Press the play button below to listen to a sermon from our Festival Host, Pastor Damele Elliott Collier
Pastor Damele Elliott Collier Co-Pastors with her mother, Rev. Susie Elliott at Mt. Paran Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. She was born and raised in Brooklyn and is the youngest child of the Late Bishop John Brown Elliott and Pastor Susie Elliott. She received her B.A. from the College of New Rochelle and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.
Pastor Damele is the author of two novels, Fields of Gold and A Touch of Destiny. She co-authored the academic publication, Building A Bridge To Success in College Composition. She is currently working on her third novel, which will be her first work of science fiction. She taught English in the NYC Public School System for five years and is currently teaching English Composition at Medgar Evers College and BMCC. Pastor Damele is the author of the powerful film, Hidden. This film targets youth and educates them about the life changing topics of HIV and AIDS. Hidden won Second Place in the Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival in Lithonia, Georgia, in 2008. Pastor Damele is currently writing the script for her second film that will focus on Youth and the incarceration system. Pastor Damele travels for preaching engagements, motivational speaking, writing workshops, film screenings and book signings.Pastor Damele has been married to Mr. Carlton Collier for seventeen years and has two children, Ashé and Hassan.
Pastor Damele and husband Carlton Collier at the 1st Annual HolyWood Christian film festival. 18 years of marriage and doing ministry together!