Apostle Ivana Vereen was born with a purpose. Her mother, Dilcy Mae Vereen, gave birth to two sets of multiples; twins and triplets. She is one of the triplets. Her mother had one single birth and two multiple deliveries, unaware that she was pregnant with triplets until two weeks before delivering. The complications that her mother faced giving birth as all three children tried to leave the womb at the same time, mirrors the struggles and fight of her life. Finding an alternative way to cope with her hardships, Apostle Ivana led a life of drug addiction, abuse, incarceration, and scandal hanging on by a thread, but always knowing that there was a purpose to fulfill.
Today she walks in that purpose, teaching others that there is life after drug abuse, addiction, past failures and mistakes and a series of bad choices and decisions but by God's grace she is still here. She attributes her recovery and deliverance as well as her new mind to a rebirth of her soul, trusting in God to provide the strength she needed to turn her life around. She is not ashamed to tell her story, knowing that it may help others break free of the bonds that are keeping them feeling worthless, rejected, hurt, hopeless and ashamed.
In 2015 Apostle Ivana published her very first book titled "Lost in The Valley." This book chronicles the life she lived while in a world of darkness. God has brought her out into the light and she desires to spread hope to the hopeless, love to the lost and faith to the faithless.
She is very active in ministry and is now a licensed and ordained first Evangelist, Pastor and now Apostle, keeping God first in all that she does. Apostle Ivana is the mother of seven children; six sons and one daughter, born last. Apostle Ivana has obtained a degree in Criminal Justice administration in 2006 and has since received her Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies, her Masters in Community Ministry and Social Work and her Doctorate in Professional Leadership form Isaiah University of the Holy Ghost.
Apostle Ivana has also obtained a C.N.A. license and has worked as a certified Nursing Assistant for over 16 years, caring for the Elderly Community. Apostle Ivana has also worked as a Family Advocate and now Behavioral Aide offering services that include Case Management, Addiction and Recovery Services. Psychosocial Services and Counseling helping those who feel they have been rejected cast out and set aside as well as those battling low self-esteem and insecurities. Apostle Ivana shares her story of hope and redemption teaching others that they too can be free.
Apostle Ivana credits her new life to Christ and fully acknowledges that if it weren't for God's grace she would not still be here. It's a new day and she's walking in it!
"Together We Win!"