Our Speakers

CEOLA J.

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sisters Celebrating Each Other, Inc.

Ceola J. is the founder and executive director of Sisters Celebrating Each Other, Inc., a nonprofit for the benefit of single women and single mothers. She is the published author of “I Know It Was the Blood: A Story of Overcoming.” Ceola knows what it’s like to be lost, buried in guilt, shame, embarrassment, and bound by fear. For years she believed she was unworthy of anything other than what she saw before her. She felt unqualified and inadequate and lived a facade before people, hiding what she was experiencing. She finally surrendered her life to Christ Jesus and realized her worth is in Him alone. She now realizes all she suffered and endured was a necessary part of her life’s purpose. Ceola is passionate about helping people, women specifically, realize their true liberty is in Christ Jesus, and life is

life is so much better living forand with Him. God has brought Ceola through, and now she knows her past does not destroy her destiny, and she shares this message of hope and healing everywhere she goes. Ceola is known as the encourager to many people, motivating them to reach and live their life’s purpose. She is also passionate about reaching and unifying women, a dream she had since she was 8-year’s old when she desired to build a homeless shelter for women and children.

LORRAINE LEWIS

ASSISANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sisters Celebrating Each Other, Inc.

Lorraine is the assistant executive director of Sisters Celebrating Each Other, Inc. She is also a licensed real estate agent and the founder and owner of Created to Serve Property Solutions, LLC.  She is a community advocate and believes and service her community.

MINISTER PAMELA DOBSON

FOUNDER SMRF INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES

Mrs. Pamela Dobson is married to William Dobson and they make their home in Sacramento, California. She is the proud mother of four grown children, a grandmother of fourteen grandchildren and the great-grandmother of seven.

 

She is affectionately known and called by many, within and outside of the U.S. as Mama Pam.  Pamela serves as the Office Administrator of Sisters Celebrating Each Other, Inc. and is the (God-Mother to Ceola).
Pamela published her first book, “A Family Affair” a book of poetry in September 2012. She says, “in her poems is everything you ever wanted to know about her and was afraid to ask.” One of her poems “Leaf of Thanksgiving Eve” poems is everything you ever wanted to know about her and was afraid to ask. ”One of her poems “Leaf of Thanksgiving Eve” was copy written in 1997 and currently available for purchase. Pamela loves to sing and has a published song, entitled

“Encourage Yourself.” She calls both of these beautiful works her Million Dollar poem and her Million Dollar song.

Pamela is a free-lance photographer and takes pleasure in framing pictures and creating videos, which she calls “Pampoet Picture Frame/Video Ministry.” See some of her works@ PBPam.com She is excited about her newest entrepreneurial endeavor of ministering Health and Wellness to all via Melaleuca-The Wellness Company (melaleuca.com/Pam23WillDobson) as well as legal support through LegalShield (romeypam.wearelegalshield.com) and skincare marykay.com/pdobson

 

Pamela also hosts a daily Marriage Ministry, ministering to hundreds of married couples from all over the world as well as broadcasting every evening at 7 pm reading the Bible. Pamela broadcast to 15 social media sites at the same time. To learn more about Pamela, please follow her on Periscope, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms under SMRF=Sev7n Minute Read Family or Pamela Dobson. Visit her website at sev7nminuteread.com

MRS. ANNA TYMAN

MINSITER OF MUSIC/WRITER/ARTIST

Thanks to God's incredible grace Anna has been blessed beyond belief with her husband, family, and friends - an amazing life she never deserved! She and Michael are approaching 18 years of marriage and recently moved from Antioch, CA to Sonora, CA where they live in the forest and experience all 4 beautiful seasons.

 

Working from home for their business allows Anna time for different volunteer activities, including worship ministry (church teams, Shepherd's Gate women's & children's shelter, homeless ministry Bread of Life, women's events, and other opportunities as God leads). She enjoys singing and playing several instruments, but also likes cooking, crochet, and outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, and swimming.

TREVA REID

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

Treva Reid has a passion to encourage souls and touch lives through the word of God. God’s message of love, grace, healing, deliverance, and victory unfold through the transparent layers of her testimony. Treva delivers a triumphant message of hope to inspire others to seek and follow boldly after God’s call for their life.


Treva was licensed into ministry in 2009 at Shiloh Church (Oakland). She serves on Shiloh’s Freedom Ministry, Prayer Team, as a teacher with Shiloh Pathways College, and supports numerous ministry and community events. Treva enjoys strengthening women in their journey to wholeness and freedom. She is a single mother and Co-founder of Triumphant Women, working with local organizations to equip and

empower women to thrive in every season of life. Treva desires to open a life enrichment and equipping center for women to provide

wrap-around servicesto help advance them in their personal and professional goals.

DEANDRE L. GRIFFIN

MUSIC PRODUCER/WRITER/COMPOSER

Ddre Griffin A.K.A, Blacnote “The Producer” is a well-known sought after music producer and writer; producing tracks and writing hit songs for some of the Bay Area’s best artist and musicians like the Bay Area’s own gospel icon, Tremaine Hawkins, Kalila, Tally, Naté the Soulsanger, Jet Black, MoeMinistry, JessMan, saxophonist Champ, and the musical collaboration with Pastor Brondon Reems and Minister Paul Dunn who are known as the “Two Pauls” of Center of Hope Community Church of Oakland, CA. Before creating his own label. Ddre Griffin A.K.A, Blacnote was a driving force in the hit-making machine known as Heeba Jeeba. His writing and production skills allowed him to quickly become one of the Bay Area’s go-to music producers. Blacnote has collaborated with a talented artist like Dawn of En Vogue, Tony Toni Tone’s Carl Wheeler and Elijah Baker and  the Bay

Bay Area’s own American Idol, Latoya London, to breaking down walls in R&B by providing music to platinum sensations like Pink, Chante’ Moore, Destiny’s Child, Deborah Cox, etc. After having major success on the production end, Blacnote established his own label, Blacnote, Inc.

PAMELA THOMPSON

PUBLISHED AUTHOR/MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

Pamela is originally from Illinois but relocated to California in 2017.  She is a woman who loves God and is not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  She is a Wife of 20 years, a mother to 3 daughters, a Speaker, and a Published Author of the book From Tragedy to Triumph Finding Hope, Healing, and Freedom After Losing a Child. Pamela is a believer in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!  She says "I know that the Word of God works when I work the word.  I have tasted and seen that the Lord is good and I want to tell the world about Him. Through this book-writing process, I realized I was building a relationship with God throughout my life in every trial and obstacle I faced and overcame I allowed God to help me through them. I am a living witness as to what happens when the power of the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you become supernatural."

DAVID SOVEREIGN

MUSIC PRODUCER/WRITER/COMPOSER/ARTIST

A true product of the flatlands of Oakland since birth, I’m intimate with its underbelly. I grew up with many of the shackles that bind the entire community, falling victim even to the notion that I’d never leave ‘the hood’ without the help of pallbearers. Music became my outlet. I’d wondered sometimes how I’d survived the vortex that swallows whole family structures, multiple generations deep. I came to realize later on that it was nothing other than the unbelievable Grace of our God that extended His mercy and kept me safe and sane for this moment in time. I received the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. By His Grace, I have championed at both my Junior High and High School by Staff mentors and with their help received a music scholarship to UC Berkeley, studying jazz/flamenco guitar under classical acoustic

legend Michael Lorimer, composition, jazz theory and ensemble under jazz great Bill Bell, with choral application and pedagogy under the famed Phil Reeder, later touring Europe extensively as a musician and singer. Upon returning, I became a resident music producer, artist, and later the ensemble director of the Voices of Reason at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, a multicultural institute in Richmond California. Being in that diverse setting afforded me quite a different cultural perspective: I began to discover how rich the bay area was in latent potential and inherent beauty – something I’d never seen before then. I met and married my beautiful wife Tracy here in the Bay, whom God has so artfully used as a balm to soothe my wounds. Now having come full circle, the Oakland that I thought I’d leave behind is the very focus and heart of the ministry that God has called me to. My life, which I thought to be an inevitable wreck was actually divinely crafted to do ministry in this beautiful city, and I give Him all of the glory!

PASTOR TRUE LAFAYETTE

FOUNDER OF DAUGHTERS OF FAITH BECOMING WOMEN OF WISDOM MINISTRIES

Ordained Pastor and Apostle licensed by All Nations Apostleship Network of Ministries (ANANM) Pastor, True Free Love Ministries As a trained chaplain, visited patient’s families/perform spiritual assessments and resolved patient crises and emotional issues, and counseled and provided care to patients with life-threatening illnesses. Religious Volunteer, Liberty Vision Ministries, serving at Santa Rita County Jail conducting women’s chapel services. West County Detention Center conducting Bible Study Leadership and outreach to the homeless through Tent of Meetings (program founder), providing much-needed supplies, food, and prayers for the homeless communities of neighboring cities. Daughters of faith becoming Women of Wisdom founder and visionary serving the daughters from all walks of life starting at age 12 and beyond with love, grace, and practical Biblical concepts for living.

GEORGE VINCENT

ACTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

George is an actor /producer. He began his career in NYC doing theater.  Soon after he booked his first on-camera role as Young Buzz Cooper on the Soap Opera, Guiding light.  This led to a 2-year recurring role as Kip on One Life to Live.  

In July of 1999, he relocated to Los Angeles with his beautiful wife, Christina. There he landed the understudy position for the lead role in the west coast premiere of Some Kind of Love Story with the prestigious Actors Studio.   His performance earned him a reference letter from Academy Award-Nominated director, Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond) who was sitting in the audience. Credits include E.R., Let the Game Begin, Michael Bay's - The Last Ship, and others.  He wrote, produced, and co-directed the faith-film, Heavenly Deposit in which he starred in. 

MICHAEL TYMAN

MINISTER/FOUNDER OF BREAD OF LIFE HOMELESS MINISTRY & PROFESSIONAL FOR SUCCESS, INC. BUSINESS CONSULTANCY

Michael Tyman is a Disciple / Servant of The Lord Jesus Christ, Husband, Father, Papa (Grampa), Brother, and Son. Michael has been a born again Christian for 27 years. He is the founder and servant of the Bread of Life Homeless Ministry in Antioch, California. For 14 years, Michale and his family ministered, loved on and fed the Homeless and less fortunate souls in the East Bay Area counties. When Michael and his family moved away last year, he turned the ministry over to his fellowship of multiple churches and ministries; the collective team has served the homeless and downtrodden in the Eastbay for the last five years. Michael is the CEO and Founder of Professional Success, Inc.
Business Consultancy and Trainer for the last 19 years. By the Grace of God, Michael has been clean and sober for 27 years. Michael spent 18

years lost in addiction to multiple substances from 15 years old to 33 years old. Michael says, "The Lord has walked me through a great number of different and difficult life events. He drew me out of the depths of my sin, and depravity, and showed Himself to me. He mercifully restored me and has called me to serve daily. I am a simple man who loves Jesus, and I look forward to sharing time with my dear sister Ceola at the conference!"

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