" Saving the World, One Soul at a Time! "
Greater New Kingdom Church
531 E. Trigg Ave. Memphis,TN 38106
P.O. Box 751564
Memphis, TN 38175
ph: (901) 401-2777
First Lady Deatra Lawrence is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Deborah Lee.
She attended Draughons Jr. College, where she completed her degree in Business Administration.
Deatra moved to Memphis and joined the Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Pastored by Rev. Danny Holmes, where she served actively in many church activities.
First Lady Lawrence and Pastor met while in the 10th grade and were married shortly after graduating from high school on July 25, 1992. First Lady and Pastor Lawrence have been happily married for over twenty years.
From their union , God blessed them with four talented and loving children: Deangelo, Doll, Dyamond, and Destiney, and four grandchildren: Deangelo Jr (DJ), DeMarion, DNae, and Dylan. Their nephew Donald and niece DeParis have been with them several years and both First Lady and Pastor consider themselves blessed to have them as a son and daughter.
First Lady Lawrence supports the ministry and has many accomplishments to include being a role model for the women of Greater New Kingdom Ministries. She is a help mate to Pastor Lawrence, and is the God given back bone to her husband and church. She is considered by many to be a woman of virtue.
What is a Pastor's Wife Supposed to Do?
The Pastor's wife is certainly a rare species with a very peculiar calling and is one flesh with the Pastor. The Pastor's wife will often keep her husband's long hours, shoulder his pressures, feel his disappointments, and suffer his defeats--often as profoundly and as deeply as he does. She will assist him as his chief analyst of both his sermons and his administrative innovations. She is often the single human agent of God who can evaluate her husband from God's perspective.
My Role as The Pastors Wife
Who is this woman beside this Man of God? She is handpicked by God for this man, this ministry and this time. She is her husband's helper and trusted friend who believes in fasting and praying. She shares her husband with the congregation, family, and friends. She depends on God Almighty through joys, sorrows, rough times, and victories both great and small.A woman of understanding, patience and endurance with work, church and home; you can imagine her stress while keeping her husband encouraged and it can sometimes be her greatest test.She is looked upon as an example of loyalty, sincere faith, and humble service as well as a devoted background worker who doesn't mind making sacrifices to ensure whatever the Pastor needs, she is at his command. See, it is the Lord that has her in the palm of his hand because it's not easy being this woman. It is the prayers of the Saints that help her to be all she can be. She is the hidden support of her husband. Who is this woman, tell me please. She is called the Pastors wife.
My Role as First Lady of Greater New Kingdom Ministries
The position of First Lady is a ministry and one that requires strong leadership abilities. It requires her to be one with her husband as God's assigned help to his church. Her position as wife and help mate to her husband is ordained of God as recorded in Mark 10:8.The role of a First Lady is to be respected as she is the head leader in the church with her husband. She has the co- pastor position even if she does not want it; it is thrust in her lap when the ministry begins. She isa virtuous woman. Proverbs 31
We have started a new segment called Keeping It Real, with Queen of Kingdom, First Lady Sis. Deatra Lawrence. This particular section is dedicated so “Queen of Kingdom” can answer questions that you want to ask. So lets Keep It Real!