KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

LADY JACKIE FLEMMING

Jacqueline (Jackie) Deanna Flemming is an entrepreneur, success coach, minister, public speaker, author, wife, and mother. She was born January 21, 1983, in Sumter, South Carolina to Anthony Robinson and Shirley Fulton. 

Jackie's early years were tumultuous. Being in and out of trouble as a child and indulging in a life of drugs, promiscuity, gang activity, and more, Jackie found herself on the fast-track towards prison and the grave. After various situations that served as eye-openers for her including a near drug overdose, Jackie surrendered her life to Jesus the Christ at the age of 16. She quickly excelled in her spiritual development, becoming a leader to her peers in high school. n the years to come, Jackie Flemming realized her dream as a fashion model and 

actress. She attended and graduated from the Barbizon School of Modeling and John Robert Powers School of Modeling and Acting. She began doing fashion shows for various promotions including Urban Style Promotions, Black Pearl Promotions, Liz Claiborne, Chicos, as well as other promotions in Atlanta, Georgia and Macon, Georgia. 

It was in the year 2002 when Jackie realized her true purpose in life. That year she attended the IMTA (International Modeling and Talent Association) held in Hollywood, 

California, where she was sought after by agencies in both California and New York.  However, the plan of God for her life would place her on a different course. In 2003, she married her husband, Timothy Flemming, Jr., and began a family. And in 2006, she answered her call into the ministry. At that point, Jackie turned her 

attention towards biblical studies.  Jackie's special passion for mentoring and leading young

women into their purposes and discovery of their true identities began in her high school years and escalated in her after joining the ministry. It was during this time that Jackie began working with troubled teenage girls as she served as a counselor for a group home. Dealing with a myriad of mental disorders, traumas, experiences and situations, Jackie honed even further her ability to counsel, mentor, and lead young women. But her journey on the road of purpose and self-discovery wouldn't stop there.  In 2012 she felt yet another transition occur in her life. While working professionally in corporate America as a section eight leasing agent, the Lord moved upon Jackie's heart to walk away from her job making good money and become an entrepreneur. Jackie describes the entire process and shares in great detail how God spoke to her to make this move and to launch out and follow her dream of becoming an author, public speaker, and conductor of workshops, seminars, and other events focused on empowering men, women, young adults,

and children to discover their God-given purposes in book.
Purpose Seekers.  Today, Jackie Flemming is a sought after speaker. She has spoken at various venues from elementary schools to business and empowerment seminars. She has been the keynote speaker at women's conferences and women's events held at churches. She passionately shares her story and impacts the lives of many. Jackie also conducts her own workshops and seminars, the most popular being her Purpose Seekers events (A Night of Purpose; Purpose Seekers Empowerment Brunch; etc.), which she holds annually.

Jackie Flemming is the author of several books: "Purpose Seekers", "Purpose Seekers Journal", "You Matter", and "Stay Focused".

As a minister, Jackie teaches a women’s Bible Study every Monday at 6:30 pm at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Jackie also conducts a prayer service at 5 am every Wednesday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. 

Jackie Flemming holds a special Purpose Seekers Empowerment Call every Thursday from 8 am to 9 am.

Staying true to her roots in the fashion industry, Jackie started her own boutique called Unique Ladies Boutique, where she focuses on helping women to look classy and sexy. Jackie also does acting still. She has been seen on shows like Being Mary Jane and others.

And just when you thought that was enough, Jackie still manages to be a mother of three (Timothy the 3rd, Timera, and Jeremiah) and a wife (of Timothy Flemming, Jr.). She has learned how to balance work, home, business, ministry, and all other areas and obligations by constantly relying on the guidance of the Holy Spirit in her life. With God first, as Jackie often shares, all other areas of our lives will fall into place..

APOSTLE VALECIA TIGNER

Apostle Val Tigner- After living life on the streets of Atlanta with a tormenting addiction to crack cocaine, relentless rapes, and no permanent place to rest her head, Val Tigner sought to end her life. In June of 1993 she began a committed walk with Christ and made the decision to serve as a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist church, where Timothy Flemming, Sr. is Senior Pastor. This was the beginning of a new life that was destined for spiritual growth and achievements. 

At the request of her Pastor, Val Tigner enrolled at Carver Bible College in Atlanta, GA. With a newfound love in her heart and a desire to know the Lord more, she quickly grew in knowledge and understanding of the Holy Scriptures. In 1995, she stood before fellow Christians of Mt. Carmel to deliver her initial sermon. Late, in 1997, she yielded to the voice of the Lord and began a Bible Study. She didn’t realize that this Bible Study, better known as Christians In Motion for Christ, would quickly evolve into a promising ministry!  

During this time, Pastor Val traveled throughout Georgia and neighboring states with the mission of healing the sick, bringing hope and restoring the lost. During these healing crusades: “Mission: Is Possible” and “Christ for Life,” countless souls were saved, converted and delivered from all manner of evil. 

Now Apostle Val is Senior Pastor and Founder of Resurrected Life Christian Fellowship, which is located in East Point, GA. She became a member of Faith Deliverance International Association where her Pastor and the founder is Apostle Nathaniel Jackson.  Elevation came in late 2008 when her Pastor, Apostle Jackson, anointed and ordained her as Apostle.  

Within recent years, God has birthed Virtue and Life (V.A.L.) Ministries, which markets powerful and inspired sermons of Apostle Val through CD sales, annual women conferences, crusades and monthly women’s meetings. In addition, Apostle Val is currently working on her first book called, “Go To Hell!” © 2010.  

Apostle Val has an authentic love and compassion which has propelled her to establish other ministries of help within Resurrected Life.  

Through her preaching and teaching, many have labeled her “controversial”, while others describe her as “radical”, “raw” and a “rebel”.  No matter how you describe her, she is anointed of God. He has given her the gift of deliverance that parallels the deliverance and healing that have been recorded in Scripture during the time of Christ and His Apostles. When you sit under the Word as it is spoken through this vessel, expect truth, expect deliverance and expect God’s anointing and power. She’s taking the world by storm!

Beauty For Ashes Panelist and Facilatators

Kimya Motley

 Ms. Kimya N. Motley is a certified educator with over 20 years of teaching experience in Georgia Public Schools.  She received a Bachelor of Sciences in a dual program with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the College of Education from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Sciences in Counseling Psychology from The University of Missouri. 

Motley earned the distinction of Teacher of the Year for Rosebud Elementary and served on the Teacher Advisory Council to the Gwinnett County School System’s Superintendent for the 2015 – 2016 school year. In recognition for her work as an educator, she received commendations from Kelly Kautz, Mayor of Snellville and State Senator Gloria Butler.

In 2011, Motley and her daughter were ambushed at a daycare center by her ex-husband. She was shot multiple times and her then 10-year-old daughter, was shot once in the head. Miraculously, they survived the attack. After surviving this tragedy, Motley founded Haven of Light International, Inc. in May 2013.  Haven of Light International is a non-profit designed to help families rebuild spiritually, physically, emotionally, and financially after abuse.   

In addition to helping families through Haven of Light, Motley is an inspirational speaker, author, and subject matter expert for Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Dating Violence prevention and intervention. She released her memoir, Born of Violence, in November 2017, which is not only an inspiring account of survival and God's display of love amidst tragedy, but it is also a moving call to action to victims of Domestic Violence.

Motley received a commendation from Governor Nathan Deal in March 2016 for her work as a leading domestic violence advocate. 

In 2016, The Investigation Discovery Channel named her their Everyday Hero for the month of November for the work she does inspiring a difference in the lives of others through her dedication to victims' rights and healing.

In March 2018, Motley received Resolution 1404 from the Georgia House of Representatives and the Nikki T. Randall Servant Leadership Award from Representative Pam Dickerson for her tireless commitment, dedication to the community, and valuable contributions in the best interests of the citizens of Georgia.

Motley enjoys reading, dining out, pinning recipes to her Pinterest board (that she wishes she had more time to make) and spending time with her 23-year-old son, Theron, her 17-year-old daughter, Corinne, and her 12-year-old Pomeranian, Peanut.

Harralyn Swinger-Rawls

Harralyn Swinger-Rawls 

Victim's advocate, legislative advocate, philanthropist, certified life, career & business consultant and professional/personal development consultant. 

I am a victorious survivor of domestic violence / abuse, sexual abuse & sex trafficking. For 10 years I was the victim of multiple abusive relationships. God's grace and mercy saved me. 

In 2001 I started my journey as a victims advocate. In 2003 my current husband and I founded Fellowship Community Outreach. In 2006 S.A.V.E.D (Survivors Against Violence Empowered & Determined) was founded. 

My passion is to work to help eradicate Domestic violence, sexual abuse & sex trafficking. To advocate bills for better human rights. Through this journey I've suffered various chronic health issues cancer, lupus, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis and more. No matter how sick I've been. I refused to let health issues deter my mission. I thank God for continuously giving me strength to press on. 

My purpose in life is to help rebuild our community and help eradicate the evil destroying our families and communities. 

My favorite scripture is Philippians 4:8 

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Natalie Purdie

Natalie Purdie was a victim of a violent attack by her boyfriend in September 7, 1986. She pressed charges and testified. The person who attacked her received a lenient sentence with no time in jail.  

In June 2011 she was approached by the Commonwealth Investigator who informed her that they needed her to testify against the same person who victimized her. He attacked another woman. The trial lingered on until September 10, 2012 almost to the exact date of her attack 26 years ago. Natalie knew this was a turning point in her life.  She had to confront this individual again and more importantly she had to confront her fears. Natalie was a surprise witness. 

After the trial Natalie provided a reporter with the Virginia Pilot Newspaper her story and the next day it made the front page. That same night Natalie was asked to do an interview with Brian Ferrell of WVEC Channel 13. This would be the beginning of Natalie finally breaking her silence and being able to do what she has always desired to do, “Speak Up and Speak Out”! 

The next month Natalie received a call from Sharp Entertainment and they asked if they could do a show about her story. The show aired on April 26, 2013 on the Dates From Hell Episode on the ID Channel and is titled “Say Yes or Die”. 

Natalie has spoken to an audience of teenagers attending Norfolk State University Upward Bound, The Act’s Movement Women’s Conference, and My Help My Hope Foundation ‘Be Silent No More’ conference. She has a team for the Samaritan House Walk against Domestic Violence in 2013 and 2014. In 2015 she was selected by the Samaritan House as the main speaker for their event. Natalie can sometimes be heard on the live radio webinar hosted by Break the Silence NY Chapter.

Natalie just completed an interview with the Greater24 Radio to tell her story and discuss Domestic Violence. The radio station reaches a region of over 1.5 million people in Virginia with the following stations: 1650am, 98.1fm, 1270am, 1010am. The broadcast can be listened to on-line.

Natalie did a live interview with Ruth Jones the Director of the YWCA & Larissa Sutherland of the Samaritan House on WHRO Radio Show, Another View with Barbara Hamm Lee: The Truth About Domestic Violence. Natalie provided the view of a victim based on her story.

Natalie has completed her second television show that aired around the world again on the Lifetime Movie Network {LMN} Channel with M2 Pictures on July 14, 2014. The show gave a different view of the story with a Psychiatrist. The name of the show is “I Dated a Psycho”.  

Natalie did a live interview for Changing Lives Television Show at the Healing Word Fellowship Church Norfolk, Va.

Natalie has worked with the Domestic Violence Clinician of the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services. She has also completed training with the Navy Fleet & Family Services. She was the keynote speaker for the Domestic Violence Conference at Second Calvary Church Women’s Ministry Norfolk, Va 2014 & 2015. She was a speaker for Butterflies with Voices that recognizes Breast Cancer Survivors & Domestic Violence Survivors in Richmond, Va. In October of 2014 & 2015. She spoke on behalf of the Heart to Heart Foundation for the Blood Summit at the Garden of Prayer Norfolk, Va. In May of 2015 she was the key note speaker for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.;  

Christy Tucker-Sims

A native of Atlanta, Christy is a public speaker, an author, a nationally-certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a survivor of and advocate against domestic violence.  She holds a Bachelor Degree in Marketing from Georgia Southern University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University.  Christy is also a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors, the American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota National Counseling Honor Society.  

Christy Sims is a devoted mother of two whose life was forever changed on April 28, 2013, when her ex-boyfriend severely disfigured her by dousing her with sulfuric acid.  She sustained third and fourth degree burns to over 20 percent of her body, including her entire face, neck, chest and arms.  After the incident, she remained in an induced coma for two months and endured numerous lifesaving surgeries at the Grady Burn Unit in Atlanta.  She emerged from the coma with a resolve to survive, to return to her children and to pursue the prosecution of her abuser.  Due to her diligence, her abuser was finally brought to justice on July 17, 2015 after a two-year fight.

Christy is the first reported case of an acid attack in the state of Georgia.  To date, she has undergone 13 surgeries to reconstruct her disfigured face and body, and her personal struggle has propelled her to advocate and support other survivors of domestic violence. She has spoken out vigilantly about her experience via numerous public speaking engagements and media outlets, including V-103, WAOK,104.7, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Channel 2 Action News, Fox 5 Atlanta, CBS Channel 46, 11 Alive News, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The New York Daily News, Jet Magazine and Headline News.

Her story went international when she was featured on the award-winning Al Jazeera international news show “The Stream,” which reached 280 million viewers worldwide. She has also been featured innumerous blogs in the U.S. and internationally. Her story was featured on the T.D. Jakes Talk Show, Inside Edition, The Doctors, TBN and, most recently, People Magazine South Africa as well as The Guardian and Woman’s Own Magazine in the UK.

Christy’s story has touched the lives of millions around the world and possibly prevented other cases of domestic violence. She received the Fortitude Award on April 12, 2014, the Courage to Act Award on October 11, 2014,  the Community Empowerment award and the Uplift Award for her work in advocating against domestic violence. In 2015, the Fulton County Commission honored her with the official Proclamation of April 25th as “Christy Sims Appreciation Day” in Fulton County, Georgia. Most recently, on August 21, 2017, Christy was recognized during the nationally televised Atlanta Braves baseball game as a Braves Community Hero.

The Christy Sims Foundation was founded in 2014 and is focused upon the prevention, education, and awareness of domestic violence. Christy’s memoir, “Yellow Tulips on A Cloudy Day: A Survivor’s Journal” was released in the fall of 2016.

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