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Drug Addict To Pastor Now Movie Star 56 Year Old Michael Campbell Stars In New Movie “Jed Girls”

“Success has no age, yet wisdom last forever”

From being an inspiration to his children, peers and now the Memphis community, Pastor Michael Campbell is one of the success stories that many Memphians, need to hear, and or read about. His story is magical and shows how the hands of God, as well as the blood of Jesus Christ can stretch from the father himself, down to many generations, all because of his obedience. Michael Campbell is a father, an entrepreneur, an actor and more importantly a man of God.

“Gods Grace Has No Limits”

Michael Campbell grew up in the small town of Edmonson, Arkansas, at a very young age he knew the importance of family and keeping God as the foundation of everything. He had a mother and a father who loved him dearly, and where hard workers living in the south. Yet with all this love around him, as a child you still are very vulnerable to situations that happen to you, environmental and emotional ones at that, which lead to childhood trauma. One hot summer Michael took a visit to his grandmother’s house. There, he usually enjoyed it, yet this time, the situation was different. Michael was greeted by his cousins at the front door. He explained how they were very “picky,” individuals or children who would taunt you, until you could not understand yourself fully. Since Michael was only six years old, this put a halt on his mental growth. Michael was dropped off by his parents due to them taking a trip up North. “They told me they were never coming back to get me,” said Michael,” but I just knew they were coming back, I even sat on the porch for long periods of times waiting for them to arrive.” Michael explained that he faced the whole summer, of his cousins explaining to him how his mother did not want him anymore, and that he will be there with them for good. Little Michael fought with his cousins that whole time, trying to keep his dignity as he was battling with possibly never seeing his parents again. This not only made Michael feel unloved, yet betrayed. “That changed my whole mind frame,” he said, “I never thought something like that would effect me until I became an adult, but after a while I knew God’s grace had no limits.”

Saving A Crying Soul

Not having an outlet due to his emotional abuse, Michael started to find different ways to cope with what he thought of himself, as no good, and not fit to be in a society that a black man had it tougher than the regular human being themselves. After a while he began to experiment with mental pleasures. Therefore, Michael turned his life not only to the streets, but invested into another friend. This object was much more popular in his time than it is now, and it was introduced to him fairly easy. “One day he asked me did I want to try some, and I did.” He explained how the easy fixed gave him exactly what he needed, the drug would absorb into him, and help take all the mental pains away. From his time of investing in this Michael said it felt good. Yet, he soon started to realized, that small “good” feeling, created a ton of bad happenings for him, and his family. His soul began to cry, he had seen many dark nights, even while extremely high off the drugs, yet could not stop, Michael became addicted to crack cocaine.

Searching For Love In The Wrong Places

The drugs took a hold of him indeed. He enjoyed the fact that it made him forget everything, yet it did not remind him on who and what to look for, his family, his friends, and God. To be addicted to an emotional fix could be devastating, because you have the fear of going back to the emotional trauma as well as mindset you had before. Michael enjoyed the drugs, they were a void filler for his emotional traumas, and did not make him feel lonely, so he became highly addicted to the experience of recreational addictions. Day after day, Michael continued to use drugs to keep himself comfortable. Yet after a while the situation for Michael took a drastic turn, after all the darkness, and lonely nights he felt, he experienced the realness of the drug, the actual reality of taking them. Thoughts may have gotten too overwhelming for him that particular night, for Michael enjoyed one dose..too many. Michael sat and fulfilled his pleasures one last time, before he blanked out and could not control his body himself, he began overdosing right before his eyes. “Everything just went black,” he said,” I couldn’t control my body, I was crying…shaking….and very cold….I honestly thought I was going to die.” After listening to Michael explain how overdosing felt, and what he seen, as well as felt mentally, while taking the drugs, my heart began to weaken. His story helps us understand how the emotional trauma of a child could really tamper the individual as an adult. Yet God really had his hand on him, for some people get into the habit of drug usage and never make it out, this truly was a story of trail and error, yet what we also found out is, he was looking for love in all the wrong places. “I knew I had to stop for my family and my kids,” he said,” I honestly truly love them.” This proved that love conquers all. Michael eventually found out the true meaning of family, and love was there all along.

Proverbs 24:16

“For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again

“For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again

Michael started investing more into his children, but most importantly he turned his life back to God. The Lord replenished him, then Michael started to follow his purpose and dreams. Before this, he reminded me of who was there for him and never left his side through this process, his wife. “Meeting her showed me a love I have never had,” he said, “ I just could not believe through all of that she stuck by my side, I knew her sending to me was God himself.” Michael showed much gratitude when speaking of God and his wife. He even expresses how he became a pastor which was a greater and higher calling on his name. Michael as well became an entrepreneur, investing in his own detailing company and working hard in Memphis factories which brings in him a great amount of money. From listening to him, his trails and tribulations were heard, and his prayers were answered. Michael believed that sometimes, God gives his hardest battles to the strongest individuals and it was meant to go through these processes to help others, so he did. He released a very inspirational book called “From The Pipe To The Pew,” which expresses his story more in debt, while writing what he faced throughout his life time all in the book. The book will be education to a lot of drug addicts who are facing a life long sentence of torture and abuse to themselves, hoping to get them to open their eyes to what is really happening and turn their lives back to God, Michael Campbell’s story is truly an inspiration. But….that is not it, he is also a movie star. This man indeed has done a full 360, and his life encourages people that it is never over, and never to give up…even for me.

Jed Girls

There is a new movie on the block, and our 56 year old star is in it, “Jed Girls.” This movie, expresses the seriousness of what is really going on in the city streets. Michael was the perfect pick for the production due to his life long experiences, and he could make the movie seem more real. “I was so excited when I got the call,” he said,” it was such a wonderful experience.” The character that the young and adventurous man will be playing is a very known pimp, who has multiple female aquatints whom he is over. Even though Michael was not a pimp, he was indeed exposed to the demeanor of these men, while growing up in his city. So therefore, playing the role would not subtract from him at all. The movie is scheduled to air soon, dropping first in Philadelphia then airing all the way down to the south in all theaters. Michael will be a 56 year old pastor, author and movie star, this indeed is a dream come true, and it is all happening right here, in the big beautiful city of Memphis.

Not only is Michael an inspiration to us, yet his children. As God said to Abraham to obey him, as well as follow him, and his generations will be blessed, Michael has done the same. His children are very successful individuals, beating the odds and becoming what their wildest dreams could imagine in life, this man has breed college and high school graduates, successful entrepreneurs, men as well as women of God and celebrity trainers. His children speak highly of him, and say that he is the best father that they have ever had. Michael Campbell Sr., is truly the epitome of overcoming drastic obstacles, and turning your life completely back to God.

To read the article on Michael Campbell’s son Michael Campbell II click here.

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Kahdejah Evonne (Conversations with Evonne) to Release Chic, Street Fashion Collection in May. ELEGANT EGO

“I’ve always had a thing for fashion, now it’s time to step it up”

“Elegant Ego”

“I’ve always had a thing for fashion,” she said, “now it’s time to step it up”. Kahdejah Evonne, who is a young entrepreneur has reached back into another one of her passions, fashion. Just at the age of 10, Kahdejah established a thing for sewing, for her mother bought her her first sewing machine. “My mother was a sewing queen, she could literally make ANYTHING, including prom dresses.” Indeed, this is where she got it from. Yet Kahdejah didn’t quite pick up on the sewing as quickly as her mother did, yet the styling and a passion for arts, from her standpoint, fashion is art, the body is a canvas. Evonne even modeled for 3 years in the city of Memphis, taking it seriously, while making a name for herself with her fashion photos, at 18 she received shots from multiple Memphis photographers and walked numerous runways, standing 6’0 tall.

“Kahdejah Evonne at age 18, posing for a photo on the famous Beale Street”

From her artsy talents, to her tall figure, Kahdejah has never lost her passion for her inner focus, making the body like a project of home decor, you put together many patterns and solids, then you have a master piece. That is true indeed, Kahdejah feels that the way you dress is your first impression, and she has decided to leave an everlasting mark on everyone she has come in contact with. If it’s either with her outfit, or her elegant smile or maybe even her hats, stunning outfits, fashion and swag is one her missions.

The Name

So what made her call the clothing collection “Elegant Ego?” For years people have put forth that, an Ego is potentially a bad cause, when it’s not. But she wanted a different approach, we all know your ego is what defines you, from when you are a kid, until when you become an adult. The Ego has never been bad, it’s what defines the person, it’s all about the adjective you put in front of it, Kahdejah chose elegance. “My ego is elegant,” she said, “graceful, stylish simple and unique, I don’t want too much, I don’t ask for much, and I don’t do too much, I just stand there and chill it out, yet when I speak, I’m going to make sure you hear me first from what I wear, I really don’t have to say a word when you see me from across the room, that’s a good quote for business personnel,” said Evonne.

If you look at the definition, as well as from a psychological standpoint, why would any human want to kill someone’s ego, it’s potentially killing their self-esteem,” she said, “this time we don’t play by the rules, we’re keeping our egos on the table , and we’re going to do it elegantly.” Now that is swag…she said she plans to do this through her clothing, not just for herself, but everyone around her.

“There is a lot of things out there we don’t like, but it’s nothing to look good, if you look good, everybody will respect before you even speak.”

-Kahdejah Evonne Stevens on Elegant Ego


Elegant Ego is preparing to release in May, check out its latest fashion the dopest collection of modern day signature fedora hats.

To see more about upcoming fashions for Elegant Ego click here
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Jazmine Tricoche Owner of Dream Life Branding Company, From 30k A Year To 100k And Working Her Own Business

“Be About Your Business”

Building Your Brand With Dream Life

Branding is initially important when it comes to any business, small as well as large. Branding companies have been in business for years, helping develop other companies to successfully release their product into the community. With that being said, Memphis is one of the places where branding is important, as well marketing to reach an audience like no other. “Memphis is the place to be,” said Jazmine, who is a 6-figure business owner of Dream Life, a branding company that is located in the glorious city of Memphis,TN. “Honestly, when I lived in Atlanta, I didn’t receive as much support as I did from moving to Memphis.” Jazmine is initially from Alabama, yet her story of building her brand will inspire you wholeheartedly. From talking to Jazmine, her story was a series of “falling down and getting back up”,while building herself before you could do anything else, then you could “be about your business,” so she says.

The Come Up, Living A “Dream Life”

To be exact, Dream Life branding company is not only a company that consist of branding, yet developing personnel to become the greatest assets to themselves and those around them. Jazmine, has lived a life of trail and error, while looking to fulfill her dreams to become one of the most established boss chicks on the block. Yet, like it is always said, you have to take a loss to become boss. She did this for sure, not just with money, yet with herself. As a boss chick, she was quite frankly open to discuss everything she encountered to get to where she is today, and now she says, “she’s living her wildest dreams.” But to get to this point, you may will see a few nightmares. Just at the age of 21, the 6-figure business owner OWNED a 2-story house in Atlanta as well as drove a Mercedes Benz. “It wasn’t all about that,” she said, “people will look at you and think you have it all together but I didn’t.” Jaszmine’s story was touching on the emotional part of getting to the “Dream Life,” that was in fact being in relationships with those who were not fit to where she was going, as well as working jobs that were only for the moment. With her honesty, she explained how she once engaged in exotic dancing at night clubs, which made her a ton of money, yet honestly, that was not the life the young entrepreneur wanted to live. That was before, she even knew she would own her own company.

Beautiful Nightmares

The city of Atlanta is one of the hottest and fastest moving areas in the south. Entrepreneurs and entertainers from all over travel to live in the peach state based off what other multimillionaires have expressed with their successes. The city is some what established, and allow those looking to grow develop opportunities of a life time, and believe it or not while there, one day you will be your regular hardworking self, the next, you will be a millionaire. This is the “beautiful dream,” Jazmine once had, after moving away from Alabama, with her loving and caring mother. Indeed, Jazmine wanted more, so Atlanta of course, was her first stop. She started her dreams in the big city instantly. The young woman lived in Atlanta for 9 years before deciding to move to Memphis,TN. There, she also worked in retail management at Journeys, running stores for the company before she decided to run her own. With hectic job days, Jazmine felt she did not have any peace, not at work, neither at home or her relationships. She was already away from her mother, who was dealing with a sickness, and terribly, she was involved in a domestically violent and emotionally abusive relationship. Jazmine, suffered from this tournament for multiple years. “It was hard,” she said, “around this this time I had nothing.” Jazmine expressed how she finally left the relationship after so many years, while watching a half of million dollar house leave her, as well as her luxury cars and expensive life. Yet she did not regret this, she just wanted to get away from the beautiful nightmare she was living, for a few moments, Jazmine remained completely homeless, with no way to get back to her mother. Yet the young entrepreneur did not stop looking to God, not matter her struggles.

The “Absolute” Dream Life God’s Promise

“Be About Your Business”

Jazmine admitted that Atlanta was a beautiful city, and with her dancing as well as leaving that life to become a General Manager at Journeys, she made GOOD MONEY. Yet she also explained the worst part of it all, the cost of living. She explained how living in the place was overly expensive and it took a lot of money to “remain relevant,” that was even with her own business, which she decided to start when she finally woke up from her beautiful nightmare. After seeing herself loose thousands of dollars, Jazmine finally invested herself into real entrepreneurship. She started selling jewelry. With that, and her being the beautiful person she is, people started to support her. Everyday costumers who came into the store believed in Jazmine, and also started to purchase more of her products, even her own employees. If Jazmine didn’t believe in anything else she believed in being a great person and charisma was a great marketing tool. “I started to see people really supported what I did, I thought wow, ok I really can do this I’m also making some extra money,” said Jazmine. Yet she still was hesitant, after years of dealing with a relationship that ruined her confidence and seeing everything go down the drain, Jazmine decided not to move forward with her business, until one day, she was unexpectedly fired from her general manager position at Journeys. This was God encouraging her to “move,” and that is all she needed.

Now with no job, and just a plan she had no choice but to lean further into entrepreneurship. She kept selling her merchandise and even developed her a website, the business was developed and Jazmine named it “Dream Treasurez.” Originally, the business was soft branding, styling individuals with her brand clothing and selling them her jewelry. The brand developed well, but Jazmine just knew in her heart she wanted more, and that was only God giving her all of her desires. Jazmine maxed out at 30K a year while working Dream Treasurez, but she knew there was something out there for her different, and it was the “Dream Life.” That was within God’s will and promise for her life, Jazmine packed her bags and moved to Memphis.

The Dream Life Is In Memphis

Upon moving to Memphis, things were very slow for her, business was fine but it was not picking up as much as it should while making it to a different city. “Memphis, was ok,” she said,”but I liked it, it was slower than Atlanta and everyone there was not doing the same exact thing, it was so beautiful in Memphis, here I knew my business could grow.” And it did! Jazmine, with her outgoing and lovely personality started networking, which is a very important thing when it comes to business in any big city. She explained how in Atlanta you had to spend so much money to keep up with the flow. How you had to spend entirely too much just to stay relevant, she began to become tired of it, but in Memphis, she could pick up the slack and develop her business just the way she wanted it. Jazmine is smart, there aren’t a lot of branding companies in Memphis that does it like her. She began her branding company with only $500, ordering boxes, shirts and other tools to help others establish their businesses. Since she had a heart and love for people she felt she was in the right career, all the way to the point to where she no longer had to work her job, Jazmine went from making 30K to 100 thousand dollars a year, while working her own business. “It was a dream come true,” she said,” never did I think I would touch 100K just by running my business alone, God had really sent me a blessing and the blessings just keep coming.” And they did, she began working with top companies in Memphis including the Tri-State Defender and L3 Media, not to mention all the work she has done for other six figure entrepreneurs in the city. Memphis started to become more like home for her, Memphis became the ultimate dream life, and here she found her husband. What’s more beautiful, than establishing a very know business, and finding the love of your life, God has truly blessed her and she continues to put him first as well as to wanting to do that for others, which is a major part and the foundation of her business. Jazmine on the other hand, loves her dreamers.

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Kahdejah Evonne (Conversations with Evonne) To Send 5,000 Copies Of Motivational Art Piece to Hospitals Around The Nation Suffering From COVID-19

“We Will Rise No Mater The Day….”

“The Frontliners, Move Mountains”

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit numerous hospitals around the world and America. Kahdejah Evonne, who owns “Painting In The City,” her inspirational urban art platform has created a piece of strength as well as unity, showing a picture of doctors, paramedics and nurses standing strong, while their tears resemble strength. 5,000 poster copies of the piece will be printed and shipped to hospitals, the piece already has gotten some news recognition also, and will be printed off as well as sent to hospitals around the nation starting with her hometown ,Memphis. To donate to a good cause visit @paintinginthecity__ on Instagram and Facebook.

To watch the 3 minute heartfelt video in regards to the “realness” of what’s going on in the hospitals and COVID-19 click here

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Conversations with Evonne Releases Dope Monthly News Letter

“A more, professional way of applying news and pressure,” said Kahdejah Evonne

Applying The Pressure

With so much going on in one day, Kahdejah Evonne has made it easier, for you to see what she is doing, and what is going on in Memphis for the city’s top business owners and productions. Kahdejah Evonne has released an April issue of her monthly news letter, the newsletter will release on the 15th of every month, which will contain information on upcoming books, fashion, blogs and more! You could view this monthly news letter on her Instagram page @conversationswithevonne, her website http://www.conversationswithevonne.com, Facebook and many more social media platfoms! Thanks for tuning in, we hope you enjoy the read and as always BE BLESSED!

Sincerely and best regards,

Conversationswithevonne

“The best way to live life is through hope,faith and joy, then comes the money, lol…”

-Kahdejah Evonne Stevens

Instagram: @conversationswithevonne___ Facebook: @Kahdejah Evonne Stevens @conversationswithevonne

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Conversations With Evonne Offering Free “College Readiness” Coaching To College Student During The COVID-19 Crisis

“We will get through this together”

The COVID-19 crisis, better know as “Coronavirus,” has effected individuals around the nation and GLOBALLY. Businesses, events, and stadiums have all shut down putting a halt on everyday life. With so much going on and so little movement, quarantine has been the best, yet effective, answer to stop the spread of this virus. But another form of it, is positivity and Kahdejah Evonne has lived and strived for good counsel, as well as individuality. Since this and hope has been working, America has come together to put an end to this particular area. Yet, something else that America resides on has ended, that is the hope for tomorrow regarding our upcoming doctors, teachers, medical professionals, and workforce men this is, our college students.

The Closing of Colleges and Schools

With everything else closing around America, another major area was colleges and schools. Parents of small children and young adults woke up with concern for their children will be away from professional studies as well as college students whom have never experienced a computer as the typical college life.

Conversations with Evonne Life Coaching & Consulting Firm

Now, Conversations with Evonne is bringing a new flow. As we know Kahdejah Evonne Stevens, is a Life Coach, business woman and Consultant, using her blog as branding and content for big names and businesses around Memphis. Her blog is known for its quality and style, as well as her ability to write books and counsel people through her motivational conversations and as a psychological anger management specialist. Yet another thing she teaches is stress relief, teaching people to battle with doubts and insecurities helps as well. Kahdejah Evonne is a college student herself, working on her Doctorate of Behavioral Health which is strictly online as well, she is an “A” student. Yet did we forget to mention she is the 8th Entrepreneurship teacher at Hanley Middle Schools, so therefore structure and work mixed with a lot of fun and Jesus, is all she knows. If you think anything is treacherous and strenuous, trying writing a 16-page Clinical Psychology doctoral paper in just one night, with research for justifications. As a life coach, psychology professional, business woman and consultant , Conversations with Evonne has exactly what you need. Within her Life Coaching and Consulting brand, she has developed multiple curriculums for coaching individuals to reach an area of success, one in fact is “College Readiness,” which is very needed for college students today.

College Readiness Curriculum

So what does the “College Readiness” Life Coaching Packet consist of? It contains a phone consultation of where you want to be by the end of the semester, an optimistic structured academic time frame for homework, and a college readiness plan that will give you stress relief as well as plenty of time to still give yourself and your family. If you are interested in this free Life Coaching program, please contact Comversations with Evonne via email: comversationswithevonne@gmail.com or on her Instagram account @conversationswithevonne. You could also contact her on Facebook via search engine “Kahdejah Evonne Stevens.” Or take the time to listen to our motivational podcast which has 1.5k listeners. We look forward to meeting with you, and thank you for contacting us during this crisis. God Bless and we, with God, will get through this TOGETHER. Be blessed and safe out there lovelies.

Sincerely, Conversations with Evonne

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Life Coaching 101: “Millennials and Love”

Maybe They Like You Maybe They Don’t“

Maybe he or she likes you, maybe they don’t. It could all be so confusing in today’s society why dating in this generation of people could be so hard. From a psychological stand point, millennials have a very short attention span, yet that is not the only reason it is so hard to date during this time, you as well as your friends, are also sucked into this trans of the fear of not finding the right one. This my friends is for sure why most people are afraid to date. Recently, I finished writing my poem book, “From The Eyes Of A Black Woman.” In this book, there are approximately 27 poems I have written over the span of 2 years that develop a sense of truth from not only my eyes, yet others. To get to the “nitty gritty,” I wrote a poem called “Loving Too Hard.” In this poem it is expressed exactly how one may feel while trying to express themselves in today’s environment of not so emotional yet, extremely emotional individuals.

“Loving Too Hard” from “The Eyes Of A Black Woman”

This generation. (laughs)
Two hearts can be fully connected but stubbornness, sitting in the tub of naive and the idea of commitment will hurt someone before they even have been mentally hurt!
Loving too hard……
We hurt ourselves mentally by overthinking before it even happens, but that’s just this generation
Loving too hard……
We fight for the embarrassment of one
Another’s souls
Other than liberation
but that’s just this generation
And giving to the nation
Of the liberated love
That cures all
This generation. (laughs)
Loving too hard……
Two hearts can be fully connected but stubbornness, sitting in the tub of naive and the idea of commitment will hurt someone before they even have been mentally hurt!
Because this generation is (laughs) Loving too hard……

3 Tips To Use Caution While Expressing Love

Ok since we all are so scared to love, how about we actually practice doing it. Another problem with this generation is we put all of eggs into one basket., we give everything our all and if it doesn’t go our way, we simply stop. Not smart at all people. Humans need love, and there is someone out there for everybody. Yet you have to open up for that someone to come. Here are 3 tips that help you use caution be expressing love in other words, setting boundaries.

  • Knowing What You Want- Ok, this is not rocket science yet this is exactly what we as a whole need to know. We sit and say all day that we know what we want, yet still fall deep into what the other person wants, this is a boundary that needs to be set for yourself
  • Being Responsible Of Your Feelings- As adults, we are not responsible, this is also a way to know what we want. Once we know what we want, we now have to put that into to play, making what we want our responsibility, this is also a great case of self love. As kids, when we didn’t want something and it was forced on us, like eating too many veggies, it made us cry, why, because we didn’t like it! So in this case, you need to go back to what you know, or what you knew. If you KNOW you do not like something, yet still condone in it, and it is hurting you, or not good for you, this is YOUR FAULT. You are not being responsible with your feelings and the blame cannot go on anyone else.
  • Talk About Your Feelings- While typing this, I literally laughed. Speaking about your feelings in this generation is not a cliche. The fact that we have judge one another because of how we feel has created another area of fear for this generation. It is true when your parents and or grandparents say, “close mouth does not get feed.” We are so afraid of how we will be viewed which will also cause us to miss out on love.

The Psychology of Millennials and Love

To sum up, the psychology of millennials and love is practically fear. They are scared, and since pain has happened it has created an anxiety on this generation that controls their every move. Anxiety, is so close to fear as it is happiness. Some millennials, well we shall say the majority, fear happiness, and we also think everything comes easy. Safe to say we can blame that on modern day technology, we LITERALLY don’t have to work for much. Even McDonalds cashiers have machines that do their work for them now. The point of me writing the above poem is to prove that your peers do want someone badly, it’s just the anxiety of it all that is making this whole thing an issue, the fear as to “what’s next,” and “am I really going to be with this person.” The most accurate thing I could tell millennials to do is just date. Date around be your best self and do it with no fear, yet do it with caution .

To listen to my podcast Season 1 Episode 5 “Expressing Love & Handling Rejection,” click here.

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Michael Campbell, From A Small Town To Training Top NBA Stars and MoneyBagg Yo

“My First Encounter With God,Was Amazing”

Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Michael Campbell, maybe you have not met someone who is as misunderstood as him. His image is portrayed as “the ladies man,” because of his hot figure as a Memphis Celebrity Trainer, yet you are wrong. This young man is much more than that. He is a father, has a great love for God, arts, reading, people and the City of Memphis. My father was a minister,” said Campbell,”if we didn’t do anything every Wednesday, my father made sure we had bible study.” Campbell sat down and put his whole life into a separate barrel. Enthused by reading books, he explained how he loves reading about the seven seals and book of revelations,as well as his Christian faith. As a fan of Bishop T.D Jakes and many others, he remains faithful and a stream of motivation for his clients as well as others . From his love life to who he has become, Campbell still remains a man of God and humble.

Campbell is from the small town of Edmonson, Arkansas. Growing up he attended West Memphis High School then eventually moving to the metro Memphis area, completing his grade school years at Oakhaven High School. While beating the odds of an inner city kid, he continued his education at Co-Lin Community College, playing Division 2 Basketball. The struggles of understanding who he wanted to become became hard, knowing that graduation was near, Campbell became worried, like any other college student on what was next. He knew for sure, that going back home was not an option, so he remained faithful during his college years, that was also in God.

After Campbell was done with school he expressed that he didn’t know which way to go, so therefore he prayed to the Lord before continuing his journey. He explained the encounter that he had with God that changed his life, how he was in tears, never being a man that really cried, yet God himself broke him down, this was because, he was revealed his destiny. He indeed, wanted to become a personal trainer, yet not just any trainer, one of the best, average was not enough for him. “I haven’t always been athletic, there were times that became my lows, that put me where I am now,” he said.

Rejection Means New Direction

Campbell was open, explaining his rejection from women, while losing his confidence that drove him to want to train. “I was so skinny and frail, learning from my experiences, my ex girlfriend left me of course, for someone bigger.” Campbell expressed his anxiety issues, and how it was hard to over come them from being overwhelmed with life difficulties. Yet this is what made him who is today. This made him a competitor. After dealing with family issues, becoming a father in his early 20s and battling with the image society placed on black men, Campbell remained faithful to what God had promised him. He truly believed that rejection only meant “new direction.” Listening to Campbell’s story I understood, you have to go through something, to become what God has called you to be, and he did exactly that.

Compleo Fitness

“Believe it or not, I had no car or gym training my first clients, this whole journey started by training my family members in the living room. I was training them, uncles, aunts, cousins and saw, wow im really getting results from this, they were getting results in as little as 3 months. I didn’t have fancy clothes, neither did I have money, I only had God and knew his purpose for me.” With no car, and sometimes using a car from his closest friends, Campbell did not give in. He remained focus even through his anxiety issues of what’s next, to get to the promise land of God’s purpose for him, this young man persevered. This image that he portrays is steady and smooth, yet deceiving to the human eye. “After every thing I’ve encountered I just wanted to feel complete, at one point I lost it all, the money, the excitement of it all and really did not know what to do, so I turned to God, and that is how Compleo Fitness came into play. “ If one does not know “Comple” is Latin for “complete,” he explained how he wanted his clients to fill as joyful and happy he was, after coming out of his wilderness season, so training them to build their confidence will make them feel complete, as well as him. This is how he knew he was walking in his purpose.

You may look at him on social media and think everything has been perfect for him, but it has not, Campbell worked long and hard to get to where he is, this is indeed motivation within itself, for everyone, including black men. He kept working, kept networking and continued believing in God, then everything became different, Campbell started to receive opportunities of his life time, training top athletes and political officials, as well as big names in the city of Memphis, including going on tour with Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo.

The Life of The Celebrity Trainer

Some of you may know rapper Moneybagg Yo as someone who came from the bottom to get to where he is today, much like Campbell. Entering the industry his image was different in figure, until one day the Memphis rapper made a decision that will change his life. He hired trainer, Michael Campbell who owned Comple Fitness. Campbell exaplained his opportunity with MoneyBagg seemed surreal, the young man was called and flew out immediately to go on tour with the Memphis rapper, somehow, this shows the love that Memphis has for each other as well as successful individuals.

“I literally had to give $6,000 worth of training refunds back to my clients, it was hard telling them that I will not be their trainer for the next few months, but it’s what I had to do.” Campbell explain the sacrifice he took just to go on tour nearly, or possibly, losing clientele because of his absence. But soon he saw, that this was in his purpose. His clients understood, they didn’t “hate” him for leaving, they congratulated him and awaited his arrival back to Memphis, this gave Campbell confidence and killed a little of his anxiety. Upon being on tour, he coached MoneyBagg into getting into the best shape of his life. “From working out to eating correctly, he did it all,” he said. He also explained how the rapper was a good guy, and he was fun to be around. Listening to Campbell’s story is very motivational and gives you an ounce of cheer from hearing him speak. After coming back to Memphis he was excited, Moneybagg’s transformation made the famous Instagram news account “The Shade Room,” and the results was all because of him.

Now Campbell is still being a positive and fun social light of Memphis. He says he loves Memphis and nothing could make him leave. “Memphis is a great city I will never leave her,” he said, “especially the food I love that as well.” He is now praying, as well as planning on opening his first gym. “I know that will come with time,” he said,” I’m just waiting on God to open. Campbell is a young black male who over came all struggles and obstacles in his way. If you want to know what’s going on in the city of Memphis this is it. Positive reinforcements being out forth to live your dreams. I am Kahdejah Evonne, and this is Conversations with Evonne, welcome to my city, let’s chat….

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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