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Ministry Events 

Come join us at our next event!


Registration Deadline: Friday, November 5th 

Registration Instructions

To register click on SC Retreat Registration, or use Google and type or cut/paste and it takes you directly to registration page. 

***All meals are own your own - EXCEPT Saturday, December 4th Prayer Luncheon***

REGISTRATION CHECK-IN is at 7:00PM (Outside Orlando Room)

Picking up Retreat bag/materials


Masks are required for everyone! Hand Sanitizer will be provided at registration table, in the conference room, and inside your retreat bag. Temperatures will be taken as you enter the conference room to ensure everyone’s safety (unfortunately no admittance of temps of 100°). We strongly advise if you are sick to please stay home to protect others and yourself.


Thursday, December 2, 2021

Opening Session: “My Sister’s Keeper – Mentoring Moment Prayer Session Fellowship” – facilitated by Rev. Masada Johnson. We encourage you to come in comfortable relaxed clothing for our Sisterhood prayer time. 

Friday, December 3, 2021

Opening with Praise and Worship at 9:00am (Orlando Room)

My Sister's Keeper (Session #1) at 9:30am


$59 plus tax per night – book your room under “Sister Circle Room Block”

Room Reservation Deadline: Friday, October 29th

Call 410-524-1600 at Holiday Inn Oceanfront: Double Beds must be requested by all attendee

For additional information email [email protected] or [email protected]

God bless you and see you in Ocean City Maryland!!!

Retreat Speakers Biography

Lady Koren Turner

Retreat Worship Leader

Koren Carmichael Turner was born and raised in Aberdeen, MD, to a loving, very close-knit family. She has traveled the world worshiping God through song, and has been assigned the title of Chief International Worshiper. She has traveled internationally to Johannesburg, South Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, and Paris, France, worshiping God through song. She has been characterized as a conduit for the glory of God. She does not take lightly her responsibility to set the atmosphere so the presence of God can reign freely. She has been featured as the lead worshiper on several CD’s, the latest being “Reach” with Darrell Walton, Jr. and Our Measure of Grace (O.M.G.) God has been opening many doors for her to worship through song, and speak the word of God to the women of God, and she is very passionate about helping women to let go of the past, so they can build their present. Lady Koren believes that worship unlocks the miracles of God!

Koren believes that we should build ourselves up spiritually as well as naturally. She is a huge advocate for education, and has obtained her Master of Science in Accountancy degree from the University of Phoenix. She encourages everyone to continue to learn. It is her daily prayer that God would continually give her wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in all things, both spiritually and naturally. 

Professionally, Koren is a Subcontracts Administrator, Sr for Leidos, formally known as Lockheed Martin. She has enjoyed being a Realtor, and a Ruby Director with Traci Lynn Jewelry. She strives every day to be a Proverbs 31 woman, and believes that we all should have multiple streams of income. She shall be like a tree, planted by the rivers of water; one tree with multiple streams of income! Her husband and her children call her blessed. Koren is the proud mother of a beautiful daughter Harmony LaShae Welsh. On October 5, 2008, she happily married Dr. L. LaMont Turner, Pastor of Zion Temple Church, Inc., and through this union she gained a wonderful son, Lael Turner. She is really enjoying being a First Lady, wife, and mother of two young adults, and truly loves her extended Zion Temple Church family. Life is beautiful!

Reverend Masada Johnson

Retreat Speaker

Rev. Masada Fara Johnson is a native Washingtonian born in an Islamic family. During her adolescent and teenage years, she was exposed to Islam, Jehovah Witness and Christianity. In her early twenties, Jesus Christ beckoned Rev. Masada to visit Free Gospel Deliverance Temple where she received Christ as her Lord and Savior and was spiritually raised under the leadership of the late Honorable Apostle Ralph E. Green.

During her young adult years, Rev. Masada was diagnosed with a disease the doctors deemed as incurable. After 8 years of testing and trials, Jesus healed Rev. Masada from Crohn’s Disease and placed her on assignment to declare the healing power of Jesus Christ and his unconditional love for all His people. Since 2001, Rev. Masada has worked tirelessly as an evangelist by declaring the love of Jesus to the lost and downtrodden, as well as winning souls to Jesus Christ. Rev. Masada continuous to lead street and community outreaches, and train individuals and groups in intercession and evangelism.

From 2010 to 2017, Rev. Masada served as a deacon and minister under Bishop Don Meares of Evangel Cathedral. In 2012, Rev. Masada was ordained as a reverend under Apostle Tonya Jackson Smallwood of Sisters of the Son Ministries. Since 2017, Rev. Masada serves as a minister under The Shepherd’s House International Christian Church, overseen by Pastor R. Kevin Matthews.

Rev. Masada has had the privilege of raising two beautiful daughters in the Lord, Daija and Levonna.

First Lady Lisa Renee’ Bouknight

Retreat Speaker

First Lady LisaBouknight is a humble, grateful servant of the Lord. She is a woman of faith. She is passionate about prayer, teaching the Word of God, evangelism, the youth, and leading others to grow in Christ. She has a heart for praise and worship. She is married to Pastor Kimus Bouknight and together they have seven beautiful children and twelve grandchildren. First Lady Bouknight serves faithfully beside her husband at Second Refreshing Spring COGIC in Washington, DC. She serves as District Missionary, and Auxiliary Coordinator for the Women’ s Department under the leadership of Mother Vi Curtis Little, Supervisor of Women,Washington DC Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, Pastor’s Wives Circle, under the leadership of Mother Leona Coles, Jurisdictional First Lady, Jurisdictional Education Committee and Examining Board. She is the president of the Second Refreshing Spring Women’s Department, Youth Department Coordinator, and Sunday School Teacher for the adult class

Evangelist Bouknight surrendered her life to the Lord in 1980 under the leadership of Bishop Frank White Sr. of Mt. Zion COGIC, Freeport, New York during a watch night service. She was licensed as Evangelist in May of 1991 by the late Pastor James Staggers, New Tabernacle Baptist Church, Bronx, New York. First Lady Bouknight also received an Evangelist license under the leadership of Pastor James E. Jordan Jr. Refreshing Spring COGIC, Riverdale, Maryland.

She is a graduate of New York Theological Seminary, Queens Broadcasting School, and Refreshing Spring Bible College. She has traveled the country ministering in revivals, workshops, seminars, and conferences, and has done extensive prison ministry in Riker’s Island, Queens, Upstate New York, and Towson, Maryland. She also serves as an Angel Tree Volunteer. First Lady Bouknight was blessed to minister in the Sunday School Department Workshop entitled “Investing in Leadership Ministry” during the 2013 AIM Convention. First Lady Bouknight is the president of “Arise Daughters of Zion Ministries, LLC.” She is one of the contributing authors for a book entitled And He Still Hears.

First Lady Bouknight’s life is a testimony to the power of God’s love, deliverance and grace ~ Ephesians 2:8-10. She has completely surrendered and committed her life and ministry into the hands of Almighty God .

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith”. – Romans 1:16-17 KJV

Evangelist Vanessa Duncan

Retreat Speaker

Evangelist Vanessa Duncan currently serving under the leadership of Pastor and Lady Richard E Morris. At the tender young age of three years old I started attending The United Church of First Born with my grandparents Elder and Mother Hardy they brought me to churchl and that is where I began my Christian training I served as a junior usher and choir member. They taught me at a young age that you DONT PLAY WITH GOD. I was saved in 1989 I realized that I Needed Jesus, this new life was natured under Elder Stewart who baptism me in Jesus name according to Acts2:38 Fast forward to 2001 by this time my father is the Pastor of the church and he asked me to be the youth Bible study teacher, after that assignment I had a hunger and thirst for more knowledge of the Word of God I attended and obtain an associates degree from Christian World College of the Theology class of 2006. I have walked the streets to witness, organize outside services, served at Gods kitchen and preach and taught the Word of God. Lover of God, mother of four and grandmother of two.

Pastor Maggie Ocasio

Retreat Speaker

Rev. Maggie Ocasio was born in New York City but came to New Jersey at the age of thirteen. She completed her education at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, Wayne Technical High school and received her diploma.

Having a desire to learn more of the Bible She started her Biblical studies at

The Great Commission Bible Institute in Paterson, where she completed her three years and graduated in 1986. She went on to the fourth year with Christ Missionary Bible Institute also in Paterson and graduated in 1995; she later taught two years in this institute.

Since then, Rev. Maggie has been led by the Lord to the Mission Field and has visited countries such as India, Peru, The Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Haiti.

In Peru, along with three other missionaries she founded a church.

She traveled bringing clothing, food, toys, medicine, and the Powerful Word of God and she was ordained a pastor and evangelist by Elder Wallace Mouzone of End Time International Breakthrough Church in 2003.

In March 2012, she was honored for Over Sea Outreach Ministry by the Women of Grace Outreach Ministry, Minister Lutrisha Wilson of Creech Temple, Paterson, NJ.

In 2015, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit she founded the S.I.S.T.E.R.S. Women’s Ministry. She has hosted eleven conferences encouraging women.

In March 2017, she received a Certificate of Completion for completing course studies in the Christ Church Chaplaincy Program in Montclair, N.J. under Rev. Ron Gonzales, Associate Pastor.

In March 2017, Women History Month, Commissioner Dr. Lilisa Mimms held a Hidden Figures Ceremony to honor ten women of Paterson, she was one of them. She Received the following:

· A Senate and General Assembly Citation as a woman of character, determination, and enterprise, signed Senator Nellie Pou and members of the General Assembly.

· A certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the community from Bill Pascal Jr, member of Congress.

· A Certificate from the County of Passaic freeholders for recognition and appreciation.

· A Municipal Council Citation for Outstanding Civic Contribution and Meritorious service.

In May 2021, having completed her course, she received an Associate Degree in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care, and she was ordained a Chaplain by Crown of Justice Chaplaincy Ministry Corporation.

Pastor Maggie along with her husband Pastor Frankie of more than thirty years are currently shepherding the Great Harvest Church in Paterson, N.J. They have five children, twelve grandchildren and three great granddaughters.

Pastor Maggie states that she has been blessed beyond measure and by His strength alone she has overcome. The successes cannot equal to the Grace by which she stands. In Christ alone she places her trust and finds her glory in the Power of the Cross. In every victory, her source of strength and hope is Christ alone. She seeks no greater honor than just to know Him more!

Apostle Trena Stephenson

Retreat Speaker

Apostle Trena Stephenson is a woman of Excellency, Inspiration, and Compassion. She believes in empowering others by speaking truth that comes from the unadulterated Word of God. Born and reared in the church, the Lord entered and influenced her life early, under the ministry of her parents, Pastor (Chaplain) Charles Jackson and First Lady Nina Jackson. Trena answered the call of ministry in 1993, which was followed by many years of servitude in ministry. She was later ordained as a Prophetess at Radical Apostolic Power International Ministries, under the leadership of Senior Pastor Apostle Antonio Briggs.

Apostle Stephenson was ordained as an Elder through Bible-way Churches of America Worldwide, under the Presiding Prelate and Chief Apostle Cornelius Showell. And in December 2010, Apostle Stephenson was elevated to the office of Overseer of Woman of God, Inc. After hearing the call of God and being found suitable for a greater responsibility, Apostle Stephenson accepted the appointment to serve God's people as an Apostle in the Lord's Church. And in October 2013, she was affirmed and Consecrated by the hand of Chief Apostle Dr. William Billups and Manifest Kingdom Global College of Bishops and Apostles to the position and vocation of Apostle of Protocol and Northern Region Prelate where she served faithfully for 2 years.

In May 2019, under the leading of the Lord, Apostle Stephenson united with Dominion’s Prophetic & Apostolic Coalition Transcontinental effectually know as D’Pact , under the leadership of Apostle Dr. Yolanda Powell and Pastor William Powell. Apostle Stephenson serves as a mentor to diverse groups of women from various denominations and backgrounds. She also serves as Founder and Presiding Prelate of Bridge of Hope Deliverance Ministries & Fellowship of Churches, which currently provides oversight to several ministries nationally/internationally.

Apostle Stephenson has been afforded many ministry opportunities/speaking engagements to travel throughout the United States, as well as overseas, in locations such as: Africa, Poland, Paris, Israel Jamaica and various cities in Germany.

Another component to the ministry of Apostle Stephenson is the radio/television broadcasting and programming. She has been featured as a special guest on these broadcasts: “The Wenda Royster Show,” a radio broadcast of Radio One; Rejoice TV Network; TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network), and Preach the Word Network. Not only has Apostle Stephenson been interviewed on shows, she has been the interviewer. In April 2008, Apostle Stephenson became the Executive Producer and Creative Director for Daughters of Distinction TV, which housed two shows; Daughters of Distinction Live and Let’s Talk, whose last air date was in 2016. Both shows previously aired on Rejoice TV Network in MD and DC. On May 7, 2011, Apostle Stephenson launched “The Fullness of God” Radio Broadcast airing live across the globe via Daily Living Network. The network, along with Roku and The Dish World TV Networks has partnered to produce “insightful and life-edifying” programs such as: “The Fullness of God” broadcast, as well as, Daughters of Distinction’s “Let’s Talk” and so much more. Both mentioned broadcasts are not currently airing, due to the focal point being The Bridge Alliance that was started in 2016. However, plans for the relaunching of both broadcasts are in the making for the near future.

Apostle Stephenson’s unconventional ways to relate and touch God’s children in all walks of life has been what makes her ministry unique. This can be seen by Apostle Stephenson’s mounting passion and expertise for writing and helping others. As a result, Daughters of Distinction (DOD) LLC, was birthed in 2008. And in 2010, under the DOD umbrella, Apostle Stephenson launched Soar Magazine, an online publication to empower and encourage the people God. This has been yet another publishing ministry that Apostle Stephenson has been able to share with others, as well as, her platform to highlight other ministry leaders, writers, psalmists, artists and authors for the edifying of His Kingdom. She has authored and compiled several books and has produced a number of titles under the book publishing component of DOD. Some of the book titles include, “My Secret Place”, “Seven Ingredients To An Effective Prayer Life”, “And He Still Hears”, just to name a few. She also birthed “The Fullness of God” Book Series, the four-installment series released over the course of the year in 2011, in which, a number of anointed and appointed coauthors penned powerful and prolific writings. And since that time, a number of additional titles and books series have been published in the year 2012.

Apostle Stephenson has many spiritual children who love and respect her; however she has also been blessed by God to be a wonderful mother to her daughter, Trea Stephenson and grandmother of one. Her love for the Lord is demonstrated by the lives she touches in her church home, community and throughout the world.

Lastly, to find out more information about the ministry, media and/or messages from this powerful woman of God please visit these websites:,, http;//, and

Minister Tonya DeVille

Retreat Worship Leader

Minister Tonya DeVille was ordained in 2012 and is currently a part of the ministerial staff of the Women of God Ministry. For the past nine years she has been under the leadership, mentorship, and spiritual support of Apostle Trena Stephenson. Apostle Trena has been a tremendous blessing to Minister Tonya’s life and spiritual foundation.

Minister Tonya was born on May 27th to Minister Regina Richmond and Melvin Roberson. She spent much of her formative years in Washington, D.C. Her parents instilled in Minister Tonya at an early age the importance of having a relationship with Christ. Being the child of a preacher, she spent a great deal of time in the church. With this solid foundation in Christ, Minister Tonya recognized the call of God on her life at an early age. Minister Tonya’s call comes from John 4:18-19, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love Him, because he first loved us.” Minister Tonya confesses her belief and Trust in God and His word. She desires for you To Worship the Father, To Spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, his son, and To Obey the Holy Spirit.

Minister Tonya received her formal education from Prince George’s Community College. She received an Associates of Arts Degree in Accounting. After completing this degree Minister Tonya relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. During this short time in Atlanta, Minister Tonya felt like Abram, when God removed him from all of the familiar things in his life, for example, family, friends, and my surroundings. God was using this as a time of preparation. After a year, Minister Tonya relocated again to New Orleans, LA, where she would reside for almost five years. It was during this time that God began to use and prepare her to be an intercessor. Minister Tonya became a member of Second St. John Baptist Church, where she joined the mothers of the church for intercessor prayer.

Minister Tonya is a mother of a beautiful and talented, God fearing daughter, Karinton. She stands on, Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. “

Pastor Tammy McNair