My Testimony


Rev. Linda Seatts-Ogletree is the founder and Executive Director of Faith & Hope Ministries, International, (FHMI). 

FHMI is a ministry dedicated to empowering all, to recognize their greatness through Jesus the Christ of Nazareth.  Rev. Seatts-Ogletree is a theologian and sought after speaker, who is anointed to preach, teach and disciple.

Rev. Seatts-Ogletree planted Center of Hope Ministries, International, an evangelistic ministry in Detroit, Michigan where she served as Pastor from 2001-2007 until she was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. Praise God she is a 10 year survivor! With over 25 years of leadership, teaching and counseling experience, she is a “marketplace” minister continuing to teach, preach and reach people across the globe from Canada to Africa.

​She is the Assistant Pastor of Commonwealth of Faith Church under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Torian Bridges, where she oversees New Minister Training and Discipleship.

Rev. Seatts-Ogletree is an activist, lending her voice to social justice and human rights.  She is an Adjunct Professor at Ashland Theological Seminary and spent 20 years at Wayne State University which includes Adjunct Professor with the College of Communication, Fine & Performing Arts (previously under the College of Urban and Metropolitan Affairs), 16 1/2 years in International Affairs leadership and Educator with the Dean of Students Office.

During her tenure as Director of the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) she received numerous awards including the David D. Horner Award for Exceptional Service in International Education. She later joined the Dean of Students office as an educator. In 2014 she was awarded the Academic Staff Professional Achievement Award for her innovative programs.

Rev. Seatts-Ogletree has been interviewed and quoted in various media including but not limited to the Detroit Free Press, Inside Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly and radio stations Sirius XM and 1440 AM Detroit where she currently hosts a weekly show. She is the author" of three best selling books: The
Truth about the Superior Lie: Resurrecting the Lives of African-Americans Crucified by the Lie; the international best selling book
, Did I Say That?  How to Communicate in Everyday Life;” and "My New Life: A Handbook for Born-again Believers," all available on

​Rev. Seatts-Ogletree holds a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Ministry from Ashland Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution from Wayne State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Marketing from The Union Institute. She completed coursework in Journalism from UCLA. She has travelled throughout Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa where she had the privilege to travel with Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson.   She is happily married to Richard and enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.