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Rev. Pamela Tattershall is the Founder, President and CEO of A New Day Ministry. In addition to being a 1979 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center, Pamela has received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Oral Roberts University. She is an ordained minister, Rhema Alumni and a member of the International Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministries. Pamela and her husband reside in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and are the parents of three adult children.
A dynamic international prophetic teacher and preacher, author and inspirational woman of God her global ministry has reached over 50 nations. Bible Teacher and Author, Pamela Tattershall, presents biblical principles and precepts of the gospel with simplicity and clarity. Gifted with a strong apostolic and prophetic anointing, Pamela has been educating, edifying, equipping and training the body of Christ for over three decades. She has served the body of Christ in various capacities, and has been instrumental in establishing new works and expanding existing ones. While acting as Two Rivers Native American Training Center schools’ administrator, one of her most notable accomplishments was securing Two River’s first dormitory and kitchen facilities. She also secured their first grant and directed the first SWAT training session under the direction of Dr. Nigel Bigpond, and.the late, Dr. Jay Swallow.
Rev. Tattershall’s strong belief that the body of Christ is called to work together has resulted in partnering with other ministries and churches. Some of these partnerships include: Grace Church, International Gospel Center, Emmanuel Ministries-Sapulpa Church, New Heart Fellowship, Life Victory Church (Nateete, Uganda), and Covenant Life Worship Centre (Kampala, Uganda), Chama Community Church, Dr.Tamara Winslow (Sword and Song Ministries).
As a young wife and mother, she was miraculously saved from an attempted suicide and delivered from drugs and alcohol. Pamela’s powerful message of hope and God’s redeeming love transcends any denomination and age barrier, and resonates among people of every walk of life. As a gifted exhorter and speaker, she is an itenerate minister that flows in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit proclaiming the message of redemption wherever God opens the door
Scripture tells us that we overcome by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of our testimony (Revelations 12:11). By sharing my story, my prayer is that you or someone you know will find the same hope and experience the same love and freedom that I have. I am a suicide survivor. To some people, even talking about the subject of suicide makes them feel uncomfortable. But just like cancer, alcohol, drug, sexual or any other kind of addiction, or malady, Christ has come to set people free. His freedom is complete and shame-free! To whom the Son sets free—they shall be free indeed! I am set free, and have been for many years.
As a young wife and mother, I became entrapped in drugs and alcohol while working, as a surgical nurse, in a large hospital. In those days, and in most states across the U.S., performing abortions was illegal except to protect the life of the mother. However, there were some doctors that I worked with that you could say, “widely” interpreted the law. Each member of the surgical team that was assigned to the room used for abortions or organ harvesting would be asked, if they had any “objects” to their assignment. It helps to understand that in that era, women were expected to perform any and all tasks that were assigned to them—without questions or complaints. If you refused to do a particular assignment then the individual would be retaliated. So needless to say, I accepted these assignments—without complaint; although after time, my conscience began to brother me.
Thoughts of never going to heaven and being forever separate from God assailed my mind day-in and day-out. Even though I had been attending a Baptist church from the time I was thirteen, and knew of the plan of salvation; I knew in my heart that I was separated from God. I was ignorant of what Scripture had to say about salvation and redemption.
Not knowing what God’s Word says is the very thing that Satan uses to attack people’s minds with. He used this tactic on me by using parts of Scripture to consistently assail my mind with thoughts of alienation and hopelessness. His favorite passage was 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.” Later, I found that he had mixed in the word “murders” from Galatians 5:21 to bombard my mind.
Over time, the heaviness and darkness to my soul became so unbearable, to me, that I began to think that death was the only way to escape the pain that gripped my soul. Alcohol became the one constant in my life that I used to mask the pain, and eventually it was not enough. I turned to prescription drugs mixed with alcohol to get some relieve from the mental pain.
It is important to understand that when a person knows of God, but doesn’t know Him personally their thoughts can become twisted away from the truth of the true Gospel. I knew the form of godliness, but did not know the power of God that leads to salvation.
On a rainy Wednesday evening, I decided that I couldn’t bear the torment of being a murder and a drunkard any longer. I fed and bathed my sweet three young children and put them to bed. After taking a large quantity of drugs and consuming over a quart of bourbon, I decided to drive around. I thought that if I was found in a church parking lot that maybe God would know that I wanted to be with him. I found one and sat watching happy people going into the church building—crying, wanting to be one of them. But my mind told me that I had committed the unpardonable sin: murder and drunkenness. There was no way to peace and to God. Oh, unhappy dark soul that I was, on that rainy night, waiting for death to envelope me. Little did I know that God would take the very words that His enemy, Satan, had used to torment me with to set me free.
I watched a late comer go into the church building and decided to go in and stand in the back of wherever the people were. My clouded pain driven thinking was to let God know that I really did want to be with Him when my body was found. I was rain soaked and hid behind the coats that were hanging at the back of the sanctuary—thinking now God will really know that I want to be with him. I leaned against the wall to support myself as consciousness began to leave me and I peered out behind the coats. The preacher pointed his finger straight to where I was standing, hidden and secluded (there was no way that he could have seen me), but God knew (and He knows where you are too). It was like fire came straight from his finger into my heart and body as he said, “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor dept, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Instantly, I came to my right mind and was delivered from the drugs and alcohol in my system. I knew that God loved me and that I was forgiven and that what I had been searching for all this time was His love and acceptance. I ran down the aisle with rain flying off of me, and threw myself at the preacher’s feet; crying out for God and thanking Him for His love, acceptance and forgiveness. No longer did I know about God, I knew Him personally as my savior. The weight of sin, guilt and shame was gone and happiness flooded my tortured soul.
For over forty years, I have been completely delivered from drugs and alcohol. I have gone on to grow in my knowledge of who God is and what His Word says and means. I learned that Satan is a liar and that he used a half-truth to distort what God really said in His Word. You see, the rest of the scripture in I Corinthians 6 says, “And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” The apostle Paul was telling the people that these things were now a part of the past. The disciples at Corinth had been washed, sanctified and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. This happened when they obeyed the gospel from the heart...This obedience involves those who have come to believe in Jesus repenting of their former conduct, and being baptized in the name of Christ (Acts 2:38). Thus they had been washed (baptized), sanctified (set apart from their old manner of life and dedicated to a new purpose) and justified (declared forgiven and made righteous by God's grace).
Friend, God took people who were headed toward eternal destruction, and by His power and grace altered their direction. He continues to do so today. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He changes not. His love, acceptance and forgiveness is still drawing people to Him, and those who live according to His purpose shall inherit the kingdom of God. My prayer is for you to know and experience the true freedom that only comes by personally experiencing God's love. May you do so day, and every day of your life, so that you too can experience your New Day!