Rev. Brenda Yvonne Mills
Rev. Mills was born on August 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina where she was also raised. Her parents are the late David L. Edwards, Sr. and Bessie M. Edwards. She has 2 brothers and 3 sisters. She is married to the love of her life, Raymond Mills. They have 4 children: Antonio Raphel, Sherrod Andre’, Demetrius Orlando, and Raynita Yvonne Mills, one daughter in-law (Lavonne Mills), and 13 grandchildren.
She joined YMT in 1989 under the leadership of Reverend Bobby Best. She says that the love, friendliness, and of course the Gospel Choir drew her to YMT. She preached her initial sermon in 1999 under the leadership of Rev. Frank T. White, Sr. Over the years, Rev. Mills served on many Boards including: Stewardess Board, Trustee Board, Assistant Sunday School Teacher, and Missionary Board.
Rev. Mills’ favorite sermon is from Psalm 34. She says that after all she’s gone through in her life, she refuses to stop giving God praise and the devil will not steal her joy. When preaching, Rev. Mills says she has no fancy strategy or outline sometimes. Her technique is to pray and tell the Lord, “Take over the sermon, It’s up to You. I’m an instrument in Your hands.”