Linda has a diverse Bible education, learning from many wells; grew up Catholic, received her foundational biblical teaching in a small Pentecostal Holiness church in Boston, then training at at Youth Challenge (Hartford CT) and Teen Challenge Walter Hoving Home in Peekskill NY. A graduate of Teen Challenge Ministry, M.Div. coursework from Gordon College Center for Urban Ministry, and training with the Wagner Leadership Institute. FJO was given the charter a Wagner Leadership Institute in Boston. Linda has an MSW from Boston University, and an LCSW clinical social worker license.
She and her children attended Jubilee Christian Church in the heart of the city of Boston for 26 years, the first mega-church in all New England. Around 1998, Holy Spirit intervened as an answer to her prayer and plea, "Lord, who am I"? and she was thrust into operating in her gifting as a ruler and watchman prophet. Her Bezalel anointing allows her to function as an artist creator, a maker of beautiful things.
Linda was encouraged by Holy Spirit revelation to begin SWAT Institute (Spiritual Weapons & Tactics) in 2003. SWAT has been the method for training the Army of the Lord since Bishop Bill Hammond prophesied to her in NYC 1999, a life prophecy, " Linda, you have enlisted in the army of the Lord and you will train others." "You will stick to the fight. You won’t turn back, you won’t retreat, you won’t go awol." "You will need wisdom. Lord give her wisdom, wisdom, wisdom." Linda has been a trainer of trainers for the Lord and prophetic watchman on the walls of New England for many years.
Linda is connected to 2 other artists from Texas, and they are the Creative Crew (Genie Morgan & Shawn Martin ), teaching others how their creativity unlocks a plethora of wonderful gifts and abilities and solutions, that are often ignored. Jesus is the Creator, and we have His genes.
Linda has been known as a deliverance minister and knows that every believer needs to seek healing from life's trauma's, fine their gifting early in life to know God's purpose. When that is achieved, we can be more effective Kingdom warriors and builders, from childhood to adulthood. Her heart is to assist people in doing just that and to know that we are a key and solution God uses to bring forth Kingdom change.