Understanding the Ways of God

by Rev. Lelia Burgess
Kingdom Self-Publishing Services
Largo, MD

(c) 2004 Lelia Burgess
124 pages

0-9764530-0-2 (paperback)

Price: US$12.00 / CAN $21.00


About the Author --

Rev. Lelia Burgess is an Associate Minister of the Galilee Baptist Church located in Suitland , Maryland , where the Rev. Dr. Lloyd T. McGriff is the pastor. Accepting her call to ministry, she preached her first public message in June 1992, and subsequently was licensed as an evangelist. Rev. Burgess was licensed as a Minister of the Gospel in December 1993, and ordained as a Reverend to the ministry in October 1998 by the former pastor of Galilee , the late Rev. Dr. Eugene Weathers.

At present, Rev. Burgess serves on the Ministerial Staff, the Church Anniversary Committee, the Outreach/Prison Ministry, and the Pastoral Care Ministry for the Sick and Shut-in at Galilee Baptist Church . In addition, Rev. Burgess has served as the Chairperson of the Membership Department for eighteen years, as a Deaconess on the Deaconess Board for twelve years, as a Sunday School Teacher for five years, and as a member of the E. W. Chorale for sixteen years.

Born and raised in Scotland Neck, North Carolina , Rev. Burgess moved to the Washington , D.C. metropolitan area after graduating from high school to pursue an education in business. She completed four years of ministry training in the Elijah Academy of Galilee Baptist Church, being taught by the late Rev. Dr. Weathers, founder and instructor. Currently, she is pursuing the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Pastoral Ministry at Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Capitol Heights , Maryland .

An anointed and spirit-filled woman of God, Rev. Burgess has preached at numerous churches throughout the Washington , D.C. , area. She understands and believes that, “man does not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord” (Luke 4:4). Rev. Burgess is excited to have the opportunity to proclaim the Gospel wherever and whenever God provides the opportunity.

Rev. Burgess and her husband, Deacon Levine Burgess, reside just outside Washington , D.C. They are the proud parents of three beautiful daughters: LaTonya, Lolita, and Lakesha.


Rev. Lelia Burgess


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