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‘100 Women In Hats’ comes to Tampa Bay

Agape Ministries COGIC will be hosting the 12th annual “100 Women In Hats.”

The local churches’ event was started as a fundraiser 12 years ago by Agape’s first lady Diane Wingfield.  But since inception, has grown in popularity.

“Yes this event has grown much in popularity. I had even after the tenth year vowed that it would be the last one but had people to come to me and ask me not to stop because they enjoyed coming and seeing all the beautiful hats” said Mrs. Wingfield.  “When going to the convocation you see so many beautiful hats worn as crowns. I have always loved hats but during that time it is like a festival. Better than the hats worn by ladies at the Kentucky Derby” she said.

The theme of this years event is “A Living Testimony” and Evangelist Vivian K. Brooks of Deliverance Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Beltsville, M.D. will serve as speaker.

“Evangelist Brooks is truly a living testimony. She is someone who suffered from septic shock, coded twice, was not expected to live, had to have all her toes amputated, was in ICU for weeks, then had to have open heart surgery, had to learn to walk again and has just been totally healed.”

Attendees of the 12th annual event will not leave short on the word said the enthusiastic first lady.  She explained congregants can expect a lot of the same spiritual uplifting but it’s always a little different.

 “They can expect to hear and know after hearing this speaker that GOD is still in the miracle working business. There is a difference each year because each speaker brings something different to the table. There has not been a year that any have walked away hungry for the Word because we have been blessed to have anointed women to speak into our lives” she said.

Mrs. Diane Wingfield has been First Lady of Agape Ministries COGIC for 14 years.  Her husband Pastor A. L. Wingfield is the Pastor and Founder of the ministry.

The anointed woman of God explains why her favorite scripture is Romans 8: 35-39.

“Before I got saved I was a mess, suicidal, confused, tore up from the floor up. BUT GOD! “He saved me from myself.” That’s is why I serve Him” said Mrs. Wingfield.

The 12th annual “100 Women In Hats” event takes place at Agape Ministries COGIC 5112 N 34th St Tampa, Florida 33610 on Sunday, April 19 at 4 p.m.

 

Romans 8:35-39

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

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