Joann Rosario Condrey
Contributor of Arise Devotionals – Family
Joann Rosario Condrey is known to most as a recording artist and worship leader. As an ordained evangelist, God has now expanded her calling to include preaching of God’s Word and prophetic ministry on an international level. With her husband, Cory “Coco Brother” Condrey, they use their favor to gather thousands in arenas to hear the Gospel through worship and preaching of the Word. Above all this, Joann’s first ministry is as a wife and full-time mother.
Contributor of The Heart Book Introductions – New Testament
Dr. Helen Delaney is a retired nuclear engineer from the former TRW, Inc., Ballistic Missile Division. Currently residing in Marietta, Georgia, Helen is a pastor and chaplain. She has an international traveling ministry in Africa and the Caribbean, where she uses her analytical skills and doctorate of ministry to bring the Bible alive through her relevant, thought-provoking, systematic teachings and writings. She is also a speaker, teacher, and mentor for leaders, where she loves to see lives changed for God’s kingdom and His glory. Helen has written a Bible Study guide on advancing the kingdom of God. Helen has been married for 38 years. She and her husband have a daughter, son-in-law, and her 3 grandchildren.
Vanessa Davis Griggs
Contributor of Arise Devotionals – Self
Vanessa Davis Griggs is a wife, mother, grandmother, motivational speaker, and author of more than thirteen novels including: Blessed Trinity, Strongholds, If Memory Serves, Practicing What You Preach, Goodness and Mercy, The Truth Is the Light, Ray of Hope, Redeeming Waters, Forever Soul Ties, and The Other Side of Goodness. Learn more about her ministry at: www.VanessaDavisGriggs.com.
Contributor of A Place of Honor
Keren Heath is currently residing in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she attended Oral Roberts University. Her experience in ministry includes: contributions to the Real Biblezine published by Thomas Nelson, Inc., working with the Teen Mania Ministries, and traveling with Acquire the Fire, a powerful teen ministry. She is a writer and entrepreneur and has a passion for the youth of today. Keren is a worship leader and has a traveling ministry along with her husband, Dean Heath. They are the proud parents of six children, ages 5–17.
Michele Clark Jenkins
Contributor of She Speaks
Michele Clark Jenkins, co-founder of Sisters in Faith, is the Senior Director of the Consulting Group for Griffin & Strong, P.C. and specializes in entertainment contracts and business development. She is formerly VP Programming for Black Family Channel, General Manager for the Estate of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Director, Business Affairs, Programming for HBO. Ms. Jenkins publishing career has included such achievements as: Co-Creator of Real: The Complete New Testament Biblezine (Thomas Nelson), writer/editor of the Children of Color Storybook Bible (Thomas Nelson), and contributions to numerous Bible projects such as Women of Color Devotional Bible (Nia Publishing/World) and Wisdom and Grace Devotional Bible (Nia Publishing/World). Ms. Jenkins and her husband, Kym, are homegroup leaders at Liberty Church in Marietta, Georgia, and have three daughters.
Contributor of Lyrical Expressions
Tiffani-MiShelle Johnson is a poet, actor, screenwriter, and director who has worked on various productions with Tyler Perry Studios: four feature films (Extras Casting Assistant), three television shows (Extras Casting Assistant, Audience Coordinator & Writer’s Assistant) and one of Mr. Perry’s plays (Script Supervisor). Her passion remains in creatively serving through words. Hence, the March 2011 release of 52 Hues of Poetic Love, a book compiled of love poems and songs, and her first album of songs and “songpoems” (coming in 2012). Alongside working on her album, Tiffani-MiShelle recently began pursuing her love for acting and developing her craft at The Alliance Theatre and The Green Room. For more on Tiffani-MiShelle visit www.TiffaniMiShelle.com.
Contributor of Empowered Faith Articles
Jennifer Keitt empowers, educates, and inspires more than one million listeners across the globe as the host of Today’s Black Woman radio show. She is the author of The Power of Being a Real Woman and the founder of Zakar magazine. Keitt created the Jennifer Keitt Life Institute for Women which offers curriculum courses such as The Six Tests that Every Woman Must Pass and Keys to Long Lasting Love. Keitt is an ordained and licensed teaching pastor, ordained elder, certified human behavioral consultant and life transformation growth coach. She and her husband have four children. For more information and booking, visit www.jenniferkeitt.com.
Contributor of Arise Devotionals – Career
Jamell Meeks is Director of Women’s Ministries for the Salem Baptist Church of Chicago, a vibrant community of believers pastored by her husband, Reverend Senator James T. Meeks. She is nationally known as a powerful leader with a gentle spirit. As Director of “Women of Influence”, she directs ministry projects and activities for thousands of women. Out of her passion for the spirit of entrepreneurship, she developed the nationally recognized A.R.I.S.E Entrepreneur Program, a seven-week training program designed to nurture and expand small businesses. A shining example of a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Mrs. Meeks speaks to groups across the country empowering them to live for God.
Stephanie Perry Moore
Contributor of Notes to Self & Quest Questions
Stephanie Perry Moore, co-founder of Sisters in Faith, is the author of over fifty young adult, inspirational fiction titles, including: the Payton Skky series, the Perry Skky, Jr. series, the Yasmin Peace series, the Faith Thomas Novelzine series, the Carmen Browne series, the Morgan Love series, the Beta Gamma Pi series, and the Lockwood Lions flip series. Mrs. Moore has four adult titles; the latest is Chasing Faith. She was also the co-editor for several Bible projects: the Women of Color Devotional Bible, the Wisdom and Grace Bible, and Real Biblezine. Mrs. Moore speaks with young people across the country, encouraging them to achieve every attainable dream. She currently lives in the greater Atlanta area with her husband, Derrick, and their three children. Mrs. Moore and her husband, Derrick co-wrote the nonfiction book Raise Him Up. Visit her website at www.stephanieperrymoore.com.
Bible Editor and Contributor of Discovery Answers
Brenda is a past Associate Acquisitions Editor for the Bible division of Thomas Nelson Publishers. Currently, Brenda is a partner in ECHO Creative Media. She is an award-winning, freelance, publishing professional who has added her talents to many Christian titles in the capacities of: Bible consultant, writer, and editor; she also has extensive experience in the audio world as director, production supervisor, and co-producer. With more than twenty Bible studies and numerous Bible-related, inspirational works to her credit, Brenda continues to use her skill to create visionary, God-honoring products to enhance the lives of others. She has walked with the Lord for over thirty-five years, is a loving mother and grandmother, and lives in Smyrna, Tennessee with her husband and best friend, Mark.
Dawn R. Sherill
Dawn Sherill, M.Div., has been actively involved in communicating the Word of God through her multifaceted career over the past decade. She has employed her deep insight and creative talents in many varied venues: teaching at a respected Christian university, as an associate acquisitions editor for the Bible division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, as research and editorial designer for Wayfarer, a dynamic ministry located in South Carolina, and as co-producer, assistant director, and Bible scholar for an award–winning series of audio Bible products. Dawn is co-founder and partner in ECHO Creative Media.
Kim Cash Tate
Contributor of Arise Devotionals – God
Kim Cash Tate is an author and an attorney. She is also the founder and president of the nonprofit ministry, Colored in Christ. Her publications include the memoir, More Christian than African-American: And other ways Jesus turned my life upside down, and four novels, the most recent being, Hope Springs with Thomas Nelson Fiction. Kim and her husband reside in St. Louis, Missouri with their two teenaged kids. Learn more about Kim’s ministry at: www.kimcashtate.com.
Contributor of The Heart Book Introductions – Old Testament
Karen Waddles is the Assistant to the Publisher at Moody Publishers, the publishing arm of Moody Bible Institute. In this capacity she serves on the Lift Every Voice Books team, publishing books written by and for African-Americans, and the True Woman team, which publishes books encouraging women to passionately pursue the principles of biblical womanhood. Karen has spoken at numerous women’s conferences across the country and has taught minister’s wives at the National Baptist Congress. She is a contributing author to Our Voices: Issues Facing Black Women in America (Moody Publishers) and the Women of Color Study Bible. She is the wife of Dr. George W. Waddles, Sr., President of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, auxiliary to the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., and pastor of the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. They have been married for more than 35 years and have four children and nine grandchildren.
Lakeba Hibbler Williams
Contributor of Arise Devotionals – Others
Lakeba Hibbler Williams is a licensed counselor, speaker, trainer, and educator. She is co-owner of Fresh Hope Counseling Center in Auburn, Alabama. Lakeba is also a doctoral candidate in the Adult Education program at Auburn University. She is very involved with several community organizations. Lakeba is married to the Rev. Chette L. Williams, Sr. for over 17 years and they live in Alabama with their three children.