As a self-made Black woman, Teresa was able to rebuild her life after divorce to become a force in the publishing and ministry world.
In 1989, Hairston established Gospel Today Magazine, with an investment of only $300, while working two jobs and being a single (divorced) mother to three young children. During her tenure, she has interviewed some of the world’s greatest faith leaders, celebrities, athletes, and recording artists, and Gospel Today grew to become the longest-running and most widely-distributed Urban Christian Lifestyle magazine in history.
In 1994, Hairston established ‘The Gospel Heritage Foundation,’ a vital non- profit organization that educates worship leaders and musicians to continue gospel music’s legacy in communities and churches. She is a Certified (John Maxwell) Coach and Mentor that develops emerging leaders through seminars/webinars and one-on- one counseling. Hairston is single and resides in Atlanta, GA.
Publisher, life coach, mentor, and entrepreneur, Dr. Teresa Hairston, widely considered one of the most significant voices in Gospel media and culture, will release her eighth book, “Unstoppable: The Incredible Journey of America’s #1 Christian Lifestyle Magazine,” a chronicle of Hairston’s amazing sojourn in the male-dominated Christian marketplace and music industry.
The self-published coffee table book starts out detailing Hairston’s most recent battle with Covid 19 when she once again pushed through a life and death situation with steely determination and faith. The captivating story goes on to
relive Hairston’s ups and downs through motherhood and divorce while forging a career in the bourgeoning Christian music and media industry. Hairston’s controversial journey included fighting against racism in the Gospel music industry and well publicized fights against sexism in the Christian marketplace. Her story is one of triumph and breaking through the “stained glass” ceilng.
Unconventional in style, “Unstoppable” is a historical memoir, peppered with archival photos and testimonials of many respected pastors and popular music industry leaders.
“Unstoppable: The Incredible Journey of America’s #1 Christian Lifestyle Magazine,” will be available on eBook at books2liveby.com and digital outlets on February 22, 2021. The hardcover collectible book will be available for on-line order, March 22, 2021.