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Sun, Mar 10


St. Louis

Women's History Month Celebration- Dr. Tamara Otey

🌟 Don't miss out on an enlightening Sunday service! 🙏 Join us at St. Philip's Evangelical Lutheran Church on March 10th for a special message from Dr. Tamara Otey, Associate Professor at Barnes Jewish Goldfarb School of Nursing. 🎓✨Dr. Otey brings wisdom, compassion, and insight to her teaching

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Women's History Month Celebration- Dr. Tamara Otey
Women's History Month Celebration- Dr. Tamara Otey

Time & Location

Mar 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

St. Louis, 2424 Annie Malone Dr, St. Louis, MO 63113, USA

About the event

As we celebrate Women's History Month, St. Philip's Evangelical Lutheran Church is thrilled to announce a special event featuring Dr. Tamara Otey, Associate Professor of the Barnes Jewish Christian Goldfarb School of Nursing.

Join us on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 10:00 AM, at St. Philip's Evangelical Lutheran Church, to hear an inspiring word from Dr. Tamara Otey and celebrate the remarkable achievements of women throughout history. Let us come together in fellowship and gratitude for the profound impact women continue to have on our world.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Tamara Otey, a native of St. Louis, MO, inspired by her mother, who gave her life back to the Lord and won

her entire family to Christ in the process, Tamara received Jesus as her Lord and Savior and the Gift of the Holy

Ghost at the young age of eleven. She is a faithful humble servant of God who is committed to and passionate

about seeking and advancing the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.

Her life’s works and experiences are a testament to the scripture Habakkuk 3:19, “The Lord God is my strength,

and he will make my feet like hinds feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.” Her aim is to

keep going on, grasping ever more firmly that purpose for which Christ grasped me (Philippians 3.12).

Tamara was licensed as an Evangelist by the Late Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson and Supervisor Annie Ruth

Echols in 1988 in Memphis, TN. She served faithfully at Temple of Deliverance COGIC in various capacities

for 30 years: President of the Aspiring Missionary Board, Communion Coordinator, Children’s Church

Coordinator, Sunday School Teacher, Youth, and Young Adult Choir President. In TN 4 th Ecclesiastical

Jurisdiction, Evangelist Otey served as a District Youth Chairlady, and a member of the Department of Women

Board of Examiners Member.

In 2016, Tamara relocated to St. Louis, MO. She is a member of Life Center International Church of God in

Christ, Pastor by Dr. Elijah H. Hankerson, III, Jurisdictional Bishop of Missouri Midwest Ecclesiastical

Jurisdiction (MMEJ). Tamara serves as the District Missionary for the William J. Seymour Memorial District

with Superintendent DeVone Cruesoe. She is the Dean of the MMEJ Department of Women’s School of

Licensing where she serves with Dr. T. Marie Brown, Jurisdictional Supervisor.

Currently an Associate Professor at Barnes Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing (GSON) in St. Louis,

Dr. Otey has a fifty/fifty position: she serves as part of the graduate faculty at GSON and a Nurse Scientist

Researcher, part of an Academic-Practice Partnership to develop and mentor nurses to perform research and

evidence-based practice at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Tamara holds a PhD in Nursing Science with a

Minor in Public Health from Indiana University, Master of Science in Nursing Education from Union

University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Memphis, and a RN Diploma from Jewish

Hospital School of Nursing.

The Lord has merged an evangelist ministry with her professional nursing career. Tamara is a Faith Community

Nurse. She is the co-founder of Growing Trees International Ministry. This nonprofit (501c3) organization

mission is to provide access to healthcare, health education, and hope to the people of Nigeria and vulnerable

groups to decrease health disparities. Through money raised by Growing Trees, they provide medical supplies,

medications, and humanitarian supplies. In partnership with two other nonprofit groups, they have also

excavated two water wells in Umeuleagwa Onicha, Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area, Imo State,


Her research area is global health disparities. Tamara has received six pilot grants, and her articles are published

in six nursing journals/books. Tamara was the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards sponsored by

the Barnes-Jewish College Alumni Association on September 30, 2016. In September 2021, Dr Otey received

the Christner Faculty Award for Excellence in Nursing Research. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the

International Nurses Honor Society. Tamara is the proud mother of Reuben and Sable Otey and three

grandsons: Amare’, Ryan, and Legend.

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