Who we Are:
We are a group of women who believe that God has a great plan for the city of Las Vegas and the surrounding area. We believe that it is for such a time as this. We believe God wants to bring a greater sense of UNITY to the city, and we know it’s not going to happen with just one church.
My hearts prayer for the last several years has been that the walls that have divided our churches in the past will come down, and that we can come together without any sense of fear so that the church can ARISE and be the church. I have a saying that “It takes a City to Reach a City” . We are so much better together than we are apart. Does that mean we forsake our individual church you may ask? IN NO WAY do we want you to do that. We want you to stay true to the individual call God has on your life. When we do come together for large events, it truly does take everyone’s gifts laid at the feet of Jesus saying, “HERE I AM LORD USE ME”.
There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but it is the same God who works all in all. ( 1 Corinthians 12:4-6).
Each of us has a desire to help women meet their full potential within their church body We are sisters in Christ and want to encourage others through our work, through our prayers, and our commitment to each of the bodies that we serve. We have a vision for the city of Las Vegas and that is that all women, regardless of church affiliations, come together to love, worship, and serve our God as He created us to serve. Our amazing God has given us all talents and gifts to serve Him. We pray that you will join us as we present this years Annual Conference. We not only invite you to come, but we invite you to participate on one of our teams and become an active part of what God is doing in our city. “What happens in the City will spill out to the World”
Meet the Team
Brenda Morrison’s passion is for women to become healed and whole. She helps women to find their voice, and walk in their destiny.
Brenda served as Pastor of Women’s Ministry at River City Church, Redding CA. She has a heart to connect the body of Christ. She led Shasta Counties Women’s Ministry for 7 years, and during her service there, God fulfilled a vision of a city-wide conference with over 1400 women in attendance bringing unity to a city. Brenda’s mottos are “It’s always about the ONE” and “It takes a City to reach a City.”
In 2010 God moved her and her husband Mike to Las Vegas, NV, where she and Lauretta McGowan have expanded their ministry Women on Fire with regional connections across the country.
In 2013 the Lord spoke to Brenda and said, “I’m doing a new thing in Las Vegas,” and Greater Las Vegas Women’s Ministry was born. She, along with Lauretta, began to meet with women’s ministry leaders regionally and began doing yearly women’s conferences in Las Vegas welcoming all churches of all denominations. “The walls are coming down and we are expecting God to give us strategies for the western United States.” She and her team are now traveling to other cities to teach from their new book “It Takes a City to Reach a City” on how to Ignite a fire in your city.
She and her husband also travel full time with Wendell & Lauretta McGowan Prophetic Revivalists ministry.
Lauretta McGowan’s heart is to minister to the hurting; especially ones going through tragedies that they can’t seem to overcome in their lives. Since the 1990 murder of her daughter Donelle, Lauretta has fought to overcome the battles of forgiveness and of giving everything to God through horrible circumstances. She teaches hope in the midst of tragedy, love though impossible situations, and victory through an overcoming life.
Lauretta, along with Brenda Morrison, has begun an outreach to women, Women on Fire, whose purpose is to spread the message of a lifestyle full of vision and hope through Christ. They have a heart to see each believer take their place in Christ and operate to their fullest potential.
You can get more information about Women on Fire on their website: www.wendellmcgowan.org
Lauretta is also co-founder of Greater Las Vegas Women's Ministry based in Las Vegas, NV. It is the desire of GLVWM to support all women in meeting their full potential in the Lord. GLVWM does conferences each year including women from different churches, as well as out of town conferences.
Lauretta, lives by a quote by Helen Keller: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can this soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
For over a decade, Shari and her husband Bill have helped raise up the next generation by leading children, youth, and college-age ministries. She has planned and directed numerous events, including youth conferences and Vacation Bible schools. Shari has provided thoughtful insight, well-grounded leadership, and extensive training for volunteers. Shari not only has a heart for the next generation, but she has spent many years alongside her husband ministering to troubled families and marriages. Many of these families have suffered from chronic illnesses and bondages. Being an encourager, Shari has a heart for bringing hope to the broken-hearted and seeing them set free, healed and delivered. While Shari has always had a passion for all people to understand their value and identity in the Kingdom, she has steadfastly held a special place in her heart for developing women and their importance in ministry, so they can walk in their God-given callings and purposes.
Terri Collmar's life cry is "I Want More of Jesus!" Her greatest joy is in encouraging women to step into their call as victorious women of God, who use their gifts and authority. She believes every woman is called to the fullness of the Spirit and that God will empower them to fulfill their dreams. By combining Biblical teaching with personal stories and application, her preaching sparks confidence in women that "God has a wonderful plan for you... Yes, you!"
Terri’s life is a true testimony of "Beauty for Ashes". She gives all the glory to a merciful, faithful God who is the love of her life! Terri has ministered to women for over 40 years and co-pastors alongside her husband at The Bridge Christian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Brenda has a heart for women to walk in the Beauty of God's presence. She has a Spirit of encouraging women to be confident in the the word of God and has held a Women's inspirational life group at His Word Christian Center for 12 years.
Debra Myers is an anointed prayer warrior and intercessor, serving the Greater Las Vegas Women's Ministry, while co-laboring with our great intercessor, Jesus for the entire Body of Christ. She is a unique daughter of the King, created to glorify God in every aspect of her life, whether in times of joy, pain, or suffering - counting it all joy. Debra walks in grace and love for humanity and is in passionate pursuit of progressive revelation of the Word of God. She leans on the strength of Holy Spirit in her daily walk of faith with the understanding that Christ is revealed in her weakness.
The name Debra means “the Bee,” and she has translated that meaning to “being all that she can BE in Christ.” She rejoices that she's been delivered from the performance trap, rejection, and fears, and is now relentlessly chasing after God by the leading of the Spirit. She is a fervent believer in the words of Jesus that include us living the promised life of greater works. Her passion is to see others: walk in their identity in Christ, “get out of the box” of abnormal Christianity, and BE creative in Christ - praying for and setting the captives free.