#fabfaithfilledfirstladies Feature #26
This month we’re highlighting Fabulous & Faith-Filled First Ladies! These ladies exude confidence, humility and unbelievable strength. Not only do our Fabulous & Faith-Filled First Ladies gracefully support their husbands they also boldly represent their own platforms in their communities and beyond.
Celebrating First Lady Samantha Westbrook
#fabfaithfilledfirstladies Feature #26
I fully understand that the First-Lady is the “fragrance” of the house. This is a vital role that could either help or hinder the ministry.
Married to Pastor Devin Westbrook, Sr.
Children: Devin Jr.- 18, Miyah-14, Kayla-12, and Christion–6
Occupation (Aside From First Lady): Educator/Entrepreneur (Owner of Creative Learning Academy and Preparatory Schools)
Hobbies: Writing and Shopping
Church/Place of Worship: Redemption Life Church 7740 Lowrance Rd. on the campus of Lowrance School
Ministry Involvement: I sing on the praise team, involved with the youth and women as well as assist with the Creative Arts Ministry.
Community Service: Kasace’ Youth Outreach Ministry- Non-profit organization founded by my husband
Favorite Leisure Activity: Laughing and having fun with my family
Favorite Book: Live Your Best Life Now- Joel Olsteen
Favorite Song: You Are Good- Tye Tribett (Simple yet Powerful)
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Food: Salad
God uniquely made all of us and the best person that we can be is a better version of ourselves daily.
Describe your role as First Lady: As First Lady, my job is to support the God-given vision of my husband. I must pray for him and cover him. Additionally, I fully understand that the First-Lady is the “fragrance” of the house. This is a vital role that could either help or hinder the ministry. I believe that I exude the scent of Praise and Worship.
What is the best advice that you’ve been given about being a First Lady: The best advice that I received was when I covered a story for Spirit Magazine and Lady Sherrilyn Williams told me to, “Be Yourself!” God uniquely made all of us and the best person that we can be is a better version of ourselves daily. Some First Ladies are extremely quiet/soft spoken, I am not. Some First Ladies like to wear hats, I do not. Some First Ladies need an entourage, I wouldn’t dare. I don’t spend time trying to figure out how a First Lady is suppose to act, I only strive to be who God has called me to be. I would challenge all First Ladies to simply be themselves.
Growing up as a PK, Pastor’s Kid, I never wanted to skip the line, be served first or be looked upon as more important than the others.
What is the biggest challenge that you face as First lady: The biggest challenge that I face as First lady is being called First lady. Funny huh? My father is a pastor, my maternal/paternal grandfathers were pastors and I have never really liked the term. Although I completely understand that it is a term of respect, endearment, and love – I am simply Samantha. Growing up as a PK, Pastor’s Kid, I never wanted to skip the line, be served first or be looked upon as more important than the others. I believe I carried that into my adulthood. I am still getting use to being called that.
Why is it important to be able to balance life? I have two daycare centers, serve as adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix and at times I write for Spirit Magazine. I have learned to “Put my own oxygen mask on first.”As First ladies, we must remember to take care of ourselves. It’s unhealthy for us to be so consumed with being Superwoman that we neglect ourselves. I challenge every Pastor’s wife to create a healthy balance that allows you to accomplish every goal/objective as well as to take care of your personal needs. Always remember, even Godly men want their Godly wives to look Godly good! Now that’s the gospel according to Samantha.
On Saturdays, one can usually find you…with my husband and children.
What is your favorite scripture: Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
What advice do you have for a First Lady new to her role: Be Yourself, Pray for your Husband, SMILE, and find out what your passion is that does not involve the church.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years: In 5 years, I see myself being a greater version of who I am right now- giving more, being more impactful, and creating more smiles.
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As First ladies, we must remember to take care of ourselves. It’s unhealthy for us to be so consumed with being Superwoman that we neglect ourselves.
Kasace Youth Outreach Ministry is a 501 c (3), non-profit organization founded by my husband. We exist to empower, educate and equip youth in Southeast Memphis region. This organization has done GREAT things and we desire to do more. We are asking you to partner with us and securely give online at www.kasace.com. Our belief is that if we invest in the youth of today, we can help build a better tomorrow! Additionally, to stay updated with events and services for Redemption Life Church please visit our website at www.redemptionlifenow.org. We’re not Just a Church we are a Family!
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