International Women’s Alliance Ministries
Call for Submissions Inspirational Devotional by March 1, 2024
Release Date July 26, 2024
10 Year Anniversary Celebration July 27, 2024
Welcome to International Women’s Alliance Ministries, Incorporated (IWAM). We are changing lives nationwide! Our headquarters located in Houston, Texas, is in the Fondren Southwest area.
Let IWAM help you to move your vision FORWARD! IWAM pronounced “I AM.” We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit public charity organization providing community outreach, services, education, leadership mentoring and training through seminars, webinars, workshops, conferences, and events planning by our board of directors, advisory council, partners, members, volunteers, and other professionals through our headquarters resources center support.
Basic Membership registration is $50.00. A Lifetime VIP Membership option is also available. We are here to support, provide information, and resources to help you to do what you have been called to do. We are here to serve and to help make your dreams a reality!
Join us…as we are changing lives nationwide by especially improving the quality of life for women and underprivileged young girls and other individuals in the Houston Metropolitan Area communities and beyond! We service the City of Houston, Harris County, Fort Bend County, Brazoria County and Montgomery County area communities.
Dr. D Tyler Brown, D.Div., ThD.
IWAM Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Stop…We are Recruiting Join NOW!
We are actively recruiting new members ages 25 and up as Basic Membership ($50) or Life Time VIP Membership ($500). One time fee.
Our Core Values
We are changing Lives Nationwide!
Integrity of Purpose
To maintain honesty and stay focused on the true reason for which we have been established in solving the problem, mainly women working together and improving their quality of life.
To assure that all financial activity is correctly recorded and reported annually in our balance sheet, profit and loss financial statements, and summary annual reports, and timely filing of Form 990N, 990EZ, or 990 reports in compliance with Internal Revenue Service requirements.
To always and continuously focus on the mission of the organization to assure that we are serving and meeting needs as applicable to impacting the communities we serve.
To assure that we are making a difference in improving the quality of life of those we educate, equip, encourage, empower, and elevate, and are positively impacting our communities.
Colossians 1:10 …being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.
Board of Directors and Leadership
Members of the Executive Board of Directors establish by-laws, organization policies, procedures, and guidelines for managing nonprofit activities. Members will be provided with details of organization updates as decisions are confirmed including an annual events calendar. Additionally, IWAM Board of Directors have oversight for either our programs or our committees. An Interactive Leadership Summit and Resort Weekend is planned to include the following: Executive Board of Directors, Advisory Council Members, Officers, National Administrators, Regional Network Coordinators, Program Directors, and all Committees and TEAM Leaders. We will hold our leadership summit annually at the Ranch of Bishop Mary Lewallen located in Atoga, Oklahoma.
We are a global network of people working together to change the world…Let’s do this!
Dr. D Tyler Brown
Janice Peterson Townsend
Vice President Corporate Communications
Director Fund Development
Chief Financial Officer
DR. D TYLER BROWN, BBA, CHBC, D.Div, ThD.
D Tyler Brown Enterprises & Nonprofit Consultant, LLC (Manager)
Dr. D Tyler Brown, honor graduate Morehouse High Bastrop, Louisiana, graduate University of Louisiana Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana University), graduate Southwestern Paralegal Institute, attended South Houston Bible Institute in Houston, Texas, ELST School of Ministry and Mentoring Academy, Sure Foundation Theological Institute, FullGospel Bible College and Theological Seminary, Christian Bible Institute and Seminary Certification program, honorary Doctorate in Divinity from Abundant Life Bible College and Theological Seminary and Doctorate of Arts Degree in Theology from Juliana King University (also serving as Vice President Administration for several years), ordained an apostle by Macedonia Call Ministries, and she has 25 years of experience in the Employee Benefits field and over 20 years in ministry.
D is affiliated with several non-profit organizations: Multicultural Women’s Council, WomenNPower International Ministries Network (formerly Texas State President), Professional Black Women’s Enterprises, Inc. (PBWE), National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment Houston Gulf Coast Network (formerly Regional Director – NABFEME), Houston Black Public Relations Society, Women Wealth Builders, Black Writers Alliance, Christian Poets, American Christian Writers Association, Christian Women In Media, Christian Networking Group, and Inspirational Writers Alive!. She has also assisted the executive team of Doctor Jesus Omega Power Ministries USA Houston, Texas and headquartered in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and has served as administrative advisor for Houston House of Prayer and Evangelism with Pastor Samuel Lazarus and wife Mercy. Also featured as a community leader in the Who’s Who in Black Houston several years, and most recently as Most Influential in Who’s Who in Black Houston. She is founder and Chief Executive Officer of International Womens Alliance Ministries, and Owner, D Tyler Brown Enterprises & Nonprofit Consultant, LLC business providing nonprofit consulting services and strategic assessment plans for businesses, in addition provides grant preparer, proposal writing and consulting services to the nonprofit industry. Former member of Association of Fundraising Professionals, current member of Grant Professional Association, Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and The Worldwide Womens Association.
DR. JANICE PETERSON TOWNSEND, DCL
Extreme Worship Center Psalmist and International Recording Artist
Janice graduated from Booker T Washington High School; received Certification in Word Processing Massey Business College, Board-Certified Christian Counselor National Association of Christian Counselors (NACC), Certification for Chaplaincy training from Emerge Christian Training Institute, attended Houston Community College; Bible Study Methods Certificate College of Biblical Studies. Received Intercessory Prayer Worship Training with Apostle Deborah DeGar, now the Voice of God Ministry leader, and received a Lay Servant Academy Certificate through First United Methodist Church in Fulshear, Texas.
Janice is dedicated to fulfilling the great commission to go ye into all the nations while serving the Lord in numerous roles of increasing responsibility. She’s a member of Extreme Worship Center in Southwest Houston, serving as worship psalmist. Became saved at age nine, under the leadership of Rev. Gibbs, Greater First Missionary Baptist Church, served in choir music ministry and song leader; participated in Lincoln South District Congress Youth Conference while attending Greater First Missionary Baptist Church until 2002. Served as praise and worship and women’s ministry leader, and member of intercessory prayer team in the ministry of Bishop Gary and Pastor Cassandra Scott of Trinity Fellowship Church. In 2002 was ordained pastor by Bishop Scott, serving in ministry until 2016. Janice served as intercessory prayer leader and assisted with preaching at Wells of Salvation in the ministry of Apostle Jacqueline Phelps. She provided evangelism ministry to Mission of Yahweh Transitional Living Facility for Women transporting women from the shelter to the Wells Salvation church services.
Janice Peterson Townsend, gospel recording artist, chaplain, evangelist, ordained pastor, author, owner JPT Productions Internet Radio, Talk Show Host Realizing My Best Life, mentor, numerous awards, founder of ECINAJ, mentoring non- profit program for single moms and girls, community partner, Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards Board. Employed with HISD for more than twenty-three years, and now employed with Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services since 2016.
ELDER CHERYL LACEY-DONOVAN
Imani Faith Publishing
An award-winning bestselling author, speaker, mentor, educator, and entrepreneur Cheryl has influenced the lives of thousands in the U.S. and abroad through her powerful life-changing messages.
Cheryl is uniquely positioned to impact the lives of individuals she meets for long- term success with her message of faith and powerful vision of bringing purpose into the people equation to promote happier, healthier more meaningful life experiences. She has spent more than 30 years in the healthcare industry. Twenty of those have been dedicated to educating future allied healthcare professionals.
A serial entrepreneur, Cheryl is the Founder of several organizations and for-profit companies. Access Health was her first endeavor into the entrepreneurial world. A non-profit organization, Access Health traveled the Greater Houston area providing preventive health care services for low-income and indigent populations. Cheryl is also the Founder of Imani Faith Publishing, an imprint of Peace in the Storm Publishing, and Real Life, Real Faith Media.
AMANDA LIGON, MSW
Founder/President No Violence No Victim Incorporated
After being with her husband for over 23 years, she decided to end their marriage in 2016. In 2018 she relocated to Katy, Texas for safety. In 2019, Pastor Amanda woke up with the words “nothing will be wasted.” She prayed and sought the Lord for direction of what, how and who to share. God led her to start a church without physical walls. The church ministry that God gave her to start in July of 2020, holds church services on Sundays at a homeless shelter in Houston, Texas.
Pastor Amanda received her ministerial license in July of 1999 under the late Bishop Gilbert S. Price of Mt. Zion Apostolic Holiness Church. She has been a Sunday school teacher, a youth leader, an alter worker, an armor bearer, an usher, and a praise leader. Pastor Amanda holds a master’s degree from The Ohio State University College of Social Work. Her daily privilege is providing support for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human sex trafficking. It is her heartbeat that every human being lives in a home free from the fear of violence. It is also her desire that every human being is provided with their basic needs for survival on this journey of life without judgment.
Two unique qualities about Pastor Amanda are her resilience and altruism. Pastor Amanda was raised homeless and attended over 25 schools in and out of state and was in a continual state of “flight or fight.” When Pastor Amanda was 15-years old she ran away from Ohio and hitchhiked to Georgia trying to protect herself from adults that did not see her as a human being, let alone a minor.
Pastor Amanda’s resilience to finish high school and to later go on to college and graduate not once, not twice but to earn a master’s degree with honors depicts determination and strength indeed! Pastor Amanda’s altruism in that regardless of one’s financial status, criminal background, gender preference, spiritual belief, or even choice of poison; everyone is worthy of love, food, water, shelter, sleep, and clothing. And it is her belief that each of us has the responsibility to; bear one another’s burden, give when you have it to give, and to take care of the widows and the orphans!
BISHOP DR. MARY LEWALLEN, DCL
Glory Temple Holiness Church
Bishop Mary Lewallen is saved, Holy Ghost filled, and has a mind to serve. God has called her to minister to the broken hearted, abandoned, rejected, deserted, forsaken, and those that are under demonic influence. She has held the following position in the body of Christ: deaconess both local and district, President of the Sunshine Band, Youth Director, President of the Choir, Sunday School Teacher, and Superintendent, for men and women classes. She has served on the pastor aid committee, hospitality, pulpit administration, pulpit aid, and Administrative Assistant to the man of God.
Bishop Mary supports the following charities and ministries: She visits the sick and shut in; gives to the homeless and prepares baskets for the nursing homes. Bishop Mary will go to the valley just to proclaim the Word of God. She is equipped and qualified for ministry. She has served as an altar worker, intercessor, and a prophet. Bishop Lewallen has led many people to Christ through a bible study that God organized. Her native language was English but some of the people that God had chosen knew very little English. God had to equip her and qualify her for the assignment He had before her. She completed that assignment for an approved mission by God. The bible states that if you are faithful over a few things; He will make you ruler of many. The Lord hand-picked her and molded her into a vessel worthy of service. She has allowed the Lord to shake that fallow ground. God has allowed her to go through trials and tribulations to get her ready for this assignment.
She has trained, implemented, and is the originator of job duties, and responsibilities of the church pertaining to the different offices in the church. In her obedience to God Bishop Mary has stepped out in a Faith Bound Move. She is the voice that God has chosen to bring a message to millions of people. He will use her in unique ways to bring messages that will set those in bondage free, release blessing and destroy yokes. She has prayed for women when the doctor said they could not produce. She prayed and God healed them, and they produced. Bishop Lewallen prayed for people who did not have jobs and needed income and God gave them the job they were seeking. She has gone into hospitals prayed and God released the patient to go home with complete healing. She believes there is nothing too hard for God. She is the founder of People of God World-Wide Ministries where God has compelled her to serve. She is the author of Divine Purpose According to the Will of God, published in August 2006.
Mary Kay Cosmetics Senior Consultant
A native Houstonian and advocate for STEM Education, Corlis is dedicated to nurturing youth and mentoring women to success. She earned her B.S. in Biology from the University of Houston and held positions as a Telecommunications Engineer and National Account Manager for AT&T for 17 years. As a Network Design Engineer for Fortune 500 Companies and government agencies, she also relocated to Chicago and then Denver. After a short break, she accepted a position as Director-Agent’s Compensation at AIG-American General in Houston.
Challenged to create more balance and time with two school-aged children, she left the corporate sector and earned teaching credentials at University of Houston-Clear Lake and became a science and math educator for 11 years. During her teaching tenure she earned an MS Degree in Educational and Instructional Technology. While teaching, she led efforts for annual Science Fairs, set up a live link to the USS International Space Station with NASA for an “Out of this World Science Lesson.” Other endeavors included working as the National Camp Director for Exxon Mobil Summer Camps for Youth and Texas A&M AgriLife Services, whereby she wrote and published science curriculum for military children, with a focus on integrating robotics into classrooms.
After retiring from the corporate sector, Corlis pursued her passion as an entrepreneur—Independent Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics. In addition, she enjoys volunteering for the Foundation for Women in Energy Network Scholarship Committee, serves as a Board Member for Brazoria County Women’s Center (Domestic Violence Non-Profit Agency), is a Texas Master Naturalist and participates in other community initiatives.
Founder Mothers Against Child Abuse and Molestation Incorporated
This corporation is formed for the purpose of operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as described by Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit including providing assistance and help to aid women and their children in healing from the scars of abuse for domestic violence, child abuse and molestation to increase awareness of this kind of abuse and to protect them from predators.
DR. ROBERTA WASHINGTON
Founder Immanuel Worship Center Houston Incorporated
Roberta Washington, wife, mother, intercessor, pastor, published author of 10 books, and businesswoman. Roberta Co-Pastors Immanuel Worship Center Houston, Incorporated located in Southwest Houston alongside husband Pastor Pigana (Pe-ga-nu) Washington.
She is Secretary of Education under the leadership of Bishop C. Sterling Davis II. Presider of Veritas Commune Fellowship. She is founder of her publicly requested seminar “The Book in You” teaching others how to write and publish their own book. She can help you “See your life in Print.”
Roberta’s achievements are Doctor of Divinity Degree achieved at St. Thomas University Fl., Immanuel Temple Bible Studies – studied Associate in Theology, Board Certified Christian Counselor, Certified Crisis Chaplain, Certified Psychological Counselor, Called and Accountable and Basic Theology CEO and founder, Licensed Pastor since 2011, and Licensed Minister since 2008.
Her greatest desire is to see the body of Christ transformed through the power of personal prayer and a thirst to “study to show thyself approved unto God.” Roberta believes that every saved person can pray and intercede not only for their own life but also for their neighbor.
Advisory Council Members
Advisory Council members receive free registration at our national convention held in Houston, Texas.
Sozo Ladies Who Lead
Dr. Juliana King
President of Juliana King University
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Bishop Claudia Ford
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Carmen M. Carter
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