As a wife, mother, author, speaker, pastor, entrepreneur and two-time NICU mom, Miracle Pettenger inspires and motivates others to live their lives with purpose and on purpose while sharing her own personal stories of overcoming obstacles and personal development. Her purpose devotional series “Practical Principles for Purpose-Filled Living” teach audiences how to identify and walk out their purpose through difficult seasons of life through the power of God’s Word. Miracle’s divinely inspired mission is to bring healing, deliverance, and hope to those who have a desire to know God’s purpose for their lives and demonstrate His glory in a productive and practical way.
Many people have asked her, “How did you get the name Miracle?” Before she was born, the doctors warned her mother that if she were to continue with the pregnancy, the baby would be born mentally retarded with water on the brain. However, being a woman of God, her mother, Dorene J. King refused to believe the report of the doctors and went home and began to pray. As she was praying, God spoke to her and said: “Her name shall be called Miracle, for I will prove to my people that I am yet a miracle-working God.” Standing on this word, Mrs. King gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on January 31, 1979. And as for all the complications and defects that the doctors had predicted, well, none of them came to pass.
Miracle shares practical tools for developing a positive self-image, as well as identifying and walking out your purpose through difficult seasons of life. She has personally overcome the sudden death of my mother, prenatal sickness, parental challenges of premature birth, infant open-heart surgery, and being a two-time NICU mother.
“As a young adult (high school and college), I began to apply the principles of God’s Word to my own life and was able to share those tools for success and coping techniques with my peers in such a practical way, that many would seek me out for more wisdom and insight concerning issues and situations in their lives.”
BLAQVERSITY MAGAZINE: WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME AN AUTHOR?
MIRACLE PETTENGER: Even in primary school, I had a passion for writing and sharing inspiring thoughts that would encourage and motivate others to live out their purpose with joy in a practical way. It was my desire to share this message with others in an intimate setting that would allow the audience to receive clarity and confidence that made me become an author.
BLAQVERSITY: I SEE THAT YOU ARE AN AUTHOR OF SEVERAL INSPIRATIONAL BOOKS THAT DEALS WITH PURPOSE. WHAT LED YOU TO WRITE THESE BOOKS?
MIRACLE: During the recovery process of my third pregnancy, I was lying in bed and began to reflect on all the challenging situations, difficulties, and unexpected hardships that I had experienced up to that moment. It was clear to me that I would have lost my mind, had I not had faith in God’s ability to bring me through, confidence in the wisdom of God’s Word, and hope of understanding the reason why these things occurred in my life. Some so many people experience similar challenges, if not the same (such as the death of a parent, pregnancy challenges, child illness, etc.) and lose all hope of victory because they do not have the testimony of someone who has endured. As I because to receive clarity and revelation about my journey, I felt I needed to share my experiences to let others know that no matter the hardship and trauma, there is purpose in your pain.
BLAQVERSITY: WHEN DID YOU DISCOVER WHAT YOUR PURPOSE WAS?
MIRACLE: As a young adult (high school and college), I began to apply the principles of God’s Word to my own life and was able to share those tools for success and coping techniques with my peers in such a practical way, that many would seek me out for more wisdom and insight concerning issues and situations in their lives. As I began to understand the impact on those around me, I discovered my purpose was to help everyday people live productive and purpose-filled lives.
BLAQVERSITY: BESIDES BEING AN AUTHOR, YOU HAVE A WEEKLY PODCAST AS WELL. COULD YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT THE PODCAST, THE NAME OF IT AND TOPICS THAT YOU TALK ABOUT?
MIRACLE: The name of a podcast is Living A Purpose-Filled Life and is available on Spreaker and iTunes. I share with my audience ways to fight the frustrations and calm the chaos of daily routines, whether it is as a stay at home mom, entrepreneur, minister, wife, or friend. Topics include: Attacking Anxieties, Calming the Chaos, Following God’s Plans, and What is Purpose?
BLAQVERSITY: A LOT OF WOMEN ARE STARTING UP THEIR OWN BUSINESS, AND IT’S SO MUCH EXCITEMENT WHEN STARTING ONE. YOUR BUSINESS CALLED MP2XEVENTS STANDS OUT A LOT TO ME. WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION/MOTIVATION BEHIND THE NAME AND CREATING IT?
MIRACLE: MP2XEVENTS represents the talents and operations of MIRACLE PETTENGER to provide memorable eXperiences through eXcellent EVENTS. After transitioning from a 14-year IT professional career in a Fortune 500 company, I wanted to leverage the project and logistical management skills I had developed in an impactful way. I wanted to provide individuals, businesses, and organizations, in both ministry and marketplace, with the professional integrity that would help translate their vision into a meaningful experience for their clients and guests. With that, MP2XEVENTS was born and now offers other logistical services such as business administration, media services, and independent publishing assistance.
BLAQVERSITY: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?
MIRACLE: I have functioned in this space since 2005, yet I have officially been in business since 2014.
BLAQVERSITY: YOU HAVE A LOCAL MINISTRY RIGHT HERE IN VIRGINIA BEACH. THAT IS AMAZING! WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A PASTOR?
MIRACLE: Seeing how God has worked in my life (physically, spiritually, financially, education, etc.) along with my passion to uplift and encourage others confirmed the call to pastor. It allows me to build relationships and make a positive impact on the lives of others in my community.
BLAQVERSITY: HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN PASTORING?
MIRACLE: I have been pastoring the local ministry since 2015; however, I have been in ministry since 1995, over 25 years.
BLAQVERSITY: DOES IT RUN IN YOUR FAMILY AS WELL OR ARE YOU THE ONLY ONE THAT DECIDED TO PASTOR?
MIRACLE: Pastoring most definitely runs in my family and part of a legacy going as far back as my great-great-grandmother. Both my father and mother were leaders in ministry as they traveled with the U.S. Army from Italy to Belgium to Germany and throughout the United States. Together, they founded New Beginnings Apostolic Faith Ministries, Inc. in the state of Virginia and allowed me to learn how to love and serve those in need of God’s love.
BLAQVERSITY: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE MIRACLE CONNECTION THAT YOU HOST AND PRODUCE. WHAT EXACTLY IS THE MIRACLE CONNECTION?
MIRACLE: The Miracle Connection is a broadcast program where I, Miracle Pettenger, connect the audience to their divine purpose in different areas of life through the power of God’s Word. The show features engaging interviews, uplifting dialogue, and empowering discussions with guests from diverse backgrounds. The program is available on YouTube, Facebook, and currently broadcasts on The NOW Television Network.
BLAQVERSITY: ARE YOU WORKING ON ANY CURRENT PROJECTS?
MIRACLE: I will be hosting an event called the “Purpose TEA” on April 25, 2020, in Virginia Beach, VA. This is a dynamic experience of positive encouragement, Christian Sisterhood, and empowering speakers who will share transformation life strategies to TRUST – ENGAGE – ACTIVATE the divine wisdom and purpose of God for everyday living. You can find more details at http://www.miraclepettenger.com/purposetea
BLAQVERSITY: DO YOU PLAN TO WRITE ANY MORE BOOKS IN THE NEAR FUTURE?
MIRACLE: I have been thinking about writing a book that will help usher readers to a place of deliverance when it comes to unhealed hurts, unresolved issues, and unmet needs from personal traumas and unexpected hardships of life, especially within their own families.
BLAQVERSITY: HOW CAN READERS CONNECT WITH YOU?
MIRACLE: You can connect with me via the website, email, and social media as listed below:
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