Evangelist Missionary Cleorah Scruggs-DeBose-Biography

For Evangelist Missionary Cleorah Scruggs-DeBose serving God’s beautiful multicultural family has been a motivating force in her life regardless of race, religious denomination, education, and other areas of multicultural diversity. She is the eldest child of Mr. & Mrs. Cleophus and Deborah Walker-Scruggs, who taught their children, Cleorah, Sylvia, Clifford, Terrence, and Eric the real meaning of unconditional love.

Cleorah recently married her God-given soul mate, her Boaz, Deacon Paul Lawrence DeBose! Paul also has a servant's heart for ministry, and a zest for life. Paul and Cleorah are blessed to share as an inspiration to others the book, Boaz Found Me, A Love Story, and Boaz Found Me Companion Guide, author, Cleorah Scruggs-DeBose. Also Deacon DeBose, who is very supportive wrote his own part in the book. This story tells how God miraculously joined them, two born again believers, who had only seen each twice since childhood, who had never been married, nor had children, and are both youthful, healthy and retired!

The DeBose's are faithful members of Harris Memorial COGIC in Flint, MI under the anointed leadership of Pastor, Eric C. Bogan, Lady, Karleen Bogan, and Supervisor, Dianne Bogan.

Evangelist Scruggs-DeBose is also a member of National COGIC Scholars, Coordinator, Dr. Raynard Smith, & past member of the National COGIC Fine Arts Scholarship Department - Executive Director, Sara Jordan Powell.

The book Foreword for Boaz Found Me, A Love Story, was written by Bishop P. A. Brooks, First Assistant Presiding Bishop COGIC, Inc. The book Foreword for Boaz Found Me Companion Guide was written by Rev Charles DeBose, Ph.D., California State University & Reverend at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church


Teaching Experience

Mrs. Scruggs-DeBose is a dedicated teacher of 30 years with Flint Community School. She not only taught students required grade level skills, but she also wrote diversity classroom teaching units. This enhanced learning by using our global community as a teaching tool by involving diverse students, parents and community members on field trips in musical dramatizations, panel discussion, debates, and other activities. This diversity involvement led her to be a Speaker and Presenter for local, state, and national conferences for Flint and surrounding school districts, Michigan Education Association, National Education Association, Church of God In Christ, other religious denominations and community organizations.



Bible study, family fun, traveling, biking, estate sales, sports, live theatre, and most definitely enjoying Paul's gourmet cooking and conversation.

Cleorah is Founder and President of National Multicultural Diversity Day and Institute. This was started in her classroom, and was endorsed in 1993 by the National Education Association’s 2.7 million members. Also she is Founder, President, Director, writer & Actor of the Christian Drama Guild which performed musical dramatizations for religious, & community organizations.

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