General Overseer Debra B. Morton
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International
Daughters of the Promise Overseer
Our Daughters of the Promise Leader, General Overseer Debra Morton has always pressed the VISION to touch the lives of all women.
The programs included are:
- Empower women seeking their undergraduate degrees through the DOTP Scholarship program.
- Empower young women pursuing destiny in their educational endeavors through the Miss Teen DOTP Pageant.
- And support young women that need to set “new course” through the DOTP House of Promise.
Pastor Jacquie Upshaw
Midwest Regional Director
Daughters of the Promise
On behalf of Overseer Debra Morton and Bishop Simon Gordon, congratulations to the Illinois State Director, Ministry Shirley Smith, and the committed team of District Directors for an amazing year! Much has been achieved – the clarion call for unity, the sincere appeal for fresh and new programming that reaches all women, the humble submission to the national vision and mission, and the relentless tenacity to serve God’s people. Oh, again, it has been an amazing year!
As we continue the work of the ministry, my desire is that we stay committed to building a bond; three cords intertwined with love, faith and service. I pray that God allows us to see miracles and establish testimonies of His goodness and faithfulness towards us.
I am so glad to be part of the ministry here in Illinois. Let us lock step and march towards the next dimension of ministry being steadfast, unmovable, and abounding in the work of the Lord … rest assured, the labor will not be in vain.
Minister Shirley Smith
State of Illinois
Daughters of the Promise Director
Many Daughters look into the mirror, with the natural eye, and sees the “bad” and the “ugly” of their lives which had been portrayed by the world. But the Daughters are asked to looked again but this time with the spiritual eye. This is when the Daughters see the “good” in their lives which can only be seen in the Spirit. They have come to understand that “every good and perfect gift comes form God!”
Tonight, we are going to see the Daughters of Illinois gracefully presenting the “image of God;” the “fame” of God, not of the world, on stage. The State of Illinois Daughters of the Promise comes to encourage, equip, and empowers the Daughters to elevate to the next level of success in God. It is the desire of the State of Illinois Daughters of the Promise that this Pageant becomes a stepping stone for not just a moment but for a lifetime.
As I salute the Daughters of the Pageant, I applaud the parents of the Daughters, Bishop Victor D. Agee – State of Illinois Bishop, Bishop Dwight Gunn – Host Bishop, District DOTP Directors and everyone for their prayers and support.
We will “See Fame Crowned” as the judges present the Daughter who will have the honor of wearing a “crown” for Christ. On behalf of the State of Illinois Daughters of the Promise, I will proudly present to the Full Gospel Baptist Church International, “2014 State of Illinois Miss Teen Daughters of the Promise.”
Celebrating Legacy, Pursuing Destiny CHARACTER!
Minister Shirley Smith
State of Illinois Daughters of the Promise Director
I’m Linked to You in Faith
To Walk with You by Faith,
To Go to the Next Dimension of Faith
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:17