Minister Teresa Terry Thornton

Minister Teresa Terry Thornton


Our Mission

WomanGU builds women as leaders by modeling and developing three core values: Discipline, Integrity, and Growth. (DIG) As women learn to (DIG) and operate in these values they will soon discover their worth and hidden potential to accomplish their dreams, goals, and ultimately their purpose. WomanGU unapologetically encourages women to pursue a sturdy relationship with God and to “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)


when effective is positive and helps improve overall performance and productivity in life. Discipline requires daily practice and repetition. Disciplined women commit to taking care of their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.


is the concept of consistently following moral actions, values, methods, principles, and expectations.  What if everyone behaved like me?  Would the world be a better place?


is a process of learning from “failure” while overcoming obstacles and surviving in crisis situations. Growth means letting go of bad, unhealthy behavior and thinking patterns that result in pain or negativity and making healthier more beneficial choices.

Our Vision

Recognize and foster authentic relationships among women in all seasons of life through the integration of spiritual and social activities and events that lead to self-discovery of our own strengths and uniqueness. Declare to become a great leader of positive influence and inspiration to all we encounter. Let our mantra always be, “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Woman God Uses Scholarship Award

As part of our mission of “Building Women God Uses,” we award financial assistance each year at our annual Empowerment & Scholarship Luncheon up to $1,000.  Past recipients graduated from University of Memphis, Arkansas State University, and Spelman College just to name a few. Interested participants must submit the application on our website. The Scholarship Coordinator leads the interview process for each applicant. The Scholarship recipient(s) are announced in October. Criteria to be eligible is as follows:

  • Must be 3rd or 4th year female undergraduate or Graduate student of any nationality.
  • Female pursuing professional licensure i.e. Doctor, Dentist, Lawyer, Engineer, etc.
  • Woman owned small business growth opportunity. (WBE)

This one-time award is funded through generous donations and Corporate sponsorship. A portion of ticket sales for the luncheon is also allocated for support in memory of founding member, Minister Elvita Fox Rosser. Vita, as she was fondly remembered was an avid supporter of higher education.

Our Founder

Minister Teresa Terry Thornton

Teresa Terry Thornton is the founder and Chief Visionary Officer of WomanGu (Woman God Uses) a live women’s entity based in Memphis, Tennessee where the mission is to build women as leaders by modeling three core values; Discipline, Integrity, and Growth. (DIG)


She also faithfully serves as the Women’s Ministry Leader at the Pentecostal M.B. Church where she tirelessly supports and helps to undergird the vision cast by the Pastor for church growth and discipleship.  Inspired by a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Don’t go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” she relentlessly demonstrates the heart of a trail blazer.


Known by many as Minister T, she and her two children, Tempest and Sirgregory survived a fatal car accident many years ago that took the life of her husband and their father.  “My greatest and proudest accomplishment has been raising them to become emotionally strong, spiritually healthy and whole young adults who are destined to be great leaders of Kingdom building.”   In this season in her life, she is following the mandate found in 2 Timothy 2:15, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.”  May 2020, she earned a Master of Divinity degree at Central Baptist Theological Seminary.

Empowerment & Scholarship Luncheon

Contact Us

2809 Kirby Pkwy PMB 116
Memphis, TN. 38119
(901) 667-7711