NNMBC Women's Retreat

To Restore, To Rebuild, and To Renew

New Northside MIssionary Baptist Church

About the Women’s Retreat

The New Northside Missionary Baptist Church’s To Restore…To Rebuild… and… To Renew Women’s Retreat is designed to provide spiritual renewal, growth, fellowship, development, relaxation and intimacy with God. It is designed for women to become restored from what has been loss, rebuilt with the power of God and restored in God’s newness.

Join a retreat that is filled with women who share a common desire to worship God, stand boldly in His presence and walk firmly in the calling God has prepared the path for.

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Mark Your Calendar for the NNMBC 2024 Women’s Retreat

2024 Women’s Retreat Theme

The 2024 theme is: The Lord IS MY STRENGTH!

Scriptural basis comes from Psalms 28:7-9 NKJV)

The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. The LORD is their strength, And He is the saving refuge of His anointed. Save Your people, And bless Your inheritance; Shepherd them also, And bear them up forever.

NNMBC 2024 Women’s Retreat

July 25 – 27, 2024  |  Toddhall Retreat Center

Toddhall Retreat Center
320 Todd Center Drive; Columbia, IL 62236

Website: toddhallretreat.org

NNMBC 2024 Women’s Retreat Committee

Women’s Retreat Hosts

Minister Nikeisha White – Visionary

Minister Nikeisha is a Daughter of the King! A testament to His grace, mercy, miracles, signs and wonders for her life, Nikeisha experienced and continues to experience God’s love. Wherever she goes, God uses her as a vessel to share His good news. In 2011, the Lord spoke to Nikeisha to bring a women’s retreat to New Northside. After years of questioning the assignment, followed by much prayer—which finally led to trusting God, New Northside had its first women’s retreat in 2016 and God has blessed each retreat thereafter. Nikeisha is married to her amazing husband Daniel of 6 years and together they have a 2-year old beautiful daughter named Logan. Also, they are dog parents to their son name Prince.

Beverly Foster – Finance Chair

Retired October 2021 after 21 years  Accounts Payable Supervisor St. Louis Public Schools

Married 30 years (April 2024) to Willis Foster Sr. met at New Northside MB Church 1989

Member Usher Board, WJEllis Morning Gospel Choir, Sunday School, Trustee Board (2008)

Recently appointed Vice Chairman Trustee Board 2024

Finance Chair Women’s Retreat Committee

Favorite words of wisdom  “Lord, You Know You’ve Been So  Good”

Amelia Hill – Activities/Vendor Chair

I have been a member of the New Northside Baptist Church for 30 plus years. I am currently a member of the Choir and the Women’s Retreat Committee. Throughout my years, I have served in the capacity of Spiritual Advisor for the Praise Unlimited Youth Choir.  I have orchestrated and collaborated with various members of my church, as well as the community, to organize various events where we could create a serene, tranquil, educational, social, and spiritual environment for people to come together and learn about the Lord and exchange knowledge. I try to make a conscience effort to keep an open mind and to meet people where they are in life. One thing is certain, “Only what we do for Christ will last!”

Chevelle Stewart – Dance/Gift Chair

Chevelle Stewart has been in the field of education for over 20 years.  She is currently the Coordinator of Afterschool Programs for St. Louis Public Schools.  Chevelle has been a member of New Northside Missionary Baptist Church since 2004.  She is a willing worker and serves in the following capacities:  2nd Vice President of the Deaconess Board, Administrator of the New Membership Class, Vice President of the Adult Praise Dancers (Divine Inspiration), and Co-Chair of Finance & Chair of Donations/Gifts for the Women’s Retreat Committee.  She has been married for 32 years to Victor Stewart.  They have 2 children, Nicholas & Alexandra and 1 grandson, Kai.

Hope Young – Photographer/Videographer/Web Designer

I am thankful for the gift of creativity that god has blessed me with to share with others and to lift up HIS name. To serve is so important and what better way of doing so by being a part of the NNMBC Women’s Retreat Committee. As a member of New Northside for 27 years, a wife and mother, I love this collaborative effort of women building, inspiring and bringing forth God’s Words to renew one another.

Proverbs 27:17 “Iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” God Bless!

Alison Cole – Praise & Worship Leader

Alison Cole‘s faith journey started when she gave her life to Christ at age 5.  Since that time, God has used family, church and music to encourage her ever-growing faith.  By surrendering back to the Lord her God-given gifts-especially for music, God has used Alison to comfort, uplift and encourage.  This is evident from her earliest years singing songs taught to her by her grandmother during Sunday School programs; to recent years contributing her voice to various ministry efforts at her home church-New Northside MBC; and also in her 20-year career as a board-certified Music Therapist. Alison feels blessed to be wife to Donald and mother to Ava & Gracie. One of Alison’s favorite verses is Psalm 118:14 “The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.”

Guest Speakers

2024 Presenters

Reverend Charity Goodwin

The Gathering UMC
at the Clayton site

Michelle Higgins

St. John’s Church

Apostle Elaine Woodson

Founder of Victorious Women
in Christ (VWIC)

Worship Leaders

NNMBC Ministers

Rev. Autry Jackson

Autry is a long time member of New Northside M.B. Church.  She joined under the leadership of the late Willie J. Ellis over forty eight years ago.  She has been a faithful member of the Church Chorus once known as the Voices of Victory Singing Ministry.  She announced her call to the ministry during Watch Meeting 2010.  Autry received her certificate of Ordination from “The Ministerial Seminary of America, under Rev. Barbara S. Eberle in 2012.  Our speaker received her BA in Biblical Studies from Midwest College of Theology under the instruction of Rev. Bill Anderson June 4, 2016.  Her ordination was conferred by her Pastor, Rev. Rodrick K. Burton the pastor of the New Northside M.B. Church on September 16, 2016.

Autry has been married to Louis for 53 years, and is the mother of two adult children (Owen and Stacye) who also grew up at New Northside M.B. Church.  She is the Grandmother of three (Jazmyne, Dallis, and Shelby Rae) and the Great grandmother of two Liam and Logan.

Her most important attribute is that she loves the Lord and working in His vineyard

Rev. Carol Russell

First, I am a child of the King and love the Lord with all my heart. I accept the call to preach in the year 2000. I thank God for my Biblical Studies at St. Louis Christian College where I receive my associate degree. I am currently enrolled at Missouri Baptist University where I will receive my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies in 2025. For 24 years I have labored in the gospel telling the good news about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through John 3:16. 

As an associate minister, under the leadership of Rev. Rodrick K. Burton- I serve in bringing God’s people into worship, going to visit, and praying for the sick at home, hospitals, nursing homes, and to be a comfort to the bereaved. I am so honor and humble to be a part of building God’s Kingdom.   

Rev. Johanna E. Orange-Smith

Rev. Johanna E Orange -Smith, born October 26, 1949  in the Ville area of Saint Louis, Missouri. The second child to John H and Mary Louise Orange Sr. One brother Dr John H Orange Jr and my parents are deceased.
Educated and graduated from Charles Sumner High School(1967) and Saint Louis University(1985).

Divorced and the mother of one child, Rochelle A Walker and one granddaughter Ariana E. Walker.

Retired from the Dept of Defense as a Contract Specialist after 40 yrs. of service (12/31/2011). 
Accepted Christ as a child via my family under the umbrella of the United Methodist religion. In 1992 God directed me to unite with the National Baptist religion. In 1993 I united with New Northside MB Church under Bishop Willie J Ellis Jr. After being baptized, serving in the choir and studying under the Baptist doctrine, in 1997 God moved me to West End Mt Carmel Full Gospel Baptist church. There I serviced in the choir, and as a trustee with financial duties. I was taught Evangelism and operated in those services at prisons, shelters, and street ministry. 
In 2002 God called me to the Ministry. I was then accepted into the in-house Ministry school.  In 2005 I completed that education and was licensed as a Minster. I continued my duties as a trustee, in evangelism and then I was assigned to teach New Membership classes. 
In 2014 God moved me back to New Northside MB Church fully equipped to serve under Rev Rodrick K Burton in the Associate Ministry and help in the church with teaching baptism classes to children, doing Sunday class with church mothers, and now co -teaching a woman’s adult class.  I’ve also done outside ministry with the Teen Challenge women’s group in High Ridge in monthly bible study until the pandemic came in.  I’m also part of assisting the pastor in the St Louis Ecumenical Ministry.
“If I can help somebody, then my living is not in vain!”

Elder Regina Elaine Franklin

The fourth child of five children born to Evans and Adelle Burton in the city of St. Louis, MO.

Raised in the city of Kinloch, Missouri.  Attended Ferguson – Florissant School District from grade K thru 12th grade.  A graduate of McCluer Senior High School.  The first Black (African-American Class President in the District).  Attended Northeast MO State University (presently Truman University), Kirksville, Missouri.  Majored in Business Administration. Worked 39 + years for the Federal Government with the Department of Defense.  The last appointment was with Defense Contract Management Administration – The Boeing Company St. Louis where she retired as the Team Lead Industrial Property Management Administrator.  Regina was over (responsible for) approximately $7 Billion Dollars’ worth of Government Property in several countries and over 20 states.  She was responsible for over 32 Federal (DOD) Government Programs including NASA programs.  She was responsible for over 400 + contracts with Industrial Government Property.

A Born again believer!  Accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at First Missionary Baptist Church of Kinloch, Missouri at an early age.  Presently, she’s a member and minister/Elder as well as an intercessor of New Northside Missionary Baptist Church.  Was ordained under Bishop George White, Jr. at West End Mt. Carmel Full Gospel Baptist Church (currently The Worship Center – St. Louis under Pastor Miah White).  Elder Regina Franklin was the Overseer of the Women’s Ministry for seven years.  Member of the Evangelism Team, worked with the prison ministry, Chaplin for the church, Bible School Teacher, Intercessor Prayer Team and other duties as assigned. Elder Regina Franklin works in the divine gifts that God has called her to and Bishop White and Pastor Miah White acknowledges her of having.  She is a true prayer warrior and truly loves the Lord!

Elder Franklin is also presently assisting Pastor L.A. Stamps of First Christian Methodist Independent Church.

Elder is a widow.  Mother of two lovely children, Alicia of Florissant, Missouri and Darren Catching of Overland Park, Kansas. She’s the grandmother of two beautiful  granddaughters Aliya and Alexis.

Retreat Information

Details of the Women’s Retreat

Date of the Retreat: July 25-July 27, 2024 (Thursday-Saturday)

Location: Toddhall Retreat Center; 320 Todd Center Drive; Columbia, IL 62236

Website: toddhallretreat.org

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Price of the Women’s Retreat

$250.00 per person

Double Occupancy only. The beds are twin size beds (pictured below).
The double occupancy can have up to 3 women in a room.
For additional details, please contact Nikeisha White.

The price includes: 2 days; 5 meals; T-shirt and MORE!!!

2024 Women’s Retreat

Payment Options

 $3.00 service fee  – Memo section: Women’s retreat

$3.00 service fee

— CASH —

Please make checks payable to New Northside Side M.B. Church.
In the Memo section, put Women’s Retreat