See What's In Store In The Academy For 2020 December 02 2019 86 Comments

Need ministry training? Choose from one of the three levels at Hooper Ministry Academy and get immediate training online! See ministry growth in 2020 with The Ministry Coach!  Click here for more!



2019 Ministry Academy Courses December 31 2018 172 Comments


Below is a list of ministry courses for Hooper Ministry Academy for 2019.  A FREE MP3 of each webinar is available for all Academy Members for replays!

For more about Hooper Ministry Academy or to join, click here!


2018 Ministry Academy Courses October 01 2018 46 Comments


Below is a list of ministry courses for Hooper Ministry Academy for 2018. For more details on each course, click here. A FREE MP3 of each webinar is available for all Academy Members for replays!

For more about Hooper Ministry Academy or to join, click here!



Bishop Hezekiah Walker - Millennials and Church Growth Strategies October 01 2018 34 Comments

Guest, Bishop Hezekiah Walker shares the strategies he used to grow his church with millennials!  Hear his insightful tips and learn how to increase your church membership!


The Eulogy at Aretha Franklin's Funeral September 14 2018 78 Comments

The Ministry Coach with guest and veteran preacher, Bishop Clifford Frazier, discuss several highlights of the Eulogy given by Rev. Jasper Williams on behalf of the late Aretha Franklin.  Great insights on the Black community and preaching do's and dont's for preachers!

Male Preachers and Clergy Attire Today! August 01 2018 22 Comments

Guest Bishop Eric McDaniel shares insight on proper protocol for male preachers and also how the clergy attire in the pulpit is changing today.  Here's what you should know ....



Church Too! Pedophilia and Domestic Violence July 01 2018 8 Comments

These two stories from abused women may be unbelievable but the facts remain! Can a pastor, who's also your stepfather be accused of rape? How do Christian men, marry and then abuse their wives? Who do you tell? Where do you turn? What does life look like after these traumatic situations?  Watch their story for answers!



Mental Illness And The Church June 01 2018 3 Comments

The issue of mental illness in the church is a prevailing topic among many today! This video with my expert guests, Rev. Adrienne Terry and Tracy Skinner, bring awareness to the issue and tips on how churches, any size, can be proactive! 



Branding Tips - How To Tell Them Who You Are! May 01 2018 2 Comments

Guest PR Guru, Pam Perry shares tips with pastors and ministers on how to brand and market their ministry today!  Get her tips and make sure people know who you are, what your church or business has to offer and why you're unique!

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How Women Preachers Should Dress In The Pulpit April 01 2018 46 Comments

Whether people agree or not, more and more women are being seen in leadership roles in the church. What is the proper dress code for women preachers? Is casual attire acceptable? Join the discussion!


Ask The Evangelist! Debora Hooper and Tiny Lucas March 01 2018 3 Comments

Feeling frustrated in your call to preach or evangelize? Got answers but no answers? View this video and let these two powerhouse preachers answer your questions to ministry! 


PKs and The Minister's Wife - Silent Sufferers November 08 2017 3 Comments

Often times those who are PKs (Preacher or Pastor's Kids) and Minister Spouses, live and walk a lonely and difficult path.  Dr. Phyllis Carter, a Christian Counselor and Author of The Silent Sufferers, briefly discusses some of those challenging issues in this livestream.  To delve deeper into this provocative and often taboo subject, click here for a private webinar along with a Q&A.

These tools will help you overcome public opinion and find YOUR place in the Kingdom!


Why Are Churches Closing? October 01 2017 14 Comments

Recently, Church Leaders, an online magazine for ministry leaders, released an article discussing churches closing everywhere!  (Link

Here are my takeaways on how pastors may play a direct role in this epidemic and how to get victory over this crisis!  

DOWNLOAD - List of 50 Old Testament Events! September 01 2017 7 Comments

Love the Old Testament but sometimes find it challenging to find what you need? Get this list! It contains 50 of the most important events in the Old Testament, complete with scripture references.

Click here to download it for FREE and keep it handy! Feel free to tell a friend!

The Pectoral Cross - How And When To Wear It! June 01 2016 11365 Comments

Today, many ministry leaders are dressing quite casual in the church during worship services.  However, this post will address, in short, proper protocol when wearing the pectoral cross with clergy and casual attire.

The pectoral cross is usually large in size, overlaid in gold or silver and hangs from a black or specific color cord or metal chain (depending upon the minister's office/rank). The design of each cross is the minister's preference. The cross is worn for ceremonial services such as high worship, weddings, ordination, installation, funerals, consecration services. 

Whenever clergy ROBES are worn, if the cross is worn, it should be visible to the public.  If worn with CIVIC ATTIRE, the cross is NEVER visible and is always placed in the pocket of the clergy shirt.  Placing the cross in the left pocket of the clergy shirt keeps it close to the heart, and aids as a constant reminder to the minister, of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection, and all that it means, when he/she is rendering ministry service.

Because the cross is a part of the minister's holy vestments and articles, the minister should REFRAIN from wearing it with casual attire (non clergy clothing) so that it is not viewed as fashion jewelry, an item non-clergy might be tempted to wear, diminishing its significance to clergy.

Click here for my Vestment Collection and get info on:

  • Civic Attire
  • Cassock & Pulpit Gowns
  • Tab and Full Band Collars
  • Surplice, Cincture and Tippet
  • Ceremonial Cassock Robes
  • Pectoral Cross, Cord
  • Vesting From Head To Toe; and more

As always, know BEFORE you go!