Emily M. Newsome, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, moved to Dallas, Texas in 1996. She has studied at the University of Chicago, DePaul University, Case Western Reserve University and American Public University. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Theological Studies from Texas Bible Institute and Seminary in 2011 and an advanced certificate in Biblical Counseling in 2012.
In 1998, she was recognized by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, and has received the 2004 and 2005 Texas Gospel Excellence Award, First Runner Up in the Spoken Word category, and the 2008 Sheroes award.
Poetry has served as a springboard for Ms Newsome’s preaching and motivational speaking, mixing it with her personal testimony and spiritual philosophy. She has served in several community organizations in various capacities including the St. Philip’s Neighborhood Development Corporation, The Triangle Neighborhood Association, The Texas Gospel Announcers Guild and My Second Chance, Inc., an organization that provides supportive housing for women emerging from a host of adverse circumstances. Emily is currently a minister on staff at Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Lamar Walton.