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Atlanta-area Pastor Machele Pace’s new book provides brilliant insight on the benefits of prayer


Rejoice always; Pray without ceasing; In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV)


STAYING PRAYED UP

WAR ROOM — A native of Pelham, Georgia, Machele Pace is the mastermind behind the newly-produced book entitled, “Prayer Primer For The Christian Devotionalist,” a spiritually-refreshing written work that made its official release in August 2019.

Notice, if you will, the two intriguing words that accompany Machele Pace’s name, particularly on her Facebook page:  Uncommon Favor.

For the record, there is a variety of reasons why this devout woman of faith deemed it essential to include those two words with her name.
“My life has always consisted of a life of prayer and expression of intimacy with God through relationship,” Pace told Making Headline News during a recent interview.
It is due in large part because of Pace’s immeasurable, bend-but-don’t break faith walk, coupled with her resilient prayer life that God has bestowed upon her — you’ve guess it — her share of uncommon favor.
So much, in fact, that this young preacher of the Gospel has been blessed to the add to her spiritual repertoire the proverbial Christian-based authorship title.

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A native of Pelham, Georgia, Pace is the mastermind behind the newly-produced book entitled, “Prayer Primer For The Christian Devotionalist,” a spiritually-refreshing written work that made its official release in August 2019.

Approximately three months removed from having made her authorship debut, Pace is giddy of the fact that her vision to compose a compelling book has come full circle with God, her Helper, steering the way.

Having turned 47 on Tuesday (November 12), Pace has become a fixture on social media for leading regular prayers via Facebook Live.

A book she needed somewhere in the neighborhood of just 21 days to assemble, Pace has generated nothing short of favorable feedback since the release of “Prayer Primer For The Christian Devotionalist.”

“The vision came to write the book one day from people whom I would encounter in church or at gatherings, at work, or on social media who would let me know that they admired how I prayed, but they always ended with I wish I was disciplined to pray more,” Pace said. “So while I was in prayer, praying for believers to embrace more of a lifestyle of prayer, the Lord gave me (the vision) to write a practical guide to prayer.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

The beloved minster at Ahavah Christian Fellowship Church — a ministry that is centered on prayer, the word, worship and praise, and evangelistic outreach — Pace’s “Prayer Primer For The Christian Devotionalist” was assembled to accommodate the lifestyle of people from various walks of life, even those often find it difficult to established a solid prayer life.


“(I wrote this book) so that anyone — whether seasoned or a beginner in prayer — could have a tool that would help them better understand how to approach prayer and how to strengthen their prayer life,” Pace said. “Never forsake prayer. It does not matter where you are in life, you can and should always pray and you can always improve your prayer life and time with Father God.”


Pace thought it necessary to issue a warning, of sorts, to those who frequently abort their privilege to pray.

“Prayerlessness allows the enemy to gain advantages in our lives, but a life of prayer will give rise to the will of God that leads to purpose and destiny for our lives,” Pace explained. “Prayer is pretty powerful when we think about it.”

A book she needed somewhere in the neighborhood of just 21 days to assemble, Pace has generated nothing short of favorable feedback since the release of “Prayer Primer For The Christian Devotionalist.”

ON GOD’S BATTLEFIELD — The daughter of Pastor Jerome Pace and Everlene Mitchell of Pelham, Machele Pace received Jesus  Christ and became filled with the Holy Ghost at the tender age of 13.

“I am being told by those who have already purchased the book that it has caused them to see a different sensitivity to prayer; for others, it has helped them redevelop a prayer life with understanding, yet others it has helped them to pray from a different foundation of prayer helping them to mature their prayer life,” Pace said. “Some are even teaching their children through steps in the book that are very hands-on and easy to follow to develop a more stable and successful prayer life.”

Now that her authorship debut is effectively underway, Pace is destined to write Book No. 2 much sooner than later, a project that will also address the benefits of exemplifying a solid prayer life.

“I am working on another more in-depth prayer book that will consist of a book of prayers,” said Pace who typically hosts conferences that are geared toward the subjects that are addressed in her book. “I am also working on a book that is a self-help book that is based more on my professional training and knowledge. It will help many gain balance in critical life moments.”

The daughter of Pastor Jerome Pace and Everlene Mitchell of Pelham, Machele Pace received Jesus  Christ and became filled with the Holy Ghost at the tender age of 13.


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She officially accepted her divine call to ministry in 1996 during which she had become a licensed minister under the leadership and spiritual covering of the late Apostle Dr. Leon Bryant Seymore of Jacksonville, Florida.

Two years later, Pace was installed as a Pastor under the same ministry for which she accepted her calling, a development that ultimately led to her becoming the Pastor of Ahavah Worship Center in Decatur, Georgia.

Approximately three months removed from having made her authorship debut, Pace is giddy of the fact that her vision to compose a book has come full circle with God, her Helper, steering the way.

Much to her delight, that God has strategically anointed Pace to become an author aligns with the purpose for which she was created. Pace’s ministerial career spans two decades.

“I believe that one of my God-given purposes in the earth is to lead people back to a place in God that is true and authentic through the platform of prayer…to help our generation understand why we pray and, most importantly, how to pray that we can be successful, praying prayers that will terminate the insults of the enemy of our souls as well as help us to freely move into our God-given destinies…to also pass to the next generation prayer as a staple in families and homes alike,” Pace said.

Talk about putting uncommon favor to good use.


For more information on Atlanta-area Author Machele Pace, to order her book, or schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/machelepac; Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Pace_Me/; Twitter: Meme@diamndrose. Email her at: ahavahcfc@gmail.com.


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Georgia author Gina F. Beverly heeds counsel of her Pastor, writes a pair of spiritually-empowering books


And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. (Exodus 33:17 KJV)


KINGDOM WORK 

GOD’S LEADING LADY — For Gina F. Beverly, a Kingsland, Georgia-based author who is a native of New Orleans, her books have emerged amid an assortment of personal life experiences. Beverly’s pair of awe-inspiring written works: “Do You Know Who You Are And What You Are Entitled Too?” and “Dysfunction Breeds Distorted Vision.”

DALLAS — What a difference a few text messages and emails could make in the lives of those who are in dire need of some much-needed encouragement.

No one understands this notion more than Gina Fernandez Beverly whom, to her credit, diligently exercised this trend nearly a decade and a half or so ago.
“Approximately 14 years ago, I began to send out encouraging texts and emails to my friends and family,” Beverly told Making Headline News this week. “The word spread.”
So much so that once her spiritual leader had fielded word of Beverly’s favorable deed that essentially is synonymous to the familiar Biblical passage that is Ephesians 2:3, he subsequently suggested she do more with it, particularly as it pertains to advancing the kingdom.
“One day I sent the text to my Pastor, and after a few months, he encouraged me to write a book on what I was texting and emailing to everyone,” Beverly recalled.

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As for her initial project, it has been widely deemed an “inspirational, empowering, uplifting, and informational” book by a majority of Beverly’s reading audience according to an introduction of this written document at Amazon.com.

Thank God she appropriately heeded the notable advice of God’s spokesperson, considering Beverly has managed to assemble not one, but two spiritually-empowering books as a result to what undoubtedly has evolved into a flourishing ministry, of sorts.

Beverly’s pair of awe-inspiring written works: “Do You Know Who You Are And What You Are Entitled Too?” and “Dysfunction Breeds Distorted Vision.”

For Beverly, a Kingsland, Georgia-based author who is a native of New Orleans, her books have emerged amid an assortment of personal life experiences.

“Throughout my life, I have had struggles with low self-esteem and self-worth,” Beverly said. “My reason for writing the books is to encourage others struggling with low self-esteem and self-worth.”


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As for “Dysfunction Breeds Distorted Vision,” meanwhile, the overall reaction has essential been the same, considering Beverly’s readers have described this project as a “motivational, empowerment, and encouraging” one to anyone who has had or is currently having a dysfunctional or distorted vision of who they are, as cited at Amazon.com.

Having spent 22 years in the United States Naval Academy before her ceremonious retirement in 2008, Beverly began assembling “Do You Know Who You Are and What You Are Entitled To?” in June 2016 and “Dysfunction Breeds Distorted Vision” in May 2018.

Her initial project has been widely deemed an “inspirational, empowering, uplifting, and informational” book by a majority of Beverly’s reading audience according to an introduction of this written document at Amazon.com.

As for “Dysfunction Breeds Distorted Vision,” meanwhile, the overall reaction has essential been the same, considering Beverly’s readers have described this project as a “motivational, empowerment, and encouraging” one to anyone who has had or is currently having a dysfunctional or distorted vision of who they are, as cited at Amazon.com.

SPIRITUAL TREND SETTER — “Approximately 14 years ago, I began to send out encouraging texts and emails to my friends and family,” Beverly told Making Headline News this week. “The word spread.”

As for the divine message she aspires to send to her audience through her books, Beverly emphasized, among other things, that it starts with one’s truth.


“Always stay encouraged,” Beverly said. “Learn to empower yourself and know and live your truth. Your truth is your truth, and never compare yourself to anyone else.”


A pair of books that have generated an array of favorable feedback — “These books have been empowering and encouraging,” this author said — Beverly is thoroughly convinced that her latest works are a part of the purpose for which God has created her.

“My flaws, mistakes, and internal fights I have had with myself are what the Lord used to help others,” said Beverly, adding that future books are forthcoming once she completes her advanced education.

Beverly is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling at Luther Rice Seminary and Bible College.

“I have had several speaking engagements,” Beverly said of her books. “My current focus is on completing school.”

A former Navy Chief Petty Officer ITC(SW), Beverly is grateful of the fact that God has strategically assigned her through her gifts as an author to empower and advance the kingdom, most notably during a time in which the people need it the most.

A pair of book that have generated an array of favorable feedback — “These books have been empowering and encouraging,” this author said — Beverly is thoroughly convinced that her latest works are a part of the purpose for which God has created her.

“One of my favorite scriptures is Exodus 33:17: And the Lord said to Moses, (your name goes here), ‘This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name,’” Beverly said.

Passing along some words of encouragement.

Once again.

Yep. What a difference a few text messages and emails have made.


For more information on Kingsland, Georgia-based Author Gina Fernandez Beverly, to order her books, or schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/gina.beverly.9 or at https://www.facebook.com/GinBeverly/.


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University of West Georgia’s Kambria Hardnett makes her much-anticipated authorship debut


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9 NIV)


MIRROR IMAGE OF FAITH 

WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE — A senior at the University of West Georgia, Kambria Hardnett is the mastermind behind the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Matters of HER: A Millenial’s Faith Building Process,” her newly-produced written work that is a couple of months removed having been officially published.

DALLAS — At the end of the real day, Kambria Hardnett made sure she had done the very thing that mattered most.

She simply trusted the process.
At the end of the real day, God was faithful and just to have done the very thing that mattered most to His beloved daughter.
He rewarded her mightily for weathering and conquering the process, exalted her unlike never before for exercising her faith in such a way that it has benefited others as a result.
“I’ve had an extremely tough time while being in college, and I feel that what I have written will help others when going through tough times, feeling like there is no way out,” Hardnett, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the memorable developments that have contributed to her quest of becoming an author.
A book that is especially geared toward encouraging her fellow millennials, Hardnett’s authorship debut, too, has been nothing short of amazing.

A senior at the University of West Georgia, Hardnett is the mastermind behind the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Matters of HER: A Millenial’s Faith Building Process,” her newly-produced written work that is a couple of months removed having been officially published.

For Hardnett, a Mass Communications major — with a minor in African American studies — her new book is an authentic testament of her hard work, coupled with her bend-but-don’t-bend faith she’s steadfastly exemplified, particularly since making the transition from high school to college.

Interestingly, Hardnett doesn’t shy away from the notion that her book was produced, in large part to serve as a spiritual GPS system, of sorts, to those who look up to her.


“What pushed me to finish I would say it was little cousins and play nieces,” said Hardnett, a native of Newnan, Georgia, who commenced to composing her book in August 2017. “I want them to know that this is a process; it’s going to be hard at times and to know that there is a reason for the pain.”


A book that is comprised of just five chapters — with the No. 5 signifying the spiritual number for the term, “grace,” this writer acknowledged —- Hardnett’s “Matters of HER” is spearheaded by the familiar Biblical passage that is  Ephesians 2:8, which addresses the subject of faith in great detail.

“This book saved my life,” Hardnett said of a book that was written by the Apostle Paul. “It saved me spiritually, and I only pray that it does the same for someone else.”

To Hardnett’s credit, that seems to already be the case, given the favorable feedback she’s garnered since word spread of her newly-produced book.

“The feedback has been nothing short of amazing, (people saying) just hearing how relatable the book is, or how those twice my age have been blessed by it,” Hardnett said. “I’m just grateful for all of the feedback I’ve received thus far.”

A book that is especially geared toward encouraging her fellow millennials, Hardnett’s authorship debut, too, has been nothing short of amazing.


YOU GO GIRL!!!! 

For Hardnett, a Mass Communications major — with a minor in African American studies — her new book is an authentic testament of her hard work, coupled with her bend-but-don’t-bend faith she’s steadfastly exemplified, particularly since making the transition from high school to college.

Which, much to her delight, sums up why a few more written works are on the horizon, she said.

“Yes…I have a couple of books in mind, and a possible idea for a script,” Hardnett said.

A book that is comprised of just five chapters — with the No. 5 signifying the spiritual number for the term, “grace,” this writer acknowledged —- Hardnett’s “Matters of HER” is spearheaded by the familiar Biblical passage that is  Ephesians 2:8, which addresses the subject of faith in great detail.

More than anything, college student-turned-author is overwhelmingly grateful for God’s unmerited favor on her life, which is why she’s fully persuaded the best is yet to come.

“I believe that everything I have gone through prepared me for the moments in which I was writing,” said Hardnett, “because these chapters aren’t just ideas I’ve had about the process, but revelations to things I’ve gone through.”

With God, her Helper, steering the way.


For more information on Georgia Author Kambria Hardnett, to order her book, or schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/kambria.hardnett.


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Atlanta-area businesswoman Kenyatta Bell displaying agape love for millennials as catalyst for Epic Life Ministry


Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. (Philippians 2:3 KJV)


GOD’S EPIC PLAN 

DESTINY STEPS — A native of Gay, Georgia, Kenyatta Bell is the catalyst for the Epic Management Group, an Atlanta-area ministry that was spearheaded on IHeart Radio B96.3 and is aired all over a slew of airwaves.

Just before midday EST on Tuesday, Kenyatta Bell took to her Facebook timeline, where she staged a rather spirited, encouraging post.

Said Bell before her nearby 5,000 social media followers:
It’s a great day to have God’s perfect peace that surpasses our understanding. This joy I have.
To grasp a thorough concept of why Bell, a devout woman of faith, had deemed it essential to enlighten the masses of just how much God has infused her with the kind of joy the world didn’t merely give her, look no further than how her Creator has strategically set her aside for His use.
A native of Gay, Georgia, Bell is the catalyst for the Epic Management Group, an Atlanta-area ministry that was spearheaded on IHeart Radio B96.3 and is aired by way of a slew of airwaves.

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Widely regarded as Epic Life Ministry, this company has also launched a social media teaching — a segment that’s collectively conducted by Epic Life staffers Gina Beverly, Danielle Sunderhouse and Corey Watts — whereby it has garnered a global audience.

Interestingly, Epic Management Group has partnered with The Lighthouse Radio Station to host an array of what company officials describe as “epic life experiences,” most notably for middle and high school students.

“The uniqueness of my childhood, coupled with life experiences of my own children, want to ignite identities and empower purpose in the millennial generation,” Bell, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, when how her competitive drive in life propel her for her latest business venture. “(My personal mission is to) ignite the identity and empower the purpose in others.”

A graduate of Greenville (Georgia) High School, Bell advanced her education at nearby West Georgia Technical College of LaGrange, Georgia.

A TRUE ANGEL — Generally, the sustained success of Epic Life has come to fruition, in large part because of the one key fruit of the spirit that God commands us to fortify daily: love.

Consequently, she enrolled at American Intercontinental University of Atlanta.

A business venture that is centered largely on enriching and enhancing the lives of millennials, Bell is especially resourceful in that she has been passionate in her keen ability to help others discover — and reconnect with — the purpose for which they were created.


“I love the ability to help others know who they are in Christ and know there is a great purpose for their lives,” Bell emphasized. “My ministry is for everyone; however our target audience is the millennial generation.”


For what it’s worth, Bell’s organization, by all accounts, was birthed out of what obviously is a wealth of experience on her part.

Much to her delight, it is due in large part to her notable experience, coupled with her routinely exemplifying having a heart for people of all walks of life, that have fueled her fervent desire to help advance the kingdom for such a time as now.

Interestingly, Epic Management Group has partnered with The Lighthouse Radio Station to host an array of what company officials describe as “epic life experiences,” most notably for middle and high school students.

“I personally know what it feels like to not know who you are and not be sure of your purpose,” Bell said. “I never want anyone to lack the knowledge of self-identity, worth, and purpose.”

Generally, the sustained success of Epic Life has come to fruition, in large part because of the one key fruit of the spirit that God commands us to fortify daily: love.

A business venture that is centered largely on enriching and enhancing the lives of millennials, Bell is especially resourceful in that she has been passionate in her keen ability to help others discover — and reconnect with — the purpose for which they were created.

“I love everyone, especially our millennial generation, and I want them to know that their identity in Christ is what’s important,” said Bell, while reciting the familiar passage that is Jeremiah 29:11. “I want them to know that they are made in Christ’s imagine and God loves them unconditionally.

“Lastly, He knew them when they were formed in their mom’s (womb) and He knows the plans that he has for them, declares the Lord…plans to prosper and not to harm, plans to give hope and a great future.”

Masterfully and eloquently said by this devout, big-hearted woman of faith, one who’s destined to savor a great day virtually every day — all the while harboring God’s perfect peace, the kind that surpasses our understanding.


For more information on Atlanta-area Businesswoman Kenyatta Nichelle Bell of Epic Management Group, or to schedule her for public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/EpicManagementGroup/.


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Atlanta author Qshebra Taylor defies toughest of odds, assembles a book that figures to have global impact


I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14 NIV)


UNSHAKABLE FAITH 

WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED — A native of Memphis who currently resides in Atlanta, Qshebra L. Taylor is the mastermind behind the awe-inspiring book entitled, “T.R.U.E. SHADES OF H.E.R.: The Molding Matrimony of Healing, Expectations, Realizations.”

For Qshebra Latash Taylor, her God-assigned vision for composing her latest book was revealed some five years ago.

Much to her delight, such an adventure consequently had come full circle a year or so ago.
“The vision was given about five years ago, yet the clarification, hope, and strategies for writing the book were revealed about one year ago,” Taylor told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “I believe I was created to encourage, inspire, and empower individuals in ministry, personal life, and business.”
Fortunately for Taylor, an empowerment extraordinaire in her own right, she’s been greatly afforded the golden opportunity to have an influential impact on the lives of countless of individuals, most notably through her immeasurable gifts as an accomplished author.
A native of Memphis who currently resides in Atlanta, Taylor is the mastermind behind the awe-inspiring book entitled, “T.R.U.E. SHADES OF H.E.R.: The Molding Matrimony of Healing, Expectations, Realizations.”

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A MUST READ — Interestingly, it wasn’t until after Taylor had rediscovered her God-given worth that she sensed full well that she had to move forward with “T.R.U.E. SHADES OF H.E.R.”

A book Taylor began assembling in January 2018 before the tragic death of her son — who was murdered in May 2018 — resulted in a temporary standstill with this project, “T.R.U.E. SHADES OF H.E.R.” was finally completed just last month.

The founder and CEO of BAMM EmpowerEment Ministries and All Visions Enterprise LLC, Taylor’s “T.R.U.E. SHADES OF H.E.R.” will be available to pre-sale order August 15.

The nationwide release for this book will take place on October 13.

Having produced seven written works dating back to 2015 with a few more on the horizon, Taylor is especially appreciative of the notion that she has finally gotten her latest published document completed, considering it comes amid arguably the darkest season of her life — a sometimes disastrous, stormy season whereby she has been equipped and molded to be used by God to help advance His kingdom unlike never before.


“As a vision coach and strategist, my heart’s desire is to help others to see insight beyond life’s ups and down,” said Taylor, providing a detailed synopsis of why she chose to write her latest book. “My greatest inspiration was after a conversation I remember having with my son.”


For Taylor, it was a life-altering dialogue by which she will recall for the rest of her life.

“He said he couldn’t see past the darkness — past decisions, choices, etc.,” Taylor explained. “I knew what that felt like when I was growing up in Memphis and it flowed into my life as an adult. The darkness became my norm and I was so afraid to live, pursue, and expect greater. This behavior allowed me to settle my whole life — friendships, relationships, partnerships, and leadership — and I was scared to accept who God said I was and what I could have.”


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Having acknowledged that her past, by all accounts, had become what she describes as her “prison,” there was, in fact, somewhat of a silver-lining in the midst of what was seemingly nothing more than organized confusion in the life of this devout woman of faith whom, to her credit, was determined not to take defeat lying down.

Because of whom she is and because of where God is taking her, she had a few good reasons not to allow her faith to waver during a time it seemed on the brink of throwing in the towel.

But God…

“My past has become a molding platform to reintroduce who I was and who God called me to be,” Taylor said. “My past protected me as a survivor, but my future is calling forth me as a thriver.”

Interestingly, it wasn’t until after Taylor had rediscovered her God-given worth that she sensed full well she had to move forward with “T.R.U.E. SHADES OF H.E.R.”

“I started off writing about my healing to help others through their storms and later on turned into helping others see beyond their disappointments,” said Taylor, alluding to life-changing occurrences such as devastation, death, denial, and divorce or, as she specifically singles out, ‘two abusive husbands.’

“My grandma encouraged me to marry a man who I did not like just to say I am married and my children have a father,” Taylor continued. “And then I married again only to marry someone who was able to handle my right now, but not my future (he was “jealous and intimated of my ministry” she explained. “From the ministry of misery to the ministry of motivational matrimony.”

All things considered, Taylor would be the first to admit that she’s most grateful to Almighty God for complete restoration, for a new lease on life, if you will.

Fortunately for Taylor, an empowerment extradionaire in her own right, she’s been greatly afforded the golden opportunity to have an influential impact on the lives of countless of individuals, most notably through her immeasurable gifts as an accomplished author.

“I will no longer settle for anything or anyone less than what and who God has for me,” Taylor said without hesitation. “My son’s death has become the rebirth of who God has called me to be. God will use what you’ve gone through in the past and your right-now to build a wonderful masterpiece.

“All things work together,” added Taylor, now starting to sound alike seasoned evangelist. “When you know you are in God, it’s so easy to live according to God’s word so you can access God’s best.”

Having produced seven written works dating back to 2015 with a few more on the horizon, Taylor is especially appreciative of the notion that she had finally gotten her latest published document done, considering it comes amid arguably the darkest season of her life — a sometimes disastrous, stormy season whereby she has been equipped and molded to be used by God to help advance His kingdom unlike never before.

Despite all through which she has gone and survived, Taylor doesn’t shy away from the notion that she steadfastly heard God’s Voice loud and clear.

Therefore, she had no other choice but to react accordingly.

“(That is) returning back to my First Love. That’s God,” Taylor said without hesitation.

Once again.

Talk about exemplifying unshakable faith.


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Georgia Pastor Vincent and Lady Ardys Leslie savoring the abundant life that Christ came to give them


Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; Nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away. (1 Peter 5:2-4 NKJV)


THE JOHN 10:10 AFFECT

FRUITS OF THEIR LABOR — Powered by the motto that reads: We are real people with real issues looking for real answers, Abundant Life is widely deemed “one church in two locations,” considering it will unveil a campus in nearby Augusta the final weekend of April. As if that isn’t enough to set off a festive, jubilant, collective praise break amongst the masses, Abundant Life commemorated its fifth anniversary the first weekend in April, a feat Pastor Vincent and Lady Ardys Leslie don’t merely take lightly, considering God had strategically set them aside for His use — particularly to serve faithfully alongside each other for such a pivotal time as now.

DALLAS — While addressing the media Friday afternoon, Vincent Leslie recalled in great detail how God had strategically gone about placing him on an pivotal assignment for such a time as now.

A massive, life-changing endeavor, one that, to his distinctly unique credit, is steadily impacting and enriching the kingdom unlike never before.

“I didn’t just roll out of bed one day and start preaching,” Pastor Leslie told Making Headline News during a phone interview from Atlanta. “I’ve been preaching the gospel for over 20 years.”
For Pastor Leslie, it is a two-plus-decade journey that has benefited him mightily as one of God’s anointed spokesperson, who happens to be the Senior Pastor of Abundant Life Church of Atlanta and Augusta.

MORE ON ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH: http://www.alifewc.org/

GOD’S PLAN — For Pastor Leslie, his two-plus-decade ministerial journey has benefited him mightily as one of God’s anointed spokesperson, who happens to be the Senior Pastor of Abundant Life Church of Atlanta and Augusta.

Officially referred to as Abundant Life Worship Center, this institution that has become a fixture in the Atlanta metropolitan area and has flourished fervently since its 2012 inception, in large part because it continues to fortify its awe-inspiring vision that’s centered on meeting people where they are, thus helping them to become fully devoted followers of Christ.

Powered by the motto that reads: We are real people with real issues looking for real answers, Abundant Life is widely deemed “one church in two locations,” considering it will unveil a campus in nearby Augusta the final weekend of April.

As if that isn’t enough to set off a festive, jubilant, collective praise break amongst the masses, Abundant Life commemorated its fifth anniversary the first weekend in April, a feat Pastor and Lady Ardys Leslie don’t merely take lightly, considering God had strategically set them aside for His use — particularly to serve faithfully alongside each other for such a pivotal time as now.

GOD’S LEADING LADY — A native of Los Angeles, Lady Leslie is a former salon owner and master stylist, who was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. Not to be outdone, though, while it seemed she was “sold out to that religion” for an extended period of time, arguably the most crucial phenomenon she had come to discover is that Jesus isn’t just the Reason for every season but, above all, He’s the Reason she’s been set aside for God’s use.

Because they have diligently obeyed the Voice of God, today unlike never before, this couple — who share four children — are steadily savoring the fruits of their labor, not to mention possessing and savoring the Abundant Life that Christ came to give them.

For Pastor Leslie — a former Alabama A&M University student who spent eight years in the U. S. Army Reserve — his rise to selling out solely to God began at the tender age of 12.

A native of Huntsville, Alabama, who’s widely regarded as a man who God has commissioned and ordained to assure that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is disseminated to all mankind, Pastor Leslie  emerged as a young, gifted saxophonist, one who customarily played gospel music on a slew of platforms — most notably appearing as opening acts for a number of national recording artists.

Interestingly, it wasn’t until 1999 that he officially answered the call of God on his life, a development that had ultimately given way to his becoming a licensed minister at the historic Greater Hope Tabernacle Church in his native establishment.

A former armor bearer, whose kingdom duties included traveling the country as an adjutant (or godly servant), amongst the notable factors Pastor Leslie discovered was that authentic ministry meant to “to meet the needs of the people.”

All of which had eventually led to his much-anticipated Pastorate tenure in 2003 when he was installed as Senior Pastor of Greater Hope Tabernacle Church  in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a milestone that unfolded just two years after he had become an ordained elder.

Nearly a decade later, however, Pastor Leslie assumed his next major ministerial assignment when he founded Abundant Life Ministries in Lawrenceville along with his beloved companion.

A native of Los Angeles, Lady Leslie is a former salon owner and master stylist, who was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness.

Not to be outdone, though, while it seemed she was “sold out to that religion” for an extended period of time, arguably the most crucial phenomenon she had come to discover is that Jesus isn’t just the Reason for every season but, above all, He’s the Reason she’s been set aside for God’s use.

THIS IS HOLY GROUND 

SERVANT’S HEART — A former armor bearer, whose kingdom duties included traveling the country as an adjutant (or godly servant), amongst the notable factors Pastor Leslie discovered was that authentic ministry meant to “to meet the needs of the people.” All of which had eventually led to his much-anticipated Pastorate tenure in 2003 when he was installed as Senior Pastor of Greater Hope Tabernacle Church  in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a milestone that unfolded just two years after he had become an ordained elder.

How else to explain why she serves with keen, immeasurable excellence alongside her husband as a devoted evangelist?

“She strives to help women know their worth and value,” said a spokesperson in a detailed introduction of Lady Leslie, who also serves as director of Abundant Life Church Of Atlanta and Augusta’s Women’s Ministry, whereby she assembles and oversees programs that will enable disciple women to grow and thrive in their relationship with Christ.

Having adopted a mission in which she’s destined to “win lost souls to Christ,” Lady Leslie’s other kingdom-based responsibilities include hosting an annual women’s retreat and a monthly women’s bible study.

BEACON OF LIGHT — Officially referred to as Abundant Life Worship Center, this institution that has become a fixture in the Atlanta metropolitan area and has flourished fervently since its 2012 inception, in large part because it continues to fortify its awe-inspiring vision that’s centered on meeting people where they are, thus helping them to become fully devoted followers of Christ.

Interestingly, she is widely known for being a relationship coach, which affords her the golden opportunity to empower women of all ages, particularly through life-enhancing speeches, health and wellness, and encouraging wholeness.

The owner and adviser of the Mentor Me MasterClass — a Christian-based company and mentorship program that centers on providing spiritual oversight, wisdom, guidance, and purpose for women — Lady Leslie is an advocate for inspiring women from various walks of life to execute the essential work that would greatly enable them to savor a physically, emotionally, and spiritually-equipped healthy lifestyle.

“Our ministry is targeted toward couples and families,” Pastor Leslie said.

Now we know why.

Talk about a massive, life-changing endeavor, one that, to this couple’s distinctly unique credit, is steadily impacting and enriching the kingdom unlike never before.


For more information about Atlanta-area Pastor Vincent Leslie of Abundant Life Church of Atlanta and Augusta, or to schedule him for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call .678.667-4458, or connect with him via Facebook at: alchurchthatcares; Instagram: alchurchofatlanta; Twitter: @alchurchofatl. Also, connect with Lady Ardys Leslie at: Instagram: @ladyardysleslie; Twitter: firstladyleslie; Facebook: @ardysismycoach.


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Atlanta-area author Lisa Duffey takes another step toward her destiny in ‘I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.’


I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 NIV)


DALLAS — It was a rather turbulent, tumultuous, seemingly unbearable season in Lisa Duffey’s life, one in which it seemed far too insurmountable to bear at times.

“I got the vision about three years ago but never acted on it,” Duffey, an Atlanta-area author, told Making Headline News this week, recalling the memorable, emotionally-driven developments that led to her contributing to a soon-to-be released book. “It was just too painful. Then I began to see women coming out, talking about their experiences regarding sexual abuse and domestic violence.”


GOD’S VIRTUOUS WOMAN 

DESTINY STEPS — A native of Hempstead, New York, Lisa Duffey is among a dozen authors who assumed an immeasurable platform in the forthcoming book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

For Duffey, hearing other writers display a great deal of transparency regarding situations that essentially have shaped their lives for the better, in many aspects, fueled her desire to follow suit.

A native of Hempstead, New York, Duffey is among a dozen authors who assumed an immeasurable platform in the forthcoming book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

An awe-inspiring, spiritually gut-checking project that is forwarded by Atlanta-area empowerment coach and fellow author Dr. Carolyn Stephens, the sophomore edition of “I Am A Black Woman” is widely known as “One Voice” and addresses a variety of pertinent topics — most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.

 

For Duffey, that she was afforded the golden opportunity to share of her life-enhancing experiences in the second edition of this book, by all accounts, was a defining moments in the life of a woman who knows full well she’s been set aside for God’s use.

“I was approached by one of the co-authors and found out they were working on this project,” Duffey explained. “That is when I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I was ready to tell my story.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

That’s because not only has Duffey dauntlessly disclosed of her assortment of testimonies while fortifying pure boldness and confidence but, more than anything, it seems that joining forces with a gallery of Christian-oriented authors has become a clear path toward her purpose.

Her destiny, too.


FOR IT IS WRITTEN…

“I chose to write this chapter, because I needed to heal from past hurts — physically and emotionally — and also let other women know that this kind of behavior should not be tolerated from the men in their life,” said Duffey, recalling her stormy, tumultuous past that was mired by her being victimized by a dark season of child molestation.

“I put up with it from age 14 to 30.  As I began to put my story on paper, I realized I had things locked away in secret places in my mind, and as those places were opened, I began to forgive those that had hurt me.”

To her credit, the more she customarily grasped the power of forgiveness, the more she began to gain closure to those things that previously kept her bound.


THE FIGHT WAS FIXED

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS — For Duffey, hearing other writers display a great deal of transparency regarding situations that essentially have shaped their lives for the better, in many aspects, fueled her desire to follow suit.

The more she began to gain closure to those things that previously kept her bound, the more God began to steer her toward her purpose.

The more God began to steer her toward her purpose, the more she began to discover just how much her immeasurable gifts were needed, particularly as it pertains to advancing the kingdom.

Look at her today, a true, big-hearted and devout woman of faith, pressing and navigating mightily toward her destiny for such a spirited, life-changing time as now.

Yep. That’s just like God.


“God has and is still using me to show empathy and compassion for women who have or are going through what I went through,” said Duffey, explaining how “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” has become part of the purpose for which God has created her. “It’s easy to tell someone to leave a horrible relationship when they have not been through one. Since I been through it all, I get it…some women just can’t pick up and leave. They have to stay and endure the hardship and pain. Those on the outside should be there for them and not be judgmental.”


Now that she has steadfastly exercised her faith through the world of authorship, Duffey has acknowledged that other books are on the horizon, much sooner than later.

And with “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” set to be released in the coming months, this brilliant and talent author has already become the beneficiary of an array of favorable feedback.

So much for the rather turbulent, tumultuous, seemingly unbearable season in her life, one in which it seemed far too insurmountable to bear at times.

That was then.

This is now.

STAY TUNED — Now that she has steadfastly exercised her faith through the world of authorship, Duffey has acknowledged that other books are on the horizon, much sooner than later.

A new season, accompanied by new memories, accompanied new mercies — with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“It’s been rough, watching my dad beat my mother constantly and trying kill her in front of us,” Duffey said. “Becoming a teenage girl and being beaten constantly, mistreated, beaten up, raped, sodomized…I can go on and on.  I felt hopeless.”

Still, amongst the things that Duffey has ultimately discovered is that in spite of her slew of hell and high water encounters, God had miraculous plans for her life.

“One day, I did a simple equation, 2-1=1,” Duffey recalled. “I realized that if I took myself out of the equation, that meant 1 less headache — the man in my life — and that’s what I finally did after so many years.  At 56 (years of age), I am married to a wonderful man. (I’m a) mother of six wonderful adult children, I have three stepchildren, 10 grandchildren, been on my job as a tax analyst for 32 years, and married to a wonderful man named Keith Duffey.”

Yep. That’s just like God, always providing for us an emphatic, memorable way of escape.


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Atlanta businesswoman Alandria Lloyd named Making Headline News International Women’s Day Woman of the Year for 2018

And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. (Joel 2:25 KJV)

 

Just before midday EST on Thursday, Alandria Lloyd paused momentarily to assess the overall landscape of her life, particularly within the past year or so.

THING OF BEAUTY — A native Natalbany, Louisiana, Alandria Lloyd, 33, was named Making Headline News’ International Women’s Day Woman of the Year for 2018, edging out 10 other women across the country who were considered for this honor by the publication’s editorial staff.

As usual, she found herself guilty of praising her way through.

“In the past year, I’ve experienced a lot of losses in the area of relationships and finances,” Lloyd explained. “Some things that I thought to be the right thing, turned out to be all wrong.”

But God…

“Through the losses, I’ve learned to lean on God all the more,” said Lloyd, sounding as if she had become engaged in a testimony service, of sorts. “Even in the midst of losing things God has restored me with better than I had before.”

Fortunately for Lloyd, an Atlanta-area businesswoman and devout woman of faith, it is due in large to her bend-but-don’t-break-faith, coupled with her valiant contributions to her community, that have given way to what ultimately had turned out to be her grandest surprise in some time.

A native of Natalbany, Louisiana, Lloyd, 33, was named Making Headline News International Women’s Day Woman of the Year for 2018, edging out 10 other women across the country who were considered for this honor by the publication’s editorial staff.

MORE ON ALANDRIA L. LLOYD: http://www.alandriaelle.com

CAUGHT OFF THE GUARD — The third year for an honor that was spearheaded by Making Headline News Founder and Publisher Andre Johnson, Lloyd on Thursday morning was surprised after news spread of her being named this year’s recipient, saying “I need some good news today!”

“I was overjoyed and in total shock,” Lloyd said of being dubbed International Women’s Day Woman of the Year. “I’m blessed to be considered for such a great title.”

Originally called the International Working Women’s Day, this day is celebrated annually on March 8 and customarily commemorates the movement for women’s rights.

According to www.internationalwomensday.com, organizations and individuals around the world have collectively become committed to helping women and girls achieve their ambitions, challenge conscious and unconscious bias, as well as call for gender-balanced leadership and value women and men’s contributions equally.

Also, this day was designed in part to create inclusive flexible cultures. From awareness-raising to concrete action, organizations rallied their people to pledge support to help forge gender parity on International Women’s Day and beyond, according to a spokesperson for IWD.

The third year for an honor that was spearheaded by Making Headline News Founder and Publisher Andre Johnson, Lloyd on Thursday morning was surprised after news spread of her being named this year’s recipient, saying, “I need some good news today!”

Having authored “Fasting For Change” Prayer Journal, Lloyd is also the proud founder of Change Agent Outreach Ministries, LLC, a relatively newly ministry she established in November 2017.

Given the notable strides she’s made within the past year, many who know Lloyd agreed that this honor was well deserved for an empowering, beloved woman who has gone to great lengths to give back mightily to her community.

Lloyd is the proud founder of Change Agent Outreach Ministries, LLC, a relatively new ministry she established in November 2017.

An organization that is powered by her A’Maya’s Army nonprofit organization, Change Agent Outreach Ministries’ primary focus is centered on serving single mothers, particularly those who have suffered the lost a child (or of children).

“My ministry is encouraging and mentoring mothers who have experienced a similar loss,” Lloyd said in a January interview with Making Headline News.

In the coming months, Lloyd will be afforded the golden opportunity to further promote her organization.

From June 22-24, Lloyd will host A’Maya’s Army Mothers Retreat, a three-day event designed to encourage and inspire mothers who have experienced the loss of a child.

DONATE TO ALANDRIA’S RETREAT HERE: https://www.gofundme.com/grieving-mothers-retreat

Accompanied by the theme, “Mask Off,” the weekend retreat will take place at the Evergreen Marriott Resort in nearby Stone Mountain, Georgia, during which attendees will have an opportunity to take off the mask and openly express how they feel without the fear of judgment.

“I chose that theme, because after a woman loses a child, she learns how to wear a mask,” Lloyd said. “The mask is used to make others comfortable around her while she’s in mourning. The mask is pretending like all is well, even though she’s breaking down inside. My mission is to motivate mothers to keep pursuing purpose and to know that there is life after loss.”

YOU GO GIRL — Given the notable strides she’s made within the past year, many who know Lloyd agreed that this honor was well deserved for a businesswoman who has gone to great lengths to give back mightily to her community.

All things considered, if anyone can greatly attest to being left to press and navigate their way through arguably the toughest of losses, surely, Lloyd can — especially after having to make sense of having suffered the losses of premature babies at the ages of 15 and 16.

“After losing two children so close together, I was on the verge of losing my mind,” Lloyd said during an interview with MHL in January.

Nearly two decades removed from having witnessed undoubtedly the darkest chapters of her young life, Lloyd on Thursday was blindsided by a rather unlikely honor.

Talk about fielding some much-needed good news on an otherwise challenging and gloomy morning.

“I intend on hosting and being a part of more empowerment seminars for women,” Lloyd said in the wake of her latest notable honor. “I’m in the process of developing tools to share with women to empower themselves by living their dreams and embracing the purpose God has given unto them.”

What a difference this past year has made.

 

AN ALANDRIA LLOYD RELATED STORY:

Atlanta-area businesswoman Alandria L. Lloyd defies seemingly insurmountable odds, organizes a kingdom-advancing ministry

 

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Atlanta-area minister Matthew Brown taking an unorthodox approach to his forthcoming sixth pastoral anniversary at GCC

FAITH STEPPER — All things considered and much to his delight, it is due in large to the valiant contributions of those who have embraced Atlanta-area Pastor Matthew Brown’s gifts and talents both in ministry and in Corporate America throughout the years that he deems it absolutely imperative to — for a lack of better words — never forget to remember. A native of Buffalo, New York, Brown will celebrate six years as Senior Pastor of Greater Community Church before his congregation and a host of supporters on September 22.

MARIETTA, GeorgiaMatthew Brown, TH.D. is an Atlanta-area pastor.

He’s a pretty highly regarded one too.

A product of the historic Church Of God In Christ and the proud shepherd of Greater Community COGIC in Marietta, Georgia, Brown was brought up mostly in a Christian-oriented environment whereby following tradition was, by all accounts, a customary trend.

“I grew up serving the older saints,” Brown told Making Headline News during a recent exclusive interview.

Amongst his notable acts of service to the Body of Christ:

Youth pastor.

A trustee member.

An assistant pastor.

Oh, let’s not forget choir director.

HEART FOR PEOPLE — Brown has a vision for winning lost souls for Jesus Christ. He has committed Greater Community to be a ministry where every man, woman, boy and girl will have repeated opportunities to hear, feel, see and touch the gospel of Jesus Christ. With an emphasis on solid praise, worship, and biblical teaching, he is making the word of God – real, relevant and relational in the life of believers and non-church goers alike.

Most importantly, Brown also assumed the monumental role of what he appropriately described as leading many to Christ.

“I understood the concept of family and community by the way we were raised,” Brown explained. “It afforded me many opportunities. I credit my upbringing in church dealing with people to my career in corporate marketplace and government.”

Add to the fact that Brown, a native of Buffalo, New York, is a former special assistant to that city’s mayor, as well as having occupied a variety of Corporate America posts — most notably vice president of a local development corporation, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, Commissioner of General Services and Communications Director for the mayor of Buffalo — and it’s no wonder that even as an efficient and resourceful veteran man of the cloth, Brown has adopted the notion that implies, among other things, he welcomes the concept of venturing outside of tradition and advancing the kingdom in a rather unorthodox way.

A product of the historic Church Of God In Christ and the proud shepherd of Greater Community COGIC in Marietta, Georgia, Brown was brought up mostly in a Christian-oriented environment whereby following tradition was, by all accounts, a customary trend.

“I wholeheartedly believe that ministry is not possible without support of one’s family,” Brown said. “Their contribution of time, talent and treasure is incalculable and grossly underestimated. My success, if I have any, is a reflection of the way I grew up, the family that supports me and the wonderful people around the nation that have deposited great things in me.”

All things considered and much to his delight, it is due in large to the valiant contributions of those who have embraced Brown’s gifts and talents both in ministry and in Corporate America throughout the years that he deems it absolutely imperative to — for a lack of better words — never forget to remember.

PASSING THE LIMELIGHT ON — All in all, what this year’s pastoral celebration boils down to is Greater Community’s most celebrated leader launching a spiritual curveball, of sorts, by way of shifting the figurative spotlight away from himself and aiming it in the direction of those whose valiant contributions have help make GCC the beacon of light for which it is widely known.

“Honestly, I just wanted to say thank you to the members of Greater Community for their support over the last six years,” Brown said.

He will be afforded the opportunity to extend votes of thanks early and often during his much-anticipated Sixth Pastoral Anniversary on Friday, September 22 when his congregation, a host colleagues, family members, friends and close acquaintances pay homage to him for his tireless contributions as a beacon of light to the Atlanta community and his ministry at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest At Galleria.

The weekend-long festivities will be include a Celebration Reunion Choir Concert the following day at 6 p.m. EST and will culminate with GCC’s Homecoming Services on September 24 at 8 and 11 a.m. EST.

WHAT ABOUT GREATER? http://www.greatercommunitycogic.org/

Officially installed as Greater Community’s Senior Pastor in October 2011, Brown for months leading to his much-anticipated milestone had routinely expressed his desire to take a rather unorthodox approach to his latest Pastoral celebration, one that will be geared largely toward shining the figurative spotlight on those who have greatly helped the church stand the tests of time since its inception.

COMPLETELY SOLD OUT TO GOD — Nearly 35 years removed from having officially been installed as an ordained minister, Brown — whose kingdom-based resume includes having assumed leadership posts in COGIC’s local, district, jurisdiction and national church — is especially enthralled about his forthcoming sixth year pastoral anniversary.

Amongst his church’s notable highlights will be to pay homage to what Brown has dubbed the Living Legend members, most notably those who were members of the Avery Street Hensley Chapel location to the institution’s present establishment at 406 Roswell Street.

Among those being recognized are Emeritus Church Mother, 99-year-old Edna Wise and 85-year-old Mother Marthene Penn, both of whom will be recipients of the Bishop James J. Hensley Lifetime Award courtesy of Pastor Brown, and COGIC General Board Member Bishop Sedgwick Daniels.

Also, church officials said that a new initiative will be announced in honor of recently deceased GCC member Marietta Wilson and it will be named the Marietta Wilson Entrepreneur Program. In addition, Brown’s pastoral celebration will feature a variety of tributes, particularly from local, regional and national dignitaries.

All in all, what this year’s pastoral celebration boils down to is Greater Community’s most celebrated leader launching a spiritual curveball, of sorts, by way of shifting the figurative spotlight away from himself and aiming it in the direction of those whose valiant contributions have help make GCC the beacon of light for which it is widely known.

ESTEEMING OTHERS — Brown will be afforded the opportunity to extend votes of thanks early and often during his much-anticipated Sixth Pastoral Anniversary on Friday, September 22 when his congregation, a host colleagues, family members, friends and close acquaintances pay homage to him for his tireless contributions as a beacon of light to the Atlanta community and his ministry the Atlanta Marriott Northwest At Galleria.

“Pastor Brown desired to share his anniversary with the membership by thanking them for their support for the last six years by honoring the past, celebrating the present, and anticipating the future opportunities to bring kingdom to community,” a GCC spokesperson said.

Nearly 35 years removed from having officially been installed as an ordained minister, Brown — whose kingdom-based resume includes having assumed leadership posts in COGIC’s local, district, jurisdiction and national church — is especially enthralled about his forthcoming sixth year pastoral anniversary.

AIMING TO BE DIFFERENT — Named Greater Community’s Senior Pastor in September 2011, Brown for months leading to his much-anticipated milestone had routinely expressed his desire to take a rather unorthodox approach to his latest Pastoral celebration, one that will be geared largely toward shining the figurative spotlight on those who have greatly helped the church stand the tests of time since its inception.

“I wanted to honor some precious people who’ve given their lives in service to the local church and region,” Brown said. “I believe at times that as a leader, I want to thank people who have given me the privilege to lead this ministry and celebrate what happens when we work together. It is a time of social celebration, a night out for the saints, a time of reflecting our past, celebrating our present and anticipating our future. I like to do things different and this was just a little different.”

Well said by this Atlanta-area pastor whom, given his illustrious ministerial track record, is a pretty highly regarded one too.

 

A GREATER COMMUNITY COGIC RELATED STORY:

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Nashville-based syndicated radio personality Aaron Jordan’s weekly show attracting big name gospel recording artists and celebs

TEN-NES-SEE HIM IN ACTION — A native of Memphis who’s made quite a name for himself as an accomplished author, motivational speaker, and relationship expert, Aaron Jordan has added yet another achievement to his talent repertoire as an award-winning syndicated radio personality as owner and host of the Know Your Worth Radio Show with co-host Michael Warren. The show airs every Saturday from Noon-1 p.m. CST on Nashville’s 102.1 FM The Light and is a proceeded by the Hezekiah Walker Show.

 

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — A pretty clever, sometime hilarious guy, that Aaron Jordan.

So much, in fact, that he took to his Facebook page and staged a rather amusing post Friday afternoon.

“That moment when you go to pick up your daughter from school and the teacher asks if you are really famous and a celebrity…Funny!!! #MrKnowYourWorth” Jordan wrote to the delight of his nearly 4,000 followers.

While Jordan’s Facebook post gave way to an assortment of pleasantries and laughs, in essence, the notion that he is a celebrity, of sorts, rings true in many aspects.

A native of Memphis who’s made quite a name for himself as an accomplished author, motivational speaker, and relationship expert, Jordan has added yet another achievement to his talented, immeasurable repertoire as an award-winning syndicated radio personality as owner and host of the Know Your Worth Radio Show with co-host, Atlanta’s Michael Warren. The show airs every Saturday from Noon-1 p.m. CST on Nashville’s 102.1 FM The Light and is a proceeded by the Hezekiah Walker Show.

STAR-STUDDED SHOW — To his credit, the general consensus amongst Jordan’s listening audience is that he certainly has paid his dues, particularly as it relates to making a name for himself, thus creating his own unique voice as a flourishing middle Tennessee-based radio personality. How else to explain why the Know Your Worth Radio Show has managed to attract such big name awarding-winning and renowned gospel recording artists such as Yolanda Adams, Jekalyn Carr, Kierra Sheard, not to mention Preachers of Atlanta star and internationally-acclaimed Pastor Kim Pothier-Jones, among others.

To his credit, the general consensus amongst Jordan’s listening audience is that he certainly has paid his dues, particularly as it relates to making a name for himself, thus creating his own unique voice as a flourishing middle Tennessee-based radio personality.

How else to explain why the Know Your Worth Radio Show has managed to attract such big name awarding-winning and renowned gospel recording artists such as Grammy winner Yolanda Adams, Stella winner Jekalyn Carr, Grammy winner Kierra Sheard, not to mention Preachers of Atlanta star and internationally-acclaimed Pastor Kim Pothier-Jones, among others?

“What I love the most is being able to impact people in a positive way,” Jordan told Making Headline News this week.

Aside from bridging the gap between his devoted listening audience and the gospel celebs, Jordan routinely makes it point to offer some pivotal, wholesome, life-enhancing relationship advice that could greatly help inspire and empower those who have embraced his 60-minute show.

“(We give) them great insight on various topics in dating, provide great entertainment, and all while enriching their minds,” Jordan said.

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Renowned gospel recording Kierra Sheard recently appeared on Aaron Jordan’s Nashville-based Know Your Worth Radio Show.

Moreover, what’s so intriguing about a show that was officially birthed in May 2015 is that it already is starting to garner rave reviews from other syndicated shows.

Just recently, after generating headlines upon the official release his book, “The Power Within, A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes,” a representative of the Steve Harvey Morning Show retweeted the link of Jordan’s story to express his well wishes to the rising radio personality standout.

Such a development, Jordan said, caught him by surprise for all the right reasons.

“I was actually shocked when I first saw it and got the notification,” Jordan explained. “Also, I know we follow each other on Twitter, but I use to wonder if certain people actually see my tweets. So it came by a huge surprise. (I was) grateful for the favor of my Creator.”

And much to the delight of Jordan and his co-host, their listeners are grateful for the positive vibes they customarily are afforded in the midday every Saturday, a trend that, as a result, reminds them of their God-manufactured worth.

WE ARE FAMILY — Jordan attributes much of his success to his wife, Ashley Jordan, and his daughter, Teanna.

“Our listeners have stated it is a refresher to have two men authentically talk about dating and relationships and, most importantly, give real unbiased advice to empower (the masses),” Jordan said.

So why in such a short time frame has the Know Your Worth Radio Show emerged as a fixture around the country?

“In my opinion, I think it is the authenticity of the advice and topics discussed and, most importantly, because of God’s favor,” he said.

Well said by a pretty clever, sometime hilarious guy, that Aaron Jordan, a notable celebrity, of sorts.

In his own right.

 

To reach Aaron Jordan, write him at:

P. O. Box 330711

Murfreesboro, TN 37133

 

 

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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.