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Karen Clark Sheard Reschedules The International Summit for Women in Church Leadership

Karen_2Gospel Music Legend Karen Clark Sheard, who is the first lady of Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God and Christ in Detroit, MI (pastored by her husband, Bishop J. Drew Sheard), has rescheduled the Ladies 1st “A Celebration of Women” Inaugural Annual International Summit that was scheduled to be held September 18-21, 2013, in Virginia Beach, VA.  The new summit dates are tentatively scheduled for September 10-13, 2014 in Virginia Beach, VA.

Due to various circumstances, including label obligations (Karew Records), recording schedule, etc., Clark Sheard reluctantly made the decision to move the summit to 2014. She continues to be committed and passionate about her vision for the summit.  Clark Sheard wishes to express her sincerest gratitude and appreciation to all the team members and potential conference attendees for their kindness and continued support.

The Ladies 1st International Summit is the vision of Clark Sheard, who hopes to use the summit as a platform to recognize and show appreciation to women who give so much of themselves to their families and ministries.  Part of First Lady Sheard’s vision and goal for the Ladies 1st Summit is to provide tools that will enrich, fulfill and help release the full potential of those women who have a sincere heart for service. The summit will bring together women of God who are pastors, co-pastors, ministers, wives, widows and adjutants from all denominations for three days  of sharing, healing and breakthrough in a relaxing environment outside of the traditional church landscape.

For more information and updates on the Ladies 1st “A Celebration of Women” Inaugural Annual International Summit 2014, please visit

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