Mother Gwendolyn Lawson Townsend
"Beloved, just for a bit, be still and praise God for His favor, His grace, and His awesomeness. Use your weapon! God is able to do the impossible and is always so very near, loving you unconditionally. Believe that He will help you to live your life to the fullest, cause you to excel above your expectations, empower you to shine in the darkest places, protect you at all times, lift you up when you need Him the most, let you know when you walk with Him that you will always be safe, and to position yourself to spiritually receive that which He has already provided. Blessings to you, in HOLINESS. "
District Missionary Gwendolyn E. Lawson Townsend is a native of Seattle, Washington with roots in Shreveport, Louisiana. She is a proud graduate of Garfield High School in Seattle and attended Shoreline College and NW College for Medical Assistants/Lab Technicians where she received her certification and board preparation. She then went on to receive her BA in Public Administration and certification as an Interior Decorator. She hold several local church (Greater Glory Ministries), Washington State Jurisdictional and International COGIC positions including Supervisor of the GGM Department of Women, President of Women of Glory Ministries, Founder of INFUSION Summit and Sister-Time; Jurisdictional Department of Women Administrative Assistant, Executive Secretary, and Executive Board member.
Our newly appointed General Supervisor, Mother Barbara McCoo Lewis, on February 28, 2017 spoke with her about a position and in Mother Lewis' first official international meeting on April 3, 2017 during the COGIC International April Call Meeting, made her first public-announced appointment as she called to the platform, "Mother Gwendolyn Lawson Townsend" to perform her first official duty as International Assistant Executive Secretary of the Department of Women Worldwide.
Under this new appointment she has already written and published the first International Department of Women Directory, and her work is just beginning. Two major accomplishment in her position was the facilitation of the writing of the IDOW Directory (2017-present) and the newly revised IDOW Handbook for Women (2020).
Her latest international assignments include: her appointment in November 2017 by the General Supervisor, Mother Barbara McCoo Lewis, as the International Executive Secretary for the International Department of Women, COGIC, Inc.; her appointment onto the Special Convention Assistance Committee of the Intl. COGIC Department of Women; and onto the Board of Directors of the McGlothen Houses/Intl. COGIC Department of Women.
In the early 2000’s, she began teaching “Positioned by prayer, precept, principle, and practice for protection, potentiality, power, purpose, peace, passion, possibility, provision, His plan, His promise, His path and His presence. Position yourself to receive that which the Lord has already provided!” and a few years later she positioned herself to become the published author of HOLINESS – God’s Demand For His People with a second book due to be published soon.
In April of 2016, LadyG was presented the opportunity to exhort the people of God in the Washington State Jurisdiction Women's Convention opening night services where, as the 1st local person to be the featured speaker at an opening evening service bringing the message of "The Peculiarity of Me...standing on a Holiness Foundation" and she again reminded the people of God's Unretracted HOLINESS Demand.
In 2019 she expanded her vision to found Gracious Ladies Together (GLT-InService, InMinistry).
Shortly after this expansion, she began a "cancer journey" in August of 2019...and what a testimony of more than a year of multiple cancers, months of chemo, months of daily high-dosage radiation, a temporary ileostomy, two double surgeries, many weeks in the hospital, and more, that she continues openly to share to the glory of God! Many question her physical changes but she points them to her spiritual changes!
In January 2020, LadyG was the main speaker at the Jurisdictional Monthly Fellowship Meeting with the message "Journey of Opportunity."
In March 2020 she took the lead in preparing GGM for the pandemic and because of her insight and oversight, she assisted her pastor in strengthening the members, the building, the ministry for this new-normal. To God's glory, GGM leads the way in church preparation and facilitation during this pandemic.
Being from the “old school” she stands on its HOLINESS teachings and in her 3:00am Prayer and Word Study on her birthday, July 10 (7/10), from Ezra 7:10 she received study, do, teach – and so she does. Her Life Theme: "I Trust God"
We will continue to pray for our GGM Department of Women Supervisor/GLT President as she now represents us internationally efficiently and with excellence as the:
Executive Secretary for the
International Department of Women.