GirlsFOCUSED Conference 2018


To empower young girls through The Word of God to live out their God-given purpose in the earth


FOCUSED Ministries, Inc.

FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. is a faith-based Non-profit organization designed to enhance the lives of teenaged girls ages 13-18. We believe that through the Word of God, hearts will be healed, lives transformed, and families restored.

June 8, 2019 2nd Annual GirlsFOCUSED Conference - Vision

Girls Focused 2019

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GirlsFOCUSED Mentoring Group

GirlsFOCUSED is a faith-based mentoring program serving the Chicagoland area. Our organization is motivated by God’s love to serve, support, and love young girls. Our purpose is to help young girls between the ages of 13-18 achieve excellence across all life areas through our 1:1 mentoring program and quarterly group activities.

  • We "keep it real" and relevant for this current generation without pushing a “religious agenda”
  • We are a resource for families, providing another layer of support because it truly “takes a village”

If you want to learn more about GirlsFOCUSED and/or want to enroll a young lady, you are invited to attend our first parent meeting. We look forward to seeing you there! You may also contact us for more information.

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Mrs. Tricia L. Murray, Executive Director
Dr. Trisha J. Baker, Founder/President

"There are so many great things about GirlsFOCUSED, I barely even know where to start. First, Dr. Baker, Mrs. Murray, and every person on the GirlsFOCUSED board are so incredibly committed. They strive to help young women succeed in life by giving us an opportunity to have a relationship with God. What I love is that the founders of this organization make us girls feel like we are their number one, but what I love even more is that we actually aren't-- God is..."
~ Samantha, 15

From the desk of the Executive Director:

Greetings on behalf of FOCUSED Ministries, Inc.,

We are so pleased that God has led you to this site. In doing so, He has opened a door and provided an opportunity for us to introduce ourselves to you as to who we are and what we do.

We are a non-profit organization with the simple but awesome mission: to help young women achieve excellence. Like other social service programs, we strive to address multiple facets of life, however, we are different. We are motivated by a God-given burden to love and a deep desire to embrace and lift up all of our young sisters. We are unashamedly faith-based and all of our work is grounded in Scripture.

At FOCUSED, we understand that life is often a bumpy journey. As we travel along the road of life, God allows certain paths to intersect for the specific purpose of building relationships. It is through the blessing of relationship with one another that we are strengthened. With God in our midst, the strengthened are also then empowered to achieve excellence. This is our testimony and we want it to be yours, too. We believe you were created to be excellent in all things. We want you to also believe this truth and live excellently!

We invite you to seek us out and make a connection that just might be life changing!
God Bless You!


Trish, Executive Director

GirlsFOCUSED 2018 Conference

Dr. Lewis - Guest Presenter
Stress Management
Ms. Vaniece Catron - Guest Presenter
Ms. Jocelyn Mallard - Guest Presenter
Healthy Relationships
Ms. Jocelyn Mallard
Dr. Diona Lewis
Ms. Catron
Ms. Ricki Parker - Volunteer
Nicole English & Larry Waites
Board Members
Mrs. Baker, Dr. Baker
& London Jones
Ms. Margo McCoy - Board Member
Mrs. Shirlene Baker, Board President
& Ms. Catron
GirlsFOCUSED Conference 2018
Dr. Baker - Opening Session
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~~Knowing Jesus Gives Calm Assurance~~

There is a comfort, a calm assurance, in knowing Jesus! Jesus, the Son of God, the Savior of the world, the One who gave His life so that we could have life in abundance in this present age! The gift of salvation is just that - a gift. Jesus came to earth to save us from sin. Sin separates us from God. Separation from God - uh - doesn’t sound like the place anyone wants to be! Every day Jesus is calling men, women, and children to come to Him. Do you hear Him calling? Will you answer? Scripture tells us, Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30 KJV). What a promise! The cares of this life will no doubt weigh you down, down, down but the Lord cares for you. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you (1 Peter 5:6-7 KJV).

We have no reason to be overwhelmed by the cares of this life. Born-again believers, individuals who have confessed with their mouths and believed in their hearts that Jesus was raised from the dead, are walking the walk of salvation through Jesus. As a believer, I can truly say that I walk in that assurance! Don’t get me wrong, I have my days BUT because of the Word that is in my heart, I have that calm assurance! I encourage you, get to know Jesus. How? READ HIS WORD! The promises written in His word are so true! His word is life! His word is strength! His word encourages! His word enlightens and oh so much more! When you have His word in your heart, people, situations, and things look so different!! Above all, calm assurance rests upon you so that you are able to be the light and salt He has called you to be!

Father, thank You for this day! I ask You to give us a hunger for Your word so that we can see who we are in You! I pray for those who are heavy laden and ask You, Father, to let Your Spirit rest upon them and give them peace. Save those who are not saved. Deliver those who need deliverance. Do a new thing in the hearts and minds of Your people today. Thank You for Your touch and for loving us. Have Your way in our lives, I pray, and I thank You for being the awesome God that you are!

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Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.
All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone (Psalm 86:8-10 KJV).

Yesterday, this song came up in my heart - check it out and I hope you enjoy as well - oh, and please skip over the annoying ad...Nobody Like Jesus!

Listening to this song again brings back to my memory the various names of God:
Jehovah Jireh - My provider - Gen. 22:14
Jehovah Shammah - The Lord is there - Exodus 48:35
Jehovah Shalom - God of Peace - Judges 6:24
Jehovah Rophe - My healer - Exodus 15:26
Jehovah Nissi - My banner - Exodus 17:15
Jehovah Tsidkenu - My righteousness - Jeremiah 23:6; 33:16
Jehovah Rohi - My shepherd - Ps. 23:1
Jehovah Eylon - The Lord most high - Psalm 7:17
El Shaddai - The Almighty God - Genesis 17:1

The Lord is ALL of these and oh so much more!! I am honored to be called one of His! In the midst of all of the chaos that is going on in the world today, it is so good to know that we can have a calm assurance that Jesus IS alive AND well and STILL makes miracles happen! People of God, let's walk this walk with boldness! He is the light of the world and we are His hands and feet meant to touch this world! Let's do it! Be blessed!


Teach us who You are and help us know who we are in You! You have blessed us with so many wonderful, undeserved blessings! Turn our hearts back to You. Thank You for Your mercy and grace towards us! Thank You for the work on the cross! Thank You for the blood that was shed for our sin even when we didn't know You! And thank You for the gift of salvation! Have Your way in our lives in this season, in Jesus name, Amen!!

Still FOCUSED on Him!
Dr. Baker
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