JESUS Bids Us Come

Our Vision

Knowing that God takes delight in the prayers and unity of His people, the Women's Prayer Summit (WPS) seeks to reflect and gather a diversity of churches, denominations, cultures, and ethnicities. We gather to pray in support of the body of Christ and the multitude of ministries that are carrying out the commission of Jesus, knowing that our God answers the prayers of his people. We need and expect a harvest of prayer. 

If not now, then when. If not us, then who?

United in Prayer

Our intentions are simple. We believe that prayer and unity create a powerful combination of change and transformation, starting with the body of Christ and extending to those around us who are so desperately in need of Him. You can join this initiative by continuing to follow us, inviting women from your church, your ministry, and your region to view the extraordinary virtual event that took place on October 3rd 2020, and by joining us for upcoming prayer webinars and virtual events. Stay connected and we will keep you posted. 


The Women's Prayer Summit

The Women’s Prayer Summits of October 1997 and 1998 gathered thousands of women to pray “with one heart and one voice.” Janet Broling and a team of diverse women from the New York metro area birthed the movement. The gatherings were so significant and powerful that years later a third Women’s Prayer Summit was held on October 30, 2010. And now it’s time to do it again!

In so many ways women are the backbone of the home, society and the church. This summit is an opportunity for you to refocus, refresh and recharge your prayer life. All of this while storming the gates of heaven for God’s hand to be released in transformational ways--locally and globally--during these desperate times.

Original Women's Prayer Summit Executive Team 1977

Original Women's Prayer Summit Executive Team 1997

3rd Women's Prayer Summit gathering in NYC Armory 2010

Checks can also be made out to 

Storehouse Mission Support and mailed to 53 Hillsboro Drive, Orchard Park, New York 14127

WPS does not sell or release your name, email address, contact or personal information to any second or third party individual or entity. We will use any information you provide solely to send you updates regarding the Women’s Prayer Summit activities.


Executive Committee and Associations

Joyce Mattera, WPS Director and Committee Chair 

Co-founder and Associate Pastor of Resurrection Church, Brooklyn, NY and Executive Director of “Children of the City” family development organization

Annie McCune

Storehouse Mission Support, Watermark Wesleyan Church, WNY Women’s Prayer Summit

Mary BruceWPS Prayer Coordinator

National Day of Prayer Task Force and NDP Ministries-Northeast; Associate Pastor at House of Prayer Church, Waterbury, CT

Sonya McNair

President, NY Media Initiative; NY State Coordinator of National Day of Prayer Task Force

Gabrielle Beam

Pastor of Mary of Bethany Fellowship (Anglican Diocese of New England); Founder Pray Bridgeport; Member of Executive Board of Pastors-CT for Impact Connecticut and Connecticut Prays; Chaplain of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Greater Bridgeport, CT, and vicinity

Beverly Caesar

Executive Director, Arts in Christian Theatre; Associate Pastor, Bethel Gospel Tabernacle, CEO Zizacreative Publishing Co. 

Pastor Pura DeJesus-Coniglio

Attorney at Law 

Victoria Mahairas

Founder and Bible teacher alongside husband, Manhattan Bible Church, and Christian Academy; Board member, Citivision International ministry; Board member, Transformation Life Center 

Dr. Marlinda K. Ireland

Associate Pastor, Co-Founder Christ ChurchMontclair & Rockaway, New Jersey; Adjunct Professor Alliance Theological Seminary

Emily Gay

Director, Pray.NYC

Yolanda Valentin-Aviles

Rescue Ministries, New York; Affiliate of REIRAN, a network of Hispanic Association of International Christian Ministers