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Lady j. paulette janice gooden-hickmon

“Educates, Encourages, Excites”

First Lady

My Story


  • Set up “Better Me Ministry” to teach men and women how to live better and more productive lives

  • Developed teaching tool for the New Beginning Membership Class

  • Launched “School Uniform Assistance Program” to help provide school uniforms to students in the Charleston Public School District

  • Coordinates School Supply Give-Away Program

  • Instructs Women’s Ministry classes



  • Advises, counsels, and ministers on a personal level

  • Conducts bi-monthly sessions to build, uplift, and provide guidance to women

  • Evaluates those who serve in the Education Department

  • Monitors Volunteer Ministry



  • Designed and enhanced the decor of the existing sanctuary and the family life center

  • Provided games, activities, and toys for playrooms in the family life center

  • Furnished equipment and seating for playrooms in the Family Life Center

  • Directs activities in the Family Life Center for children, youth, and adults

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