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One Sister Away Compilation Series

Check out the incredible sisters who have contributed to Volume 3 of the "One Sister Away: Encouraging Words From One Sister to Another" compilation book project.

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Denny Yarborough


Denny Yarborough, is a media professional. In 2004 she discovered her passion. It is teaching God’s Word. Her focus is discipleship (spiritual mentoring), as modeled in Titus 2:3-5, the older women teaching the younger. She has been the Co-laborer for many women thru Master Life discipleship studies. She has also taught workshops i.e.; “The Proverbs 31 Woman”, “Understanding the Purpose and Power of Prayer”, “Knowing Your Spiritual Gifts”, “1-800 Prayer".  She loves seeing the power of God’s word transform lives, reconcile relationships and tear down barriers 

Denny is the proud mother of 2 Millennials, Chelsea and Dan. She has also served on several prayer ministries. She loves to encourage, identify people’s strengths and guide them toward their purpose. When asked to describe her purpose, she keeps it simple…I pray, I teach, and God does the rest.

Pastor Denise B. Carpenter


Pastor Denise B. Carpenter has more than 30 years of leadership and ministry experience. 


In December of 2005, Denise and her husband, Reverend Timothy W. Carpenter co-founded God’s Way Ministries International.  On March 4, 2007, she was ordained to the office of Assistant Pastor where she currently serves passionately in their local church.  


Lady Denise also has a strong passion for training and developing women.  Her mission is to aid them in the discovery and fulfillment of their purpose in life, and to embrace it freely and boldly while celebrating their unique femininity.  She has written a personal development curriculum for Christian women entitled Esther’s Academy.  This curriculum made its debut in England in 2004, and later expanded to other areas throughout England and Scotland.  Esther’s Academy was established in the United States in Columbus, Ohio in September of 2006 and continues to thrive with expanding curriculum and enrollment.  In June of 2015 Esther’s Academy was officially renamed Esther by Design.  Since that time, Esther by Design was launched on the east coast of the United States reaching women in Maryland, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, and Virginia.   Through the ministry of Esther by Design, Lady Denise hosts annual retreats, conferences, and symposiums. 


God continues to expand her territory and influence through her literary gifts. In March of 2016, she published her first book entitled Your Journey Through A Personal Spiritual Rehabilitation (A 21 Day Devotional).  Her writings have also been published in the compilation books One Sister Away, Volumes II and III.  Denise’s encouraging devotional writings can be found in her weekly blog entitled Marvelous Works!


Denise married the love of her life at the tender age of 19.  She and her beloved husband Timothy are the proud parents of two adult daughters, Micah Danielle and Maurielle Danae, and five beautiful grandchildren.  Their joy and marital bliss has been made complete by their 10 adopted children given to them by God, and the blessing of eight additional grandchildren.   Her greatest joy is serving God, and enjoying life with the love and happiness of family!

Rebekah Boykins


Rebekah Boykins is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, founder of Rebekah’s Joy and a women’s group, Beautiful Mindset.


Rebekah resides in Rochester New York, where she balances motherhood, career, blogging and family. Her passion for writing God’s gift, has taken readers places where they’ve never thought they would go. Rebekah is very transparent and takes on criticism and words of wisdom by sharing her story. She has been writing since she was a young girl and started her business of having her writings published with hopes to empower and educate women to embrace their positive mindset.


With what Rebekah has experienced and is still learning, there is the opportunity to educate and empower women to have a positive mindset, which is very humbling and defines “empowerment” at a totally different level.


This is just the beginning of the ministry that God has placed within Rebekah and along with her readers, future heights of where God is taking her ministry is heavily anticipated.

Shirelle & her Bonus Mom

Shirelle Thorne


Shirelle is a woman of many talents, but first and foremost she is a woman of God in pursuit of His heart. She is an author, health advocate/coach, inspirational speaker, and playwright. Her book, Sinless Sex, encourages single men and women as she shares her own journey that details how rewarding it is to transition from a sin-filled life to a life of spiritual integrity. She is very passionate about helping women recognize their worth and see themselves as God sees them. Her book, E.A.T., is a comedy health and fitness book that encourages people to be health conscious. It is her desire for her most recent book titled “The Pray’ers Club” to manifest as a feature film. Her speaking engagements are exciting, humorous, and entertaining because of her infectious personality and stand-up comedy experience. Inviting her to your ministry event guarantees a real treat for your audience. Her books are available on Amazon.

JoAnn Wilson


For more than six decades, JoAnn Wilson, who was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, has made Baltimore her forever home.  She received her education in the Baltimore City School system and took college courses at several local colleges.  JoAnn’s career began and ended in the Federal government.  She is now retired after 37 years of service and is enjoying her family, friends and pastimes, which include traveling, sewing, and her love of writing.

Cheryl Barton


Cheryl Barton is an author who was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where she has worked for the past twenty-eight years for the Federal Government.  In her spare time, she loves writing romance and inspiration novels, reading espionage, spy and science fiction novels. 


As a romance novelist, Cheryl released her first novel, ‘Bachelor Not for Sale’ in April 2013.  Following this release, she has authored fifteen additional novels, including two follow-ups to ‘Bachelor Not for Sale’, ‘A Designed Affair’ and ‘A Perfect Combination’.  For more information on these and other upcoming novels, visit her website at


Cheryl is the owner of CRBarton Productions, LLC, a multi-media company and is excited about book projects from new writers under her publishing label and producing stage plays and straight to video movies based on her books. You can visit her production company website at


Cheryl is the Founder and Executive Director of Sisters About Making Moves Worldwide, (SAMM) a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, embrace and empower sisterhood within the community.  This organization has championed a toiletry drive for the House of Ruth of Maryland and for the city’s homeless community through its Blessing Bags giveaway.


Cheryl is a member of the Black Writers' Guild of Maryland and the national organization, Romance Writers of America. 

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