Deborah’s Army 2015: Game Changers!


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It has always been on my heart to pour back into women in ministry and share some of my experiences to help them along their journey. On Oct. 30-31, the Lord blessed me to birth the First Annual Deborah’s Army Mentor Weekend in Washington, D.C. Women ministers and ministers-in-training came from 20 states and two countries to be educated, equipped and empowered.

The theme was “Game Changers!” and the training featured two power-packed days of relevant, informative ministry information.  IMG_20151105_171256

I taught sessions on “Game Changers” and “Rules of Engagement.” There also was a session on legal issues within your ministry taught by Damien Fields, President and CEO of HME Consulting Inc. My good friend in the ministry Bishop Millicent Hunter taught a session on “Preaching through the Digital Age,” and we both took questions during a powerful, no-holds barred Q&A period. I also held a panel discussion with my ministry dream team and then we held a closing commissioning ceremony during which each woman received a certificate for completing the training.

And to all of those amazing women who are a part of the Class of 2015, let’s keep the conversation going on social media. Let me know how you are being a game changer in your life and in your ministry. Use the hashtag #DeborahsArmy2015!

And for those who missed it, make sure you register to become a part of the Class of 2016. There is an army rising up to do a tremendous work on the Earth!


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And then some of the ladies stayed over to worship with Victory Grace Center on Sunday!

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I Didn’t Know I Was This Pregnant!

FullSizeRender (12)Two years ago, I stood on the stage of MegaFest and preached the sermon, “I didn’t know I was this pregnant.” Two months ago I gave birth to Victory Grace Center, a new ministry that is strong, vibrant and growing with more than 400 members.

It is an exciting time at VGC as the Lord continues to bless us mightily. I just completed a powerful sermon series called “Watch Me Win,” and just began a new series called “Unbreakable.” Be sure to visit us or watch us online every Sunday at 10 a.m. EST.

On Oct. 30-31, I am hosting my first Deborah’s Army Mentor Weekend in Washington, D.C., for women who are licensed, ordained, or are ministers-in-training. Women from 23 states have registered and the event is currently sold out!

Also this weekend on Nov. 1, VGC will host our second “Vision 2 Victory” service featuring Bishop Rudolph McKissick and guest psalmist VaShawn Mitchell. If you can, plan to join us in person or watch us live online. Dr. Jamal Bryant and psalmist Jonathan Nelson kicked off the celebration last month and we had an amazing time!

Of course, nothing is birthed without prayer. Before launching VGC, I began a weekly prayer call as we sought God’s purpose. And we are still praying every Tuesday at 6:30 am EST. Dial in at (712) 775-7031 using access code 450797. More than 600 men and women from around the country joined our last call. You should start your day with prayer with us.

And the journey continues! I am making an exciting ministry announcement this Sunday, Nov. 1. You do not want to miss this. Make sure you tune in. #VGCintheDMV is the place to be!

And, as always, thank you for the outpouring of love, prayers and support during this season of Victory and Grace!


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Click below for a special video preview of November’s Vision 2 Victory service!

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Deborah’s Army Mentor Weekend – Registration Now Open!

Join me in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30-31

IMG_9852You have asked for it and now it is finally here! I am extending a special invitation to women who are licensed, ordained, or are ministers-in-training to join me in Washington, D.C., on Oct 30-31 for the Deborah’s Army Mentor Weekend at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. If you register immediately, there is a discount on hotel accommodations. More details are below!

It has always been on my heart to pour back into women in ministry and share some of my experiences to help empower them along their journey. Deborah’s Army Mentor Weekend is a game-changer! Seating is limited to the first 75 women who register, so make sure you register online TODAY. Share this blog post with every woman minister or minister-in-training you know so they can register, too!

God is raising up Deborah’s Army to do a tremendous work on the Earth. Don’t miss this opportunity!


Meeting Location and Hotel Accommodations: 
Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.


Rooms are available for $149 per night at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. If accommodations are booked immediately, the rate will be discounted to $139 per night.

The Marquis — a sleek, modern space — is the newest, hottest hotel in Washington D.C. It’s all about “location” at this massive, $520-million property that covers most of a city block, with an underground passageway to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and proximity to the Penn Quarter, City Center, Mount Vernon Square and the Mall (within walking distance).

Register for the Deborah’s Army Mentor Weekend with Dr. Jazz TODAY!

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Baltimore – We Can Be More!


Like many of you, I was saddened and prayerful as I watched the unfortunate events in Baltimore unfold on national television.  Baltimore is part of the DC-Maryland-Virginia region where I now call home. While the city was almost unrecognizable during the period of violence, fires and looting that erupted after the funeral of yet another fallen brother, Freddie Gray, I did recognize the deep hurt, desperation and even rage that may have fueled it for some.

Certainly, acting out is never the answer. What we need is serious dialogue and reconciliation with what is happening in our communities with our young people or there can never be true healing.

The young adults of the Jericho City of Praise will meet to discuss the recent events in Baltimore. Our goal is to give our young people a voice and strategize on how to continue to minister to those who are hurting in our communities.

And always, let us keep the residents of Baltimore — and our entire nation — lifted in prayer.

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