A message from Trevi

My sole purpose of writing is to entertain, encourage, uplift, inspire and to motivate my readers.  Who would have ever thought that this girl from East New York Brooklyn Projects (Louis H. Pink Houses) would grow up to birth projects?  How about that for surviving your environment? 


I enjoy writing and telling stories of faith and triumph to inspire people that no matter how hard life gets there is always a great light at the end of the tunnel.  My mother (Margaret Sheppard) raised me to be strong, fearless, adventurous, faithful and to be driven in what God have given me.


My late grandmother (Pearl Booker-Carter) taught me how to care for people and at an early age she taught me how to see goodness in those that were troubled.  I’m grateful that those women made me well rounded in who I am today.


I pray you enjoy the book A Different Type of Church Girl – The Battle of the Calling”.  It was fun writing it and trust me I went through a lot of emotions writing this book so that you can truly enjoy reading it. 


Thank you for your support

The project didn't limit me it only enhanced me as an activist.

The Book Everyone Loves

A Different Type of Church Girl

Mary and Joseph Walsh were one of the most successful and prominent African American families in the community of Macon, GA. Joseph Walsh, a successful lawyer and thereafter the pastor of the Greater Love & Peace Baptist Church with over 2,000 members. Mary Walsh, the mother of 2 exceptional children, Zion & Zina, were the highlight of her life. Then God blessed her with a granddaughter named Zoya. Mary was a firm believer of following God's word and she exemplified holiness. Whatever happened in the Walsh's home, stayed in the Walsh's home according to Mary. Joseph wore the pants in his house, and the robe in his church, however it was Mary that ruled everyone. Zoya is now being reared by her grandmother, and her life is under careful watch and control. Zoya loved the Lord with all her heart, and she took her faith in God very serious at a young age. Joseph taught Zoya the word of God at the early age of 3, and he knew that the calling on her life would change a generation. Zoya is next in line to inherit Greater Love & Peace Baptist Church. Mary is determined to groom Zoya into one of the most successful, and young female Pastors of her time. Mary was making sure that no one, not even God was going to get in her way. However, the control, lies, secrets and betrayal pushed Zoya away from Mary. Zoya ran away and makes New York City her new home, and prostitution becomes her new ministry. Will Zoya ever find God again in the midst of it all? The call to preach is greater than the call of the streets. The battle begins...


What everyone is saying about A Different Type of Church Girl.

Nothing is Impossible With God, There are Solutions!

Read it in one day. Couldn't put it down. The entire story peaked my interest and did not disappoint.


-Veronica Clark

An Awesome Book

I enjoyed this book immensely, even more than this great work knowing the author personally Trevi I am so very proud of you. God has more for you, walk in your next chapter. God bless.


-Jeanette Fluellen


I read this book in one sitting...that’s how good it was! I just could not put it down! It was more of a short story to me....but it was soooo full! I loved everything about this book, but most of all I loved the JESUS in this book!!!! Awesome job! U knocked it out the park! Will definitely be on the lookout for more books by this author!


-Rachel Baldwin

But Zoya had a very good foundation in the church

As I read "A Different Type of Church Girl," I found myself feeling tense about how Zoya's grandmother found it necessary to control every situation in Zoya's life. It reminded me of the tension in me and my mother's relationship, so this part of the book was very personal for me. Throughout the entire story, I rooted for Zoya to get as far away from her grandmother as she could, but was saddened things didn't work out as planned. By sheltering Zoya from the world, her grandmother lead Zoya straight to her demise. But Zoya had a very good foundation in the church, and respected the word of God, therefore, it was in her nature to return to her roots. I encourage mother's and grandmother's to read this book from cover to cover, then ask themselves if they think they are giving their children and grandchildren enough space, to discover who they are on their own.


-Aireyola Johnson