Miranda Lewis and her husband of 36 years, Pastor Phillip Lewis, were members of New Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in the 1980s until they relocated back to their hometown in the Bay area in the 90s to raise their three children closer to family.
After moving from Oakland to Los Angeles in 2013, Miranda Lewis now serves as First Lady of New Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Inglewood.
As First Lady, she is committed to raising health awareness in her church community. “I’m really involved with the First Ladies Health Initiative. It’s one of the first things I brought to our church.”
Not only is she First Lady, but she is also a member of New Mt. Pleasant’s church choir. “One of my other passions is just praising the Lord in song. I’m a choir member and a soloist.”
In addition to the church choir and the First Ladies Health initiative, Miranda is also heavily involved in organizing New Mt. Pleasant’s annual Women’s Retreat. “It’s always been an event that women come back from refreshed, renewed and inspired.”
When she’s not busy serving as First Lady, she is serving stylish looks. “I’ll be 68 this year and I’m still wearing my skinny jeans. So, I think I’m making a statement that age is only a number, and you’re only as old as you feel, and I feel great! I’ve had young women tell me when they grow up they want to be just like me.”