Evangelist Ashley Lanier, teacher, preacher, and writer, is driven by the need to see young women fully embrace the beauty that they have in God’s eyes.
“The scripture says in Psalm 139:14, ‘I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.’ We have to believe the Word of God, not just hear it but believe it. We can only have joy unspeakable when we believe.”
Evangelist Lanier is a licensed minister and has been inspiring others through writing and song since she was a young child. She encourages others now, through teachings with the Word of God, to understand who they are and who they belong to.
“The prince of darkness has no control over you unless you let him. Take control away from the devil. Renounce depression and all other manner of evil. Remember the first step is confession with your mouth.”
After being fully delivered from depression some years ago through the powerful healing and deliverance ministry of Tried Stone Church of Greater Love in Sterling, VA, Evangelist Lanier has been compelled to share her testimony with others. Her ministry projects, including the “Giving the Gift Project” and the “Purses and Pantyhose Drive,” are just a couple of avenues used to reach the masses.
In addition to her ministry endeavors with UJM, Evangelist Lanier is an avid educator and mentors and guides youth and young adults into seeking an educational experience after high school. She owns and operates Transitions College Planning: Guidance for the Rest of Us.
Her family is the most important blessing and ministry in her life. She is married to Elder Cory J. Lanier, a powerful teacher. They are the proud parents of three children. “Family is beautiful to me. My husband is the rock that God left for me while I’m here on earth. My children are my drive, motivation, and joy.”
Evangelist Lanier is excited about the work of UJM and welcomes support from other ministries and organizations. “I believe that God will always get the glory. He’s gonna do what He’s gonna do, and I’m gonna do what He told me to do.”