Onward & Upward: Ep. 2 with Bishop Dr. Barbara King
We Celebrate The Extraordinary Life of Bishop Dr. Barbara King
August 26, 1930–October 11, 2020
Did you know that Bishop Dr. Barbara King believed in you and your mission? Did you even know you had a mission? According to Dr. Barbara, you do! We all do. If you were ever blessed to hear Dr. Barbara speak, you immediately would have known (and felt) that she was full of God’s love—a love that poured out to those around her. HER mission in life was to spread God’s love. She believed and taught the encouraging truth that EVERYONE has their own unique mission in life, a mission that is God given. Dr. Barbara’s ministry started back in 1971 with a home bible study of just 12 people. And just as every great journey starts with one step, her small bible study grew and grew until it became her own church, The Hillside International Truth Center. Today that church is a 12-acre complex that has hosted great leaders like Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou. Dreaming and living big was Dr. Barbara’s way, and it was fueled not only by her faith and her adventurous spirit, but by her practice of consulting God in all things—even down to what she was going to wear for the day! As a spiritual world leader, she wrote 10 books, spoke to crowds as large as 80,000 (in India) and was enstooled as the first female chief in Assin Nsuta, Ghana, West Africa. We were extremely fortunate to be able to interview her for our Onward & Upward series shortly before her passing. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your life touched by this extraordinary woman!
One Such Accomplished Woman is Bishop Dr. Barbara King, Spiritual World Leader & Founder Minister of Hillside International Truth Center. Thanks so much to Bishop King for joining us for Season One of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal, brought to you by Ashro. Watch Episode 2: A Spiritual Awakening with Bishop Dr. Barbara King now:
What does Onward & Upward Mean to you?
“Onward means a continuing journey because we are not a destination, we are on a trail. Upward means to raise your consciousness to know more about that higher power, that presence that’s with you…
When you trust in the power called God, you can conquer anything.” – Bishop Dr. Barbara King
Dr. Barbara Lewis King, affectionately called “Dr. Barbara”, Founder Minister/World Spiritual Leader of Hillside International Truth Center, Inc., a New Thought, Inclusive, healing ministry open to all people, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Hillside began with a prayer group of twelve in Dr. Barbara’s home in 1971 and has members and supporters worldwide, including outreach ministries in South Africa, Brazil, and Ghana. She has a BA, MSW, and Doctorate of Ministry, and has authored ten books. In 2001, she was enstooled as the first female chief at Assin Nsuta, Ghana, West Africa.
Dr. Barbara is one of the foremost spiritual leaders of the 21st century and has traveled and spoken around the world. She spoke before 50,000 people at the World Culture Festival in Berlin and to over 1,000 women at the International Women’s Conference in Bangalore, India. She was a featured speaker during the Woman’s Initiative for Global Advancement at the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah, attended by over 3,000 women from around the world. Her shoes were added to the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame and her portrait hangs in the International Hall of Honor at Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Barbara King continues to create a legacy that helps people recognize and become what they were chosen to be.
Thank you for inspiring us, Dr. Barbara!
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Ashro Brand Ambassador Leslie E. Royal is also an author, international freelance writer, product review expert, and global travel journalist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: Medium, ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, FORTUNE.com, AAA Southern Traveler, Upscale, Upscale Living, and The Ashro Blog. She is the creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information blog and author of two books. Visit her Instagram and Amazon Author page