Lady Wilkins has been devotedly married to Rev. Dr. John W. Wilkins, Pastor of the Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church in Campobello, SC, since 2008. She is the devoted mother of her wonderful children, Latisha (deceased), Jaston, Desmond, and Cartez. She is grandmother of seven wonderful grandchildren. She is one of eleven siblings. She was born to the Late Mrs. Ulysses (Eula) and the Late Julius Anderson of Spartanburg, SC.
Lady Wilkins serves as a member of Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church, Campobello SC (since 2009). She participates in various ministries, including the Gospel Choir, Womens Missionary, Youth Ministry (Annual Youth Explosion), and Drama Ministry (Christmas Play), in addition to helping whenever and however she can. Guided by the Lord, Lady Wilkins started the Health/Wellness/Nutrition and Spiritual Helps Literature ministries. In addition, Lady Wilkins prepares the weekly Sunday morning worship and church Annual Services bulletins (Pastoral Anniversary, 100 Women In Red, Homecoming & Annual Revival, Christmas, Watch-Night, Family & Friends Day, SonRise, Gospel Choir Anniversary, Vacation Bible School, Fruit Of The Spirit, and Annual Church Meetings/Conferences, and others if help is needed).
Lady Wilkins was a member of the First Temple Baptist Church in Spartanburg SC, where she served as an usher for over 20 years and Usher President for 15 years, having an immense involvement in the ministries of Outreach, Youth, Drama/Skits, Bulletins, Pastor's Aid, and Ensemble Choir during her membership for over 25 years.
With the grace of God, she continually strives to be God's godly woman and servant.
Lady Wilkins is a graduate of Spartanburg High School (1978). She received a Certificate as a Clerk Typist from Spartanburg Technical College (1978); a Diploma in Word Processing (1987) while working at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind through Rutledge Colleges work-study program; a Certificate in Secretarial Excellence Teambuilding Strategies/Skills from Spartanburg Technical College (1993) and earned her Certificate in Web Design and Programming from Spartanburg Technical College (2004).
Lady Wilkins has worked in the Administrative/Secretarial field, ever since her college years. She has worked as a Contract/Freelance Administrative Specialist; Administrative Assistant III in Corporate Marketing & Communications, Marketing & Research, Strategic View and Business Intelligence; Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper; Secretary-Social Services (MBHS); Administrative Specialist; Secretary; Receptionist; Clerical Assistant and Word Processor. She uses the knowledge and experience of these positions that the Lord has allowed, as a vehicle of income and helping others.
Lady Wilkins currently serves as Secretary of the Cooperative Ministry of the Martin-Webb Baptist Learning Center-Greenville SC; Secretary of the North Enoree E&M Baptist Association (since 2016) and Secretary of the Sunday Church School Congress Auxiliary in the North Enoree E & M Baptist Association. She has served as Assistant Secretary of the Ministers, Wives and Widows Auxiliary and Association Interim Corresponding Secretary.
Lady Wilkins is and has been attending the N. J. Brockman School of Theology, Greenville SC since 2016, for Theology/Biblical Studies. She is currently in preparation for the CIW Site Designer Certification (CIWP), and writing her first book.
Creative design is a passion of Lady Marilyn Wilkins. She develops mere ideas, turning them into visual pictures. She gained this experience as a Freelance Website Developer, Graphic and Print Designer. She has over 25 years of experience in computers and secretarial/administrative positions, transitioning into offering website design in February 2007. All websites are uniquely designed with you in mind, to reflect your business or organization.
Lady Wilkins is the Sole Proprietor of Marilyn Web Design And More. As Webmaster, she developed, designed, created and maintains the online presence of the following businesses and organizations: Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church-Campobello SC; Enoree River Baptist Association, Greenville SC; Lowndes Hill Baptist Church-Greenville SC; Maple Creek Missionary Baptist Church-Greer SC; Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church (Housed within Martin-Webb), Greenville SC; the Rock of Ages Gospel Group of Spartanburg SC; the Interdenominational Ministers Alliance of Greer & Vicinity (I.M.A.); the N. J. Brockman School of Theology/Martin-Webb Baptist Learning Center-Greenville SC; First Premier Carpet Cleaning and Flooring Services; and others.
Lady Wilkins also inputs and updates the North Enoree E & M Baptist Association of Greenville & Spartanburg Counties events for their web site.
Lady Wilkins was invited as a Website Designer/Technology Guest Presenter for Student Career Day (2018 Blacksburg Middle School) and (2015 Carver Junior High School). She was invited to be a Speaker for the Displaced Workers Program at Spartanburg Technical College from 2004-2006. She was an Instructor for the Basic Computer Class of the North Enoree Sunday Church School Congress Annual Study Course Session for 2 years.
Lady Wilkins was recently honored in October 2019 as one of the honorees at the N. J. Brockman School of Theology VIP Awards Banquet.
Lady Wilkins is a member of the following groups: Creative Design Pros, Web Design Pros, Web Developer & Graphic Designers, Web Designer and HTML/CSS Developers, and the Professional Women's Network.
Lady Wilkins knows that the most important thing is putting the Lord FIRST because of who HE is, and it is HE that endows gifts and talents while we are here on earth. Most importantly is knowing that Lady Wilkins emphasis is on having a close personal relationship with God. She loves and serves the Lord, leans and depends on Jesus and continually strives to submit to the Holy Spirit's guidance. She welcomes the Lord to shape, mold, structure, use, grow and endow her for this Christian journey.
"I am nothing without the Lord---do not want to be without the Lord---cannot and do not want to live on my own strength, but wholly lean on Jesus. On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand, All Other Ground Is Sinking Sand" HE is my all and all". - Marilyn Hawes Wilkins
She has many, but her favorite scripture passages are:
Isaiah 25:1 "O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. Isaiah 42:10 Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof. Isaiah 42:12 Let them give glory unto the Lord, and declare his praise in the islands. Isaiah 43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise."
Psalm 25: Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day....................What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net................Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.....
Psalm 121: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.