Welcome to the Florida Women's Ministries Retreat Webpage!
We are excited to keep you informed about the retreat and all that takes place, even before the wonderful weekend! Come back often as we give details about the retreat, introduce our guests and start the journey to the retreat with you!
Our upcoming Florida Women's Ministries Retreat is April 19-21, 2013
at the Rosen Centre Hotel in beautiful Orlando!
Our Guests include:
Colonel Heidi Bailey
Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries
Colonel Heidi Bailey has been a
Salvation Army Officer for over 30 years, and since September of 2012, has been
serving as Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries at USA Southern
Territorial Headquarters in Atlanta. She
is a third generation Salvationist, and daughter of faithful Salvation Army
Soldier parents Jim & Toni Chandler, of the Westport Temple Corps, Kansas
1978, Heidi married Brad Bailey and in 1980, they entered The Salvation Army
College for Officers' Training in Chicago.
Following their Commissioning in 1982, and 2 inner city corps
appointments in the Central Territory, the Baileys began their overseas service
in the South America West Territory in 1988, together with their 2 daughters
Danielle (6) and Lindsey (4).
their 13 years of service in South America, the Bailey's served as Corps
Officers, Territorial Youth Secretaries and Divisional Commanders for the
Central Division in Santiago, Chile.
returning to the USA Central Territory, the Bailey's served 4 years as Corps
Officers of the vibrant Oakbrook Terrace Corps in Chicago, during which time 23
people entered full time service as Officers and Lieutenants in the ranks of
The Salvation Army. In addition, they
served 3 years as Command Leaders of Spain, and then returned to South America
West Territory as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary of Women's
Ministries. Before moving to THQ in 2012,
Heidi was an Under Secretary in the Americas and Caribbean Zone at IHQ, and since
August of 2010, served as the International Haiti Earthquake Response Director.
Brad and Heidi have been married for 35 years, and have two daughters living in
Chicago. Their first daughter, Danielle
Rowland, together with her husband Jeremy and Micah, is a second grade school
teacher in Elmhurst. Their second daughter, Lindsey, is a social worker and
outreach worker for "Stop It", The Salvation Army's anti-human trafficking ministry
Heidi enjoys traveling,
learning about new cultures, reading, walking, languages, music, and a good cup
of coffee with friends.
Radio Host, Speaker & certified Life Coach
Through the power of media and personal interaction Jennifer
Keitt invokes change and improvement in lives through her motivational speaking
and teaching ministry. Motivational
Speaker, Author, Ordained Minister and Leader, Jennifer has the unique ability
to challenge individuals on a spiritual level with real-life application in
ways they have never experienced before.
Knowing from an early age that media would be the vehicle
through which her mark would be made, Jennifer earned her Broadcast Journalism
degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and immediately found a
love for feature reporting which inspired her and broadcast veteran husband,
Tony, to launch their very own communications and media consulting company, TJ
Communications, Inc. Today, TJ
Communications provides consultations to radio stations, programming as well as
professional media coaching. TJ
Communications also produces print media - specifically Zakar Magazine – The
Life Coaching Magazine for Real Women which features Bible-based articles by
Jennifer Keitt and a host of other professional Christian women highlighting
areas and issues affecting believers on a daily basis.
Jennifer is founder and host of nationally syndicated Today’s
Black Woman Radio Show which reaches over a million radio listeners countrywide
including Sirius/XM Satellite radio. For
nearly two decades Today’s Black Woman Radio Show has dealt with an array of
topics including motherhood, relationships, financial success, and self-esteem
to name a few. In December of 2011,
Keitt launched a new talk show, The Jennifer Keitt Show, which airs on KISS
104FM Radio Station in Atlanta every Sunday from 7- 8 pm.
Adding to her God-given abilities to encourage and inspire both
men and women with her words, Jennifer is a Certified Professional Coach, Human
Behavior Consultant, as well as an Ordained and Licensed Minister and Chaplain.
She is finishing a Master Of Arts Degree in Practical Theology with a
concentration in Church & Ministry degree from Regent University and has
completed coursework on Pastoral Care for Women from Western Seminary. She has also
authored a book entitled “The Power of Being a Real Woman”.
Utilizing these tools, Jennifer is realizing her vision of
the JK Life Institute which will be a state of the art retreat-like facility
that will house practical, relevant courses on the seven core areas of life
that are at the foundation of all that she teaches. The JK Women’s Empowerment Institute
will promise to complement such education with an institute of higher
Jennifer is driven and motivated to inspire people and she
does so with such a Christ-like passion and energy that is unmatched by anyone
you have ever heard. Her true passion
for maturing the people of God is evident in every thoughtful word she
speaks. She is real and relevant and
stirs up the power and spiritual gifts that God has given us all to benefit His
kingdom. Jennifer finds joy in inspiring
children of God to maximize their potential in Him. She will challenge the mind, help you
overcome your fear and push you to fulfill God’s purpose within you – in a
style that is uniquely her own. She
often says what motivates her to do what she does is being excited about the
day she will hear the words “Well done, thy good and faithful servant.”
Jennifer is a devoted wife of over 26 years to Tony Keitt
and proud mother of four children, Morgan, Naomi, Caleb and Samantha.
Recording Artist and Song Writer
Lindsay McCaul has always been keenly aware of words and their value.
From her teen years pouring over the lyrics of her favorite Christian
music to her college days majoring in linguistics at Moody Bible
Institute to the vibrant, insightful songs she's penned for her Reunion
Records debut, If It Leads Me Back, McCaul knows the power of words.
has an artist wielded that power with more thoughtful precision.
Blessed with a caring heart and a deep intellect, McCaul has a gift for
writing songs that strengthen and encourage by reminding us of God's
grace and faithfulness. "I don't technically use my translation degree
skills," says McCaul, who earned her degree in applied linguistics
intending to translate the Bible, "but music is another way of
translating the Bible into our lives. The stories and the truths in the
Word can be applied in a different way into people's hearts."
in Abilene, Texas, McCaul moved to Florida when she was nine and lived
so close to the Space Center that she remembers hearing the Shuttle
rattle her windows when it launched. She has a twin sister and recalls
her family listening primarily to oldies music, but that wasn't her
passion. "I would lay awake at night when we were supposed to be asleep,
and I would turn on my radio and listen to Christian music," she
recalls. "I thought ‘this is amazing!' I remember one time my mom came
in and they had just played Mark Schultz's ‘He's My Son.' It was the
first time I'd ever heard it and I was sitting in my bed bawling. I was
so moved and overwhelmed by this music. I can't tell you how much
Christian music has impacted my life. I truly would not be the person I
am or where I am without the way the Lord has impacted my life through
McCaul was drawn to music as a form of
self-expression and began writing songs at an early age. "I started
writing when I was 11 or 12," she says. "I would write what I was
thinking about or processing or about how the Lord was revealing himself
to me. At a young age, the Lord let me do that. Writing songs was my
way of figuring out ‘what does God say about this in His word?' and
‘what is He saying about this to me?' or ‘what is He doing in people's
lives that I am close with?'"
Songwriting became the filter
through which McCaul explored her relationship with God and expressed
what He was revealing to her. She continued to write after she moved to
Chicago to attend Moody Bible Institute. Initially, she had no intention
of sharing her compositions with the world, so she was surprised when
the girl who was vacating her post as worship leader suggested Lindsay
take her place. "She said, ‘hey, have you ever thought about leading
worship?' and I was like ‘no, no, I really don't play in front of
people,'" McCaul recalls the panic she felt. "She said ‘I've already
signed you up for two weeks from now, so start practicing!'"
above Lindsay's protests, she began leading worship at Moody and as she
flourished in the role, God began speaking her calling clearly to her
and, while still in college, opened the doors for her to begin leading
worship at Chicago's Harvest Bible Chapel, a 14,000-‐member church. Her
original songs became favorites with the congregation and began to
attract notice outside the church. McCaul's music came to the attention
of industry titans Mark Hall, frontman for Christian music's
best-‐selling band Casting Crowns, who invited her on tour this fall;
and Jason Ingram, five-‐time SESAC Christian Songwriter of the Year and
winner of the Gospel Music Association's 2010 Producer of the Year, who
helped McCaul craft If It Leads Me Back. The resulting collection
showcases McCaul's warm, expressive vocals and compelling songs.
to share her most personal struggles in song, McCaul penned the
poignant ballad "Let Go" about dealing with an eating disorder, and
seeing a friend in college wrestling with the same issue. "I really feel
like Satan was trying to get a hold of me, keep me from fully giving my
life to the Lord," she says. "It's a control thing. You want to control
an area in your life. The Lord had to really break me of that and show
me He's in control of my life."
McCaul admits the healing didn't
happen overnight and her experience left her with a burden for young
girls and what they face in today's society. "It took years for the Lord
to get that deep and let the Word wash over me and scrub off the
influence of the world," she says. "The Lord showed me that the root of
all of that for me was that I was so desperate for people's approval. I
can see that back in high school. I can see that back in college, even
getting into the music industry. You can't please all the people all the
time. You can't even please most of the people all the time and why
would you even want to? The world says it matters who you look like, but
what matters is what the Lord says about us and that is the only thing
that lasts -‐ who we are in Him and the identity that we have in
Though McCaul isn't translating the Bible into other
languages as she planned while earning her degree, she's come to realize
that she is still a translator of sorts and songs are her vehicle for
conveying God's truth. "I can't believe that I get to still translate in
a different way," McCaul says with a smile. "In listening to these
songs, I hope people take away a sense that God pursues us and longs for
fellowship with us. He loves us and wants to be close to us and I think
that's something that God has graciously showed me over my 26 years on
earth. The Lord has pursued me, even when I'm unlovable and don't want
to be pursued, He still does it. I think that's the biggest theme...I
hope it's encouraging."