In His Image: Women of Excellence began as a statement from the Lord, "You will minister to many women". The ministry began in 2000 with monthly newsletters and on May 21, 2001 we were officially incorporated with an initial board of eleven women. The ministry's name came to our founder one morning as she was assisting a group of women at a yard sale in the parking lot of Big Lots in Augusta, GA. Again, the Lord spoke, "The ministry's name will be, "In His Image Women of Excellence. From that time onward we endeavored to have at least one annual conference that included women and men from the USA, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Africa. Throughout the years IHI has come to be an international ministry and our influence is progressively expanding around the globe!