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Lisa Whelchel was born on May 29 in Littlefield, Texas. At age 13, her first professional acting experience was as a Mouseketeer for Walt Disney's “The New Mickey Mouse Club.” Ms. Whelchel is perhaps best known for her starring role as Blair Warner on NBC's “The Facts of Life” for nine years.
Her first book, “Creative Correction” released October 2000 and has sold over 200,000 copies. She went on to write over a dozen more books including, “The Facts of Life and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me,” “The ADVENTure of Christmas,” “The Busy Mom's Guide” Series, and her most recent, “Friendship For Grownups.” With a goal to refresh and equip other mothers, she is the founder of MomTime Ministries and “Personal Mom Coaching.”
Ms. Whelchel is also an international speaker and has toured with “Women of Faith,” “Extraordinary Women” and “Women of Joy.”
Lisa's latest adventure was participating on Season 25 of CBS's “Survivor: Philippines.” She tied for second place and won the Sprint “Player of the Season” as awarded by the fans of the show.
For more information visit: www.lisawhelchel.com
Sitting down to talk with worship artist Jaime Jamgochian you quickly realize she is a woman of faith who God is using in many different ways through her music and message. It's immediately evident she has a passion to see people know how much God loves them and a desire to see that reality change their lives—because it has changed hers.
Jaime came to know the Lord at 21 years old at Berklee College of Music and God completely changed her life. It's her greatest passion and desire to see these girls really know who they are in Christ and how much God loves them and not go down some of the roads she did. She shares “I feel like if that is solidified, then everything else will flourish out of that in a healthy way”
This Boston-native is still a worship leader at heart. Her latest single, “Everything You Are” is a worship song she wrote w/ a friend that Christian radio sations are playing & churches incorporating in their Sunday morning worship song lists. “The Stand”—one of Jamgochian's favorites to lead at church, concerts and events—is one of her highest radio charting songs to date, falling in line with a discography that includes two full-length albums on Centricity Records filled with sincere, high-energy praise & worship. One of her most well known original song “Hear My Worship” spent 12 weeks at #1 on national Christian radio. The song accurately reflects the brand of artist Jamgochian aims to be. “Worship has always been a huge part of my heart & what God has called me to. I think my favorite part is seeing people, eyes closed, hands raised, just getting lost in God's presence,” she says. “Heaven comes down in those moments, and you're just captivated by Him. I love to try to facilitate a moment like that.”
For more information visit: www.jaimejam.com
Even at the age of five, Kerrie Roberts stunned crowds with her vocals, singing solos with her church choir. “I was so small, they had me stand on a milk crate so the congregation could see me,” she laughs.
Today when you hear Kerrie's huge voice, it is clear there's much more going on here than just enormous vocal talent. Dynamic yet intimate, uniquely emotive and soulful, the 10 songs on Kerrie's self-titled debut, Kerrie Roberts (Reunion Records/Provident Label Group), are defined by empathy and openness.
“No Matter What,” the standout lead single, which opens the self-titled album, is a hypnotic delight that sets the lyrical tone for the entire record. “God has the power to save and protect you from all the pain that comes into your life, but there are times He chooses not to,” says Kerrie, who has writing credits on every song. “No Matter What' is a declaration to serve God because He saved you from your sin, not because He's saving you from the pain of this life.”
When asked what she wants her audience to walk away with, Kerrie says, “I want to share the unconditional love that I've had poured into my own life. I hope that when people listen to these songs, and identify with the emotion in them, that they will know they're not alone. And ultimately, I want listeners to be filled with a sense of purpose - a realization of truth and a promotion of hope and healing.”
For more information visit: www.kerrieroberts.com
NewsChannel5's Danita Harris is currently anchoring Live on Five and NewsChannel5 at 11pm. Danita strongly believes in community service. Her favorite quote is, “To whom much is given, much is required.”
In 1998, Danita came to NewsChannel5 and became a part of the "Morning Exchange," where she did live feature reports. She was also seen on "Good Morning Cleveland" doing her Danita's Dish segments, which gave viewers the latest scoop on what was happening in Hollywood.
She's a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, where she majored in broadcast journalism.
When she has free time, she volunteers as a board advisor to the Girls Club of Ohio. The group promotes positive self-esteem, health and fitness and community service among young girls. In 2008, she founded a mentoring program called Sisters of Success at her church to inspire and empower young women to reach their full potential and work hard toward achieving their dreams.
Danita received national recognition for her work in the community when she was honored by the organization Black Women in Sisterhood for Action at the "Salute to Distinguished Black Women 2006" gala in Washington D.C.
She was previously a columnist for Blessings Magazine as well as Connection, The Good News Magazine, a Christian publication.
Harris served as a guest host on ABC's "The View," and has also interviewed talk show host Oprah Winfrey. She is married to Brad Pratt who also shares her passion for people. The two of them have recently started a church called "Fresh Wind Ministry" to help encourage people to live spiritually healthy lives.
Danita and her husband are proud parents of their son Chase. They also have two spoiled dogs Justin and Bastille.
For more information visit: www.newsnet5.com
As a mom of five, Brooke spenda a lot of time "around the sink." Through that time, she has gone from looking at time spent doing housework as a drudgery, to realizing it is a gift and what it means to love her family.
In addition, it's also an opportunity to spend tine with the Lord through daily, "Little Ways." In short: The Sacred Sink is about savoring time with the Savior amid the suds and crumbs. As St. Paul reminds the Ephesians: “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”
In addition to being a wife and mom, Brooke is also the co-host of the Family Friendly Morning Show on 95.5 The Fish in Cleveland, OH. She hopes to share little tidbits from these areas, and God's presence in all of it, with you. You can Brooke's site often for printable prayers, book reviews and little ways to see God through the laundry and holy time at "The Sink."
For more information visit: http://www.thesacredsink.com
This anointed woman of God is passionate about equipping women with the essential tools for victory in every circumstance. She willingly pulls back the "curtain of her life" and with transparency shares her journey of heartbreak, healing, and hope.
In her practical, straightforward and humorous style, she infuses hope in the hearts of her listening audience. You'll never be the same once you experience the ministry of Linda Coleman Isaiah.
Linda has been a member of The House of the Lord for over 30 years, where Bishop F. Johnson, II is the Founder and Senior Pastor. She serves as the Department Head of the Nursery Department and as Coordinator of the Women Walking Together in Christ Women's Conference.
For more information visit: www.lciministries.org
Maggie McCollum was born and raised in West Alexandria, Ohio, and graduated from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, where she studied Studio Art with an emphasis in painting. Maggie attends the First Church of God in Eaton, Ohio, where she was an active youth member and is currently a volunteer youth worker and co-leader of her church's 20-Something Young Adult ministry.
Maggie's passion for painting and her love for worship came together three years ago when her worship leader asked her to do a painting during the worship service for World Communion Sunday. Since then, Maggie has been painting in worship services in her home congregation, church camps, youth conventions, and anywhere God opens the door.
Maggie's ministry, Abandon With Cardboard, reflects her desire to recklessly abandon her life to Christ while using the uncommon medium of cardboard as her canvas. The cardboard is a representation of us, until that moment we allow Christ to transform us and we realize our lives are worth so much more than what we had originally thought. We are each a masterpiece, created to serve Him.
For more information visit: www.abandonwithcardboard.com