Pastor TaWanda McLaurin is a relevant teaching voice that brings inspiration, information and a thought provoking word to the body of Christ.  Pastor TaWanda humbly served faithfully in several areas of ministry, Pastor’s Aide, Usher, Children’s Ministry, Choir, Finance and Hospitality.  Her commitment and dedication to ministry allowed her to be promoted.  In the year, 2000, she accepted her pre-destined elevation and was promoted to Pastor alongside of her husband, Apostle Gary B. McLaurin at Shekinah Faith Temple International Ministries.  Pastor TaWanda has grown tremendous under his auspicious. 

Pastor TaWanda is an avid advocate for education in 1993, she graduated from Fayetteville State University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sociology.   She also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education from Amora Deliverance Theological Institution in 2007.  Furthermore, she received a dual degree in 2011 from Amora  Deliverance Theological Institution obtaining her Doctorate of Theology with a focus in Pastoral Counseling.  In May of 2013 she received her Master’s degree in Social Psychology from Walden University.  Her education journey still continues as she is enrolled at Walden to obtain a MSW and Doctorate in Education.  Dr. TaWanda is a licensed school social worker, employed by Cumberland County Schools where she has been employed for nearly 20 years. In this position she is able to minister to young people during the most crucial of times. Her office door is always open as she goes above and beyond; being a light for the Lord. Often referring to her students as “my babies”, she clearly has a passion for her work. Because of her open-door policy, friendly disposition and hard work, TaWanda McLaurin was voted Social Worker of the year for the 2012-2013 school year by her colleagues. Setting the standard high is what she does.

Dr. TaWanda is a visionary and anointed revelatory play writer.  She has written such plays as Seduction”; “Get Right or Get Left”; “It’s a Stick Up”; “Help A Sista Out”; and more recently, “On The Brink.  These plays have brought healing and deliverance to many lives.  Currently, she is working on her first book, Check the Package…Get It Right the First Time.

Dr. TaWanda is a native of Spring Lake, North Carolina.  She is the proud of mother of two bright and handsome young men:  Gary J’Nard and Michael Bernard.  She is the founder of the T-Tyme, Young Ladies of Excellence, Young Men of Integrity and Train Up a Child summer enrichment program that provides tutoring in mathematics, reading, life skills and biblical studies.  Truly, an excellent woman, she founded Women of Excellence Ministry and her purpose is to Empower, Educate and Esteem every woman possible.  Truly the fruits of Pastor, Dr. TaWanda McLaurin’s hard work and dedication to the Kingdom speak for themselves. With the help of the Lord, she will continue to be a Woman of Excellence and go from glory to glory!

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