Genesis 50:20 is what I stand on. What the devil meant for my demise, God has turned around for my good, so that many might be saved. As she tells her story, she tells it as a skilled educator, workshop facilitator and minister of the gospel. She is the daughter of the late Thomas and Olivia Johnson and the mother of the late Eric Elijah Coy.
Preacher / Facilitator / Counselor
In the foreword of "Sister Save Yourself",
Marie Fortune asked this poignant question: "In this moment, we are faced with the Samaritan choice: shall we, with the priest and Levite, pass by on the other side of the road or shall we stop and attend to the injured person and provide safe shelter?"
Lisa, as she is usually called, is a product of Richmond City Public Schools and retired from teaching in that same school system after serving and working for over thirty years. She is a certified Diversity, Culture Competence and Social Justice Trainer for the Virginia Education Association. She completed her undergraduate studies and some graduate studies at Virginia State University and additional graduate studies at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union, where she earned a Master of Divinity degree with honors. She has an earned Doctor of Ministry in Formational Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio.
Lisa is a member of First Shiloh Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, VA, where she works as a counselor with victims of sexual and domestic abuse; couples counseling, teen girls, and individuals who are sensing a need to live life differently. There she also serves as a senior caregiver, a small group facilitator, the Program Director and a member on the healing care team for the Healing Place ~ Center for Christian Counseling and Spiritual Formation. She leads workshops and seminars, nationwide and serves as a speaker/facilitator and preacher for conferences. Prior to her call to ministry at First Shiloh she was a member at The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia for over forty years, where she was licensed and ordained to preach the gospel. She is the Chaplain for the Henrico County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, serves on the Board of Directors for Hope for Families (Camp Hope) and also the Council for Richmond Hill.
Lisa enjoys teaching, facilitating, fellowshipping with her family and friends, worshipping our Lord and Savior and studying the word of God. She has a passion for the marginalized and privileged, the victim and perpetrator and believes that we all deserve healing! She has traveled extensively to share the gospel. It is her desire to be used of God to serve as a wounded healer, bringing others to a place of holistic healing. She is mission minded and Kingdom driven!