Welcome to the SIBTT Literary Group.

This group is the brain-child of two literary visionaries, Pastor Valerie Howard-Jones and Rev. Tracey M. Booker. Both women, are published authors and bloggers in their own right, and are active in ministry.

In 2004, during a weekly “catching up” conversation, Tracey began to share with Valerie about her desire to write her autobiography. She talked in detail about how she had been led to share honest and transparent information about her life in order to help others who had experienced the same type issues that she had with various life experiences as well as how desolate she felt as a result. Valerie in turn began to share her life experiences and that she also had been commissioned to write a book. The conversation continued and at the end of it, the concept for “Sister, I’ve Been There Too” ™ had been conceived, nurtured, and birthed. There is no looking back. The literary group, SIBTT Literary Group was formed later.

"SISTER, I'VE BEEN THERE TOO, BUT I CAME BACK TO GET YOU"

The book, “Sister, I’ve Been There Too, But I Came Back To Get You”™, is a compilation of life experiences and testimony’s from several female co-authors in ministry and one male, who unashamedly share their life stories from a place of deep honesty and transparency to serve women and the men who love them. The revelation for this groundbreaking and riveting literary work was revealed to Pastor Valerie Howard-Jones, Associate Pastor of Rehoboth New Life Church Alliance, in Fort Washington, Maryland, and Rev. Tracey M. Booker, Presiding Elder in Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ, and she resides in Guilford County, North Carolina. The revelation was given to them in 2004. The directive given by God was for them to gather those females who would be willing to share their testimonies in a way that would help their sisters to loose the chains of bondage that hinder them from spiritual freedom. The blatant message that must be shared with the readers is that “you are not alone. We've been just where you are and God has delivered me and you can and must be delivered too.”

THE VISIONARIES

Pastor Valerie Howard-Jones

Rev. Tracey Booker

Pastor Valerie M. Howard-Jones, BS, MS, a DC-MD native, is currently an Associate Pastor at the Rehoboth New Life Ministries, of Waldord, MD under the leadership of Bishop Ernest Dawson.  Pastor Val, as she is called, is also a member of Christ Mission Workers and In His Care Ministries, which ministers to the prison population and their families.  She holds an Associates Degree in Office Management, Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Corrections from Kaplan University, and a Master’s of Science in Public Administration. She is employed by the federal government. 

The mother of two – AlNetta and Jessica – Pastor Val seeks God’s guidance in being the mother He trusted her to be to His gifts.  A published author, Minister Val co-authored, ‘A Drink from the Well: Refreshment for the Soul - A Devotional for Women, with several other women of God, and is currently working on other works to be published in the very near future.  In addition to writing books, Pastor Val has a daily internet thought of the day entitled Just a Little Word for Today, in which she shares God inspired thoughts to help herself and others press on in this Christian journey through the Word of God.  Her favorite saying:  If God work you up this morning, He had you on His mind.  Her favorite scripture:  Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives unto death.”

She is married to Robert B. Jones, Jr.

Rev. Tracey Booker, BA, MS, is President and CEO of Tracey Booker Enterprises, LLC, a lifestyle development company via Transformational Life Coaching and media outlets. She is also the Executive Director of Metamorphosis, Incorporated, a faith based, nonprofit female oriented service organization, which administers to women and girls, empowering them through various life changes and transitions. Tracey is pursuing a PhD in Human Services from Walden University. She has attained a Master of Science degree in Studies in Human Behavior from Capella University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Rowan University.

Over the years, Tracey has developed an impressive list of contributions to the community including, and especially the Body of Christ. Tracey served as the Pastor of Triumph The Church And Kingdom of God In Christ, in New Jersey and Alabama, and Assistant Pastor in Wilmington, Delaware. She currently serves as the General Secretary for Church Advancement for the international church organization. 

Tracey is an internationally published author, as well as an inspiring speaker and has motivated many with topics such as "A Spiritual Metamorphosis", "The Paradigm Shift", "Meet Me in the Delivery Room", just to name a few. She is a sought after teacher, retreat/conference speaker and workshop facilitator. She is also the host of "Universal Broadcast with Tracey Booker", a weekly Internet radio show. (www.blogtalkradio.com/universalbroadcast)

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