When I was a young woman, I knew the life I wanted but I had no idea how to get there. I understand what it is like to have to forge your own way through unchartered territory. When I meet someone, who has done just that, I choose to celebrate her. I am excited to share my conversation with Shirene Hicks.
Shirene is a minister of the gospel, radio host, author, and police officer. I would describe her as a modern day super heroine with a bible in one hand and a gun in the other – carrying the law of the Lord and the land. She is a devoted wife and mother of three beautiful girls. Who says a woman cannot have it all?
- Who is Shirene Hicks?
I am the founder of Breaking Through Barriers Ministries. I am an ordained minister. I am the author of the book, “365 days of Tears”. I have also been a law enforcement officer for the past 13 years. Currently, I host a weekly radio show every Monday on 1570 am from 4:30-5:00pm. The goal of my radio show is to inspire both hearts and minds. I am working towards a second Master’s degree at Loyola University in counseling. I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and three children.
I am called to missions and the prophetic. I recently visited Haiti and I had a life changing experience. I have a love and desire to help those that are in need. I find comfort while on the mission field. It is my opportunity to humbly give back and minister to others. Over a decade ago I discovered my calling. Through dreams I saw myself traveling the world and digging wells. I knew then that I had an awesome mission ahead.
- What do you absolutely love to do?
One thing that I absolutely love to do is travel. I enjoy traveling both domestically and internationally.
- What is fear to you and how have you overcome fear?
Fear is a stumbling block and it prevents progress. I had to overcome fear when being vocal about feminism. I am a feminist. I am interested in equality. My goal is not to bash men but to fight for equality among women. When I identify myself as a feminist, I am often judged especially by my male counterparts. I overcame fear by accepting who I was called to be.
- What is your greatest accomplishment?
My greatest accomplishment is finishing my book, 365 Days of Tears, within a two-month time frame. During that time, I had an infant daughter that I also had to care for. Every morning after, when she was sound asleep, I would sit up and write from 2 am to 5 am.
- What is the goal of your ministry? How do you measure its success?
The goal of my ministry is to preach the kingdom of God in a way that will draw all to Christ. I measure my ministry success by the change that is evident in others. In the near future, I am working on opening up my very own counseling center. I am currently working on a second book. I am also building a global women’s ministry. A ministry where women can come together and build one another up. A ministry that will allow room for travel, retreats, and other outings.
Website: prophetessshirenehicks.com for upcoming speaking engagements and conferences.
356 Days of Tears is available on Amazon also available at nextcenturypublishing.com
Breaking Through Barriers Ministries Prayer call begins on January 1, 2018 at 7 pm. Dial in # (563)999-2090 access #338929 playback# (563) 999-2099. The prayer call is every Monday.