Annual Women’s Conference

Westside Baptist Church (WBC) Annual Women's Conference - Lewisville, Texas

2019 WBC Annual Women's Conference



Walk-in registration will be available Friday & Saturday,
August 23rd – 24th for the 2019 WBC Women’s Conference.

Online registration is CLOSED.

2019 Women’s Conference Speakers

Dr. Delvin Atchison

Host
Senior Pastor
Westside Baptist Church

Min. Cokiesha Bailey Robinson

Sunday Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sheila M. Bailey

Saturday Keynote Speaker

Dr. Brenda Atchison

Hostess
First Lady
Westside Baptist Church

Donna Richardson-Joyner

Presenter
Faith & Fitness

Rev. Kea Westbrook

Presenter
Pray Without Ceasing

Marian R. Hicks

Presenter
The Righteous Keep Moving Forward

Danielle Hall

Presenter
Changing Your MIND to Enhance Your Story

Autumn Lawson

Presenter
Faith and Finance (Young Adults)

Tasha White

Presenter
How to Love Me While Waiting on H.I.M.  (Singles)

LaTonda Cherry

Presenter
Independent Women
(Young Adults)

Nikki Thomas

Presenter
Independent Women
(Young Adults)

Dr. Leticia “Letty” Juarez

Presenter
Hablado Espanol
(Spanish Sessions)

Rachel Portlock

Presenter
Changing Your MIND to Enhance Your Story

2019 Women’s Conference Agenda



FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 23RD | Movie Night

Due to limited spacing, only the first 300 ladies to register will be able to attend Movie Night.  

  5:45pm  –   6:30pm Registration

  6:30pm  –   6:45pm Welcome, Scripture, Prayer, Praise & Worship

  6:45pm  –   7:30pm Fellowship and Food (popcorn, hotdogs, nachos, candy and drinks)

  7:45pm  –   9:45pm Movie “Breakthrough”

  9:45pm  – 10:00pm Thoughts on movie, thank you and closeout


SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH | Workshop

Ladies polo shirt for Westside Baptist Church (WBC) Annual Women's Conference - Lewisville, Texas1) All ladies are asked to wear the Limited Edition 2019 WBC Women’s Conference Polo Shirt on Saturday, August 24th to show one accord and uniformity. But hurry, supplies are limited! Order yours by July 26th.
2) There will be Vendors on Saturday for SHOPPING when you’re not in class!
3) For those who pre-register, check-in on Saturday to receive your FREE raffle ticket for a door prize.

  7:00am  Registration and Check-in

  7:30am  –   8:15am  Continental Breakfast

  8:30am  –   9:00am Welcome, Scripture, Prayer, Praise & Worship

  9:00am  –   9:45am Faith & FitnessDonna Richardson-Joyner
(General Session) – Sanctuary

  9:50am  –   10:30am Pray Without CeasingMinister Kea Westbrook
(General Session) – Sanctuary

10:30am  – 12:15pm Breakout Sessions  

General Session Presenters

Session 1 (10:45am - 11:30am) & Session 2 (11:30am - 12:15pm)



Breakout Session Presenters

  12:15pm  – 1:15pm  Lunch (Choices: Turkey Croissant, Ham Croissant, Chicken Salad Croissant or Vegetarian Wrap)


  1:15pm  Praise and Worship with Women Praise Dancers

  1:20pm  Introduction of the Keynote Speaker – Alarice Vann

  1:25pm  WBC “Temples of Grace” Women Praise Dancers

  1:30pm  –  2:30pm  Keynote Speaker – Dr. Shelia Bailey

  2:30pm  –  3:00pm Acknowledgements & Closeout

Saturday Keynote Speaker


Detailed Descriptions of Classes by our Presenters


Faith & Fitness


Pray Without Ceasing?


Changing Your MIND to Enhance Your Story


Faith & Finance


How to Love ME While Waiting on H.I.M.


Independent Women   


Clase de español


The Righteous Keep Moving Forward (Spiritual Growth)


Trust God by Submitting to HIS Authority to Write My Story

Faith & Fitness

Donna Richardson-Joyner | General Session Presenter

 From Impossible to Possible! Powered Up, Pumped Up, Prayed Up! It's all about Courage, Choices, Change, Commit and Connect! 

Pray Without Ceasing?

Minister Kea Westbrook  | General Session Presenter 

Have you ever asked yourself one or all of the following questions as it relates to Paul’s instruction to “Pray Without Ceasing”?

   -> “What does that mean?”

   -> “What does that look like?”

   -> “Is that for me?”

   -> “What kind of results can I expect?”

If you said “yes”, to one or all of these questions or added some, then please join us on August 24, 2019 for “Pray Without Ceasing” and let’s get some answers!

Changing Your MIND to Enhance Your Story

Danielle Hall and Rachel Portlock | Breakout Session Presenters   

A positive mindset, a mindful presence and having mindfulness in your day to day experiences is a good setup for writing your story.

Faith & Finance

Autumn Lawson  | Breakout Session Presenter

   
Faith & Finance reminds us that God’s plan may be larger than our own! The Biblical principles about money can help to conquer the “battle of the budget.” If your desire is to have an enlarged territory, you must also desire for enlarged stewardship.

How to Love ME While Waiting on H.I.M.

Tasha White | Breakout Session Presenter

The Biblical based one-hour session is designed for unmarried women of all ages who are waiting for their H.I.M. (Husband in Marriage).

Independent Women   

Nikki Thomas and LaTonda Cherry | Breakout Session Presenters 

The INDEPENDENT Women …
“She is clothed with strength and dignity. She laughs without fear of the future - Proverbs 31:25”

Depending on God doesn’t make you any less strong, but being confident in who you are and what you’re capable of doesn’t make you any less of a Christian woman. You don’t have to compromise your faith to be a strong woman; you don’t have to lessen your strength to be a woman of faith. We will see what the “world” says about the INDEPENDENT woman and what the “BIBLE” says about the INDEPENDENT woman and take an honest inventory of how there has to be a balance with independence as we will take up the challenge to become totally DEPENDENT on God.

Clase de español

Dr. Letty Juarez | Breakout Session Presenter

Session 1: Testigo Protagonista, No Espectador (Protagonist Witness, Not a Spectator)  
Presented in Spanish – Habla espanol.
Muchas personas en el mundo son testigos de lo que Dios ha hecho en otras personas, pero no han tenido una vivencia personal con lo que Jesucristo hace en la vida del ser humano. Por ello, es importante que cada creyente de testimonio de lo que el Señor ha hecho en su vida, lo cual lo hace protagonista del milagro. Hay quienes solo cuentan lo que Dios ha hecho en otros, lo que los hace espectadores solamente. Debemos ser parte del milagro del Señor, ello nos pone en la situación en la cual llamemos a la gente a escuchar lo que Dios ha hecho personalmente conmigo. (Many people in the world witness what God has done in others, but have not had a personal experience with what Jesus Christ does in their own life. Therefore, it is important that every believer witness to what the Lord has done in their life, which makes him/her the protagonist of the miracle. There are those who only tell what God has done in others, which makes them spectators only. We must be part of the Miracle of the Lord, in which we call people to listen to what God has personally done with me.)


Session 2: La Fe y La Fidelidad (Faith and Faithfulness) 
Presented in Spanish – Habla espanol.
Nuestro Señor Jesucristo hace milagros a quienes le piden cosas humanamente imposibles, pero posibles para Él. Por supuesto, es necesario tener fe, la cual se obtiene por oír la Palabra de Dios. Después de recibir la Gracia de Dios, nace en nuestro ser una profunda gratitud que nos impulsa mantenernos fieles a su Evangelio y a los principios de su reino. (Our Lord Jesus Christ works miracles for those who ask for the humanly impossible but possible for Him. Of course, it is necessary to have faith, which is obtained by hearing the Word of God. After receiving God's Grace, a deep gratitude is born in our being that drives us to remain faithful to His gospel and to the principles of His kingdom.)

The Righteous Keep Moving Forward (Spiritual Growth)

Marian Hicks | Breakout Session Presenter

At every stage of your Christian walk, an assessment should be done on your spiritual growth. Are you stagnant, progressing or not quite sure? Join us as we explore how to assess your spiritual growth and put a plan in place to move forward.

Trust God by Submitting to HIS Authority to Write My Story

Dr. Shelia Bailey | Keynote Presenter

Scripture: Psalm 66:16




Sunday, August 25th | Women's Day

All women are asked to wear any combination of purple, silver/gray or teal   

9:30AM – 12 Noon

  • Call to Worship
  • Praise & Worship
  • Greeting of the Guests
  • WBC “Temples of Grace” Women Praise Dancers
  • Ministry in Song (Women’s Choir)
  • Ministry in Giving (Women’s Ministry)
  • Ministry in Song (Women’s Choir)
  • Sermon Hymn
  • Ministry in the Word Keynote Speaker – Minister Cokiesha Bailey Robinson
  • Invitation
  • Benediction
Sunday Keynote Speaker


Walk-in registration will be available Friday & Saturday,
August 23rd – 24th for the 2019 WBC Women’s Conference.

Online registration is CLOSED.

About the 2019 Women’s Conference


About the 2019 Women's Conference, ``I Can Only Imagine``

The Women’s ministry of Westside Baptist Church, “Women In Pursuit of God”, cordially invites all ladies to our upcoming, I Can Only Imagine Women’s Annual Conference.  Our theme this year is “Trust God” with the tagline “Submitting to His Authority to Write My Story.”

Join us with an expectation to be loved, embraced, pampered, strengthened, uplifted and to laugh.  Our prayer for our conference is that you will be fully awakened and receptive to God’s incredible love and experience His presence more deeply and intimately. We hope that you will allow His Holy Spirit to help identify and imagine the value and purpose God has placed on our lives – exemplifying His glory as we positively impact and influence our families and community.



Leadership of WBC Women’s Ministry


REGISTRATION DETAILS

Friday and Saturday: $30

  • Access to all events and sessions on both Friday and Saturday

Friday Evening only: $15

  • Access to movie, food and drinks

Saturday only: $20 

  • Access to all sessions, breakfast and lunch

2019 WBC Women’s Conference Polo Shirt: $16

  • Sizes XS – 4XL available

Childcare: $5 



Important Dates
  • July 26th at Noon: Last day to place 2019 Women’s Polo Shirt. Limited to 1st 200 women to register.
  • August 4: Deadline to submit testimonial
  • August 6: Last day to register for the conference

 


2019 WBC Women’s Conference Fasting & Testimony Information


“We humbly ask all women of WBC to pray and fast with us in preparation for our annual conference.”



The first 100 ladies to register will receive a
FREE Workout CD
from our Faith & Fitness Presenter
Donna Richardson-Joyner


About WBC’s Women’s Ministry Charity Spotlight

Each year the Women In Pursuit of God Women’s Ministry of Westside Baptist Church (WBC) chooses a special charity to support. This year, we’re highlighting two – The Sisters Network Dallas 6000 Sisters, 6000 Steps for Hope Breast Cancer Walk & Health Expo and the Texas Giving – Hope & Health Foundation. Thank you in advance for your support!


The Sisters Network Dallas : 6000 Sisters, 6000 Steps for Hope
Breast Cancer Walk and Health Expo


The 6000 Sisters, 6000 Steps for Hope, Breast Cancer Walk and Health Expo, “It’s not just Pink it’s personal” spotlights the 6,000 African American women who lose their fight with breast cancer in the United States each year.  This event is a celebration of life for friends and family who are breast cancer survivors, an opportunity to remember loved ones lost to breast cancer, a chance to enjoy a fun healthy 3 mile walk (approx. 6000 steps), and an opportunity to visit with healthcare and healthy living exhibitors.


The Sisters Network Dallas is a community-based organization made up of African American breast cancer survivors.  The organization’s purpose is to save lives and provide a broader scope of knowledge that addresses the breast cancer survivorship crisis affecting African American women. Sisters Network Dallas is an affiliate of Sisters Network® Inc. a national organization with more than 40 affiliate survivor-run chapters nationwide with a total of over 3,000 members.


Charitable Drive for the Texas Giving - Hope & Help Foundation

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture, and status. In support of domestic violence survivors and the shelters in which they live, Texas Giving Hope & Help Incorporated, (GH&H) sponsors yearly collections and drives for those in need of feminine hygiene products both locally and across the globe. As women of Westside Baptist Church, let’s show our support of domestic violence survivors and  TGH&H’s feminine hygiene product drive.

With your help, we can meet our goal of providing FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS to the Texas Giving – Hope and Help foundation (TGH&H), supporting victims of domestic violence women in need. Please bring your feminine hygiene product(s) donation and drop them in the collection bins when you check in for the conference.

Items Needed:

  1. Sanitary napkins and Tampons- any brand and size
  2. Women’s packaged underwear size 5- 4XL
  3. Children’s packaged underwear

Thank you in advance for your donations!

Women In Pursuit of God Women’s Ministry
Westside Baptist Church
Lewisville, Texas




If you or someone that you know is a victim of domestic violence, please contact The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or visit www.givinghopeandhelp.org.

Always remember – God loves you!! Scripture tells us in Romans 8:37-39, “Yet, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (NKJV).



Walk-in registration will be available Friday & Saturday,
August 23rd – 24th for the 2019 WBC Women’s Conference.

Online registration is CLOSED.

2019 Women’s Conference Speakers Biographies


Host & Hostess

Senior Pastor Dr. Delvin Atchison

Dr. Delvin Atchison

 currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Westside Baptist Church in Lewisville, Texas, and as the Director of the Great Commission Team for Texas Baptists in Dallas, Texas. He studied Philosophy and Psychology as an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. In October 2004, Pastor Atchison was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from St. Thomas Christian College and Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida.  Pastor Atchison was awarded his Master of Divinity Degree with honors from George W. Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas on May 14, 2010. During the graduation ceremony, he was awarded the Robert Jackson Robinson Outstanding Preaching Student Award for his graduating class. He is currently enrolled in The Doctor of Ministry program at Truett Seminary.

He began public speaking at age 9 and his preaching ministry at the age of 16 years of age under the late Rev. C. L. Simpson, pastor of the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church of Hearne. His pastorate includes the 114-year-old Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Waco, Texas, Bethel Baptist Church of Crockett, TX, Progressive Missionary Baptist Church of Cameron, TX and the Old Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Branchville, TX for a total of thirty-five years pastoring.

In the summer 2006, Pastor Atchison matriculated at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University, England under the tutelage of his mentor and friend, Dr. Joel Gregory. In 2011, he returned to Oxford to participate in the 1stAnnual UK African American Preaching Festival. Pastor Atchison preached in South Hampton. He also traveled to Rome, Italy to study at the Vatican in 2013.

His major body of work centers around “Page to Pulpit”, an expository preaching and exegetical sermon preparation seminar. His calling is to equip pastors and preachers. He is an inaugural member of Truett Seminary’s 2015, preacher mentoring and coaching program funded by a $500,000 Lilly Endowment grant.

His sermons have been published in numerous periodicals such as Epitome,The Groves standard, the Truett Pulpit and other publications. He has also represented Truett Seminary in Christianity Today, Common Call and Baptist Voice. He has presented at numerous conferences worldwide including IC3 conference, Dr.C.E. Glover, Beyond the Ordinary: A strategy for Transforming Christian Leaders, EK Bailey Preachers Conference and numerous colleges, universities and seminaries.

Pastor Atchison has served on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Baylor School of Social Work Journal, Board for the Law Enforcement Academy of McLennan Community College, the Dispute Resolution Commission of McLennan County, and Advisory Board of Cottonwood Creek Golf Course. He served as chair of the Black Pastors’ Roundtable, a spiritual formation group for senior pastors, at Truett.

He is married to our First Lady, the former Dr. Brenda Groves and together they have five children. He is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Atchison, Jr. of Hearne, Texas and the fifth of sixth siblings.


First Lady Dr. Brenda Atchison

Dr. Brenda AtchisonDr. Brenda Joy Atchison is the founder and CEO of the Platinum Career Coaching Group, owner of B Joy Bijoux Couture Boutique in Waco, Texas, Professor of Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship at McLennan Community College and adjunct professor of Ethics at Tarleton State University. She is actively involved in civic and social pursuits and provides passionate visionary leadership to coach others to succeed. Dr. Atchison is professionally trained as an image and wardrobe consultant.

Dr. Atchison holds a Doctorate in Organizational Management/ Leadership from The University of Phoenix, Phoenix Arizona, a Master of Education/Counseling from Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Accolades include, Woman Business Owner of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Instructional Television Instructor, and founding member of ABRO, an African American Buyer’s group with members from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Brenda has always been a part of the various African American Chambers of Commerce as an active business owner.

She has active memberships in the American Association of University Women, Heart of Texas Counseling Association, National Academic Advising Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, Association for Curriculum and Development, previously Citizens Chamber of Commerce (Houston), Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce. Brenda previously served on the Boards of Directors for the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, YMCA of Central Texas, Groves Education Foundation and the Museum of African American History. She holds the following licenses and certifications: Texas Teacher Certification, Texas Counseling Certification, Chemical Dependency Counselor License (TCADA), Distance Counselor Certification, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Certification, Myers Briggs Personality Inventory Assessment Certification, Strong Interest Assessment Certification, English as a Second Language, Small Business Management Certification and Certified Image Consultant.

Dr. Atchison is quoted as saying “It has always been my passion to help people succeed at being their very best. I have used teaching, counseling, mentoring and coaching as a means to that end. The journey to this juncture has been so incredible that I want to share my passion to help others find their purpose and live up to their full potential. I attribute any measure of success I may have achieved to my parents who taught me the value of giving back through the currency of service, talent, time and treasure.”

She is Married to Rev. Delvin Atchison I. They have five adult children and one grandchild.


Keynote Speakers

Minister Cokiesha Bailey Robinson

Minister Cokeisha Bailey RobinsonMinister Cokiesha B. Robinson
Columnist – Cokiesha’s Corner

Cokiesha Bailey Robinson is a lover of God, a student of His word and an equipper of His people. She can be described as an encourager, servant leader, author, mentor, wife, friend, potential pusher, mouthpiece for the Kingdom and an adventurous woman who never meets a stranger. She certainly enjoys living out her purpose purposefully.

She is a graduate of Fisk University where she earned a B.A. degree, and a graduate of Samford University, where she obtained a M.Div. degree from Beeson Divinity School. She is currently a member of the advisory board at her beloved Alma Mater. Cokiesha worked in the field of radio and newspaper before becoming involved in full-time ministry work and continues to have a passion for mass media.

She has served as a missionary in Africa and Jamaica and has studied as a student missionary in Izmir, Turkey. Her greatest passions are encouraging others through creative oral and written expressions. She writes for several devotional sites and has contributed to 7 books, two of which she co-authored. George.

Cokiesha received her license to preach the gospel of Christ by her father, the late Dr. E.K. Bailey, founding pastor of Concord Church in Dallas, TX in 2003. She served on the administrative staff for 4 years and returned to serve on the pastoral staff where she served as the Director of Growth for 4 years under the leadership of Pastor Bryan Carter. She is thankful for the opportunity to have served in ministry at Concord Church for over 30 years- a place that has given her roots and wings. It is the place that gave her life values and a passion for the Word of God.

She was ordained by Dr. J.M. Green of New York, New York in 2011 at Mt. Neboh Baptist Church in Harlem (New York, New York) where she joyfully served as Asst. Pastor for nearly 3 years. She and her husband, seminary sweetheart, Rev. Timothy Robinson, a son of Alabama, enjoy being students of the Word and observers of the world, lovers of history, dogs and football and builders of Christian leaders.

She considers Birmingham, AL to be another home and is grateful to be a spiritual daughter in the ministry of Rev. Dr. A.B. Sutton of Living Stones Temple Church.

Currently she enjoys full time itinerate ministry where she serves as a national conference speaker, ministry consultant, mentor to seminarians and passionate proclaimer of the gospel. She is the founder of Cross Spring Ministries and a writer for Our Daily Bread. Cokiesha and her husband reside in the lone star state of Texas and attend Mt. Hebron Church in Garland, TX.  Her greatest joy is encouraging and empowering others, providing water to disenfranchised areas around the world and enjoying life’s journey with her family and the next generation of ministry leaders.

Additional information about Cokiesha can be viewed at www.mtnebohbc.com.


Dr. Shelia Bailey

Dr. Shelia BaileyDr. Sheila M. Bailey is an international bible teacher, engager of people, conference speaker and ministry builder for women.

Lovingly known as Sheila B., she has inspired many by allowing God to make her over in this new and exciting season.  First lady, turned mentor, author and advocate for minister’s wives and women in ministry, has built her life sharing God’s truths.  She currently serves as President of Sheila B. Ministries. Sheila received a B.A. in Christian Education from Bishop College in Dallas, Texas and an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Dallas Baptist University  Some of Dr. Bailey’s accomplishments include Chapel Speaker for Beeson Divinity School, The Evangelical Homiletical Society, Dallas Baptist University, Our Daily Bread 1-Day Bible Conference and at Just Give Me Jesus, sponsored by Anne Graham Lotz in America and Puerto Rico.

She is the recipient of Dallas Baptist University’s Women’s Auxiliary Board 2016 Ruth Award; Movement Day Global Cities 2016 Honoree by the NYC Leadership Center for her impact on Christian leaders for the Kingdom.

She is a member of Concord Church where Pastor Bryan and Lady Stephanie Carter are servant leaders/pastor and first lady.  She is thankful to have shared the journey with her husband there who founded Concord in 1975.

Dr. Sheila Bailey and the late Dr. E.K. Bailey have two beautiful daughters, Mrs. Cokiesha B. Robinson (Timothy) and Mrs. Shenikwa M. Cager (Stephen), and a handsome son, Rev. Emon Kendrick Bailey. She is the author of Makeovers with Leftovers and co-authored The Inheritance, a New 40-day Devotional with her daughters and son.  She is also a contributing writer for Fulfilled: The NIV Devotional Bible for Single Women.   Dr. Bailey aka Gigi enjoys having fun with her two granddaughters, Bailey Shanice and Brielle Lashon Cager.

Website:  https://www.sheilab.org/


General Session Speakers

Donna Richardson-Joyner

Donna Richardson JoynerDonna Richardson-Joyner is a best-selling author and an international motivational speaker. She is a renowned wellness expert who has traveled to 50 states, 51 countries and 6 continents helping people to become healthier; mind, body and soul. Donna premiers her “Donnamite” Lifestyle Show next month. She recently started her online store and was the first to launch a fashion boutique for women and men in a Tiny House on wheels. Donna’s Tiny House Fashion Boutique premiered at the National Tiny House Convention.

Donna is the only council member who served under President Bush and President Obama on the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. She was an ambassador for First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move Initiative.” Donna has starred in over 25 award winning videos including best-selling “Buns of Steel” which sold over 10 million copies. She starred in best- selling videos ESPN, Nike, Sweating in the Spirit, Body Gospel and her own line of videos.  From “Buns of Steel” to “Tiny House on Wheels,” Donna continues to be a strong leader and innovator.

Donna is a TV Contributor for CNN, MSNBC, FOX, ABC, TBN and other networks. She was the producer and host of “The Donna Richardson’s Mind, Body and Spirit Show,” and the “The Sweating in the Spirit Show” on the Word Network. She also was the former co-host of the ESPN Fitness Pro’s Show” and wellness expert for NBC “Today Show.”

She has lectured and conducted seminars at schools, community centers, churches, corporations, universities and senior centers around the globe. She has been a featured speaker with God’s Leading Ladies, Sisters in the Spirit, Pantene Total You, Eliminating Childhood Obesity and many other tours.  Donna climbed the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro and served on a missionary that provided food, clothes and school supplies for thousands of children at orphanages in Arusha, Africa. She led the first team of African American Women to run 200 miles in the Hood to Coast Relay and raised funds for the American Cancer Society. She ran in the Paris Marathon, raising awareness and funds for the North Dallas Suicide Crisis Center. Donna continues to create change and make a difference through her philanthropic and humanitarian work.

She was inducted into the Fitness Hall of Fame and was named by Essence Magazine “One of Twenty-Five of the Most Inspiring Women in America.” She received the Mental & Physical Health Award from Essence and the Congressional Black Caucus. She was awarded the “Family Leadership Legacy Award” by the Jack & Jill of America Foundation. Donna broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest line dance with over 50,000 participants at Mega-fest with Bishop T.D. Jakes. She was also selected by Fitness Magazine as one of the top movers and shakers. She received the Centennial Health Award from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Presidential Award from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She was honored with the Christian Literary Trailblazer Award, and the All-Star Gospel Celebration Slam Dunk Award. Recently, Donna was awarded the Ruby Award for her outstanding work in empowering and mentoring young girls and women.

Donna was on the advisory board for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of America. She served on the Women’s Sports Foundation and Board of Trustees and The Tom Joyner Foundation. Donna was a board member of the LPGA Foundation and a former Spokesperson for the PGA of America.

Donna taught for several years in South Africa at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for girls. She is founder of “Grow Green Get Fit,” a nutritional, physical and environmental curriculum for school aged children being taught at YMCAs across the country.

Minister Kea Westbrook

Minister Kea WestbrookKea Westbrook is a preacher after the heart of God. She is a worshipper, a teacher, a sistah, and a student of God’s Word. Rev. Westbrook is called and licensed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 2000 and 2001 respectively. Her life’s mission is to live authentically and “war a good warfare.” Rev. Kea Westbrook adds to the body of Christ many gifts and talents: educated, equipped, and endowed with God’s grace.

Educated – at the one and only historically Black and Catholic University in the United States, Rev. Kea earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Xavier University in Louisiana in 1993 and a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University – Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas in 2013.

Equipped to bring both worlds together as an entrepreneur, Rev. Kea is the founder of Like Leaven, a work created to help believers “get in the mix,” and stir up their gifts. She currently serves the Friendship West Baptist Church as servant leader of Women of the West (W.O.W.) women’s ministry. Rev. Kea currently the Director of Changing the Narrative for Behind Every Door Ministries where the daily practice is to equip, inspire and believe the best about others while doing everything from love.

Endowed to reach her God-given potential, Rev. Kea is a preacher par excellence. She served as a ministerial intern under the leadership of her pastor, Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III and is a proud member of Friendship West Baptist Church. Rev. Kea is a masterful storyteller as she uncovers the nuggets of God’s Word and makes the text relevant and real in our everyday lives. Rev. Kea is a praying woman of God, a worshipper, committed and consistently serving the least of these – ready to help God’s people “get in the mix.”


Breakout Session Presenters

Danielle Hall

Danielle HallDanielle Hall is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University.  Danielle has experience working with children with Autism, Emotionally Disturbed, and Oppositional Defiance Disorder.

She has been in education for 13 years with the last 4 as a Certified School Counselor in Lewisville Independent School District.


Rachel Portlock

Rachel PortlockRachel Portlock is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern.  She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University. Rachel has experience working with Child Protective Services (Sexual Abuse) and has been in education for 10 years with the last 4 as a Certified School Counselor in Lewisville Independent School District.


Autumn Lawson

Autumn LawsonAutumn Lawson is a VP, Treasury Management Officer for a faith-based bank. She completed her B.S. in Finance at Oral Roberts University and earned an MBA in Strategic Management from University of North Texas. She has almost a decade of commercial banking experience, with eight of those years specializing in cash management for businesses. She is an active partner serving within her church, One Community, and is passionate about giving back to others. Autumn lives in Prosper, TX with her husband and four-year old son.


Tasha White

Tasha WhiteTashma (Tasha) White was born and raised in the picturesque state of North Carolina. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations, from Appalachian State University. While there, she joined the Distinguished Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She was also blessed to complete a Summer Study Abroad to England and Scotland.

She has been blessed to work for several Fortune 500 Companies, including the Discovery Channel in Maryland. She currently works at State Farm, the largest insurance company in the U.S.

Ms. White has volunteered with community service organizations that assist children, women and men since she was 10 years old. Some thirty years later, she continues to serve but with a focus on Kingdom Building for the Lord. She loves to uplift youth and single women with biblical principles that will sustain them in everyday life. She is scheduled to release her first book this year. Her daily mantra is Philippians 4:13 NKJV, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”


Nikki Thomas

Nikkie ThomasNikki Thomas is passionate about serving the Lord and helping others do the same, a native of Calvert, TX.  Nikki is a single parent of two sons (Kobe and Meiko) and understand that GOD can use anyone to get his message to HIS people.  Nikki has many years of experience working with children and youth as a mentor and coach and is very passionate about her work with children and youth.  Nikki is the Childcare Nursery Director at Westside Baptist Church, Nikki has over 11 years of experience with the Department of Family and Protective Services. Nikki has a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Social Work from Texas A&M-Commerce.  Nikki has been an active member of WBC since 2006 and have served in many roles: Single’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry.  Young Adult Ministry, Youth and Children Ministry, Announcement Clerk and Sunday School Teacher.


LaTonda Cherry

Cherry LaTonda

LaTonda Cherry is a native of Plainview, TX & relocated to DFW in 2012, with her husband of 12 yrs. (Ed Cherry Jr) & their two children, Reagan (10) & Trendon (7).

LaTonda is passionate about allowing God to use her to share the good news. She enjoys serving the Lord wholeheartedly & being a witness to others, especially women & children.

LaTonda has 14 years’ experience as an elementary educator. She is currently an elementary Reading Specialist for Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD. LaTonda is also a certified personal trainer & nutrition specialist. She is the owner of “Manicured with Muscles” & works with women on how to love themselves & how to create a healthy lifestyle so God can use them.

LaTonda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Angelo State University & a Master of Education in Reading Curriculum from Concordia University-Portland.

LaTonda has been an active member of WBC since 2007 & has served in the children’s ministry as a Sunday school teacher, girl scout’s brownie leader, music ministry, & VBS assistant director.


Dr. Letty Juarez

Dr. Letty JuarezSister Leticia “Letty” Juarez is a native of Estanzuela, Guatemala in Central America.  She has been an educator for over 35 years as a professor of Literature, Education and Pedagogy in institutions of higher learning in Guatemala.  Sis. Letty accepted Jesus Christ as her one and only Savior in 1955 at the age of 8.  She is former President of the Women’s Regional Society of the Calvary Evangelical Churches in Guatemala. She earned a master’s degree in Education and Pedagogy from Universidad de San Carlos and holds a Doctor of Theology Degree from Christian University of the Nations Sis.

Letty currently serves in ministry alongside her husband, Otto Juarez, who is the pastor of Iglesia Bethania Lewisville (which meets at Westside Baptist Church).  She enjoys proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and facilitating bible studies.  Sis. Letty has 4 children, 2 of which are in the DFW area and 2 who are still in Guatemala.


La hermana Leticia “Letty” Juárez nació en Estanzuela Guatemala, América Central. Ha sido una educadora por mas de 35 años como profesora de literatura, educación y pedagogía en instituciones de educación superior.  Aceptó a Cristo como su único y suficiente Salvador a la edad de 8 años en el año 1955.  Fue presidenta de la Sociedad Regional femenil de Iglesias Evangélicas el Calvario de Guatemala.  La hermana Letty tiene un grado de Maestría en Pedagogía y Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala.  Culminó sus estudios como Doctora en Teología de la Christian University of the Nations.  Actualmente sirve en el ministerio junto a su esposo, Otto Juárez, el pastor de la Iglesia Bethania de Lewisville que se reúnen en Westside Baptist Church.  La hermana Letty disfruta en proclamar el evangelio de Jesucristo y facilitar clases del estudio bíblico.  Tiene cuatro hijos, 2 que viven en la área de DFW y 2 que viven en Guatemala.


Marian Hicks

Marian HicksMarian R. Hicks is an experienced, energetic and passionate speaker and trainer. She is known for bringing real life application to her presentations that can quickly be adopted into one’s personal lifestyle.  She conducts various life application workshops on Christian living, financial stewardship, self-esteem and transformational teaching.

Marian received her bachelor’s degree in Financial Planning from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She has the designation of Master Trainer from the Association for Talent Development (ATD). She also serves as the VP of Public Relations for the WBC Toastmasters chapter.

Marian is a strong believer and follower of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She is committed to the calling that He has placed upon her life as a teacher, mentor, writer, and encourager. She is a wife of 24 years and the mother of two. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and participates in various community outreach activities.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.s) for the WBC Conference

Who can register for the "I Can Only Imagine" Conference?

The conference is open to all women and we encourage you to bring your mother, your daughter, your sister, your nieces and your in-laws. There will be a breakout session for all.


What are the dates and times of WBC's "I Can Only Imagine" Conference?

I Can Only Imagine Conference will be held on Friday, Saturday, and ending with a dynamic Women’s Day on Sunday, August 25, 2019

Friday Night (August 23, 2019)  |  5:45 – 10:00 p.m. – Registration

Saturday Morning (August 24, 2019)  |  7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Morning (August 25, 2019 Women’s Day)  |  9:30 a.m. (Summer Schedule) – 11:00 a.m.


Is there a cost to attend WBC's "I Can Only Imagine" Conference?

Yes,

Friday Only – $15.00 Dinner and a movie

Saturday Only – $20.00 Physical and Spiritual workout and a continual breakfast plus lunch

Both days – $35.00 includes all the above


Will childcare be provided?

Yes. Limited childcare will be available for ages 6 months to students entering 6th grade for both days. The total cost is $5 per child (children will receive lunch and a snack). Check-in for childcare will open in the Nursery Area at 6 pm on Friday, August 23 and at 7 am on Saturday, August 24.


Is group registration available?

Yes. When registering, you will have the opportunity to register up to 10 additional women.


If I registered for the "I Can Only Imagine" Conference and cannot attend, can I give my ticket to someone else?

Yes. Your ticket is transferable, but it is not refundable.


Will refunds be offered if I can't attend?

No. You can give your ticket to someone to attend in your place.


What is the attire?

The attire is casual and comfortable. You may consider bringing a wrap as the sanctuary will be air conditioned.  Also, on Saturday we are encouraging everyone to wear their WBC Polo shirt to show unity and empowerment.  On Sunday, August 25th for Women’s Day we are asking all ladies to wear any combination of purple, silver/gray, or teal.

Is there reserved seating?

No. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis, except for the speakers.


Will there be wheelchair accessible seating?

Yes.


Will there be a sign language interpreter?

If you require sign language interpretation, please ensure you indicate so during the online registration process. Based on need, a sign language interpreter will be provided.



Still have questions? Contact Women In Pursuit of God, WBC Women’s Ministry,
via email (womenministry@wbcchurch.org) or call (972) 221-5668.


Walk-in registration will be available Friday & Saturday,
August 23rd – 24th for the 2019 WBC Women’s Conference.

Online registration is CLOSED.