Meet the Bentons
Willie L. Benton III
Willie is a sought after author whose descriptive and engaging style of writing keeps readers on the edge of their seats wanting more. His ability to combine romance, action, thought-provoking, and inspiring messages in one story is unique and amazing.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, he is the youngest of three children. When he was only seventeen, Willie made regrettable decisions that to the natural eye should have ended his life. But little did he know that God would turn his mistakes around for his good and for God's glory (Romans 8:28).
Using his gift of writing as a form of emotional and spiritual healing, he inspires others to seek their purpose and walk in the fullness of their destiny. Though readers may find sprinkles of Willie's testimony throughout a storyline, he primarily uses fictional characters to convey a strong message of hope! The message: No matter what you've done, God wants to and can still use you. You are never beyond the unconditional love, grace, and mercy of an all-knowing and all-powerful God.
Willie is married to his soulmate, Ann-Maria, and is the proud father of a wonderful son. He loves to write, work on cars, and build custom furniture. He is a dynamic speaker with a powerful testimony.
"When God brought us together, we quickly realized
we both held the key to facilitate each other's freedom.
Now, our mission is to help you obtain the emotional, spiritual,
and physical freedom available to live your best life!"
Ann-Maria A. Benton
Minister, Author, Speaker, TruthTeacher
Ann-Maria (aka the #TruthTeacher) is an ordained minister, best-selling author, and transformational speaker. A woman of many talents, she is a former radio host, and a gifted speaker, who interweaves the truth of God’s Word, humor, and transparent testimonies to create an atmosphere for authentic and life-transforming encounters. Standing firm on John 8:32, she believes that knowing the truth unleashes freedom, and freedom gives birth to one’s full potential.
When not ministering in her local church, Ann-Maria can be found sharing the Word of God in the local jails and prisons, and at various events around the U.S. and abroad. A strong advocate for the rehabilitation of men and women behind the bars and returning citizens, she serves on the board of directors for Red Clay Ministries, Inc., a non-profit prison ministry for Georgia jails and prisons.
Her compassion and transparency allows Ann-Maria to authentically connect with people of all ages, races, etc. Through her own personal struggles and victories, she encourages and empowers people struggling with identity and self-esteem issues, abortion, divorce, domestic violence, singleness and celibacy, toxic relationships, and other issues that seek to destroy our God-given destiny. And she truly believes God can and will turn any mess into a beautiful message.
Ann-Maria facilitates life-changing workshops designed to:
Educate participants to know the truth
Challenge participants to assimilate the truth
Inspire participants to live the truth
Motivate participants to point others to the truth
Workshop topics include (but are not limited to): rejection, soul ties, abandonment, divorce, unforgiveness, adultery, abuse, abortion, rape, and self-esteem.
Ann-Maria is married to her soulmate, Willie. She has two amazing sons and a beautiful grand daughter.
For more about Ann-Maria, visit her website: www.annmariabenton.com.