Thelma Wells, a prominent international speaker and author, a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. As a student at North Texas State University in Denton, Texas (now the University of North Texas), she was a member of the first group of girls to integrate the schoolâ€™s dormitories. She earned her Bachelorâ€™s degree there and eventually received a Masterâ€™s of Ministry from Masterâ€™s International School of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana. In 2002, she became the schoolâ€™s first African American female professor.
In 1980, Wells became the first African American woman in the South to organize her own international speaking and consulting corporation. Her natural talent for public speaking and storytelling attracted the attention of the Women of Faith Tour, and in 1996 she became the first African American core speaker for the organization. She has authored several books, including â€œGod Is Not Through With Me Yetâ€ and â€œWhat These Girls Knew â€“How Girls Back Then Talk To Us TODAYâ€. She serves as the president of The Daughters of Zion Leadership Mentoring Program, an organization she founded in 2000 (another first for an African American woman). Through this ministry, â€œMama T,â€ as she is affectionately called, has mentored over 100 spiritual daughters. Wells also received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Saint Thomas Christian College, Jacksonville, Florida in 2006. www.ThelmaWells.com
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