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                                          Welcome to Divine Ministries International Fellowship Incorporated, Southern Region                                                    under the leadership of Regional Presiding Bishop Tyras Simmons. The Southern Region                                                for D-MIF consist of the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.                                                  We welcome church leaders in these States to reach out to Bishop Simmons with any                                                      questions concerning joining D-MIF.  

                                          Bishop Simmons was duly consecrated to the office of Bishop in July, 2016 and received                                                  the rite of Apostolic Succession in July 2017. He is the shepherd leader of Divine          

                                          Inspirations International Ministries of Gretna, LA. D-MIF South is rapidly growing and we invite you to connect with us in this region and join is in helping to unify the body of Christ. 


Join us at the First Annual D-MIF South “Get Refreshed Conference” in New Orleans, LA. Our introductory Theme is “Laying A Solid Foundation”.


1 Corinthians 3:11-13 11For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person's work.


The word “foundation” is defined as the ground on which other parts rest or are overlaid, like the base on which a house is built or the roots of a tree. Without a strong foundation, neither could withstand the storms that various seasons bring. Similarly, without a strong spiritual foundation, you cannot withstand the storms of life that you may be facing—whether they are financial, emotional, or relational. Although society and culture may offer many solutions to help you brace against the struggles of daily living, following are the three essentials needed in your spiritual life to weather any storm you might be dealt:

1.   Praise and Worship

2.   The Word of God

3.   Prayer


By embracing these three activities and putting them into daily practice, you will build your spiritual strength—your foundation—and begin to experience a powerful new sense of God’s presence and purpose. Just as it takes time to lay a sturdy foundation for a house to be built on; it takes time to build the foundation of your faith. Likewise, when you spend time with God in praise, worship, His Word, and prayer, He uses it as a foundation to solve your problems and transform your life.


If you don’t already have a daily habit of devotion to the Lord, it’s not too late to start. Why not start by simply looking deeply into your heart and then asking God to draw you closer into a relationship with Him? Through worship, the Word, and prayer, He will be there. Join us for a time of refreshing, learning, worship and fellowship.


Conference Dates: Wed-Sat / January 15th – 18th / New Orleans, LA


Wednesday, January 15th

7:00PM - White Night Welcome & Honor Service – Bishop Vincent Tharpe, Sr. - Speaker


Thursday, January 16th

12:00 - 1:15PM: Noon Day Praise Service – Overseer Darral Monroe - Speaker

1:30PM - 3:00PM - School of Ministry/Adjutant Academy

3:00PM - 3:30PM - Break/Vendor Shopping

3:30PM - 5:00PM - School of Ministry/Adjutant Academy

5:00PM - 6:45PM - Dinner Break/Vendor Shopping

7:00PM – Southern Regional Bishop Night – Bishop Tyras Simmons – Speaker


Friday, January 17th

12:00 - 1:15PM: Noon Day Praise Service – Bishop Chris Pipkin, Sr. - Speaker

1:30PM – 2:45PM - School of Ministry/Adjutant Academy

3:00PM - 4:15PM - School of Ministry/Adjutant Academy

4:30PM - 5:30PM - Special Sessions (singles, married couples)

5:45PM - 6:45PM - Dinner Break/Vendor Shopping

7:00PM - Awards Gala


Saturday, January 18th

12:00PM - Ecumenical Service - Bishop Ron Alexander - Speaker



Prelate/Pastors Class: Fundamental Church Structure / Bishop Derwin Dickerson

Lay-Leaders Class: Basic Church Leadership Structure / Bishop Larry Jackson

Clergy Wives: “What Clergy Wives Need To Know” / Overseer Denise Tharpe

Clergy Class: Basic Biblical Studies / Intro to Preaching / Bishop Chris Pipkin

Adjutancy: Servanthood / Overseer Earl Lacy

Special Sessions: Single Session; Married Couples Session – Instructors TBA

Youth Sessions: Instructor TBA

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