Deborah and her family joined New Beginning during the Fall of 2002. Relocating from Tucson Arizona in which her family was very active in their church. Her prior service in ministry prepared her for her current journey. Deborah recalls being a member of the Stewardess Board at St. James AME. “Our Stewardess Board was composed of women appointed by the Pastor. The Stewardesses’ purpose is to provide the sacred implements of Holy Communion and Holy Baptism, to dress the pulpit and altar for various seasons of the Christian year, and to attend to the needs of the Pastor and the ministerial staff during worship service. We were awesome! Both in service for the church and each other.”
When asked what is the one word that best describes her faith, Deborah states Forgive! Remember that there’s a Fresh Outstanding Reward of Grace. You will Improve, have Victory & God will Elevate you. This was also the message God had Deborah deliver to the congregation on December 16, 2018.
Deborah explains the Usher Mission; While we are united and ushering with a Godly purpose. We are soul winners for Christ guided by the Holy Spirit, we maintain order in the house of the Lord. We greet our members and guest with Christian warmth, sincere smiles and promote a spirit of worship. For our witness is not only by word of mouth, but by our actions and love for Christ.