Minister Mireya Marlene Carthen was born in El Paso Texas and raised in Juarez Mexico. She is currently in her ninth year of ministry. Marlene has three Children, Xavier, Denzel and Talia.
In 2003 she accepted Jesus as her savior and He began a restoration process in her. She joined Firewheel Church in Dallas, Texas and became an AWANA Bible class teacher to children 7-12 years old. In May of 2009, she was called into ministry at the Family of Faith Fellowship Church in Houston, Texas. In January of 2013 her steps were guided to The Sanctuary Christian Fellowship Church in Houston, Texas to continue her spiritual growth and journey. In conjunction with her ministry she periodically volunteers with KSBJ as a prayer team member, she also volunteers with All for One and One for All feeding the homeless.
God continues to develop and mold Min. Marlene's ministry to reach out to the hurting and in need of spiritual guidance. To date God has been directing Minister Marlene’s “Rising Above” ministry: A ministry that only desire is to be used by God; to witness and be a vessel to those in need. "Rising Above" discusses and assists individuals in the process of dealing with emotions, ministers to women/young ladies, and strives to be candid and empathetic to the issues each person faces in life. From sexual abuse, infidelity, divorce, addiction, and dealing/coping with health issues and the trauma that comes from those things, “Rising Above” not only provides spiritual support but empowers others to rise above the pain and hurt. “Rising Above” ministry also offers resume and portfolio building, career leads, and equipping workshops for the unemployed. In the near future, anticipates offering a free career attire closet to those in need.
Minister Marlene is and continues to be an incredible testimony of the active, redeeming work of Jesus Christ. There is a scripture that best exemplifies her life’s journey thus far: “I will not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.” Psalm 118:17 NKJV