Rebecca's Bio - R.I.S.E.



Rebecca A. L-J Manley, Founder

Rebecca's Inspiration & Spiritual Edification Ministries, Inc.

R.I.S.E Ministries, Inc., outreach ministry extends far beyond the Houston area in ministering God's word worldwide through my writings and encouragement on this website.  

I am also an Intercessory Prayer Minister (church and other ministries).  One significant aspect of R.I.S.E. Ministries is that it is situated in a central point which is devoted to evangelizing, encouraging others and supporting churches, ministries, and missions.   

I have volunteered for organizations such as The Sheltering Arms as a Telephone Reassurance volunteer.

I was a Lupus Support Group Facilitator for one of the branches in Northwest Houston; Under the direction of the Lupus Foundation of America, Gulf Coast Region, Houston, Texas.  

I also facilitated a Firm Foundation/First Step Bible Class at my church; The Church Without Walls (TCWW) for many years. 

I volunteered briefly for the KHCB Radio Station 105.7 FM as a By Request Telephone Answering volunteer. 

I served as a member of the Board of Trustees for two years (1992 and 1993) in my previous church, (Airline United Methodist Church) in Houston, Texas where I was a member and served God for nearly 10 years.  I went with a special evangelistic group from this church to evangelized and minister to the men in a Maximum Prison in Rosharon, Texas. 

I am a member of The Church Without Walls (TCWW-(Brookhollow Baptist Church) in Houston, Texas.  I am also involved in the Health and Wellness/Pastoral Care Ministries in the church.

I had the opportunity to help teach bible study to young women at "Bethel House Ministry" to prepare them as they were striving to enter the outside world again; after being incarcerated.  

I was also involved with a "Share and Bible Study Group" ministering to poor and needy people around the Houston area (donating clothes and serving food).                                                                                                          

O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise, you perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.  Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.  You hem me in - behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit?  Where can I flee from your presence?  If I go up to heavens, you are there;  If I make my bed in the depths, you are there.  If I rise on the wings of the dawn, If I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.  If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.  For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.  When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.  How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!  How vast is the sum of them!  Where I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.  When I awake, I am still with you." 
(Psalm 13


I hold a Professional Designation in insurance - LUTCF (Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow) including a Diploma in Life Insurance Marketing from The Life Underwriter Training Council in Bethesda, Maryland, and The National Association of Life Underwriters in Washington, D.C.;  INS (General Insurance Certificate) from The Insurance Institute of America Incorporated; General lines Insurance licenses in the state of Texas.  I  also hold a B.B.A - (Bachelor of Business Administration Degree - Major in General Business - Banking/Finance) from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.  Despite these degrees, I answered the call to share the Gospel and decided to pour the rest of my life into outreach in my community and other areas of the world where I am led by the Holy Spirit to share the word of God.   I am dedicated to teaching, evangelizing, inspirational writing, encouraging and leading people to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

In November 1987, I made a decision not to waste any time to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Ten years later, in March 1997, I answered the call in my insurance office while I was praying and listening to a Christian radio station.   I was chosen by God, to leave my insurance office confinement and witness to people.   I made the transition to include sharing the Gospel in my work, and my lifestyle changed forever!

I am ready to serve God while I still have an opportunity to do so. 

Peter said:  "The end of all things is near.  Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray."   (I Peter 4:7).

God bless you
Minister Rebecca A

A foundation built on Jesus; my Rock