Brenda Bryant serves as the Executive Director of Life of Victory International
Christian Ministries, a non-profit HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency.
Program emphasis include: Housing Counseling, Healthy Marriage and Family
Resource Center, Transitional Housing, and the Rutherford County Foreclosure
Prevention Task Force.
Brenda has 33 years of experience in Housing and
Community Development. She began her career in Housing Counseling in 1979
when she completed her Senior Field Placement in College at the Nashville Urban
Her assignment was to revitalize the Housing Counseling Program and
get the agency HUD Certified. Upon completion of her assignment, she was
offered a full-time position in the agency. After ten years of employment at the
Urban League she joined the staff at the Detroit HUD office in the Single Family
Department, where she was employed for seven years as an Asset Manager,
Government Technical Monitor and Chairperson of the Marketing and Training
Committee for Lenders, Faith Based Organizations, and Housing Counseling
During her tenure in Detroit, she founded the state wide housing
counseling network, served on the Governor’s Housing Advisory Board, and
helped Faith Based Organizations become HUD Certified. During her second year
in Ministry School she and her husband were selected to re-locate to Nashville
to help plant a church. During this time she was employed at First American
Bank for three years as the Closing Supervisor over Consumer Loan Underwriting
where she managed 21 staff members and closed loans for seven states. When
her department at First American was transferred due to a bank merger, she
founded Life of Victory International Christian Ministries.
Life of Victory first
initiative was a joint venture with Fisk University to implement the Faith Based
Technical Assistance Center with a grant from the Memorial Foundation. Later,
the Homeownership Center was developed to help build healthy families, healthy
homeowners, and healthy communities.
Brenda is an alumnus of Tennessee State University, American Baptist College,
and Word of Faith Bible Training School. She was licensed and ordained as a
Minister at Christ Church, Nashville, Word of Faith International Christian Center
and Payne Chapel A.M. E. Church.
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