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Dr. Judy Mandrell's Bio

Dr. Judy Mandrell is the proud wife of the visionary, anointed teacher, and pastor, Superintendent Gerald Mandrell since October 17, 1981. Their daughter Brittany, preceded them in death, July 4, 1988. She is the proud daughter of District Missionary Irma Hunter Wesley and the late Brother Sylvester Wesley, Sr. She graduated from Florida A & M University, with a Bachelor of Social Work, and received a Master of Executive Leadership and Doctorate of Christian Leadership from Clarity International Christian University. 

Dr. Judy Mandrell has always been a person who believes we all are better together.  As a child growing up in Ft. Lauderdale with her parents and five other siblings, she would take food, clothes and jewelry from her mom and give them to women and children she felt deserved the finer things in life.  Due to her family having much in life, she believed her family was rich and that she had an obligation to provide others with the same opportunity. Her dream growing up was to be a Social Worker and an Evangelist so she could help people see their value and become whatever they wanted to become.  She believes everyone has value, worth, and something great to offer to the world in which they live. 

She has spent her life serving people, empowering, inspiring, and making pathways for others to follow.  Dr. Judy believes that the earlier one becomes involved in a person’s life, the benefit of establishing positive dreams and desires early is greater.  Thus, she is the founder, owner, and CEO of Dream Builders Greatness Child Development Center getting involved in developing and shaping the lives of children and families from ages six weeks to five years old.

Dr. Mandrell is the international host of her own radio show “REAL TALK WITH JUDY LIVE RADIO SHOW” which airs weekly on HALLELUJAH 95.3 FM with a large listening audience locally, statewide, and worldwide.

Dr. Mandrell is the Founder and Organizer of the “REAL TALK SISTER GIRLS NETWORK.” The mission of The SISTER GIRLS NETWORK is to unite women from various organizations, groups, clubs, etc. in the bond of sisterhood to significantly improve fellowship, trust, and relationships among all women inclusively. She envisions a world in which all women, inclusively, are nurtured and empowered to reach their fullest potential.

Dr. Mandrell has established the DREAM BUILDERS FAMILY AFFAIRS Program. She and her team go into the homes of families; provide family training, conduct seminars, and workshops, and facilitate family outings, all for the sole purpose of “MAKING HOME SWEET AGAIN.” Since COVID-19 she and her team are providing these services to families in Title One schools.

Dr. Mandell’s life is a life pointing the way, taking risks, breaking barriers, cutting through obstacles, and envisioning a different future for all.  She has a faith that turns dreams into reality for other people and herself. She is a path maker.  Her genuineness, love, passion, and joy are felt throughout her community, city, and by everyone, she touches.  She will make it happen for everyone and with everyone.

Dr. Judy is a business owner and entrepreneur of the following:

  • Dream Builders Greatness Center, Inc. Non-Profit 501©3, Founder and Executive Director

  • Real Talk with Judy Radio Show, International host

  • Sister Girls Network, Founder and CEO

  • Dream Builder Family Affairs “Making Home Sweet Home Again”

  • Dream Builders Child Development Center, LLC., Founder and CEO

  • Dream Builders Visionary and Leaders After School and Summer Camp, CEO

  • Leaders and Navigators Academy, CEO and Lead Trainer

  • Journey to the Future Rebuilding Services


Dr. Judy is involved in numerous community activities and serves and partners with several organizations:

  • The Tallahassee Human Resource Council, Vice President

  • Rotary Club of Tallahassee Southside

  • Spiritual Advisor for the Committee for the Tallahassee Healing Prayer Ministries

  • Big Bend Homeless Coalition Board of Directors

  • Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

  • The Life Center – The Village; a collection of agencies providing services to families

  • Co-Pastor of Life Changer Church of God in Christ

  • Director of Women Department for Kingdom Builders District, Church of God Christ

  • President of the Executive Board for the Women Department of Western Florida Second Jurisdiction, Church of God in Christ

  • President of Auxiliaries in Ministry (Music, Youth, Evangelism, Sunday School and Missions),

  • Western Florida Second Jurisdiction, Church of God in Christ

  • Regional (Florida and Alabama) Elect Lady of Evangelist for the National Church of God in Christ

  • Club 25 Member

  • Tallahassee Branch of NAACP, Executive Board of Directors, Religious Affairs Committee Chair, and Women in the NAACP Committee Chair

  • United Partners for Human Service; Committee Chair for Interfaith Leaders

  • Community Activist – City and County Liaison for Pastors and Faith-Based Leaders/Interfaith Leaders

  • Previous Pace Center for Girls Board of Director

Awards and Accolades:

•    2021 Leon County Sheriff’s Office Honorary Deputy Award

•    2021 John Maxwell Team Parenting and Family Leadership Certification

•    2021 The Oasis Center for Women and Girls Trailblazer Award

•    2021 Tallahassee Community College 21st Annual Cherry Hall Alexander Africa-American History Calendar Award - featuring                    those who work to preserve and nurture the family and community

•    2020 John Maxwell Stellar Leadership Award

•    2020 John Maxwell Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker

•    2019 Tallahassee Community College 2020 Valiant Women of the Vote Honoree

•    2019 Women of Excellence Award - Women of God Walking in P.U.M.P.S. – Orlando, FL

•    2019 Tallahassee Democrat 25 Women You Need to Know

•    2018 Woman of Light Award

•    2017 The Sugar Daddy Foundation Tallahassee Inspiration Award

•    2017 Charmettes Chapter UNSUNG HERO AWARD

•    2017 Rhythm of Gospel “Pastor of Excellence Award”

•    2017 ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC. South Atlantic Regional Conference “Family Strengthening Community Award”

•    2016 Tallahassee Woman Magazine’s Women Who Mean Business “SERVICE AWARD”

•    2016 The Outstanding Service to Youth and Families in Our Care Award from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

•    2016 The Maternal Child Health Equity Collaborative Service Award – Gadsden and Leon County

•    2015 The Shining Star Community Leaders Award - Preach the Word Worldwide Network

•    2015 The John C. Maxwell TOP 100 LEADERSHIP AWARD in America

•    2015 Masters and Doctorate of Christian Education from Clarity International Christian University

•    The “FIRST LADY OF THE YEAR” in Tallahassee, Leon, Gadsden, and surrounding counties


•    The “FEMALE PASTOR OF THE YEAR” by Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church of  Tallahassee, FL and the City of                               Tallahassee, FL

•    The “UNSUNG HERO” in the National Church of God in Christ


Dr. Mandrell motto: “If, I can help somebody, then my living will not be in vain.”


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