We had the good fortune of connecting with Patricia Dryer and we’ve shared our conversation below.

What’s the end goal? Where do you want to be professionally by the end of your career?
I’m finding out that I love public speaking. I would love to create a speaking tour  called “Jermiah 29:11” to encourage others to dream big and walk boldly in the  purpose and plans that have been they have been promised.

There is life and death in the tongue. The words we speak have a profound effect on our lives. I want to share the good news that we don’t have to live in hopelessness and despair any longer. You can choose to speak abundance and joy over your life.

Please tell us more about your art. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others.
I teach people through directed instruction and training on the biblical use of worship flags, pageantry, and creative chorography as movement ministries will be fully equipped to exalt the Savior and evangelize the lost. and encourage the saints through the worship arts.

One thing that sets me apart from other ministers is I am committed to helping movement minsters of different abilities to develop their unique spiritual gifts and use them to build the Kingdom of God. I do this by taking a holistic approach to ministry. By that I mean I teach the clients I work with that the ministry pieces they present are the end product of the time they invested in preparing their bodies, minds and spirits to share their gift of movement.  We also created a Facebook community called The Inner Court for people to talk about issues that effect them in their ministry, their struggles  and their  triumphs.

What you are most proud of or excited about?
I love to bring people together. We hosted our first women’s retreat in Myrtle Beach last year. I created an environment for women to come and be pampered, refueled, refreshed and refocused. I brought in a personal chef, for the weekend, and had a private BBQ and pool party for the ladies. It was a time of teaching, fellowship, refection and fun. We ended the retreat with a Sunday brunch and flagging on the beach. They left asking for the dates for the next year.

How did you get to where you are today professionally?
My dad always said that education is key to get to where you want to go. I took several classes, attended workshops and trained to become a Worship Flag Leader and Licensed Praise Dance Instructor. I also read books not only on Flag Ministry but also on Leadership. I understood that to be effective in both areas I needed some training. Leadership training gave me the skills I needed to communicate my vision with others and to effectively plan and manage  a ministry.

Was it easy?  If not, how did you overcome the challenge?
I had my challenges. I had to realize that it was important to run my ministry like a CEO of a company and not like a hobby. I need to make sure that I created a frameworks and structure so that I would be able to operate in excellence.

Following the dream was the easy part. What was hard was figuring out how to bring my own unique flavor to ministry and walk with authority and confidence in what I knew was my dream.

What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way?
One of the greatest lessons I have learned is “To thy own self be true”. When you are new to something and you see others doing well in the area you want to flourish also, many times we try to imitate the way others do things and how they move.  When I tried that I felt like a fish out of water. Now I make sure that everything I do is in alignment with the values vision and goals for my ministry. When we are secure in who we are we then begin to function in our own true greatness.

What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
This ministry was born while I laid in a hospital bed in rehab. My back seized up and I was unable to walk, stand or raise my hands above my head. I want people to know that in this world we are going to face challenges that will rock our world and can cause us to have a breakdown be it mentally, emotionally or spiritually. I want people to know that after the breakdown comes the breakthrough. God gave me the name breakthrough Flags Ministry because no matter what walk of life you come from no matter your racial or socioeconomic status; you would understand the power of experiencing a breakthrough.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When it comes to food nothing can bet the curbside cuisine in New York City.  We have every kind of food truck you can think of – Hot dogs, gyros, tacos and Halal chicken over rice, vegan, even kosher.  You can walk done the street and enjoy an international buffet.

Breakfast would start out at the corner store with none other then the unofficial official breakfast of champions a baconeggandcheese (bacon, egg and cheese) on a roll In New York it’s pronounced as one long word (lol).

We would end the day what else none other then having a famous NY Pizza.

We experience all 4 seasons here in the Big Apple so no matter the time of year you visit there is plenty to do. Christmas is a wonderful time to visit. We would head over to the city to  see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center  then stroll down 5th Ave to see the amazing Christmas window displays  and of course pick up a bag of chestnuts roasting on a open fire. Next we would be off to Dyker Heights in Brooklyn to see the specular homes all decked out in fabulous Christmas decoration.

Summer is another great time here. My BFF loves the beach and NY has some great ones. A personal favorite place of mine in the summer is Rye Playland – a family amusement park. What makes it cool is that it’s big enough to have a day full of fun  but small enough to navigate easily. It has a pool, boardwalk and a beach and on Fridays they have fireworks. It has something for everyone.

One of the most fun things I every did was take a tour bus around the city.  You have the opportunity to visit many different neighborhoods where you learn a lot of cultural and architecturally history about the city from the bus guides. You can  hop off and hop back on the bus at various locations along the way giving you a chance to explore different foods and famous city sights.

No matter what season you come to NYC, a Broadway show is a must. The costume, scenery, acting and singing all create an unforgettable experience.

You can also catch a show at local theater like the Black Spectrum Theater in Queens that showcase the works of local artists.

We would end the trip with no other then a back yard Cookout with friends and family hanging out on the front step of the house and chatting away. Yes, people tell me when they visit they want to sit on the steps like they do on TV. Lol.

In your view what are some of the most fun, interesting, exciting people, places or things to check out?
New York has wonderful local and state parks that hold family activates all year round. I love the attend the Outdoor moves  I like museums and visiting museum row which includes the famous museum of Naturel History would be great

There are some great jazz clubs and flea markets.

One if the coolest thing that never gets old is.

When you go cross the bridges from one borough to another the city skyline begging’s to come into view and you get to see the city in all it’s is splendor and majesty.

FYI –  When people who live in New York use the world we are talking about Manhattan if we are going to one of the other boroughs we would called themout by name.

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