Biography of Tera Carissa

Tera Carissa Hodges enjoys being of service to all mankind. An empowerment champion through her speaking, media appearances, coaching, and mentoring, helping people become empowered despite their past and mistakes is her passion. She enjoys serving the community through outreach initiatives and organizations she supports.

From her Life Now Luncheons were she encourages women of all ages to press pass their pain and live their best life now, to anti-bullying campaigns for teens, and more, she travels extensively domestically and internationally to minister in speaking, media interviews and more.

Her international invites and international media outreach includes: South Africa, England, Ghana, Australia, Bahamas, Kenya, Nigeria, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago and more. Tera has also appeared on numerous national television programs, radio shows, and magazines such as: Essence Magazine, The Word Network, Stellar Award Winning Radio 1000, and more.

She was elated to have been invited to minister on the audio companion for The Bible Series, a television series produced by Creator of The Apprentice, Mark Burnett and Touched By Angel co-star, Roma Downey, which aired on The History Channel in 2013. In addition to her first e-book UnApologetically Anointed, exclusively available on her website, she is included in Black Woman Redefined, which includes essays by other prominent women such as: Sherri Shepherd, Co-Host of ABC's The View, Jill Scott, National Recording Artist, Jacque Reid, from the Tom Joyner Morning Show and more.

A graduate of Florida A&M University armed with a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism, Tera believes in combining her professional gifts with her service gifts. She has hosted numerous cutting edge community events such as:

HIV/AIDS In the Church with Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire, author of best selling novel Soul Food and Faith Under Fire,

Produced nationally televised services and events

Broadcast live on top 20 radio markets such as Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas and more

Featured Guest on "INSTINCT" the book by Bishop T.D. Jakes teleconference

Featured Guest on "Man Up," with Bishop Noel Jones

Teen Empowerment speaker at the Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy

A woman of many accomplishments and mistakes, her motto is: We all make mistakes. But we don't have to allow our mistakes to make us. Move on and GROW FORWARD.