Pastor Mary Lazard...a woman after God's own heart!
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Editor's Note: I met Pastor Mary while living in Lafayette, La. I remember thinking that she was a
beautiful woman, inside and out. Her energy was electrifying and her love of God and His Word was
evident in everything that she did. There is one occasion that stands out in my mind when I think of
her, however. I had just moved into a new apartment. My family whom I had been living with had
moved on to another city. My temporary job had ended and I was waiting on my pay check. I had
very little money and no transportation. Someone told me to call Pastor Mary. I wasn't very hopeful
about getting any help from a church that I had just joined, but alas, my fears were put to rest. On a
hot Saturday afternoon, Pastor Mary showed up on my doorstep with enough groceries to last me a
month. I will never forget that act of kindness and unselfish love. Bernadette Love
Pastor Mary is an inspiration to women of all ages. She believes the Word of God and lives it daily.
Pastor Mary’s wisdom comes from seeking God in all her ways and acknowledging that He is her only
source. She is the co-founder of Destiny of Faith Christian Center Church, Inc., along with her
husband, Sr. Pastor Kenneth Lazard, a mother of three (3) young wonderful men, Zack, Alex & Kaleb
and also a brand new grandmother.
The ministry of Destiny is a little over seven (7) years old, but truly has become a church for all because
of the love that abounds here. She excels in promoting the Children’s Church program with our
volunteer staff as well as the ministry to Women through Bible Studies and our annual Rainbow Tea.
We as women are only growing in Christ because of the compassion and love that flows from the
throne of God through Pastor Mary.
MY NAME IS SHINTALE AND I ATTEND DESTINY OF FAITH. I HAVE ATTENDED DESTINY OF FAITH
FOR A LITTLE OVER THREE YEARS NOW AND IT‘S BEEN AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. THE
PASTORAL STAFF THERE IS AWESOME. ESPECIALLY OUR FIRST LADY PASTOR MARY SHE IS AN
INCREDIBLE WOMAN. SHE IS THE IDEAL OF WHAT A CHRISTAN WOMAN SHOULD BE IN EVERY
WAY. SHE IS MY MENTOR AND I‘M HONORED AND BLESSED TO HAVE HER IN MY LIFE. PASTOR
MARY IS WHAT I DESIRE TO BE AS A CHRISTIAN MOTHER, WIFE,AND LEADER. PASTOR MARY HAS
A GREAT SPIRIT. SHE IS ALWAYS THERE WITH OPEN ARMS WHEN YOU NEED HER WILLING TO
PRAY WITH YOU AND ENCOURAGE YOU WITH GODS WORDS AT ALL TIMES. SHE IS FILLED WITH
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND SHOWS IT EVERYDAY. SHE IS TRULY A BEAUTIFUL PERSON INSIDE AND
OUT. I AM SO PROUD OF HER IN EVERY WAY AND SHE DESERVES TO BE SPOT LIGHTED FOR
THE WONDERFUL WORK SHE DOES FOR GOD.
Pastor Mary Lazard a pastor, and also a dynamic teacher. Her creativity, enthusiasm and also her
spiritual background has captured the lives of many through her exhortation.
Along with her husband Pastor Ken Lazard, they are Founders of Destiny of Faith.
Through her gift of teaching, Pastor Mary has changed the lives of many women by incorporating
Women of The Bible studies and also teaching Excellent Wife Series classes. Her spiritual abilities
and wisdom has helped her to design and strucure teaching to impact the lives of many women and
as well as their marriages. Through her teachings, behaviors were changed, marriages were
restored and they were also inspired to develop a closer relationship with God and that is truly
Her passionate is also about helping women to find a balance between their spiritual valves, their
personal lives, and their professional aspirations. I have experience women seeking her for spiritual
counseling and guidance. She also ministers to the whole person and bringing people of various
racial and ethnic backgrounds, passionately embracing them with love.
Pastor Mary is truly a woman after God's own heart. She exemplifies what a true woman of God
Thank you for the opportunity to share my love for our heavenly Father. It is by His grace that
we are able to obtain the free gift of Salvation, for it is by “grace” that we are saved.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; old things have passed away;
behold all things have become new. When Christ had come, He was given the ministry of
reconciliation. God had showed up on the scene through Christ. reconciling the world to
The bible also states in Ephesians 2:4-6 because of His great love for us when we were yet
dead in our sin, made us alive together with Christ (saved by grace), and raised us up together,
and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
Now because we are a new creation, the pass is in the pass, or everything old, before Christ,
has passed away, behold; look to, look upon, regard, discern, all things have become new. We
should change how we think and how we see things. We should be fashioned or viewed in the
likeness of Christ.
We don’t have to walk defeated anymore. We don’t have to fight anymore because we have
been raised up together with Christ who is sitted at the right hand of the Father (the place of
authority), so we should be excited to know our savoir, our Advocate, our vindicator-He who
vindicates us, the one interceding on our behalf, have given authority to trample the enemy’s
When I realized that the fight was fixed (I win) and that the battle was not mine, but the Lords, I
felt empowered. I then took my position, my right position which Christ gave me according to
So, arise my sisters, because the enemy cannot stop us now. May God Bless you as He has
richly blessed me.
Advancing the Kingdom
First Lady Mary Lazard
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