A few weeks ago, I presented some new content on the blog, entitled, “Man/Woman on the Move.” As a reminder, these series of posts will highlight people who are making a positive impact, whether on a professional, spiritual or personal platform. These posts are intended to provide motivation to those who are in need of a push to follow their own dreams and be successful at it. The first “Woman on the Move” I am featuring is Victoria Curry.
I first encountered Victoria at New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International, where we are both members, and her father, Bishop Victor T Curry, is the Founding Senior Pastor. I’ve attended private school for most of my life, so I firsthand understand the misconception people have solely based on your background. Yes, she is a Preacher’s Daughter but not only is she a woman of God, she’s a woman who goes through the same trials, tribulations and triumphs as anyone else. Make no mistake, she IS a “Woman on the Move,” not because of what people want her to be or where she comes from but because of who she is and where she is going.
She has quite a few amazing things going on in her life, so I will break the interview off into sections. Please bear with me and I hope you enjoy the interview. Meet Victoria Curry!!!!
CEO/Founder of Victoria’s Insight Corporation
Q: How did your company get started and how long have you been in business?
A: It started out as an event planning company for ministry and churches. But then it evolved into a booking agency for gospel recording artist and authors. We do Management, Public Relations (PR), Marketing and Booking. In short, Victoria’s Insight Corporation is an agency which represents, market and manages entertainers specifically for the Christians and Gospel Industry. My company has successfully been in business for two years.
Q: Where do you see your company in 5 years?
A: I want my company to be known as a one stop shop in the entertainment industry. I want churches and gospel artists to seek out my services. I really want it to become a booking agency for top gospel artists. I also want to be able to hire staff to assist in facilitating the services that I provide in a larger capacity.
Q: What inspired you to start your business?
A: The inspiration came from when I was teaching. When I taught in public schools, I was the teacher who orchestrated the black history show. And when I taught in private schools, I was the Activities Director and fell into the same role. I am always the planner for family functions. At New Birth, although I’m officially the Assistant youth pastor, I started out as the Special Events Coordinator. Planning is something that I love to do and people have always recognized my talent in event planning.
One day, a pastor friend of mine took me to dinner and basically said “I have $3,000 for you to plan our women’s conference.” She literally had a check for me to plan this event. This is where God pushed me to face my fear and actually start my business. The next day I went on sunbiz.org and started Victoria’s Insight Corporation, all while planning the event. She was my inspiration and this was God’s affirmation of what He wanted me to do.
Q: What inspired you to start a blog?
A:It started from my posts on Facebook. People would always comment on my posts and would see me in person and want to talk about it. My blog is really about all the facets of who I am, my walk with God, my fashion, being a PK (Pastor’s Kid) and all my thoughts of what I’m going through in relationships.
Q: Choosing a name for a blog is very important. What inspired the name for your blog?
A: My name is Victoria and with my Insight, you get bits and pieces of who I am. My blog is essentially about me.
Q: Is there anything specific you want to come from the blog?
A: I want a more conversational panel, like a talk show. I am really interested in doing videos, so I wanted to start with the blog and be more disciplined before actually taping. The videos are what I want to eventually happen, so for now I will use the blog platform to get my readers/subscribers involved in what I am doing before the videos begin.
Note: You can access her blog directly on her website at victoriousinsight7.wordpress.com ; Twitter account @victoriousnsite ; Email: email@example.com ; Facebook: Victorious Insight
Pastors Kids of South Florida
A: It is a ministry that God gave me. I want it to be a safe haven for pastor kids to share what they are going through as PK’s. I see it eventually becoming a ministry for the First Family, the pastor of the church and his family, meaning that it wouldn’t limit it to just the children
Q: When did you realize that this is something that was needed?
A: When I initially came up with the idea, I was really only thinking of myself. But it turned into something much bigger than I ever could imagine. I called a few PK’s I knew that felt the same way about needing this ministry. There was an initial event that was held with about 60 PK’s and the response and tears that were shed were overwhelming. It started off selfishly and thankfully, it overcame my selfishness and became way bigger than me.
“The Life of a PK” Radio Show
Q: What birthed the radio show?
A: Another host on the WMBM radio show contacted me to be on her show, just to talk about mental health issues of a PK. I didn’t want to go alone, so I invited a couple of PK’s that I knew. A lot of people were calling into the show and it became a big thing. The program director after the show pulled me aside and told me I needed to do my own show. I politely pulled the famous line and said, “I’ll pray about it.” I contacted her in December after I prayed and felt like this was something that I could really do. The first show was released in January 2014. It went from being a 30 minute show, once a month to an hour show, twice a month. And this happened in a short time span of three months.
Q: So the response from the show must have been more than expected?
A: The response has been more than I ever thought it could be. I didn’t think people would want to hear about PK stuff.
Q: What has been the hardest thing of being a PK?
A: The hardest thing for me has been sharing my parents. We pretty much share our parents with the whole world. Everyone becomes their son and daughter spiritually. Personal issues are put on the back burner and I had to come to grips with the fact that my parents are not just MY parents. If you’re not strong enough, you can become very insecure and even bitter because it can appear that they loved the world more than they loved their own child.
Q: Did your parents know how you felt?
A: When I was older, I was able to express it but as a young child you didn’t understand that because daddy was always in church, he couldn’t be there for things that were important to me. I didn’t understand it for a while. I started to hate church and resent it and I had to get to the root of the problem and understand where that hatred came from. Church didn’t do anything to me but it took away my father in a sense. I had to learn to not blame my father and I had to stop blaming and hating the church. Once I expressed it, walls started breaking and everything is coming into place. It’s not something you forget, but it’s something you learn from and move on.
Note: You can keep up with Pastor’s Kids of South Florida on Facebook: PK Pastorkids ; Twitter account @pastorkidsradio ; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; The radio show airs every 2nd and 4th Wednesday on AM 1490 WMBM and can be listened to online at www.wmbm.com
During and after the interview, I’ve never felt so inspired by someone as I did with Victoria. In the short time that I have known her, I couldn’t be more proud. She is clearly a Woman on the Move and I can’t wait to see what else God has in store for her. I hope you all have enjoyed this interview as much as I have.