President and Founder
Winsome Edwards is a born-again Christian. She accepted the Lord as her personal Savior as a teenager and began preaching and teaching in the Pentecostal City Mission Church, London England. She migrated to Los Angeles, California, married to Everad Edwards and they have been blessed with a daughter, Angelique.
Winsome attended Bethany Bible College in Los Angeles and transferred her units to Faith Theological Seminary where she graduated in June 2007 with a BA Degree in Theology.
She was ordained a Light Brigade (Evangelist) in the Pentecostal City Mission Church, Los Angeles in 1998. With the leading of God’s hands on her life, she began a Convalescent Home Ministry, where she served with other members of the church for five years. She continued to work in the service of the Lord and then opened a prison ministry and served for a number of years.
Winsome teaches discipleship and sanctification classes at her Church. She has a heart for evangelism and, as an instrument of the Lord, many people have accepted the Lord Jesus as their Savior and have been water baptized. She launched a Mall Ministry at the Crenshaw Mall, Los Angeles, and serves there one Saturday each month by giving out tracks and offers prayers to passers-by. She ministers at other churches within the body of her church and others which includes, New York, England, and Jamaica.
On December 18, 2016, Winsome was promoted to the office of Reverend in her Church and will continue to minister by preaching and teaching God's Word and reaching out to lost souls, wherever that may take her.
Winsome started "Just Because Women" in July 2013.
Just Because Women Committee
Karen is a born again Christian and attends First AME Church in Los Angeles. She is a member of the Ontario Christian Center, Ontario for over 25 years.
She is married and has four children. She serves in the Public Services industry and is engaged in a number of charities and organizations. Karen has volunteered at the Red Cross as a Fiscal Reviewer. Amongst her passions are being an educator, interior decorating, and event planner. Karen joined Just Because Women in summer 2014. She is an excellent advocate to this group.
Glenda was born in Belize and migrated to the United States. She is a born again Christian and attends the Pentecostal City Mission Church, Los Angeles where she is an active member for the Sick Visiting Committee, Usher Board, and also serves in other areas of the church. Glenda is married and has one daughter and two granddaughters. She loves sports and engaged in scheduling the annual LA marathon. She joined Just Because Women in July 2013 and is an inspired member of the Committee. She works in healthcare and is an exceptional Care Giver to those she works with.
Juliet was born in Jamaica and is a citizen of the United States. She is a born-again Christian having accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at a very early age. She serves as a Deaconess at the Pentecostal City Mission Church, Los Angeles and is an active participant in the service of the Sick Visiting Committee and Usher Board.
Juliet is married and has two sons. She joined Just Because Women in July 2013.
She works as a nurse at a local hospital and is very attentive to the elderly in her community. Juliet is known for making several savory dishes and is also excellent at braiding hair.
Keron was born in Jamaica and migrated to Toronto, Canada when she was 25 years old. As a member of The New Testament Church of God she was active in the Hospitality Department. Having migrated to the USA, she has been worshipping at the Cathedral Church of Praise in Riverside, California for the past five years. In her early years she worked with children, monitoring them and has worked her way up to becoming a secretary for a very large firm.
Keron is married with two sons and has two grandchildren. She joined the Just Because Women in 2015 and it wasn't long before she became an active member. She is an excellent cook and enjoys hosting and planning activities for the group.
In Loving Memory
Mary was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. At the age of two she relocated with family to Oakland, California. She was educated in the Oakland public schools but earned her degree from Cal State Dominguez Hill, California.
Mary worked for the City of Los Angeles for 32 years. During which time she worked her way up to being a Supervisor. Her final position was Personnel Director III from which she retired. She was married to Edward Fletcher and with that union had two children, Eric and Michael. Mary worked in many support groups, and taught Religious Education to the youth at St. Bernadette Catholic Parish where she was a member. She was strong in her faith in God and was most instrumental to Just Because Women. She became a member of the group in winter 2015 and came on board with much vigor and enthusiasm and brought along her managerial skills which helped to enhance the group. Mary worked tireless in every activity. Much to our dismay ill health led her to be housebound and sadly Mary went to be with the Lord on September 7, 2020.