Evangelist to speak on television

Published 9:44 am Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A prophecy of sorts is coming true for local evangelist and author Lynnora Sumblin.

The founder of Ever Delighting in Him Radio Ministry (1250 AM at 8:45 a.m.) said she will appear on Virgina Preachers this Saturday, July 30, when the program begins at 6 a.m. on the CW network (Channel 33).

About two weeks ago, Sumblin said, she was up early and working while her television was playing in the background. Her attention was caught on hearing that preachers from Newport News and Hampton were the guest speakers. Then she went and watched as someone named “Street Preacher” welcomed others of faith to testify. That’s an invitation Sumblin was glad to accept.

“For over a year, I’ve wanted to be on television,” she said, but lack of experience and connections prevented it. She added that several years ago at a church service someone had prophesied that Sumblin would be heard by a larger audience.


As previously reported, she’s been through a lot in life, including being a victim of incest as a child and suffering bi-polar disorder. Later she wrote, “My Stolen Innocence,” about her experiences; that book will be reissued in early August. A book signing at the library is sought.

Staying on medication, the 49-year-old realized, allowed her to be organized and she stuck with it. Although she gained a significant amount of weight as a result, Sumblin said that she’s been able to shed 84 pounds gradually.

All the while, she said she’s been praying for two things: to one day be off medication and the other for her brain to again start producing serotonin, which is believed to be an ingredient for influencing moods.

The latter was granted and the news from a doctor’s office caused her to scream, shout and cry at the good news.

A fundraiser for the Ever Delighting Advocacy Center is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Franklin Presbyterian Church on Lee Street. Wendy “Quiet Storm” Lee, a Christian comedian, will be featured.

Those people who attend are asked to bring a new book bag filled with school supplies.

These will be distributed to students living in her apartment complex. A raffle for a door prize will also take place that night.

In September, there’ll be a “Dine and Donate” program at Applebee’s, she said; the date’s not yet determined. There’ll also be a raffle for a 32-inch flat-screen television.

The second annual gala takes place in October at the Regional Workforce Development Center of Paul D. Camp Community College. The admission will be $35 per person; $55 for vendors. Visit www.eventbright.com for details.

She is the mother of Justin Sumblin; daughter of Earva J. Sumblin and the late Freddie Sumblin; and sister of Douglas Sumblin.

For more information, call 742-2391; email everdelightlynnora@aol.com or visit www.mystoleninnocence.org.