Today we’d like to introduce you to Rashieda Timpson.
Rashieda, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was born in Chicago, Illinois where I spent most of my childhood there until unforeseen circumstances forced me to move to Toledo, Ohio. During my teenage years, I continued to face many obstacles and struggled to find my identity, which led to substance abuse, bad relationships and poor decisions. I always had a connection with God, praying at a young age, but did not develop a relationship with God until my mid-20s, where I had an encounter with the Holy Spirit that changed my life forever. I received a business design degree and started a non-profit organization in 2006 called United Sisters (women inspiring women) encouraging and developing programs for women to identify their purpose and strive toward greatness while addressing the needs in the community.
I started from the bottom facing all types of challenges, but I pressed on and excelled in education receiving at first my state tested nursing certificate at the age of 19. Then I went on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse, I received my Bachelors of Science in Nursing -Registered Nurse, then obtained my Master of Science in Nursing, specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I am currently in school at this moment to obtain my doctorate which will be completed in 2021.
I have received many awards, which include recognition from the Lucas County Commissioners and Mayor’s office. I also received an award in 2015 for being an emerging leader from the African American Legacy Project of NW Ohio and was also selected to lead a prestigious international nursing honor organization as chapter president.
I am the author of the newly written book “Predestine for Greatness” which encourages readers that no matter what has happened in their past that discourages them from becoming successful, it will not stop them from reaching their highest dreams. I am the spokeswomen for Rashieda Timpson Ministries which houses the program “A Way of Thinking Broadcast which is on The Glory Network radio station, Facebook Live, and soon to be on cable television. I am married to my husband Telly and I am the mother of four children, Antwuan, Martwuan, Nakyia and Amari.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not been a walk in the park, there were many bumps in the road, I had to endure the bumps because I knew after the bumps I will have periods of the road being smooth, the key is not getting off the road, keep going because greater is straight ahead! Some of the struggles were being a teen single mother, being in abusive relationships, being a troubled teen in and out of juvenile detention, and financial hardships. Because of the struggles and issues that I have faced, I feel compelled to be a spokesperson for Jesus Christ and I have devoted my life to the mission of service. Over the years I have been ordained as a minister, elder, and now pastor, continuing to elevate in the kingdom of God.
Please tell us about your work.
I am empowerment speaker, life strategist, preacher, teacher, author, community advocate, mentor and spokeswoman for God who is passionate about Jesus and helping his people unlock the greatness that is inside of them while helping individuals to strive toward a deeper relationship with the Heavenly Father.
I am the author of the newly written book “Predestine for Greatness” which encourages readers that no matter what has happened in their past that discourages them from becoming successful, it will not stop them from reaching their highest dreams. I am the spokeswomen for Rashieda Timpson Ministries which houses the program “A Way of Thinking Broadcast which is on The Glory Network radio station, Facebook Live, and soon to be on cable television.
We have started a new program called Relaunch which is an eight week program that is available to take live online or by way of audio download to help individuals identify barriers and strategize every area of their life to walk in greatness. Rashieda Timpson Ministries have been a blessing to many and now we have moved to international waters providing aid to the orphans, widows, and elderly in India.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I had to start over I would have sought out God and accepted Christ as my Lord and savior a long time ago. The things I know now, I would not have gone through then if I had a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Predestine for Greatness 19.99 soft cover 29.99 hardback, 3.99 ebook available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon
- Address: 922 Highway 81 East Suite #265 McDonough, Ga 30252
- Website: www.rashiedatimpson.org
- Phone: 419-515-8198
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: rashieda_timpson_ministries
- Facebook: Rashieda Timpson
- Twitter: @rashiedatimpson
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