Jessica Cook

Diane is currently the Treasurer on the Gary, IN Chapter Boad of Directors.

Diane has a MBA with a concentration in Accounting. Professionally, Diane is the
manager database administrator for Sears Holdings Corporation in Hoffman
Estates, IL Diane is a Scion of WOW as her older sister Jessica Cook is a founding member of WOW.


Over the years Diane has worked closely with the Alzheimer’s association, and her
ultimate goal is to continue to be an advocate for seniors who are faced with
Alzheimer. She love to pray for people's wellbeing. Although Diane prays for many people throughout the year; she loves to find one targeted individual to pray for
throughout the year. Diane is the wife of Norman Lomax, Jr., and an honorary
mother and aunt. Diane stands on Philippians 4:6 and 1John 5:14-15 as a


Catching up with Minister Wilsie Corner may require a little foot work. Her zeal for souls motivates her to run the race with patience. 2nd Peter 3:9 tells us that God is not willing that any should perish but want all men to be saved. Minister Corner answered the called to ministry ten years before she was ordained an evangelist. Minister Corner saw the need for ministry out side of the four walls of the church. With a passion to spread the Gospel, sh e organized a street crusade in the "red light" zip code of the city. Many souls came to God as a result with signs and wonders following the word of God . Hosting her weekly cable TV show. "Welcome To Our House brought christian entertainment to local residents while special guest discussed topics from mi nistry to makeup. The bottom line was always winning souls for the kingdom of God. Her yearly prayer breakfast and weekly radio programs glorified God, and preached the Gospel to the masses. In 1998 she received her ordination and was commissioned. Church Evangelist for Embassies of Christ church Gary In by. Pastors Cedric and Joyce Oliver. 2003 Minister Corner was ordained associate pastor before re- locating to Mobile Alabama. In Mobile she continued her evangelistic call working with homeless women, senior day care, and women conference's, and preaching in interdenomation churches. In 2011 she recieved her Doctorate degree in Bible. 

Dr. Wilsie Corner

Mary Birdsong

Jessica Cook is a founding member of Women Organizing Women, Inc 


Jessica acts in the community has made a positive generational difference in the community of Gary, IN. Jessica practical demonstration of community giving has become a tool for her daughter and granddaughter as this next generation of WOW as they as well are impacting their local community.

Jessica educational background is in Education Organization Management.
Jessica works as a Soft-line Manager for Cabela’s in Hammond, IN. Jessica has
also worked as a personal shopper, florist, and often volunteers at nursing homes.


Jessica is a wife, mother of 5 and grandmother of 6. Jessica favorite scripture is Philippians 4:19 “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches
of his glory in Christ Jesus”

Deborah Foster

Barbara Martin

Deborah Denise Foster has been married for over 25 year to Minister Lawrence V Foster Jr. They are the proud parents of three daughters Laura-20 a junior at Olive Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL , Naomi-18 a sophomore at St Mary's , Notre Dame , IN and Rachel -17 a Sr. in High school . Deborah is a native of Gary, Indiana. she attended Indiana University  (Bloomington) where she pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority . She went on to graduate from Arizona University in 1985 with a Bachelors of Science Degree where she majored in Accounting. Deborah is the Founder and Vice-President of Accounting & Tax Consultant, Foster CPA. Over the past 23 years she has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Indiana, Oklahoma and currently Illinois. For the past two decades Mrs. Foster's associations included being a member of Indiana CPA Society, Oklahoma Society of Associations and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA.) Also. Deborah is licensed as a Certified  Government Financial Manager (CGFM). Deborah has over 30 years of assisting Government and Non Profit organization in their financial and accounting needs. Prior to starting her own business Deborah served as Sr. Accountant with the Homeland Security and Sr. Auditor with Department of Defense. 

Emma Donald

Barbara Martin, a founding member of Women Organizing Women, Inc.


Barbara is currently with the Lord as she has departed from this world on June 2, 2009. Barbara has served in many capacities throughout her life.


Barbara retired from Gary Housing Authority as a section 8 coordinator in 2001 after rendering 27 years of service. Barbara served as a volunteer with Methodist Hospital Spiritual Care. She was a dedicated Prayer Warrior and intercessor, faithfully praying for others every Wednesday morning at 5AM. We will see Barbara again in celebration of Eternal Life with Christ.

Pamela Key is one of the founding members of the WOW organization.

Pamela Key holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Indiana University. She has over 25 years of experience in social work, and has completed research assessments on community issues such as housing, AIDS, and the needs of the elderly. She is currently a Social Worker at Sojourner Truth House in Gary, Indiana, where she serves as Case Management Coordinator, for the Case Management Department and Transitional Program Outreach Coordinator. 


Pam believes that she was called to go into all the world and spread the good news of Jesus to the least of these about the true and risen Savior. Each day is a day of opportunity to help someone to become better. Service is in her blood and she believes without a shadow of doubt that with God all things are possible. Through it all she has learned to trust and depend on God’s provision and trust in His Word for He who has promised is Faithful.

Linda Abel

Toni Harris a founding member of Women Organizing Women, Inc


She is the Executive Director of “Food 4 you” a Community Feeding Ministry through Embassies of Christ church, for over 12 year.  Toni manages 100+ people in providing food for those families less fortunate. Toni discovered her passion to help people in need by providing meals early in life.


Toni has actively and creatively found ways to help this under represented group
by joining forces like “walk for Hunger” over the years. 


While working as a hair stylist Toni began mentoring young beauticians giving them inside tips that would enhance their gifts in the industry. Toni has been married for 28 years. Toni fondest memory of WOW is the annual women retreats and the excitement of bringing in new members. Toni future goal is to establish a non-profit food pantry.

Emma Donald a founding member of Women Organizing Women , Inc


Born in Maury County Tenn and received her diploma from Westside High School in 1976 she received her BS degree in economics from Purdue University West Lafayette Indiana. Her educational track also includes a Nurse's Aide Certificate from Miller Manor nursing home and also a Floral design certificate from Ivy Tech College.

Emma Donald loves people and loves helping them any way shape or form. She never meets a stranger. She has a warm, caring and sincere desire to assist in finding different ways to meet the needs of others. She is a true servant of the Lord which is demonstrated by her actions she believes in the Lord with all her heart mind and soul and whatever the situation or circumstances she believes that the Lord is the captain and the Creator and overcome of them all.

Linda Abel, Women Organizing Women, INC Ministry Mother.


Linda’s history with WOW spans over 20 years. Linda a resident of Gary, IN has displayed many community acts within and outside her local community.
Linda was a former girl’s scout leader, grantor for “Make a wish foundation, facilitator of Child evangelism programs, and vacation bible schools. The children loved Linda not only because she has a loveable spirit but she had candy treats she often gave to kids in the neighborhood.


The neighborhood kids love to visit Linda, (the candy lady) who owns the candy wagon. Linda did not only give kids candy in the community but she found that often times kids would go to school without receiving the proper breakfast needed to assist with learning at school; so Linda started her own community breakfast program for school kids in her community.

Linda is a professional clown, who received her clown certificate from Purdue University. Linda often would attract kids with or without the Clown’s attire. Everyone just loves her!


Linda would oversee carnivals for kids in Gary, IN. she was amazed at how many kids in the community never saw a carnival. Linda also developed a cook book for taste of service merchandise to help raise money for people who had Muscular Dystrophy. She often facilitated several fundraising events to bring
awareness to people who were faced with this challenge.


Linda is a wife, mother, grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 6. Linda’s favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13 “ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”


Linda’s future goals and purpose plans of God is to be a blessing to those God sends her way.

Cynthia Diane Lomax

Pamela Key

Cynthia Gee is a Christian Vocalist, future song writer, and a founding member of Women Organizing Women, Inc.


Cynthia discovered her gift of singing at an early age. Cynthia is the 2008 winner of the CD Depot, and has ministered in song while opening for Yolanda Adams and Smokey Norfolk. Cynthia also sings with “Saints with a Vision”, where Pharis Evans Jr. is founder and CEO of fountain of Life.


Cynthia is a mother of 3, grandmother, and a willing vessel for God our Father. Cynthia, her friends call her (Bum) favorite scripture is Romans 8:28 

Mary Birdsong is a founding member of Women Organizing Women, Inc.


She was born in Mount Pleasant Tennessee. She has been a resident of Gary Indiana for 49 years and graduate of West Side High School class of 1973.


She has been married to Neal Lee Birdsong Sr. for 35 years. Mart has five
children and 8 grandchildren. She is a long standing member of Pilgrim Rest MB
Baptist Church for 49 years.She is a founding
member of Women Organizing Women and love to serve the under privileged and at risk populations. She is given tribute for the greatest service she renders as a care giver to those in need who she serves faithfully and untiring giving them hope and healing through her loving care. Mary hobbies are cooking spending time with grandchildren working in yard visiting the sick and shut-in and over the road driving. Mary quotes “I have learned to depend and trust in God and allow him to direct my path.”

Cynthia Gee


Toni Harris

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