Dr. Sermon was born in Columbia, South Carolina. She loves teaching and growing as a professional in the area of art and believes that education is a shared responsibility among the school, parents, and students. She graduated as Valedictorian from C.A. Johnson Preparatory Academy. Upon going to college, she was the recipient of the Valedictorian Scholarship, South Carolina Life Scholarship, and the SAFE Federal Credit Union Scholarship. She graduated with Honors from South Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Art Education. She is also a founding member of the Eta Iota chapter of Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity (now Kappa Pi Art Honor Society) at South Carolina State University. After she began her teaching career, she established an art club at her school for students that love learning to create art. She furthered her education earning a Master’s of Education degree from Liberty University and Doctor of Education degree with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction, from Capella University with a 4.0 G.P.A.
Dr. Sermon is also the founder of Kappa Epsilon Lambda Royal Christian Sorority, Incorporated which was established on March 19, 2014. On November 4, 2019, she became an ordained and licensed minister of the National Association of Christian Ministers, which is exactly ten years from the day she was baptized. In less than a year later, her ministry, Kappa Epsilon Lambda Royal Christian Sorority, Incorporated, became an independently chartered ministry through the National Association Christian Ministers. This organization has also received a Gold recognition of the President's Service Volunteer Award in 2021 and is twice recognized as the I AM H.E.R International "Nonprofit of the Year" in 2022 and 2023.
Dr. Sermon is the recipient of the President's Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the first woman to receive the Miss I AM H.E.R. INTERNATIONAL Award (2022). She is recognized as the "Teacher of the Year" for I AM H.E.R. INTERNATIONAL in 2022 and 2023. She is the first South Carolinian the title of South Carolina Elite Ms. Heart of the USA '22. She was newly crowned as the National Miss Heart of the USA Queen of Hearts '22. In May 2020, Dr. Sermon was featured on the South Carolina’s ABC evening news to discuss the meaning behind the George Floyd protests and as a keynote speaker in Success Fest 2021 Conference for professionals. She graces the February 2023 cover of GLAM CEO, I AM QUEEN's magazine (the 2022 Holiday Issue), is featured in the Summer 2022 issue of "Women of INfluence" magazine and in the September 2022 of Stardom 101 Magazine. She is currently listed in the publication of Marquis Who's Who Among Art Professionals in America as 2021. She has appeared on a YouTube vlogger’s channel known as “Jean G” on the episode, “Making a Positive Mark in Black History" along with being a keynote speaker at "Stomp the Violence" Fundraising Event in Kingstree, S.C.
She has received various collegiate recognitions as a presidential scholar, wrote and won over $4,700 in grants for her classroom and school as an educator, and is a Presidential member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. As of today, she has her own show on the Kingdom Purpose TV network entitled, "Royal Empowerment" on Saturdays. If she could empower anyone, she'd want them to know that: “You decide what you want to do with your life. You know what you can do. Don’t let anybody tell you what you can't do. Don’t let anybody tell you what you can do. Just do that thing you know you can do.”
What's Dr. Sermon's purpose?
Dr. Sermon's purpose is to edify, exhort, and empower others to be the best version of themselves in Christ. This is her passion because she enjoy helping others feel better about themselves after meeting her. It is in Christ where she's found her majestic identity. Now, she will be the first to say that her ministry is not for everybody and she's okay with that. Dr. Sermon's ministries is centered on giving life to the emotionally and spiritually wearied. She know first hand what it is like to grow up with family-inflicted self-esteem issues and to live in lack as a child. She know what it feels like to desire to belong somewhere where you don't fit it in. She know what it is like to be without a roof over her head, sleeping on the street in the cold. She know what it is like to cry out for help and consolation when her loved ones wouldn't listen. She know what it's like not to love yourself because it seems as if no one else does. So her purpose is embedded with helping others correct the negative misconceptions that they have adopted about themselves over the years to that they can enjoy a much happier, healthier, and fulfilling life in Christ.
Kappa Epsilon Lambda Royal Christian Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Sermon's organization, Kappa Epsilon Lambda Royal Christian Sorority, Incorporated is designed for women that likes to empower other women or needs to be empowered based on God's Word. The aim in this sorority is to unanimously create an environment of love and acceptance among the Sorors that can't be found in the world so that Christ's love can be seen in them. This sorority is a ministry available to women that are not currently in another Christian sorority or Pan-Hellenic sorority and understand that our principles are Christ-based. Their theme is royalty as they are lovely, sophisticated, and majestic because of their power through Christ our King! Their structure is not completely fashioned after traditional sororities. For example, they don't have probates or lengthy processes for Christian women to become members. They simply ask that potential members answer all questions honestly before submitting a request for membership. This method of completing membership also eliminates any possibility of hazing within this organization. For information, visit the Facebook page, Kappa Epsilon Lambda Royal Christian Sorority, Incorporated and check out the website, kappaqueen.org.
I AM PRETTY DOC MINISTRIES
I AM PRETTY DOC MINISTRIES is validated and confirmed through the National Association of Christian Ministers (NACM). This ministry consists of four different ministerial outlets to achieve one main goal - to help people become the best versions of themselves in Christ from all walks of life. These four ministries include Kappa Epsilon Lambda Royal Christian Sorority, Incorporated, broadcast/social media ministry known as "Royal Empowerment", a Facebook group, "Kappa Queens and Friends", and the "I AM ROYAL" Movement. Dr. Sermon has a show entitled, "Royal Empowerment", on the Kingdom Purpose TV network on Saturdays at 1:30pm EST. Her broadcasts contain a royal theme as a reminder that you are royalty in Christ! Her broadcasts are one of the many ways, alongside her sorority ministry, that she ministers to others. Dr. Sermon's overall goal in her broadcasts and ministry is to discuss the things that we encounter in life that we don't always hear about in church. However, she refers to God's Word to help innovate reasonable strategies that we can apply to life to encourage victorious living in Christ.