March is Women’s History Month – A Salute to Champions of Faith
Evangelist Georgia Horton is on fire for the Lord. She accepted Christ while imprisoned and after discovering her calling to evangelism, she shared the Good News Gospel with fellow inmates for 21 years and continues to spread His message since being released three years ago.
What factors led to you becoming an evangelist?
I came from an environment of mental, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Even though there were many different facets to my recovery, only one led to my deliverance. God used another evangelist to speak into my life and share the healing virtue in the living waters of God’s Word.
The new birth in my life led me to answer the calling on my life. God launched me into evangelism while I was serving a 25-years-to-life sentence in what was then the world’s largest women’s prison, housing close to 4,000 women.
What is your mission in this role?
My assignment and mission is to share the transforming power of God through my testimony to as many that God will allow me. My goal is to have women retreats and seminars around the world utilizing the tools that God gave me in the curriculums that I wrote to help women be set free and empowered to focus on their legacy versus their history.
Are you active with a local church?
I attend Truth and Love Christian Church in Carson under the leadership of Pastor Walter Tucker III and the Rev. Robin Tucker, first lady. I also have a Christian talk show on Hosanna Broadcasting Network called, “Preaching With a Divine Purpose.”
How did your prison experience affect your life and your ministry?
Prison is designed to break not only your spirit, but also your will. Unfortunately, many men and women come into the system already wounded. It was only the power of God that made me able to prosper while in prison.
As it states in Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that rises against you in judgment, thou shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord.” The enemy (Satan) meant to destroy me and trust me, there were many weapons formed [against me].
But, on a positive note, while incarcerated, I wrote 7 curriculums that were endorsed and utilized by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and I taught over 11 years to thousands of women in drug programs, churches and mental health facilities. I received certificates from many different government officials for my work.
Even though I had many adversaries while in prison, I learned that it is in places of hard pressure that you find out what the Spirit of God has birthed inside of you if you allow the Potter to form you by His loving hands.
What encouraging words can you share?
John 4:14 – “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him shall be a well of water, springing up into everlasting life.”
My words of wisdom are “Time has its on voice, allow it to speak!”