Authentic Love, Pure Faith, Powerful Relationships, Effective Living

I am a Chicago native who now lives in the New York City Metro area. I have a Bachelor’s of Journalism from the University of Missouri, and a Diploma of Ministerial Training from Charis Bible College.

I absolutely love the diversity, freedom, and vibrancy of cosmopolitan big city life. If it were possible, I would simultaneously be in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The many dimensions of urban life come together to create a beautiful symphony of humanity that is positively infectious.

Years ago, while working as a teenager on Chicago’s Gold Coast, I began to realize something was consistently missing in the upscale, artsy, cultured world of big city living. The something that was missing – really the someone – was Jesus. Through years of observations and conversations, I learned that religion, with all its burdensome restrictiveness, has been shut out from the free-spirited, all-inclusive world of the urbanite – and rightfully so. Jesus has basically gotten kicked out with religion even though He never promoted religion. Jesus wants people to experience a life-giving relationship with Him that empowers them by faith to live a fulfilled, prosperous, and successful life.

Rebranded Christianity is about bringing people back to the pure concept of faith and relationship where it has been shut out because of religious contamination. My desire is that in all the amazement, beauty, and liveliness of big city life, people see that Jesus fits right in.


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    September 29, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Dearest Naya,
    Where has the time gone?! It has been nearly seven years since we worked together! Thank you for reaching out to share your blog entries with me. You are a truly gifted journalist. Your entries are beautiful. I still remember the heartfelt talks we shared about your writing goals as if it were only yesterday. Go girl! With God as the center of our lives all things are possible. Thank you for being one of those angels in my life at the beginning of my journey in Chicago.

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    May 7, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Absolutely beautiful website and writing, Naya! You are an incredible blessing!!

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      Nayamka Ward
      May 7, 2019 at 1:12 pm

      Hello Kathy, Thank you so much for the feedback. I really appreciate it.

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    Robert Westmoreland
    June 9, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    I’ve head the pleasure of being in the presence of Nayamka, she’s even taught at my church in NYC – The Exchange Center. Anointed, pure and inspired of God.

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      Nayamka Ward
      June 17, 2021 at 9:39 pm

      Hello Robert…Thank you so much for checking out the website and your comment. I am very thankful for your insight. And I will always be grateful for the opportunity to speak at your church.

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    Deborah J Lee
    June 26, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    WOW! Your pure way of describing the salvation of a real Jesus makes me want to restart my relationship with Him all over again!
    Thank you and keep sharing from your heart to touch others hearts.

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