Our History

Where It Began

Elogeme was founded on the campus of Bradley University on October 17, 1987. Though, the Lord was speaking  long before that. In 1975, the Lord spoke concerning a Christian sisterhood (A Portrait of Christ) that was to be started on college campuses nationwide. The sisterhood would be based upon the principles of Christ. The ultimate goal would be to promote unity and teach women from all walks of life how to operate more effectively in the body of Christ. It was to be a Christ-Centered alternative that would enlighten women not only spiritually, but mentally, physically, economically and socially in their several abilities and potential. He called it Eulogia Adolphi, the Blessed Sisterhood. “Eulogia” (Elogeme) is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word “Berakah”. It means blessed of the Lord. It also denotes divine favor or chosen by God. Adolphi translated as sister, denotes a natural or spiritual relationship (Matthew 12:50).

As women grow academically and socially, Elogeme endeavors to assist them in incorporating the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into productive daily living. The Holy Spirit gave this vision to Evangelist Mattie P. Dawson in 1975, and it came to past in 1987 on the campus of Bradley University (Peoria, IL), with the supportive vision of the first National Advisor, Denice Ross Haynes, and then National Officer, Judy Hendricks. Elogeme has been established on campuses in Illinois, Florida, Louisiana Indiana, and Georgia. New chapters are currently incubating…….


  • A Christ-centered organization designed to build, edify and teach women how to grow and reach their full potential in the body of Christ.
  • An organization that promotes unity in plurality among women.
  • An organization that is dedicated to community service.
  • An organization of vision to impact the world for Christ.
  • An organization that will lend to the perfection of the total woman: spirit, soul, and body, thereby having everlasting ties.


  • Though Elogeme acknowledges the historic importance of other organizations, Elogeme is not a sorority as we know it, but a spiritual discipline.
  • It is not a Social Club.
  • It is not limited to a particular church or denomination.
  • It is not a competitor or organization of secrecy.

Our Founders

Dr. Denice Ross Haynes

Evangelist Judy Hendricks

The First Module Group,


Myra Johnson           Angie York Bell
Angela Russell          Lisa Johnson
Georgetta Glover      Daphne Turner
Patricia Franklin       Audrea Funbanks
Tracy Listenbee-Triplett


“Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” – Ephesians 4:3