March 2022 Women’s Only Retreat
Gateway to Heaven Ministries is holding a Women’s Only retreat in March of 2022
Google Maps and GPS address to find camp is 100 Pratt Rd Pikeville TN
The tickets will come from [email protected] so please add us to your contacts to ensure it lands in your inbox as a safe sender
If you were a female waiter for the October retreat, you are now registered for this event.
Reach out to [email protected] if you will not be able to attend.
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Saturday March 12, 2022
- 200 - 245
- Hospice Chaplain
- Good Grief
- Spoken Word Artist
Speakers:Earnestine L. Smith
- Worship Leader
Earnestine L. SmithPoet & Spoken Word Artist & Author
Earnestine L. Smith is the author of the collection of poetry series,
“Bound by Love ” and “Freed by Love”. She is a well-known and sought after poet/spoken word artist and keynote inspirational speaker. She has performed and presented several original pieces at spoken word events, various church functions, women leadership empowerment conferences, podcasts and global virtual stages. In 2022, she was given the prestigious honor to be the headline Spoken Word Artist in McCrae, Georgia for A2 Third, Inc. Destination: Creativity Event. She is also the Visionary/Host of The Word of the Day Talk Show on Clubhouse and one of the Co-host of Newbeing Queen Podcast & Talk Radio Show on Zenith Radio. She is a talent coach that assists young ladies from the ages of 9yrs to 25yrs helping them to cultivate their talent in Spoken Word. She is the Founder/CEO of Prophetic-Inspirations, Inc. Her company specializes in creating personalized poems, plaques, graphic design, and mentoring aspiring authors.
Nakia ZandersArmy Chaplain Major
Nakia D. Zanders was born in Alexandria Louisiana to Odis and Brenda Nichols. She moved around with her parents who were active duty Air Force. After graduating high school in Warner Robins GA , she enrolled at Albany State University and received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology in 1999. Just four months later she enlisted in the Army as a Chaplain Assistant and was stationed at Fort Benning, GA. After seven years of active duty, she answered the call to ministry July 2005 . She was endorsed by Chaplaincy full Gospel churches as Reverend and received a Direct Commission into the Chaplain Candidate program transferring into the Georgia Army National Guard, completing a Master’s of Christian Education from Apex School of Theology in North Carolina in 2009. That same year she was accessioned as a Chaplain and currently serves in the Army Reserve with the 301st Field Hospital at the rank of Major, with a total of 22 years of service.
Nakia Zanders earned 5 credits of Clinical Pastoral Education from St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia . Her ministry experience includes teaching at the Christian Women Job Corps in Auburn, AL , Outreach Minister, leading life groups for Ambassadors of Christ church of Columbus GA, served as the Command Chaplain and mentor for the Youth Challenge program at Fort Stewart GA, and is the founder of Mary & Martha Ministries and Mary & Martha Mentoring, LLC . Professional experience includes ten years of serving as a Hospital Chaplain and Hospice Chaplain in the Atlanta Metropolitan and central Georgia area specializing in Palliative care and Grief support. Nakia Zanders has three children Kalia, Devin, and Elijah currently residing in Georgia.
Renee BennettAuthor of three Christian books that reveal something about our relationship with God
Renee Bennett has been a Christian for several decades. She has studied, kept journals, and taught the Bible to people here in the United States and in several countries around the world on mission. She is on the Women’s Ministry team at her home church and leads the Women’s Mentoring Ministry. She is the kitchen manager at the church, managing all the events that involve food (which is quite a bit in a Baptist church). Her professional background was as a Food and Nutrition Director in hospitals and nursing homes. She retired early and devotes her time to ministry endeavors. She teaches Sunday school to 2nd and 3rd graders.
She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 39 years. She and her husband Ben live in their hometown near most of their extended family. They have a daughter and a son, both have wonderful spouses, eight biological grandchildren ranging in age from 2-18 years old.
Renee has taught Vacation Bible School to kids in South America for several years and returned there to teach the adults how to operate a VBS. She is now on the board of Enterprise Church Planting International (ECPI). Working to raise awareness, build a prayers team and seek financial supporters for this ministry that is all about reaching the world for Christ.
Renee has traveled spreading the Gospel to several countries in Southeast Asia. She has a heart for the people of South Korea and maintains relationships with them by travelling there to speak to the adults, and teach the Bible to kids, and hosting both leaders and exchange students in her home for 3-month increments.
Renee has authored 3 Christian Books: Simply Trees by God’s Design (Soon to be re-released as Trees According to God’s Plan) Dust, Spit & Pottery and Resonating Image. Each one reveals something about God’s relationship with His most favored creation-US! They are all Biblical reviews that are easily understood by readers at any level. Proceeds from book sales benefit ECPI!
Renee states, “God has led this journey and taken me on the greatest adventure imaginable! Regardless of my faults and flaws, God is faithful.”
Her life verse is from The Message version; Psalm 61:8 I will be the poet who sings of Your Glory, and I’ll live what I sing every day!
Yolanda LovingWorship Leader
Yolanda Loving is in love with God and that love flows through every praise. Her pure hearted devotion inspires the unbeliever to come closer to God. Her rich soulful sound resonates and the glory of God fills the room. Yolanda is the product of a family of gifted preachers, singers, and musicians. Growing up in the church, Yolanda has served in numerous capacities. A wife, mother, lover of God, music, and people, Yolanda contributes to her community and the church worldwide. As an anointed psalmist, Yolanda is called upon for concerts, conferences, workshops, revivals, and retreats. People of all cultures, denominations, and walks of life are inspired by her unforgettable sound, vocal range, and the diversity in her presentation. Yolanda is anointed, trained, and gifted to sing.