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Mother JoAnne Hooks is the tenth of twenty children born to Wesley and Willie Mae Smith, who were sharecroppers, in the small town of Marianna, Arkansas.  At the age of seven, she began crying out to God seeking answers about her education.  She was permitted to go to school only on rainy days because she had to work alongside her family in the cotton fields.


When she was eleven years old, she heard the voice of the Lord but did not understand the call at that time.  Mother Hooks fully surrendered her life to the Lord at a noonday prayer meeting twenty six years ago when she heard the voice of God once again.  God then sent Jesus to lay hands upon her and told her, “I have anointed you to preach the gospel.”  Not once, but twice in that same hour, hands were laid upon her and she was filled with the Holy Ghost all in one day.


“What a glorious experience, a day I will never forget!”



Mother JoAnne Hooks

Ministry Affiliations and Accomplishments

Master's Degree in Theology

Member of Faith Chapel Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Bishop Roy Dixon, San Diego, CA

Evangelist Missionary

District Missionary, Faith District

Assistant Supervisor of the Southern California Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

President of Women of Vision Outreach Ministry, Faith Chapel C.O.G.I.C.

Chaplain, Polinsky Children’s Center President of “Calling All Mothers” (CAM).

Bible Studies Administrator in three Recovery Centers.

Founder of “San Diego Youth Explosion” Youth Revival working with former NFL Charger, Terrell Fletcher, Pastor of City of Hope Ministries.

Producer of “Women of Vision Television Ministry” broadcast on two channels in San Diego County.

Published a book based on her life entitled, “I Don’t Take It Lightly” released in 2006.

Ministry Theme: “It’s All About Love” (1 Corinthians 13) 

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