Roline’s Bio

November 6th, 2008

A true woman of God and an example of a virtuous woman, Roline is a gifted preacher, teacher, and writer. Since September 2003, she has been a member of St. Mark Baptist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas, under the leadership of Bishop Steven M. Arnold. She is one of the first women in the history of St. Mark to be licensed as a minister of the Gospel.

Possessing a down to earth and realistic manner, Roline is recognized as a role model and highly sought after counselor and mentor. She has the unique ability of connecting with women of all ages from diverse ethic backgrounds. She uses this strength to help empower and equip others to become purposeful Kingdom builders.

Along with her husband, Roline is the Founder and Director of Earnest and Roline Ministries (www.earnestandroline.com), a ministry which seeks to edify the body of Christ through the avenue of Biblical based teaching in the form of workshops, seminars, conferences, and personal counseling. Roline also founded and serves as Director of D.I.V.A.S. (Divinely Inspired Virtuous Anointed Sistas) Ministry, designed to minister to the spiritual and emotional needs of the total woman. This international ministry has members across the globe which meets daily via a private internet forum

As a member of St. Mark, Roline lends her service, gifts and talents to many areas. She and her husband are the Marriage and Premarital Counselors for the church’s membership. Roline faithfully gives leadership to the Prison Ministry and facilitate a Marriage Ministry Group. An anointed teacher, she serves as an instructor in the School of Ministry and Church Wide Studies. She serves on the Outreach Council which plans the work of the Outreach Ministry. For the past two years Roline authored the 7-Day Devotional Study Book used by the Foreign Mission Teams.

Known for her captivating illustrations and transparency in teaching, Roline is an anointed preacher who has not only stood on platforms in the USA, but also, she has ministered in Nairobi. Kenya.

Roline and her husband, Pastor Earnest Thomas together have 4 daughters and 2 grandchildren.

Mr. President, Are We Bias?

November 6th, 2008

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

I stopped and prayed for the newly elected president Barak Obama last night. The fact that he’s the 1st Black president brings a reality—the brother & his family will be marked for assassination, whether physically or morally.

I started thinking about all the people who like me will begin praying for this great man on the regular. And then I thought about our current president. Did we ever stop and pray for him—you know, on the regular? Why are we making a big deal out of praying for Barak Obama when praying for the president should have been routine?

1 Timothy 2:1-3 says “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour.”

After mulling over 2 Chronicles 7:14 and I Timothy 2:1-3, I wondered, what shape would this country be in today if Christians would have prayed for Bush and his predecessors regularly. Instead of just talking about what a bad job Bush was doing, and solely blaming him for the state of the economy maybe we should have humbled ourselves and sought the Lord. I wonder….if Christians had done their part would the land be healed? Would this country be in better shape?

The current president, George Bush, has 3 months left in office. He is still the President of the U.S.A. Don’t wait for “our man” to take office, start praying now for those in authority.

Roline – DivaT

Now is the time!

November 6th, 2008

And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do. -I Chronicles 12:32

Last year I set up this blog. I picked out the template, decided upon a name and played around with the designed. But a year ago, I couldn’t find time to complete what I had started. It finally dawned on me—it wasn’t time.

Today begins a new day in the life of this DIVA! Earnest and Roline Ministries will begin the process of merging Divas Ministry back into the mother site. But not only will a merge happen, but also this new blog. I finally realized that it is time to not only concentrate more on devoloping and updating the site regularly, but also, to begin documenting and sharing the thoughts and such that enters my mind.

Blogging HERE AM I!!