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In 2014, Jordone Massey founded the JordoneWrites organization to help women and young ladies deepen their relationships with God amid stormy pasts. Since then, God has used her gift of speaking to empower the hearts of women worldwide. Her passion to help women led her to write her first book, I Believe in God, Now What?, which is her personal testimony of how God turned her life of addiction, promiscuity, depression, a suicidal attempt, and the guilt of rape, around for His glory.
Jordone is all too familiar with pursuing success for the wrong reasons. Growing up, she often used her resume and accolades to hide her insecurities, pain, and low self-esteem. She spent her college years travelling across Europe and working for notable companies such as CNN, but she was still empty inside because she wasn't living the true success of following God's Word. She enjoyed church on Sunday, but during the week, she continuously followed behind peer pressure, alcoholism, and premarital sex. After years of failed mistakes, she finally realized that pursuing success is following God's Word and His path for her life. Now, she's determined to help women and girls to pursue success God's way. She wants others to see that the truest form of prosperity is to be successful in the eyes of the Lord.
She hopes her candid depiction of her life before God will let others know they aren’t alone, hoping they’ll understand they can come to God just as they are.
Learn more: JordoneWrites.com
topic: Pursuing media with christ
During her time with the WLTX station of Columbia, SC, Whitney has covered the 2015 Historic October Flood, the 2015 Charleston Church Shooting, and the removal of the Confederate Flag from the State House grounds. Her work as a producer covering the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando earned her an Emmy nomination, and her stories have been featured in USA Today.
Whitney attended Joseph Keels Elementary, E.L. Wright Middle School, and Richland Northeast High School in the Columbia area. While she calls the Capital City home, she is also a proud magna cum laude graduate of Clemson University. Whitney's dedication to implementing diversity in her personal, academic, and civic endeavors afforded her the opportunity to address critical issues in the Clemson community and receive the Roderick Duncan Geddes Memorial Award for Excellence in Diversity and Communication.
Whitney has a heart for the younger generation and serves as a volunteer with the student ministry at Newspring church. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
She thanks God for the strong support system she has in her family and friends. Whether it's exploring a new city or watching a movie, she loves spending time with them.
Whitney is committed to creating and delivering innovative content that engages, informs, encourages and impacts the community.
You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter. You can also email her at email@example.com
topic: pursuing a musical and business career with christ
Trina Murphy is a native of Washington, D.C. She is married to Wayne Murphy and together they have two daughters, Jasmine and Jadyn.
Her family relocated to Orangeburg in 2011 with the opening of their Orangeburg Chick-Fil-A franchise, where she volunteers her time in the role of Community Relations.
Trina is a gifted songwriter with a voice that ushers you into the presence of God. In 2011, she released her debut CD, Living Water, containing eight (8) original songs with both a contemporary and gospel sound.
Trina is also a senior Cybersecurity Information Technology Specialist and has over twenty years of federal civil service with the United States Department of Treasury.
She is an active member of our community serving on the Regional Medical Center Foundations Pink Ribbon Committee, Child Evangelism Fellowship Committee and Worship Leader at Cornerstone Community Church.
Her life journey is captured in Psalm 108:3 - I will praise You, Lord, among the peoples, I will sing praises to You among the nations. HCSB
Topic: pursuing business with christ
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Wayne Murphy is the Founder and President of Haven Connections, LLC DBA Chick-fil-A of Orangeburg. He is a native of St. Matthews, South Carolina and graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1984. Wayne is a 1988 graduate from South Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Upon graduation, he was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps, as a Distinguished Military Graduate, into the United States Army. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Acquisition and Contract Management from Florida Institute of Technology.
While serving over two decades in the Army, some of Colonel Murphy's key assignments include: the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Several tours in Southwest Asia; serving in Turkey and Northern Iraq during Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Provide Comfort, serving a Combat tour in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and two Combat tours in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After retiring from the Army, Wayne worked at Lockheed Martin, Marietta, GA as the Business Manager for the C-5 Aircraft Program. He credits his military career and love for God as the basis of having a philosophy of servant leadership.
Wayne and his family returned back to Orangeburg in 2011 to open the local Chick-fil-A restaurant. In addition to growing his business and partnering with several local initiatives, he is an active member in the community serving on the Regional Medical Center Foundation Board, the Child Evangelism Fellowship Board, the Orangeburg Rotary Morning Club, and the Carolina Cluster Executive Advisory Council for Benedict College, Claflin University and Voorhees College. He is a member of the Orangeburg Chapter of the South Carolina State University Alumni Association and Life Member in South Carolina State University National Alumni Association.
Wayne is an active member of the Cornerstone Community Church and a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Wayne was awarded the 2014 Small Business Person of the Year by the Orangeburg Chamber of Commerce and was recognized by United States Senator Tim Scott for this achievement. He was named the 2017 South Carolina Veteran Small Business Person of the Year by the South Carolina Small Business Administration District Office and was presented a House Resolution by the South Carolina House of Representatives.
Wayne is married to Trina D. Murphy and they have two daughters, Jasmine and Jadyn.
dr. shane wall
Topic: how to write and publish a book god's way
Dr. Shane Wall has ministered internationally for over 32 years.
He's the founder and senior pastor of The Feast of the Lord in Orangeburg, SC, where he, his wife, Jasmyne, and their son, Joshua, reside.
Dr. Shane Wall has been recognized internationally for his literary and mission work by institutions across the world. He's received Honorary Doctorate degrees for his several accomplishments. He's the #1 Bestselling author of The Supernatural Guide to Understanding Angels, which has already taught thousands of people to see and experience the supernatural realm. His Bestseller, Understanding: All success is attained by it, is hailed as the first Christian book ever written on Understanding.
Dr. Wall is the Gospel recording artist of the CD, Conversations with God. He formed The Church FM (Fellowship Ministry) for pastors and their congregations to benefit from the experience he’s gained as a leader in the church and in the community.
He hosts the top-rated podcast-turned-television show, "Hi, Dad!" that features his off-the-cuff answers to questions from around the country from youth who lack access to fatherly advice concerning their life's problems.
He travels internationally speaking at various events, and produces ministry training video courses for The Understanding Center, his online effort that equips people across the globe to effectively minister in the Spirit, with a heart of Godly integrity.
Dr. Wall believes, “Life is what God has given me to fulfill my calling.” He has also been quoted saying, “I wasn't created for me; I was created by God to help others. God will take care of my needs.
Samantha d. farlow-moyd, ESQ.
TOPIC: PURSUING LAW AND GOVERnment with christ
Samantha D. Farlow-Moyd is from Cameron, South Carolina. She is a graduate of Duke University and Vanderbilt Law School.
Samantha began her legal career as an associate at the Law Firm of Glenn Walters in Orangeburg, SC. For the past nine years, she has managed her own law firm, Farlow-Moyd Law Firm, where she practices in a wide range of areas, including criminal law, personal injury matters, and family law.
Samantha is married to Douglas Moyd and they have three children (Danyzha, Douglas, and Aaron). She is a member of Unity Fellowship Community Church where she leads the W.E.L.L. Women's Ministry.
TOPIC: PURSUING A CAREER IN EDUCATION WITH CHRIST
Shanika Aiken was born in White Plains, New York. At the age of ten she moved to Orangeburg, South Carolina where she currently resides.
She graduated with honors from Claflin University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminal Justice in May 2013. She is employed by Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 where she works as a 4K Teacher Assistant at Lockett Elementary. She also serves as a volunteer for the Department of Juvenile Justice. Outside of work, Shanika enjoys going to church, traveling, shopping, and attending Zumba.
Shanika had always dreamed of starting an organization that would help and guide teenage students. The motivation driving this dream came from the direct result of her teenage experience. In 2014, her dream came true when the S.A.F.E. Organization was founded. SAFE is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-esteem, advocacy, faith and education in the lives of today’s youth. The organization also provides mentorship and educational workshops.
MINISTER TOIYA GARDNER WARTHEN, RPH
TOPIC: PURSUING A CAREER IN MEDICINE WITH CHRIST
Minister Toiya Gardner Warthen is a native of Kingstree, South Carolina. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Carolina’s School of Pharmacy in 1995. Toiya received a Master of Divinity Degree with honors in May 2008, from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She was licensed as a Minister in 2004 at The Park Ministries, in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Bishop Claude Alexander, Jr. as her mentor.
Toiya began her professional career in Maryland as a Pharmacy Manager with Rite-Aid Pharmacy, in August 1995, and advanced with Rite-Aid until she became a Corporate Training and Operations Specialist in 1997. Seeking more time to serve in ministry, she became a pharmacist with Walmart Pharmacy in 2000. She is currently a Staff Pharmacist with Walmart Neighborhood Market pharmacy in the Charlotte, NC area.
Minister Warthen has served in ministry in leadership as an Associate Minister, and Director of Evangelism and Global Missions. Toiya has a passion for teaching and global evangelism, and a heart for missions and women’s ministry. She believes in using her medical skills and spiritual gifts for healing the hurts in the Body of Christ.
Topic: Pursuing an IV league education with Christ
Taylor Green is a chemistry teacher at Brookland-Cayce High School. As a native of Columbia, SC - she has always been on a quest of challenging the status quo through education.
After earning her bachelor’s degree from Clemson University in Science Teaching, Taylor helped launch the CS First program at Google – focusing on creativity and expression through code for young learners. Since its beginnings in 2013, CS First has reached more than 800,000 students around the world.
Taylor received her Masters degree at Harvard University in Technology, Innovation, & Education. With a focus on curriculum design and data analysis, she has contributed to the design of learning opportunities for projects and organizations, including The College Board, Year Up, and Resilient Coders.
Taylor is also on the advisory board for Holberg Financial – an educational and technology oriented financial planning company, designed for young Millennials.
She attends NewSpring Church in Columbia, and enjoys spending her spare time finding new Podcasts, binge-watching Netflix, and baking.
Taylor continues on her mission of creating better learning outcomes that are thoughtful, data driven, and relevant inside and outside of the classroom.