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Is Oklahoma businessman Carlos Morrison the beard growth industry’s best kept secret?

DON’T FEAR DA BEARD 

MAKING MAJOR MOVES — Tulsa, Oklahoma entrepreneur Carlos Morrison ceremoniously launched Ebony Rise For Men in 2016, a credible product that was created primarily for men who struggle with beard growth and basic skin care regimes.

DALLAS — In case you don’t know him, Carlos Morrison would like to introduce himself.

A resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Morrison, 32, earlier this year was deemed a keynote entrepreneur through Black Upstart.
In addition, he was named Oklahoma 40-and-under 40 in Business & Marketing in 2018, during which he successfully created business profits for hundreds of individuals that same year.

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As if those notable accolades aren’t enough to turn heads, Morrison ceremoniously launched Ebony Rise For Men in 2016, a credible product that was created primarily for men who struggle with beard growth and basic skin care regimes.

Specifically created for ethnic men ages ranging in ages 18 to 65 — most notably those with coarse, curly, or oily facial hair — Morrison’s Ebony Rise For Men can customarily be applied virtually every day, thus growing consumers’ beard up to as much as two-to-four inches, as mentioned at https://ebonyriseformen.com/erlg.

Having joined Russell Brunson’s Inner Circle in 2015, Morrison told Making Headline News during a weekend interview that he deemed it especially necessary to start his own business, in large part because of numerous failed attempts to grow his beard.


“I created (Ebony Rise For Men), because I was unable to grow facial hair and, after becoming bald, I wanted something to keep up with my look,” said Morrison, whose fledging business venture is supported mightily by a gallery of supporters, most notably his wife, Chephon Morrison.


When all else failed, Carlos Morrison acknowledged, it was time he aggressively step out on faith by strategically executing the unlikely trend of, well…stepping out of faith.

Specifically created for ethnic men ages ranging in ages 18 to 65 — most notably those with coarse, curly, or oily facial hair — Morrison’s Ebony Rise For Men can customarily be applied virtually every day, thus growing consumers’ beard up to as much as two-to-four inches, as mentioned at https://ebonyriseformen.com/erlg.

Much to his delight, it wasn’t long thereafter that miraculously Morrison came up with a project that, to his credit, is making a strong case to have what this young entrepreneur hopes is a global impact.

It seems he’s well on his way to reaching such a milestone.

“I tried many products, but still struggled with patches and dryness,” Morrison, a licensed CDL Class A truck driver, explained.

Not to be outdone, though, this entrepreneurship guru had gone as far as to implement the essential result, a trend he didn’t shy away from until he reaped the favorable results he so desperately sought.


LET’S RISE UP

“(My products) have been used by individuals across the U.S. and in the Bahamas and Mexico,” Morrison said. “The purpose is to help men feel more confident and to help them take care of their beards the proper way with natural products manufactured in the U.S.”

“I looked up ingredients that would solve issues and formulated an oil with those ingredients that promoted hair growth,” Morrison, a former Marketing student at the University of Illinois at Springfield, recalled.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

When all else failed, Carlos Morrison acknowledged, it was time he aggressively step out on faith by strategically executing the unlikely trend of, well, stepping out of faith.

Fortunately for Morrison, Ebony Rise For Men has been on the rise for three years. And counting.

Interestingly, Morrison’s invention is steadily making its presence felt, particularly outside of the United States.

“(My products) have been used by individuals across the U.S. and in the Bahamas and Mexico,” Morrison said. “The purpose is to help men feel more confident and to help them take care of their beards the proper way with natural products manufactured in the U.S.

“I tried many products, but still struggled with patches and dryness,” Morrison, a licensed CDL Class A truck driver, explained.

“My goal is to inspire men of color who really needed a product designed specifically them that they can have a great routine that produces amazing results.”

To his credit, he’s doing just that, all the while having a constant global impact in the process.


For more information on Tulsa, Oklahoma-area Businessman Carlos Morrison of Ebony Rise For Men, connect with him via email at: myebonyrise@gmail.com. Also, following him on Instagram at: EbonyRiseOnline.


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Tulsa-area Pastor Haniqua Hill to host her inaugural The Dressed In Love Experience conference March 15-17


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES PASTOR HANIQUA HILL


Pastor Haniqua Hill’s reputation is such that she routinely demonstrates having a heart for people.

To her credit, that is amongst the reasons Hill is going to great lengths to share with the masses a faith-based event that figures to help advance the kingdom unlike never before.


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“This event is open to all within the U. S.,” Hill, a Tulsa, Oklahoma-area minister, told Making Headline News this week.

Pastor and Jamal Natasha Miller

Widely known also as an accomplished motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Hill will host the inaugural The Dressed In Love Experience from March 15-17 at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Powered by the slogan, “You’ve Never Done Dating Like This Before,” this three-day event will take place at 100 Civic Center in Tulsa and is organized by Hill in conjunction with Above The Rock Church, the institution she founded.

Pastor Carrington and Ashley Brown

A conference that is available exclusively to singles, Hill and Co.’s chief objectives include, among other things, bringing awareness to interpersonal relational skills, relationship enhancing, etc.

“We believe (this conference) will help in building healthy long-term relationships to decrease the divorce rate and increase the act of marriage throughout the communities,” said Hill, explaining the purpose for her inaugural conference.

Hill’s The Dressed In Love Experience will be highlighted by six featured married couples (or speakers), each whom will share of their wealth of knowledge through marriage and relationship building.

Kevin and Melissa Fredericks

The speakers during Hill’s The Dressed In Love Experience are:

  • Pastor Jamal and businesswoman Natasha Miller, the co-creators of The One University. The Millers’ exclusive membership program is comprised of more than 4,000 members for single men and women, who aspire to prepare themselves for marriage. Interestingly, the Millers are widely known for their Facebook love story that was originally posted on YouTube and had ultimately gone viral.

  • Pastor Carrington and businesswoman Ashley Brown, the co-creators of Ashley’s YouTube channel entitled, “AshleyEmpowers.” Also, this couple host what is known as the “8:02 GAMETIME,” during which they customarily discuss a variety of pertinent issues and concerns, particularly as it relates to dating and marriage.

  • Comedian Kevin and author Melissa Fredericks of KevOnStage and The Love Hour. The Fredericks are widely known for having co-authored the written document entitled, “25 Tips For A Healthy Marriage.”

  • Pastor Calvin and businesswoman Tiffany Appleton of GodFamilyWorks.com. The Appletons co-authored a pair books: “From Sarah’s Daughter To Hagar’s Servant” and the “GodFamilyWorks Marriage Mentorship Manual.”

  • Pastors Jerry and Tanisha Flowers the co-founders of Redefined TV. Interestingly, the Flowers have produced several online devotionals and are also co-founders and co-creators of “Wife Academy” and “The Return Of Kings For Men” and,

  • Tobias and Briana Jackson of Memphis. A Dallas/Fort Worth-area life coach couple who met on social media while simultaneously building careers in Business Development and Network Marketing, Tobias Jackson has been ministering prophetically for more than two decades. His wife, meanwhile, serves as an international business funding specialist, as well as a credit repair maven.

Also, during The Dressed In Love Experience, there will be a black tie dinner for which Hill refers to as “the single hopefuls.” During this part of the conference, attendees will be allowed to meet and interact with other singles in a different element, Hill said.

Pastor Calvin and Tiffany Appleton

“We will conduct a panel discussion with other married couples, (during which they will explain) how they did it God’s way and provide tips and tricks on making their marriage last,” Hill said.

On March 16, a workshop will take place, during which the featured guests will discuss with the masses the importance of loving yourself first. In addition, Hill said three of her guest couples will give attendees some hands on tools to dating, communicating, and personal skills.

Pastor Jerry and Tanisha Flowers

Later that day, the event will resume with a group outing, during which attendees will be afforded the golden opportunity to date each other and, according to Hill, “just have an overall good time.”

Hill’s inaugural The Dressed In Love Experience will culminate with attendees attending a morning worship service that will be geared toward singles.

Tobias and Briana Jackson

A certified life coach and motivational speaker, Hill is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ministry and Leadership.


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SALUTE TO MOTHER’S DAY: Tulsa-area Pastor Barbara Vincent recognized for her ‘footsteps of grace and virtue’ by her daughter

WELL DESERVED FLOWERS — Tiffany Donald, just as she’s done for as long as she can recall, on Saturday afternoon paid homage to her beloved mother, Pastor Barbara Vincent, in beautifully alluring fashion, thus providing her life’s featured individual with flowers, of sorts, while she yet has breath in her body.

For Tiffany Donald, a typical Saturday afternoon is one that mostly involves her engaging in what she describes as “multitasking.”

This weekend is no exception.

Still, despite all of the things and activities about which Donald was engrossed, she made certain to do the one very thing that topped her list.

“I just had it delivered to her in case she decides to wear it tomorrow,” Donald told Making Headline News in its annual Salute To Mother’s Day Tributes. “It’s a suit. Oh my God! She hollered and said, ‘It’s beautiful!’”

And just like that, Donald — just as she’s done for as long as she can recall — paid homage to her beloved mother, Pastor Barbara Vincent, in beautifully alluring fashion, thus providing her life’s featured individual with flowers, of sorts, while she yet has breath in her body.

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, which means it is only befitting that Donald’s weekend multitasking would involve pausing periodically to celebrate her mother.

“My mother is an extraordinary woman of faith, elegance, and virtue,” Donald said. “She exemplifies a real woman. She is a woman of grace, love, and acceptance for all who come in contact with her. This woman is a phenomenal cook, homemaker, and a compassionate leader.”

To her distinct credit, Vincent — the mother of five biological children and an adopted son — has been the spiritual glue, of sorts, that has kept the historic Fellowship Church strongly connected as a positive beacon of light in the Tulsa, Oklahoma community.

To her distinct credit, Vincent — the mother of five biological children and an adopted son — has been the spiritual glue, of sorts, that has kept the historic Fellowship Church strongly connected as a positive beacon of light in the Tulsa, Oklahoma community.

Located at 570 North Denver Avenue, Fellowship Church was founded by Vincent’s husband, Bishop John Vincent, who died in May 2013.

A mother of five, Donald, along with her children and a few of siblings are very much active in helping her mother continue her husband’s rich legacy, particularly as it pertains to advancing the kingdom through the longstanding ministry he founded.

Donald’s oldest sibling, Terry Vincent, is the Senior Pastor of Restoration Of Faith Fellowship Church in Arlington, Texas. Her second oldest brother, Keith Vincent, is the Senior Pastor of Greater Compassion Ministries in Nashville.

“The most impacting thing she’s done for me is allowing me time become the woman God has ordained me to be through her example of example,” said Donald, who’s also an accomplished author as the mastermind behind the book, “Provoked To Purpose,” her debut book that is designed to inspire and empower a downtrodden, oppressed people to never neglect the purpose for which God created them.

IN HER OWN WORDS TO MOM — “The most impacting thing she’s done for me is allowing me time become the woman God has ordained me to be through her example of example,” said Donald, who’s also an accomplished author as the mastermind behind the book, “Provoked To Purpose,” her debut book that is designed to inspire and empower a downtrodden, oppressed people to never neglect the purpose for which God created them.

All of which practically sums up why this time of year undoubtedly is a special one for Donald whom, given how congested her itinerary was on Saturday, is no stranger to multitasking.

Only this time around, her laundry list of things was highlighted by shipping her mother’s gift so that it would arrive to her address in time for Mother’s Day.

Given her mother’s cheerful reaction, it’s safe to assume it is a gift she’s destined to put to good use, probably much sooner than later.

“I carry her legacy by walking in her footsteps of grace and virtue,” Donald said. “I’m training my children as she trained my siblings and me to love God and others genuinely.

“Thanks, mom, for being strong, courageous and tenacious for Christ and your family. We love you,” Donald added.

All while engaging in her customary Saturday afternoon multitasking.

 

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Dallas/Fort Worth-area Pastor Terry Vincent aiming to restore marriages, life’s obstacles through his inspiring debut book

DALLAS — Shortly after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Terry Vincent pulled up to Starbucks Coffee Shop off of Texas Interstate 183, just minutes from Downtown Dallas.

Once inside, Vincent wasted little time counting his blessings, recalling, among other things, how God had strategically restored his marriage a little more than a decade ago.

COUPLE OF FOREVERSDuring his separation to his spouse, Dallas/Fort Worth-area Pastor Terry Vincent was purposed to write a book entitled, “Taking The Dys Out Of Dysfunction,” a published document that depicts the tumultuous events and downtrodden experiences that led to a short, but painful hiatus from his wife as well an intimate spiritual encounter with God that gave way to an eventual marriage reconciliation.

“In my own marriage, I discovered that we had gone through difficult times trying to learn each other, ” Vincent, during an exclusive interview with Making Headline News, said as he explained in great details the turbulent events surrounding his marriage to Wanda Vincent, his wife of nearly 25 years. “I’ve learned through my own marriage that some things aren’t learned in the classroom but rather in the field.”

It was, by all accounts, because of Terry Vincent’s subsequent separation from his wife that ultimately served as what he labeled a defining moment, of sorts, a notable development that greatly fueled his desire to process what had become a marriage on the rocks, a turn of events that gave way to much heartache and misery and despair, a tear-jerking, gut-checking encounter that inspired him mightily to get his act together.

TRIO OF LOVE — Vincent pictured with his three children: Jeremy, Edwin, and Mariah.

“During that time, I was able to hear God more,” Terry Vincent said.

So much, in fact, that Vincent, 48, the Founder and Senior Pastor of Restoration Of Faith Fellowship Church in nearby Arlington, Texas had assumed another God-mandated assignment, one that, fortunately for him, altered the overall landscape of his life.

RESTORING THE LOVE GOD’S WAY — A pastor since April 2004 when he founded his Texas-based church, Vincent said it wasn’t until made proper investments — and adjustments — that God ultimately opened the door to renewed sensed of love and enthusiasm and unity for he and his wife.
“I was lonely without my wife,” Vincent said.

During his separation to his spouse, Vincent was purposed to write a book entitled, “Taking The Dys Out Of Dysfunction,” a published document that depicts the tumultuous events and downtrodden experiences that led to a short, but painful hiatus from his wife as well as an intimate spiritual encounter with God, one that suddenly gave way to an eventual marriage reconciliation.

“It spoke volumes to me, because I knew God had to speak to me in order for me to humble myself,” Vincent, a Kalamazoo, Michigan native said, explaining his vision for his book, which will be released in the coming months, but at a date that has yet to be announced.

PARENTAL EFFECT — Vincent said his parents (Bishop John and Barbara Vincent) who were married for 46 years prior to his father’s death in May 2013, were amongst those who inspired him to write his first book.

In recalling the chaos that led to the separation from his wife, Vincent admittedly struggled with anger issues, a trend that though it caused an array of hardships and isolation in his marriage, he couldn’t pinpoint exactly from where it arose.

“When I say unexplained (anger), I don’t know where it came from,” Vincent said. “You didn’t see it growing up. I mean, you just didn’t see it. I said things that were inflammatory.”

Offensive to the point where this son of a renowned Tulsa, Oklahoma-area preacher found himself having to attend anger management classes.

Heck, he had no other choice, really.

It was either he control his anger or risk losing Wanda.

Possibly forever.

That’s when Vincent — sitting on the edge of his chair in that North Dallas coffee shop — specifically acknowledged having witnessed arguably the biggest wakeup call of his young life.

“I had to go to anger management classes to see what was the deal with me,” Vincent explained. “Anger is a spirit. And if you subject yourself to certain spirits, it’ll open up others.”

Conversely, there are two other vital areas to which Vincent alludes in his book: “Unresolved Issues” and the common feeling in which couples simply “Just Don’t Know.”

“And that goes back to the investment part,” he said. “It’s not so much that our parents didn’t demonstrate (unity and love). “But we have to find out what works for us. We have to make investments. We make investments in our health. We make investments in our automobiles. We make investments in shopping. But we never make investments in our marriage. Couples tend to put up their walls. And when they do that, that’s when fear sets in.”

A pastor since April 2004 when he founded his Texas-based church after having spent a majority of life in Tulsa, Vincent said it wasn’t until he made proper investments — and adjustments — that God ultimately opened the door to a renewed sense of love and enthusiasm and unity for he and his wife.

“I was lonely without my wife,” Vincent said.

As it turned out, Wanda was lonely without him. That’s when things began to shift in a positive direction — with God, their Helper, leading the way.

“God told me to contact her,” said Vincent, who sensed at the time that his separation to his wife and the mother of his three children was nearing a ceremonious end. “This time, God gave me how to say and what to say. And when I followed His direction, the response I got shocked me. The conversations that were once combative and perplexing were peaceful.”

TEXAS SIZE SUCCESS — As far as Vincent — who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies from Dallas Baptist University — is concerned, although he and wife reconciled, he sensed it was a foregone conclusion that he move forward with his book.
After all, he’d be the first to admit that is he and Wanda can weather arguably the toughest of adversities then, surely, they can empower and educate others to follow suit.

As far as Vincent — who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies from Dallas Baptist University — is concerned, although he and his wife reconciled their marriage, he sensed it was a foregone conclusion that he move forward with his book.

After all, he’d be the first to admit that if he and Wanda can weather arguably the toughest of adversities then, surely, they can empower and educate other couples to follow suit.

“Buy it,” said Vincent, issuing an appeal to his audience to commit to purchasing his book. “Buy it right now. It’s going to bless you.”

Chances are, buyers of “Taking The Dys Out Of Dysfunction” will thoroughly embrace his seemingly unyielding transparency, a trend that could very well enable them to do way with the dreaded “Dys.”

 

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Oklahoma-based author Tiffany Donald’s “Provoked To Purpose” empowering the masses ‘not to terminate their destiny’

“Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” (Mark 11:24)

 

TULSA, Oklahoma — Clearly, there is a valid reason why the above passage is one by which Tiffany Donald has adopted as her favorite.

Come to think of it, there are a variety of reasons why such a familiar Biblical verse is prevalent to her daily living.

Take, for instance, how some 11 years ago, when Donald — who was married at the time — had bolted her native establishment of Tulsa, Oklahoma and relocated to Michigan and Indiana during which her estranged husband suggested that they separate. Consequently, she relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

DESTINY STEPS — Today, unlike never before, the tumultuous events that transpired a little more than a decade ago evidently have blossomed into a dramatic comeback for the ages for Tulsa, Oklahoma-area author Tiffany Donald, a rising author whom God anointed to compose “Provoked to Purpose,” her debut book that’s designed to inspire and empower a downtrodden, oppressed people to never neglect the purpose for which God created them.

Hampered by a slew of unfavorable circumstances that had ultimately given way to a broken marriage, Donald, a mother of five, recalled the days during which she was left to do what a devoted woman of faith was taught — press and navigate and persevere through life’s greatest of adversities.

Consequently, the destruction of her marriage eventually gave way to her having to uproot in Texas and move back to nearby Tulsa.

Surely, while her faith appeared bleak and she seemed on shaky ground, it was the solid, unyielding support of her family that greatly fueled her desire to, you know, say whatsoever she desired.

And so it came to pass what apparently was a rather thorough, redefining chapter in the life of a preacher’s kid whom, to her credit, managed to put her tumultuous encounters where they belong.

Behind her.

THE FAB FIVEHampered by a slew of unfavorable circumstances that had ultimately given way to a broken marriage, Donald, a mother of five, recalled the days by which she was left to do what a devoted woman of faith was taught — press and navigate and persevere through life’s greatest of adversities. And so it came to pass what was apparently a rather thorough, redefining chapter in the life of a preacher’s kid whom, to her credit, managed to put her tumultuous encounters where they belong.
Behind her.

Today, unlike never before, what transpired a little more than a decade ago evidently has blossomed into a dramatic comeback for the ages for Donald, a Tulsa Central High School alum and rising author whom God anointed to compose “Provoked To Purpose,” her debut book that’s designed to inspire and empower a downtrodden, oppressed people to never neglect the purpose for which God created them.

A book in which she acquired the endorsements of her father, the late John Vincent, and her mother, Evangelist Barbara Vincent, and a host of family members and well-wishers, Donald has already fielded three speaking engagements, and the possibility exists that she will be offered more.

In essence, Donald’s book, as she explained this week during an exclusive interview with Making Headline News, is a real-life story designed to reach the hurting, abused, neglected and the rejected men and women of our society.

“Many obstacles occur and are inevitable, but if one keeps pushing into purpose they will not terminate their destiny,” said Donald, sounding as confident and assertive as she’s been in quite some time.

According to Donald, God had given her the vision to write her book months after it was apparent that her marriage was headed for divorce.

WE ARE FAMILYFortunately for Donald, the daughter of the late Bishop John Vincent, a renowned Tulsa-area pastor who died in May 2013, several individuals with whom she’s established close ties have inquired about her book, which is available for presale.

Approximately 10 years later, she began composing her book, but not before arguably the grandest turning point occurred right before her very eyes.

Her son, Princeton Donald, a freshman at Oral Roberts University, was responsible for coming up with the title for the book — another chapter, of sorts, to a life of an up-and-coming author whom, because of the divine calling on her life, has been infused with the light of the Holy Spirit to share her story in such a way that it will draw others to Christ.

Besides, in case you forgot, this is a story about being provoked to purpose.

“I thought I was finished (writing the book) in September 2016, but the Lord saw fit for me to continue writing and adding more details to my story,” Donald explained. “My divine message is to keep pushing through the obstacles of life until you meet purpose.”

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A book that is comprised of eight chapters and is accompanied by a journal, a section for note-taking, a crossword puzzle, and overall rating scale, “Provoked To Purpose” is currently in the final publishing stages and is expected to be officially released in the coming months.

Fortunately for Donald, the daughter of the late Bishop John Vincent, a renowned Tulsa-area pastor who died in May 2013, several individuals with whom she’s established close ties have inquired about her book, which is available for presale.

“Many are interested in the book, because they have observed some challenges in my life and they are interested in knowing the steps I took to overcome them,” said Donald, adding that plans are underway to begin a sequel for her latest project and that her next manuscript is currently in the works.

A book in which she acquired the endorsements of her father, her mother, Pastor Barbara Vincent, and a host of family members and well-wishers, Donald has already fielded three speaking engagements, and the possibility exists that she will be offered more.

Besides, in case you forgot, this is a story about being provoked to purpose.

“My message for every reader is to pursue purpose, so you won’t abort your destiny,” Donald said. “Obstacles are inevitable and reaching your destiny is influential with purpose.”

This, after all, practically sums up why the above passage is prevalent to her daily living.

 

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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 an email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Oral Roberts University student Princeton Donald preparing for once-in-a-lifetime trip to Brazil to spread the Gospel

PRINCETON UNIVERSITYSince making the lofty transition from Tulsa’s Will Rogers College High School to Oral Roberts, an interdenominational, Christian-based, comprehensive liberal arts university that is comprised of approximately 4,000 students, Princeton Donald has been nothing short of impression, particularly as it pertains to becoming acclimated to the hustle and bustle as a college newcomer. Donald is among several ORU students who are planning to partake in a missions trip to Brazil in May, a once-in-a-lifetime journey that will greatly afford this grandson of a longtime Gospel preacher to put on his immeasurable spiritual gifts on display.

TULSA, Oklahoma — Princeton Donald has been enrolled at Oral Roberts University for a little more than a semester.

To his distinct credit, no one has to remind him to embrace the gratuities and benefits that college life customarily offers.

“I am convinced that you don’t have to wait until you are highly increased in age to make a difference,” Donald, 18, told Making Headline News this week. “I believe I can do it now.”

Since making the lofty transition from Tulsa’s Will Rogers College High School to Oral Roberts — an interdenominational, Christian-based, comprehensive liberal arts university that is comprised of approximately 4,000 students — Donald has been nothing short of impression, particularly as it pertains to becoming acclimated to the hustle and bustle as a college newcomer.

For starters, not only has this freshman International Business major found his niche as an aspiring singer, musician, and preacher, but he’s also devising ways to become resourceful in this ever-so-competitive business industry, a trend that could benefit him mightily by the time he completes his undergraduate studies.

MOTHERLY LOVE — As Donald (pictured with his mother, Tiffany Donald) prepares for this much-anticipated trip to the South of Border, he’s hopeful family, friends and loved ones would be willing to aid him in clearing arguably the biggest hurdle as it pertains to joining his peers on this unique journey.
That is, he must raise $3,600, which is the total the cost for the trip, and he has assembled a GoFundMe account, where donations can be made.

Donald is among several ORU students who are planning to partake in a missions trip to Brazil in May, a once-in-a-lifetime journey that will greatly afford the grandson of a longtime Gospel preacher to put on his immeasurable spiritual gifts on display.

Widely known as “Prince,” Donald is the grandson of the late Bishop John Vincent, Jr., a prominent Tulsa-based pastor who died in May 2013.

During the missions trip, Donald emphasized, among other things, that his primary objective would be to migrate to the less progressive areas of South America to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In addition, he would seek to “educate the uneducated,” he said, thus bring a renewed sense of hope to what he describes as a depressed people.

“That is the reason I preach, I sing, I play, I love, and I desire to go to on this missions trip to Brazil,” said Donald, who was practically born in Tulsa’s historic Fellowship Church located at 570 North Denver Avenue — the church his grandfather founded — where he is still very much actively involved in a variety of ministries. “And I want to begin to make a difference now.”

As Donald prepares for this much-anticipated trip to the South of the Border, he’s hopeful family, friends and loved ones would be willing to aid him in clearing arguably the biggest hurdle as it pertains to joining his peers on this unique journey.

That is, he must raise $3,600, which is the total cost for the trip, and he has assembled a GoFundMe account, where donations can be made.

UNIVERSAL IMPACTDuring the missions trip, Donald emphazied that his primary objective would be to migrate to the less progressive areas of South America to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In addition, he would seek to “educate the uneducated,” he said, thus bring a renewed sense of hope to what he describes as a depressed people.

Surely, with God, all things are possible — a familiar, yet life-enhancing passage for which Donald has appropriately adopted during his quest to engage in an experience of a lifetime.

“I am sending letters, contacting people by phone, alerting people through social media, and through the (advertisement) of my GoFundMe account,” Donald said.

By and large, while mission trips of this magnitude doesn’t come around very often, for a youngster who’s already fulfilling his long-awaited vision of preaching the Gospel within the walls of his grandfather’s church, Donald acknowledged this journey undoubtedly is for a worthy cause.

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“With my major pertaining to International Business, it will allow me to see the (world from a different) perspective, as well as (see) the needs of the people of (Brazil) so that I can properly do business…which I feel is only successful when the consumers’ needs are met,” Donald explained.

In the meantime, with the missions trip scheduled to take place in approximately four months, Donald realizes that while there is enough time to generate the funding for the trip, he still has no time to waste.

In a nutshell, he’s approaching this once-in-a-life-time journey much like his fervent approach to college life — head on.

“My biggest supporters are those who are unselfish and have a vision of unity,” Donald said. “The people that will really support me are those who want to see the world progress. Those who believe that just having plenty for themselves (won’t offer support). Most importantly, (my supporters would be) those who want to make an impact. Also, with my major being International Business and Ministry, I also am looking forward in obtaining my (doctorate degree) in Ministry to further the kingdom of God.”

In essence, he seems to already be in his element, something about which in all likelihood has prompted his grandfather to look down from the heavens and display his signature smile.



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