Elect Lady Leatha Wright
Elect Lady Leatha Wright is a native of Andrews, South Carolina. Born February 19, 1948, she is the eldest of eleven children of the late Ben and Trudy Mae Shackleford. Baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost at the age of twelve, she received her foundational training at Hines Chapel Holiness Church under the leadership of the late District Elder David Evans.
Since the humble beginnings of Emmanuel Temple in 1981, First Lady Wright has worked diligently alongside her husband, Bishop Marion E. Wright, Sr. Together they have played an integral role in winning many souls to Christ and the start of new ministries. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors and as the President of the Women of Grace Ministries. She is also the founder of “Women of Choice,” a fellowship dedicated to promoting unity and sisterhood. In addition to her duties at her home church, she is a licensed minister with the North Carolina State Council; an active member of the North Carolina State Council Pastor’s and Minister’s Wives Auxiliary and the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Minister’s Wives Association.
Greatly admired over the years, as a woman of wisdom, elegance and grace, she has received numerous accolades for her commitment to the church and community including, “First Lady of the Month Award” by the Christian Career and Business Women of America, Inc. and the prestigious “Overflow Woman Award.”
The essence of a Proverbs 31 Woman, these virtues have allowed her to encourage and empower all whom come in contact with her. She shares a passion for ministering to the needs of every woman, with a special desire in helping ministers’ wives and married couples. A phenomenal speaker, writer and altar worker, God has gifted her to be an inspiration and spiritual mentor to many.
Although Lady Wright is a woman who gives much to the Body of Christ, she ultimately strives to be the best wife, mother and grandmother she can be. First Lady Wright has been married to Bishop Wright for 41 years. Their union is blessed with five children and four beautiful grandchildren.