Cherisse Stephens Ministries Presents God’s Cover-Girls Women and Girls Conference 2018!

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Women and girls from around the globe will gather at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, June 1-2, 2018, for the God’s Cover-Girls Women and Girls Conference. This conference was founded by Cherisse Stephens, CEO of Cherisse Stephens Ministries. This year’s God’s Cover-Girls Conference (GCGC) theme, “No Shade, All Son” is sure to bring inspiration and empowerment!

Our message is clear! It’s your Time to SHINE, no matter what you’ve faced in the past. Our gathering will be a time of empowerment, healing, spiritual growth and self-awareness. We have organized classes, workshops, worship, a vision board party for the youth, shopping with specialty vendors and so much more! Orlando has so much to do and see.

Focusing on self-esteem and awareness, training for success, healthy living (mind, body and spirit), and more, GCGC offers something for all ages. Those looking for spiritual renewal, strategies to jump start their careers or discovering their life’s purpose, will find that the nationally recognized speakers will arm them with the tools for success.

Evangelist Cherisse Stephens, renowned Gospel recording artist, author and television host, founded Cherisse Stephens Ministries in 1994. Since then, the ministry has hosted several major conferences including Spring Forth into Destiny Family Conference, Prophetic Encounter and more. Cherisse Stephens is a graduate of The University of Phoenix and Grand Canyon University, where she received her associate of arts, bachelor of science in Business and master’s degree in Leadership. She is also a media specialist in the Gospel music industry and has hosted television for TBN’s “Praise The Lord” program and WATC’s flagship TV program; “Atlanta Live.” Additionally, she has also produced her own shows that air via television and social media.  She has also appeared on The Word Network, TCT, Impact TV and many other Christian and secular networks.  Cherisse Stephens is an international recording artist and her music continues to bless the nations. Most importantly, Evangelist Cherisse Stephens is proud to be the wife of Preston L. Stephens and the mother of their two awesome sons, Preston & Brandon. Her goal is to be the Proverbs 31 Woman, which is the Ultimate God’s Cover-Girl!

“We desire to provide a real-life transforming experience – spiritually, emotionally and physically for every woman and girl we encounter. I believe that faith-based teachings combined with practical application, truly empower people for change,” says Stephens. “We’ve been hosting these life-changing conferences for years, and each year we’re blessed to offer scholarships for our youth to attend our conferences, thanks to our sponsors and private donors. This year is no different. We are looking for businesses to sponsor a girl, a family or even a women’s small group to help offset the costs,” Stephens says.

Attendees can register for the conference through GodsCoverGirls.Eventbrite.Com and through our online store via Square Market. Adult registration is $50; $20 for Youth; and $40 for Groups of 10 or more if registering together. The VIP registration is $99 per person and includes VIP seating, welcome reception and more. Vendor registration is $100 and available on a first-come, first-served basis as space is limited. To book rooms, go to aws.passkey.com/go/GodsCoverGirls  or call 1 888-421-1442 (God’s Cover-Girls Room Block). For more information about GCGC 2018, e-mail GodsCoverGirls18@gmail.com or call the administrative office at 678.341.0371.

Finally, Evangelist Cherisse Stephens will be appearing on The Word Network THIS Friday, May 4 if you would like to get a taste of her ministry. Please see the flyer to the left for the details!

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The Lola Brown Foundation Continues to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer!

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As today is the last Sunday of the month, I could not let the month go by without mentioning that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I lost two line sisters to this hideous disease so I feel compelled to participate in this advocacy. Unfortunately, I missed walking in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk this year as I and many others who loved Lola Brown, one of those line sisters who passed away, do every year. However, I do want to highlight the work of The Lola Brown Foundation, which was founded by her best friend Jennifer Phillips in her honor. Below is a video in which Lola shares about her passion for breast cancer awareness followed by her bio:

Lola Brown, a native of Denver, Colorado grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. She attended Richland Northeast High School. While in school, she received honors to attend the South Carolina Governor’s School for academics and was named to the South Carolina All-State Band. You could also find Lola on the court scrambling for digs for the volleyball team or shooting hoops with her varsity basketball teammates.

She graduated from Richland Northeast High School with honors and received a music scholarship to attend the University of Georgia. While at UGA, she joined Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she participated in various community service activities. Lola was talented and musically gifted. She was an accomplished pianist and a faithful Christian. She  served as an active member of First Northeast Baptist Church in Columbia, SC for several years where she played the piano and directed choirs.

Lola, began her professional career as a financial specialist in the banking industry, was promoted to portfolio manager, and later branch manager. In 2003, at the age of 28 years old, Lola discovered a lump in her breast as she conducted a breast-self exam. Doctors diagnosed her with breast cancer. She was a newlywed to Gilbert Jamal Brown and a new mother to a toddler, Gilbert Jamal Brown II, affectionately known as Gil.

Despite surgeries and years of chemotherapy, Lola continued to fight. She worked throughout her treatment and emphasized the importance of a healthy diet and exercise. During her spare time she worked as an aerobics instructor. She exemplified the true meaning of strength and courage and inspired others to embrace fitness.

Because of Lola’s generous spirit, passion to help find a cure, and desire to promote awareness about breast cancer to young women, she put together a team of family and friends. Through the years those teams raised more than $10,000 for cancer research, for survivors, and for those she called victors. In Oct. 2013, at 38 years old,  Lola became one of the victors. 

Below are some of the highlights of the foundation’s work to date:

  • As a celebration of her legacy, the South Carolina House of Representatives has recognized Lola Brown and the foundation’s efforts and named October 23, 2017, the official Lola Brown Breast Self-Check Day in the state of South Carolina. Since Lola was diagnosed at 28 years old, Lola stressed the importance of early detection and breast self-exams and wanted to educate young women that they too could be diagnosed with breast cancer even under the age of 40. In honor of her push for awareness, The LBF is currently working with South Carolina lawmakers and school districts to educate high school seniors on the importance of breast self-exams. The goal is to have a certified health professional talk to students about breast self-exams and breast cancer. Those students can only participate in the 30 to 45 minute session if they have signed parental/guardian consent forms. 
  • The LBF Scholarship for high school seniors –

Jennifer Phillips and LBF Scholar….

  • Pampered Pink – The LBF will identify those in need based on financial, or medical hardship through breast cancer organizations and support groups. Once identified, The LBF will pamper and assist women between the ages of 18 to 40 who are affected by breast cancer by donating a Pampered Pink spa gift certificate.

I usually make my donation to the American Cancer Society on behalf of breast cancer awareness during the month of October, but I missed doing so this year as I was out of town. However, this year, to support The Lola Brown Foundation, I will be making my donation to the foundation and you can too by clicking on this Paypal link! Although October will be over in a few days, the foundation’s work continues throughout the year so please consider The Lola Brown Foundation as you give to charitable organizations.

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TV One Presents 30th Anniversary “A Different World” 14-Hour Marathon TODAY!!!

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After today, we have to wait two more days til the Season Finale of   OWN’s “Greenleaf,”  but there are other opportunities for enthralling television entertainment until then! As a matter of fact, TV One will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the premiere of “A Different World,” one of my FAVORITE shows of ALL TIME, with a 14-hour marathon on the same date the series launched, today, Sunday, September 24 at 10 a.m. ET. The marathon will begin with the pilot episode, which still reigns as the highest rated television pilot in history, garnering 38.9 million viewers. So after I get home from church,  I will be watching!

“A Different World” premiered on NBC on September 24, 1987 as a spin-off of The Cosby Show. The series originally centered on free-spirited, rebellious Huxtable daughter, Denise (Lisa Bonet), as she attended her parent’s alma mater, Hillman College. During season one, Denise struggles through college and meets memorable friends along the way, including Maggie (Marisa Tomei), Jalessa (Dawnn Lewis), Dwayne (Kadeem Hardison), and Whitley (Jasmine Guy). Seasons two through six capture the essence of being young, black and educated in America by tackling political, ethical, racial, emotional and social issues far before the media was ready to address them.

“TV One is excited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ‘A Different World,’ a truly iconic television show which displayed the black college experience in a way that touched and inspired generations of students to pursue a higher education,” says Dexter Cole, TV One SVP of Program Scheduling & Acquisitions. “After three decades, many of the show’s themes and messages of friendship, coming of age, responsibility and perseverance still ring true. We hope fans will join us as we take a moment to look back with fondness on this American television treasure.”

The marathon celebrating the fictional HBCU will run from 10 a.m. ET to 1 a.m. ET and will feature a selection of the most popular episodes, in chronological order, containing memorable moments from each season of the series.Interstitials from cast and crew captured recently reflecting on their experiences with the series will also be featured during the marathon. The pilot episode will be presented as a special “Pop Up Edition” filled with show trivia at 10 a.m. ET and again at 8:30 p.m. ET to commemorate the same time the pilot premiered 30 years ago.

On TVOne.tv and the network social platforms, fans can celebrate all week with daily editorial breaking down the most iconic moments, a video countdown of the top 5 moments of all time, and a ‘Where Are They Now?” photo gallery to catch up with your favorite characters. For more information about A Different World on TV One, visit the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TwitterInstagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tag #ADifferentWorld.

Check out TV One’s “A Different World” 30th Anniversary Promo Video Below!

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