Dr. Deborah Witt isn’t your average family medical doctor. She has a thriving medical practice at Jefferson Family Medicine, and is a medical school professor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. But most significantly, Dr. Witt is a member of Glory Unlimited Ministries, Inc., which will hold its annual “World Missions Benefit Concert” on Nov. 30 at The Church of Christian Compassion, 6121 Cedar Ave. The concert will feature gospel superstar Earnest Pugh. It will be is a free will offering/fundraising event.
Pugh is one of gospel music’s hottest artists. He is known for his smash hits, “I Need Your Glory” and “Rain on Us,” which escalated to the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Gospel Singles Radio Chart. Pugh will be performing along with other local and national artists.
Glory Unlimited Ministries was founded by Evangelist Dorothy “Dot” White, from Copperas Cove, TX. Glory Unlimited Ministries provides free prescription medications at mobile medical clinics, dental services, food,clothing, scholarships, clean water systems, micro enterprise programs, Bibles, prayer and other ministry support services to needy individuals and families. Proceeds from the benefit concert will support Glory Unlimited Ministries’ missions work in the United States, Africa, Jamaica, Haiti and other countries.
Dr. Witt is the medical director and Chief Financial Officer for Glory Unlimited Ministries. During one of her international medical missions visit, Dr. Witt recalls one patient named Neal.
“Mr. Neal's story is powerful because he was a man sitting by the side of the road in tall weeds, a community throw away, an amputee, hungry, with calluses on his hand from trying to dig a root for food with a dull machete,” she said. “His bottom was raw, from dragging from across the ground, because his armpit was raw from a broken crutch. We saw him and stopped. [We began] to engage him in conversation and understand who he was, what his needs were, and lead him to Christ, fed him, and provided a makeover for the "shanty" he lived in.”
Glory Unlimited Ministries provided Neal with new clothes, toiletries, linen, towels, pots,pans, a new sharpened machete, crutches, and medicine.
“[We] Baptized him at the river. Several months [later], we sent monies for medical care and medicines. What if people hadn't given us the money so we could go? What if we had passed him by?”
This is just one of many incredible testimonials about Glory Unlimited Ministries.
According to White, “Glory Unlimited Ministries was conceived after a season of prayer and worship 15 years ago. The vision for the ministry was revealed in stages over time and is constantly growing and developing as the (ministry) team matures through experience and training.”
White said, “Like most non-profits, our greatest challenge is raising the money needed to do the work. Another challenge is educating Christians in the black church about the need and our responsibility to do commit to world missions. The fact that we are still vibrant, viable and effective after 15 years of ministry is a testimony to the grace and faithfulness of God and the commitment of a core group of committed volunteers…We recently got a note from the pastor in Mukinike, Kenya, East Africa regarding [our fresh] water project. He was thanking us for continuing to ensure that the tanks are filled with fresh clean water. After expressing their gratitude profusely, he said, the people of the community think the water system is the 8th wonder of the world. That was very gratifying for us.”