As Leader of our Pavilion women's ministry, Kelli feels God gave her the idea of Whole Woman Ministry because she believes it is critical and necessary to care for the needs of the whole woman so that women may be equipped to walk out the plans of their Heavenly Father for their lives. Kelli's foundational scripture for the ministry is, "For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." Eph. 2:10.
Kelli remembers receiving her call to ministry in her early twenties. She first served at St. John A.M.E. Church in Nashville, TN and later served at St. Peter A.M.E Church in Clarksville, TN as an Elder for the church through the Board of Directors. In her own words-- "feeling a pull for more", Kelli transitioned to the non-denominational Greater Faith Christian Center in Nashville where she received her ordination, serving there for fifteen years as a teacher and evangelist.
Kelli’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Biblical Studies from Logos Christian College in Jacksonville, FL and a Bachelor of Science with Interdisciplinary Studies in Music and Art from Austin Peay University in Clarksville, TN. She has recently received her Master of Religious Studies with specification in Christian Education from Trevecca University in Nashville, with plans to teach collegiately.
Kelli is married to Charles Elam and they have two beautiful children, Kelsee and David.