Ceola is married to music composer, artist, and Minister, Dre Griffin, and the two work side-by-side in ministry. Ceola and her husband were ordained into Ministry in October 2022, by Apostle Peter and Diane Robinson.
Ceola has served in ministry over the years in several capacities as a church administrator, support in the women's ministry, event planner, prayer intercessor, and Licensed Minister. In June 2014, Dr. Alicia Brown, publicly affirmed the prophetic gifting in Ceola, and in September 2015, Ceola was licensed as a Minister by Pastor, Donald A. Jackson.
Having seen and experienced pain and trauma as a child and adult, Ceola found her purpose in supporting women and children. Today, Ceola is proof there is life after trauma and encourages women and children who have experienced trauma in their lives to do the same.
Through her message, "Your Past Does Not Destroy Your Destiny," a message sprinkled with tidbits of her personal testimony, Ceola offers empowerment to women, children, and communities as a whole to live beyond the pain of their past and she inspires them to seek and live in their God-given purpose!
As an advocate for women and children and the unhoused and under-served population, Ceola launched Dream2b to expand her support to women and children to a community-wide effort through its programs and services, including performing arts. Since a child, Ceola has had a love to write creatively. Writing as a child was a way of escape for Ceola and in early 2000, she took pen to pad and wrote what would become her first stage play.
Since then, under her production company CJ Productions, Ceola has written and produced four more stage plays, and one sitcom and she is working on her first full-feature film, all of which are faith-based productions. To learn more, click here
Ceola is the published author of the book, "I Know It Was the Blood: A Story of Overcoming", and she is working on four new e-books and four new CD series. Many know Ceola as a powerful speaker who transparently tells it like it is. She speaks at women’s conferences, summits, churches, and other events, promoting and supporting women and children through encouragement, education, and empowerment.