Beauty for Ashes Empowerment Zoom Call
Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month
7:30PM - 8:30PM

Beauty Speakers Biography

Lady Koren Turner - Tuesday, April 13th 

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. God has opened many doors for her to worship and speak the word of God. She is very passionate about helping people let go of the past.

Koren believes that we should build ourselves up spiritually as well as naturally.  She is a huge advocate for education, and has a 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 Manager for Leidos, formally known as Lockheed Martin.  She recently became a Notary Signing Agent, and also sells 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 Harmony. On October 5, 2008, she married Dr. L. LaMont Turner, Pastor of Zion Temple Church, Inc., through this union she gained a son, Lael.  She is enjoying being a First Lady, wife, and mother to two young adults, and loves her extended ZTC family. Life is beautiful!  
Evangelist Wanda Wallace - Tuesday, May 11th

Wanda Wallace was born in Jacksonville, Florida.  She is from a family of seven (five sisters and one brother).  She is a single parent with one son name Joshua who is 32 years old.  She worked for the government for 39 years and retired in 2013.  She is an ordained Evangelist and is a member at The Voice Church.  She is an Executive Member of the Re-entry Round Table for Prince George’s County dedicated in making a difference in the lives of returning citizens in Prince George’s County, MD. It was organized in December, 2010, with the goal to explore the re-entry process of ex-offenders (later termed “returning citizens”) from both federal, state and county institutions.

In 2009, Wanda Wallace started a non-profit organization called Precious Angelic Light (PAL), Inc. which she is the CEO and founder.   This was in response to her desire to help young girls build their self- esteem in order for them to live a fulfilled life.  God gave her the scripture Mathew 19:14, But Jesus said, suffer little children, and forbid them, not to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Since then, Wanda has now included women who are homeless and abused.  She has conducted mentoring sessions with the women and girls in the privacy of her own home.

 On July 2012, she graduated and received a certificate of completion in the Professional Substance Abuse Counseling Training Program for Addiction Counseling. Wanda began pursuing her Associates Degree in Addiction Counseling at Anne Arundel Community College. 

In 2015, Wanda got involved in Domestic Violence by getting the training and volunteering to help women and young girls transition through the system to get the help and safety they need.  She also volunteers in working on the Victims Services Group of the Human Trafficking Taskforce.

Precious Angelic Light, Inc. (301) 996-9736
Website:  www.Preciousangeliclight.org

Minister Felicia South - Tuesday, June 8th

Minister Felicia South, was born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey to Deacon Leyden and Missionary Jacqueline South. With their guidance, her love of God and family was formed, but it wasn’t until 2003 at the age of 25 that she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. She was the vice president of the youth at Community Holiness church in Paterson. Prayer and studying the word of God is her foundation.  Her relationship with Jesus stands on the verse 2nd Timothy 2:15, Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a Workman needeth not to be ashamed, but rightly dividing the word of Truth.

As a steward of the word of God, she takes pride in knowing that God has entrusted her with the Gospel. In 2015 she became a licensed Minister, and now Ministers under the leadership of Pastor Frankie and Maggie Ocasio of the Great Harvest Church in Paterson NJ. Her mission is to inspire others by the Word of God to walk in their God given purpose. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family, but mostly spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others.  

Evangelist Vanessa Duncan - Tuesday, July 13th

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 church 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.