Dr. Erica Breann McCrae – CEO, God's Purpose Over Everything Corporation. - Senior Program Project Manager, Cricket Wireless- Adjunct Professor at Beulah Heights UniversityErica Breann McCrae was born and raised in Douglas, GA. Erica graduated high school in 2006 and was the top African American student in her graduating class. Erica completed her undergrad studies at Valdosta State University in three years with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in sociology. After obtaining her bachelor's, she started her career with AT&T as a store manager while completing her MBA from the University of Phoenix. Upon completing her masters, and a week later, she married the love of her life, Dr. Brandon McCrae. She has a 13-year-old Benjamin Isaac McCrae, a four-year-old Ethan Blake McCrae, and a 1-year old Timothy Braxton Wade McCrae. She is currently a Senior Program Project Manager for Cricket Wireless and an adjunct professor for Beulah Heights University. Erica will open her first business this summer and is excited about her entrepreneurial journey. On February 25, 2019, she completed her doctoral degree from the University of Phoenix in management and organizational leadership. Erica is also a seminary student at Columbia Theological Seminary pursuing a dual degree of master of divinity and master of arts in practical theology. Erica is a wife, a mom, a businesswoman, and she's extremely passionate about her church, her faith, and empowering women to be their best selves.
Erica serves on the executive board of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) in her local section and the Top Ladies of Distinction (TLOD). Erica is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In April 2020, Erica started God's Purpose Over Everything (GPOE), a women's ministry tailored to helping women uncover their God-given purpose while deepening their faith and walk with God in 2020. As of 2021, GPOE is now a 501(c)3.
Diann Riley is a proud graduate of Valdosta High School Class of 1979. After graduating from VHS, she enrolled at Valdosta State College and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. During her studies at Valdosta State, she was inducted as a member of Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society. Continuing her education, Diann obtained her Master of Science in Nursing with concentration in administration from Thomas University, where she was inducted into the nursing honor society. Additionally, she has completed 64 credits of her doctoral program at South University. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Eta Omega Chapter.
Diann possesses extensive knowledge of nursing, and clinical practices and a solid history of success with diverse positions within the nursing field to include staff nurse, Patient Care Coordinator, Medical Service Consultant, Director of Nursing, and Technical College/High School Educator. She has proven ability to effectively analyze and implement the nursing process to obtain objectives. She has strong analytical and planning skills, combined with the ability to coordinate the efforts of many to meet organizational goals. She has over thirty plus years of experience as a Registered Nurse.
Unleashed upon the world on March 18, 1986, Dr. Brandon Isaac McCrae is hailed as one of today’s most prolific young ministry and musical forces. A proud product of Valdosta High School, he would go on to matriculate through Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL), Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA), and Trinity Theological Seminary (Newburgh, IN), earning a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Master of Music (M.Mus.), and a Master of Arts (M.A.) respectively. Dr. McCrae completed his doctoral work in February of 2020, earning a Doctor of Ministry degree from South University’s College of Theology (Savannah, GA). In the true vein of achievement, Dr. McCrae was afforded the great privilege of pledging Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated (Valdosta Alumni Chapter) in 2010.
After faithfully serving in pulpit ministry for 3 years, Dr. McCrae was ordained as an Elder at the hands of his natural father Bishop Wade Starling McCrae, and his spiritual father Bishop Brian Keith Hodges on October 8, 2017. Dr. McCrae currently serves as Worship Pastor for the Gathering of Champions International Cathedral in Marietta, GA. Within academia, Dr. McCrae serves as an adjunct professor in the religious studies department of Beulah Heights University. Lastly, Dr. McCrae is VERY happily married to the beautiful and brilliant Dr. Erica Breann (Dr. E.) and is the proud father of Benjamin Isaac, Ethan Blake, and Timothy Braxton Wade. They are his life’s joy!