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"Restoring Broken Pieces"
"A Way Of Escape"
Inclusion At The CROSS
"Making It On Broken Pieces"
Domestic abuse is just as prevalent in the faith community as it is in its secular counterpart.  All abuse, whether physical, verbal, emotional, sexual or financial, is not a part of God's plan for us.  He has called us to live in peace.  Often, abusees are manipulated into staying in their traumatizing relationships.  There is a way of escape that requires strategic ​planning for the safety of all involved.  The plan first starts with the belief system of the abused - married or not. 
"Sisters In Arms"
The faith community has been called to a different level of  accountability when ministering to the hearing impaired, mentally ill and physically challenged.  Locating ministry services at local worship centers is almost non-existent despite the Cross' call for inclusion. The entire the Body of Christ is obligated to giving attention to the marginilized when making decisions for the Kingdom.  May this discussion help all to be cognizant of their responsibility of advocating for the overlooked.   
Everyone experiences brokenness along life's journey.  We often look to where we can place the blame on who did what to us instead of searching for what we can do to move past our pain.  There is a grace in hearing how someone else has made it in spite of their broken pieces.   
May this testimony release you to do the same!
Women have needs unique to those who have served in our nation's military branches.  Likewise, there are resources made available to this community to which they are entitled.  This session is dedicated to our sisters in arms as they will be connected with their first steps in accessing those resources in appreciation for their service.
Platform Guests
Platform Guests
Women naturally take care of everyone else first while falling last on their to-do lists.  Worse yet women gradually try fitting into the mold of everyone else's idea of what they should be and sometimes into what they think they should be.  We know better now and it time for women to embrace the necessity of self-care.  Their actual beauty is not what is on the outside or who they can please but their value is based on  the beautiful masterpiece they are in Christ!
God still speaks today through His prophets. 
 Expect God to have a rhema for you!
"Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets."
Joel 3:7
“For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Ephesians 3:20
"No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it."
1 Corinthians 10:13
O, indeed, "whosoever will may come;" but this is also true: "no man can come unto me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day." And again: "Therefore I said unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given him of my Father.r." 
John 6:44, 65
"But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."
Hebrews 11:6
"And now, I encourage you to be of good cheer!  There shall be loss of anyone's life, but only of the ship!"
Acts 27:22
Claudreen Jackson is a retired Special Education teacher from Detroit Public Schools. She is the widow of Pervis Jackson of the Spinners singing group. Together they parented a son, Pervis Jr, (PJ) who is 48 years old and handicapped by autism. Inspired by their son, they began the Pervis Jackson, Jr. Autism Foundation,, to help provide therapies, medications, camperships, mini-grants, etc. for lower-income children with disabilities. 

Claudreen is the author of three books, “Let There Be Light”, "Inspired By Autism'', The Butterfly, and a blog, She is the host of “The Claudreen Jackson Show” on WHPR TV. You can see Claudreen’s TV show at She hosts, "Let Your Light Shine" on WMKM Gospel radio. 

She is the parent of four children, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She has always enjoyed writing poetry and hopes you will enjoy reading it just as much as she enjoyed writing it.

 Stacey “Dori” Garel is a published bestselling author and prophetess. Stacey is originally from Atlanta, GA, she is a certified Event Planner professional. Stacey has been a dedicated expert of events for over 15 years.
Her resume` includes her work on National conferences, trade shows, and events such as the 2012 DNC for former President Barack Obama and the 2013 & 2019 Super Bowl. 
Stacey is an art lover, fantastic cook, and loves music. Her ultimate goal is to always be an inspiration to all she encounters.

Connie Baptiste’s dedication to service and advocacy has earned her recognition as the 2023 Woman Veteran of the Year by the Georgia Department of Veteran Service. With a distinguished career spanning two decades in the United States Air Force, Connie has proudly served her country.
Connie's commitment to social justice and community service is exemplified through her leadership roles as members of the Women Veteran Social Justice Network, where the organization received the Congressional Medal of Honor for Community Service Award in 2020. She has also served as the Vice President of the Federally Employed Women Greater Atlanta Chapter and has been a part of the Executive Board of the Warrior Songs Organization. She has also been awarded the Presidential Lifetime Achievement award for her impact extending beyond her military service and community involvement.

As a part of her professional and community achievements, Connie is a mentor for the Henry County Veterans Court, continuing her service to those who have served their country. She has contributed articles to various magazines, sharing her insights and experiences as a woman veteran. As a certified Peer Support Specialist, she is actively working to promote mental wellness among veterans, and farmers and women of color, playing a vital role in changing the landscape of mental health support within these communities.

Connie Baptiste is a true example of service, dedication, and advocacy, making a lasting and meaningful impact on the lives of veterans and her community. Her remarkable journey continues to inspire and uplift those she serves.

A native of Gary, Indiana, J. Goosby Smith is the inaugural Vice President for Community Belonging and Chief Diversity Officer at Pepperdine University and Director of Pepperdine University’s Larry D. Kimmons Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Initiative, a role previously held at The Citadel’s TRHT Campus Center in Charleston, SC where she served as Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Director of Graduate Programs in Leadership, and tenured Associate Professor of Management and Associate Professor of Leadership in the Baker School of Business. 

Dr. J is an experienced professor, author, scholar, consultant, and speaker in the areas of workplace diversity, race, inclusion, and faith in higher education, corporate, and military work spaces. Smith holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Spelman College, MBA and PhD degrees (Organizational Behavior) from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, and a MDiv from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta. Smith is an ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal church and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She serves as a board member for the Sophia Institute, Interim Co-Director of the Social Justice Racial Equity Collaborative, and a board member for Inclusion by Design. Smith serves as advisory board chair for Safeporter. 

A widow, Dr. J. is the proud mother of Daniel and Aiah...and one very loud Shetland Sheep Dog named Chad.
Jameelah Brown Ferrell is the Family Violence Intervention Program Supervisor with the Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV). She has been employed with GCFV for 16 years and is responsible for overseeing the Family Violence Intervention Programs (FVIPs) in Georgia.

 Jameelah also spearheads the coordination for GCFV’s annual conference, the Executive Vice Chair for the National Batterer Intervention Program Network.

She received a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications from Florida International University in 2000 and a Master’s in Fine Arts from Full Sail University in 2015. One item on her bucket list is to produce and direct a feature film. Jameelah is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and resides in Jonesboro, Ga with her dog Sparky. 

Gayla (GiGi) Gildon is a fashion designer, master seamstress and an activist. She owns ‘Solo Stylez Apparel Company’ which is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Her passion for fashion began in her childhood. Fashion has always served as an escape for her which ultimately became Gayla’s saving grace. Her fascination to see a piece of fabric become a beautiful garment is the foundation of her more than 20 years in the fashion industry.

In 2003, Gayla went through a life changing experience that changed her forever. The experience helped her to realize that tragedy can be turned into a testimony. Ever since, she’s been sharing with others that, “Just as a ragged piece of fabric can be constructed into a fabulous work of art, so can we.”

Bishop Judy Anderson has been moving with accuracy for forty-nine years under a prophetic anointing. She is the first female bishop under the leadership of Bishop John L. Meares. She is a prophetic teacher at the School of Tyrannus and Issachar. With a concentration on the five-fold gifts of the Kingdom, 
Bishop Anderson guides students with the implementation of their callings within the marketplace.  

Along with being a television executive producer and host of “Daily Living Program” as well as a WCEG Network Radio show host, she is a land developer for a city called “Goshen”.  

Bishop Anderson is a mother of five by choice, grandmother of five and a great-grandmother of one.

Pastor Ethel White Goodrum is the Founder and Pastor of Move Mountain Ministry in Decatur, Georgia.  Hailing from generations of maternal and paternal preachers, she was licensed and ordained to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ by her brother, the late Rev. Dr. R.L. White, Jr.,  
who founded 
the Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Pastor White Goodrum holds a Bachelor's of Divinity from Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, Georgia.  She is a passionate and thorough teacher of the Word of God and is known especially for her nurturing care of 
the ostracized and the overlooked.