It’s not the hand dealt you in life; it’s how you work with it . . . .
and that’s the message that this expert on survival, change and renewal shares with her thriving prison ministry. She delivers her message about taking charge of your life and placing God at the head and not the tail. You quickly realize how this once 17-year-old runaway has reached a unique understanding of how to deal with adversity and change. Having overcome a childhood filled with physical abuse and sexual molestation, having her infant children ripped away as a result of an uncontrollable habit with crack cocaine, and after going in and out of prison, then making a miraculous change from a lesbian lifestyle to marrying her husband of now four years, Devia Curry has become the epitome of the saying, “Only the strong survive.”
It takes a strong spirit!! A soul (mind, will and emotions) which is fed by a spirit that abides in our Lord Jesus Christ. Devia speaks to people from all walks of life about working the most valuable tools that God has blessed us all with — our human mind and spirit — and about how faith is the key to opening doors that are seemingly closed. Laugh, cry and shout as she shares her victories — and defeat and unlock within you how positive thinking really works.
Mrs. Curry has achieved a level of success that few would have expected. After her own release from prison, she began working for slightly above minimum wage for a local grocery store. Then she began working for the very property management corporation who once attempted to deny her rental of an apartment due to her felony convictions! Hard work and sheer determination paid off when Mrs. Curry was next promoted from the position of Leasing Agent to Apartment Manager. With a substantial increase in her apartment complex’s profit margin, Mrs. Curry was then promoted to Regional Manager where she supervised three properties throughout the Dallas Metroplex. This now earned her a six-figure income! Not bad for a runaway with a criminal record of multiple felonies.
With her success Devia began to listen to her calling. God’s instruction became clear. God instructed her to quit her six-figure-income position and go into a full-time international ministry. Devia activated her faith and exercised her obedience creating housing for ex-offenders as well as an aggressive street and prison ministry. Her goal is to continue to listen to God’s instructions and to follow them completely.