7:30am – 8:45am
Registration and Check-in
8:30am – 8:45am
8:30am – 9:00am
Musical Selections / Praise & Worship – WBC Praise Team
Mistress of Ceremony – Chelsea Land
9:00am – 9:15am
Welcome – Dr. Brenda Atchison, First Lady
9:15am – 9:30am
Scripture – Lizette Pegues and Prayer – Rachel Portlock
9:30am – 9:40am
Poem – Cee Cee Lytle
9:40am – 9:50am
Special Song Selection – Macaiah Jones
9:50am – 10:00am
Introduction of Panelists
Narrator – Cynthia Jones
Frances Cade, Rosalyn Delane, Macaiah Jones, Natalie Walker-Jones
10:00am – 10:30am
Panel Dialogue – “Unshakeable Faith After Loss”
10:30am – 11:00am
“Faith Through Prayer – Lord, Help My Unbelief”
11:00am – 11:20am
11:20am – 11:50am
“The Importance of Faith and Finance During COVID-19”
11:50am – Noon
Introduction of Keynote Speaker – Cyndi Rodgers
Noon – 12:10pm
Mime Dance Presentation
Frances Cade, Kim Deary, Emma’lee Hashaway, and Cassie Smith
12:10am – 12:45pm
Keynote Speaker – Alarice Vann
12:45pm – 1:00pm
Prayer – Minister Rosalind Spencer
1:00pm – 1:15pm
Raffle – Shillonda Perkins
1:15pm – 1:30pm
Acknowledgments & Closeout
Alarice Vann, Cyndi Rogers, & Tasha White
Adjourn. Pick up lunch in the Assembly Hall
All women are asked to wear any combination of purple, silver/gray or teal
Call to Worship
Praise & Worship
From the Pulpit
Greeting of the Guests
Mime Dance Presentation
Ministry in Song
Ministry in Giving
Ministry in Song
Ministry in the Word
Senior Pastor Dr. Delvin Atchison
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 “Faith Without Limits” with the tagline “#No Limits.”
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.
Virtual : $5
In Person Without Lunch : $5
In Person Without Lunch : $10
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.
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.
Thank you in advance for your donations!
Women In Pursuit of God Women’s Ministry
Westside Baptist Church
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).
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.
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.
Spiritual: Alarice defines herself foremost as belonging to God. She has been a member of Westside Baptist Church for over 20 years. As a member for the WBC leadership team-Deacons’ wives ministry, she works alongside her husband of 27 years, Deacon Vincent Vann. to serve God and WBC families. In addition, Alarice is the servant leader of the WBC Women’s Ministry – Women in Pursuit of God. Alarice grew up of Tulsa, Oklahoma where she accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and baptized as a youth. She moved to North Texas in 1993 with her employer. While raised in the church, approximately 25+ years ago, she truly began a committed walk with God – transitioning from going to church to becoming the church. Given the gifts of Exhortation and Teaching, she has attended several biblical education courses offered by Lifeway Women, Texas Baptist Women in Ministry, Denton Baptist Association and most recently completed Steams in The Wasteland – Leadership Institute. Alarice utilizes the knowledge and gifts to serve within the WBC Education ministry. With a passion for teaching, she’s a Sunday Morning Bible Study teacher, Women’s Ministry Bible Study Teacher and a Discipleship Training facilitator. Throughout the years, Alarice had taught many in-depth bible studies with a focus to inspire and motivate others to live the Truth, through embodiment of the Holy Spirit. Alarice participates in community outreach; a previous member of the Women’s Charity League for Christian Community Action (CCA), a non-profit organization based in Lewisville, which ministers to those in need and provides support to Union Gospel Mission – Dallas. Alarice aspires to make a positive difference in the lives of others through teaching, life application and encouragement. She contributes God’s grace to her life accomplishments.
Favorite Scripture: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose. Rom 8:28
Professional: Alarice is an IT Leader for a fortune 500 company where she’s been employed for 30+ years, responsible for leading Engineering and Business Strategy organizations. She received a PMBA from Southern Methodist University (Cox school of Business) and completed executive management and leadership courses, where over the many years where she’s received several professional recognitions for her contributions and accomplishments. In addition, she’s participated as a mentor for INROADs, STEM summer intern program and partners with her company in speaking to minority High School students encouraging them to seek careers in the fields of Technology and Engineering.
Family: Alarice come from a very large loving and supportive family, too many to name. She currently resides in Frisco, TX with her husband Vincent; she is a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Godmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend.
Motto: Make a positive difference in the life of another
Favorite Phrase – When you learn, teach – when you get, give…. (Maya Angelo)
Alarice enjoys participating in outdoor athletic activities, reading and spending quality / fun time with family and close friends.
Lynda Jackson is the senior attorney for the Fort Worth Independent School District since March 2020. In this capacity, she oversees the campus/student-related legal matters of 144 campuses educating over 84,000 students, including special education issues.
A native Texan, Mrs. Jackson returned to Texas after serving 8 years as an Assistant General Counsel – Labor/Employment for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in Washington, DC. While in the DC area, she attended the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA where she taught women’s bible study and served as leader of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry (IPM).
Prior to DC, Mrs. Jackson enjoyed a 17-year long history with Westside where she served faithfully as a Sunday School teacher, taught in vacation bible school and the Women Ministry, and actively participated in the WBC Intercessory Prayer Ministry. Her passion is making the Word of God real and relevant with practical application for everyday life.
Mrs. Jackson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Lamar University, Beaumont, TX and her JD from Texas A&M School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan Law School) in Fort Worth,TX. She is licensed in both Texas and the District of Columbia, and is affiliated with the National Bar Association. Married for 34 years with four adult children, Mrs. Jackson enjoys reading, travel, and spending time with family.
Kissena Sheets is the owner of Back Office Credit Solutions LLC, a Financial Consulting Company. She provides education and financial strategies to help clients maximize their credit profile, increase cash flow, and secure business and personal financing.
Kissena has over 16 years in the banking and finance industry. She served as Vice President specializing in Wealth Management and Commercial Lending. Her wealth building approach matures her clients in the areas of asset growth, debt and money management, asset protection, and succession planning.
Kissena served in the United States Army where she earned the rank of Sergeant and received numerous Army Commendation medals. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University of North Texas and is an alumni member of the honor society, Phi Kappa Phi.
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Instagram – @backofficecs
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I am a Paul Quinn College grad (I got to experience both campuses Waco and Dallas), lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and I have been a member of Westside for 30 years. During that time, I have served with several ministries and they have all been a joy on my journey. I have my master’s in counseling from Dallas Baptist University, I am Certified School Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor. I love what I do. I am a co-partner with Embrace Counseling Services, and I am currently entering my second year as a Ph.D. student with TWU’s Family Studies program. I am the mother of two (one grown and one almost grown) and the wife of Reggie “Trooper” Jones.
As a counselor, I desire to support those hoping to let go of things weighing them down, those seeking to engage in life changing thoughts and behaviors, and those wanting to execute goals and dreams. I embrace being a safe place for the heart and mind.
A retiree from American Airlines after 25 years in flight operations. Frances has worked in hospitality at several prominent hotels and now is working for Miss Mary’s Southern Kitchen as a greeter and all round helper. Frances was born in San Francisco and raised in Los Angeles California where she attended and graduated from High School and took some community college classes. She is the mother to one daughter Katherine Lorraine Atkinson of New York, New York. Frances resides in Lewisville Texas and is a faithful member of Westside Baptist Church.
Rosalyn is a native of Waco, TX. She and her husband (Robert Delane Jr) of 9 years relocated to Lewisville in 2014.
Rosalyn is passionate about allowing God to use her to encourage and uplift others. She enjoys ministering through song and dance.
Rosalyn received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English for Secondary Education from Baylor University. She currently works for the City of Plano.
Rosalyn has been an active member of WBC since 2017. She sings in the Women’s Choir, Contemporary Choir and Praise Team. She ministers thru dance with the WBC Praise Dancers. She also serves on the leadership team for the Women’s Ministry.
Macaiah Jones is a gifted singer, song writer, pianist, and worship leader that ministers locally and nationally. Macaiah found her love for music at the age of four and wrote her first full song at age nine. Macaiah’s heart is to reach her generation with timeless music with the gospel of Jesus Christ being the foundation. Macaiah has written numerous songs and launched her first single “Holy” which can be found on all music platforms.
Macaiah was a Camp Lotus recipient of the inaugural class for Grammy award winning artist Kirk Franklin, with a slot of only 70 students. Macaiah is currently a worship leader on the Firehouse youth worship team at the Potters House Dallas. Macaiah hopes to eventually change lives through her gift of music. Macaiah is headed to Baylor University this fall as a freshman. She plans to major in music education.
Natalie has been a member of Westside Baptist Church since 2004. She is a daughter of God, the happy wife of Cleo Jones and proud mother of Wesley and Dexter Jones. She is a member of the Redwood’s Sunday School class, WBC Toastmasters, Women’s Ministry, and 4th Sunday Money Counting team. Previously, she volunteered with the Pastor Supply Committee, COVID-19 Task Force and MarCom Ministry.
Natalie has a BA in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and a MS in Management and Administrative Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. She has worked in Corporate America for over 30 years with stints at AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and IBM. She now works at Health Care Services Corp. as a Sr. Project Manager. During the pandemic, Natalie reignited her love of reading. She enjoys traveling to different countries and exploring new cultures. Spending time with her family and friends gives her the greatest joy. Natalie will share how leaning on God’s word and calling on His promises comforted her during her mother’s battle with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. Natalie’s favorite scripture is Philippians 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
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.
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 sessions for all.
I Can Only Imagine Conference will be held on Saturday, August 21, and ending with a dynamic Women’s Day on Sunday, August 22, 2021.
Virtual – $5.00
In Person Without Lunch – $5.00
In Person With Lunch – $10.00 includes lunch
Childcare will not be provided during during the 2021 WBC Women’s Conference.
Yes. When registering, you will have the opportunity to register up to 10 additional women.
Yes. Your ticket is transferable, but it is not refundable.
No. You can give your ticket to someone to attend in your place.
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 if you have one to show unity and empowerment. On Sunday for Women’s Day, we are asking all ladies to wear any combination of purple, silver/gray, or teal.
No. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis, except for the speakers.
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.