The First Lady
Lady LaeLana (Young) Booker, is the faithful First Lady of New Day Community Church. She was born on October 2, 1978, the only girl and middle sibling of two brothers (Royce and Darius deceased). Sis Booker grew up in the small town of Milan, Michigan attending the Milan area schools where she graduated with honors in 1996. She was a faithful member of Bethlehem Temple Church of Milan, Michigan under the spiritual leadership of Pastor, Dewey Eubanks, Sr. with her mother (Sis. Deborah Young). It was under this ministry in which she was baptized in the Name of Jesus at an early age and years later received the gift of the Holy Ghost as a teenager in 1997. Sister Booker was always a faithful and willing worker in her home church even as a youth, working in any capacity necessary; be it Sunday School Teacher; Assistant Secretary; Panelist for Women’s Conference; or assisting in the kitchen during large events.
It was in her youth that she learned the meaning of missionary and evangelism as she at the tender age of 4 traveled from church to church with her grandmother National and International Evangelist Annabella Cooper (deceased) on speaking engagements. First lady and her older brother grew up learning how to assist their mother with the home care of youngest sibling (Darius) while dealing with sickle cell complications and as a teenager also alternated weeks with her brother to act as companion for aging great grandmother (Mother Ovell Cargill deceased).
In July 1998 Sister LaeLana made her move to the city of Lexington, KY with her mother and youngest brother, making her new church home at Greater Soul Deliverance Tabernacle under the leadership of the late Honorable Bishop Lucian D. Booker, Sr.
On March 13, 1999, Sister Booker married then Deacon Lucian D. Booker, Jr. and are now the proud parents of three lovely children (NaShayla, Shannon and Lucian "Tre'", III). Learning to deal with much from the on-set of their marriage, Sister Booker’s youngest brother (Darius) passed only four days after her wedding and the following year Deacon Booker lost his oldest sister (Sherry Jean). Sister Booker has proved faithful through every trial and stood firm by her husband’s side even while dealing with the care, illness and passing of his father (2009), and then taking in and caring for First Lady Emeritus Mary Booker after the loss of her husband. Since marrying Dist. Elder Booker, First Lady has worked with the Youth and Young Adults, Soul Mission Cell Ministry, the Praise Team, singing group Deliverance, the choir, and both the Youth and Marriage Retreats.
Today, First Lady is the leader and founder of “Women of Destiny”, where she exhibits both leadership abilities and the inspiration to proclaim holiness to a generation of women that must despite circumstance enter into God’s high place.