About Fortress of Grace

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About Fortress of Grace

Fortress of Grace Ministries is a 501c3 non-profit, serving the Philadelphia communities and  surrounding tri-state areas. It provides Christian counseling, an art therapy program for girls, starting at 10 years to women up to 100!   Our art therapy techniques and practices are fused with biblical principles to stimulate emotional & spiritual healing through conversational coloring to painting with purpose.

Everyone is bound to experience hardships, disappointment, loss, discouragement and hurt.   We use creative art expressions through art journaling sessions, paint therapy, events that coincide with monthly devotionals to promote wholeness & healing! We believe that a person consist of mind, body and soul therefore, art is used as a  tool to liberate our all three. It enriches our creative ability to express and unveil the inner and unspoken parts of our hearts.

We believe the importance of cultivating their spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ which leads us to knowing our purpose and fulfilling God's plan for our lives and living. 
We mentor girls in preparation for them becoming the next generations' strong women from inside out.  We want to see young to old women live unapologetically free in expressing their faith through art, public speaking, serving their communities, and living emotionally, spiritually, and physically liberated.
Life is an abstract work of art.


We are God's master piece.
Ephesians 2:10

Know Jesus, Know your purpose! Walk-in your freedom! Embrace God's Grace.

John 8: 31-36
2 Corinthians 12:9



Meet Joy

Joy "Joyness" Best is the founder and CEO of Fortress of Grace Ministries. She was born, raised & still lives in the vibrant city of Philadelphia, PA. Joy graduated from EU with a BA in sociology and specializes in the social development of mother/daughter relationships & the cognitive process of adolescent girls. She's a certified life coach and is currently pursuing her MPH (Masters in Public Health) and certifications in art therapy and Christian counseling. She hopes to encourage young women to pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus, accept the divine uniqueness of their inner beauty, know their identity in Jesus Christ and find their purpose in Him! Joy believes in the power of prayer; it activates our faith to believe with God, all things are possible! Joy loves spending time with God in prayer, Bible journaling, chilling with family & friends, doing anything creative, singing her heart out, listening to fascinating audiobooks, and secretly wishing she was a fairy princess.