Cassandra Baker Durham is a minister, author and advocate for women. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T) (Aggie Pride). She earned a Master of Science degree in Human Services with a specialization in Social and Community Services from Capella University.
She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (M.A.C.M.) from Liberty University.
Cassandra is currently the Program Coordinator of HIV/AIDS Services at a local AIDS services organization, where she is a strong advocate for African American women. She also teaches several Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (SISTA- Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics about AIDS and SIHLE- Sisters, Informing, Healing, Living, Empowering) for the prevention and spread of HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases.
The spiritual side of Cassandra is fed at her home church Temple of Prayer, Praise and Deliverance Ministries, where she sits under the anointed leadership of Senior Pastor, Apostle Louise Baker.
Cassandra is also the author of the Salt, Light and Witnesses blog, which seeks to encourage, uplift and motivate others to walk in their divine calling as children of God.
Cassandra recently published her first devotional book, Fully Persuaded: 30 Days of Encouragement in Times of Trouble. It was selected as an Oprah’s Life Class Selection. Cassandra's first novel (from her seven deadly sins series), A Summer of Wrath, was released in June 2013.
Life is full of challenges. After enduring storms, tests, trials and tribulations: we can easily feel broken, dejected, and yes, even disconnected from God.
You are not alone in this season of your life.
This book is for those who have for whatever reason lost their ability to fight back against the enemy. If you need to feel encouraged, empowered, uplifted, and edified this is the key to unlock the door to your breakthrough. If you need your faith lifted, and your hope and trust in God stretched, this is for you!
This book is for every person that has needed to feel renewed, refreshed, and restored by being Fully Persuaded that God can do anything, but fail!
Wilson stopped believing in God a long time ago.
Devastated after his father is killed in the line of duty, he assumes the task of guardian and protector of his mother and two sisters. Tormented by the kidnapping of his baby sister, he unleashes a caustic and damaging wrath that will lead him down a path of destruction and annihilation. Nothing is off limits, persecution, beatings, torture. Wilson’s destructive nature consumes him almost to the brink of madness as darkness devours his soul.
Natasha is the all American girl next door. She is beautiful, intelligent and charismatic, with a bright future ahead of her. All of that is changed in an instant when she is abducted on her way to her college campus.
Shayla Jacobs has been in love with Wilson ever since she was a teenager. She remembers what God promised her, and she refuses to stand by and watch the man she loves destroyed by wrath, anger and rage.
This story of faith, hope and redemption reveals the internal struggle against the external forces of darkness as one man comes to terms with God’s grace, mercy and love before He can find his sister.
The Summer of Wrath is a captivating, gritty look into human trafficking and the lengths one brother is willing to go to find his sister.