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Minister Elizabeth “Liz” Lugo: A Life of Dedication and Service

Photo Courtesy: Minister Elizabeth "Liz" Lugo


From Soldier to Servant of God

Minister Elizabeth “Liz” Lugo, the visionary founder of Grace Empowerment Ministries (GEM), traces her profound journey from Fort Jackson, South Carolina, to becoming a beacon of hope and compassion. Liz’s life, marked by military service and unwavering faith, took a transformative turn when she heeded a divine calling in 2008.

Education and Spiritual Leadership

Under the guidance of Senior Pastor T. Lynn Oliver, Liz pursued biblical studies through the Pastoral Education Training Program of New Testament Gospel Worldwide Ministries. Licensed and ordained, she showcased exceptional leadership in various church ministries, earning her roles as an Associate Pastor and a valued member of the Pastoral Staff in five churches.

Soldier, Scholar, Servant

With over 20 years of active-duty service in the United States Army, Liz’s military journey, including combat in Iraq as a First Sergeant, reflects her resilience and inspiring leadership. Her commitment to intellectual growth is evident in her academic achievements, holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University.

Minister Elizabeth "Liz" Lugo: A Life of Dedication and Service
Photo Courtesy: Minister Elizabeth “Liz” Lugo

The Birth of GEM and Community Impact

In May 2023, Liz launched Grace Empowerment Ministries with a mission to Empower, Equip, and Serve as they fulfill the Great Commission. GEM’s volunteers passionately engage in outreach programs, addressing both physical and spiritual needs. They feed the homeless, provide essentials, and offer support to those grieving or battling mental illness.

Global Evangelism and Empowerment

Liz’s ministry extends globally as she participated in evangelistic missions in Miami, FL, Nassau, Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. Through prayer, intercession, and personal testimonies, Liz and her team brought healing and prophesied God’s heart to those they encountered.

Equipping the Body of Christ

Liz’s ministry gifts are used to equip and edify the Body of Christ, bringing glory to God. Guided by the power of the Holy Spirit, she delivers life-changing messages through God’s Word during GEM’s “Grace Empowerment Hour” and whenever an opportunity arises.

GEM: A Beacon of Hope and Love

Grace Empowerment Ministries stands as a beacon of hope, compassion, and faith under Liz’s guidance. GEM’s commitment to empowerment, service, and love resonates deeply within the hearts of those they touch.

Conclusion: A Testament to God’s Transformative Love

Minister Elizabeth “Liz” Lugo’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of God’s love. Through GEM, she dedicates herself to serving others spiritually and physically, inspiring all with her commitment to empowerment and upliftment. Grace Empowerment Ministries (GEM) shines brightly, bringing God’s grace to those in need. You can follow and connect with Liz’s GEM Ministry on Facebook at Grace Empowerment Ministries (GEM) to stay updated on the latest events, inspirational messages, and opportunities for spiritual growth. Join our community as we continue to spread the light of God’s grace, fostering a space of love, support, and empowerment.


Published By: Aize Perez

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