CEO, Psalmist, Civil Rights Activist, and Prophetess are just a few names that describe Dr. Jessica Wilson. The mother of three has accomplishments that supersede her young age of 34 which include being founder of the trailblazing Theta Phi Sigma Christian Sorority, Inc.
Raised in the church, the young successful mother says she knew at an early age that God had a special calling on her life.
“God choose me for the work by birth. I began singing in the church at 5 years old and I was directing choirs and leading devotion by age 14. God exposed me to praise and worship at 19 years old and then he thrusted me to start leading. Doors began to open for me as a psalmist where I have ministered for Rod Parsley Ministries, Bill Winston Ministries, Full Gospel ministries just to name a few,” said Dr. Wilson.
And while she admits Christ was never far from her, she recalls a pivotal time in her life when she almost succumbed to peer pressure,
“Although I had been in church all of my life it wasn’t until my college experience that my life took a pivotal turn. I knew this in high school that I wanted a closer relationship with God but the peer pressure of trying to fit in made it very difficult. In college, I wanted the college life…freedom and parties! I started clubbing and slipping further down a path of sin. When I came to myself broken like the prodigal son, I found myself at the altar repenting! I laid on the altar and God began to purge me and he brought me back to himself through the power of his blood and through his grace and mercy towards me. It was at the moment I began to run for God harder than ever,” she said.
He loved me when I felt unlovable. He healed me, took me deeper into his word, shared revelations with me through dreams and visions, and God encounters through powerful worship. The more I started to seek the Lord, the more he began to reveal himself to me. I would take nothing for my journey now. ~ Dr. Jessica Wilson, CEO/Founder Theta Phi Sigma Christian Sorority, Inc.
Exposed to civil rights as a young girl, activism has become a staple in her platform.
“Civil Rights is majorly important to me. I have been studying civil rights leaders since I was a young girl. I had the opportunity to sing at the 16th Street Baptist Church (where the little girls died in the bombing) when I was in high school, and meet Rosa Parks when I attended Alabama State University. While in college I got to hear Coretta Scott King speak and as a theater major I was an extra in the Rosa Parks movie starring Angela Bassett and Cicely Tyson. All of these moments where life changing for me,” said the young CEO.
I always wanted to make a difference and be a catalyst for change.
Founded by Dr. Wilson in 2009, Theta Phi Sigma Christian Sorority, Inc is becoming one of the fastest growing organizations in the Christian/Greek movement. This may largely be due to the approach the sorority has in dealing with broken women.
“We are imperfect vessels being used by a perfect God. God gave me this organization to Kingdom build throughout the world in a new innovative way. We touch lives through community service and God also touches those within the organization because we are growing in Christ together (iron sharpens iron). I have had women that were hurt from church hurt, from rape and/or molestation, those suffering from depression and/or suicide, abusive relationships and/or marriages and I’ve seen God bring deliverance and healing through the prophetic anointing upon Theta,” she added.
And while her ministry is admittedly important to her, she says sometimes it’s difficult to be the one always looked to for encouragement.
“It definitely can get hard, but to whom much is given much is required. There are times as leaders we can get discouraged because we are going though personally and it’s hard to encourage others when you feel like you could used encouragement yourself. However as leaders, sometimes God will require us to be transparent and say that you are facing something however your trust is in God and you know that he is going to bring you through,” said Wilson.
She Makes This Look Easy
Ministry and motherhood go hand in hand for the mother of three. But a typical week for the Founder is anything but.
“A typical week for me is rising early in the morning to tend to my children and get them prepared for school. Once I take them to school my work day begins at 8 am. My laptop is in hand and I have to correspond with women all over the world. I have leaders within my organization and many have to run things by me for approval whether it be approving new vendors, marketing and promotional materials, updating policies and procedures, releasing memorandums, and being on call ministry wise for those that need to call me for prayer etc. I often have training’s and conference calls with different chapters and they can last until 8 pm,” she said.
A budding recording artist, she is currently working on a project that she hopes will inspire all women no matter where they are from and are in life.
“I am working on some worship and I am also working on life music. I want to be able to put my life experience in music so people can feel the pain I endured as well as his healing power. I love neo soul beats, R&B flavor and uplifting lyrics. It will be Kingdom music. I’m excited about it. I’ve grown a lot as an artist and honestly a lot as a woman. I want my music to reflect who I have developed into so that women everywhere regardless of where they are from can relate to my music.”
And how does she handle the doubters and the haters?
“Honestly I don’t have to handle them because God does. He keeps preparing the table for me in the presence of my enemies. So while God fixes the table your haters will get quiet because they see your table full of God’s blessings. He will shut the mouths of naysayers by proving them to be liars. Many times people like to say they know you after they see the manifestation of your vision. When you had nothing but a dream and you shared it with them, they laughed.”
Haters are non-factors and God will use them to launch you further into your destiny.
There is no doubt that she is a young, talented and anointed woman of God. Stay tuned for a lot more from this rising CEO and Gospel artist.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall dwell under the shadow of the Almighty. If we continue to dwell in the secret place of our God, nothing will be able to harm us. No wiles of the devil, no demonic alliance, no demonic oppression or oppression, no fiery dart, or demonic attack will prosper because we are covered. He is our refuge and it’s in him that we will find our solace and safety. We have to remember who we serve, the very creator of the universe, the power that rose Jesus from the dead lives on the inside of us. We have to lean on Him and trust him knowing that God is in control of our lives. I lean on this chapter for strength and I pray that it will be a strength to all of you! I’m staying in the secret place of the most high. ~ Dr. Jessica Wilson, CEO/Founder Theta Phi Sigma Christian Sorority, Inc.