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                                                   Dr. Muriel Fuqua

Professor/ Senior Pastor /Overseer/ Author/Motivational Speaker/Life Coach

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     Dr. Muriel Avant Fuqua is a native of Louisville, Mississippi, but has resided in Daytona Beach, Florida since 1989.  She is married to Co-Pastor Danny Fuqua, a retired U.S. Army veteran of 29 years.  They have two children (Phebe and Daniel) and three grandchildren, Amaziah, Jaylisa, and Hezekiah. Apostle Fuqua has earned the following degrees: Bachelors’ and Masters’ Degrees in English Literature from Jackson State University and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from International Seminary. She has been teaching English at Daytona State College (DSC) since 1989. During the Fall/1998 semester, Apostle Fuqua wrote and developed the first African American Literature course offered at Daytona State College (DSC) and has been teaching this course since that time. For over five years, this has been the most popular literature course at DSC.

      In 1998, Dr. Fuqua reorganized DBCC’s (now DSC) Literary Society.  This student club had been inactive for over eight years, but during Dr. Fuqua’s tenure as advisor, the student club won several state literary awards.  While being the Advisor of DBCCs (now DSC) literary magazine (at that time named Reflections), Dr. Fuqua, along with student club members restructured the library for the Rose Marie Bryon Children’s Center, one of the oldest after care centers in Daytona Beach, Florida. The literary club collected and donated over 1,000 books to revamp the center’s library.

      Dr. Fuqua has received numerous prestigious awards. Among them is the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers Award, received in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2004.  In 2008, during the Juneteenth Banquet, the City of Daytona Beach, Florida awarded Dr. Fuqua a Hometown Hero Recognition Award for her work in the local community. In 2019 the Juneteenth Community Celebration gave her the Community Recognition Award, for her outstanding contribution to the community.


       Dr. Fuqua was the former Principal of Word And Praise Christian Learning Center (WPCLC) a daycare and private school that provided education for children ages one through middle school, in the Midtown Community in Daytona Beach, Florida.  The school closed in 2017. Additionally, Dr. Fuqua is currently a Satellite Supervisor for International Seminary of Plymouth, Florida. She has been biblical seminary education in the Daytona Beach Community for over seven years. International Seminary has satellite locations in over 84 countries.


      After assisting various pastors for over 10 years, and evangelizing for 11 years, Dr. Fuqua accepted the office of a Pastor, in 2000.  The church began in an extra room in the family's home, with four people: her husband Co-Pastor Danny, Phebe, and Daniel.  Dr. Fuqua is the Senior Pastor of Word And Praise Family Church Inc.

    Dr. Fuqua is also the Founder and Overseer of  I.N.S.P.I.R.E.  and Muriel Fuqua Ministries Inc.  I.N.S.P.I.R.E is an International Network of Spiritual Partners – Inspired to Restore and Emulate Kingdom Standards.  This ministry is for spiritual covering and partnership. “Loving, Serving and Impacting Life Into God’s People” is the vision of Muriel Fuqua Ministries Inc. She does this via workshops, seminars, conferences motivational speaking, book editing, making homemade products, as well as other outreach ministries activities and events.

     In 2009 Dr. Fuqua said “Yes” to the Lord regarding the office of an Apostle. She had been praying and seeking God concerning this heavy mantle, for many years.  She was officially affirmed and ordained in this office in October of 2011 and was sent forth as an Apostle. Apostle Fuqua’s Overseer is Archbishop Mark and Lady Donna Dubois of Judah International Ministries in Mackinaw, Illinois.

     In  October of 2014, Dr. Fuqua published her autobiographical memoir entitled He Wrapped My Pain In His Glory.  And in October of 2015, she published her second book entitled Images From My Heart: Inspirational Quotes and Poems.

    Apostle Fuqua’s ministry work has afforded her the opportunity to travel and speak at various community events, churches, crusades, revivals, workshops, and seminars.  She has also preached and ministered in the Bahamas, the Republic of the Philippines, Paris, France, and Jamaica.  She flows profoundly with prophetic gifting and has been a mentor for many pastors and five-fold ministry leaders.


     Finally, in September of 2020, Apostle Fuqua had the privilege of joining the John Maxwell Team. The John Maxwell Team is a group of Maxwell certified Coaches, Trainers, Speakers and Professionals, offering workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching to aid in personal and professional growth to individuals, organizations, and companies worldwide. View her website at for more information.


    Apostle Dr. Muriel Fuqua’s motto in life is: “Knowledge held within is dead knowledge.  Share it with others, and then it is resurrected.” Dr. Fuqua’s favorite scripture is: Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with your whole heart, and lean not to your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”  Apostle Dr. Muriel Fuqua is truly an end-time warrior, equipped and ready for battle. For over 30 years, Dr. Muriel Fuqua has been actively working to protect, advocate and educate Floridians, as well as other states and nations. 

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