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Meet the Founder Dr. Alexis Brinkley
Continuing her educational pursuits, she received a scholarship and graduated with honors from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with her Master of Theological Studies Degree in New Testament. In May 2008, she graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Preaching. Her thesis entitled, “From Pew to Purpose: Preaching to Transform the Spiritual Identity of a Faith Community for Social Transformation,” addresses the challenges and provides an outline for the Christian church to make Jesus’ last command the church’s first priority through local and international missions work and evangelism.
With a strong passion for missions, evangelism, and outreach ministry, she served as a counselor to the homeless in Milwaukee and Atlanta. Dr. Brinkley has successfully led bible study classes within the criminal justice system, hospice centers, nursing homes, and low-income housing communities and served as a Chaplain.
Dr. Brinkley served as the Minister of Ministry Operations at New Faith Baptist Church International in Matteson, Illinois. She started her journey with New Faith as the Missions, Evangelism, and Outreach Minister, where she planted 21 churches in international locations on two continents and in three countries. Citizens Trust Bank employed her as the Vice President and Marketing Director, where she was named among the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Banking and Finance for two years in a row by ‘Women Looking Ahead Magazine”. Before joining the Citizens Trust Bank family, Dr. Brinkley worked as the Administrative and Membership Director of the Southeast YMCA in Atlanta, Georgia, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; a Radio Announcer at WEZW in Hales Corners, Wisconsin; an On and Off Camera Announcer for B-Zign Communications in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and as a Traffic Reporter with WMCS, an urban adult radio station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During those periods, she also competed in the 1994 Miss Black Wisconsin Pageant and was a runner-up. Additionally, Dr. Brinkley successfully competed in other local pageants in the Milwaukee area as the grand prize winner. In 2012, Dr. Alexis Brinkley was recognized as the Women of the Year by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (Tau Psi Zeta Chapter). In 2017, Dr. Brinkley was recognized as one of the top 45 black alums by Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University, and in 2019 was awarded the Dr. Margaret Burroughs Legacy Award by the DuSable Museum. She is a chartering member and chaplain for the 100 Black Women of Metropolitan Chicago. Her sermons have been featured in the African American Pulpit’s fall 2005 edition, where she was recognized as an emerging voice among women preachers. Additionally, she has received several awards and recognitions for her commitment to excellence and her compassion for orphans and people living in poverty. She is a sought-after national and international preacher and conference speaker.
Founder, CEO, Lead Volunteer of Joseph Assignment Global Initiative
Dr. Brinkley is also the Founder, CEO, and Lead Volunteer of The Joseph Assignment Global Initiative, a global Christian humanitarian 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization committed to responding to the basic needs of the world’s poorest children and their families through sustainable initiatives. Through the Joseph Assignment, she assists individuals and businesses in achieving their local and international mission goals. The Joseph Assignment offices are in the USA, Ghana, Liberia, South Africa, India, Haiti, and Jamaica. Currently, the Joseph Assignment feeds over 5,500 orphans and school-age children daily attending schools. To date, the Joseph Assignment has impacted the lives of over 730,000 people living in extreme poverty around the world.
Through her service and love for God, hundreds of thousands have been saved and transformed. She has six wonderful children, and she is also the mother to thousands of orphans and vulnerable children all around the world as she works to raise money to provide them with quality education, health care, food, clean water, and shelter.
Dr. Alexis Brinkley is motivated by the principle, “Just because people are born into poverty; does not mean they are destined to a life of poverty.”