Jacarada Banks Austin, M. Div
Jacarada was born in Pahokee, FL to Bishop R. L. & Karen Banks Jr. She is the oldest of 3 girls and singing was their favorite things to do, while growing up. After graduating from high school, she was accepted into Johnson C. Smith University and moved to Charlotte, NC.
While in college she began to attend New Life Fellowship. She graduated from JCSU with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and continued her education at Liberty University with a Master's degree in Divinity. In all these things, which were indeed a blessing and brought many life lessons, the most impacting lessons were to never forget where you come from and what you were taught.
In 2006 Damali was formed. Their first album “Penetrate My Heart” was conceived. It was where JB discovered that God had endowed her with the gift of writing and “Jac Bae Publishing” Company was created. This record touched the lives of many, but noticeably the lives of many youth!
In 2011 her ministry was continuing to transition in an area that was uncomfortable. She’s never wanted to be a soloist or a teacher, but is now ministering the Word of God in a facet that has captivated and is changed the way people desire to live.
In 2012 “Worship to Live” Youth Conferences were birthed. After the youth would minister the song “Worship to Live”, they would live as though “They got it”! To know God in the essence of Worship could actually allow them to take pleasure in living a pure life. She is determined to continue to work in the avenues God has ordained her to Minister in! JB believes that at the end of the day: If we don’t know how to Worship God we will never live the life he has for us to enjoy!
JB now serves as Pastor of Bible Church of God in Charlotte, NC.
This is probably JB's favorite! Her publishing/ writing company has become her passion and will be known to the world to bring God glory. She often says that this is probably the gift she is head over hills in love with! The ability to cause one to smile on a sunny day, to receive a breakthrough when they've been bound so long, but most importantly to expose the world's ear to what God is saying to them is mind blowing and so humbling! She is known to be an Anthem writer and is gifted enough to write on the spot...on the stage...under the influence of the Holy Spirit!
All of her music along with the songs from Damali's album is original material written in both good and bad times! She can not wait to place her pen on your gift!! Please contact us if you are shopping for anointed and ear pleasing music.
Co-Authors: April Sawyer, Angela Purvis, M. Purvis, Tramaine Robinson, Shareena Gray, Kiaza Banks-Duncan, & Deonte Tyson.
This interactive devotional serves as a tool to help aid each person to a place of peace and healing. We all want to become a better person. Each individual will find the authenticity and transparency of each author refreshing and much needed. Covid-19 has exposed us all to an increased amount of death, refinement, and has forced us to face some issues that we have tried to cover up. "Moving Past Your Emotions" helps us to acknowledge our strengths and face our dark places so that we can overcome and LIVE life through WORSHIP! You will find yourself reading this over and over again. It is definitely a purse stuffer! Real people...real stories...and real healing! Contact us below to purchase directly.