First Lady LaKedra Brown is well known for her infectious smile that can light up any room. Her true love for God’s people is what has sparked her desire to pursue her Doctoral degree in Family Studies. Lady LaKedra is the First Lady of Great Commission Baptist Church of Fort Worth, Texas where she serves diligently in ministry supporting her husband, Dr. Douglas E Brown, Pastor/Teacher and his God given vision. First Lady LaKedra Brown was born bright and early Christmas morning and raised by her parents in the beautiful, sunny Los Angeles, California. She was introduced to Christ at a very young age and has been on fire for the Lord ever since. Once moving to the great State of Texas, she graduated from James Bowie High School and immediately enlisted in the United States Navy where she served 8 years. After completing her military career she continued her educational endeavors leading up to her pursuing her doctoral degree and obtaining her national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She is also a proud member of the dynamic Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She is thankful for all of her gifts and talents she has been blessed with. God has blessed Lady LaKedra to serve in numerous capacities at GCBC, as the Fine Arts Director, the chair of the Special Events Planning Committee, member of the Financial Committee, as well as allowed her to provide leadership, direction, and support to many other areas. First Lady LaKedra has a true passion and love for Empowering, Encouraging, and Enriching the lives of others, especially women. She is the founder of Epi pha ny, a counseling and life coaching platform designed to promote a lifestyle change. With Epi pha ny providing the foundation, Lady LaKedra set the stage of her platform with “A Talk With Lady LaKedra”, her annual event intended to inspire, ignite and influence the lives of women. Lady LaKedra resides in North Texas with her husband Dr. Douglas E Brown and their children. She has 3 children and 2 grandchildren that she absolutely loves and adores. First Lady LaKedra Brown is a firm believer that every child of God should “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).