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Who can find a virtuous woman? That is what she strives to be. She is a woman in love. There is nothing in her household that is more important than her husband. He can trust her. They are a team. She loves to create, contribute and beautify.

Minister Diane Jones was born in Sacramento, CA into a military family. Her father was in the United States Air Force so she could accurately be called an Air Force Brat. Her early childhood years included traveling to places like Germany and the Philippine Islands exposing her early to different cultures. In her pre adolescent years, the family and life she knew was destroyed by Alcoholism and Mental Illness which lead to her being emotionally, physically and sexually abused by her parents. These abuses lead to her being placed in Foster Care until the age of eighteen.

In spite of the trauma of her early years and even more trauma in later years, she went on to become a successful wife, mother, Registered Nurse and Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Minister Diane accepted the call to Ministry and was ordained in December of 1999. The Lord told her not to let any one label or limit her in doing his work, "You are a minister because I want you to do whatever I need you to do". This directive has allowed her to serve as a Nurse, Foster Parent, Praise and Worship Leader, Preacher, Teacher, Counselor and Prophetess. Together with her husband she currently serves the Body of Christ through their home based ministry "Equipping the Saints Minitries". Her greatest passions include outreach as an Assistant/ Volunteer with her husband who coaches Men's Basketball for the USAF and ministry through the sharing of her personal testimony and first book "The Story of Me". Since her first book, Diane has released Overcoming Sexual Abuse by Minister Jones (Inspired by the Holy Spirit) in which she shares insights about what sexual abuse is and how to overcome it and her latest autobiography The Story of Me a Black Nurse in which she deals with the issue and tramas caused by racism.

Minister Diane's education consist of her life experiences including nursing training, a Bachelors in Theology and most credibly, attendance in the School of the Holy Spirit who is the greatest of all teachers. She currently resides in Maryland with her wonderful husband, friend and companion Minister Chris.

For speaking engagements/Book signings/ Music Ministry contact Minister Diane @ For Book information go to: Jones/The Story of Me, The Story of Me A Black Nurse and Overcoming Sexual Abuse.

I'm Not The Same Woman I Used To Be I'm Free is an out reach of Equipping The Saints Ministries Inc. ETS is a a non-profit/non 501c3 organization. Funds will be used to keep this program on the air unless otherwise directed.

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Producer- Diane Jones, Technician-Christopher Jones, Theme song lyrics, I'm Free written by Harry Hudley, arrangement and guitar, Christopher Jones, Vocals, Diane Jones

Special Guest Teryl Baker 1-11-17

Thank God for another year

Coming up 1/16/17:

Special Guest Teryl Baker is a wife, a mother, a Pastor and a new author of Knowing, Growing and Going With God, a daily devotional designed to help the reader get to know God better. Teryl became a licensed and ordained minister of the gospel in 1996 and has since served as a leader in the Kingdom of God.  For eleven years, Teryl along with her husband, pastored Abundant Life Family Church in Faifax, VA.  In September of 2017, she and her husband will plant Resurrection Life Family Church in the Virginia area.  One of her passions is to train young girls and inspire adult women to revere and serve the Lord as they fulfill God's purpose for their lives.  Teryl also serves as a mentor to females at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.  She is a warm loving person with a wonderful personality and a hug that lets you know she cares. She has three children, Kimberly 24, Kelly 22, and Kenneth with her husband of 28 years. make sure you tune in and tell a friend.


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A Mixed Bag 1-2-17

Encore: Loving One Another


A year has ended. A new one has begun according to our secular calandar.  According to the Jewish calandar we still have up till September before a new year begins.  2016 was so full of happenings and adventure I must sigh (inhale and exhale) as we continue switching gears at Equipping the Saints Ministries.  These events brought on our share of joy and pain so the past year has been a mixed bag for us.

As I look back on 2016 I recall one of the Prophetic Words I stumbled across last year which stated the Lord would be realigning his people and giving them new assignments.  That was so true for us and it was also true of others we know.

For us that has included completing a school of ministry, ending unfruitful relationships, partnering with Christ Chapel Mountain Top in Manassas Virginia, a new church and ministry, our increased responsibility and involvement with Bethany Inc., a non-profit business who's mission is to reduce homelessness in Washington DC by building stronger families as well as continuing our outreach efforts through Christopher's involvement with men's basketball and our involvement with this radio program although we had to reduce the amount of hours spent due to the extra committments mentioned. 

Now, more than ever we understand the importance of being pliable and moldable in God's hands and we know the new year will require more of the same.  With the realignment and new assignments, we realize one thing hasn't and will not change.  That is the need to Love God and Love One Another.

Thank you for listening last year.  We are expecting to resume broadcasting live shows soon.  We also pray you have been enriched by our program and we pray you will keep listening.


Enjoy tonight's Encore: Loving One Another

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Happy Nativity Happy Hannukah And First Noel 12-25-16

Please Enjoy our Encore presentations: Messiahs Tribute




Heark the herald angels sing. Glory to the new born king.  Peace on earth and mercy mild. God and sinners reconciled.  Joyful all ye nations rise. Join the triumph of the skies.  With angelic host proclaim. Christ was born in Bethlehem.

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Thanksgiving Extended 11-28-16

Enjoy our Encore: We Can't Live Without Love as we continue our Thanksgiving celebration.


We'd love to be live tonight but we continue our Thanksgiving celebration. 

Thursday, Thanksgiving day we made rounds and visited several homes of extended family.  The food was great and fit for a king and we completed the festivities with live music and songs of praise to our God.

Friday we continued our celebration sipping Pumpkin Spice Sparkling Cider, eating pumpkin bread and sweet potatoe pie and of course eating more food. My menu, Cornish Hens, Beef Rump Roast, Kale, Green Beans with Corn, Rolls, Creamed Potatoe Salad, Cranberry Sauce, Pickles and Olives and Sparkling Apple Cider. We watched two Star Wars movies (my families choice) and enjoyed the fireplace.

Saturday I finally cooked my Turkey with Dressing and we stayed up and watched the Cecil B DeMille's version of The Ten Commandments with family.

Sunday was a day of more good eating along with rest and relaxation.

Tonight wer'e enjoying the fireplace again and other event to be determined:)

Remember to say thank you to those who do nice things for you and remember to thank God for all he has done, is doing and will do in your life.

Happy Thanksgiving




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My Offering Of Thanksgiving 11-22-16

My Offering of Thanksgiving

Yesterday while in prayer with a sister in Christ,

The Lord began telling us to Teach his people to love him.

Teach them his ways and statutes.

And teach them to be thankful.

Are you thankful?

I am.

Today I remembered the instruction from yesterday and felt tearful because I feel the Lord is grieved  that his people are not thankful for all the good and great things he's done.  They want more and expect more. Sad.

Here's one story that reflects the attitude of so many:

And he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.  And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priest.  And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.  And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a load voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks:  And he was a Samaritan.  And Jesus answering said, were there not ten cleansed?  But where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.  And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.  Luke 17:12-19

Only one out of 10 returned to thank the Lord for what he'd done for them and he was not of the house of Israel.

Let this not be true of me Oh Lord.  I am so thankful for so many things I cannot recall them all but I will state a few things publicly today and through out the week.

I thank the Lord for the universe, heaven and earth, life, my life, his love, his son, his son's sacrifice for my sins, that you gave your son that all could be reconciled to you, that he gave his life for all, for salvation, hope, your word, the Holy Spirit, delivering me from an abusive childhood, delivering me from an abusive marriage, from death, blessing me with a sound mind, an education, a beautiful daughter, a wonderful new husband, a handsome good son, my first grandchild, many sons and daughters, becoming a nurse, the opportunity to serve you, several homes in my life, transportation, family, friends, teaching me, maturing me, restoring me, chastening me, guiding me, food, shelter, pain, suffering, victories, good times, bad times, protection from my enemies, peace, relationships, fellowship, experiences, more than I need, Grace, wisdom...

I could go on and on and on......

Make this season be about him, not about ball games or ourselves.  Sing songs to him and tell of his goodness!

We will be extending our Thanksgiving Celebration to December 1st. We invite you to join us.

With Love


Christopher and Diane


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