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Saint James Church of God in Christ
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Blue Mountian College
About Me: (Ministry Info, Hobbies, Fav. Music etc.)
I was called into the Ministry at the age of 14, years old. I started my walk with Christ at the age of 15 after I came back from Kids Across America Christian Sports Kamp in Branson MO. I started my daily walk with Christ then. I have had preaching dates while in High School but ever since I have finnished with HS, that is really when God opened up the doors for me to really start preaching. I was licensed for the very first time in January 2007 for a six month trial period. and it is funny after my sixth months was up I was to be relicensed but God directed me towards living the church were I was to a whole new direction, to were I am now. I did not get relicensed at this church because they have a six to a year trial period were they examine you to test you and keep you up in the Standards of the Church Dialog. I reacenltly finnished traning from the Batesville Job Corps Center in Batesville MS I have my IC3 Certification from them. And Now going back to school at Everest College. On December the 1st of 2008 me and three other ministers were consecrated into the ministry to preach and teach. the Word of God. To this day.
Supt. Elder Bernell Hoyle (My pastor)
Evangelist Joyce Rogers
Evangelist Jason Kerr (spiritual Co-Laborer)
Bishop Perry, Pastor Dimple Carroll
Bishop Paula White
Bishop TD Jakes
Apostle Skip and Elder Horton(Spiritual Greatgrand parents)
Apostle Kobe and Pastor Katina Fitzgerald (Spiritual Grandparents)
Pastor William, Prophetess Tracy Godwin, Sr. (My Parents)
Pastors Brian, Margrett Odihambo (Spiritual Mentor)
Pastor Warren Johnson (Spiritual Father and Mentor)
Prophet James Parker (Spiritual Co-Laborer)
Pastor Lee Miller (Spiritual Mentor)
Bishop EL Warren (Spiritual Mentor)
Pastor Doris Day (Spiritual Mentor)
Bishop Laura Thompson (Spiritual Mentor)
Dr. Apostle Beverly Barrett (Spiritual Mentor)
Prophetess Jessica Clements (Spiritual Mentor and Co-Laborer)
Apostle Donald Batist (Spiritual Mentor and Co-Laborer)
Prophet Brain Lewis (Spiritual Mentor)
Evangelist Shirley Brown (Spiritual Mentor)
Bishop Eddie Long
Bishop TT Scott
Late Bishop GE Patterson
Bishop Milton of Temple of Deliverance
Apostle Alton Williams
Prophetess Juanita Bynum (role model)
Rev. Dr. Gina Stewart
Rev. Dr. Elane Floyd
Rev. Dr. Claudet Copeland
Bishop Milleciant Hunter
Drs. Jessie, Kathy Duplantis
Drs. Creflo and Taffi Dollar
Archbishop Derrick L. Young (Spiritual Mentor)
Evangelist Mitchel Womack (Spiritual Co-Laborer)
Bishop Joseph Walker III
Bishop Jamal Byrant
and many and I mean many more.
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Subject: A Need For Men and Women of God in Politics!
Dear Preachers and Those in Ministry:
I need some bold preachers to go with me into the lion’s den!
I am a veteran African American Republican who in 1979, God sent into the Republican Party to bring about change and to bring down the walls of prejudice and call the party back to the place of its original birth as the Party of Lincoln.
This has not been an easy battle. I have shared those experiences in the book I wrote, Black Eyes Shut – White Lips Sealed (victorysongcollectionspublications.com). Yet I have stood against all odds, and now it is time to take it to the next level.
What I have seen is that the racism, mean spiritedness and the foolishness that is within the Republican Party is mostly at the top. Those who rise to the top, in most cases are the perpetrators. But when you go to the grass roots level, this almost is not there or it is in lesser degrees. Many at the grass roots level are those who believe what we believe, work with us and even share sweet fellowship. However, when you begin to get involved at the party level, this is where the demons of racism rear their heads and stand as gatekeepers.
Having taught American Government, State and Local Government and International Politics and Culture of Non-Western Countries as a political science professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, I understand government at all levels – even globally. I know what it will take to break the hold and to get pass the political gatekeepers. Sit-in and protests will do absolutely nothing! Even prayer alone will not suffice. But with the power of prayer, as well as the wisdom of God, we have to move into both parties and carve out a place for ourselves as Americans, if we want to share in America’s political power base. Yes, this means moving even into the Republican Party.
As the national chair for the Black Republican Women Organization, I began back in 1987 recruiting African American women into the GOP, who were not willing to be tokens, but who could retain their blackness.
Presently, I head the National Republican African American Caucus. It is a unique republican organization because it allows African Americans to be a part of a collective body that can and will bring about change. Our goal is 1.5 million by 2012, and 500,000 in 2010. You may ask why so many? It is because political strength is in numbers! In politics, believe it or not, it has very little to do with color. It has to do with numbers and the ability to write the check. If you can show you have a substantial number of people who can stand as a voting block, and have the ability to finance your own cause, then you become a significant player within the political landscape. This is the ONLY way that we gain and retain political power. This is how we as African Americans get to the table, have a voice and place ourselves in appointed and elected positions. This is how we stop some of the foolishness that is going on in politics.
As an African American Republican, I proudly voted for President Obama in the general election. But his ability to win was because he was able to get beyond the gatekeepers and become a political player within the Democratic Party. Now we have to do the same thing within the Republican Party!
Having said all of this, I need men and women of God who will join with me to fulfill this mandate, and will join the NRAAC and even begin local caucuses. I don’t want everyone! Because it is important to remain political players in both parties. We need to be in the Democratic and Republican parties. I just need a significant number of praying people, and those who are strong and can take a stand for what is right to come into the Republican fold, so that our voices are heard.
I ask you to go to the NRAAC website at www.nraacaucus.org and see what we are all about. Then pray about this and see if you are one of the ones who God is saying, “I call you to take a stand on the other side (the Republican Party), so that you can make a difference.”
Also see if perhaps God is calling you to serve in a leadership capacity. In November, we will be making new appointments of regional and state chairs, and advisory board and national board members. If you are interested, and decide to become a member, you may submit your name, bio/resume for consideration.
I look forward to those of you who are godly and truly believe in justice and compassionate, yet self-responsibility and responsible government, joining our ranks!
…And for those of you who already are Republicans, we welcome you to the family of African American Republicans.
Let’s ALL go forth, and make a positive difference regardless of which party we are in!
Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, and to pass this e-mail on. Tennessee also has a state caucus at www.tnraacaucus.org. The websites for other states should be up by the end of October 2010. We welcome members from all states!
Look forward to hearing from you and even seeing you at the April 9th – 10th NRAAC Conference. Our theme: Setting the Republican Agenda to Include People of Color.
In His Service,
Dr. Jean Howard-Hill, Nat’l Chair
After speaking with Pastor Raleigh Jones Jr. (Black Preaching Network Founder), I am proud to announce the information for the 1st BPN Mississippi Meet & Greet! Glory to God!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Holiday Inn Express
495 Springridge Road
Hotel Number (for directions) (601) 708-0400
If you are in Jackson, Mississippi or surrounding areas (or states), we invite you to join us for our first BPN networking fellowship! Come and meet some of the AWESOME men and women of God that you have been blessed to meet here on Black Preaching Network.
Bring your ministry information & business cards to display & distribute!
For additional details on this event, please call (601) 540-5690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may RSVP by e-mailing me at email@example.com. We are seeking & encouraging participation from those in the entire state of Mississippi.
You may also visit http://abcpreachers.ning.com/group/mississippichapterofblackpreachingnetwork for more details on this upcoming meet & greet.
We are grateful to God for Pastor Raleigh Jones (BPN Founder) for sharing his vision with us all and allowing us to be a part of this network.
Blessings be unto each of you and we pray that you will join us!