Meet Jamie Southerland
Ms. Southerland considers herself a “student for life,” a helper and a bridge builder. She is passionate about learning new things, teaching, and inspiring others, and she loves to bring people together and connect them to sources and opportunities. She is adept at making others feel comfortable and enjoys meeting new friends. Jamie is the mother of three adult sons and three amazing granddaughters, which she fondly refers to as her “GrandGirls.” She is a committed, community volunteer, and promoter. Her love for the Lawton Fort Sill community is well known, and she has been recognized for it. Jamie is a past recipient of Leadership Lawton’s “Rueben Brown Leadership” award and was recognized as a “Community Leader” by the Oklahoma Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship at their 2018 state convention. She has served with many organizations in the past, such as; Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce, SW Oklahoma Human Resources Professionals, Toastmasters, Lawton Business Women, United Way, and the Next Step organization. She currently serves as an Usher team leader at her church and is on the board for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and the Christian Motorcyclists Association. Many things from her past could have labeled her a “statistic,” but by God’s grace (gallons of it!), her faith, and a ton of grit, she has risen above the world’s expectations, and she presses on to her chosen path. Jamie believes she is a flame for the Lord, a Phoenix, and that beauty continues to rise from the ashes.
“It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.
It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal
and that every path may lead to peace.”
- Agnes M. Pharo, writer
Jeremiah 29:11-13 New International Version (NIV)
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."