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Rev. Candace Henry is a Unity of Dallas Church member, since 2003 and a follower of Unity Principle Theology. Her introduction to Florence Scovel Shinn’s book, The Game of Life and How to Play It in 1980 was life changing. Her practice of Unity Principles learned through classes at Unity of Dallas was the start of a journey into ministry. Rev. Henry became a licensed minister and graduate of the Unity Urban Ministerial School of Detroit, Michigan. She was ordained in 2019 through Unity Worldwide Ministries and serves Unity Christian Church of Memphis as transitional minister until the new minister is in place.
Rev. Henry's desired focus is in Interim and Transitional Ministry using motivational and reflective workshop ministry to explore the limitless possibilities of life.
Rev. Candace is passionate about creating opportunities for kids to learn and create – especially those who live in challenging circumstances. As founder of Empower American Children, she provides the tools of analysis and a listening-ear approach supported by cultural entertainment in a way that makes an impact on students. Students are empowered to dream because they’re exposed to a bigger view of life.
Born in Tyler, Texas her journey in Dallas began 30 years ago with the Kim Dawson Agency. The experience of working in the entertainment industry on sets such as The Cosby Show, Do the Right Thing, and others, taught Candace insight into different points of view. Those experiences manifested themselves in creating teachable moments in real life for her children and for other youth.
In 2001 when Candace enrolled her son in an urban Dallas school, she came face-to-face with the harsh realities that exist for many of our children today. Many of the children labeled as ‘challenging’ and punished for behavior were suffering from a lack of social, economic and family support. In 2008, she came face-to-face with critical needs again while working with a group of community leaders to address teen pregnancy in West Dallas.
Seeing the success of the students inspired Rev. Henry to develop the DreamBuilders© Program and to launch Empower American Children. The non-profit emphasizes the use of imagination, education and exposure to open a new world, one belonging to the dreamer, where all things are possible.