We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. Joanna Birchett and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dr. Joanna, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
Hello everyone, I am Dr. Joanna Birchett, and I was born and raised in the beautiful island of Jamaica, I am from a small community known as Catherine Hall in Montego Bay. Growing up we had little to no resources, but this was not an issue for me, I grew up as a very happy kid and because my parents instilled so much value in us, I learnt from a very early age the importance of good character and integrity. I was raised to value the meaning of strength and consistency. My mother’s strength and my fathers’ wisdom were key factors that pushed me into my destiny.  I watched my mom wear many hats and she was a go getter, she never gave up even in her times of illness and her drive motivated me to do more and go hard. The Bible declared in Ecclesiastes 11:2  Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land. Today, I am an Entrepreneur, Educator, Pastor, Author and Community Leader.  I am excited for the journey, and I would never change it for nothing. I am thankful for all the challenges I faced, and I know without a doubt that my best days are still ahead.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
There is so much to say on this topic because the Lord has truly allowed my gifts to make room for me and I am humbled. I am the CEO and founder of Gospel 4 U Network, which is a TV, Magazine and Book Publishing company located in Carlisle, PA.  I am also a published author of 6 books and I just recently released my first of many single “Defeat is Not an Option” written by me, but sung by Christina Morgan-Diaz, Veronica Dixon featuring Dr. Larry Birchett, Jr. and Wendine McFarlane, and can be downloaded from every music platform. I am also the proud owner of a 2 star accredited childcare academy in Carlisle, PA. Our academy is based on stellar academics, love, compassion, and safety. We are a community that believes our children are the future so we make sure we put them first. We are growing and continuing to push to our highest potential. Being a woman in business is such an amazing journey and I owe it all to the Lord.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to take time to first and foremost thank God for all He is doing in my life. Special thanks to my very supportive and loving husband Apostle Dr. Larry Birchett, Jr., who has been a great inspiration in my life, to all my wonderful children, I love you. I also want to give a huge shout out to Vision Catchers in my life, it takes a village and I could not have done this without your support, my daily motto is “Defeat is not an Option” and like I always say, this is not a brand for me, it’s a lifestyle, I have to live this thing.  Thanks to my wonderful daughter,  Zi-Nei Ward for recommending me for this interview. Thank you all and God Bless you!

Website: https://www.harvesthouserestorationcenter.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gospel4u/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-joanna-birchett-203806184/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gospel4unetwork

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joanna.o.birchett/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JoannaBirchett

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