Sabriena Williams developed the gift of creative writing at the early age of 12, when she inscribed her daily thoughts in a diary. Today her passion for writing has led to the publication of five powerful books with five others awaiting debut. Sabriena is a native of Gainesville, FL. She is the Founder Queen Vision Ministries, which she rebranded in 2014. She received her A.A. Degree in general studies from Edwards Waters College in Jacksonville, FL, then proceeded to Bethune Cookman University, In Daytona Beach, FL, it was there that she obtained her B.S. degree in Psychology. She later pursued her M.S. in Mental Health counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL.
Sabriena is the proud mother of two wonderful young adults: Ja’kya Romea, 23, and Je’rod Harvey 20. She is an astounding author of five power packed books: An Inspirational Touch: Embracing the Touch from God, which was released in (2006) Christian fiction “Wait on the Lord, I say Wait (spring 2010) The Chocolate Drip (2012) “ Living the Word, Straight With NO Chaser : The 30 day Challenge (2013) and Royal words of Encouragement (2014) . She will be releasing her 6th book in 2015 titled . Are You a D.I.V.A. ? ( A Devoted, Inspired, Vessel , Anointed to Serve God )
Sabriena was the Founder and Visionary Of Total Vision Ministries which was founded in 2004. She has since rebranded her ministry to Queen Vision Ministries in 2014 . Queen Vision Ministries is a ministry designed to help women , young girls and royal women of wisdom; strengthen their relationship with God and pursue their ordained purpose.
The Ministries Motto is : A visionary who knows her King is . A Ministry that serves with Royalty and Excellence . 1 Peter 2:9-10.
She hopes to use her God given talents and gifts to spread the word of God through ministry, via outreach projects book writings/signings, speaking engagements and personal interaction to help heal a wounded world one soul at a time. Sabriena is known as a Preacher, Teacher , Prophetess, Spiritual Life Coach and Author, but the one title she holds dear is “servant.”
SM: What was your inspiration for starting your ministry?
SW: The inspiration of me starting my ministry came about in a season in my life when I was broken, lost and confused after a divorce and really needed direction in where I would go as a single mother of two. I had been with my husband since the age of 13, and now I was 31 and feeling like I had lost my best friend, my lover and the father of my children. Through my struggle with depression, I was seeking God on a whole new level. I needed to understand WHOSE I was in God, aside from being who I was in my marriage. As a result of my brokenness, hurt and loneliness, I was able to gain enough strength to be healed by God. I realized that if God could heal me out of my destitute state that he could also heal other women. So I asked him to give me a platform to share my testimony and he birthed a ministry right there in my living room. It started out with monthly Bible studies with other women and we began to share our experiences and differences and as a result Total Vision Ministries was birthed in 2004. In 2014 God allowed me to Rebrand the Ministry and it is now known as Queen Vision Ministries.
SM: Who has inspired you throughout your path? How did you know you were called to the ministry?
SW: I have had many influential women throughout my journey to encourage me. Dr. Marie Herring of Daysprings M.B.Church in Gainesville, Florida was my strength. As I went through my divorce she encouraged me that I could make it and showed me what true sisterhood was about . There was also my God Mother Clinnie Price who was a great pioneer for Christ. She taught me about faith the hard way. She would never give me any earthly advice but always told me to lean and depend on Jesus no matter how the situation looked in the natural. My Grandmother Eula Belle Ford was my silent rock. Although she never said much I know she loved me and supported every endeavor I encountered.
I know I was called into the ministry because ministering to others came really easy to me . People would always seek me out for prayer, counsel and enjoyed the way I delivered a sermon or Bible study. It wasn’t until November 2009 that I truly understood my calling. It was Apostle Sheldon McCray of New Birth Sounds of Thunder Ministries in Greensboro, NC that woke up the Pastoral and Prophetic calling I had over my life. He ordained me and I have been going forth ever since.
SM: Who were some of your inspirations, looking back on when you began? How profound were your visions when you first started? Have you deviated or expanded on your visions? In terms of progression, have you exceeded in expectations?
SW:Some of the people that inspired me where many of the women in my prayer and Bible study groups. These women came from all religious and ethnic backgorunds and we supported each other. We gained strength and support from one another knowing that regardless of what our situation was at the time that we all had a Father that was concerned about us.
When I first started the ministry my primary focus was to give women an outlet to talk and share about the things that they couldn’t share in a traditional church setting. The focus has changed greatly. The focus is now to help women grasp and maintain a meaningful relationship with God while walking in their ordained purpose. I am very keen on supporting women by way of conferences, workshops, book talks, speaking engagements, spiritual life coaching and much much more. My ministry has expanded to a radio show that I host each week and monthly events in my community and surrounding areas.
SM: Were some of your books based on any of your life experiences? How well can you identify with any of the characters in you novels?
SW: My book An Inspirational Touch is about some of the things I experienced in life from childhood up until early adulthood. I shared some of the pitfalls I went through and how God delivered me from them. The one Christian fiction novel I wrote “Wait on the Lord”, I say Wait is about a young woman name Shavon Washington. She was waiting for her ordained husband in the midst of other things going on around her and all she could hear is God saying, wait. Shavon had the PERFECT job, family, house, car, friendship and etc, but all she felt she was missing was her Boaz. Shavon took matters into her own hands and logged onto a Christian website………… I will not tell too much. You too must Wait!
This book was personal for me because out of loneliness, 5 years after my divorce I decided to remarry and God had not said for me to do so. The marriage only lasted 6 months and it was a real eye opener to me because it made me face the fact that I was filling a void out of not feeling complete in HIM. This book was birthed out of God teaching me obedience and showing me how waiting can pay off if it is done his way . I know this book can and will help others.
SM: What are some other goals that you would like to accomplish, with your ministry? Who exactly are you trying to reach?
SW: I would like to see my ministry reach international territories. I would like to take my Kingdom Assignment Tour all across the United States and Abroad teaching women and young girls about their Royal inheritance in HIM. Teaching them that they are Royalty in the eyesight of God. Teaching them that they do NOT have to settle for Peasant living . Teaching them that they are valuable and jewels in the eyesight of Christ. My ultimate goal is to work in the ministry fulltime and work for Christ 24/7 outside the secular.
SM: Have you collaborated on any other projects?
SW: I have worked with several different churches and other ministries in the Gainesville and surrounding areas. Quarterly I provide empowerment workshop for Pace Center of Girls in Alachua county. Each November my ministry sponsor’s homeless women and children at the Arbor House. A house for homeless women and children. Each September we sponsor a “Back To School”, school supply drive for at risk girls.
SM: Any current or projects in the near future?
SW: January 10th, 2015 I will be hosting a Tea, Tasting and Tiara’s social event where Miss 2015, newly crowned Florida Gator Ms. Kierra Janay will be our surprise guest. On Feb 7th, 2015 we will have our annual Women in Unity night out event and in March 20th and 21st we will celebrate our 3rd Annual Queen in You Conference here in Gainesville, Fl.
SM: Any last remarks?
SW: I would like to share with all my Queen Sisters that they should always Act like a Christian, and Think like a Queen! There is a Queen on the inside of you so let her Reign in your mind, body and soul.
SM: Contact info?
QueenVision Sabriena Williams – Facebook
Titles of all 5 books
An Inspirational Touch 2006
Wait on the Lord, I say Wait 2008
The Chocolate Drip 2012
Living the word, Straight NO chaser: The 30 Day Challenge2013
A Royal Word of Encouragement 2014
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