by Jeffrey L. Boney
Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times
Mia K. Wright is inspiring people around the globe to pursue their passion for living.
Mia currently serves as co-pastor and Director of Ministry at The Fountain of Praise in Houston, Texas, along with her husband Pastor Remus Wright. Upon starting with a 100 member congregation in 1991, the couple has grown the ministry to over 20,000 members and counting.
Mia is a powerful inspirational speaker who encourages others with uplifting messages, relevant life stories and life skills that apply in both the faith-based and private sector. She is also a sought after national motivational speaker, women’s conference presenter, and corporate work/faith/life balance coach. In addition to her many speaking platforms and being a part of The Fountain of Praise executive leadership team, Mia leads Metamorphosis Conference, Inc.
In 2000, Mia followed through on a vision given to her by God to create a women’s conference that would be deeply impactful, inspirational, and transformational. Guided by her passion for ministry, this conference has emerged as one of the largest and most successful mega-women’s conferences in the United States.
For over a decade, the Metamorphosis Conference has positively impacted the lives of thousands of women. Metamorphosis Conference Inc. consists of five programs – the Metamorphosis Women’s Conference, Meta2 Teen Leadership Institute, Metamorphosis Compassion Project, Metamorphosis Empowerment Seminars and Metamorphosis Global Conferences & Missions.
Each program creates a unique opportunity for women to be empowered to live a fulfilled life and positively change their lives. Through her conference, Mia incorporates a unique blend of ministry, outreach, personal enrichment seminars and life skill workshops, and presents them as an opportunity for attendees to access the tools needed to transform their lives, while having an inspirational experience.
As a partner with The New Directions Center, Mia conducts a mentoring program to help women develop their leadership potential and skills.
Mia earned her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin. Following college, she embarked on a career in the pharmaceuticals industry where she was highly successful as both a sales professional and training specialist with Astra Merck (now Astra Zeneca).
In 2005, Mia graduated with honors with a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Mia maintains a visible presence on Christian television and in the community. She is a regular host on Houston’s “Joy in Our Town” and “Praise the Lord” on TBN – the Trinity Broadcast Network. She has also been a guest on the Daystar TV Network’s “Joni Show” and on “Celebration” with Marcus & Joni Lamb.
In 2008, Mia was nominated as “Most Inspirational Person” by StreamingFaith.com – the world’s largest online faith-based broadcasting portal.
Beyond her impressive academic background and professional accomplishments, she counts the greatest achievement of her life as being her three sons and her more than two-decade marriage to her husband – Pastor Remus Wright.
During Women’s History Month, the Houston Forward Times salutes Mia K. Wright as a woman whose life’s work has made a global impact on current and future generations.