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From Humbled Beginnings,A Living Room to 15 Acres of Land, Blessings Have Rained on Apostle Ricky Floyd and Pursuit of God Church

Pastor Shelia & Apostle Ricky Floyd

Matthew 5:14-16 The Message

“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.”

It true when they say if you have the right woman by your side you can accomplish anything, yet imagine having that and God as your covering. Regardless of the many blessings that Apostle Ricky Floyd has received including his wife, children, family, grandchildren, friends, life itself and congregation, he has also been used as a vessel in the Frayser Community. “I believe in prayer,” said Apostle Floyd who has been praying for years over the Frayser Community. Through drought and famine, Apostle believed in a move from God as he walked the neighborhood one hot summer with a large cross praying in the hot sun. As we know Frayser has been ranked as one of the top violent communities in America, yet this did not stop him nor his wife from believing that God provides and staying within his kingdom.

Apostle Ricky Floyd and His Wife Shelia started Pursuit of God Transformation Center in His Living Room

Perseverance is key in this season. From humble beginnings the husband and wife started their church in a living room. Following God’s orders they stayed optimistic, and pushed forward to their destiny within God’s purpose for them. “Never did I think I would be a Pastor,” Apostle Floyd said. “He didn’t want anyone calling him Apostle for a very long time,” said Shelia. The two have come far in the kingdom of God, taking care of their children and guiding them through life as well. This relationship is true that the sacrifices that you make in life will lead you to the exact place that you should be, we call it “The Season of the Wilderness.” What makes us feel we are exempt from persecution as Christian people? The point of the trails and tribulations is to train and humble you for what is to come. Since God has sent you on this mission and you worked hard to accomplish it your award is at the end, Pursuit of God Transformation Center has received theirs.

Apostle Ricky Floyd Teaching His Congregation on A Lovely Sunday at The Transformation Center

Apostle Floyd is not just a pastor he is a teacher. From teaching adults, teens and children leadership abilities has shown through his congregation, now attracting up 40 new members every month or those who are trying to move toward rededication and salvation. As a teacher and or elder, your teachings should reflect off your members and truly it has, miracles have happened at this transformation center. From accepting God’s people, recent gang members, cons, cancer patients, those who are struggling in God’s kingdom and what ever pain that a human may think of, transformation has happened in this house of God. Being a member of this spiritual organization you will see financial income, healing, happiness, joy, peace, hope, perseverance, tears of joy and support. If you were there to witness the joy that filled the room last Sunday you will be amazed at how God works, this place shows that he is true. Members young and old, stood up to give testimonials about new business, financial gain, spiritual healing, fixed marriages and new people coming to church after over 30 years. It was a blessing that they decided to enter the transformation center, God has sent them there, and this indeed was a great, spiritually divine place to be.

His congregation has supported the church indeed, the church raised a stunning $7,000 in less than 30 mins for a new bus for its new location,this also proves that God has rained down on his congregation because they have so diligently followed the teaching of Jesus Christ and as Apostle Floyd says, “Gain righteous through faith and the we become holy, with us there is no law.” This indeed is the only way to enter the kingdom of heaven, Pursuit of God Transformation Center is heaven on earth, and God is full of surprises.

Men at Bellevue Baptist Church Praying for Apostle Floyd

With all of this being said, on February 9th, 2020 Apostle Ricky Floyd and Pursuit of God Transformation Center was blessed with a mighty gift from God. The Lord had used those as vessels in his kingdom and unlocked a gift of spiritual nature for his kingdom and his worthy, righteous, followers. Pursuit of God Transformation Center was blessed with a new church that has 15 acres of land, a multitude of buses, 4 1 bedroom apartments, and a 700 seat sanctuary.

Pursuit of God Transformation Center New Church Given by Bellevue Baptist Frayser Location

Tears of joy and laughter filled the room when this was announced, the congregation gave each other hugs and love as they were excited to receive what they all have been praying for. The members have worked hard, and stay true to God’s word so the blessing was even greater to them than anyone else. This showed a great ounce of cohesiveness within the church, people coming together to adore and embrace God’s kingdom. “I have so many plans through God for this church,” said Apostle Floyd, who believes diligently in being the local congregation who implies and directs transformation, God’s has truly blessed us and this church, expect more for us this beautiful summer, the rest is always written. And remember to ALWAYS stay blessed and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ for this truly works. Sincerely and with great love, words and messages as well as MANY blessings Conversations with Evonne.

Psalm 33:4

“For the Word of the Lord is upright, And all His work is done in faithfulness.”

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Curtis Givens Host Black Excellence Birthday Gala With Yo Gotti & Jagged Edge as Guest

“Black Excellence Starts In Memphis”

It was a night of love,laughter, success and fun as business owners, professionals as well as socially enthused individuals arrived at one of the biggest events of the year, The Curtis Givens Black Excellence Gala. Curtis Givens, owner of In Love Night Club, who is an outstanding business professional and influence in Memphis was very selfless, allowing Memphians to celebrate his birthday with him on Friday, February 7th. This indeed, is what black excellence is all about, coming together and toasting upon our success. This was not only his birthday celebration, but a celebration to all as well as a highlight of what is to come from successful individuals in Memphis. The event was top notch hosted at The Ballet Memphis, as ladies and gentleman entered the building in their flyest attire. The gala was good for Memphis, seeing millennials and business professionals transform into the class acts as they wore long stunning dresses as well as tuxedos. Not to mention the atmosphere which was filled with networking abilities.

Everyone who was someone or have a huge impact on the city of Memphis was in the building. Cocktails and coat tails flooded the room while women high stepped in their stilettos. Indeed, Memphis needs more events as these to keep the creativity and networking flowing. While being in this place you were even up close and personal with Memphis celebrities. Rapper Yo Gotti was in the building who is a Memphis native,arriving back in the city just to celebrate a night of success. The rapper recently signed with rapper Jay-Z who is owner of the successful “Roc Nation.” Yo Gotti has definitely put Memphis on the map by making the moves in the music industry, proving to Memphians that you can rise up, only if you work hard.

Kahdejah Evonne Stevens “Conversations with Evonne”

We were also accompanied by singing group Jagged Edge, who performed their top songs which had the whole room singing. You would almost think just by them entering the room that one will get married. The performance was original and had guest standing to their feet. The singing group who was nominated for a Grammy in 2002 performed their top hits including “Let’s Get Married,” & “Where The Party At.” There was nothing like having a original R&B group perform right here in your face, and all of this happened, here in the city of Memphis at the Curtis Givens Birthday Bash/ Black Excellence Gala. See you next year ladies & gents and remember remain humble, yet always ALWAYS be successful in EVERYTHING that you do. Checking out and always checking in, Kahdejah Evonne Stevens with Conversations with Evonne.

Jagged Edge Performing Live
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From Beauty Queen to Saxophonist, Alexis Cole Will Be Performing at U Of M Women’s Basketball Game Saturday, February 15th.

“Wear Your Crown Always”

What’s is greater than mixing the southern blues of Memphis, TN with beauty. From the runway, to corporate offices there has always been a hidden talent. In Memphis, we have women who are more than just women, they are entitled to the environment around them and they know it. This is proof before your eyes that if you work hard you could become anything you want or as she says, “Be Bold, Be True, Be You.” From beauty queen to saxophonist, Alexis Cole of Memphis,TN will be performing at University of Memphis Women’s Basketball game February 15th.

Directly after the day of love, she will be showing love for her city with a full heart. “I am so excited that I will be performing at the game on my alto saxophone,” she said, “as a native of Memphis this is truly an honor and I cannot wait to put on for my city.” The city of Memphis she truly loves and uses it as her foundation. She is now the official Miss Black Tennessee and has participated in a multitude of pageants, winning awards for her amazing personality and finishing in top placements. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and has a heart & soul to win, even for all people around her. If you see Alexis in Memphis let your light shine and her’s as well by smiling taking a picture with her and congratulating her on her success. Remember always follow your dreams, no matter where you are from and “Be Bold, Be True, Be You,” God Bless and this is Blog Series: “9012MyCity WHAT’S Going On In Memphis.”

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Daily Affirmations: “Learning From My Experiences”

“I will learn from my pas experiences to create positivity in my life”

Today I will learn from everything that I have been through. I will not look at situations as if it is there to hurt me yet teach me. This will allow me to have a positive outlook on life instead of creating mental notes that do not belong there. I am amazing, I am a powerful person and I am free.

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#ConversationsWithEvonne Is Ready To Take Over Memphis.

Goodmorning, is this thing on? Oh… It is? Ok, Hello all 👋🏾, I am Kahdejah Evonne and Conversations With Evonne is ready to take over Memphis, TN. Want to support?

Well my friends you can start off following the podcast, blog, or even joining my Life Coaching Firm in March. How about you follow me on social media for inspiration and tips, or even read one of my books, come to my book signings, hang out with me and meet me personally. You can even tune in online to one of my webinars or come to one of my workshops to hear me speak. Are you trying to start a business, I can consult you in doing that. What ever you do or which ever way you go, Conversations with Evonne is going to be a foundation like no other. Ok so… where were we, oh yes, let’s schedule to talk over coffee, btw I will have a ton of those with pens, journals and tote bags in my merchandise shop. But enough of that, let’s talk. ☕️

Photos by: Marcus D. Jones



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Daily Affirmations: “I Will Not Self Sabotage Myself”

Ecclesiastes 9:10

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”

Ecclesiastes 11:4

“Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.”

Sometimes this happens, we over generalize, over think, get to goals and all of sudden stop doing them. Yet when are we going to realize that the only way you can be the best you is through you. No one can stop your destiny or what God has for you. Self sabotaging is really a form of social anxiety. We self diagnose ourselves and don’t realize the answer is right. So stop procrastinating and get up in fight.



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Episode 9: Dating In Memphis: “The Baby Daddy”

“This my son, doesn’t he look just like me?”

“First off where is your baby momma?” My home girl was not about to deal with this crap this man was giving her. She knew he was lying from the crack of his teeth. His nice teeth at that. It just amazed me how baby father’s were so attractive but no good. At least we knew that anyway, since we assumed this all because he did not work out with his baby mother. “Man, I don’t even talk to her no more,” he started to chuckle. But what good was he if he wasn’t even with her, so you mean to tell us everything you had going on was a mistake, and the baby was only a result of unprotected sex. My friend has been dealing with this toxic individual for 6 months now, and he just would not stop messing with his baby mother.

She once informed me about how it was so much “baby momma drama,” due to the simple fact his baby mother did not want to leave him alone and informed her that, “he will always be there.” My friend had a run in with his baby mother multiple times and did not want to put up with him anymore. But something kept holding her back. I honestly feel from a psychology stand point that, it’s the fact that a woman is lusting and desiring a man, that is what’s making her want him even more. Or the simple fact that she cannot fully have him the way she wants, so she gets stuck in the fight she puts up to keep him. You get so caught up in playing step mom that you forget the kid has a real mom, I told her don’t mess with this man unless he’s ready to give her a ring, if he’s not mature, he’s only damaged goods. But dealing with a baby daddy in Memphis will only result in some form of baby momma drama, she surly won’t bag down if she has no life, and you won’t either. Girl no matter how fine that baby daddy is, and I promise you they do become very attractive, if it’s not a good fit, leave him alone, because dealing with one of them, you will be pregnant for the remainder of your life.

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New Blog Series: “9012MyCity WHAT’S Going On In Memphis”

“What’s Going On In Memphis?”

You think Memphis has nothing amazing? Well think again. Welcome to Memphis, where the city never sleeps and everyone eats. Here there is fun, enthusiasm and lots of great people. So therefore, I Kahdejah Evonne Stevens, is going to blog all about it. From business owners, to food, to fashion, to events here you will know exactly what to do and where to go in the City of Memphis, all from this blog. Ladies and gentleman I introduce to you the new blogger of the big city. Now….let’s have a conversation with Evonne.

Sincerely and all love,

-Kahdejah Evonne Stevens

P,S catch you this summer!

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Welcome to “Conversations with Evonne”

“The New Daily Memphis, Fashion,Motivational, Food & Travel Blog”
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“Talks with Evonne” is now changing to “Conversations with Evonne Life Coaching and Consulting Firm”

“In all things there is time for a change, new levels brings new happiness and ideas and with those it’s brings new businesses life is all about transitioning.”

The hot coffee is steaming! Kahdejah Evonne Stevens, is now switching her platform to something a little more intimate in the City of Memphis. She will announce the official change of the platform Saturday, February 1st at her book signing for her new devotional book, “30 Day Devotion: Restore, Replenish & Reclaim Your Life With God.” Now working on becoming a Certified Professional Life Coach, with her Anger Management Clinics as well, she has constructed a Life Coaching and Consulting Firm to add to her platform of being an author, motivational speaker and having a podcast (Talks with Evonne), which has a stunning 1.3K listeners. The firm will provided services to those with small businesses on how to create successful business plans, business marketing, opening a business, writing and publishing a books, speaking platforms, lifestyle and health coaching, personal branding, college readiness, APA formatting papers, sports coaching, and many more avenues for those who are looking to make a transition in life and become successful. The firm also has a podcast, blog, talk show, merchandising store and book publishing committee. She will also be providing conferences, motivational speaking services, content writing and workshops all from the powerful and intellectual firm especially on how to open businesses.

“I believe in the transformation of people,” she said, “that anything is possible and they can become whatever they want to be, and that is why I’m opening this firm.” Stevens plans on opening the firm in March, while accepting people going more towards the summer. She has established plans for all of her Life Coaching and Consulting programs and plan on giving free Life Coaching or Consulting Programs to multiple people. The free programs are limited and will be on a first come first serve basis.

With great gratitude she now says goodbye, to “Talks with Evonne,” which has helped her advance her career, meet new people and love on them tremendously. So with great sorrow but happiness we now say good bye to “Talks with Evonne” and hello “Conversations with Evonne Life Coaching and Consulting Firm,” the new birth.

Sincerely and for the last time,