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Apostle Charlezetta Nixon
By Cora Jackson-FossettSentinel Religion Editor
(Part 1 of a two-part series)Nine years ago, Apostle Charlezetta Nixon received a vision from the Lord while in the midst of interceding for others. God's instruction would lead her to establish Blessed Ministries to help people to mature and serve in the Body of Christ."Blessed Ministries is an interdenominational ministry focusing on intercessory prayer, deliverance and healing. Our mission is to bridge the gap between denominations by providing a 24-hour Prayer Line, Community Bible Study, Healing and Deliverance Services, and a variety of Bible-based seminars and conferences.
"We are not a church; it is our goal to fulfill Ephesians 4:12-13 by helping churches to equip the people," said Apostle Nixon, adding that the ministry is open to men, women, young adults and youth, regardless of religious affiliation or ethnicity.Maintaining a ministry such as this helps when one possesses a strong spiritual background like Apostle Nixon. In the African Methodist Episcopal Church, she serves as an Evangelist as well as the first lady of Ward A.M.E. Church, where she teams with her husband, Rev. Joseph C. Nixon, in building up the Kingdom of God.The encouragement of family and friends is another key to her success. She said, "It was my youngest daughter, Tiffani, who suggested the name, ‘Blessed Ministries,' as it would be a blessing to many.
"When I launched the ministry, I received guidance from my spiritual mother, Bishop Jackie Green, founder of JGM Enternational PrayerLife Institute and pastor of New Generation Christian Fellowship Church in Phoenix, AZ; and my spiritual father, Apostle Ivory Hopkins, founder and pastor of Pilgrim's Ministry of Deliverance in Georgetown, DE. Most of all, I have the love, support and guidance of my husband and pastor, Rev. Joseph Nixon."Also, Apostle Nixon attended the University of Phoenix and City University in Tacoma, Washington. She is currently enrolled at Wagner Leadership Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Ramah School of Prophetic Development in Phoenix, AZ. As for the future, Apostle Nixon and Blessed Ministries are preparing to present a free theatrical production entitled ‘Issues,' on October 8, at 2 p.m., at Ward A.M.E. Church, 1177 West 25th Street in Los Angeles. The play, written by Evangelist Patricia Rice and directed by Elder Herbert Rice, features cast members from local churches, the Praise Warriors of Ward A.M.E. and soloist Bridget Bozeman."This drama allows a release for the viewers as they witness the powerful struggles from crisis to Christ. The emotional journey of each woman portrayed is an exposé on the attacks the enemy uses to stifle women. But, I believe the Lord is preparing the Body of Christ for His Return and He wants all to be saved," said Apostle Nixon."We will offer salvation to those in attendance; therefore, it is our prayer and our hope that pastors are in attendance to receive the sheep," she said.For more information, visit www.blessedministriesusa.com.