Elder Danielle Matthews is a young woman of virtue, honor, and integrity. Most importantly, she is a servant of God. She is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and as a result of Hurricane Katrina, moved to Houston, TX, which she affectionately calls her “blessed place”. She accepted Christ at the tender age of 8 years old where she worshipped at Greater Bright Morning Star FGBC under the leadership of Dr. Thomas E. Keys, Jr. It is with that same zeal that she led both her brother and mother to Christ. Danielle has served in ministry in various capacities. As a youth, she has served as a youth leader, youth intercessor, young adult women’s’ day speaker and on the youth council. During her college years, she was given the task of overseeing a ministry founded by Co-Pastor Chauntel Williams. The ministry was a healing and deliverance ministry for college and career women who were struggling with identity crisis, molestation, soul ties and pains of the past. She named this ministry REAL, which means Realizing the Enemy Already Lost. Danielle’s favorite saying is, “I’m just keeping it real”. On October 26, 2008, Danielle accepting her calling to minister the word at a higher level in the Lord and was licensed to the ministry by her spiritual father, Overseer Dwayne Williams. Presently, she serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Hope Givers, an Administrator to Pastor & Co Pastor Williams, Youth Council Member, Member of Pastor’s Aid, Ministerial Alliance and Secretary over the City of Hope leaders’ ministry. She is currently the Assistant Director of Youth and Young Adults for the Greater Houston District of the FGBCF and Asst to the Executive Secretary of the Five Fold Fellowship. In October 2011, yet another chapter of her life was written, as she was selected to go understudy to become an ordained elder, a 2year ordination process. She humbly accepted and with much prayer and consecrating was ordained as Elder on June 21, 2013. She is a young woman, saved, single and sold out for Christ. She has accepted many speaking engagements to minister to young woman who have been counted out by the world and have experienced hurts physically, emotionally and spiritually. She received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Southern University in New Orleans, La in May 2007. Her most recent accomplishment includes founding a very popular women’s ministry called, “praypretty”. She conducts weekly conference calls, offers one on one coaching and aims to teach and empower young women to be “Pretty”, even with flaws using the tools of prayer, self-evaluation and consistent transformation. Elder Matthews’ legacy in life and ministry is simple, “May the works I’ve done speak for me”. Among her many accomplishments and accolades, the one word that stands out to reflect her life is: Worship, as she is a worshipper and desires to dwell in the presence of God.