Serving In The Faith Based World: Debra Gould Facilitates Staff Retreat at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church
By Debra W. Gould, MS
(Left) Debra with Pastor Fred Luter, Jr. (Right) Debra with Minister of Music Ellis Lindsey
(Left) Debra with Church Administrator Larry Johnson (Right) Joe Gould, Jr. with Minister of Music Ellis Lindsay
Ebony Speaker Debra Gould enjoyed serving as the lead facilitator during a recent staff retreat at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans. Here are Debra's reflections:
Just sharing this great news that Pastor Fred Luter, Jr. contacted Debra W.Gould a member of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church to conduct two training
sessions for the 2013 Church Retreat on Friday, September 13, 2013. It was an honor and privilege to serve and present for my church members at
Franklin Avenue Baptist Church. I'm still blown away to receive a personal phone call from Pastor Luter to make this request. Talk about a WOW moment
to have the Southern Baptist Convention's first African American President and Pastor of your own church with approximately 5000 members to make a
request of Debra Gould availability on September 13, 2013. GOD IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!
About Rev. Fred Luter, Jr.
Senior Pastor Fred Luter, Jr. was elected the Southern Baptist Convention's first African American Vice President in 2011. He made history again
when he became SBC's first ever African American President at the annual meeting held in his hometown of New Orleans on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
In 2013, Pastor Luter was re-elected at the annual meeting in Houston, Texas.
Debra W. Gould, MS is the president of Debra Gould & Associates, Inc. based in New Orleans and provides management consulting and training services to commercial and government clients. Debra is one of the founders of The Ebony Speakers and co-author of the book, Real Women, Real Issues - Positive Collaborations For Business Success. Debra can be reached at: (504) 244-6576,
email: firstname.lastname@example.org and
Your comments are welcome below.
9/17/2013 07:47:29 am
I know Debra did a great job. She is an awesome speaker and facilatator! What a blessing for her and those who had the opportunity to participate in the retreat.
9/17/2013 08:58:02 am
Selarstean, it is always great to hear from. I missed seeing you and Lee in August 2013. Next time we will definitely get together for coffee or tea. I appreciate your continuously support as a friend and business colleague.
9/17/2013 07:49:12 am
Keep doing the work you have been called to do and there is no limit to your success
9/17/2013 08:59:15 am
Roz, I'm inspired by positive influential women like YOU.
9/17/2013 08:21:26 am
Debra Washington Gould is simply awesome. From her beginnings with PLS to the national stage. Debra is someone you must have to bring it all together. I am so proud to see my home girl doing extremely well in New Orleans. Continue the excellent work.
9/17/2013 09:01:23 am
Fran, it is so great to hear from you. I hope all is well with you, Darryl and the teenage girls. Sounds like I will have a yes from Frances Marie to me BASE 2014 keynote speaker.
9/17/2013 09:25:28 am
Congrats Debra, Praise GOD, Proverbs 18:16 says - 'A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men'. Enjoy!
9/18/2013 06:57:40 am
Hello Ms. Encourager. I'm blessed to have your support in every business endeavor. Thanks for being in my corner to spread your inspiration.
9/17/2013 10:34:52 am
So very happy for and this wonderful event. God is Awesome. You and Joe are maverlous professional speakers. God Bless
9/18/2013 07:00:19 am
Thank you Val. I can count on you to reach back and acknowledge my dedicated hard work in this speaking professional. It takes an understanding person and a support person like you to know the journey of Joe and Debra on this faith walk.
9/18/2013 02:02:18 am
9/18/2013 07:04:31 am
Lou Lou, I hope all is well with. We stand on God's word as our source. Both Joe and Debra trust in God each day to direct and guide our path. This is my favorite scripture and thanks for sharing this info. Phillippians 4:13 - I can do all thing s through Christ which strengtheneth me.
9/18/2013 04:06:04 am
You and Joe are a phenomenal God fearing children of the Royal Family, and your knowledge that God has blessed you both with is absolutely amazing. God Bless!!!
9/18/2013 07:06:41 am
Pamela, you are incredible and a phenomenal woman. Please keep sharing the daily devotion and we need them on this faith walk as entrepreneurs. We give all of the praise and honor to God.
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