Dr. Lori Campbell
A precious gift full of promise was given to Pastor Grandee and First Lady Carrie Duncan in the birth of their youngest daughter Lori Ann Duncan. This anointed, Bible teaching and preaching couple imparted the love, fear and knowledge of God into their children and fostered an environment of holiness in their day to day lives. Staying close to the word and active in various phases of ministry, Lori developed a sincere love for Christ and the work of the ministry at a young age.
Through life’s growing pains, challenges and disappointments, the hand of God was on Lori’s life, it was the trying of her faith that developed her patience. While it seemed that life was dealing an awesome blow, Lori realized that the refiner’s fire was making and preparing her for her next level in ministry and in life.
Lori married Bishop Willie James Campbell, Pastor of St. James Ministries in Chicago, IL. Working diligently in ministry with the belief that God will redeem, save, change and restore anyone willing to yield to the will of God, Dr. Campbell strives for excellence in ministry. Being led by the Lord, Lady Campbell yielded herself to the call of the spirit and developed the Women of Excellence (W.O.E) ministry within St. James Ministries. This ministry was designed to meet both the spiritual and natural needs of women of all nationalities, ages, and social status. The Women of Excellence, since its inception has spent time with women in the community encouraging them to experience a life with Christ. This has been done thru clothing drives, supporting women and children shelters, partnering with Chicago Public Schools to host immunization drives, implementing a Saturday School program for parishioners and students who reside in the community, and sponsoring community employment fairs just to name a few.
Striving for excellence not only in her spiritual life, she encourages women to strive for excellence in the natural as well. Beginning as an elementary and high school teacher, Dr. Campbell led by example; she holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and in 2013, she received a Doctorate in Education Leadership at National Louis University inclusive of earning her state Superintendent’s Licensure.
Dr. Campbell was awarded the Turnaround Principal Specialist Credentials from the University of Virginia- Charlottesville, VA and the 2010, 2011 and 2013 Illinois School Academic Achievement Improvement Award from the Illinois State Board of Education for raising student achievement at the Elementary and High School Levels. She has served as the Director of Curriculum, District Director of Secondary Education and Interim Area Superintendent. Dr. Campbell enjoys her civic and community responsibilities. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Above anything else Dr. Campbell longs to be used of God. She also enjoys all the facets of her life which include being a companion, mother, daughter, sister, friend, homemaker, and nurturer. She enjoys family life with her husband and children. Dr. Campbell possesses a strong conviction that through every test, trial, success and victory she will bless the Lord at all times; Psalm 103. As she mounts any podium or stands on any platform, Dr. Campbell first gives Glory the God for all the things He has done. A great blessing is in store as a result of experiencing the ministry of Dr. Lori Campbell, a woman of distinction, power and anointing.