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The West Volusia community is filled with positive people who lead efforts that engage other community members to live their best lives with the resources available.

Evangelist LaQwonna Glaster is one of those leaders.

She can be found in the community serving in many roles: servant, wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, prayer warrior, evangelist, praise-dancer, life coach, mentor, organizer, painter and writer.

Glaster founded Sisters of Faith Women’s Ministry in 2010 to minister to women who are hurting inside, and to teach them how to release their pain.

The ministry is an online- and community-driven network of supportive women who share similar goals and interests.

Sisters of Faith will present the “What’s in Your Purse?” women’s conference at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Divine Remnant of Truth, a Full-Gospel church that meets at 2487 S. Volusia Ave. in Orange City.

The purpose of the conference is for women to receive deliverance from problems that have held them back in life and interfered with their walk with Christ.

“That baggage begins to get heavy and weigh us down, and we find ourselves carrying issues for years,” Glaster said. “Oftentimes we are also carrying other people’s baggage and don’t realize it. It is my heart’s desire for souls to be saved and lives changed.”

Glaster was born in Columbus, Ohio, but spent most of her upbringing in San Diego. For the past five years, she has called Florida home.

She has been married to Travis D. Glaster for more than 12 years; together, they have a blended family of five children and are spiritual parents or godparents to seven children.

LaQwonna Glaster takes great pride in engaging and nurturing relationships with her children.

“I am related to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through my great-uncle the Rev. Joel L. King Jr.,” Glaster said, adding, “I was a first responder during 9/11, as I spent eight years in the U.S. Navy.”

Glaster is an evangelist and proud member of Divine Remnant of Truth, under the direction of Pastor Irah Martin. Glaster serves as the pastor’s secretary.

“I am a servant at heart and a willing vessel of the Lord. I am able to see the good in others, even when they are having a hard time seeing who God made them,” Glaster said. “I am faithful in who God has called me to be and very diligent in my calling. I am very focused and driven to help others work toward their destination with Christ.”

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at or sponsor of the women’s conference, or would like to donate to or participate in Sisters of Faith or the women’s conference, send an email to sistersoffaith@gmail.com.

— Cameron, a longtime educator, lives in Orange City. Send email to cameronchronicleslive@gmail.com.

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