About The Founder

Virginia G. Howard
Founder/Executive Director of The Healing Place
Office: (870) 779-9232
Cell: (903) 691-0310

Virginia G. Howard is the Founder and Executive Director of The Healing of Texarkana. This gift to the body of Christ, is an advocate for the homeless, as well as those who have been domestically abused. In 1996, Ms. Howard was ordained to preach the Word of God, and she served faithfully as an Associate Pastor for more than six years. Having co-founded “Kingdom Builders Word of Life Ministries” in the year 2000, she was able to organize community events that brought all members of the community together. Her “Building A Better You” events were for the business professional and the commoner alike. The “Daughters of Zion” Conferences were also organized and hosted by Ms. Howard. Later on, her “Kingdom News” newsletter and magazine were birthed to showcase inspirational messages, that would help others in their daily lives, encouraging them to come to Christ.

Her recent project kicked off in 2013, a community outreach center located in Texarkana, AR. The Healing Place of Texarkana is currently in Stage 1 of Development. Virginia continues to work hard with her team in establishing this new outreach program. This center will provide Training, Education, Counseling, Resources and Community Partnership. Keep your eyes on this trailblazer for she continues to pave the way throughout her community. She also shares her knowledge with others by mentoring them in starting up their own community programs. This woman carries a wealth of resources with a humble spirit willing to pour into others. 

~ Community Outreach Developer ~ 

 Virginia was a part of the development team for The Serenity House Crisis Program of The Rockford Rescue Mission in Rockford, IL. She has assisted countless organizations in developing outreach programs.

Additionally, she has several years of social service project management under her belt. Much of her outreach program training took place while at The Rockford Rescue Mission from 1999 to 2006. 

~ Volunteer~ 

Virginia developed proactive empowerment programs to build upon and collaborative approaches to empowering the community. Along with her work experience, she is a faithful volunteer throughout the community as a mentor for at-risk teens, children with incarcerated parents, abstinence presenter, certified relationship trainer, Board Vice-President of the Miller-Bowie Health Coalition, and a former volunteer with CASA to name a few. Virginia has developed a comprehensive network of personal and  professional contacts with key community leaders, business owners and local agencies. 

~ Building Strong Communities & Families ~ 

As a licensed Evangelist and Biblical Counselor, Virginia shares her God-breathed wisdom with a light-hearted delivery. Whether you encounter her speaking on abstinence or being “Married For Life”, Ms. Howard is sure to captivate her audience. As an organizer for several community events and seminars, she operates in Kingdom authority, understanding that her life purpose is to train, equip, empower, and send forth leaders into the world. Her mandate causes her to speak up for those without a voice, as well as helping those with gifts that are lying dormant, to bring them forth.