For more than a decade, Debra Berry’s Be Restored! has encouraged and uplifted readers. A gifted communicator, her life models service to others and her writings empower others. As NBCA Director of Publishing Administration for the Publishing Division of the Sunday School Publishing Board, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (sspnbc.org), she manages the historic entity’s content and media. Throughout her decade as ministry consultant at Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), Auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention,Berry’s encouragement in speaking engagements, including for the Sisters Who Care network, helped to launch a powerful sisterhood for African American women throughout the US.
Berry, also former Wing Chaplain of the 117th Air Refueling Wing, Birmingham, Alabama, is a retired Lieutenant Colonel and the first African American woman to serve as a chaplain in the US National Guard.
Berry is International Program Chair for the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) 16th Youth World Conference,Singapore, 2013. A BWA Youth Executive Committee member, she also serves the BWA Commission on Human Rights Advocacy as a member.
Debra Berry is an honors graduate of South Carolina State University with a BA in Professional Sociology and high honors graduate of The Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse School of Religion, with a MDiv, Christian Education concentration.