Rev. Clara Stephens M.Div. MA (Chaplain, Speaker, Author) was born again at the age of eight years and had lived an exemplary life of abstinence before marriage. Clara has celebrated over twenty five years of marriage and has been empowered by the Holy Spirit to live her life in the reverential fear of God.
Clara is the founder and executive director of Women for Christ International Foundation, Inc., a charitable nonprofit organization with headquarters in Gainesville, Georgia. She is an accomplished author of two books titled “I Am Not Forgotten, God Knows My Name” & “Woman You’re Not Alone” a call to celebrate womanhood”.
Clara is a Nigerian-American whose own past traumatic experiences have uniquely equipped and motivated her to create a space where women feel welcomed and supported. More importantly, she and her team are highly skilled in meeting the varied needs of their target population.
Programs Offered Include: Women Impacted by Traumatic Experience Program [W.I.T.E. Program]. Designed to impact over 75 women annually whose past history of traumatic experiences such as rejection, emotional or substance abuse, rape, incarceration, or domestic violence has lead them to make wrong choices and/or caused them to become vulnerable or displaced. The W.I.T.E. program provides individual, group and family counseling, and life skills training. Topics will include: shame resilience, self-care, cultivating healthy relationships, interviewing skills, goal setting, and parenting with love and logic.
Clara’s mission and focus also, to provide Bibles to women who are without and to provide mentor opportunities to empower women to become effective professionally, personally, and morally in the community. Furthermore, to serve and teach women how to base and focus on living a godly life of abundant blessing that is acceptable to God. And to ensure women’s spiritual growth in the knowledge and love of God, encouraging women to seek love, faith, hope and acceptance in God. All these are possible through a personal relationship with Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit that enables them to live a life that is worthy of being an exemplary role model to their children, women, men, and in community. The result is a strong Family Unit which is the foundation of a strong nation.
Clara was ordained and endorsed as Chaplain at the North Georgia Congregational Holiness Church N GA District, received her Masters of Divinity (M.Div) at Liberty University; her Masters of Arts in Christian Studies at the Luther Rice Seminary & University in GA; and her Level 1 & 2 ACPE Accredited Residency Program at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville. She also has an 8 yrs in-depth Bible study through the B.S.F. International along with a life process in the school of the Holy Spirit, and a Bachelor’s degree in hotel management and tourism. She lives with her family in Georgia.