Najiyyah Bailey, a native of Plainfield, NJ, is an author, speaker, artist, and entrepreneur whose passion for serving others in evident in everything she seeks to do.
Najiyyah discovered her love of writing and teaching while studying at Fairleigh Dickinson University, earning a Bachelor's Degree in English Language & Literature. In 2017, she published her first book entitled, Hannah’s Heart: A Believer’s Journey Through Infertility. Studying to show herself approved, Najiyyah has completed theological studies in the areas of dance, leadership and prayer. She utilizes this education to teach and train others. Najiyyah is also the co-founder of DEW Ministries, a NJ-based community ministry whose focus is on evangelism and uniting & educating liturgical dancers and worship artists.
Najiyyah is a graduate of New Brunswick Theological Seminary, receiving a Certificate in Theological Studies. In the marketplace, she is the owner of Butterfly East LLC, a company that offers graphic design, business strategies and digital solutions. She formerly served as an Associate Producer for Community Engagement at New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
She is a faithful member of Ruth Fellowship Ministries in Plainfield under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Rev. Tracey L. Brown. At Ruth Fellowship Ministries Najiyyah serves on several auxiliaries including the The Ministerial Staff, Dance/Music Ministry, and Public Relations.
Najiyyah is the wife of her high school sweetheart, Allen Bailey and they are the parents of Jacob and Tameekah. She is wholeheartedly grateful to the Lord for allowing her to be a wife and mother. Her desire is to abide in God, so that He may abide in her. Najiyyah enjoys studying the word of God and she loves to teach others what the Word says, discovering God’s truth. It is her desire to share those discoveries with others, to see people transformed by the word of God, and to spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through all the gifts He has given her. She received her Minister's license to preach in October 2018.
Najiyyah is committed to advancing the Kingdom of God through song, dance, prayer, the preached word, and other every gift that He has graced her with.
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified."
- Isaiah 61:1-3