"Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord." Luke 1:45 NKJV
Rev. Andrea Dais Lewis, Ph.D. is a servant of God who delivers God’s word with a sweet spirit and in the authenticity of her ancestors. She is an ordained Itinerant Deacon, Associate Minister at Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlanta, and founder of Virtuous Pearl Interdenominational Women’s Ministry, which studies God’s word through the experiences of women.
Dr. Lewis is an educator who values and models academic excellence. After graduating summa cum laude from Spelman College, she earned a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Georgia State University. Dr. Lewis completed a Certificate in Theology and Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at the Turner Theological Seminary - Interdenominational Theological Center.
Her professional experiences include elementary school teacher, public and private school administrator, and college faculty. Through her efforts as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Education Department at Spelman College, Dr. Lewis instills passion and purpose in her students who are future educators.
Dr. Lewis published three books, Preservice Teachers, Social Class, and Race in Urban Schools: Experiences and Strategies for Teacher Preparation (Palgrave Macmillan); Valerie's New Friends (Rathsi Publishing); and Unsung Legacies of Educators and Events in African American Education, (Palgrave Macmillan), as well as chapters and articles in various books and scholarly journals.
Dr. Lewis has held leadership positions in local chapters of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated; The Links, Incorporated; National Alumnae Association of Spelman College; and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Her proudest accomplishment is being a mother to two amazing sons.