Matt 11:12 “…the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force”.
Born in Las Vegas, NV on August 1, 1972 to a single teenage mother, Co-Pastor, LaVona Lewis seemed destined to be another statistic but what the devil meant for bad God used for good. It was at a very young age that she knew that her life was different from others and that she was called by God to be set aside for his use. At the age of 13 she realized that even though she was brought up in church that she needed to make her relationship with God personal. She was filled with the Holy Ghost and at 14 began preaching the gospel at many churches around the Las Vegas area. At the age of 17 she was ordained as an Evangelist and a Youth Pastor by 19. Together, with her husband, Overseer Eugene P. Lewis, she Co-Pastored and founded Lion of Judah Ministries In January 2004, with the mandate of “Equip the saints, win the lost and recover the backslider”. Pastor LaVona has over 12 years of experience being a Youth Pastor, serving under her great grandmother Pastor Almary Gaston, as well as serving alongside her husband as Anointed Tabernacle’s Assistant Pastor for 9 years.
Pastor Lewis is a graduate of the University of Phoenix, Az. where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Health Services with a minor in Organizational Management (B.S), graduating. She is also a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she has earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education Magnum Cum Laude (M.Ed.). On May 11, 2013, Pastor Lewis earned her second Master’s degree; a Master’s of Divinity (M.Div.) with high distinction. She also has completed 1 year of course work and her residency towards her Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.).
She has had a successful radio ministry, traveled preaching the gospel, trained young people to live a life of abstinence and virtue and prepared those who were called to preach teaching them how to live the life they preach about. She’s a wife, mother, sister, daughter, teacher, student, counselor, Pastor and friend.