With Great Pleasure, Lets Introduce The Awesome Award Hosts & Presenters:
Pastor Richard Barnette - The Pastor of Righteous Global Anointed Ministry, Inc.
Pastor Richard Barnette is the Pastor of Righteous Global Anointed Ministry in Douglasville, GA. The churches main focus is: "Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Across the globe." Richard is the CEO of R and T Travel, a powerful Ecommerce business, focused on assisting individuals in being able to save more, make more, and have fun traveling. His love for the radio has given him the opportunity to have his own gospel show in CT, a talk show in Massachusetts, and a potent gospel show in Georgia, "Please tell me, what's goings on?" He believes that God will continue to give him the desires of his heart in being able to spread the gospel of Jesus globally. Pastor Richard Barnette is a professional voice-over artist, actor, and director, and has written, produced, and directed three potent original stage plays. One of his objectives is to begin his own theatrical production company in Georgia, named: Righteous Truth Productions. One of the mountains of Cultural Influence that he wants to make a great impact upon for God's Kingdom, is the Mountain of Arts & Entertainment. Pastor Richard is most happy when he is with family, ministering at the church and in the community, on the radio and TV, working with youth, directing and acting in plays, and walking on the beaches of the world with his beautiful wife, Evangelist Tina Barnette. Pastor Richard loves to say: "Do today what others don't, so you will have tomorrow what others want!".
Nadine Nelson - Sunday School Superintendant, Liberty Hall House Of God, Inc.
Queen Nadine Nelson, has been the Sunday School Superintend at her local church, Liberty Hall House of God for several years and she has done a tremendous job in being an inspiration not only to children, youth and the young women that she mentors. Nadine has many quotes that inspire her on being, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live: yet not I but Christ liveth in me”. Her favorite quote is “ Love me or leave me, it doesn't matter either way.” Nadine is a Financial Counselor at Emory Healthcare and truly enjoys being of a help and a blessing to others.
Senator Tonya P. Anderson - Georgia’s 43rd District
Senator Tonya P. Anderson, was elected to the State Senate to represent Georgia’s 43rd District in 2016. Senator Anderson’s district includes parts of DeKalb County, Rockdale County, and Newton County. In 2012, Senator Anderson was elected to serve as the first State Representative for the newly formed District 92, which covers portions of DeKalb and Rockdale counties. Senator Anderson began her elected public service as a City Councilmember for the City of Lithonia from 2006 to 2008, and served as its Mayor from 2008 to 2011. During her tenure as Mayor of Lithonia, she gained funding for the amphitheater renovation project and completed the installation of a $1.2 million federally funded streetscape improvement plan. She brought the city into compliance with EPA/EPD Standards for stormwater improvements and received ‘no findings’ rating on city financial audits. While in the House of Representatives, she served as Chair of the Women’s Legislative Caucus, which is a bipartisan organization that advocates for issues that affect Georgian women and families. She also served on Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee and with the Working Families Caucus. As a former board member, she continually serves as a volunteer for the DeKalb County Board of Health through the Live Healthy Dekalb Initiative.
Tisa Smart-Washington - Rockdale County Tax Commissioner.
Tisa Smart-Washington was elected Rockdale County Tax Commissioner in 2016 after serving as Chief Deputy Tax Commissioner in Rockdale since 2013. Prior to joining the Tax Commissioner’s Office, Tisa served as Communication Writer in the Office of the CEO of DeKalb County and Editor of the Rockdale News. A graduate of Leadership Rockdale and Regional Leadership Institute, she has been a member of several organizations in Rockdale, including Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful, Rockdale Young Professional Leaders, Angie’s House, Rockdale NAACP, The Nonprofit Consortium, Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council, Rockdale Newton Section of the National Council of Negro Women and the Rockdale County Democratic Party. Tisa earned her B.A. in Communications from Georgia State University and an M.B.A. from Troy University. She and her husband David live in Conyers and they have two children. The Tax Commissioner's Office provides guidance on ad valorem taxes for property and motor vehicle tag and title information. The Tax Commissioner is elected to serve a four-year term.
Antonio Molina, Business Manager of Servicio Medico Hispano
Antonio Molina is a Navy Veteran and graduate of Emory University. He is currently a Law student at Georgia State University and is also the general manager for Consultorio Medico Hispano, a medical practice geared towards helping the uninsured or underinsured community of Metro Atlanta. Antonio dedicates himself to living a life of service and improving the life of those in the community and has committed hundreds of volunteer hours in the community through health fairs, educational fairs, mentorship, beautification projects, and citizenship initiatives. Antonio currently serves as Chief of Staff to State Representative Pedro Marin and is the current Chairman of the Latino Caucus for the Democratic Party of Georgia and is part of the Planning Advisory Committee for Gwinnett County. In 2014 he was the Latino Outreach Coordinator for the Jason Carter for Governor Campaign, and in the summer of 2016 he served as a legal intern for the Honorable Judge Dax Lopez. Most recently he has been named to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and member of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Global Advisory Panel. He was awarded the GPC Alumnus of the Year Award in 2014 and named to the Georgia Trend 40 under 40 for 2015.
Dr. Jacqueline Mohair, Founder/Director, Trinity Girls Network, Inc.
Dr. Jacqueline Mohair was appointed to WOLMI/International Third World Leaders Association Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (UNECOSOC) on January 26, 2015. The appointment of Ambassador was granted by The United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Word of Life Christian Fellowship/Word of Life Ministries International is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN and the first Full Gospel Ministry granted consultative status with the UN. Dr. Mohair has a strong record of humanitarian service that includes operating as CEO/Founder of Heaven at New Haven Outreach, Inc. and an active member of Kingdom Life Worship Center. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from Mississippi State University; attained a Masters in Educational Leadership from Argosy University; a Masters in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University; a Doctorate of Ministry and Leadership from CICA International University & Seminary, a Honorary Doctorate Degree in Divinity , DBA-Candidate in Marketing from Argosy University and received numerous civic and private association awards.
Amanda Cooper - Producer & On-Air Talk Show Host.
As a successful Socialpreneur, Author, Speaker and Philanthropist it is evident that A. L. Cooper is a woman of many talents. Her passion for people has made her an ambassador for positive change and her platform is “Be Inspired to Be Extraordinary!” For nearly a decade, she has been in the business of helping people realize their given talents and motivating them to maximize their full potential. Her bold and charismatic personality is the secret behind her success and the magnet that draws many to her. Her charismatic personality is the secret behind her success and the magnet that draws many to her. She is also the face behind the voice of the talk show "Talking Out Loud with A. L. Cooper.” Her outgoing, charming, quick-witted personality is a natural fit for the show and fans love the intelligent and comedic banter between her and the guest. Plainly put, A. L. Cooper is a captivating, entertaining and informative thought leader who can energize and inspire your audience to be Extraordinary!
Dr. Walter Sims - Spiritual Leader /Motivational Speaker /Life Coach .
Dr. Sims has been a spiritual leader for over 20 years. He has a Master’s of Ministry degree; a Doctorate of Divinity degree ; and is certified in the expertise of coaching. Additionally, Dr. Sims holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, he is a published author and is a dynamic leader who is reknown nationally. Dr. Walter Sims, a dynamic motivational speaker, certified spiritual, mental toughness, relationship, and positivity life coach, and award author, Living Motivated - The Beattitudes of Living a Motivated Life, knows what it takes to live a life on purpose. As a spiritual leader by profession. Dr. Sims aims at empowering persons towards significant increases in self-esteem, focus, clarity, and productivity by helping them realize their life's purpose. As a life coach, Dr. Sims will support you in designing your life of purpose that you are fully engaged in, that is joyful and challenging with reduced stress and distractions. Many of Dr. Sims clients also experience growth and a new awakening in their spiritual life because now they understand what it means to live a life on purpose.
Nancy J. Lewis - Keynote Speaker/President/ Progressive Techniques, Inc.Coaching, LLC
Nancy J. Lewis is a leading motivational/inspirational keynote speaker, trainer, author, and registered corporate coach. She is the president of Progressive Techniques, Inc. based in Fayetteville, Georgia where the theme of her organization is “Developing a Better YOU!” She earned a M.S. degree from Georgia State University in Urban and Public Affairs with concentration in Human Resources. Nancy has worked as an adjunct faculty instructor at Georgia State University where she taught an undergraduate Human Resources course. She has been speaking and conducting training for 30 years. Nancy is a former Dale Carnegie instructor. She delivers customized, energizing, interactive, and content-rich presentations that provide strategies for everyday living. Nancy is a business coach and works with executives and managers to help them transform and enhance their careers.Nancy was in the 2016 edition of Who’s Who in Black Atlanta, “The Ultimate Networking Guide.” She is the former host of the radio talk show Sisters Together: Sharing Stories Straight From the Heart.
Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson - Creative Director Be Someone, Inc.
Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson says he owes his success in life to a teacher. After selling his business, he founded Be Someone, a name chosen from the advice Abraham Lincoln’s mother once advised her son when he questioned running for president. Teaching kids how to think strategically, plan effectively and build self-confidence, Orrin uses his award winning, highly effective and much lauded presentations centered on the time-tested strategies of chess as a metaphor for the game of life. He shows at risk kids the focus, discipline and patience required by the game of chess – skills that are transferable to their current life situations. Since then, Orrin and BeSomeOne.org have touched more than fifty thousand [50,000] kids, and his goal is to pass along his message to 1 million children in underservered communities.The author of “One Move At A Time,” Orrin is the subject of numerous news national articles and television interviews, including Good Morning America, CNN, CBS Early Morning Show, CNN Headline News, and CNN American Stories, The Word Network, People Magazine, USA Today , Sports Illustrated for Kids and Time Magazine for Kids and having won some of the most prestigious in the educational arena including the national 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Award and the 2015 Nonprofit Trinity Awards.
Josephine E. Handy Sewell - President of The Maggie Howard Missionary Circle.
Jo is the chair of the Social Justice Mission at Beulah. As an active member of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Jerry D. Black, Jo also serves as President of the Maggie Howard Missionary Circle. During her retail career, Jo has served the community in many capacities, to name a few she served as a liaison between Sears as a major sponsor t to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center during the annual Salute to Greatness Celebration, chaired the largest Toys for Tots drive by a retailer in partnership with the United States Marine Corp, coordinated the largest food drive, ever for Tangipahoa Parish, LA, as the store manager in Hammond, LA. In 2001, Jo also became the first African American female to build a new Sears retail store, in the history of Sears, at the Mall of StoneCrest Lithonia, Ga . Other community outreach have been blood drives in partnership with American Red Cross and well as raising funds for the Salvation Army and helping to raise funds and collect donations for victims of hurricane Katrina. Jo recently received the Georgia Women’s Legislative Caucus Nikki T. Randall Servant Leadership Award 2017.
Dr. Shoanmarie Pope - Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, Health & Wellness Expert
Dr. Shoanmarie Pope is a chiropractor serving Decatur, Lithonia, Conyers, and Covington. Our chiropractor and the rest of the friendly team at Optimal Health Wellness Center are dedicated to chiropractic solutions to target your unique needs, whether you are suffering from back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even just plain old muscular tightness and tension. You may need pain relief after suffering an accident, experiencing an injury, or if you have a specific condition such as chronic back pain or a spinal condition; even if you just want to improve your overall health, our chiropractor can help you achieve your wellness goals! Please visit the testimonials page to see what our patients are saying about our Decatur chiropractor and getting regular chiropractic treatments.
Pastor Elijah L. Hill, Founder/Pastor of Perfecting The Kingdom International, Inc.
Pastor Elijah L. Hill is the Pastor of Perfecting the Kingdom International his wife Waveney Hill is the First Lady of his ministry located in Lithonia, Georgia near the Stonecrest Mall they just celebrated their first year of their churches one year existent. Pastor Hill, has been preaching the gospel ministry for thirty-eight years, since the age of sixteen years old. He is a noted scholar of Church of God in Christ history, and the author of 11 books. He has lived in Georgia for three years he has a strong passion for youth, and is working with Governor Nathan Deal’s Department of Juvenile Justice Task Force as a Volunteer for the past two years, working with the Department of Juvenile Justice developing the use of technology and entertainment with youth in the DJJ system. His non-profit organization is called The National Entertainment Technology Academy its purpose is to provide methods in the workforce area to prepare youth for Georgia’s Movie and Entertainment Industry. He has received numerous awards accolades from Governors, Congressman, Mayors and many noted religious leaders throughout his career for volunteerism, but here recently on March 5, 2017, he received from the 44th President Barack Obama of the United States the Life Time Achieve Award.
Lady Linda F. Williams - Evangelist, Judah House Of Praise
Lady Linda Williams is an Evangelist at Judah House of Praise and the First Lady to Bishop Cary G. Williams in Stone Mountain, GA. Since retiring from Corporate America, Lady Williams works diligently in the ministry as the Church Administrator. Lady Williams is an advocate for excellence. She nurtures members and non-members on how to gain employment, how to write a resume, how to interview for employment and what to wear. She encourages them to strive for excellence in all they endeavor because all things are possible through Christ. Lady Williams also counsels married couples with her husband and advocate for her community to keep it safe and beautiful. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Blair Anderson - P.R. Consultant at B A Soluntions
Blair Anderson currently lives in Marietta GA. He obtained his B A in Communication Arts and Public Relations from the University of West FL. He is a public relations specialist with more than 15 years’ experience in public relations, marketing, program development, partnership development, event planning, and fundraising strategy and execution. In 2015, he founded the nonprofit organization, National Association of Nonprofits, Inc. whose mission is to assist nonprofits to achieve their mission. Through workshops, conferences, networking events and one on one consulting, the National Association of Nonprofits supports organizations through growth processes and while strengthen their foundation so they become sustainable.
Donna Addison Haseltine - Vice President & COO at Black On Purpose Television Network
Donna Addison Haseltine earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) from Florida State University where she was a National Achievement Scholar, member of the Zeta Omicron chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Golden Girl dance team. While on scholarship with the Alvin Ailey ADC (now the Ailey School), she performed with the Ailey Special Performance Group under the direction of Kelvin Rotardier. Her performance experience includes Holland America Line Cruise ships, Legends in Concert, Urban Bush Women, Saturday Night Live and even Las Vegas magician shows. Ms. Haseltine has taught, choreographed and produced for theater productions, dance companies, dance teams, beauty pageants and Atlanta-area dance ministries. Ms. Haseltine now serves on the Advisory Board of ViZion Dance International and is Vice President and COO at Black on Purpose Television Network (BOP TV).
Dr. Renee Sunday - CEO & Founder of The Platform Builder
Dr. Renee Sunday is the Platform Builder. She is a light in this world. She expresses her purpose as being a catalyst for others to walk in their purpose and destiny. She is a Minister, Media Personality, Publisher, Receipt of the Audience Choice Award in the 2016 - Ms. Corporate America Pageant representing Conyers, Ga. , Author, Coach, Grief Counselor, Transformational Speaker, and an Anesthesiologist. She is humble and enjoys being a servant for all people.
Marc E. Parham - Managing Parter at CAPBuilder Network Group
Marc E. Parham is a Small Business Expert, Radio Show Host, MC/Speaker and author of the book “Yes I Can – Develop My Idea and Start My Own Business". He has been working for over 20 years to help people start and grow businesses. His mission is simple, to educate and coach people to start taking more control of their lives by learning how to start their own small business.
Marc is a Managing Partner at the CAPBuilder Network Group; (www.capbuildernetwork.com) a consulting company whose focus is helping people start and grow their own businesses. He is also the creator the successful business information site called The CapBuilder Network (www.capbuildernetwork.com) and radio show CAPBuilder Talk (www.capbuildertalk.com) that provides articles, information and resources to help start and grow small businesses. He is also a featured contributor on many other business sites.
Jaycien Lindstedt - Managing Parter at CAPBuilder Network Group
Jaycien Lindstedt specializes in financial solutions for people. He also work with doctors to get the non-invasive screening for early detection on disease and mutations in unborn children, inside the offices to better help their patients by knowing what harmful genes they have in their DNA and the steps they need to take to help prevent it.
Dr. Spencer & Erica Parks Murray
Highly engaging, powerfully motivating, and radically transparent, Erica and Dr. Spencer Murray help people live life with more meaning by guiding them to awaken to their own inherent personal power. As an ordained ministerial counselor and business consultant, Erica is passionate about motivating women to stop looking outside of themselves for affirmation and contentment. Erica is known for hearing the “whole story” and has been called a knowledgeable, gentle midwife who is saturated in Spirit. Her reputation as a gifted listener is just part of why she’s a sought after voice. Spencer, as an educator and minister, is passionate about helping people to overcome personal and spiritual bondage in order to live a more liberated life. His work has inspired him to focus on the systematic influence of patriarchy in society, and its tendency to oppress and perpetrate violence towards women. This work has led him to work with men and boys as it relates to unhealthy ideas of masculinity and how these ideas contribute to violence towards self and community. He uses his own life’s journey to connect with his audience, believing that we can all see ourselves through each other’s experiences. His message is summed up in three words – Uncover, Recover, Discover. Uncover what we’ve kept hidden, Recover from the past, and Discover a new way of being. He is currently an Associate Pastor at Spirit & Truth Sanctuary in Decatur, GA, Together, through workshops, counseling, and speaking engagements, they assist people with discovering the purpose of relationships, which helps them experience a deeper, more fulfilling way of loving.