Dr. Mildred Harris
will be the featured speaker at the annual spring conference for Abundant Life Church
in Freeport Saturday night.
An annual spring conference being held Saturday, June 19, at Abundant Life Christian Deliverance Ministries will be highlighted by Dr. Mildred C. Harris, the founder, pastor and CEO of God First Church and Ministries.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Abundant Life Church
, 250 N. Westwood Ave., in Freeport.
Dr. Harris has established chapters of God First Ministries in Atlanta, Chicago, Gary, Nashville and New York City.
has been able to bring people of various backgrounds and cultures together which have included the homeless, seniors, widows, orphans, youth, political leaders and others.
"You name it and more than likely Dr. Harris
has in some way or another touched the lives of many others," said Kelvin McGee, who together with his wife, Vicke, pastor the local Abundant Life church.
Dr. Harris holds three Master of Arts Degrees and a Doctorate in Ministry with honors from the International Bible Institute and Seminary in Plymouth, Florida.
Dr. Harris also holds two Honorary Doctorate Degrees.
When Dr. Harris retired from being a Kindergarten Mentor Teacher and working with student teachers from various universities, a wing in the school where she taught was dedicated in her honor.
is the author of several books. Her
book entitled Traits of An Intercessor has sold over 10,000 copies and is presently being translated in Spanish. Dr. Harris has also hosted her
own television and radio programs.
has received numerous awards.
is listed in Who's Who In the World, Who's Who in Black Chicago 2010-2011; Who's Who in the Religious Conference Management 2010-2011.
was voted as one of Chicago's Leading Pastors in 2009 and she
was voted into the Seniors Hall of Fame-Mayor's
Office- City Hall, Chicago, Illinois. She
received the Jefferson Award from NBC 5
and the Unsung Heroine Award from Mitsubishi Motors
Awards have been bestowed to her
by United States
presidents, governors, mayors, congressmen and senators.
In private life, Dr. Harris
is the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Jordan Clopton.