By Kim Baynes, On The Community Scene EM columnist
A three-day event designed to empower women and help launch the MaXLifeiTv Christian Women’s Network, brought hundreds from churches across the country to Houston for the Women Who Win 2014 Remodel Conference.
Hosted at New Light Church’s north location, the conference kicked off with an opening ceremony featuring performances by gospel recording artists CeCe Winans and Donnie McClurkin and was followed by three days of enlightenment.
Billed as a time to “break your habits, enlarge your thinking, stretch your imagination and restructure your life,” the conference featured a powerhouse team of Remodel Ambassadors, including keynote speakers, Bishop TD Jakes and Pastors I.V. and Bridget Hilliard.
The lineup of ambassadors also included, Preashea Hilliard, Qwynn Gross, Sara Conner, Alma Bamberg, Dr. E. Denise Williams, Taketa Williams, Marla Rowe, Jennifer Johnson, Tasha Cobbs, CeCe Winans and Donnie McClurkin.
The premise of one of the messages presented during the conference focused on Genesis 22 and the sacrifice God called Abraham to make of his son Isaac and how his obedience in releasing his son to God – the son he had waited years for – resulted in him becoming a father of many nations.
During the event, Bishop TD Jakes and Pastors I.V. and Bridget Hilliard shared how sacrifices in their early ministries resulted in an outpouring of blessings in their lives years later.
LAMIK Beauty owner, Kim Roxie, one of the youngest African Americans to have her make-up products featured in Macy’s, was honored with an award for her community service and Macayla Rowe was honored for her efforts in starting a foundation to stop sex trafficking.