Kelly Chandler is a native of Pueblo, Colorado. She was born to the parents of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Dorris 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 every since.
It was in high school that she won the heart of James E. Chandler, Sr. and shortly after graduating she joined him in holy matrimony. To this union three beautiful and talented children have been born: Kayla Elaine, James Ellington II., and Jonathan David.
Kelly Chandler’s vision and mission for ministry has been one of excellence since her youth when she and James E. Chandler, Sr. began serving the Lord together as teenagers. She assisted him in forming a youth singing group “The Gospel Revelations”. She was recognized and honored by the Jackson Memorial Baptist Church Family as the youngest and most respected married mother shortly after they moved to Atlanta. She has been widely respected by many as an extremely faithful, warm, and loving wife, mother and woman of God.
Kelly Chandler’s true gift to the Lord and the ministry is her spiritual counseling to women and her powerful intercessory prayer life. Kelly works beside her husband to minister strength, power, and faith into the women and young girls of Marvelous Light Christian Ministries. Several years ago she founded W.I.S.E. (Women In Search of Excellence), which reached the women of God to direct them on developing into what God has destined them to be. She has a heart for women of all ages and enjoys sharing her gifts of love and hospitality to all who know her.
Kelly strongly advocates mission and mentoring work and strives daily to plant the name of Christ in the hearts of His people. She is a Vision Leader of MLCM and also a Board of Director for the church. Kelly Chandler is the Vice-President of MLCM, Inc and 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, Kelly owned and operated a child-care business where she taught and nurtured many children throughout the community and church family.
Glory and honor to God for all of His marvelous works. Kelly Chandler is truly a gift sent by the Lord and her love and devotion to the Lord shines through each and every day.