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Key Note Speaker

Debra Berry

Author Debra Berry’s Be Restored! has encouraged and uplifted readers for more than a decade. She is a gifted communicator, whose life models service to others. She empowers others with writings. Debra is the NBCA Director of Publishing Administration for the Publishing Division of the Sunday School Publishing Board, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. ( In her role, she manages the content and media of this historic entity.

As ministry consultant at Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), Auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention, Berry’s encouragement in speaking engagements, including for the Sisters Who Care network, helped to launch a powerful sisterhood for African-American women throughout the US.

Debra also served as former Wing Chaplain of the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Birmingham, Alabama, is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, and the first African-American woman to serve as a chaplain in the US National Guard.

She served as the international program chair for the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) 16th Youth World Conference, Singapore, 2013. A BWA youth executive committee member, she also serves the BWA Commission on Human Rights Advocacy as a member.

Debra Berry graduated with honors from South Carolina State University with a BA in professional sociology. She is also a high honors graduate of The Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse School of Religion with a Mdiv in Christian education concentration.


 "RISE! With 20/20 Vision..... For Such A Time as This"


• Community Outreach {Mask Required}

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM EDT - Hope for the Inner City {Parking Lot}

1800 Roanoke Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37406


• Prayer/Unity Walking & Community Outreach

01:30 PM - 2:45 PM EDT - Greater Tucker Baptist Church

1115 N Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411

{Meet in Parking Lot-Weather permitting/no rain}

• Virtual Sisters Who Care Conference (females only)

Virtual Conference Kick-Off (via Zoom)

3:00 PM - approx. 5:15 PM PDT

5:00 PM - approx. 7:15 PM CDT

6:00 PM - approx. 8:15 PM EDT

Sister Moment by: Sis. Debra Berry

Racial Education and Reconciliation

Featuring Morgan Avery McCoy (M.A.M)

Actress, Author, Speaker, Educator, Writer

Play: Evolution of a Black Girl

from the Slave House to the White House

Virtual Conference (via Zoom)


(All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time)

9:10 AM  - 9:30 AM - Pre-conference

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Prayer and Worship

SATURDAY Continued

Morning Session

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM - Teen and Adult Breakout Session #1

Speaker: Sis. Linda Murray Bullard

Theme: Intentional Success

And the LORD answered me, and said "Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it" Habakkuk 2:2

Materials needed/suggested for our time together:

Posterboard, Magazines, Other images and text from artwork, old books, computer printouts, Scissors, Glue sticks, Paper and pen, sharpies, or other permanent markers

11:45 PM - 12:15 PM Break

Young Adult Spotlight & Christian Women Job Corps

National WMU Spotlight with Sis. Joye Smith

12:45-1:15 PM - Teen and Adult Breakout Session #2

Speaker: Sis. Debra Berry


(Ephesians 3:12-21)

1:15-2:00 PM- Panel Discussion / Sister Circle



2:30pm –4:30pm (Includes Q&A Session)

Missionary Sister Janice Upton

Missionary Sister Bertha Vaughns

Missionary Sister Carolyn Fountain

Teen Sessions 

Teen Sessions are now combined with adult sessions.

Young Adult Spotlight

Conference Registration Form


Phone Number*

Email Address*

Number of Attendees*


Dates Attending*

Breakout Sessions Coming soon!

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