Oh! Let's Magnify the Lord...For He is Worthy to be Praised
Hattie C. Blackmon, First Lady
Hattie C. Blackmon, a native of Vanceboro, North Carolina, is the wife of Pastor John E. Blackmon, Sr., and First Lady of First New Birth Baptist Church in Manassas, VA. She is a deaconess and serves in several other capacities to include ministering to women who are incarcerated. In addition, she serves as her husband’s helpmate and is the mother of three daughters and one son.
In 1986, First Lady Blackmon was given "divine direction” to start a prayer organization. Excited about this and being a woman of prayer and great faith, this vision became a reality when she stretched forth her hands of faith and introduced this vision to the other women in the congregation. Thus, “Women-in-Prayer” was organized. All were in agreement that prayer is necessary; therefore, the third Saturday of every month was designated as “Women-In-Prayer.” The women intercedes in prayer for the Pastor, the Church, the World, the Nation, the State, and the Community.
First Lady Blackmon keeps her husband, family, and church lifted up in prayer daily. She believes that all things can be done by prayer because prayer and faith move God. "Therefore I say unto you that what things so ever ye desire when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."