POWERFUL. EXPRESSIVE. INSPIRATIONAL.
Apostle Dr. Veryl Howard, Founder of Faith Management & Talent Casting, is recognized as one of the most successful managers and promoters in the world of Christian and Gospel music. Recently, she embarked on her modeling career as well, modeling in Paris, France, and Milan, Italy, in Fashion Week. Her motto is “God said be fruitful and multiply.”
Apostle Dr. Veryl Howard has been blessed to receive many awards for her philanthropy and entertainment work. She was recently awarded the “Spin Award”, and the prestigious President Joe Biden Award for her Humanitarian acts. Additionally, she received the “E One Record Manager of the Year Award”, “Holla Back Excellence Award”, “Holy Hip Hop Award", “Gospel Image Award”, and “Glitz & Girl Power Award” along with actress Lisa Raye and other actors. She was also awarded the “Shout the Alarm Award” and “Ambassador Award” from Preach the Word Worldwide TV Network where she serves as a spokesperson. She attributes her accolades to being a servant of God and her recently deceased mother Dr. Virginia Howard as her once caregiver.
She also hosts a Radio/TV Show called “Global Warriors on the Frontline” on “Faith Star Radio.” Her show is to highlight great prayer warriors who are doing awesome work for the Kingdom of God.
VBD Magazine caught up with the powerhouse to discuss her passion for helping gospel artists take control of their careers and step into their creative destiny. You’ll be inspired by her faith, brilliance, and straightforward approach, as you learn about her journey.
CALLED TO SERVE
As a respected manager and promoter for almost three decades, Apostle Dr. Howard is sought after in the gospel music industry and has worked with many of gospel music’s biggest stars. However, life did not start off in a grand way for her.
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., she was born crippled in her feet and wore glasses at an early age because of a “lazy eye” (amblyopia). Thanks to her parents, she was able to take corrective actions through surgery and therapy. “God has done a miracle in me, and I cannot stop thanking him. I have come a long way so that I can enjoy horseback riding, dance, karate, and ziplining.”
Apostle Howard studied Pre-Med. at Fisk University, and then went on to study Optics of the Eye at Pennsylvania College of Optometry. “I always felt that God wanted to use me as a vessel to heal people. I desire to see God’s people equipped and free.”
After completing her studies, the Lord shifted Apostle Howard into pastoral ministry, and she started a church in North Carolina. She was about to start another church in Orlando, when her mother, Dr. Virginia Howard, had a stroke. Dr. Howard had been a professor at the University of the District of Columbia for 52 years.
“As her only daughter, I felt compelled to return to Washington, D.C., to take care of my mother. My mother required 24-hour care, and I embraced it as my assignment from God. It was not always easy, but my medical training was of great value.” Her mom recently passed, and Apostle Howard is now an advocate for seniors and caregivers.
Apostle Howard is passionate about her family. At the time of our interview, she introduced us to one of her aunts and uncles, former Police Chief Alvin Hinton and his wife Audrey Hinton. It was sheer pleasure to meet the lively couple. We learned that after 60 years of government service, Chief Hinton had retired from the National Institutes of Health where he had worked for 22 years.
We took the opportunity to ask the Hintons to describe Apostle Howard.
“When I think of Veryl, words like integrity, perseverance, intentional, and active, come to mind,” Chief Hinton discloses. “She wants to fulfill God’s purpose for her life, and she wants God to be glorified in all her assignments.”
Mrs. Hinton adds, “She is a hardworking, dedicated woman of God who is passionate about her business. She puts God first. She’s particular about her health and is conscious about what she puts in her body.”
WORKING HER TALENTS
Apostle Howard gave her life to the Lord and that helped to pave the way for the amazing leader she is today. “The Lord called me into the healing ministry while I was operating as a caregiver for my parents. I didn’t grow up in church, so I didn’t understand ministry. The more I spent time with the Lord, the more I understood ministry.”
So how did Apostle Howard get her start in the gospel music industry?
“From the age of five, I played the clarinet and later the piano because my dad played the saxophone and several other instruments. As I got older, a shift happened that pulled me towards the entertainment industry. I had done a lot of pageants, videos, and modeling so I was around the entertainment industry all the time. Eventually, I started working in marketing and promotion with playwrights like Tyler Perry and Bishop TD Jakes. During that season, an artist asked me to manage him, and I said, ‘I am not trying to manage anybody. That’s babysitting.’ However, he kept asking and I prayed about it and eventually said yes. And that's how I got started.”
Throughout her remarkable career, God has given Apostle Howard favor to work with clients such as film producers Howard and Christel Gibson of Dem Gibson Films, Joshua Coates, Tyler Perry, TV One Producer Phil Thornton, film producers Bree & Chuck West of Octet Productions, and film and TV producer aka artist Pastor Deitrick Haddon. Film Producer/President of Tyscot Records Pastor Bryant Scott along with Sony Records gave her a break in the music industry.
Her clients over the years have included: Titus Showers, Jokia Williams, Hawkins Boys, Ke Ke Sheard, Kelonte Gavin, David and Tamela Mann of “The Browns, Todd Dulaney, Bryan Poppin, Tim Bowman, Pastor Wess Morgan, Shekinah Glory Choir, Rapper FLO RIDA, JJ Hairston, Marvin Winans Jr., Cee Cee Winans, Kirk Franklin, Brian Courtney Wilson, Vashawn Mitchell, Bishop TD Jakes, Sunday’s Best Winners” LeAndria Johnson, Geoffrey Golden, Joshua Rogers, Latice Crawford, Stellar Winners JJ Hairston, Tiff Joy and Bri Babenaux. She has a heart for Caribbean artists and has worked with artist Sherwin Gardner, DJ Nicholas, Last Call who was Number 1 on Billboard for over 30 weeks, and Papa San.
Apostle Howard’s resume includes over 10 national plays including Madea’s Family. She also did publicity for Bishop TD Jakes’ plays and book Woman Thou Art Loose and Behind Closed Doors. She is responsible for organizing rapper Flo Rida’s "Prayer Vigil" in Miami where over 15,000 were in attendance.
As the casting director for Dem Gibson Films, she has done casting calls for the company’s hit TV series, “Double Cross,” which is aired on ALLBLK network and We TV. Apostle Howard made her debut in the third season of “Double Cross,” adding actress to her long list of credentials. “It was a blessing to be in the cast, alongside the incredible talents in the show,” says Apostle Howard.
Having dedicated her life to enriching the lives of others, Apostle Howard was one of the recipients of the 2021 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also an inductee in the Women Song Writer Hall of Fame. Apostle Howard is managing a plethora of events. To learn more, join her on October 22nd and 23rd on CBN News at 4 PM EST with the host of “Turning Point'' Erica Linney.
Writing is a part of her assignment, and she is the author of several books, namely A General Becomes a Legend with Spencer Taylor Jr. which went to #1 on the Amazon Best Seller list, Girl Get Up & Win which was also a #1 Amazon Best Seller, and God Is My Ticket Out the Ghetto, to name some. In addition to writing books, Apostle Howard writes for several Christian magazines.
Apostle Howard is the Founder of Hand to Hand Global Ministry which helps the less fortunate. Her heart is one of a server and missionary. She has been invited to do ministry in Guyana, Bermuda, Tortola BVI, Aruba, Trinidad, Israel, Benin Cotonu, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Nairobi Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, St. Kitts, Poland, Germany, Antigua, Holland, St. Vincent & Grenadines, St. Maarten, Costa Rica, St. Lucia, Dominica, Barbados, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Petite Martinique, Curacao, and Grenada.
“The body of Christ must link globally,” Apostle Howard states. She was appointed by the government of Benin, Cotonou Africa as a liaison between the country and US national gospel singers, business owners, and preachers. Her work also included the Joseph Project in Ghana, Africa with the former ministry of tourism where she reconnected African Americans to their tribal roots with trips to Africa. She has been a speaker for the Kenya Christian Fellowship of America. She alongside Maxwell Edusai helped orchestrate "Africa Prays for America" at the capitol in Washington DC. Further, she was responsible for helping Lewis Gibbs who is now over Impact TV, lobby to get the Word Network established in Bermuda.
FOR HIS GLORY
Apostle Howard is what you would call a raw preacher. “My position in the entertainment arena is to set and speak apostolic order and holiness. God has not called me to play church but to be open and loving, while leading his precious sheep to a victorious kingdom lifestyle. I want to be used by God to win souls for the kingdom of Christ.”
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