Lady Kerri Tillett


The Women of Excellence is the foundation of the Women’s Ministry at Simon Temple A.M.E. Zion Church.

The ministry began in August of 2004 with a threefold purpose:

  1. Fostering unity,
  2. Promoting spiritual growth, and
  3. Building long-lasting, healthy relationships

The mission of the Women of Excellence (W.O.E.) is to reach women of all ages and from all walks of life with the goal of encouraging one another, while fostering a sense of sisterhood and accountability among the women of God.

This mission is accomplished by creating an atmosphere of oneness, acceptance and love, so that no woman leaves Simon Temple feeling alone or unloved.

Every woman who is a member of Simon Temple is a member of the W.O.E. and is encouraged to participate in all W.O.E. activities.  These activities, which include quarterly meetings and a yearly women’s retreat, are coordinated by The W.O.E. Planning Committee.

Additionally, all Simon Temple women are encouraged to participate in one or more of the ministry branches that have grown from the W.O.E. tree.  These branches provide opportunities to teach, learn, pray, fellowship, network, and love one another.


Sister Hermean Yeadon


Additional W.O.E. Ministries

Women Empowerment

Rev. Ida Bennett

Women Empowerment
Ministry Leader

Rev. Paula Young

Women Empowerment
Ministry Leader

Purpose: The WE ministry provides effective, motivative, and encouraging resources to enhance the spiritual connections with Christian women throughout the church.  The various sessions offered will stimulate like-minded women with related and common beliefs to engage with one another, build spiritual relationships and support for their commonalities. 

Upcoming W.O.E. Events

Women of Excellence Movie Screening

The Women of Excellence presents a Private Screening of “The Color Purple.” Tuesday, December 26 | 2:00pm AMC 14 Fayetteville, NC 4761 Lake Valley Dr. Tickets are on sale in […]

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AMC 14 Theater, 4761 Lake Valley Dr.
Fayetteville, NC 28303 United States
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Marriage Ministry

Bro. John and Sis. Sandra Henry

Our mission is to celebrate the sanctity of marriage by strengthening the bond between spouses and God by encouraging and providing helpful tools while fellowshipping with other Christian couples.

First Responders

Coordinator: Sis. Sheryl Lyons

The first responder empowerment ministry’s purpose is to help and support our members and visitors in need of medical assistance and encourage our members to live a healthy lifestyle as possible. No medical advice given but encouraged to maintain their health by visiting their physician regularly and knowing you’re own body’s numbers.

Wives of Empowerment

Sister Victoria Bogan

Wives of Empowerment Coordinator

Sister LaShawn McGrue

Wives of Empowerment Coordinator

Mission: To cultivate a Christ centered approach to marriage, through spiritual based teachings and fellowship with other wives.

This ministry meets twice a month via Zoom to study and discuss a specific book written to enhance marriages. It provides encouragement, support, and sisterhood for wives as they stand beside, support, and work with their husbands throughout this Christian journey. In addition, the ministry group meets in person (once per quarter) to enjoy brunch, dinner, or an activity together, at a local establishment. 

Day/Time:  Every other Saturday/10:00 am (EST)

Hashtags: Better Together; Iron Sharpens Iron

Daughters of Excellence


Dr. Vanessa Alford

Daughters of Excellence Director

Coordinators: Sis. Delores McLauchlin & Sis. Vanessa Alford

The Daughters of Excellence is designed to expose girls ages 9-18 to spiritual, cultural, educational, and social opportunities that will create a solid foundation for growth into spirit-led, well-rounded women.

These opportunities are provided through monthly teaching sessions, annual leadership institutes, formal balls, college visitations, community service projects, and so much more!

Get Involved!

Interested in becoming a part of the Women of Excellence ministries?

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Thank you for supporting the ministry of Simon Temple, and may God continue to bless you!