My name is Emma Ferguson, I am the widow of the late Pastor Donald Ferguson, the founder of “The Word is the Way Christian Church” and D&E Counseling and Community Services. I was married for forty- seven years, and out of this marriage was born two children, Lisa and Donald Jr, five grandchildren, Donald III, Tameron, Elijah, Telen, and Josiah.
I was the Co-Pastor with my husband in ministry at “The Word is the Way Christian Church” and also served in my God-given Women’s ministry to empower women through many conferences, workshops, and empowerment groups. I walked with God in this calling for over thirty years.
After the death of my husband, I embarked upon my new life and assignment that God had for me. My life experiences would be used to comfort and guide others with their life issues. During and after my period of grieving and trusting God, I was given a mandated assignment to continue and pursue my purpose and destiny.
After much prayer and waiting on God, four months after the death of my life long partner, I began my new journey. I enrolled back in school to finish my dream and passion in Human Services. I spent two years in 1986 at Martin University in Human Services for Marriage and Family counseling. However, due to my circumstances at that time having a full time job, wife and mother of two small children, I had to put my school on hold. On August 2014, I began to further my dream and passion in counseling. I attended Southern Theological Institute of Biblical Studies and received a double Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Counseling and Biblical Studies in 2016. I decided to return to school to receive my Masters in Christian counseling in Psychology including a Grief and Loss Certification in 2018.
I am currently pursuing my PHD Degree in Christian Counseling and Mental Health. I have counseled and mentored many clients from all lifestyles dealing with:
My foundation for my ministry and compassion for others is (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)KJV
Blessed be God, even the father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of mercies, and the God of all comfort: Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.