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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.

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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.


For more information about Atlanta-area Author, Lisa Duffey, or to order her book, schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013254542525. Also, send email to: lblocker27@outlook.com.


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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

 

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-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:

https://makingheadlinenews.com/2017/09/06/greater-community-cogics-the-bridge-helping-individuals-achieve-their-post-high-school-educational-goals-while-advancing-the-kingdom/

 

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 is the former chief adjutant to Elder Andrew Jackson, Sr. of Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to to andre@makingheadinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

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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