Paula N. Cotton was born & reared in Jacksonville, Florida to Denese Butler Ellison & Paul Butler Jr. Paula received her former education in the private/public schools in Duval County. Paula attended Florida Community College of Jacksonville for Business Administration, transferred to Liberty University where she pursued a BS in Religion with a concentration in Christian Counseling.
Paula is a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Jacksonville where Bishop John E. Guns is the Senior Pastor. Paula currently serves as Co-Leader of the Ladies of Destiny Women's Ministry; and is a member of the Elders’ Wives. Paula has served as Young Women of Destiny ministry leader and coordinator of Fellowship Ministries. Paula is a partner in ministry with her husband as Executive Administrator of Cotton & Company Leadership Group, Inc.
Paula is certified in the program of studies “Caring for People God’s Way” “Breaking Free”, “Extraordinary Woman”, “Healthy Sexuality” and “Marriage Works” from Light University. Paula has earned certification in “How to Involve Women in Women’s Ministry”, “How to Involve Adults in Missions” and also completed certification in Missional Involvement through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary a program through the Women’s Missions and Ministries of the Florida Baptist Convention.
Paula is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, a Pastoral Care Mentor, a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid. A certified Leadership Life Coach trained through the Jacksonville Baptist Association, a mentor, facilitator, servant leader, author, dynamic speaker and willing vessel. Paula is married to Elder J. Scott Cotton, Executive Pastor at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Jacksonville. Paula partners in parenting one son, Joel Scott Cotton II.
Our Founder is committed to fulfilling purpose regardless of what she faces in this life journey. One of the joys of ministry for her has been the evolution and reinvention of her ministry and assignment after suffering a severe spinal injury that caused life-altering damage but to know our founder is to know that, she can't be stopped. She constantly remarks that "it is in Him that she lives, moves and has her being". It is amazing to watch an individual with limited mobility pursue purpose with maximum determination.
Our Founder is sold out to the philosophy of path, process and purpose in one’s journey. Our founder has coined the phrase... it’s a faith journey! It is a declaration... She is a woman of great faith, an intimate lover of prayer, has a heart of compassion and is committed to PRAY before she ever PANICS!
She suffers long, loves genuinely, prays fervently, plans persistently, gives generously, believes boldly, confesses confidently and smiles naturally! She is a 3D woman...designed, determined and destined!!!
No matter what your journey may be, your destiny hasn’t changed. Stay in pursuit and keep pressing! ~ P. Cotton
Speaker * Facilitator * Mentor * Servant Leader * Leadership Coach * Visionary * Faithful * Author * Teacher * Designed * Determined * Destined *
Our Founder, is the author of Practical Principles for the 3D Woman, Embracing God's View of You: Designed, Determined, Destined, Not Even THIS Will Stop Me: Overcoming painful Distractions while pursuing Destiny and 3D Girlz: Desires, Decisions, and Dreams, A girls guide to Destiny.
Our Founder, is the visionary of the 3D Woman Experience...A women and girls conference. It's a weekend for women and girls to be awakened to who they are in God and come into a greater awareness of authenticity of their unique purpose in the earth. A time of awareness, awakening and authenticity among sisters that calls women to a greater place in God.
Our Founder, is a compassionate encourager to young women, powerful model to women in process and a passionate ministry vessel to all women! Our founder loves the Lord and is very passionate about the ministry to women. She has embraced her uniqueness as it relates to ministering to women at very real and beyond the surface places. She is anointed with creativity, charisma and connection to minister to women of all ages.