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About Pastor Kelly Chandler

About Pastor Kelly Chandler

Worshipper, Prayer Warrior, Humble, Grateful and Intelligent are some of the prominent characteristics of this Powerful and Dynamic Woman of God. She accepted her call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in April 2011. She was licensed as a minister in April 2012. She became an ordained Pastor in April 2015, under the anointed and charismatic leadership of her husband, Pastor James Ellington Chandler, Sr.

Pastor “K”, as she is affectionately called by most, serves as First Lady and Pastor at Marvelous Light Christian Ministries in Lithia Springs, GA since co-founding this great church on Sunday April 21st, 2002 with 200+ members. A native of Pueblo, Colorado; She was born to the parents of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Doris Manning. The youngest of seven children, she gave her life to the Lord at an early age and has been very active in the service for the Lord ever since. It was in high school that she won the heart of Pastor James E. Chandler, Sr. and shortly after graduating from High School she joined him in holy matrimony and moved to Atlanta, GA. To this union three beautiful and multi-talented children were born: Kayla Elaine, James Ellington II, and Jonathan David.

She has faithfully served alongside her husband providing leadership, loyal support and love for over 35 years, in the ministry. She has a passion to see women living life to their fullest potential. She founded and birthed W.I.S.E., better known as Women in Search of Excellence. Pastor K wants women to, 1. Know who they are in God 2. Know their gifts and talents, and 3. Honor their God-given dreams and passions. She did not accept her call into the ministry to sit and only look elegant but to serve God’s people and utilize her God-given gifts and talents to move ministry forward. She used to be of the mindset, that she was ONLY called to be a wife and mother but God had other plans.

She teaches Sunday school, organized Children’s church and assisted in developing a curriculum for the children to be excited about learning about Christ. With this realization several years ago, you can find her serving as a Board of Director for Marvelous Light Christian Ministries, Business Manager, Behind the Scenes Church Organizer, and Mentor to other First Ladies, Counselor to young mothers, newlyweds, young adults, and children. She loves to entertain, cook and travel. Pastor Chandler strongly advocates mission and mentoring work and strives daily to plant the name of Christ in the hearts of His people. She serves her church and community in a multiplicity of ways. She enjoys caring for the elderly and has a special love and patience for infants and small children.

Before organizing MLCM with her husband Pastor Chandler, Pastor Kelly owned and operated a child-care business where she taught and blessed many children throughout the community and church family. In the very near future, her endeavors include organizing and developing a mentoring program for Young adults and children; an Annual event to honor the Seasoned Saints and their contributions to the community and ministry; and continue to serve as a supporter for Cancer Survivors all over the world.

Even though she has been recognized by many, has preached at numerous Women’s programs and conferences, her most celebrated award is being the wife of the talented and anointed Pastor James E. Chandler, Sr., the proud mother of her 3 children and grandmother to Lauryn Elise. Pastor K exhibits strong qualities of the Proverbs 31 woman: strength, honor, wisdom, administrator and manager and her husband and family/church are blessed!

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