First Lady Vell H. Lyles
Lady Vell Lyles, the daughter of the late Thomas and Justine Hayes is a native of Louisville, Kentucky.
At a young age, Lady Lyles accepted the Lord and made a commitment to stay with the Lord. She
attended Moore Temple Church of God In Christ for over twenty years under the pastorate of the late
Bishop A. T. Moore. In Kentucky, she has served as a choir directress, Sunday School Teacher and the
State Youth Department Secretary.
Upon moving to Maryland, she attended the New Bethel Church of God In Christ, Washington, D. C. pastored by the late Bishop Sherman Howard and served as District Chairlady of the Youth Department
and ministered to various groups.
Her desire for higher education led her to Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in
Psychology, to the University of Louisville where she earned a Master’s Degree in Education, and to The George Washington University
where she earned her doctorate. Dr. Lyles has been employed for over thirty years in higher education holding various key positions
as Dean of Students and Associate Vice President.
Lady Lyles’ testimony and love of the Word has led her to evangelize and teach kingdom principles. She believes in God to answer
prayer and leads several prayer meetings each week and conducts shut-ins. She has spoken at Jurisdictional Women’s Conventions,
Morning Manna, Jurisdictional Convocations, various revivals, and retreats. She loves the Gospel and believes that God saves to the
utmost. She believes that deliverance is available to any soul who seeks the Lord. She has written a book, entitled, “Open Your Mouth”,
to encourage God’s people to agree with God.
Lady Lyles and Bishop Lyles have been married for 27 years and are the proud parents of Ashley. Lady Lyles is first lady of the
Greater Emmanuel Ministries Church of God In Christ and Greater Maryland First Jurisdiction. She works closely with her husband in
ministry to serve the people of the Lord.
Her prayer continues to be that she may know Christ, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering, being made
conformable to His death (Philippians 3:10 rev).