The Biographical Profile of Overseer Tracey Epps-Hawkins
Overseer Tracey Denise Epps- Hawkins is a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher, Psalmist, Daughter and Sister just to name a few. She is the sixth of eight children, 3 of whom are ministers. She is the daughter of Clementine Epps and the late Dan Franklin, Jr. She grew up in Batchelor, LA and is a high school graduate, as well as attended classes at Southern University. She later took courses at Baton Rouge Community College where she received a certificate in Early Childhood Education. Overseer Hawkins is currently employed for the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board, and works with elementary students at Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary in Batchelor, LA.
Overseer Hawkins was baptized at an early age and has been singing since the tender age of 5 years old, getting her start at the Mt. Mariah B.C. in Batchelor, LA Throughout the years, she has sung with many choirs and groups: Mt. Mariah B.C. youth choir, Celestial Mass Choir, Pearl’s Dream Angels, The Choraliers, Pointe Coupee Community Mass Choir, Divine Praisers of God, Redeeming Life and House of Joy Praise Team in Thomasville, GA. She also formed a group, Integrity, in 1997 to sing at a wedding with her brother, Elder Daron Epps and her sister, the late Evangelist Chynitta L. Frederick. This was supposed to be a one-time deal, but doors began to open, and they began singing together everywhere. Overseer Hawkins was encouraged to read and study the word of God from her grandfather, the late Deacon Edward Epps, Sr., who kept her in Sunday School and reading the word by his bed side.
On October 26, 1996 she married Deacon Ronald Hawkins, Sr. and they are the proud parents of two sons, Devin (Naiya) Epps and Ronald Hawkins, Jr. She’s also been a mother-figure to many, including twin sisters, Naiya (Devin) and Maiya (Cedrick) Epps. She is a grandmother to 6 Heavenly angels.
On July 31, 2011 House of Restoration Outreach Ministries, affectionately known as “The House” was birthed. In the 7 years of operation, God has done many things and opened many doors. Many, whether members, covenant partners, or just passing by, have been saved, healed, delivered and set free. The favor of God resides at “The House” because the hand of God is on it.
Overseer Tracey Hawkins has preached at various venues including the administering of Holy Communion, Women Conferences, Choir Anniversaries, Revivals and Sunday Morning Services. She has also served as Superintendent of “Faith in Motion” which was a weekly bible study at Mt. Mariah B.C. in Batchelor, LA.
In September 2013, after prayer and guidance from the Holy Spirit, Pastor Hawkins was adopted and received as Spiritual Daughter by Bishop Gregory Cooper, Sr. Bishop Cooper serves as Pastor of Antioch and Morning Star FGBC and the Bishop of the Southeastern Berith District of Louisiana under the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, founded by Bishop Paul S. Morton and presided by Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III.
In November of 2016, Overseer Hawkins became COO of United In Christ Christian Fellowship, under the leadership of Bishop Zachary and Dr. Rosalind Operton. This fellowship has opened many doors. Through U.I.C.C.F., Overseer Hawkins was affirmed as Overseer-Designate on October 4, 2017 with the final elevation service on May 4, 2018 as Overseer. She has recently joined Global United Fellowship under the foundership of Bishop Neil C. Ellis. She currently serves as 1st Assistant to Bishop Operton in the Mississippi Province of Global United Fellowship.
On March 5, 2017, Overseer Hawkins became Dean of Students for Divinely Favored School of Theology. This is a School of Theology located at 9233 Ferry Roads, Louisiana. Much knowledge can be obtained by these classes.
On September 24, 2019, Overseer Hawkins officially opened Divinely Favored Daycare and Learning Center. It was definitely a move of God.
Overseer Tracey Denise Epps-Hawkins loves the Lord. Her desire is to see the people of God blessed. It is her goal to never leave anyone the way that she finds them. If she can’t help them, she’ll never hurt them.