Lady Deborah is a native of Orlando, Florida, born on February 7, 1963. She is happily married to Bishop Allen T. D. Wiggins, Sr. Pastor of The Hope Church in Orlando, Florida. Together they have five beautiful children: Michael, Brandy, Julian, Allen II and Jonathan, and two grandchildren, Zaria Brenae’ Felton and Nicklaus Charles Dock.
Lady Deborah accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at the age of 5 and at the age of 23, she became a member of the Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church (affectionately known as The Hope) where she has faithfully served in various capacities for more than 25 years. In 2001, Lady Deborah graduated from the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative and on September 15, 2006, she graduated from a two-year Minister’s Training Program at The Hope Church. In September of 2006, she was licensed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and in December of 2009, she was ordained by Bishop Allen T.D. Wiggins.
Lady Deborah is committed to a growing relationship with Christ as exhibited by her service to her local church, the body of Christ at large and to her community. Her passion for women led her to serve as President of the Women of Faith Scholarship Initiative – sponsored by the United Negro College Fund and on the Advisory Board of Lydia House a transitional housing program designed to assist women that are re-entering society after incarceration.
After having her own personal encounter, in October 2010 Lady Deborah established the “Hot Pink October” campaign with a goal of providing free mammograms to women who otherwise could not afford it. In December 2011, she realized her vision of hosting the 1st Annual Washington Shores Community Christmas Parade and Celebration. Additionally, Lady Deborah is the owner and operator of one of Orlando’s leading ladies boutiques, “The Lady’s Place” and is the author of “My Testimony” Life, Lessons and Legacy a book that shares her personal journey and walk with God.
Lady Deborah’s theme scripture is Revelations 12:11, And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of our testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. She believes that the anointing on her life has a direct correlation to the experiences that she has had and how God has brought her through. The anointing, her unique style and passion for the word make her who she is. She is a woman after God’s own heart.