"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. Dr. Lewis is ordained and an Associate Minister at Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlanta, as well as 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. A summa cum laude graduate of Spelman College, Dr. Lewis earned a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Divinity from Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Georgia State University.
Her professional experiences include elementary school teacher, public and private school administrator, and college faculty and staff.
Dr. Lewis is the author of three books: Valerie’s New Friends; Unsung Legacies of Educators and Events in African American Education (co-authored); and Preservice Teachers, Social Class, and Race in Urban Schools: Experiences and Strategies for Teacher Preparation. A fourth book, She Who Believed: Redefining Life Through God’s Grace is scheduled for publication December 2022.
Dr. Lewis is a member of the YMCA of Metro Atlanta Board of Directors and 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.