Bishop Robert Douglas, Dr. Paulette Douglas, Evangelist Rachelle Benson, Lady Patricia Sanders and Elder Robert Sanders Sr.
Fifteen women received the 2011 Women of the Word Awards at the banquet sponsored by Jacob's Ladder Community Fellowship Church on May 21, at the Proud Bird Restaurant in Los Angeles. The W.O.W. Awards recognize women who exemplify Christ in their lives and through service to the community.
Suffragan Bishop Robert T. Douglas, pastor of Jacob's Ladder, and Dr. Paulette Douglas, first lady and director of the Women's Ministry, hosted the event. The banquet theme was ‘Growing in Grace and Knowledge' taken from II Peter 3:18.
Evangelist Rachelle Benson, one of the honorees, was the keynote speaker and Dr. Kathleen Norman gave an exhortation. Also, special performances were provided by Amber Daughtry, a 14 year old violinist and the Jacob's Ladder Drama Ministry.
The honorees included First Lady Wilma Johnson of Fresno, First Lady Delores Hall of San Diego, and First Lady Patricia Sanders and First Lady Sheila Johnson, both of Washington, DC.
Other honorees were Pastor Rosie Robinson, Pastor Michelle Beal, Minister Sondral Kelley, Minister Rachelle Guillory, Mother Elizabeth Martin, Sister Ernestine Ford, Sister Shavonn Springfield, Sister Rosalind Thornton, and Sister Brenda Marsh-Mitchell of the L.A. Sentinel.
Jacob's Ladder is located at 1152 East Hyde Park Boulevard in Inglewood. The church office can be reached at (323) 789-6145 or (213) 407-5383.