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President  / Founder

of WOW Ministries, LLC.

Melissa Walker-Johnson is the President and Founder of W.O.W. Ministries, LLC. A ministry created to inspire the world through the teaching, preaching, and literary works; books, poems, and curriculum. Her work is multi facet as her gifts and talents are specifically centered in inspiring and influencing the world to worship over worry.


She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She holds a BA in “Business Management” and was a partner with First Class Financial Corporation for over ten years. Her business career launched her into a new company as President/CEO of WOW Coaching, and WOW Investment & Management Company. These companies are a part of her brand, WOW Ministries LLC. She also earned a Master of Arts in “Practical Theology and Pastoral Counseling” from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. Johnson is a Professor of Religious Studies and Career Development.

She is the creator of W.O.W. (Worshiping God over Worrying) book, curriculum, devotions, and curriculum. She is the visionary and creative writer behind the mission, the motivation, and the movement of W.O.W. Ministries, LLC.



an enlightening experience

Master of Arts in Practical Theology and Pastoral Counseling

Ashland Theological Seminary | Ashland, OH

Degree Seminar Paper: Inner healing through Pastoral Counseling

Concentration in Theological Studies

Moody Theological Seminary | Plymouth, MI

Bachelor of Arts in Management

Detroit College of Business | Dearborn, MI


Concentration in Business Finance

Walsh College | Troy, MI

MBA Candidate 1997-1999


Teaching Experience

ideas or principles taught

Professor- Career Development | Central Piedmont College| Charlotte, NC

Professor World Religion | Central Texas College, Ft Stewart, Georgia

Small Group Facilitator – Growing Towards Maturity | Back2the Family Ministries

  • Developed curriculum, discipled women ages 35-50, focusing on growing up to reflect the character and conduct of Christ.

Small Group Facilitator – Inductive Study of James | Back2the Family Ministries

  • Developed curriculum, discipled young women ages 18-25, focusing on growing in maturity.

Professor – Systematic Theology | Detroit Bible Institute, Detroit, MI

  • Developed a curriculum to approach the complexity, yet, unity of the Godhead. The course also included creating a teaching paradigm of learning the character and conduct of God in a systematic way. Discussing the views surrounding the understanding of who God is and how He operates in the culture today.

Professor – Essential Christian Doctrine | Detroit Bible Institute, Detroit, MI

  • Co-taught this course which focuses on understanding the elements of the Christian worldview in contrast with the other major worldviews. Students were instructed on how to defend and live out their faith. They learned how to have dialogue with members of other religious groups; including Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, and Muslims.

Professor – Hermeneutics | Detroit Bible Institute, Detroit, MI

  • Developed a curriculum to learn how to inductively study the word of God. This approach encompass the theory of interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, and verbal/non-verbal communication. 


Speaking Credits

expression through spoken language

“Marriage and Family”

Single Ministry/lecture | Strictly Biblical Church, Dearborn, MI, October 2002.

“Walking in Holiness”

Conversion testimony/lecture | Sister-Girl Ministry (youth group), Southfield, MI, July 2007.

“A Comparison of the Trinity and Oneness Theology"

Conversion testimony/lecture | Evangel Ministry Church–MI, Chosen Generation Ministry class, November 2007.

“Saved and Purity”

Workshop | Youth Conference/lecture, undisclosed location in MI, March 2008.

“Beyond the Veil”

Workshop | Women’s Conference/lecture, (youth group), undisclosed location in MI, May 2008.

“Raising Future Leaders”

Workshop/lecture | Future-Man Writer’s Camp (young men), Future Men Leadership, Southfield, MI, June 2012.


“I Never Knew I Needed a Village”

Testimony/celebratory event, New Hope Tabernacle, Detroit, MI, October 2012.



thoughts and ideas through readable form

Pain 2 Purpose (Life Coaching)  Curriculum/Journal

 WOW Ministries LLC., | Detroit, MI.


"Pains and Joys of Educating Boys"

Workbook | IMAGE of Success, Inc., Southfield, MI.

“Pains and Joys of Raising Boys"

Workbook | Back 2 the Family Ministries, Southfield, MI.

“God’s Prosperous Family"

Workbook | Back 2 the Family Ministries, Southfield, MI.

“ Couple's Curriculum"

Curriculum | WOW Ministries, LLC, Detroit, MI.


Published Works

prepared and issued for sale

“7 Weapons for Defeating Worry” 
Book | WOW Ministries, LLC. Detroit, MI.

 ** Latest Release: "Dreaming Big: 30 Dynamic Days of Dreaming"

 Devotion Book | WOW Ministries, LLC. Detroit, MI.


Related Experience

relevant field encounters

Ordained Minister | Evangel Ministries - Detroit, Michigan

 Career & Couple's Coach| WOW Ministries, LLC. Detroit, Michigan

Founder/ Director | Sister-Girl Ministry - Detroit, Michigan

  • Creator of small group discipleship club for girls 11-18 years of age. Implementing biblical principles, life strategies, coping techniques, and how to live for Christ in an ungodly world.

Program Director | Christian Family Group - Canton, Michigan

  • Created a family group of over five families to rear godly children, strong marriage, and family accountability.


Certifications/ Interviews


Certfified Life Coach | IAP Career College - Detroit, Michigan


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Worship OverWorry
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