Rev. Joyce Kramer (22 September 1930 – 22 February 2022) is one of the most prolific inspirational ministers not only in America but across the world.
Ordained by the Unity Ministerial School in 1968, for over fifty years Rev. Kramer delivered thousands of sermons and classes at Unity Church of Tidewater (which she founded and built) in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
For twenty-seven years her weekly radio broadcasts—more than 1,400 programs—reached listeners in Ghana and Nigeria through Radio Africa. During this time, volunteers distributed 40,000 audio recordings of her messages. For twenty-five years her radio programs were broadcast in the United States. In addition, she recorded thousands of daily inspirational messages for her telephone ministry known as Dial-A-Blessing.
Rev. Kramer served as president of the Association of Unity Churches and as visiting instructor for the Unity School of Religious Studies. Her writings have appeared in Daily Word, Unity Magazine,
and other publications.
Many organizations have called on Rev. Kramer as a guest speaker and seminar leader. She also taught night courses in the Chesapeake School System, including Creative Thinking, Psycho-Cybernetics, and Dynamics of Success.
Her work has been recognized by many local, national, and international organizations. She was named Hampton Roads Outstanding Professional Woman and received the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Elimination of Racism from the YWCA of South Hampton Roads. Her international radio programs won her the Voice of Unity Award for Excellence in Broadcast Outreach. In 2017 Unity World Headquarters recognized Rev. Kramer’s half-century of service in a special presentation made by Unity CEO Jim Blake.
Having successfully completed her work at Unity Church of Tidewater, Rev. Kramer launched a new and expanded global ministry to teach the Science of Practical Christianity. She continues to share spiritual principles for successful living through the publication of books, audio programs, and the Joyce Kramer Ministries website
Click here to view a memorial booklet honoring Rev. Joyce
Kramer or download the PDF file here.