Reverend Tracey B. Lyons
Reverend Tracey B. Lyons is the wife of Joseph L. Lyons, Jr. and is the proud mother of Joseph L. Lyons III and Seth E. Lyons. She is a native of Petersburg, VA, and the sibling of five children, she is the daughter of the Reverend Robert L. Bullock, Jr. and the late Betty J. Bullock. Her home church is Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Petersburg, VA where she received her calling into ministry.
Rev. Lyons has a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Education from Norfolk State University. She also attended Union Presbyterian School of Christian Education and The Samuel Dewitt Proctor’s School of Theology at Virginia Union University where she received her Masters of Divinity in 2009.
Rev. Lyons was called to preach the gospel in January of 2003. Her initial sermon was entitled “Get in the House” because she believes that there are blessings in the “house” of the Lord, in the presence of his glory.
In April 2008, she became an Associate Minister at Good Shepherd Baptist Church where she served as the Director of the Multicultural Ministry developing programs that provided resources and support to the diverse cultures in the church. She was also the Educational Liaison connecting the area public schools and the church in the “Shoulder to Shoulder” program. As the Educational Liaison, she developed a program called “Make the Grade” motivating students to improve their grade point average with the help of God’s wisdom.
In June of 2013, she was called by God to work and unite with the Beulah United Methodist Church family as the Director of Christian Education. There she created initiatives in Christian Education for the congregation and the community, and also launched the Beulah Baby Food Basket outreach, suppling baby food to the Foodbanks in Chesterfield, Petersburg, and Colonial Heights, Virginia.
In 2017 she was appointed as the Senior Pastor of Mt. Zion–Willisville Chapel Cooperative Parish by the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Reverend Lyons loves baking, fishing, and reading. Her mission statement can be found in Romans 8:38 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”