DR. ROXANNE ASIBONGAWAN RUSS
Dr. Roxanne Russ was born and raised in New Orleans, La. Education, classical music, and Ministry has been a vital part of her life since childhood. God enlarged her territory and called her to the marketplace as an entrepreneur.
Dr. Russ was the first young black female to receive her credentials at Cox Cable in Productions and Media and the first black female to host a live talk show entitled “Spotlight with Roxanne” During the early ’90s.
Dr. Russ is a Certified Chaplain, And also worked as a case manager with those with mental and health challenges. It was during this field of work, Dr. Russ found her passion. She immediately switched her major from “Educational Studies” to “Social Work,” where she can utilize her gift of compassion and love.
Dr. Russ’ credentials include:
-An Associate’s degree in Christian Education
-Bachelor of Theology
-Bachelor in the Arts
-Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling
-Ph.D. in Pastoral Care, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Russ’ experience includes:
-NAACP, Co-Chair of Religious Affairs (New Orleans Chapter)
-Survivor and now an Advocate For Domestic Violence voluntary representing New Orleans Family Justice Center. NOFJC
-Entrepreneur- Licensed Cosmetologist, the former owner of the B U Transformed Beauty Salon and Spa, Beyond The -Veil Christian Books & Cafe, And CEO of “Life All Natural Oils & Creations.”
-Songwriter and Publisher- CD Album Cover Title – “Lift My Hands” featuring
Upcoming Release of Book 2022
-Host of Pearls Of Wisdom IFO Internet Radio Broadcast
-Visionary of WCM Shalom International Internet Radio Broadcast.
It was during her adolescent years that life hit her unethically. She had to face and endure many setbacks, hardships, and trials, preparing her for destiny. Rushing to begin her family life, Dr. Russ rushed into a marriage which led to an abusive situation. After realizing the marriage was doomed, she courageously left that marriage and realized her TRUE purpose. Dr. Russ immediately began counseling and therapy to move effectively into her future.
Through this ordained tragedy, Dr. Russ began receiving professional help from the NOFJC. This decision was the beginning of a life-changing journey that opened the door to her destiny upon completing her counseling and therapy sessions from the NOFJC. , she received a Certificate and became an Advocate for The New Orleans Family Justice and Healing Center as a “VOICE” against Domestic Violence. Her testimony was inspiring; she was chosen to Speak at the National Lawyers Association conference and interviewed for Australia’s number one top Television Broadcast episode, “Life After Domestic Violence.”
What the devil meant for evil, God worked it out for her good! The outcome of her sessions empowered Dr. Russ to launch the Pearls of Wisdom (POW) Family Outreach, a program designed to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of today’s family. Songs of healing and deliverance were written and produced during this time. In 2018 POW was revamped and expanded with its own International Radio network station.
She had to experience her heartache before she could launch it. Her mission is to strengthen, uplift, encourage, and restore the broken, hurting individual and family.
Determined to defeat her obstacles, she launched an All-Natural Hair, Skin, and Body Oil Company with Authentic African artifacts and cultural jewelry.
In 2019 after a 20 year “wait,” Dr. Russ was released by God to Establish the Worldwide Christian Mission, A Global Outreach Mission. God mandates her to do mission work globally. This assignment is for the orphanages, widows, those imprisoned, those who lack aid for better education, troubled youths, and the less fortunate.
Dr. Russ believes that she has the voice and influence to change society through mission work positively. Her passion and desire are not just to educate, empower, and restore others with knowledge but show them how great they are by pulling out the untapped potential buried within them. To motivate the next generation that their lives matter and they have the power within themselves to shape our world into a better, more positive place once they put their brains to work in the right direction. She believes she has the gift to make that happen.
She has come back stronger and is more determined to thrive rather than survive. This modern-day Esther is on a global assignment to Restore and Return Men’s Hearts to God, beginning with Africa!!
Her favorite scripture:
Her favorite song
If I can help somebody as I travel, then my living shall not be in vain.