to mention having to endure the seemingly unbearable pain of having once overdosed on drugs.

Consider, for instance, her constant battles with poverty, a slew of generation curses, not to mention fielding news of her children being taken away from her in the wake of her having been mired by a murder charge in the death of her daughter (a charge that was ultimately dismissed).

As if that weren’t enough to rattle a close-knit family, consider, for instance, how Jones had to navigate and press her way through the untimely, tragic death of her a husband whom, upon assuming the sacred desk to give a sermon, had suddenly collapsed in the pulpit as his body had done lifeless amid the sudden stoppage of his heart.

“Those are things that cause us to be stuck in life, but with our faith and trusting in God, we are able to overcome,” Jones said.

All things considered, Jones managed to persevere, thus overcome what was undoubtedly was a tumultuous, faith-enhancing season in her life, thanks in large part to God, her Helper, leading the way.

“(I want) to be a witness to others, (to remind them) that God can carry them through in hard times in their lives,” Jones said.

A native of Jamaica in the heart of the West Indies, Jones, to her credit, had ultimately found the strength to encourage the masses to persevere and cling to unwavering faith through her awe-inspiring book entitled, “Stuck In The Cycle.”

Powered by Amazon Digital Services, LLC, Jones’ “Stuck In The Cycle” is a 46-page memoir that addresses love, loss, and generational curses, all of which Jones has endured in recent years.

“I have a big story to tell about my life,” Jones said with such authority while sharing her assortment of testimony on Wednesday. “Now as a Pastor, I’m still standing.”

BUY CARON JONES’ BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Stuck-Cycle-Caron-Jones-ebook/dp/B01LBH2H6U

Credit her variety of testimonies accompanied by an array of transparency as amongst the reasons why this beloved Senior Pastor of Rejoice In The Word Church is still standing to tell of God’s goodness through her inspiring book, which was released on August 30, 2016.

ADVANCING THE KINGDOM — Powered by Amazon Digital Services, LLC, Jones’ “Stuck In The Cycle” is a 46-page memoir that addresses love, loss, and generational curses, all of which Jones has endured in recent years.

“(I strive daily) to be a living testimony to others and to empower women all over the world that like me, they can recover (from trials and tribulations,” Jones said.

As expected, the feedback through Jones’ “Stuck In The Cycle” has been mostly favorable, a Christian-oriented, faith-based written document that is extremely prevalent for a time such as now.

MORE ON PASTOR CARON JONES: www.caronjones.com

“I have gain great feedback,” said Jones, who is also the founder of The Girl’s That Stand Ministry, whereby she is afforded to travel the country, teaching and demonstrating how the power of God can greatly enable all impossibilities. “People have been encouraged by it, and many have gained strength to push forth in life no matter what drama (they face).”

THE PSALM 105:1 FACTOR — Credit her variety of testimonies accompanied by an array of transparency as amongst the reasons why this beloved Senior Pastor of Rejoice In The Word Church is still standing to tell of God’s goodness through her inspiring book, which was released on August 30, 2016.

Interestingly, Jones’ latest book has fueled her desire to write others, most notably “A Renewed Mind,” and “Standing Tall.”

Armed with more than three decades of ministerial experience, Jones also is an accomplished entrepreneur, life coach, and public speaker, who is widely regarded as one the most sought-after preachers and prophetesses in the Body of Christ.

Having commenced to composing “Stuck In The Cycle” in 2015, Jones needed a little less than a year to complete the project, which is available at Amazon.com and at  www.caronjones.com.

 

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

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

Delaware-based author Prophetess Vanessa Johnson Brinkley advancing the kingdom mightily through her new books

“A MAKING HEADLINE NEWS SUPER BOWL WEEKEND EXCLUSIVE”

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of Making Headline News’ two-part series on Delaware author and businesswoman Vanessa Johnson Brinkley. 

 

Just past the bottom of the 11 o’clock hour EST Friday night, Prophetess Vanessa Johnson Brinkley took to her Facebook page to enlighten her 4,900-plus social media friends about the latest developments surrounding her success as an accomplished author.

HANDPICKED BY GOD — To her distinctly unique credit, Vanessa Johnson Brinkley is steadfastly going to great lengths to help other believers connect with the purpose for which God created them, mostly through her books, Unlocking The Gift Of Salvation and Walking In My Identity.

“Family, friends, and the Body of Christ. My husband and I are releasing our new books, and we want everyone to get this good news into their hands and into their spirits,” Johnson Brinkley, a Delaware resident, wrote. “We’re sowing seeds back into the Kingdom. Please don’t miss your chance of investing into the Kingdom.”

To grasp a thorough concept of why Johnson Brinkley deems it imperative to routinely devise ways to advance the kingdom — particularly through her gift as an author — look no further than two previous books she’s written, both of which are transforming lives, thus drawing the masses closer to Christ.

“There were so many women reaching out to me to help them find themselves and wanting to know their purpose as well as to know the depth of salvation beyond the born-again experience,” Johnson Brinkley said during an interview this week with Making Headline News.

To her distinctly unique credit, Johnson Brinkley is steadfastly going to great lengths to help other believers connect with the purpose for which God created them, mostly through her books, Unlocking The Gift Of Salvation and Walking In My Identity.

Johnson Brinkley’s initial book, which is currently on the market, provides detailed analysis and facts on the gift of salvation that was given to us to open, explore and experience, most notably what she describes as the doctrine of man and religious teachings taught us — or, as she so eloquently says, “to just unravel the bowtie (or the born-again experience) of the Gift and not to open the package.”

Not only that, in Johnson Brinkley’s Unlocking The Gift Of Salvation, she appropriately uncovers what are known as detrimental truths about the gift of salvation.

BUY VANESSA JOHNSON BRINKLEY’S BOOK HERE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unlocking-the-gift-of-salvation-vanessa-johnson-brinkley/1127915997?ean=2940158696466&st=PLA&sid=NOK_DRS_NOOK+EBooks_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP75008&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvqWDgpWK2QIV1rrACh2YdQpPEAYYASABEgJbaPD_BwE

“This book leaves you in a position for the Holy Spirit to teach you on how to unlock what’s in the gift of salvation package,” says a spokesperson for Johnson Brinkley’s book in a formal description at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/.

Interestingly, this New York City native began composing Unlocking the Gift of Salvation in May 2015 and needed a little more than two years to complete it.

STAY TUNED — Besides Unlocking The Gift Of Salvation, Johnson Brinkley is the catalyst of Walking In My Identity, a co-authored and inspiring written document that scheduled to be released in March 2018.

“For so many years, we have been bound by just the born-again experience of this gift and guess what? This is your season and moment in time to uncover the precious jewels of such a powerful gift,” Johnson Brinkley emphasized in a description of her book at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/. “Through this powerful book, you will be ignited with a Holy Ghost fire and boldness that will cause you to not be so easily shaken in this world. Come let’s go and uncover what has long been waiting for you!”

Besides Unlocking The Gift Of Salvation, Johnson Brinkley is the catalyst of Walking In My Identity, a co-authored and inspiring written document that is scheduled to be released in March 2018.

SPIRITUAL GIFTS EXPOSED — Johnson Brinkley’s initial book, which is currently on the market, provides detailed analysis and facts on the gift of salvation that was given to us to open, explore and experience, most notably what she describes as the doctrine of man and religious teachings taught us — or, as she so eloquently says, “to just unravel the bowtie (or the born-again experience) of the Gift and not to open the package.”

“(In) Walking In My Identity, my chapter entitled, ‘Mistaken Identity, Lost Identity, Resurrected Identity: There Is Resurrection In Tragedies,’ were started in October 2017 and finished in December 2017,” said Johnson Brinkley, providing her readers with a preview of what they can expect in her forthcoming project.

By and large, amongst the things about which Johnson Brinkley is thoroughly convinced is that the purpose for which she assembled her books have — and are — being fulfilled.

“There is so much more to salvation than the born again experience,” Johnson Brinkley said. “There is life where you experience nothing missing and nothing broken in spite of what’s going on around you.  For Walking In My Identity, the divine message from my chapter is to not allow the tragedies in your life to define who you are.”

DESTINY STEPS — By and large, amongst the things about which Johnson Brinkley is thoroughly convinced is that the purpose for which she assembled her books have — and are — being fulfilled.

When asked to assess the feedback she’s garnered by way of her books, Johnson Brinkley said, “Unlocking The Gift of Salvation has garnered life changing feedback. (One reader said): ‘It has opened my eyes to things I thought I knew but really didn’t connect the true meanings of the word.  I am equipped and dressed for success! My armor is on and full speed ahead! Thank you for all the encouraging words and testimonials! I was blind and now I see!’”

Also, with a few scheduled public appearances during which she will promote her books, Johnson Brinkley announced that four additional books are on the horizon and are scheduled to hit the market by year’s end.

SHE AIN’T DONE — With a few scheduled public appearances during which she will promote her books, Johnson Brinkley announced that four additional books are on the horizon and are slated to hit the market by year’s end.

These books are:

The Fight Is Fixed (Book Collaboration)

Get Me To Midnight

#Rediscoveringme: Kingdom Access and

The Fight Is Fixed: “Exposure.”

“These books help to birth and bring about the purpose in my life to help other hurting, dis-attached and broken women,” said Johnson Brinkley, explaining how her books are in alignment with the purpose for which God has created her. “They are my life testimonies of how to overcome and live life victoriously. These books help me to be a prophetic voice to a nation of women.”

To God be the glory.

For more information about Prophetess Vanessa Johnson Brinkley or to purchase her books or schedule her for a speaking engagement, connect with her via social media under Vanessa Johnson Brinkley (Facebook). Also, send email to: administrator@propheticvoicebrinkley.com

 

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

 

Atlanta-area author Anika Ennett heeds advice of stepfather, assembles three compelling books

As the old catchphrase goes, “Mom knows best.”

For Anika Ennett, she can greatly attest that perhaps “Stepfather knows best” as well.

TRIO OF SUCCESS — Regardless of her circumstances at the time, what mattered, really, is that Virginia-based Author Ennett not only heeded the advice of her stepfather, but she took his words and wisdom and essentially ran with them. So much, in fact, that she has managed to author not one, not two, but three books.

Consider, for instance, how many years ago, Ennett recalls vividly an in-depth conversation she had with her stepfather whom, much to her delight, played an integral role with regards to helping her connect with her vision as an accomplished author.

“During that conversation, he said, “You should write a book one day,’” Ennett, who resides in Atlanta, said this week during an interview with Making Headline News. “And I said, ‘I have no idea how to write a book.’ And he said, ‘Just write…don’t worry about format, just write.’  Fast forward many years later and the thought came back up during a time when things were not at their best.”

Regardless of her circumstances at the time, what mattered, really, is that Ennett not only heeded the advice of her stepfather, but she took his words and wisdom and essentially ran with them.

So much, in fact, that she has managed to author not one, not two, but three books.

In June 2015, for instance, she witnessed the much-anticipated release of her first book entitled, He S.A.W. Me!  Saved, Anointed & Walks With Me, a compelling written document that depicts a vital chapter in Ennett’s life, most notably the assortment of challenges she endured during the past three decades or so. In a detailed synopsis of Ennett’s book at Amazon.com, it reveals that her slew of testimonies surfaces largely as a result of her walk through what she describes as many dark days, not knowing who she was, all while pressing and navigating her way through the pain of rejection on many levels — low self-esteem being one of them — en route to her fully connecting with a newfound disposition on life (most notably what she labels a new perspective of how God sees her).

BUY ANIKA’S FIRST BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/He-S-W-Me-Anointed/dp/145753939X

Then in September 2017, she authored the book entitled, Sometimes Life Has No Chill, which is a rather intriguing, provocative devotional dedicated to teenage girls.

According to an Amazon.com spokesperson for Ennett’s Sometimes Life Has No Chill, this book is widely regarded as an interactive, daily devotional, of sorts, one that addresses real life issues, all while offering solutions and allowing youths to reflect on their decisions, thus taking accountability for their own actions.

“I want our youth to get in the habit of thinking situations completely through and making informed decisions when it comes to their lives,” Ennett said of her second book.

BUY ANIKA’S SECOND BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Sometimes-Life-Has-No-Chill/dp/197565837X

Then there is Ennett’s latest book entitled, The Struggle Is Real: Healing For Survival, which officially made its presence on the market just last month.

“Just when you thought you had it all together, you know that you have changed, because you have the scars to prove it,” Ennett writes in a description of her latest book at Amazon.com. “Now, you’re ready to go forward in life in your marriage, business, ministry, job etc., but something else happens. Not only are you angry because you feel betrayed, but you’re confused because you are feeling some of those old emotions from the past that you knew you had taken care of.”

BUY ANIKA’S LATEST BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Struggle-Real-Healing-Survival/dp/1981192352

With three books — and counting — under her belt, Ennett doesn’t shy away from the notion that she is presently walking in the purpose for which God created her.

After all, mom knows best.

And so does stepdad as she had ultimately discovered.

“I still didn’t know where to start, because I was broken inside and I remember constantly praying and asking God to send someone in my life that could teach me more about God and He did just that,” Ennett, a native of Philadelphia, explained.

GOD’S SPOKESPERSON — As for the direct messages she aims to send to her reading audience, Ennett said, “One of the most important messages that I’m trying to get across is that women don’t have to suffer in silence and shame.  Shame keeps most people from receiving healing and that is a lie straight from the enemy.  You may have heard (the saying) ‘We are only as sick as our secrets’ So often as women, we try to live up to the expectations of society, our spouses, family and will turn ourselves inside out, just to be accepted.  Women are emotional creatures and we absorb so much from the world and when you are not healed from past experiences, it results in a mess. “

Interesting, the more godly wisdom she acquired, the more she began to witness her gift for writing come to fruition.

“I met a strong woman of God that began to teach me about God and who helped me tremendously during some of the most challenging times in my life,” Ennett said. “The prophetess encouraged me, walked with me, and confirmed a lot of things about me and helped me to see the gifts that the Lord had given me. All it took was encouragement, teaching and building my relationship with God.”

As for the direct messages she aims to send to her reading audience, Ennett said, “One of the most important messages that I’m trying to get across is that women don’t have to suffer in silence and shame.  Shame keeps most people from receiving healing and that is a lie straight from the enemy.  You may have heard (the saying) ‘We are only as sick as our secrets’ So often as women, we try to live up to the expectations of society, our spouses, family and will turn ourselves inside out, just to be accepted.  Women are emotional creatures and we absorb so much from the world and when you are not healed from past experiences, it results in a mess.

GOOD OLE DAD — Ennett recall vividly an in-depth conversation she had with her stepfather whom, much to her delight, played an integral with regards to helping her connect with her vision as an accomplished author.

“In addition to that, we want to fix everything and everybody but never want to fix ourselves,” Ennett continued. Unfortunately, sometimes we become martyrs and then become weighed down with the pressures of the world and then we don’t take time out to deal with the things that are tearing us down.”

When asked in what ways has her books become part of the purpose for which God has created her, Ennett, as forthrightly as she could be, wasted little time paying homage to her Creator.

“These books have taught me that I’m not a lost cause, neither are any other women that may be having a difficult time,” Ennett said. “The transparency that I display in my books foster an environment of understanding and it breaks the wall of shame down. My goal is to encourage other women to get healing and to stop hiding behind the pain.  The goal of the teen devotional is to open a dialogue between a daughter and her mother and guardian.”

Because after all, as the old catchphrase goes, “Mom knows best.”

Then aganin, for Anika Ennett, she can greatly attest that perhaps “Stepfather knows best” as well.

 

For more information about Author Anika Ennett, connect with her via social media at:

Facebook: @AnikaEnnett and @Author,AnikaEnnett 

Twitter: @Writing2Restore

Instagram: @anika_ennett

Also, she can be reached via email at: Writing2Restore@gmail.com.

 

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

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