About the Book
My Job Experience: A Testimony of God’s Grace and Mercy will make you cry, laugh and connect with the universal complexities of what we call Christianity. As the reader, you will experience the joy, pain, peace and truth of the author’s journey.
This literary testimony provides a unique perspective of the modern day Job in the form of Cynthia J. Rioland, a tenacious and driven woman who conquered a feat of physical, emotional and spiritual proportion. She creatively uses her life-threatening illness to translate into everyday life challenges. She has the uncanny ability to interconnect today’s realities with one of the bible’s most engaging stories—The Servant Job.
"I was so excited to read The Job Experience that I received today, I just could not put it down. I read the entire book in one setting. It is a must read and will not disappoint."
-Belinda Gail Haynie
Rev. Cynthia J. Rioland, or Rev. “C” as she is affectionately known, is the youngest of four siblings born to the late Mr. Robert & Mrs. Lucy Beatrice Jackson. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at the age of thirteen and was educated in the Prince George‘s County Public School System in Maryland. Upon graduation, she enrolled in Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. It was during her junior year that Rev. Rioland accepted the call to Christian Ministry and preached her initial sermon at Paramount Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. under the leadership of Pastor Ishmael L. Shaw.
After graduating from FAMU, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Rev. Rioland returned to the D.C. Metropolitan area to accept a full-time position as the Minister of Music and Youth at Paramount. While working full-time, she enrolled in Howard University School of Divinity earning a Master of Divinity Degree and was ordained through American Baptist Churches, USA. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctor of Ministry from Regent University in Spiritual Renewal and Leadership.
Rev. Rioland is happily married to Pastor Kenneth Rioland, Jr. They are the proud parents of one son, Kenneth Eugene Rioland, III (Tre’s). She “is not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for it is the power of God unto Salvation to all that believeth.” Rom. 1:16