Hazelle Goodman


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Hazelle Goodman is known for her outstanding roles in film and television: Cookie in Woody Allen’s Deconstructing Harry, Georgia Rae Mahoney on NBC’s Homicide, Ms. Brown in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close starring Tom Hanks, her self titled HBO Special and more.

While filming the PBS documentary, What I want my Words to do to you, written by Eve Ensler at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Hazelle fell in love with the courageous women she met and later became a volunteer doing performance and character building workshops.

Following the death of her dear mother, Rev. Dr. Virginia Goodman, Hazelle Founded The Winners’ Prison Ministry and now regularly ministers to incarcerated women. Through the teachings of Jesus Christ, the women build faith bringing healing, hope and transformation to their lives. As a result, families have been restored and broken hearts mended.

In addition to performing, Hazelle hosts The Winners’ Call, an online teaching and prayer ministry where men and women from around the world gather to hear the Word of God and gain practical insights on applying The Word to their daily lives. Testimonies of transformed lives abound. Hazelle’s teachings bring a clear understanding of biblical truths and empowers Believers to walk by faith into victory.




(Received May 20th, 1987)

I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand,

and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Isaiah 42:6-7(KJV)