First Lady Crisette M. Ellis

First Lady Crisette is a native of Detroit and a graduate of Michigan State University where she majored in Public Affairs Management. She is married to Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, who is the Senior Pastor of Greater Grace Temple and the Presiding Prelate of the P.A.W. (Pentecostal Assemblies of the World). They have two children, Kiera and Charles IV. Lady Crisette is the Director of the Powerful Women of Purpose (PWP) Women’s ministry at Greater Grace Temple. The goal of PWP is to encourage, motivate, inspire and most importantly empower women with the word of God.

Under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, God is using her to build sister soldiers who are well able to use all of the spiritual weapons that God has given them to defeat the enemy. Her efforts and innovative methods such as Greater Grace Temple’s annual Boot Camp Weekend have caused the mindset of women to be radically shifted from a mindset of defeat to declaring are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus”.

Lady Crisette is also a successful entrepreneur with Mary Kay cosmetics. In November of 2002, she made history by becoming Michigan’s first and youngest African American National Sales Director in Mary Kay. Through her business she has earned numerous awards, earned cars, trips around the world as well as other substantial gifts. 

She is also the CEO of Affirmations by Crisette which is a lifestyle brand of affirmation empowerment tees and other products produced with a specific goal of encouraging and inspiring people to use their gifts and talents as well as to stay focused on fulfilling their divine purpose. She is a true believer that life and death are in the power of the tongue and what you say will either enable you to be victorious or will hinder you from reaching your full potential.  Affirmations By Crisette Website

As a wife, mother, First Lady and entrepreneur, she enjoys encouraging and sowing seeds of optimism into the lives of her family, church members, community and all that she comes in contact with.

She is a sought after minister of the gospel and motivational speaker and has traveled throughout the U.S.A. and abroad speaking and ministering at various churches, women’s conferences, grade schools, and Universities. Her unique style and gifting has inspired multitudes to become all that God has created them to be. She exemplifies the scripture that states “To whom much is given, much shall be required”. Her favorite scripture is “Delight yourself also in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart”. Guided by these scriptures, Lady Crisette provides inspiration, empowerment and spiritual encouragement wherever she goes.

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