Minister, Prayer Intercessor, and Youth Leader is a fourth generation, first female preacher of her family. She was introduced to the Christian experience under the leadership of her late grandfather, Bishop Robert L. Hawkins, Founder and Pastor Emeritus of the Redeemed Church of Christ, of whom she also obtained sixteen years of foundational and teaching instruction. In 1996, she joined Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church, under the leadership of Archbishop Alfred A. Owens and Co-Pastor Susie C. Owens, to further fine tune and equip herself as a strong leader. She served the body of Christ through the ministry of “Praise and Worship” and established the Youth Praise Team. Her singing gift was featured on three live recordings: “Renewed Strength” with Co-Pastor Veda McCoy, “A Worshipper’s Heart” with John Hart & the Ministry Chorale, and “High and Lifted Up” with HawKings Productions Music Ministry Choir. While she embraced her call to teach and preach the Word of God, her outreach ministry work has afforded her the opportunity to speak at “at-risk” teen centers, pregnant teen and young mothers facilities and various group homes. Her testimony of hardship, setbacks and many triumphs that God has seen her through, gives her a message of hope for his people. In October 2006, she started Hadassah Ministries – “The Transformation Project”,a mission for the misled, forgotten, left behind, rejected and hurting young woman…a vision to see these women pursue their dreams and find “life after”… In October 2013, she was blessed and affirmed to the office of an Evangelist.
Even though she has tried on countless occasions to escape the call of God on her life, she is an established TRUE believer, and is now determined after experiencing a “wilderness” season which has birthed a TRUE personal relationship with the Lord Jesus, no longer wavering from the task set before her.
Asia’s passion for the fashion and beauty industry also began at an early age. She has experience in hair, makeup, modeling, image and skin care/cosmetic industry through the years. While working in various beauty arenas, she decided to focus her passion towards the skin care and makeup industry. After training under some of the Industries Top Makeup Artists and Skin Technicians…she began working as a freelance artist, and decided to start her own business “NuSkin Skincare and Makeup Artistry”. She has done makeup for many projects which include, fashion shows, fundraiser events, weddings, proms and more. She has recently relocated to Atlanta, Ga., now pursing her certification as a Master Esthetician and currently working on a few new projects/classes to launch in 2015. Asia shares her life with her daughters, Brittany Faith and Brianna Monet.
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