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Amber Lyons is an Ordained Elder (serving at Spirit And Truth Worship Center, Loganville, Ga), who preaches and teaches the unadulterated gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Being a strong woman of faith and diligently serving in ministry
to assist in birthing the visions and dreams of others did not exempt her suffering many years herself. She wore a mask to hide the pain and suffering, however she yet remained faithful to her call to the Lord and her spiritual leaders. Amber
emerged from that dark place in her life as a successful survivor and thriver with a passion to help others suffering in silence.


Amber is the Founder and CEO of From Pain To Purpose, which is an organization that provides Domestic Violence & Teen Dating Violence Awareness Advocacy services within the community. From Pain To Purpose was originally birthed
with the vision to aid and support domestic violence victims and children suffering in silence. However, it has since become so much more. Our work is now a community based resource working with organizations, churches, businesses
and schools to educate, equip, empower and encourage the community at large, pertaining to the intervention and prevention of domestic violence, teen dating violence, abuse, anti-bullying, cyber-bullying and other critical community
issues. We provide motivational speaking, workshops, Q&A panel discussions, mentorship, poetry readings and various other events through partnerships and projects.


Amber is a Brooklyn, New York native. The first couple of years of her organization’s work was established within the New York City area, with organizations such as The New York City Mayor’s Office To Combat Domestic Violence, The New York City Family Justice Center (of which she transitioned from a former client to volunteer helping other DV victims), The Avon Foundation For Women, The Urban Justice Center-DV Project, and other organizations. She was the coordinator of her home church’s (New Life Cathedral) first Domestic Violence Awareness Day in October 2010. She has been interviewed on various radio talk shows and featured on Columbia University's Online Domestic Violence On
The Rise Show. She also participated in a domestic violence awareness documentary and many other projects.


Since becoming an Atlanta resident, she has transitioned very smoothly into the community. From Pain To Purpose has become a viable resource to many organizations, businesses, churches and schools in the Metro Atlanta area. We have presented domestic violence & teen dating violence awareness rallies, film screenings and held various workshops. Our Healing Pain Through The Arts Youth Team has presented Open Mic Night events and a 2014 Back To School Roundtable Discussion on No R.I.P. (No Reckless Internet Posting). Amber was honored to have been a member of the Dekalb County Alliance on Youth. She proudly worked with the Dekalb County District Attorney’s Office in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s office Voices of Youth / Straight Talk Symposium at McNair Middle School. She has been a featured guest on WSB-TV Channel 2 People 2 People Show, two Be100! Radio shows, WATC TV57 Atlanta Live and Friends & Neighbors, The Toni & Griff Radio Show, Black Whole Radio, The Larry Love Show, as well as several other blog talk radio shows. She has been featured on several blog sites and filmed 2 one-hour domestic violence wareness WAIN TV shows. Since working within the community, she has been honored with Proclamations from the Honorable Mayors of the City of Lithonia, Ga; Loganville, Ga; Stone Mountain, Ga; and has also received 2014 & 2015 Proclamations from the former Dekalb County CEO, Lee May.


Amber consistently admonishes victims to be encouraged to know that, no one ever deserves to be abused. She teaches the following messages to help the abused transition from pain to purpose:


"Domestic violence is a cycle that just gets worse, and yes, it is a crime. Never believe that being abused is your fault.

*Find the strength to seek help if you are in an abusive relationship. Children who suffer in silence sustain so much damage that may take years to recover from, so if you can’t seek help for yourself, do it for your children.

*Also, domestic violence is a public safety issue, therefore it behooves everyone to become knowledgeable and aware of available
resources to offer others (family members, co-workers, etc.) who may be suffering. You are not alone! You can transition


Amber Lyons is the proud mother of three children; NaQwanna Thomas, Janelle Lyons and Emmanuel Lyons. She enjoys being a grandmother and cherishes her 4 grandchildren; Torian & Teigan Thomas and Zy’air & Zyauna Ratley.  Another one of her passions is to manage the career of her youngest child, Emmanuel aka Saint Even (formerly Slate), who is an artist, rapper, songwriter, actor and event host.  To her delight, he wrote and recorded, and has performed a two part series DVA song entitled, “Elmo” and “Elmo Pt. 2”, which he wrote when he was younger, to provide a child’s perspective to domestic violence. He has performed these songs throughout Metro Atlanta along with several of his other recorded songs from his Mix Tapes, NeVerMore and WTWTA (Where The Wild Things Are), his Off Adrift EP and newly recorded music streaming digitally on all platforms.  She has also enjoyed touring with Saint Even.  They have become a Mom/Son & Manager & Artist Team and Co-Authors sharing part of their story in the Book Collaboration "Wake Up Winning No Matter What! Because Losing Is Not  An Option" with the Visionary and Motivational Queen, Wanda D. Hollis.  They share their expertise to assist parents who desire to work with their children within the entertainment industry.