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From times of singing in a dark closet to the founding of a national womens mentoring ministry, Thelma Wells' life has been a courageous journey of faith. The name on her birth certificate read simply: Baby Girl Morris. Thelma's mother was a severely deformed teenager with no husband and no place to go, since her own abusive mother insisted that she take the baby and leave the house. So when the baby was born, her unwed teenage mother found work as a maid cleaning the big house while living with her baby daughter in servants quarters. Eventually, the baby went to live with her great-grandparents, who called her Thelma Louise Smith and loved her dearly. They took little Thelma to church, where she learned to love the hymns and praise songs. On those occasions when Thelma was taken to her grandparents home, her grandmother abused her, just as she had tormented Thelma's mother. She was locked in a dark, smelly, insect-infested closet until just before her grandfather came home when her grandmother would bring her out of the closet, clean her up, and act as if all was well. In spite of her deep fear, little Thelma spent her time in the closet singing every hymn and praise song she could remember. She would sing herself to sleep in that closet, and the Lord received this little girls innocent praise and rewarded it with an abundant life of joy, protecting her from feelings of anger or bitterness.

Thelma grew up to become a trailblazer for black women, a prominent international speaker and author, and a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. As a student at North Texas State University in Denton, Texas (now the University of North Texas), she was a member of the first group of girls to integrate the schools dormitories. She earned her Bachelors degree there and eventually received a Masters of Ministry from Masters International School of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana. In 2002 she became the school's first black female professor.

In 1980 Thelma became the first black woman in the South to organize her own international speaking and consulting corporation. Her natural talent for public speaking and storytelling attracted the attention of the Women of Faith Tour, and in 1996 she became the first black core speaker for the organization. She has authored several books, including her latest, Don't Give In God Wants You to Win and the Ready to Win series, Ready to Win Over Depression and Ready To Win Over Worry and Anxiety , and Mama T Says, Rise and Shine Devotional . She serves as the president of The Daughters of Zion Leadership Mentoring Program, an organization she founded in 2000 (another first for a black woman). Through this ministry, Mama T, as she is affectionately called, has mentored over 100 spiritual daughters, received an honorary doctorate degree and was ordained into the Christian Ministry on December 16, 2006, from St. Thomas Christian College and Theological Seminary and the Association of Christian Churches in Jacksonville, Florida. She was also was named Extraordinary Woman of the Year 2008 by Mrs. Julie Clinton, Host of the Extraordinary Women Conferences an affiliate of the American Association of Christian Counselors. On July 12, 2009, Thelma was awarded the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award by AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) founded by Linda Evans Shepherd.

Thelma has been married to George Wells, her best friend, supporter, and encourager, for over 48 years. The couple lives in Dallas, Texas, and has three children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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God, I'm Ready to Walk in Faith: Put on Your Shoes, Step Out, and Get Ready to Win!

God, I'm Ready to Walk in Faith: Put on Your Shoes, Step Out, and Get Ready to Win!

God, I'm Ready to Walk in Faith: Put on Your Shoes, Step Out, and Get Ready to Win!

God, I'm Ready to Walk in Faith: Put on Your Shoes, Step Out, and Get Ready to Win!

Ready to Win Over Worry and Anxiety

Ready to Win Over Worry and Anxiety

Ready to Win Over Depression

Ready to Win Over Depression

Ready to Win(TM) over Depression

Ready to Win(TM) over Depression

Mama T Says,

Mama T Says, "Rise and Shine"

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Thelma Wells

International Speaker and Author

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Thelma Wells Biography

From times of singing in a dark closet to the founding of a national womens mentoring ministry, Thelma Wells' life has been a courageous journey of faith. The name on her birth certificate read simply: Baby Girl Morris. Thelma's mother was a severely deformed teenager with no husband and no place to go, since her own abusive mother insisted that she take the baby and leave the house. So when the baby was born, her unwed teenage mother found work as a maid cleaning the big house while living with her baby daughter in servants quarters. Eventually, the baby went to live with her great-grandparents, who called her Thelma Louise Smith and loved her dearly. They took little Thelma to church, where she learned to love the hymns and praise songs. On those occasions when Thelma was taken to her grandparents home, her grandmother abused her, just as she had tormented Thelma's mother. She was locked in a dark, smelly, insect-infested closet until just before her grandfather came home when her grandmother would bring her out of the closet, clean her up, and act as if all was well. In spite of her deep fear, little Thelma spent her time in the closet singing every hymn and praise song she could remember. She would sing herself to sleep in that closet, and the Lord received this little girls innocent praise and rewarded it with an abundant life of joy, protecting her from feelings of anger or bitterness.

Thelma grew up to become a trailblazer for black women, a prominent international speaker and author, and a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. As a student at North Texas State University in Denton, Texas (now the University of North Texas), she was a member of the first group of girls to integrate the schools dormitories. She earned her Bachelors degree there and eventually received a Masters of Ministry from Masters International School of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana. In 2002 she became the school's first black female professor.

In 1980 Thelma became the first black woman in the South to organize her own international speaking and consulting corporation. Her natural talent for public speaking and storytelling attracted the attention of the Women of Faith Tour, and in 1996 she became the first black core speaker for the organization. She has authored several books, including her latest, Don't Give In God Wants You to Win and the Ready to Win series, Ready to Win Over Depression and Ready To Win Over Worry and Anxiety , and Mama T Says, Rise and Shine Devotional . She serves as the president of The Daughters of Zion Leadership Mentoring Program, an organization she founded in 2000 (another first for a black woman). Through this ministry, Mama T, as she is affectionately called, has mentored over 100 spiritual daughters, received an honorary doctorate degree and was ordained into the Christian Ministry on December 16, 2006, from St. Thomas Christian College and Theological Seminary and the Association of Christian Churches in Jacksonville, Florida. She was also was named Extraordinary Woman of the Year 2008 by Mrs. Julie Clinton, Host of the Extraordinary Women Conferences an affiliate of the American Association of Christian Counselors. On July 12, 2009, Thelma was awarded the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award by AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) founded by Linda Evans Shepherd.

Thelma has been married to George Wells, her best friend, supporter, and encourager, for over 48 years. The couple lives in Dallas, Texas, and has three children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Thelma Wells Videos

  • Ready to Win Over Depression (Part 1)
  • Ready to Win Over Depression (Part 2)
  • Ready to Win Over Depression (Part 3)

Thelma Wells Books

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  • How to book Thelma Wells?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Thelma Wells for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Thelma Wells, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Thelma Wells or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Thelma Wells?

    Booking fees for Thelma Wells, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Thelma Wells, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Thelma Wells?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Thelma Wells for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thelma Wells for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Thelma Wells or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Thelma Wells or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Thelma Wells is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Thelma Wells for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Thelma Wells generally travels from Dallas, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tina Marie Jones, Amanda Gore, Linda Armstrong Kelly, Ron Hall and Charlie Alejandro. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Thelma Wells for an upcoming event.

Thelma Wells Speaker Videos

  • Ready to Win Over Depression (Part 1)
    Ready to Win Over Depression (Part 2)
  • Ready to Win Over Depression (Part 3)
    Meet Thelma Wells
  • Don't Give In ... God Wants You to Win!
    Ready to Win Over Worry & Anxiety (Part 1)

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