Who We Are
Datha was born a southern preacher's kid and vowed to never marry a minister.
After falling in love and marrying her high-school sweetheart, he followed the call to ministry in 2000. Thus began her lifelong journey of the unexpected!
Jason & Datha have been married 35 years and spent 20 years as Senior Pastors of Summit Life Church in Bessemer, Alabama.
Datha is mom to 3 children, mother-in-law to two, and “Deetah” to three grandchildren.
In 2014 she left her nursing career to follow her passion of entrepreneurship and reached the very top of her Health & Wellness Company in a record 13 months. Desiring to expand her Leadership she became a certified Life Coach in 2020 through Principio Life Coaching Academy and recently expanded her portfolio by opening a retail boutique in her community and in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Datha has a passion for coaching women to live their very best life by helping them discover the passions God placed within them.
Datha is an avid reader, loves to be outdoors, preferably at the beach. But her favorite thing is slow mornings with coffee and her husband.
Tami is wife to Todd and Mom to 2 children, Annaka & Weston. She & her husband are recent empty-nesters and are embracing this new season of life. Todd and Tami purchased an early 1900’s farmhouse in Sheridan, Indiana on the same road were Todd was raised, 31 years ago. They have spent countless hours pouring their heart and soul into making this sweet little farmhouse their dream home. Tami not only lives out her calling and purpose through her two home based businesses and will soon add Co-Author to her resume.
Tami is a cancer survivor and will share her journey in this book to be released by the end of 2023. “Beautiful Scars” is packed full of inspiring stories that is sure to uplift and encourage the reader. There is such beauty to be found even in that desert place of life.
Zoe Maughon is from Thompson Station, Tennessee and started leading worship in 6th grade, what started as a way to overcome stage fright, soon became her passion of leading people into the presence of God.
While worship is her heart, she also has a strong passion for music and song writing. This Fall, Zoe will start an apprenticeship at her local church, HopeUC Nashville, where she will expand her Knowledge and experience in the areas she loves most….worship, song writing, ministry, leadership and business.
Anne Elizabeth Buys
Anne Elizabeth Buys is a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi and is a 2019 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Broadcasting.
She is a former Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District and Chamber and Corporate Programs Director for the Vicksburg Warren Chamber of Commerce.
In 2017, Anne Elizabeth served as Miss Mississippi where she traveled the state speaking and performing, reaching people of all ages.
Her faith in Jesus Christ is the number one priority in her life as she has recently stepped into full time ministry. Being a worship leader for six years and speaking and sharing her story and her testimony of God’s faithfulness in her life, Anne Elizabeth seeks to be a vessel for the Kingdom and use every opportunity she’s given to point people to Christ. She is currently the Director of Ministries/Communications at Triumph Church of Vicksburg and actively serves on on the worship team at her church and as a youth leader.
She also enjoys serving her community and being involved philanthropic work and helping to enrich the lives of those around her every opportunity she is given.
Clarissa Lester-Kenty is the Owner and Operator of Divine Images Finishing Institute, LLC and iCu Media Group. She is the leading authority in the etiquette and protocol industry. She is a graduate of Miles College with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications, with emphasis in Broadcast and Public Relations. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Development Institute. She is a licensed radio announcer through the FCC federation. Her business is WBE Certified for the state of Alabama. Her podcast show is the Leading Female Podcast Show for the State of Alabama, according to the Alabama Music Awards 2020. Ms. Kenty is a proud graduate of Dean’s Charm and Etiquette School of Spartanburg, South Carolina. She presents programs assisting corporations, business professionals, and entrepreneurs to excel in business and social settings with polish and self-confidence, and to outclass the competition. Divine Images prides itself on offering custom-designed private briefings that meet the individual needs of participants. Clarissa is committed to assisting individuals enhance their professional image and refine their interpersonal communication style. The company was founded in August of 2006. This company was established to guide and develop social, dining, personal, and corporate life skills. These skills will build self-confidence and assist in cultivating full potential. All business professionals can profit from our etiquette training - college graduates to senior executives, employees with large, multinational corporations to sole-owner entrepreneurs. Divine Images is a leading business etiquette and protocol company, offering instruction of the highest quality to corporations, businesses, front-line representatives, managers, entrepreneurs, new employees, and individuals wishing to enhance their professional and social image. iCu Media is a livestream/videography agency that provides social media management, podcast productions, voiceover talent, commercial generation, drone services and more. iCu Media also has an online Jazz and Christian radio station called iCu Radio. iCu Media has done work for The World Games 2022 along with live concert live streams for celebrity artists. Clarissa was Miss Black USA 1990 and was the Executive Director of the Miss Black Alabama USA Scholarship Pageant Organization
Clarissa Lester-Kenty has extensive experience in post-secondary education. With 20 years of expertise in career training and preparation for higher learning, Clarissa is a licensed minister, seasoned motivational speaker, life coach, leadership trainer and social graces guru. Her areas of expertise include personal/business branding, social etiquette, soft skills, image consulting, manners, public speaking, building self-esteem, training/development and more.
Clarissa is happily married to Minister Ernest G. Kenty of 28 years and has 3 amazing children, Ernest Josiah, Matthew Payton, and Taylore Rae.