Rebuilding and Reshaping Lives “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope”. (Jeremiah 29:11) Living Bible Version) Women of Destiny Ministries Summit 2010 - GATHERING OF CHAMPIONS will be specifically for women, men and young adults who have experienced or been effected by emotional or physical abuse, addictions, HIV, deferred dreams and single parenting issues. This summit will provide an intimate environment that will be spiritually safe for people to share, discuss and develop the insight required on how to manage the stresses through a personal relationship with God. This is not another conference where we become emotional and walk away with information and yet our issues are not addressed. I believe that this is the season whereby God is calling His Leaders and people to a higher accountability. He wants us not only to be healed but WHOLE. Our objectives are to provide this opportunity for people who are interested to participate in this summit regardless of financial obstacles, additionally, to become enlighten about their issues and that may go unaddressed in some places of worship due to lack of limited resources. The summit will include a forum and a worship experience. The forum will address HIV & Sexuality, Domestic Violence/Abuse, Deferred Dreams, Single Parenting and Families in Recovery and the impact it has on an individual as well as family members. Panel members will attempt to begin the healing process by helping those who participate understand that they are not alone or isolated with their issues and that their relationship with God is the first step in taking care of themselves emotionally and physically. The spiritual session will help the participant to understand that worship is similar to aftercare, follow-up and the entrance to their road to destiny. Since God called this summit it is a pronounced blessing that each person will leave this summit with not only the tools and resources required to overcome these challenges and most importantly they will have a better understanding of thief purpose in life and can become a Champion, a Champion to others and a Champion to themselves for overcoming all life’s challenges through a greater connection with God. “Life turned the corner an d I turned with Life. I t’s refreshing to feel the wind blowing in my face, the winds of change and freedom .” – Gloria J. Smalls
Keynote Speakers: Gloria J. Smalls Gloria is the visionary of Women of Destiny Ministries, Inc. She became a passionate advocate for families affected by abusive relationships during her work at Pivot ministries, Inc., a drug and alcohol inpatient program for men in Fairfield County. It was during this time that Gloria saw firsthand the consequences endured by families who have been affected by physical and emotional abuse. During her fourteen-year stay at Pivot Ministries, Gloria accepted the realization that she was entrusted by God with a global assignment to develop an organization whose purpose is to use biblical principles to rebuild, reclaim and restore families. Gloria was ordained as a minister under the leadership of the late Bishop Alvin L. Tate, Soul Saving Station, International in New York. She served as the President of the International Women’s Department of the Soul Saving Station. Gloria also spearheaded a ministry in Southern New Jersey called The South Jersey Women’s Ministry; which hosted conferences, seminars and workshops as well as training women to develop women outreach ministries in their churches. Gloria was very active in Women’s Aglow, a National and International women’s ministry and ministered in various Full Gospel Men’s Fellowship Chapters in New England and other parts of the country. Gloria was privileged to serve as co-president of the Tri-State Network, made up of various programs with the goal of reaching minority youth in local churches, communities and youth programs. She is no stranger in her community and has served on several boards to help promote change in health care. She was also the Executive Administrator for Pivot Ministries for a number of years and served as an advisor for a local ministry that supports family values. Gloria holds several certifications. She repositioned herself to become certified by the State of Connecticut as a domestic violence counselor and a child advocate. She is also a certified businesswoman and Clinical Pastoral Educator by Norwalk Hospital. Gloria is under the leadership of Pastor Derek L. Calhoun, New Vision International Ministries in Bridgeport, Connecticut. At New Vision she serves in the capacity of a teacher, is the Women’s Ministry Leader and is part of the ministerial staff.
Gloria considers one of the highest honors is being a mother of three wonderful children, Marcus, Shante and Philip as well as being a grandmother of two lively grandsons, Justin Israel and Kaleb Hermes Smalls. She resides in Norwalk, Connecticut with her husband Alonzo and her mother Marion E. McAllister.
Dr. Tonya Williams Dr. Tonya Williams is an anointed motivational speaker, preacher, prophetess and teacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with authority, revelation and deliverance. As an associated minister of the New Greater Ministries for 16 years where the honorable Dr. John H. Boyd, Sr. is Pastor, Dr. Williams serves in various facets of the ministry as a counselor, teacher, coordinator and administrator. Dr. Tonya Williams is CEO of Visionaries, Women on the Move, Inc., a non-profit womenâ€™s organization formed to develop support initiatives such as conferences, summits and retreats to empower diverse women in the New York tri-state area. Many people are drawn to her Chris-like character and genuine concern for Godâ€™s people because she challenges the Body of Christ to shake off complacency and live as God has intended, fruitful and effective. She is dedicated to heralding a message that brings inspiration, encouragement, and effective change to those who embrace the word of God. Through teaching and preaching the word of God, she empowers them through the Holy Spirit, to rise above their current circumstances and to pursue the plans that God has for their lives.
Panelists: Pastor Derek L. Calhoun Founder and Pastor, New Vision International Ministries Pastor Calhoun has served as deacon, trustee and associate pastor for seven years at Faith Bible Church of Washington, DC under the ministerial tutelage of the late Bishop Lewis T. Tait. Pastor Calhoun also served as Assistant to the late Pastor Joseph A. Gilmore, Sr., at the Mount Ephraim Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro, MD for three years and as Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church of Norwalk, CT for four years. He is the founder and Senior Pastor of New Vision International Ministries of Bridgeport, CT since 1999. Pastor Calhoun has been actively engaged in ministry for over twenty-three (23) years, preaching, and teaching both nationally and internationally. Currently, Pastor Calhoun is the CEO of the Synergy Holding Group LLC, a real estate development holding company. Pastor Calhoun is also the principal of his own business-consulting firm Kalli Corporation LLC. Pastor Calhoun and his wife, Lady Sharron Calhoun have been married for over 20 years and have four daughters. Above all, Pastor Calhoun loves God and is completely committed to doing Godâ€™s will in his personal life and in attending to the spiritual development of New Vision International Ministries.
Valerie J. Fields, Inspirational Speaker Founder, Spirit of Woman Unlimited For years Valerie recalls having recurring dreams of speaking to multitudes of women. However it was not until she was given a mandate over 15 years ago, to speak at a women’s fellowship at the church where she attended at the time, did she actually understand the relevance of the dreams and discovered that she had a special passion to inspire women to embrace divine intention for their lives. Valerie later formed Spirit of Woman Unlimited to embody that vision and to create a platform where women could have the opportunity to discover and embrace the significance of their lives. Valerie has been an avid study on the dynamics of womanhood for nearly 20 years (in particular, how a woman’s physical design, emotional make-up and spiritual significance inter-relate); her wisdom of what she refers to as the “system of womanhood” inspires, challenge and propels women forward on a path to selfdiscovery. Valerie constructs and delivers purpose driven messages that provide a balanced blend of bold energy, compassion and life-changing information using a combination of biblical principles and common sense wisdom that provoke change and move women beyond their comfort zones. Valerie is an experienced facilitator of women’s events. She has been speaking publicly as an inspirational orator for 15 years and avails herself as a speaker for women ministry groups, churches, conferences, workshops and retreats. Valerie and her husband of 17 years resides Stamford, Connecticut with their 15year-old daughter.
Nancy Kingwood, MSHS, CHI VC Director, Greater Bridgeport Adolescent Pregnancy Program Nancy is currently the Director of HIV Prevention and Faith-based Services for the Greater Bridgeport Adolescent Pregnancy Program (GBAPP). She is the founder and director of The Nia Alliance for Men and Women of Color; People with a Purpose . She has worked in the field of HIV Prevention for over 16 years. She is a current member of the review board for the State of CT Department of Public Health. Nancy has also served as an advisor to the Latino Commission on AIDS and the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS for the CT area. She is a certified in Prevention Counseling, HIV Education and a certified American Red Cross HIV Instructor. Nancy holds two degrees in Human Services and a Masterâ€™s Degree in Human Services with a concentration Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College. She is a disciple of Mt. Aery Baptist Church. She serves under the leadership of Dr. Anthony Bennett. She is a consultant for the National Black Church Initiative a program of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Nancy serves as a subcontractor with The Metropolitan Interdenominational Church Technical Assistance Network (MICTAN), is the national clergy-led capacity building program of the First Response Center. She resides in Bridgeport, CT. She is engaged to Mr. Jimmy Small. Nancy has three daughters. Her one desire is to serve God to her fullest capacity.
Patti Quartuccio R.N. Center Director, Hopeline Pregnancy Resource Center Patti is the Center Director in Shelton and Relationship Educator at Hopeline Pregnancy Resource Center. She has been a Center Director for 12 years and has been speaking to our young people about waiting, in the public school and private school arena, for eleven years. Patti has spoken to over 30,000 students since 1998. Patti also gives the gospel message to her clients that come to Hopeline, offers support to those facing an unplanned pregnancy and leads post abortion bible studies to those suffering from a past abortion decision. In 1975 as a Registered Nurse in the operating room, the physicians performed abortions daily, procedures we called suction curettage. There were other surgical procedures that Patti was involved in but this one had the biggest impact on her life. One day her eyes were opened to the truth, that it truly was a baby and not a blob of tissue which was taught to her so many times. It changed her forever, and led to a call on her heart to stand up for the innocent and helpless and be their voice. In 1976 Patti came to know Jesus as her Lord and Savior and in 1986 was asked to start a Pregnancy Resource Center on Long Island. Patti has been in the pro-life ministry for over 23 years. She is married 32 years to her high school sweetheart and has four wonderful sons.
Minister Gail Wiggins Family Violence Victim Advocate, Center for Women and Families Gail is a native of Bridgeport. She has served in ministry for 21 years in many different capacities. Currently she oversees the outreach ministry under the auspices of Bishop-Elect William J. Marshall at The City of Life Worship Center 207 Asylum Street Bridgeport CT. Minister Wiggins also has graduated Suma Cum Laude with her Associates Degree and is currently pursuing her BA in Human Services at the University of Bridgeport Ideal Program. She has eight years experience as an employee of The Center for Women and Families as a Family Violence Victim Advocate. Gail works in the court system with victims when their abuser has been arrested. She is passionate about the work she does with victims as well as raising domestic violence awareness within the church body.
Gathering Of Champions Summit Saturday, April 17, 2010 MORNING SESSION: REGISTRATION, MORNING GLORY PRAYER AND OPENING REMARKS 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Registration Check In Main Lobby 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Morning Glory Prayer Hayloft Room 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Continental Breakfast Business Center Lounge 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome Remarks Hayloft Room 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Opening Panel Remarks Hayloft Room 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Session A – Issues of Life Hayloft Room
Gathering Of Champions Summit Saturday, April 17, 2010 AFTERNOON SESSION: SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS AND WORSHIP EXPERIENCE Session B – Small Group Discussions Group 1 - Dreams Deferred - Valerie Fields Group 2 - HIV & Aids – Nancy Kingswood Group 3 - Domestic Violence & Abuse – Gail Wiggins Group 4 - Unplanned Pregnancy – Patti Quartuccio Group 5 - Families In Recovery & How it impacts the Individual and Family – Derek L. Calhoun 12:30 PM – 1:15PM Lunch Candlewood Dinning Room 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM Exhibition Tables Open 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Worship Exp erience Psalmist Lisa Campbell Keynote Speakers Dr. Tonya Williams Gloria J. Smalls
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