Today we’d like to introduce you to Debra George.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Growing up on the dirt roads of Clodine, Texas left an indelible mark on my life and shaped me into who I am today. We lived on a farm in the middle of nowhere it seemed, and my family always helped the less fortunate. Whether it was feeding the men who jumped off of the freight trains in front of Mana’s house or offering transportation to the hospital for a friend or stranger in their time of need was commonplace for my parents and my five siblings.
My Aunt had a beer joint next to Mama’s house and we thought life was one big party. And party we did! Clodine was a downhome place where we only had three neighbors, Slim and Pee Wee. They were both fighting over one ugly woman named Estelle. We had a lot of fun and I guess you can say that my upbringing caused me to lean toward the underdog, those who had the biggest needs. Many times as a young girl, I can recall perfect strangers walking into Mama’s garage, opening the deep freeze and taking out as much fresh meat as they needed for their families. The deep freeze was never locked because that’s the way Daddy and Mama wanted it. They were FOREVER giving to someone or helping someone. Little did I know that my parents were preparing me for what I am doing today. When I was attending college, I was drinking MD 20/20 and partying like there was no tomorrow. However, during Spring Break at the age of 20, my Sister, Tena Ford, led me to Christ and my life instantly changed. I began to pray, read my Bible, attend church and witness to others. It was in 2005 that I shared God’s love with two ladies, Benita and Juanita in Richmond, Texas. They both received Jesus and took me into their neighborhood known as mud alley. Filled with drugs, crime and prostitution, I began to walk these streets handing out pieces of candy and sharing my favorite scripture, John 3:16. Within weeks about 100 people came to know Jesus and my local church, Family Worship Center, in Stafford, Texas started bringing our amazing new friends to services.
After some years, God opened the doors of America for me to travel into the worse and most dangerous inner cities to share God’s love. Whether I’m speaking at a church/conference or talking to a drug dealer, trafficker, pimp, prostitute or stripper, my purpose remains the same. I have devoted my life to WINNING SOULS and TRAINING soul winners. This past year our teams prayed for 14,000 people; won 6,000 souls, reached 250 strippers and reached out to over 400 trafficked girls, as young as 13 years old. Everything that God has allowed me to do, I attribute to my amazing parents, Joe and Donnie George, my awesome siblings: Andrew, Vergil, Tena, Johnny Joe and Jackie. My Pastors, Richard and Tena Ford taught me the importance of winning the lost. I’m grateful for my amazing friends, Pastor Lisa Osteen Comes, Pastor Rod Parsley and Pastors Tommy and Rachel Burchfield for cheering me on into my God-given destiny and purpose in life.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Life will always have struggles but God is good! I was happily married whenever my husband walked in one night and said he did not love me anymore. If that wasn’t bad enough, I found out he had another woman. It seemed like my life was spinning out of control and suicidal thoughts plagued my mind. I truly thought my life was over, but I was wrong, my friend, very wrong. Whenever you think it’s over that’s when God steps in and gives you a new beginning. When you don’t know what to do, remember that God does and He has your best interests at heart. God healed me and restored me and launched me into my purpose in life. Don’t ever give up no matter what your circumstances are. My latest book, When Hurt Won’t Stop, will help you be totally healed of relationship pain.
What else should our readers know?
We are a soul-winning ministry who goes into the worse, most dangerous inner cities of America to share God’s love.
Finding a mentor and building a network are often cited in studies as a major factor impacting one’s success. Do you have any advice or lessons to share regarding finding a mentor or networking in general?
Everyone needs a great church and a rock solid mentor. Social media is a great networking tool which can connect you to people of like faith.
- Website: www.debrageorge..org
- Phone: 2815200675
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: debramaygeorge
- Facebook: Debra George
- Twitter: @debrageorge