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Dallas/Fort Worth Pastor Edward Taylor continuing Deliverance Chapel COGIC’s longstanding mission as its beloved leader


Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV)


CARRYING THE MANTLE 

DIFFERENT LEADER, SAME MISSION — A notable faith-based resume that is comprised of Edward Taylor being widely dubbed a well-respected preacher, teacher, evangelist, worshipper, father, and counselor, he has appropriately assumed his rightful place as the face of the historic Deliverance Chapel Church of God In Christ, located at 1438 Hortense Avenue.

DALLAS — For the record, it is a testimony that Edward Taylor deems it a foregone conclusion to share with the masses.

Every single chance he gets.

Just recently, Taylor found himself disclosing it once again, reliving the awe-inspiring notion that had it not been for the Lord on his side then, chances are, he wouldn’t merely know where he’d be.

Then again, he does have an idea, to put it rather bluntly.
“Had God not changed my life when He did, I would probably be dead or in jail,” Edwards, during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the memorable, life-altering developments that led to his rise as an accomplished man of the cloth. “Also, I know if He changed my life, he can do it for someone else. So I take reaching the lost — evangelism — really serious.”
To grasp a thorough understanding of why Taylor would be considered a proverbial nuts and bolts — or a going by the book — type of minister, look no further than not just how God has provided for him a way of escape time and again.
Oh…and while you’re at it, look no further than how he’s diligently going about serving the people of God.
A notable faith-based resume that is comprised of Taylor being widely dubbed a well-respected preacher, teacher, evangelist, worshipper, father, and counselor, he has appropriately assumed his rightful place as the face of the historic Deliverance Chapel Church of God In Christ, located at 1438 Hortense Avenue.
Installed as an ordained elder approximately two years later by the late Bishop J. Neaul Haynes, the former Prelate of the Texas Northeast First Jurisdictional, Taylor consequently served closely under late Superintendent Kelley Jr., a stint that would ultimately give way to his official installation as Deliverance Chapel’s Pastor months after Kelley Jr.’s untimely demise, despite having founded Dallas’ El Shaddai Temple Church of God In Christ in August 2011.

A tradition-rich institution that’s housed in the historic Oak Cliff community of Dallas, Deliverance Chapel has embraced wholeheartedly the keen leadership of Taylor, 53, since the longtime minister was installed as its third Senior Pastor in 2017.

Having succeeded the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley Jr., who passed away on November 19, 2016 at the age of 54, Taylor has made immeasurable strides since assuming the Senior Pastoral duties and, much to his delight, his congregation has unquestionably and gracefully received him in the process.

Deliverance Chapel was founded in 1981 by the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley, Sr. and his wife, Elect Lady Geneva Kelley.

“Although (I was) raised in a single parent home, my mother always taught me to work hard and never let anyone tell me what I can’t do or attain,” said Taylor, recalling the No. 1 key value he was taught as a child.

CONNECT WITH DELIVERANCE CHAPEL COGIC: http://dccogic.org/

SERVING WITH EXCELLENCE — To grasp a thorough understanding of why Taylor would be considered a proverbial nuts and bolts — or a going by the book — type of minister, look no further than not just how God has provided him a way of escape time and again, but look no further than how he has gone about serving the people of God.

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Taylor and his family relocated from the Magnolia to the Lone Star State in 2004, approximately nine years after he had effectively accepted his calling to preach the gospel.

Interestingly, even before God had strategically set Taylor aside for His use, this young preacher endured a tumultuous season in the wilderness, one that was mired by his constant drug addiction.

All things considered, coupled with divine purpose for which he was created, even a somewhat lengthy connection to drugs wasn’t enough to steer Taylor to a premature death, mind you.


LEAST WE FORGET 

REMEMBERING HIS PREDICESSORS  — Having succeeded the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley Jr., who passed away on November 19, 2016 at the age of 54, Taylor has made immeasurable strides since assuming Senior Pastor duties and, much to his delight, his congregation has unquestionably and gracefully received him in the process.

If nothing else, it seemed that such a downtrodden and gloomy season of his life only impressed upon the heart of his Creator to come after him the more. So much so that this young, gifted preacher from the “SIP” (a historic abbreviation for Mississippi) had no choice but to do away with his potentially dead-end addiction, thus pick up his cross and obey God’s specific commands that included, among other things, leading His people for such a time as now.

Because at the end of the real day, Taylor was taught, more than anything, that only what you do for Christ will last.

AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART

Armed with well over three decades of experience in the ministry, Taylor is especially appreciative of the valiant and unyielding support of Elect Lady Tangela Taylor, his wife of 15 years, who serves alongside him in ministry.

Here he is today, functioning mightily in his element as the chief executive officer of one of the most longstanding ministries in Dallas/Fort Worth which, to his credit, is a far cry from those days back home in Mississippi, where the adversary sensed he had Taylor right where he wanted him.

But God…

SERVANT’S HEART — For what it’s worth, this national COGIC Adjutant has been serving ever since — serving with a pure and contrite heart, serving immense adherence and trustworthiness, serving according to God’s purpose.

“(My ) family is very supportive, especially my mother and adult children,” said Taylor, explaining his transition to Senior Pastor nearly two years ago.

Armed with well over three decades of experience in the ministry, Taylor is especially appreciative of the valiant and unyielding support of Elect Lady Tangela Taylor, his wife of 15 years, who serves alongside him in ministry.


 

“The Lord has blessed us to work together to accomplish great things in the ministry,” Taylor said of his companion’s unparalleled support. “Our greatest desire is to take the church to another level and build the people and let God grow the church. Deliverance Chapel is a united body, and is definitely a good church to go to heaven from.”

Credit Taylor’s predecessor as arguably the biggest reason why.

Taylor joined Deliverance Chapel in 2004 after serving a brief tenure under Pastor Joe Starks of Shady Gove Church of God In Christ in nearby Irving, Texas.

RIGHT WHERE GOD WANTS HIM — Here is Taylor today, functioning mightily in his element as the chief executive officer of one of the most longstanding ministries in Dallas/Fort Worth which, to his credit, is a far cry from the days back home in Mississippi, where the adversary sensed that he had Taylor right where he wanted him. But God…

Installed as an ordained elder approximately two years later by the late Bishop J. Neaul Haynes, the former Prelate of the Texas Northeast First Jurisdictional, Taylor consequently served closely under Superintendent Kelley Jr.

Such a stint would ultimately give way to Taylor’s official installation as Deliverance Chapel’s Pastor months after Kelley Jr.’s untimely demise, despite having founded Dallas’ El Shaddai Temple Church of God In Christ in August 2011.

Deliverance Chapel was founded in 1981 by the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley, Sr. and his wife, Elect Lady Geneva Kelley.

Prior to assuming his Pastoral assignment in Texas, Taylor served at Amazing Institutional Church of God in Christ in Jackson, Mississippi, under the leadership of Superintendent Marcus Butler.

Currently, Taylor serves as Evangelist President to Bishop Nathaniel De’Anthony Wells, the Prelate of Texas Northeast Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.

Asked when he sensed that God was strategically him for ministry, Taylor said without hesitation: “When I accepted my calling at age 30.”

A PROVEN LEADER — A tradition-rich institution that’s housed in the historic Oak Cliff community of Dallas, Deliverance Chapel has embraced wholeheartedly the keen leadership of Taylor, 53, since the longtime minister was installed as its third Senior Pastor in 2017.

For what it’s worth, though, this national COGIC Adjutant has been serving conscientiously ever since — serving with a pure and contrite heart, serving with immense adherence and trustworthiness, serving according to God’s purpose.

Most of all, he’s serving fervently from God’s perspective.

Which, because of the divine calling on his life, is a far cry from those days back home in Mississippi, where the adversary sensed he had him right where he wanted him.

But God…


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Pastor Edward Taylor of Deliverance Chapel Church of God In Christ, or to schedule him for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 214.371.1744, or connect with him via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/deliverancechapel.cogic.9. Also, to follow Deliverance Chapel’s Live Stream, log on to: https://www.facebook.com/deliverance.chapel.98.


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

San Antonio’s Aunjane ”AJ” Johnson defying odds, making major moves as young entrepreneur


I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13 KJV)


GOD’S FAITH STEPPER 

ALA-MO SUCCESS — A native of San Antonio, Aunjane ”AJ” Johnson is a full-time entrepreneur as the owner and CEO of Destination Prosperity Multiservice Company, LLC, which specializes in offering business startup coaching, particularly through what Johnson describes as customized kits and power hours based specifically on their growth and industry, she told Making Headline News this week.

DALLAS — Although it might be widely considered rather clichéish, Aunjane ”AJ” Johnson would be the first to tell to that age ain’t nothing but a number.

Consider, for instance, the fact that Johnson is just 24 years of age.

Still, for someone who’s roughly five months away from witnessing her 25th birthday, Johnson is steadily devising ways to function mightily in her element, most notably as a young entrepreneur.

A native of San Antonio, Johnson is a full-time entrepreneur as the owner and CEO of Destination Prosperity Multiservice Company, LLC, which specializes in offering business startup coaching, particularly through what Johnson describes as customized kits and power hours based specifically on their growth and industry, she told Making Headline News this week.

WHAT ABOUT “AJ’s BUSINESS? https://www.destinationprosperityllc.net/

COVERED BY ANGELS — All things considered, Johnson’s immeasurable success as a young businesswoman has emerged amid her share of hardships, a trend that, to her credit, has contributed mightily to her quest to go after all her critics and naysayers sensed she couldn’t have. After experiencing what she describes as “a very traumatic three years of my life,” Johnson recalls like yesterday when, truth be told, she was practically homeless, living out of a laundry basket or, as she vividly explains, a section of closet space and with two drawers, to be more technical.

In addition, Johnson’s venture customarily offers financial literacy coaching and education services as a strategic way to greatly aid individuals, especially those who often struggle with the management of their personal finances through monthly budgeting, savings plans, and workshops along with affordable credit consulting.

A business venture that went full throttle some two-and-a-half years ago, Johnson is thoroughly convinced that Destination Prosperity Multiservice Company, LLC’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.


“I like educating, motivating, and assisting entrepreneurs and the community to learn how to build something of their own, manage their finances, and build their credit ethically and legally,” said Johnson, who rising business accommodates persons ranging in ages 13-and-up or, as she specifically acknowledges, “middle school through college students and adults up to age 40.”


All things considered, Johnson’s immeasurable success as a young businesswoman has emerged amid her share of hardships, a trend that, to her credit, has contributed mightily to her quest to go after all her critics and naysayers sensed she couldn’t have.

After experiencing what she describes as “a very traumatic three years of my life,” Johnson recalls like yesterday when, truth be told, she was practically homeless, living out of a laundry basket or, as she vividly explains, a section of closet space and with two drawers, to be more technical.

That, she said, is when reality has finally set in, considering even as a youngster, she knew full well that she was fearfully and wonderfully made in God, she knew full well that there’s got to be more to life than what was placed in front of her.

But God…

“I made a decision that I would create a better life for (my child),” Johnson said. “I decided we would be on housing for a bit until I finished college, but during that time, I will start planning my company and securing our future by building a business so I can spend time with my baby girl after being raised as a single mother, who had dreams but worked constantly.”

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — For someone who’s a roughly five months from witnessing her 25th birthday, Johnson is steadily devising ways to function mightily in her element, most notably as a young entrepreneur.

To her credit, coupled with what seemed to be a renewed sense of unshakable faith, Johnson stayed the course, stayed true to herself and, most importantly, trusted the process until she reaped the favorable results she so desperate sought.

In that order.

After graduating from Douglas  San Antonio’s Macarthur High School at 17 years of age, Johnson enrolled in the Cosmetology Program at Milan Institute, then finished a couple years later at Ogle School Of Hair, Skin and Nails.

Interestingly, she’s currently studying Accounting at Colorado Technical University and has just three sessions left to complete her undergraduate degree requirements.


WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS…

As if these achievements aren’t enough to cap off a dramatic comeback story, Johnson announced that she’s scheduled to make a few podcast appearances in the foreseeable future and will be teaching a virtual class teaching April 2 entitled, “How to Build An Agency.”

As for her rising company, Johnson said, “My personal mission is to build and educate the community. I want people to stop sitting on their dreams and go for it.”

Because, as she puts it forthright, life is precious, yet fragile, meaning we’ve only got one shot at this thing.

So it’s either hit or miss.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — After graduating from Douglas  San Antonio’s Macarthur High School at 17 years of age, Johnson enrolled in the Cosmetology Program at Milan Institute, then finished a couple years later at Ogle School Of Hair, Skin and Nails. Interestingly, she’s currently studying Accounting at Colorado Technical University and has just three sessions left to complete her undergraduate degree requirements.

“We only get one life,” said Johnson, “and I want anyone I’m blessed to reach to live their best life despite life’s challenges.”

Well said by this young, flourishing businesswoman whom, even at 24 years of age, knows a thing or two about defying some of life’s greatest challenges.


For more information about San Antonio Businesswoman Aunjane ”AJ” Johnson of Destination Prosperity Multiservice Company, LLC, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call her at 361-265-8815. Send email to: aunjanew@gmail.com. Also, connect with her via social media at:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ajdpmctx

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AJ.DPMC.


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

Texas 5-star entrepreneur Shelia Henry is a radiant go-getter as owner and CEO of multiple business ventures

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES BUSINESSWOMAN SHELIA HENRY

 

 

Shelia Henry can be appropriately described as a number of superlatives.

A true go-getter undoubtedly would be one of them.

FULFILLING HER PURPOSE — Aside from being dubbed a go-getter, longtime entrepreneur Shelia Henry is one who could be appropriately labeled a serial entrepreneur, considering the Houston native owns multiple business ventures, most notably Hazel Maid Service, her featured one that has been in operations for the past 15-plus years.

“I love helping and seeing people grow and elevate to the next level,” Henry, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said when asked why is it imperative that she esteems others daily highly than herself.

For what it’s worth, Henry has surely stayed true to herself, particularly as it relates to aiding others mightily to progress to the next level.

Credit her immeasurable resume as a longtime Houston-area businesswoman as arguably the biggest reason why.

Aside from being dubbed a go-getter, Henry, is one who could be appropriately labeled a serial entrepreneur, considering the Houston native owns multiple business ventures, most notably Hazel Maid Service, her featured one that has been in operations for the past 15-plus years.

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Located at 2600 South Loop West, Suite 630 in Houston, Henry’s Hazel Maid Service is widely known for providing efficient and quality cleaning at an affordable price, according to a detailed breakdown of this venture at http://www.hazelmaidservices.com/.

Not only that, Hazel Maid Services offer a wide range of residential and commercial cleaning experiences, as well as specialize in cleaning homes to meet its clients’ everyday needs.

“Finding the time to conduct a thorough house cleaning is difficult, especially with all the pressures and demands already placed on you,” said a spokesperson for Hazel Maid Service on the company’s website.

“We clean your home the way you want,” said a Hazel Maid Services spokesperson. “That means our professional maid service will provide a quality, professional staff to assist you.”

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — A graduated Houston’s Ross Shaw Sterling High School, Henry attended Houston Community College, where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.

Besides her longstanding home-cleaning service, which has enjoyed a considerable amount of success since its inception, Henry is owner of She Shic Virgin Hair, a business venture that is currently in the works and is expected to go into full operations sometime in the foreseeable future.

Also, Henry is founder and director of Right Step Right Direction and Girl Chat Alumni non-profit organizations, both of which are designed in large part to cater to downtrodden females in various communities.

These organizations, by all accounts, are widely known for aiding ladies, particularly those who have endured domestic violence and other forms of hardships get back on their feet, thus helping them make a smooth and favorable transition back in the community.

MORE ON RIGHT STEP RIGHT DIRECTION: https://www.rightsteprightdirection.org/

IMPACTING LIVES — Henry is also founder and CEO of Powerful Minds Of A Business Woman, a community-based organization that caters mostly to what Henry deems “our everyday woman that has the drive, strive and ambition to be an entrepreneur.”

“Throughout life difficulties and struggles, I am a survivor of many things,” Henry said. “I am an advocate for domestic violence, and I believe in being a streamline to help one another.”

As for Girl Chat Alumni, which customarily holds a monthly forum for open group discussions that support life struggles and difficulties, Henry said her organization is especially involved in serving the community, during which it volunteers when needed.

MORE ON GIRL CHAT ALUMNI: https://www.girlchatalumni.org/

“We participate in outside events, traveling, outreach, and educating ladies,” Henry said.

Wait. That’s not all this notable businesswoman does.

SERVANT’S HEART — Henry’s Hazel Maid Services offer a wide range of residential and commercial cleaning experiences, as well as specialize in cleaning homes to meet its clients’ everyday needs.

She’s also founder and CEO of Powerful Minds Of A Business Woman, a community-based organization that caters mostly to what Henry deems “our everyday woman that has the drive, strive and ambition to be an entrepreneur.”

The primary objective for Powerful Minds Of A Business Woman, Henry emphasized, is to provide clients with concrete resources, thus provide them with pertinent information on how to start their own business and to be successful in the process.

“My personal mission is to be able to give away what God gave to me and to be a great service of society — when and wherever that may be — in a professional setting,” Henry said.

A graduate of Houston’s Ross Shaw Sterling High School, Henry attended Houston Community College, where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.  Consequently, she enrolled at North Star Institute, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology Biblical Studies.

BUSY BODY — Besides her longstanding home-cleaning service, which has enjoyed a considerable amount of success since its inception, Henry is owner of She Shic Virgin Hair, a business venture that is currently in the works and is expected to go into full operations sometime in the foreseeable future. Also, Henry is founder and director of Right Step Right Direction and Girl Chat Alumni non-profit organizations, both of which are designed in large part to cater to downtrodden females in various communities.

As for her featured business venture, Henry knows full well that her labor isn’t merely in vain, considering she has been the beneficiary of a notable honor for her valiant efforts.

Henry came away with consecutive City Beats News Customer Services Awards for 2017 and 2018.

GOD’S PLAN — Henry enrolled at North Star Institute, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology Biblical Studies.

“We are proud,” Henry said of having been honored for her body of work through Hazel Maids. “We take pride in being a part of helping families upkeep their homes due to a busy lifestyle and busy schedules. We take pride in what we do and we strive to make our customers happy.

“We love building relationships and we love being a part of history with families that we clean for.”

All of which explains why she can be appropriately described as a number of superlatives.

A true go-getter undoubtedly would be one of them.

For more information about Houston, Texas Businesswoman Shelia Henry or to inquire about her assortment of business ventures, call 832.901.3664 , or connect with her via social media under: Shelia Henry. Also, send email to: hazelmaids@yahoo.com.


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

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VOTE NOW: Making Headline News Founder/Publisher Andre T. Johnson named nominee for a notable award

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DALLAS — Surely, such remarkable news caught me by surprise.

CHASING GREATNESS THROUGH JOURNALISM — A native of Memphis, longtime journalist Andre T. Johnson is a former sports reporter for Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper and Senior Writer for the now-defunct Memphis Sport Magazine. He worked as full-time staffer for The Commercial Appeal from 2000-2002, during which he was the beat reporter for the Memphis Houn’dawgs of now-defunct American Basketball Assocation and the Memphis Xplorers of the arenafootball2 league. (Photo by Tiffany L. Mackey/Divine Images)

Just after 4 p.m. CST on Monday, I was informed by Houston-based entrepreneur Tiffeny Young that I’ve been nominated for a rather admirable award for my journalistic contributions and media coverage to business owners throughout the state of Texas.

Yours truly has been named a nominee for “Publicist Of The Year” in the Second Annual Boujie Awards that will take place May 27 in Houston, Texas.

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Surely, such remarkable news caught me by surprise (Oh, I’ve said that already).

While I am humbled by this remarkable honor, I am asking those who believe that I am worthy of this notable award to vote for me, the proud Founder/Publisher & Editor In Chief of Making Headline News. As always, thank you in advance for your support and, most importantly, I’m asking for your continued prayers.

Johnson interviews Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant in November 2017 in Dallas. Johnson is presently in his eighth season covering the NBA. Prior to covering the Dallas Mavericks, he covered the Memphis Grizzlies from 2010-2014.

Surely, such news caught me by surprise.

Hey, you get the point.

Anyway, here are the details for nominating me:

Click on this link: https://www.ratedboujieawards.com/. Then click on NOMINATE and scroll down to the white section that reads, Who Will You Nominate? Then follow the next five simple steps before clicking “Submit.” NOTE: Be sure to choose “Publicist of The Year.” 

 

ABOUT LONGTIME JOURNALIST ANDRE T. JOHNSON

Andre Johnson is a longtime journalist and a 2000 graduate of the University of the Memphis with Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. A native of Memphis, Johnson is a former sports reporter for Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper and Senior Writer for the now-defunct Memphis Sport Magazine. He worked as full-time staffer for The Commercial Appeal from 2000-2002, during which he was the beat reporter for the Memphis Houn’dawgs of now-defunct American Basketball Assocation and the Memphis Xplorers of the arenafootball2 league. He has interviewed numerous sports personalities, most notably Archie Manning, LeBron James, George “Iceman” Gervin, Issac Bruce, Laila Ali, Vince Carter, Paul Westphal, Phil Jackson, Ken Hamlin, Cortez Kennedy, Michael Oher, Kobe Bryant, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Marc Gasol, Dwight Howard, James Harden, Patrick Willis, Stanley Morgan, Dirk Nowitzki, Rick Carlisle, Mark Cuban, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Rudy Gay, John Force, Lamar Odom, Alexandra Stevenson, Derek Fisher, Penny Hardaway, Phillip Rivers, Colin Kaepernick, Jim Harbaugh, Tyreke Evans, Kirk Ferentz, and O. J. Mayo, among others. To reach Johnson, send email to: andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

 

 

Houston entrepreneur Derrell Noris bolts Corporate America, becomes Co-Founder of a booming business prior to age 30

During a weekend interview with Making Headline News, Derrell Noris recalled the time, during which he studied computer engineering at the historic Prairie View A&M University.

That he took seriously his academic studies at PVAMU, today, he can boldly profess, among other things, that he is walking in his purpose as an accomplished entrepreneur, most notably through his immeasurable craft as a software engineer.

A professional tenure that spans approximately six years, Noris is the proud Co-Founder of Fresh Tech Solutionz, a Houston-based company he established in December 2016 along with fellow businessman Bardiya Shadmehr

Located at 1301 Fannin Street, Suite 2440 in the greater Houston Metroplex, Fresh Tech Solutionz is widely known for developing affordable mobile apps and websites for businesses as a unique way to enable companies mobilize business processes and, most importantly, increase customer engagement.

DREAM TEAM — A professional tenure that spans approximately six years, Houston’s Derrell Noris is the proud Co-Founder of Fresh Tech Solutionz, a Houston-based company he established in December 2016 along with fellow businessman Bardiya Shadmehr.

“I created Fresh Tech Solutionz because I was doing mobile development in Corporate America and figured that I could do this for myself,” Noris said.

The wealth of experience he garnered as a Corporate America professional had ultimately given way to Noris taking what he describes as a “leap into entrepreneurship on faith,” a development that fueled his desire to bolt the comfortable confines of his corporate gig only to venture off and do his own thing.

Given the favorable strides he’s made since the inception of his business, it’s safe to assume that leaving Corporate America was surely a risk worth taking.

MORE ON FRESH TECH SOLUTIONZ: http://www.freshtechsolutionz.com/

“I’ve started my first business,” Noris, 29, said. “I wanted to make mobile apps available for small businesses who think that they can’t afford them.”

Not only that, Fresh Tech Solutionz is widely known for offering an a variety of amazing features and its apps that are comprised of a slew of dazzling features to further enhance your brand and connection with your audience.

According to a spokesperson, Fresh Tech Solutionz also offers:

  • Easy Customization: We make it easy for you to make adjustments to your app on the fly from our intuitive dashboard.
  • Automatic Updates: We update your app with the latest technologies consistently and at no extra cost to you.
  • Selective Push Notifications: Send targeted messages to the right people through the use of selective Push Notifications.
  • Top Notch Support: We will help you through every step of the process.
  • Loyalty Programs: Give your customers every incentive to become a repeat customer and,
  • Mobile Shopping: Our multiple ecommerce integrations will make it easy for you to sell more products.

When asked what’s so appealing about his business, Noris said, “Most small business owners think mobile app development costs too much. Our entire business model makes mobile apps affordable for the little guy. I love being able to provide a service to small businesses that allows them to compete on the same level as the big companies.”

Wait, there’s more, this young businessman acknowledged.

“Another perk about working at Fresh Tech is that I get to hear all kinds of wonderful ideas,” Noris, a Houston Channelview High School graduate, said. “We sign a lot of non-disc.”

Interestingly, Noris’ company has been afforded the golden opportunity to network in various establishments around the country, most notably in Brooklyn, New York, Miami, San Antonio, and Austin, Texas, during which he served as a vendor at SXSW.

All things considered, he’d be remiss if he did not give credit to arguably the No. 1 person who has greatly aided him in fulfilling his entrepreneurship dreams.

“My beautiful wife, Crystal Noris, is my biggest inspiration for me,” Noris said. “I am also lucky to have a circle of friends and family that include a lot of successful entrepreneurs. Being surrounded by greatness really inspires and motivates me to be great.”

NATIONAL IMPACT — Interesting, Noris’ company has been afforded the golden opportunity to network in various establishments around the country, most notably in Brooklyn, New York, Miami, San Antonio, and Austin, Texas, during which he served as a vendor at SXSW.

By and large, that Noris has managed to start a business prior to turning 30, thus savor some early success in the process, it’s safe to say that his best and brightest days are well ahead of him.

That’s what’s up for this young, thriving businessman from the East side of Houston.

“There are a lot of people who have ideas of starting their own business, but haven’t done so for whatever reason,” Noris said. “I want to be an example, showing that it is possible to make the leap and be successful. I encourage anyone that is on the edge to take the leap and stop waiting for the right time. The right time is now, so go ahead and take the leap. And please contact me if you need any help, encouragement, or advice on how to get started.”

 

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

 

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

A MAKING HEADLINE NEWS VALENTINE’S DAY 2018 SPECIAL REPORT

 

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

Probably for the rest of his life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Especially good ole Mama Skinner.

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

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

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

Now we know why.

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

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

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

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

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

The rest, as they say, was history.

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

Yep. That’s just like God.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Probably for the rest of his life.

 

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

 

 

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

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

Houston-area businesswoman Valerie Barrett bolts Corporate America, starts a ‘hidden gem’ that is Massage By Design

DALLAS — Did you know there is a hidden gem housed in the suburbs of Houston’s Metroplex that’s centered largely on increasing relaxation, alleviating pain, and managing the hustle and bustle of everyday life?

DESTINY STEPS — Alabama native Valerie Barrett is the mastermind behind Massage By Design at 25132 Oakhurst Rd, Suite 125, a Spring, Texas-based establishment where customers can savor luxurious massages at an affordable rate, as owner and CEO Valerie Barrett told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

In case you haven’t heard of it, it’s called Massage By Design at 25132 Oakhurst Rd, Suite 125, a Spring, Texas-based establishment where customers can savor luxurious massages at an affordable rate, as owner and CEO Valerie Barrett told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

An accomplished licensed massage therapist who comes to the Houston area by way of Boligee, Alabama — a rural town in the historic Greene County near Tuscaloosa that’s comprised of roughly 328 residents, according to the latest U. S. census — Massage By Design is where Barrett routinely “practices my passion,” she often says.

To her credit, the prelude to practicing her passion, coupled with basking in her element began after Barrett bolted the Corporate America sector and was destined to step out on faith by delving off into this ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.

Having officially become a licensed massage therapist in 2013, Barrett wasted little time starting her own business, one that’s geared toward aiding consumers to improve and maintain their overall physical and spiritual wellness.

Interestingly, Massage By Design is widely known as a multi-modality massage practice, where Barrett provides therapeutic massage for relaxation and pain management.

“She brings years of experience and a lifetime of compassion to her practice,” said a spokesperson in a detailed description of Barrett’s business at http://valsmassagebydesign.com/.

IT IS WELL — Having officially become a licensed massage therapist in 2013, Barrett wasted little time starting her own business, one that geared toward aiding consumers to improve and maintain their overall physical and spiritual wellness.

Moreover, since the startup of Massage By Design, Barrett has been afforded the golden opportunity to contract with a local retirement community, whereby she customarily provides massage therapy to its residents.

In addition, she routinely provides massage therapy to riders of the MS150, and has been a guest massage therapist for ZaSpa (Hotel ZaZa) which, to her credit, has given way to her being dubbed a “highly sought after and requested massage therapist” at the Spa at the Waterway (widely known as the Woodlands Marriott Hotel).

MORE ON MASSAGE BY DESIGN: http://valsmassagebydesign.com/

TEAM BARRETT — By and large, Barrett attributes the sustained success of Massage By Design to the unyielding support of her husband, Jimmie Barrett Jr., who, she acknowledges has always been one of her strongest supporters, coupled with the support of her “amazing children.”

“I want to be the change, a difference maker, and an influencer of change by providing a quality therapeutic massage at an affordable price,” said Barrett, explaining her primary mission for functioning in her divine purpose while alluding to  Deuteronomy 28:12. “My belief is that our bodies were designed to heal itself with proper care, nutrition, exercise, plus rest and relaxation through massage.”

By and large, Barrett attributes much of her sustained entrepreneurship success to the unyielding support of her husband, Jimmie Barrett Jr., whom she acknowledges has always been one of her strongest supporters, coupled with the support of her “amazing children.”

Today, unlike never before, Barrett can truly profess that she’s walking in the purpose for which God created her.

“Naturally, I was inspired by my parents but especially my mother, who is still a small business owner,” said Valerie Barrett, adding that her business is presently booking clients for her annual Valentines Couples Massage Package as well as her newly-implemented Rewards Program, its Design Your Own Massage Package, and its Cellulitis Destroyer. “I was also inspired by my oldest daughter and several close friends who are also small business owners and my son, whom I respect deeply because of his kind heart and his strength to persevere.”

Interestingly, Barrett certainly boasts the credentials needed to dwell and function in her element as one of Houston’s most efficient licensed massage therapists.

For starters, the Houston Klein Forest High alum is a product of Phoenix Massage School in the greater Houston metropolitan area as well as studied at nearby LoneStar Community College.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Interestingly, Barrett certainly boasts the credentials needed to dwell and function in her element as one of Houston’s most efficient licensed massage therapists. For starters, the Houston Klein Forest High alum is a product of Phoenix Massage School in the greater Houston metropolitan area as well as studied at nearby LoneStar Community College.

With close ties to Memphis, where she attended a few years of high school before relocating to Texas, Barrett studied in Seminary School at Houston’s Immanuel Temple School Of The Bible, where she earned an undergraduate degree in Divinity.

All things considered, her continuous success as an accomplished, progressive businesswoman has come full circle, in large part because she was compelled to step out on faith by vacating Corporate America.

The rest, as they say, was history.

“I was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and influenced by my parents,” Barrett said. “My mom and dad owned a small cafe back home in Alabama, and the burgers were the talk of the town. Also, like many others, my job was being eliminated in Corporate America, so I decided to make a career change. I wanted to move into a field that allowed me to make a tangible difference and massage was the catalyst.”

Today, unlike never before, Barrett can truly profess that she’s walking in the purpose for which God created her.

ALL GOD’S DOING — All things considered, Barrett’s continuous success as an accomplished, progressive businesswoman has come full circle, in large part because she was compelled to step out on faith by vacating Corporate America. The rest, as they say, was history.

Which, of course, like her successful business venture, was all by design from the outset.

“I want all — especially teen parents — to know that you don’t have to be a victim of your circumstances,” Barrett said. “There is a winner within. I believe Rudy T (Former Houston Rockets head coach Rudy Tomjanovich) once said, ‘Never underestimate the heart of a champion.’ Those are words to live by.

“I had the greatest parents and they were the village that helped to rear my daughter,” Barrett added. “Over 32 years ago, I was a teen mom and today, I am a successful business owner and so is my daughter. My ultimate goal is to start a nonprofit to help teen parents in the near future.”

Talk about a true, big-hearted hidden gem, one who has gone to great lengths to make her dreams a reality.

 

For more information on Massage By Design or to request an appointment, call 281.546.2961. Also, for directions to this Spring, Texas-based business, click on this link: https://www.yelp.com/map/massage-by-design-spring

 

 

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.

 

 

Houston-based Optimum Security Professionals devising ways to enhance branding in 2018, beyond

DALLAS — In many cases, at the turn of a new calendar or fiscal year comes a number of changes for most businesses, especially those in its respective infancy stages.

Such is the case for Optimum Security Professionals, a Houston-based business that, to its credit, is steadily making favorable strides since its much-anticipated inception in May 2015.

Now with 2018 effectively underway and OSP approaching three full years of having opened for operations, greater trends are on the horizon, mostly the company’s plans of expanding as it pertains to branding.

“We recognize that in order to standout we must make research and develop a top priority,” Optimum Security Professionals President Marshall D. Isom told Making Headline News this week. “So our executive staff travels across the country, attending conferences and seminars to stay abreast of the latest security technologies and strategies.”

Interestingly and much to OSP’s delight, the company deemed it essential some time ago to use an internationally-acclaimed Fortune 500 company as a model, of sorts, particularly as it relates to enhancing its brand by way of fortifying solid customer service.

“We’ve borrowed a page from Chick-fil-A’s hiring process by focusing on recruiting individuals who are outgoing, friendly, and goal oriented team players,” Isom explained.

Also, OSP has gone to great lengths to building a solid working rapport with what company officials described as a “nationally recognized security officer training program” to ensure that its officers’ competency levels exceed those of its competitors.

Talk about having a continuous massive and strategically effective impact when it comes to branding.

“Having the best uniforms in the industry remains at the top of our priority list,” said Isom, whose company — because of its solid overall body of work — has garnered an assortment of rave reviews via Google and various social media message boards.

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — OSP became the beneficiary of both MBE and HUB Certifications in 2017 and, according to President Marshall D. Isom, the company is presently applying for DBE Certification this year. “We are working on a marketing campaign that includes TV and radio commercials, print media ads, and a number of sponsorships, as well plans for an annual scholarship award,” Isom said.

Interestingly, OSP became the beneficiary of both MBE and HUB certifications in 2017 and, according to Isom, the company is presently applying for DBE certification this year.

“We are working on a marketing campaign that includes TV and radio commercials, print media ads, and a number of sponsorships, as well plans for an annual scholarship award,” Isom said.

WHAT ABOUT OPTIMUM SECURITY PROFESSIONALS? http://optimumsecuritypros.com/about-us/

“This year has also presented us with the opportunity to buy a security academy, which will allow us to recruit and certify armed, unarmed officers, and bodyguards through establishing relationships with local universities, community colleges and even high schools,” Isom said.

Also, OSP was a finalist for the Greater Houston Black Chamber 2017 Pinnacle Award, and the company is applying for membership in the Texas Building Owners and Managers Association, Greater Houston Partnership and The National Federation of Independent Business, not to mention partnering with a number of local chamber associations.

“I would also like to meet Robert F. Smith, Chairman of Vista Equity Partners,” Isom said.

STEP ABOVE THE REST — “We are working on a marketing campaign that includes TV and radio commercials, print media ads, and a number of sponsorships, as well plans for an annual scholarship award,” Isom said.

As for amongst some key goals and objectives OSP aspires to execute in 2018 and beyond, Isom said the company is appropriately devising ways to capture what he labels “a greater share” of the Houston Metropolitan market by participating in city, county and state bids, he said.

Moreover, plans are currently in the works to expand to the San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and the Midland markets beginning in the first quarter of 2019, Isom emphasized.

“This year has also presented us with the opportunity to buy a security academy, which will allow us to recruit and certify armed, unarmed officers, and bodyguards through establishing relationships with local universities, community colleges and even high schools,” Isom said.

SIGN OF THINGS TO COME — As for amongst some key goals and objectives OSP aspires to execute in 2018 and beyond, Isom said the company is appropriately devising ways to capture what he labels “a greater share” of the Houston Metropolitan market by participating in city, county and state bids, he said.

As always, devising ways to expand is extremely key, Isom hinted.

“We hope to breakthrough in the commercial real estate and banking markets this year,” he said. “There are several locally-owned and operated properties that target small and local companies such as ours to serve as vendors. It is our goal to identify those businesses and become first mind to their key decision makers.”It’s a personal goal of company President Marshall to lunch with Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta, Gallery Furniture owner Mattress Mack and Robert F. Smith, Chairman of Vista Equity Partners this year.”

Talk about having a continuous massive and strategically effective impact when it comes to branding.

 

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

Andre Johnson is 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.

 

San Antonio-based author Vale’ssa Winslow’s awe-inspiring new books attracting five star reviews

WALKING IN VICTORY…STILL — Today, unlike never before, Former military veteran Vale’ssa Winslow deemed it essential to apply her tear-jerking testimonies to a written document, considering she is a few months removed from having witness the release of her books entitled, Rape The Silencer: Good Girls Don’t Tell Until Now and Rape The Silencer: Work The Book.

SAN ANTONIO — It’s only been a little more than a year.

Still, Vale’ssa Winslow remembers the exact date, remembers vividly how God had strategically flashed before her eyes a bird’s eye view of an extremely vital chapter in her life.

“As a little girl, I always knew I would tell

my story,” Winslow told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “I just didn’t know how.”

Much to her delight, her Creator provided her with a spiritual blueprint, of sorts, a figurative roadmap, if you will, particularly with regards to sharing with the masses her life-changing story.

For Winslow, what she describes as her test had ultimately become her testimony on November 16, 2016.

“God spoke to my spirit that I was ready to tell my truth,” Winslow explained. “I questioned God, and He said, ‘It’s time.’ He said, ‘It’s been 13 years since your husband committed suicide. It’s time to tell your truth.’ And so I did on Facebook.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

That’s because it wasn’t long after Winslow had shared before the social media universe her story that her testimony had eventually given way to becoming a ministry, in large part because of her vulnerability and transparency over losing her companion to such tragedy — a development that transpired when her daughter was a tender age of 12 and her twin sons were seven.

“The only mode of survival was my faith, which carried me through the most heart wrenching time of our lives,” Winslow said.

Today, unlike never before, Winslow deemed it essential to apply her tear-jerking testimonies to a written document, considering she is a few months removed from having witness the release of her books entitled, Rape The Silencer: Good Girls Don’t Tell Until Now and Rape The Silencer: Work The Book.

BUY VALESSA’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1979237417/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_0e1-zbJSACCMF

Powered by Indie Author, because Winslow is responsible for publishing her own books, both projects officially hit the market on October 27, 2017.

FAMILY FOCUS — It wasn’t long after Winslow had shared before the social media universe her story that her testimony had eventually given way to becoming a ministry, in large part because of her vulnerability and transparency over losing her companion to such tragedy — a development that transpired when her daughter was a tender age of 12 and her twin sons were seven.

The featured project, though it is comprised of only 47 pages, but has resulted in wave of five-star reviews for Winslow, covers serious subjects that expose sexual and adolescent abuse, leadership and development, among other pertinent issues.

BUY VALESSA’S BOOK HERE: https://m.barnesandnoble.com/s/Valessa+Winslow

“Ordinary is not in my DNA,” Winslow said. “I’ve stared into the face of evil and succumbed to it. Sadistic forces abused me, beat me and…raped me. I questioned God and His plan for my life. It felt as though the sun was hiding behind a cloud my entire life. The Sun chose to shine on others, not on me. It seemed the wind called upon his friends: hail, storm, thunder, and tornado to join in the assault on my life. As a child, those who I believed should’ve been my Sun and my Light, hid behind a cloud. “Or so I thought.”
GOD DID IT — Much to her delight, her Creator provided her with a spiritual blueprint, of sorts, a figurative roadmap, if you will, particularly with regards to sharing with the masses her life-changing story.

As expected, Winslow said, the feedback since her book’s much-anticipated release has been “remarkable and inspiring” for the most part.

A longtime resident of San Antonio, Winslow is widely known also as a motivational speaker, life coach, and a beloved Air Force veteran who served her country for more than two decades.

Aside from the constant rave reviews, her books have given way to an array of media coverage, most notably a recent radio interview that was aired in more than 170 countries.

GLOBAL IMPACT — Aside from the constant rave reviews, her books have given way to an array of media coverage, most notably a recent radio interview that was aired in more than 170 countries.

“Sad, powerful, and courageous,” said Winslow, assessing the feedback she’s garnered. “The readers want more because it is a short read of (47) pages.”

While Winslow needed approximately nine months to assemble her books, Winslow acknowledged that other written documents are on the horizon.

“There will be more to Rape The Silencer: Good Girls Don’t Tell Until Now, and I will plan to write more books in the near future,” she said. “Stay tuned.”

 

 

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.

 

Houston entrepreneur Marshall D. Isom’s Optimum Security Professionals enjoying rapid growth in North and South Texas

DALLAS — As far as starting a business goes, it’s safe to assume that Marshall D. Isom undoubtedly has learned from the best, some pretty fine individuals, if you will.

TEXAS SIZE IMPACT — Armed with a wealth of business-related experience and wisdom, Houston businessman Marshall D. Isom, by all accounts, have done a masterful job in filling the shoes of his beloved relatives, most notably as Chairman, President, and CEO of President of Optimum Security Professionals.

For starters, Isom’s late great grandfather, Leon Kiser, for years had owned a neighborhood corner store.

As if that wasn’t enough to fuel his competitive entrepreneurship drive, his late grandmother, Cleethal Kiser, was widely known for catering lunches at her job while working as an accomplished welder.

Not only that, Isom’s grandmother upon retirement had owned a real estate investment firm and his father owned a slew of vending machines throughout the city while his mother owned a local bed linen shop.

All things considered and much to his delight, finding a niche through entrepreneurship essentially had become a way of life, of sorts, at least through Isom’s bloodline, a trend about which he’s fully embraced throughout the years.

“Being a business owner is first nature,” Isom, 39, said during an interview with Making Headline News this week. “They are my role models. I’m just following their lead.”

Armed with a wealth of business-related experience and wisdom, Isom, by all accounts, have done a masterful job in filling the shoes of his beloved relatives, most notably as President of Optimum Security Professionals and Chairman and CEO of The Proverbs Group, LLC.

WORK OF ART — A security-based company that has become a fixture in both Houston and Dallas, Isom — because of his venture’s sustained success — often describes the vital responsibilities associated with his company as a form of art.

A credible security firm that is headquartered in Houston, specifically at 1980 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 1500, in the Post Oak Central complex, Optimum Security Professionals’ longstanding mission is geared largely toward providing customer service oriented protection, which is the process of preventing the loss of life, property, or injury by strategically combining traditional aspects of guard services, most notably surveillance, client/guest engagement, crisis management, as well as patrolling with the skill and attitude of delivering helpful, professional, high quality assistance.

WHAT ABOUT OPTIMUM SECURITY PROFRESSIONALS? http://optimumsecuritypros.com/about-us/

Interestingly, in a detailed description of OSP’s mission the company’s website, Isom’s company recognizes that in order to achieve its mission, it must:

 

  • Recruit and retain the most qualified agents in the industry.
  • Provide our agents with a continuing education program that employs the most current technology and protection techniques available and,
  • Continually monitor the national and international socio-political environment to develop our services in an efficient manner.

A security-based company that is powered by The Proverbs Group, LLC  and has become a fixture in both Houston and Dallas, Isom — because of his venture’s sustained success — often describes the vital responsibilities associated with his company as a form of art.

“It’s an expression of what I envisioned, (which is) an outlet,” said Isom, who’s also Co-Principal of Cruise Control Valet, a Houston-based parking management company that has been in existence for 12 years. “I create through doing business. I see it as my contribution to life, one of my footprints. I love being able to provide employment opportunities, seeing our employees thrive and solving our clients’ problems.”

By and large, the key to OSP’s continuous success is the people with whom Isom and his staff routinely cross paths.

“We protect property, so we cater to a wide range of businesses such as office buildings, schools, shopping centers, manufacturing and distribution facilities, hospitals, hotels, construction sites, banks, etc.,” Isom explained. “We also provide personal protection for high profile-high net worth individuals such as influencers, performing artists, executives and athletes. In addition to protection services, we are a private investigation firm with a niche in vulnerability assessments and loss prevention.”

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Most importantly, Isom doesn’t shy away from the notion that his company would not have such unyielding success if not for the valiant contributions rendered by his wife, Shaunta,’ and their three children.

“My greatest inspirations are my wife, Shaunta’, and our three children,” Isom said. “I want our kids to stand on generations of tall shoulders, feel pride in their lineage, and be certain of their future. I want my wife to have anything she wants.”

SUSTAINED SUCCESS — A credible security firm that is headquartered in Houston, specifically at 1980 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 1500, in the Post Oak Central complex, Optimum Security Professionals’ longstanding mission is geared largely toward providing customer service oriented protection, which is the process of preventing the loss of life, property, or injury by strategically combining traditional aspects of guard services, most notably surveillance, client/guest engagement, crisis management, as well as patrolling with the skill and attitude of delivering helpful, professional, high quality assistance.

As the new year approaches, OSP, as expected, is making a solid case that it figures to be around for years to come, in large part because Isom announced that adding more office throughout Texas are presently in the works and is expected to be completed as early as 2021.

“We currently operate locally in the Houston Metroplex and are planning expansion in Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, El Paso and Midland,” Isom said of what has become a rapidly growing company.

Never mind that OSP is only two years old.

All things considered and much to his delight, finding a niche through entrepreneurship essentially had become a way of life, at least through Isom’s bloodline, a trend about which he’s fully embraced throughout the years.

 

For more information about Optimum Security Professionals, call 713-568-1763. For more information about Cruise Control Valet, call 281-815-2019. 

 

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