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(BPRW) Women’s History Month Sistas Who Succeed Profile – Richelle Lorde

Award-Winning Author, Former Beauty Queen, and Senior Pastor of a Mega-Church

(Black PR Wire) Miami, FL -- In recognition of Women’s History Month, Women Grow Strong and Black PR Wire have collaborated to produce a series of media highlights of “Sistas Who Succeed!”  

Today, we are featuring Richelle Lorde, an award-winning author, college professor, mother, wife, a former beauty queen, and Senior Pastor of Jesus People Ministries Church International, a mega church headquartered in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Richelle Ancronique Lorde is a Miami native.  She has always exemplified a tremendous gift for writing.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Florida State University in Tallahassee in 1999; and her Master of Arts degree, also in Creative Writing, from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton in 2002. An exceptional woman of many talents, Richelle minored in theatre as an undergrad, and traveled abroad to study the art of theatre in London, England. Additionally, she was a contestant in both Florida pageant systems and was crowned Miss South Florida Coast in her final competition debut for the Miss America system.  Richelle has served as Adjunct Professor of English Literature and Composition at Broward College. Since 2014, she has served as a Chaplain for the City of Miami Garden’s Police Department. Since her ordination into the ministry in 2008, she has served as a Youth Minister, Associate Pastor and held other noted positions in the ministry.  In 2019, Richelle became the Senior Pastor and Executive Vice President of Jesus People Ministries Church International.

Throughout her illustrious career, Richelle has received many accolades, recognitions and honors.  Most recently, she is the recipient of Legacy Miami’s Most Influential Woman in Business.  A devoted and loving wife and mother of four, she is also the CEO of RAW Creativity, Inc. and the designer and the principal owner of Klassik Michelle Handbags. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Pastor Richelle is also an accomplished and award-winning author.  Spring is in the air and it is a great time to get outdoors and take a good book with you for an awe-inspiring read.  A Matter of Choice, written by Pastor Richelle, is one such book to read, ponder over, and enjoy!

Rave reviews and pouring in from all over the country on the accomplished work of this multi-talented community leader, public figure and writer.  A former model and beauty queen, Richelle is also the Senior Pastor of a mega church, is the first and the only female Chaplain for the City’s Police force. Her life-long burning desire to expand her love for writing and business development has manifested in her published book.

A Matter of Choice, Richelle's first fiction novel, focuses on Alicia who finds out who she really is and how her journey to venture a path that refuses to settle for social and gender divide, sexism and the like, unlocks a truth within her that changes her very existence. From start to finish, this riveting story of this young woman’s journey into the essence of who she was created to be brings a sense of self-reflection, as so much of Alicia’s world and series of events in some way or another can easily mirror our own.

“This book, A Matter of Choice, is a captivating novel and one that I strongly encourage you to share in Alicia’s wonderful discovery and to be a part of the fan club that cheers her on from chapter to chapter and book to book,” says Richelle A. Lorde. “Like Alicia, sooner or later, we will all realize that life decisions are just a matter of choice.  My hope is that this novel takes each reader on a deep and inner-personal track on who you are, and where you are going in your life.”

A Matter of Choice retails for $14.95 and includes free shipping.  To order your copy, A Matter of Choice, visit

Special Note:  Media and community leaders interested in scheduling a reading or interview with Richelle are requested to contact Bernadette Morris at Sonshine Communications at 305-948-8063, ext. 201.


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