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We are dedicated to empowering women to achieve their full economic potential by inspiring both women and men to become advocates, change makers and leaders in their community. We equip them with resources, opportunities and a global platform that facilitates networking, learning and sharing of experiences.

 

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Bishop Shirley Holloway


Bishop Shirley Holloway


 
 

 Bishop Shirley Holloway

 Bishop Holloway serves as the Senior Pastor of Kingdom Word and Worship Centers and is the Presiding Prelate of Mount Olive International Fellowship of Churches. She is also a member of the College of Bishops and The Kingdom Fellowship Churches under the Direction of Bishop Ralph L. Dennis; The Temple of Praise International College of Bishops under Bishop Glen A. Staples, Presiding Prelate; and The Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies, under Presiding Prelate Sherman S. Watkins. As a young child, she spent years in Church being taught the Word of God and invited Christ into her life at the age of nine. It was at this point that Bishop Holloway was saved and filled with the Spirit of God; the foundation for the courageous and life-altering work she began in one of the most crime-ridden areas of Washington, D.C.

 

From unpretentious beginnings since founding her non-profit organization, House of Help City of Hope, Bishop Holloway is now a developer, landlord, and executor of real estate acquisitions. In this capacity, she has revitalized a conglomerate of properties in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. House of Help City of Hope has been the driving force behind the inspiration and motivation of over 60,000 individuals – helping them to restore, establish, and strengthen themselves back to stable and respectable lives. House of Help City of Hope operates 7 days a week 24 hours a day offering target oriented programs. House of Help - addiction program (HOH); City of Hope - relapse prevention program (COH); Homeless Program (HOL); Homeless No More (HLNM) graduates of the HOL program; Survivors Program; and accepts the children of all program residents - Generation Curser Breakers (HOH - HOL - COH - HL- HLNM).  Bishop Holloway formed the “From Homeless to Home Ownership Program” (“FHTHO”) for any individual who maintains 5-plus years of abstaining from substance abuse, and who is responsible, accountable and can progress to the point of purchasing – and owning – their own home.  

 

In addition to her non-profit, Bishop Holloway is involved in other enterprises. She’s in the midst of writing her 2nd book, “30 Days of Proverbs & Nuggets” due in 2016, she’s heavily involved with Family Productions Inc. where the “Family” promotes various concerts and productions, and she and her daughter Deliliah are co-owners of Salon Anew in Temple Hills in addition to being CEO of Sexy Size Designs.

 

Bishop Holloway’s work through House of Help City of Hope has been featured in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The New York Post, and Afro-American News. She was honored by the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives under the George Bush administration for her selfless efforts in welfare reform; and has also been a recipient of the Washington Post Humanitarian Award. Bishop Holloway was recently appointed Ambassador-at-Large by the United Nations for her international work in Africa. The Caribbean African Faith Based Leadership Conference honored her with the International Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2015.  She earned her Chaplaincy and PhD in Philosophy from Canadian International Chaplaincy University (CICA); Bishop Holloway served on the Kingdom Fellowship Covenant Ministries College of Bishops, presiding Prelate: Bishop R. Dennis. She received the Martin Luther King, Jr. “Living the Dream” Award and has been the recipient of multiple outstanding service recognition resolutions from former Mayors of Washington, D.C. as she also served as a member of the Mayor’s Interfaith Council. Bishop Holloway has been featured extensively on CNN, CBN, Fox News, The 700 Club, The New York Times, C Span, Opportunity Lives with Deion Sanders, The Daily Drum, and The Steve Harvey Radio Segment: Take it To The Streets and hosts her own local weekly broadcasts, Legendary Teachings, and the Bishop Holloway Show.

Bishop Holloway is a native of the state of New York and a fourth generation Pastor. The mother of Delilah and Sherman, and the adopted mother of Jimmie and Jemecia. The Washington D.C. Metropolitan area has been blessed and fortunate to find a rare jewel in Bishop Shirley Holloway, whose tireless outreach efforts have re-directed the lives of an entire generation of men, women, and children.