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Inspire Breakouts: "To Be Continued..." Our Story for God's Glory - P.J. Yarbrough

Inspire Women's Conference is bringing the breakout sessions to the Inspire On The Go Podcast!

In this episode, we get to hear from P.J. Yarbrough. Listen as she dives into scripture and shares her life story as inspiration to us that your story will always be used for God's glory. 


Born in Russellville, after spending time in foster care and adoption, Shaneil grew up in Calion, Arkansas. She is affectionately known as “P.J.” (short for “Precious Jewel”). She is intentional about living life to its fullest and seeks out opportunities to help others realize their potential and excel! Her new book (published July 2018), an autobiography, “Born a Statistic: Living Rejected, Agreeing with God”, shows accessibility to resilience, transformation, God's grace, and unmerited favor! This insightful look into the author's life serves as a testament to how God's immeasurable love supersedes statistical data, rejection, and hesitation to trust His divine plan. For more information, visit

A graduate of Southern Arkansas University, Yarbrough has a deep-rooted passion for children. She has dedicated nearly twenty years of her life working in several capacities: elementary school teacher, preschool administrator, advisor, coach, and professional development trainer. Her current employer is the University of Arkansas Early Care and Educations Projects (ECEP). As a Training Advisor, she assists in researching and writing professional development curricula, teaches ECEP courses to participants, and coaches early childhood professionals across Arkansas. 
She is zealously involved in both her local church and the community. Currently, she serves as the President-Elect of the Arkansas Early Childhood Association (AECA) and volunteers as a mentor for young girls. Local youth named “P.J.” the 2018 Mentor of the Year. More recently, in 2019, she was named Community Leader of the Year by another local organization. Life brought P.J. “full circle” as she was formerly the Executive Director and Administrator of Agape House Children’s Home, Inc., a group foster home.

Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, writing, and thrift shopping for vintage clothing. “P.J.” has been married to her husband, Larry D., Sr., Pastor of Changing Lives Ministries, since 2000. They reside in El Dorado with their two sons, Larry D. Jr., “L.J.,” and Lance.