Pastor Donna was born and raised in Guilford county by Robert and Margaret Southern.  She attended Summerfield Elementary School in Summerfield, NC, Northwest Jr. and Sr. High School in Greensboro, NC.  She did not graduated at that time, but did at a later date continue on to get her G.E. D. from Guildford Technical Community College.  She later continued her education obtaining a Bachelors of Biblical Studies from Jacksonville Theological Seminary and followed by a Masters of Christian Education.  She is currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Practical Ministry program at Wagner Leadership Institution,  She was the dean of Cathedral of Faith Bible Training Center for 11 years, in which she structured a certificate quality program.  She wrote much of the class curriculum for the Bible Training Center under the direction of Pastor Harry Buckner.  She soon became a facilitator of Jacksonville Theological Seminary and continued in that position for approximately 9 years under the direction of the late Dr. Harold Vick and current president Dr. Fabienne Naomi-Smith.  

Donna became a Certified Licensed Chaplain in 2011 and in 2013 she stepped into jail ministry under the direction of The Rockingham County Detention Ministry.  Pastor Donna counted it a privileged to have an opportunity to minister to these ladies and prays that something she says or does will help them to change their aspects about life and God. God has recently moved her into a new journey of ministry.

Pastor Donna is an ordained (ordained in 2004 by Pastor Harry Buckner within Cathedral of Faith Christian Center & Pastor Richard Davis from Decatur Georgia).  She also served as Elder, Praise Team singer/leader, dean and overseen the ladies ministry periodically with under the headship of Pastor Harry.  She has always had a passion to sing, teach, preach and ministry to people.  She loves administration and developing programs and functions for various avenues of outreach and fellowship.  Her passion is "shoe shopping," spending time with her daughters, the grandchildren and getting away with her husband Ricky for some quality time. 

Pastor Donna has a passion for women – especially the broken and abused.  She has been used to minister to women all over and has been blessed to see God’s hand change numerous lives.   God has given her an anointing in the area of healing and deliverance – breaking all chains that bind!  Much of her time in spent in study the Word of God and prayer (warring for others).  Continue to pray for her as she treads into "uncharted waters".

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