Minister Vivian L. Childs, UICF CEO
Vivian L. Childs is a minister, motivator, mother, wife, and inspiration to those who come into contact with her. Vivian began her journey with the Lord at birth, and has let him lead the way throughout her entire life. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Vivian speaks the truth, lets Him lead the way, and He is her life.
Vivian truly believes the scripture of Luke 12:48, "Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required." She is also a living testimony to Isaiah 40:31: " But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
Through her business, VLCHILDS/UICF, LLC, Vivian does publishing, tutoring, mentoring, and GED prep. Vivian has been involved in youth ministries and has recently changed her focus to women ministries. She is focused on developing women to be of the greatest potential that they are designed to be. In March of 2010, Vivian had the honor of hosting the first annual UICF ”It’s Time” Unity Conference in Perry, Georgia.
In 2011, Vivian was elected as Chairman of the GAGOP Eighth Congressional District. Her position represents 24 counties in the state of Georgia.
Vivian is highly involved in the Houston County community where she serves on the Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs & Government Affairs Committees and Westside Christian Academy's School Board. She has chaired several boards, committees, and partnered with local agencies on community projects. Some of those community projects are: Annual Back to School Bash sponsor, International City Fall Festival, mistress of ceremonies, Community Outreach Center and Feed the City's Thanksgiving inituitives. Vivian is currently the First Lady of North Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, immediate past- president of the Houston Arts Alliance, president of the MGRW, protocol chair of the GFRW, and on the protocol committee of the NFRW. She is a member of the board of directors for MGYSTC, Houston County CLCP, and Because We Care II. In past years, Vivian served as parliamentarian and precinct chair of the Houston County GOP.
Vivian has the distinction of receiving a " key to the city" from two different mayors and being a keynote speaker for women retreats.
Past Community Involvement includes:
Westside Baptist Academy: Before becoming the elementary-middle school principal of Westside Baptist Academy, Vivian was the athletic director and a classroom teacher. She implemented the Odyssey of the Mind Program and orchestrated senatorial and congressional visits to the school.
Houston Arts Alliance: President, Vice-Pres., Performing Arts Coordinator, Grant Writer
Reserve Officers' Association League:Departmentof GA State President/Secretary, Chapter President;
North Bethlehem Missionary Baptist: Minister, Mentor, Women ministry,Choir Director
Military Affiliations: OWC President,Thrift Shop advisor, Thrift Shop chairman; High School Booster Club President; Logistics Group advisor; Singer for various Base events; BX and Commissary Representative; Protestant Women of the Chapel speaker; OWC Protocol Officer. Religious Education Coordinator, Air Force Village representative; Base Tax Assistance volunteer; Family services; Red Cross; organized a children's “Breakfast with Santa” program; created, directed and coordinated a" Miss Teen Pageant" for eight years; National Military Family Association representative for the State of Kansas;
Derby School District: Parent representative at the Kansans Involved Directly with Schools (KIDS) Coalition Rally, Parent representative to the " I Make The Difference Employee/Volunteer Recognition Awards Selection Committee"; Served as the parent representative to school's" Building Improvement Team, Parent Teacher Organization President; Peer-Counseling Training. Served as the Derby Community Education Liaison with McConnell Air Force Base, Enrichment Brochures (USD 260) Coordinator; Developed a quarterly brochure for Derby Community Education; Co-chaired the McConnell/Oak Knoll Community Education Council (met monthly with the Superintendent of Schools to develop agenda). Helped develop a Job Assistance Committee.
Vivian was one of many women recognized in Middle Georgia during a Women History Month event.