Elder Juanita Francis, born in London, UK is the eldest daughter of Bishop John & Co-Pastor Penny Francis, Ruach City Church, UK. Her ministry of the Word is unique and remarkable and yet not surprising as she is birthed from such a powerful anointing. Juanita is clearly gifted but she will be the first to admit that her success is solely as a result of the anointing that rests on her life. An atmosphere changer, her ministry ushers everyone into the presence of the Lord for an experience that is truly life-changing.
Juanita began her ministry, as a Prophetic Praise Dancer at 7 years old. Her first appearance on stage was with Pastor Donnie McClurkin at the ‘Live in London’ recording where she accompanied him in dance during the Caribbean Medley. Juanita has attained a Distinction Level National Diploma in Performing Arts and is the CEO and Founder of Mechowlah Dance Company. In 2009 Juanita produced her first Dance DVD called; “Juanita Francis…. Celebrating 10 years…” The DVD was a range of her most favourite dances with “Close-up & personal” interviews about Juanita and how she became a dancer.
Her desire to inject the Spirit of Excellence of the company into each individual, cultivating their gift and reminding them that they are “Dancing for An Audience of One!”
Throughout her ministry, Juanita has ministered through dance on various platforms: The ‘Weapons of Power’ Conference hosted by Prophetess Juanita Bynum, the ‘Order My Steps’ Conference hosted by her father, Bishop John Francis, The TBN Program, and The ‘Dancing With Authority’ Conference hosted by The Chenaniah Praise Dancers. Over the years, Juanita has ministered throughout the UK and abroad in the USA–Atlanta, Florida, Charlotte, North Carolina, Houston, Texas, Philadelphia and Puerto Rico and more.
Elder Juanita Francis later transitioned from dancing into speaking. With the full support and encouragement of her parents, Juanita began ministering the Word at 15 years old. Minister Juanita not only preaches but also teaches seminars such as ‘The School Of The Prophets’ at her home church. An International speaker, Juanita has graced many platforms: The Power House Ministry, Birmingham, UK, The COGIC East District Youth Convention, The “Worship Unrestrained” Conference in Puerto Rico, “Project Outpour”, Atlanta, GOHAOC Convocation, NJ, Zimbabwe, Conferences in Europe, such as Austria, as well as her home church, Ruach City Church, UK, and many others.
In 2013, Juanita began presenting on Ruach Radio – “The Juanita Francis Show”. In January 2016, Minister Juanita began her 5am Prayer, where people meet together all around the world to pray the heart of Jesus, with testimonies of healing of cancer, waking up from a coma, insomnia, and more. She also serves as a Praise and Worship Leader at her home church and recently as Youth Pastor, at Ruach City Youth Kilburn Location.
On Good Friday, 2017, Juanita released her first single entitled; “Fall Afresh” which became number one on iTunes within 7 hours of its release. Following the success of her single, Juanita debuted this single on platforms such as opening up for Travis Greene in the UK, Daystar TV, Pentecost Sunday at the Potters house, Bishop Jakes and First Lady Serita Jakes, Dallas TX, Atlanta, Connecticut, Philadelphia, First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Zimbabwe and more.
In September 2017, Juanita released her EP entitled “I Got My Wings” with features including Bishop John Francis, Maranda Curtis, and Cheryl Fortune. This later followed “Fall Afresh Live, featuring Deon Kipping” being sung in churches across the UK.
Juanita has sung and shared platforms with many amazing artists such as Donnie McClurkin, Maranda Curtis, Anthony Brown, Juanita Bynum, Deon Kipping, Zim Praise (Zimbabwe), JJ Hairston, Fernada Brum (Brazil), Fred Hammond, Za Za, Nic Vani (Lion King), Ntokozo Mbambo (South Africa), Volney Morgan and New Ye and more.
In 2020, Juanita launched 2 companies, Simply Hayah shop and Becoming Me Academy. BMA (Becoming Me Academy) is an academy for self- empowerment. The academy is for people from all walks of life and inspires learning and growth in becoming the best versions of themselves, providing a wide range of online courses from business, branding, to mentorship programmes and bible classes.
Juanita believes her calling is not confined to the ‘four walls of the church’ but is also to Nations. Her heart for God’s people is clearly evident through her passion and drive. Her desire is that through her ministry; whether preaching, singing, or teaching she will see signs and wonders and lives changed, people healed and delivered, set free, and fulfilling their purpose.
For Juanita, it’s simple – There is no limit to what God can do with a yielded vessel and so she gives her all, to the Glory of God.
I just love God; He’s amazing. All I want to do is to make Him smile