Thursday, March 25, 2010

Celebrating Women in Ministry Blog Tour with author Vanessa Miller

We invite you this week to highlight your favorite FEMALE MINISTER in the comment section below. Participants will be placed in a drawing for an autographed copy of Yesterday’s Promise by Vanessa Miller and a $25 Gift Card.

About the Book
Melinda Johnson has always felt called to ministry. So, when her father, Bishop Langston Johnson, decides to step down after thirty years of leadership at Omega Christian Center, it seems only natural for her to take his place. But Bishop Johnson feels led by a God who has other things in mind, and to succeed him, he appoints Steven Marks-a man who is opposed to female pastors, not to mention the fact that he is Melinda’s ex-fiancĂ©.

Feeling defeated, Melinda nevertheless maintains her position as the church’s Missions and Community Outreach Director. Frequent interaction with the new bishop incites bitter sparring-and rekindles long-suppressed attraction, which grows only stronger when Melinda develops a relationship with Steven’s precious daughter, Brianna, who’s still struggling with the death of her mother.

Can Steven and Melinda set aside past pains, forgive each other, and learn to love again? Or will their opposing positions regarding women preachers keep them forever at odds?

About the Author
Vanessa Miller of Dayton , Ohio is an Essence best-selling author, playwright, and motivational speaker. Her stage productions include: Get You Some Business, Don’t Turn Your Back on God, and Can’t You Hear Them Crying and Abundant Rain. To date, Vanessa has written the Rain Series and the Storm Series. The books in the Rain Series are: Former Rain , Abundant Rain, and Latter Rain. The books in the Storm Series are: Rain Storm and Through The Storm . These books have received rave reviews, winning Best Christian Fiction Awards and topping numerous Bestseller’s lists.

Yesterday’s Promise is the first book of a series entitled, Second Chance of Love. Whitaker House plans to release the next two books in October 2010 and January 2011. Visit her online at

Tell Us About Your Favorite Female Minister
View the blog tour schedule and read an excerpt at

Yesterday's Promise by Vanessa Miller (Excerpt)

Yesterday's Promise Book Trailer

Tell Us About Your Favorite Female Minister

My Favorite Female Preacher:
Rosa Meredith, of Deliverance Victory Temple Ministries in NC, has been called the revelator because God has gifted her with revelation involving powerful analogies as she expound the word of God. She teaches life impacting sermons such as “What make you do what you do?” she is pastor, preacher and teacher. Pastor Meredith’s belief’s are based on the sound doctrine of Jesus Christ. Pastor Meredith preaches toward resurrecting the lost and instructing them how to be free in Christ and how to stay free and how to obtain victory in diverse circumstances.


Vanessa Miller said...

Pastor Meredith sounds like a wonderful woman of God.

Thank you for adding info about my new book, Yesterday's Promise to your blog. Oh, and I love your name, do you know that it means (butterfly). :-)


vanessa richardson said...

Hi Vanessa!

Pastor Meredith is awesome, I am blessed to know her.

I was happy to host you! I've started Yesterday's promise late last night. Will be completed, by tonight, I am sure. Seriously, I am loving it. Review will be posted on, soon!

Vaness, let me say, I love your name!!! I did know that its meaning was butterfly. Gulliver's Travels — Satirist: Jonathan Swift is hailed as its creator. from a mistress whom he fell in love with! How romantical!!!! lol


vanessa richardson said...

Typo's. Now, how does one mispell their own name? lol

Ty said...

Two Vanessa's. Cool!

Vanessa R.
Thank you for hosting Vanessa M. on the Celebrating Women in Ministry tour. I hope you continue to enjoy reading "Yesterday's Promise."

Dream Summore said...

That is wonderful. Right now, the woman I would like to add for ministry is my Pastor Lori Wilke. More details are at

Vanessa Miller said...

I didn't know the romantic side of our name. Thanks for sharing that info, Vanessa.

Many blessings,