Tracye Hines: TCCTC Graduate
The TCCTC community is delighted to congratulate Tracye Hines on her ordination and licensing as a Minister at Family Worship & Praise Center (FWPC) on Sunday, September 18. Tracye serves in the FWPC ministries of evangelism, dance and youth. Tracye’s professional artistry was on display at the licensing ceremony. She choreographed “The Levitical Procession” a procession and theatrical dance that heightened the atmosphere and gave added impact to the occasion.
When asked about allowing this spotlight, Tracye replied, “anything for the Center.” She recounts hearing “Start a Bible study” as she awoke one morning. When that message stuck with her, she asked God for guidance and found what she needed at TCCTC in a course called “Effective Bible Teaching and Training.” Tracye puts great value on the freedom TCCTC classes offered her to be vulnerable, ask questions, and learn for herself what the Bible teaches. The habits her favorite instructor, David Hull, instilled have stayed with her. Now she expects those attending the Bible study that meets in her home to bring concordances and dictionaries along with their Bibles. She wants the group to learn, as she did, how to rightly divide the word of God.
Tracye encourages everyone who may not be familiar with TCCTC to give up any perceptions they may have and come take a class. Heart knowledge, not head knowledge, is what she found most important in her studies here. She adds that anyone who doesn’t know Jesus should seek a relationship with the Lord.
In addition to the Masters in Biblical Studies Tracye earned at TCCTC, she holds a B.S. in Psychology, with a minor in Education, from Florida A & M University. Tracye was born and raised in Miami, Florida, however, playing the French Horn in the Marching 100 band at FAMU is what connected her to Tallahassee and her current pastor, Quincy D. Griffin, Sr., and several others at FWPC. Asked where she developed her artistic talents, Tracye credits her mom for noticing her gifting in the performing arts and cultivating that gift by sending her to the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (training a child in the way they should go).
Tracye is the Artistic Director of Revolutionary Expressions, a business she started, which serves youth of all ages in after school programs. Revolutionary Expressions is on a mission to teach students discipline, confidence, character, communication, and how to display positive and meaningful productions through dance and drama enrichment and experiential learning. Spring and Fall Showcase performances give students experience in front of audiences. In addition, each year, Revolutionary Expressions takes students on a trip to broaden their ideas about how far dance and drama can take them. For the 2015/16 group it was New York, where they visited schools such as Juilliard and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, took dance classes at the Broadway Dance Center, and toured the New York Film Academy. This year’s group is headed to Los Angeles!
Tracye’s family lives all around Florida, Georgia, and Jamaica. Her family and friends attended her ordination. Eligible bachelors in their mid-thirties, take note: Tracye hasn’t yet been found by the right God-honoring man!
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.