Elder Yolanda Townsend, Visionary and Founder

Elder Townsend is the eldest of three children. She was born to the late Bro. John W. Sanders Jr. and Sis. Velvet Sanders of Anderson, SC. She grew up in the public schools system of Anderson, SC. She attended Benedict College in Columbia, SC for Business Management. She later transferred to Greenville Technical College and received Dr. Brister's Minority Leadership Scholars Award for her 3.0 GPA in April 2005. Elder Townsend will be enrolling in Trinity Graduate School of Apologetics & Theology.

Elder Townsend accepted her call to ministry on December 29, 1999. She sat under the tutelage of Bishop Terry McCaskill Sr. while serving at Mt. Sinai World Outreach Ministry. She was ordained as an Elder in the Lord's church on November 12, 2010. Elder Townsend served as the assistant to the Bishop at the Greenville location. She has worked on the singles, sisterhood, Life after death, Aids/HIV, golden men & women, youth and prison outreach ministries within the church.

Elder Townsend currently serves as the Director of Spiritual Innovation and assistant pastor under Pastor James Perry Jr. of Empowerment Worship Center. She has traveled abroad Preaching, teaching, singing, and worshipping the name of the Lord throughout the upstate. She served as the President for parents of Share Early Head Start and on the board of SIC (Student Improvement Council) at Gateway Elementary. She is also one of many women to have been inducted into the hall of Professional Women. She considers it a blessing to lift up the name of God with her voice. She has sung on the Ambassador Choir and TMC ensemble at Mt. Sinai World Outreach. She was a lead alto with Dell Barkley and the Carolina Mass Choir.

She loves to lift up the name of the Lord through prayer, praise, and worship. Elder Townsend has been blessed to renew her wedding vows on July 14, 2011 and on July 17, 2014 to her wonderful friend, lover, and companion, Deacon Christopher L. Townsend Sr. They have been blessed with two children, Christian Tisaiah and Crystal Tania Townsend. God has placed a mandate upon them to open their home to adopt and foster children of the upstate.

She has accepted her call to go higher in God with the ministry she founded: DIVAS 4 Christ Ministries: Divinely Inspired Victorious Anointed Sisters!!! She believes that God wants us to be the Diva HE called us to be, inside and out! Our mission is to "Empower Women, One Sister at A Time!" Her favorite scripture is that of Luke 1:28, "Rejoice highly favored one, the LORD is with you; blessed are you among women!" She has a passion to see all mankind, all walks of life, come together and be filled with the anointing as that of the day of Pentecost. Upon building the foundation of the ministry, D. I. V. A. S. 4 Christ Ministries had their first annual Pink Pajama Party on Saturday February 26, 2011. The purpose is to bridge the gap from the now generation with the next and to help break every generational curse from our mothers and daughters.

Through the blessings and wide-spread testimonies Elder Townsend was honored to appear on WATC TV 57 Atlanta Live Show on June 4, 2014, February 20, 2015, and has made several guest appearances on the SB Barber Morning Radio Show! A national radio show that airs in many states. On October 11, 2014; Elder Townsend was presented with a Pastor of the Year award as one of the honorees for her active role within the community among other outstanding Pastors by M. A. D. Music LLC. Elder Townsend currently serves as Co Overseer of M. A. D. Music LLC. Elder Townsend and her anointed husband both are extremely grateful to be among such esteemed couples to appear in Simple Elevate Magazine and made the cover story of Saved and Sanctified Couples: Keep the Love Flowing in Holy Matrimony February issue which has been seen on every inhabited continent on earth! All together including 38 U. S. states, 65 countries, 580 cities around the world! Elder has also appeared on the cover of edition 4 volume of The Professional Pastors Magazine. The Townsend family are featured on the cover of Momentum eZine for the winter 2016 issue. She will go above and beyond the call to reach those who are lost, help bring joy where there is no peace, unity within the family & marriage, and freedom to lift up our Lord Jesus Christ through her ministry.

Aside from her personal ministry, she also has a keen insight for style and creativity. With those two gifts, she founded, DIVA's Delectable Delights, an event planning business for all your event needs. Her motto is, "Our Sweets are your Delectable Treats." We specialize in, but not limited to, custom candy stations, weddings, receptions, church events, and so much more.

She considers it an honor to be hand-picked by God to be used for His glory! She will do what's right and what's BEST for the kingdom! She has a heart and passion for all to come to know Christ. Once in her presence, her desire is that you see more of "Christ and less of me" by the life she lives, the relationship with her family, and the amazing love she has for her husband! She believes that she walks in the favor of God!