Rhoda, Open Up!


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About the author


Rev. Jacqueline Withers is an ordained Deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. She is an Associate Pastor at Peoples AME Zion Church in Carteret, NJ, currently serving under the pastor, Rev. Charles Washington.

She preaches regularly in her local church, as an invited speaker in other area churches and weekly for Day Start, a weekday conference call ministry created by Rev. Mack Brandon.

She is the mother of two children, Jonathan and Olivia, and grandmother of five. 

She has written skits and songs used for Vacation Bible School, Bible study and work-related projects, as well as newsletters and tracks for evangelism. 

She spends time volunteering for Garden State Episcopal CDC, a homeless advocacy agency in New Jersey. 

Her two favorite scriptures are:

Psalm 27:14 - I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Isaiah 38:17 -  Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to me soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.