Zakia McKinney founded Junia Company as a tool to help women break the limits. She received a doctorate from Word of Life Ministries International in August of 2015 and received the Golden Rule International Award and Goodwill Ambassadorship from the International Peace-Building Initiative in 2016. Dr. McKinney graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Masters Degree in Educational Administration. Her 20 years of ministry leadership experience continues as she leads the Junia Company that trains, develops and empowers women and men to advance the Kingdom of God. She started the life changing small group series called Freeing Captive Hearts that has helped over 3,500 to break cycles of unhealthy relationships, cultivate deeper relationship with God and launch their life vision.
Because of her successful work with empowering others, the company was donated a 5-bedroom home, 4.5 acres of land and $100,000 dollars to expand their successful programming. Ann’s House for Women serves homeless women and children providing empowerment housing and coaching to help them not just survive but thrive through a model based on the concept and curriculum Ms. McKinney developed called “Thriving in Life”. In 2009, Ms McKinney received the Pioneers Award from the Ohio State Chaplaincy Association for her life-changing work with women, and the 2012 Nefertiti Award from Sesh Communications for her work for homeless and health challenged women. Zakia raises up ministry teams, conduct small groups, ministers the word of God, coaches and mentors. For the Council of Walnut Hills churches she led the organization of 18 Pastors of churches to have community impact by developing interdenominational teams of believers to feed the poor, develop housing for the elderly, and establish after school programs for urban youth. She is called to the nations and has traveled in the United States and parts of Nigeria ,Fiji, Russia , as England and Italy for missions and training.