A Major Turnaround
Jo’s life had a major turnaround when she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1975. This has led her to become free of low self-esteem, mental and substance abuse that had threatened to pull her down. Her personal experience and recovery set her on the path to becoming an empowering voice in every walk of life. She hopes that her own life experiences and how God transformed her life will be able to inspire others. She relishes every opportunity to be able to create an impact in people’s lives.
Who is Jo?
JoAnne Allison, aka Jo Allison and Momma Jo, is a loving-caring soul that believes in presenting her best in all that she does. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Minor in Inner City Studies from Northeastern Illinois University. She worked for more than 20 years as a certified secretary for corporate companies before retiring. She now pursues several endeavors that she is very passionate about and believes that according to Matthew 25:14-29, she is accountable for administering each gift to advance the Kingdom of God. Jo is currently an entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, a songstress with songs to her credit and more. These pursuits are very close to her heart. Currently Jo is completing her very first publication and CD single to be released -- stay connected for dates.
Jo resides in Illinois with her three sons: Joseph, Joshua, and Jeremiah. She loves studying the Scriptures, public speaking, singing and interior decorating. In her spare time, she enjoys inspirational entertainment and walking.
Jo credits God for playing a pivotal role in what she has achieved so far in her life.
1976 - Licensed as Evangelist in Church of God In Christ (COGIC)
1990 - Sallie Martin Award Nominee "Special Recognition in Gospel Music"
1998 - Called and Confirmed with the "Laying on of Hands" Prophet to the Nations (Jeremiah 1:5) by her father, the Late Bishop Bennie Allison
1999 - Former National Intercessory Prayer Director of Music Department COGIC
2003 - Former Director of Spiritual Empowerment of Illinois Midwest Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction COGIC
2004 - Assisted in Organizing New Beginning Ministries COGIC
2007 - Incorporation of Fresh Oil Fresh Fire Inc.
2015 - State of Illinois Certified Paraprofessional
2015 - Member of the National Association of Professional Women
2019 - Incorporation of Jo Allison Ministries
2019 - Accreditation of Partnership with DuPage Pads
2019 - Elevated to National Evangelist COGIC