National Association Women on the Rise 2012 Spiritual Expert
Author of the book, It Had to Happen – Understanding that everything you go through in life is for God’s Purpose.” Cynthia A. Patterson is a native Houstonian. Founder and CEO of Daughters of Virtue and Excellence, Inc. (DOVE Inc.): A nonprofit organization that offers mentoring, counseling, and personal development education to women of all walks of life.
Cynthia shares with many women her testimony where she lived a double life, working in Corporate America by day then drugs, alcohol, wild parties with different men by night. While this lifestyle was very gratifying, it turned out she chose to live this way to suppress the feelings of guilt, shame, abandonment, and humiliation that she acquired from her entire negative past experiences through rape and sexual abuse. So for years, she was pursuing something that only fixed those issues temporarily by satisfying a desire for a momentary high or rush.
Lost with no hope this left her feeling dead on the inside. But, it was not until Cynthia recognized it and sought a higher power for her help and strength. Now her mission in life is committed to helping women who are depressed, emotionally abused, prostitutes, addicts, or requesting help and guidance in identifying their significant purpose in life.
A sought-after inspirational speaker who has a genuine passion to inspire and encourage women, she is known for her amazing, approachable, engaging, and transparent style. Her deep love for God is obvious as she takes her women audience on a journey through the truth of God’s word in all her presentation. Her wisdom is shared with loads of practical advice and application. No matter what the topic, her passion and prayer is that each woman duplicates and leaves inspired.
Cynthia has a son who she calls her mighty man of valor, Michael, as he is her first ministry. She loves to laugh and loves helping and serving God’s daughters.