|Minister Nordia Blackwood|
Minister Nordia Blackwood
Nordia B. Blackwood a native of Clarendon, Jamaica W.I. First of five children, born on October 10th to Rhona King and David Blackwood. In the year 2007, she migrated to the United States and currently lives in Allentown, PA. Presently she is pursuing an associate degree in nursing at Northampton Community College.
While living in Jamaica Miss Blackwood receives her early education at the Kellits Primary School in Clarendon and Dinthill Technical High in St. Catherine. Upon leaving high school she pursue a course in practical nursing at the Jamaica School of Nursing to which she was successful and receive certification in Practical Nursing. With a sense of spiritual urgency and understanding of her call for ministry; she enrolled herself in the School of Missionary Development in Jamaica. To which she received her training in missions and evangelism. Equipped with such wealth of knowledge, she was now more able to deliver the word of God in various parishes and communities across the island of Jamaica, and now in the United States.
The pivotal point of her life was at the age of 13 when she started walking with the Lord at the Jericho Bible Way Church, in Clarendon, Jamaica. Over the years she has served the church in various areas, such as: Sunday School Teacher, Youth President, Children Church President, Drama Teacher and choir member to name a few. Her first message was preached at age 16, entitled “The Wise virgins.” Nordia, has she’s affectionately called has always been an inspiration to people. Her hobbies are reading, listening to inspirational music, bowling, going to athletic events and doing theater. Her passion is to be an instrument for God’s use; with the understanding in her heart, that for God, no prize is too high. Currently she worships at the Union Baptist Church in Allentown; where she serves as a member of the Evangelism Ministry and a facilitator of the youth’s bible studies.
Her philosophy is, “the lord will go before me, and make the crooked places straight… And he will give me the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places. That I may know that the Lord which calls me by my name is the God of Israel, Isaiah 45:2-3. Through God I shall do valiantly, for he it is that shall tread down mine enemies, Psalm 60:12.” As she embarks on her daily walk; her inner being is driven by the desire to be transformed and conformed to the image of God.