Who Is Jacqui
When Jacqui A. Showers was a young teenager in junior high school, as a class assignment she wrote an essay encouraging a teenage boy contemplating suicide to not kill himself, but to live. She meticulously outlined the many reasons he should live. Unbeknownst to Min. Showers, this class assignment would become an award-winning essay because of her sensitivity and inspirational words of encouragement.
What I’ve come to realize, according to Minister Showers, early in our existence God reveals to us who He created us to be. Oftentimes we miss the signals because we think they are just mere coincidences in life, when in actuality they are divine messages trying to steer us in the direction God had intended. All of our talents and gifts, God placed in us before we were born. Yet unfortunately many of us meander through life aimlessly searching for our purpose. Yet, if we take a journey back over our lives we realize that God told us who we were when we were just mere children.
"That is what happened to me the day I won that writing contest. It was more than a class assignment, but it was God letting me know that He had created me to communicate words that would inspire people to embrace their divine purpose as I direct them to the One who orchestrated their future and destiny even before they were born,” states Minister Showers.
“As I have sought God for my divine purpose, what I realized is that there were critical crossroads in this journey where I had to make some important decisions. It is these decisions that determined whether or not we walk in the fullness of God’s promises or we meander through life searching desperately for the revelation of our identity,” she states.
As the founder of The Showers Group Ministries, Minister Showers is a sought after speaker and provides unboxed inspirational coaching through individual consultation, workshops, seminars, conferences, churches and other venues. Minister Showers distributes her weekly Showers' Blessings Inspirations, hosts 12/12 Wealth & Riches Hour of Power Inspiration & Prayer, and the annual conference Oh Break Out! and provides life coaching at The ME Place (The Mentor Empowerment Institute). An aspiring author, Minister Showers worked with Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul as a reader and spearheaded marketing communications efforts as a City Host for the national book tour. She is presently finalizing her first book that will be published later in 2010.
Minister Showers is a licensed Minister under House of Prayer & Praise Ministries (HOPP) where she serves under Bishop Steven & Lady Valorie Bennett and provides oversight for Christian Education and Intercessory Prayer. She was formerly a member with Pittman Memorial COGIC and worked diligently with Pastor Charlie P. Little in shaping a new direction for the church and served as the Executive Director for Pittman Memorial Non-Profit Housing Development Corporation. Minister Showers attended New Bethel COGIC in Washington DC under the late Bishop Sherman S. Howard and served in on the local, district and state levels, which included President of Public Relations for both the Washington DC Jurisdiction Youth Department and the Women's Department and Vice President of Public Relations for the jurisdiction; as well as Co-Chairman of the Young Women of Excellence Ministry.
Minister Showers joined the Detroit Region of the U.S. Census Bureau as a Partnership Specialist responsible for mobilizing and building partnerships with the faith-based community in Southeast Michigan. For more than six years, Minister Showers was the President of The Capital Press Club, the oldest African American communications association in the country and had previously served on its executive board and as First Vice President. Under her leadership, she established the infrastructure and strategic approach for the 50-year old organization, which included securing 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status. Her leadership efforts resulted in increased revenue, membership and awareness while continuing to provide quality programming and mutually profitable alliances with associations, businesses, media and the community.
With more than 25 years in marketing communications and non-profit management, she has managed the marketing communications efforts for non-profit organizations and private corporations in Washington D.C. and the metropolitan Detroit area. She is a graduate of Wayne State University.
“I am a spiritual midwife helping others birth into their destiny as they become all God envisioned so they can see what God saw (spiritual, abundance and wholeness),” states Minister Showers.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Romans 12:2 (KJV)