BISHOP JULIETTE HOLMES-CAMPBELL (CEO of Women On A Mission)
- What Inspires You?
BJ–H: I get inspired when I see hurting people that are not able to reach their God given potential due to their pain. God told me that He called me to help hurting women right in the mist of my own pain. The pain can be from a loss, or a lack of assistance or support. He told me that all pain is the same no matter what the cause of it is. I have experienced pain in my life and I know what it feels like.
Pain from a loss of a mother, a father and a husband is not a small thing; however, out of that pain came compassion and compassion is a necessity if you are going to make a difference in this life with your life.
- Describe Your Life’s Purpose?
My life’s purpose is described by my faith, my faith in God dictates to me what to do and when to do I know that if I think on these things as the scripture says, whatsoever things that are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things then I won’t go wrong.
- What was your Biggest Obstacles?
My biggest obstacles in life has been people or maybe me. People can be either a help or a hindrance. People come into our lives for several reasons. They come to get help, or give help, or trade time for money. To maintain a healthy relationship with people you must evaluate their purpose.
- How do handle Obstacle?
I have learned to evaluate my relationships with the people I come in contact with then make a decision. If we are not going in the same direction then I just say no. It’s ok to say no. There is a very good book called Learning to say no without feeling guilty by Roberts Liardon.
- Was there a time you wanted to give up?
Yes, I’ve had moments when I wanted to give up and I will probably have those moments again but when I do and I need to talk I talk to winners not quitters.
- What does Moral obligation mean to you?
When I think of moral obligations I remember that “We are our brother’s keeper”. We should always think about what’s the best thing we can do for our sister or brother. The first thing that I remember is to feed a man a fish today he’ll be hungry again tomorrow, but if I teach him how to fish he can feed himself for a lifetime.
- Tell us about your business, and/or career?
My business/career and ministry are all the same. I am in the people business. I love and live to serve. In my business I provide resources to help make life a little better, changing lives one life at a time. My career is in the medical field, Nursing gives me great satisfaction and my ministry is winning souls to Christ. We reach one and teach one at a time.
- I know you have/run an organization which gives back. Why do you feel it’s important to give back to the community, and in what way does your organization give back?
My way of giving back is through my resource center by helping to assess assistance with life’s problems. Family, financial and health problems. Through a networking process each of our partners specializes in different areas dealing with life problems to make the community whole. It is important that we remember that somewhere along the way someone helped us.
- How challenging has it been for you being received as a woman Bishop?
The challenge has not been that great for me because I wasn’t the first to break that glass ceiling. Life always has its ups and downs and stereotypes that you have to deal with but as the saying goes if the heat is too hot get out of the kitchen. I believe that we can always learn something from some people and we can also teach some peoples some things. If someone that matters in my life has a problem with me being a woman Bishop they might just be in need of some teaching.
- If you could change anything about your life, what will it be?
Life is too short to miss out on finding your passion and enjoy the “pursuit of it. A redo would give me a chance to be more adventuress.
- Final Thought: Is there anything we haven’t asked that you would like the world to know about?
I would like the world to know I am excited about life and I want to live life to the fullest.