ELDER BERTINA LYONS
Passionate and Refined, Elder Bertrina A. Lyons is an international speaker and global leader of the gospel carrying the mantle of prophetic prayer and intercession. A first generation preacher, she became the youngest licensed and later ordained minister of her local church in the Nation’s Capital in 2002, where she functioned as Executive Assistant to the pastor of a 3,000+ member congregation. During this period she became a very notable leader in the community, overseeing 15+ ministries, ministry leaders and outreach efforts across the country.
An enthusiastic scholar, Elder Lyons attended Sword of the Spirit Bible Institute; Richmond Virginia Seminary. She received the Lectionary Homiletics Award along with her Bachelors of Theology in 2012, and was recently featured in the “Oil Sisters” Portraits of Black Women Making History.
For over 15 years she has been an influential spiritual advisor to God’s people, Pastors, and leaders alike. Called by God at a very young age, her spiritual journey has been nothing short of divine intervention. In 2008, Lyons birthed Now Faith International Ministries, a ministry that is impacting the Kingdom and assisting men and women of God in growing spiritually through a life of prayer and faith. Her unique delivery of the word and end-time prophetic voice has captivated the attention of many and brought deliverance, restoration, and transformation to the lives of believers. She understands the weight of the assignment the Lord has placed in her hands thus she has no tolerance for mediocrity.
As God has poured into Elder Lyons along her spiritual journey – charging her to raise a new generation of leaders, she later became the President of The Audacity to Lead Institute in an effort to train and equip leaders for effective ministry.
She humbly serves at her local church Ekklesia Fellowship International, Brentwood, MD under her Overseer, Bishop Stephanie Stratford. In addition, Lyons serves as the Spiritual Advisor to various non-profit organizations across the U.S.
Out of her many hats, her greatest joy is fulfilled being the loving wife to Minister Cetric Lyons and doting mother of two daughters; Freedom and Reign. She holds close to her heart Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.