MERCEDES ERVIN: About me
Mercedes Ervin was born to Elder Edgar Allen & Sis. Annette Allen, of Acts Full Gospel COGIC, in 1985. She was born and raised in Oakland, Ca. Prior to salvation, her Father lived a life filled with drugs, crime, and violence in Hunter’s Point in San Francisco, Ca. Thankfully he was introduced to the life changing ministry of Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland, CA. This experience changed his life, and redirected the lives of his family. Consequently, both her parents diligently raised her up in church, and in the fear of the Lord. As a child, growing up in the church there was one thing that was absolute truth for her. This truth was that everything, and everybody is created for a purpose, and God gives that purpose. Coming to this realization, allowed her to begin seeking God to discover what her purpose in life was, and why she was created. Therefore, at the age of 15 she completely gave her life to God. In doing so, she was able to see how God had a plan and purpose for her life.
My purpose can be summed up in the words the Apostle Paul uses to encourage Timothy, “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12
Currently, she is still experiencing and actively pursuing the purpose in which God has given her. In July of 2010 she be came a wife and married Minister Jadar Ervin at Acts Full Gospel Church. She has her B.S. in Psychology, and has 10+ years of experience in project, program, event, and facility management for the City of Oakland, Office of Parks and Recreation Department. She’s served in multiple outreach and youth ministries at Acts Full Gospel COGIC. She served as a Chaplain for the Alameda County Juvenile Hall Justice Center, and partnered with her husband as a ministry leader for of Evangelism Ministry.
I like to describe myself as a Godly Lifestyle Blogger writing my story of life and being a wife!- Mercedes Dominique
MERCEDES DOMINIQUE My Blog Journey
I’ve always had a passion for writing. It has been a tool I’ve used all my life to sort out my thoughts, lay out and weigh my decisions, chronicle my dreams, goals, prayers, and document my life lessons. I’ve kept journals from when I was a little girl and occasionally reflect on my journey so far. As I grew older, I realized that many of my written trials and triumphs not only helped me, but when shared, can help someone else. By God’s grace, I’ve been afforded many opportunities and platforms to impact the lives of others. Writing is not only a passion of mine, but I believe it’s the platform and place where my passion and purpose collide.
MERCEDES DOMINIQUE is a platform in which I personally want to connect, encourage, uplift, and empower other women to be who God called them to be, in what ever role or place in life you may currently find yourself.
I myself wear many hats:
- I’m first and foremost a Proverbs 31 Daughter of the King!
- I’m a Wife
- I’m a Mother
- A Sister & Friend
- A Motivational Speaker
- A Project | Event Manager
- A Virtual Assistant & Marketing Manager
- A Brand Consultant | Godly Lifestyle Blogger
- I possess many talents, some of which are still undeveloped and some undiscovered
As I share my life story I pray others are encouraged by my successes, and learn from my life lessons. I endeavor to always point towards the cross of Christ which is my compass and to the love of Christ which is my saving grace! I insist that all of my accomplishments are due to hard work, obedience, and faith in God’s plan for my life. Forsaking my own plans, I pray you join me on this journey as I trust in God completely, and hope to encourage others to do the same.
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CLIENTS | PROJECTS INCLUDE:
Acts Full Gospel COGIC, Outreach| Evangelism, http://www.afgcswat.com
City of Oakland Parks & Recreation, Sundays in the Redwoods Outdoor Concert Series http://www.sundaysintheredwoods.com
City of Oakland Parks & Recreation, Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, http://www.mcccatheater.com
City of Oakland Parks & Recreation, Green Tee Golf Tournament
Bling 1 Entertainment , www.bling1.com
The Destiny Muhammad Project, Facebook