Dr. Venessa Ellen

Dr. Venessa Ellen

Chair of Women's Ministry Department; Professor

B.S., College of Biblical Studies
M.A., The Masters College
M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminaries (Administration and Women's Ministry)


A native of Beaumont, Texas, Venessa surrendered her life to Christ and to His call to serve His Kingdom in the 90’s. For more than 18 years, Venessa has communicated her burden for the women of God in conferences, seminars, bible studies and retreats. Because of this burden she has founded a non-profit ministry called The Second Chance Center. The mission of The Second Chance Center is to meet the fundamental needs of young women who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy and have nowhere to live.

She has utilized her gifts and talents in the areas of teaching, counseling, training and mentoring women. More specifically, Venessa has taught, counseled and trained women in the areas of praying, worshiping, fasting, confessing and repenting of sin, renewing the mind, studying the Bible, applying the Bible to their personal lives, managing their time, resolving conflict biblically, relating to one another as God has designed, and honoring, respecting and submitting to God-given authorities.