Restoration Outreach Ministries
1905 W. Loop 281, Suite 34 | Longview, TX 75604
Elder Nakia M. Smith, Sr. Pastor
Wounded Healers Conference
Wounded Healers Conference 2023 Participants & Bio's
A native of the island of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Jasmin Sculark, better known as Dr. Jazz, is a globally recognized Pastor, Teacher, Author, Philanthropist, Businesswoman and Ministry Development Consultant.
She is the Lead Pastor of Victory Grace Center, located in Bowie, Maryland and President of Dr. Jazz Ministries. Her ministry and message reach out to benefit those in Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and throughout the United States.
Her philanthropist work reaches to cities throughout America, Trinidad and other Caribbean countries. Dr. Jazz is the President of S.H.I.N.E. CDC (Sharing Hope in Negative Experiences). Shine CDC seeks to provide mentorship to young girls and boys in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia areas. SHINE CDC is building communities through innovative pathways to connect, educate, and support the future of their overall well-being.
Another component of SHINE CDC is Jazz on the Fairway, an annual golf tournament, that provides scholarships to students all over the USA, totaling over $15,000. SHINE CDC also created the Pack the Backpack program, which makes a difference in the lives of children by providing nutritional food to those who cannot afford a healthy meal.
Dr. Jazz is founder of FinallyMe4Real Women Conferences which offer a venue for women to learn and be empowered by insightful and diverse speakers and panelists. The goal during these conferences is to orchestrate positive outcomes for personal and business successes for women in charting their own futures.
Dr. Jazz is an author of three (3) books: Dancing with Broken Bones-A Guide to Life’s
Challenges, Finally Me From Pieces to Peace and Bold Moves. Dr. Jazz is an avid golfer, an amazing dancer and fun loving. Recently, she was asked to play herself on the television show, Marrying Millions.
Dr. Jazz has preached around the globe. She has spoken on major platforms such as T.D. Jakes’ Woman Thou Art Loose Conferences and Megafest. Often, Dr. Jazz is invited to do the Interfaith Prayer for government events on behalf of Angela Alsobrooks, County Executive for Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Dr. Jazz is humbled by the call that God has placed on her life and is passionate about her purpose, which is to encourage, educate, equip and empower the world through the spoken and written word.
She is indeed a woman, who has been called for such a time as this!
Dr. Ruby Holland is a native Texan, lovingly dedicated to her primary call as the mother of two daughters and loving grandparent. She has served in full-time ministry for more than forty years. She has been privileged to share her ministry gifts with thousands of people on five continents, including Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. Dr. Holland founded Ruby Holland Ministries, Inc. (1999); a global preaching, teaching, and community care outreach ministry. In 2015, Dr. Holland became compelled by the Holy Ghost to become the Founder and Pastor of The Accomplishing Word Ministries (AWM).Her objective is to touch the world with the transforming power of God’s love, humbly yielding to the impenetrable charge to reach the lost, and to minister life and hope to His people with a prayerful and Christ-centered heart.
Dr. Holland is indeed an “elect lady” of the Gospel, a rare jewel, fashioned by the Master’s touch, with an unusual gift to communicate the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ms. Gale Johnson attended Prairie View A&M University and graduated from Jarvis Christian College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education & Special Education. . Ms. Johnson currently works for the Longview Independent School District. She serves as the Behavior Specialist for LISD Elementary School District. She teaches the most AT-Risk elementary students in Longview ISD. These students have been added from the 7 elementary campuses in Longview ISD because their behavior has become a threat to them self and others. These students have been diagnosed by a psychiatrist as having either Mental Illness or Emotional Disturbance. Ms.Johnson supervises other behavioral educators, as well as teaches in a therapeutic environment, which enables the children to close the gaps in their learning while addressing the behavioral needs in the child, as well as the family. Ms. Johnson is involved in many organizations in the city of Longview and has been inducted as a board member to many boards in the East Texas Area... Ms. Johnson was the first educator chosen for the Prestigious (Star Over Longview Award) by the board of Regional Hospital. Ms. Johnson has been presented with many awards for her involvement in city and community advancement projects. In 2016, Ms. Johnson was presented with the Power of Prayer Award. In 2017, she was presented with Star Over Longview. 2018, she was presented with Woman of the Year Award. IN 2020, Ms. Johnson was presented with the Royal Ruby Award by The International Christian Women’s Auxiliary, Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. Ms. Johnson served as Vice-President of the Texas State Council for 2 terms and is now the current president of the Texas State Council Women’s Auxiliary, Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. Ms. Johnson was brought into the Texas State Council as Pastor of The Movement In The June 2022 Council. The Movement takes Pastor Johnson all over the country setting up hubs, and winning souls. Pastor Gale Johnson has been traveling Nationally, as well as Internationally preaching and teaching the Word of GOD. Pastor Johnson has appeared on numerous television programs. She has a thriving and growing social media presence. Pastor Johnson has a thriving mentoring program for young ladies and women. Pastor Johnson will be preaching in Israel for the Holy Land Tour which will be aired on TBN in July.
Elder Smith is the Sr. Pastor and Founder of Restoration Outreach Ministries of Longview, TX and initiator of Nakia Smith Ministries.
Elder Smith previously served as an itinerant pastor in the East Texas Region of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church before launching out and establishing R.O.M. After 16 years of pastoral experience, he has worn many hats throughout the life of his ministry, such as serving as the East Texas Region Director of the Board of Evangelism for 10 years, which exemplifies his passion for outreach…which can be seen in the naming of the now present ministry. Other than the on the job training he received in his years of pastorship, Elder Smith also has his degree in Business from Ashford University of Clinton, Iowa.
Elder Smith has been married to his lovely wife Lady Regina Smith for 23 years and their lives are founded on two things, which are faith and family. Their faith of course lies with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who has brought them through many adverse situations and circumstances. Excluding Jesus, their joy is found within their children, Deyanta, Jordan, and Caleb. Not to be overlooked, in June of 2013, that joy expanded even the more when they took on the responsibility of raising three of their nephews, due to extenuating circumstances in their family, Trevor, Jasyiah, and Drake. It goes without saying; this dynamic duo has not missed a beat and continuously exemplifies what family is and ought to be.
In the words of Elder Smith, if he had to summarize what ministry means to him…he could be quoted using these words: “Ministry is a gift from God that I value to the utmost. It is nothing that can be obtained by reading a book, but it is something that must be experienced. The pure fact of the matter is ministry is my life and my life belongs to God, so therefore, so does my ministry.”