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Apostle Dr. Brenda C. Pratt, a native of the Turks & Caicos Islands but resident in the Bahamas for the past 50 years, has been involved in local church ministry for over 40 years serving as youth leader, choir director, praise & worship leader, music & fine arts director, elder, assistant pastor and presently serves as Apostle & Senior Pastor at Global Worship Center located in Nassau, Bahamas. Her earliest involvement in ministry started when she was only 10 years old where she volunteered to direct the children’s choir in her local Church, Hawksbill Church of God in Freeport, Grand Bahama. With a strong passion for worship and singing, this gift was further nurtured when she relocated to New Providence at the age of 14 years where she attended choir rehearsals on a weekly basis with one of her mentors Norma Ferguson, who directed the Church of God of Prophecy Tabernacle Concert Choir. It was during those times that her skill for directing choirs was harnessed and further developed, not thru actually directing but observing and receiving an impartation. After a period of about 4-5 years of observation of her mentor, Apostle Brenda was then asked to direct the Youth Choir at her local church, Faith Temple Church of God. She served in this capacity for approximately 4 years and then took advantage of the opportunity to go off to Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee where she minored in Music Education. Upon returning home to the Bahamas she was asked to direct the Teen Choir and subsequently the Young Adult Choir of which she produced and directed the choir’s very first Christmas Cantata. Because of her love for worship and the prophetic skill she demonstrated while leading she was appointed as one of the Praise & Worship Leaders at Faith Temple, Assistant Music & Fine Arts Director and eventually served as the Music & Fine Arts Director at Faith Temple’s second church location as well as she served in this capacity at Family of Faith Ministries. She also was appointed as an Assistant Director of the Bahamas Inter-denominational Mass Choir for over six years. After faithfully serving in just about every area in the various local churches that she was assigned to, the call to pastor and birth out a vision under a new church plant became inevitable and with great faith she along with her family stepped out and birth Global Worship Center in 2009 in Nassau Bahamas. This ministry would be the avenue that God would use to transform lives thru the Word, Worship and Greater Works. She is the founder of Daughters of Zion Global Network, a women’s ministry network specifically mandated to equip women to Lead, Prosper and take Dominion in the Earth under which umbrella she facilitates the M3 Women In Ministry Mentoring Program. She is the founder of Ruach School of the Prophets an Apostolic and Prophetic Training Center, as one of her crucial mandates is to train and equip Five Fold Ministry Gifts. She also serves as President and Senior Lecturer at NCTS@ Global Bible College a satellite extension of North Carolina Theological Seminary. Her most recent assignment has afforded her the opportunity to serve as the visionary and national coordinator for the Bahamas Manning the Gates National Prayer Initiative bringing together Pastors and intercessors from all denominations throughout the Bahamas for Prayer in order to cover the gates and ports of entry of the Nation. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Lee University in Cleveland Tennessee, a Master Certificate in Business Management, a Masters in Theology and a Doctorate in Christian Ministries from North Carolina Theological Seminary. She a certified Christian Counselor and Member of the National Association of Christian Counselors and holds an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy Degree from United Graduate College & Seminary International and was awarded by the Inter-Faith Peace-Building Initiative as a Goodwill Ambassador with the Golden Rule International Award. She is a worshipper at heart and flows prophetically as a psalmist and is fulfilled in teaching and preaching the Word of God in order to see people delivered and set free. She is the author of her very first book “Transforming Your Life through the Prophetic” and has ministered both locally and internationally in The Bahamas, The Turks & Caicos Islands, Barbados, the U.S.A, Kenya East Africa and London, England. She is married to Apostle Dwight Pratt and the couple is blessed with three beautiful daughters, Dwinessa, Brittaney, and Micah. Apostle Brenda is a Kingdom Ambassador and has been sent with an end time Deborah’s Anointing and like Queen Esther she has been called to the Kingdom for such a time as this.