Rev. Dr. Claudette A. Copeland
Reverend Copeland is the founder of Claudette Copeland Ministries, a national empowerment group for women. She has been featured in many journals and magazines, including Gospel Today, Essence Magazine, and Ebony Magazine as one of the fifteen notable women preachers in the nation. She made history as the first woman to offer the keynote address to the National MLK Jr. Commemorative March in a major urban venue, addressing over 80,000 persons in San Antonio for this great event (2004).