Elaine is an author, speaker, and blogger who is reaching out to help Christian women in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia fully internalize their faith and effectively demonstrate Jesus’ transformative power. In doing so, she hopes to empower the next generation of Christian women leaders to be passionate mentors to women everywhere. She established Transforming Love Ministries™ LLC in early 2016.
Elaine is structuring TLM to be a leading for-profit enterprise that works toward:
Elaine has maintained an active blog since early 2014. She self-published her first book, Love Echoed Back, in August 2014. Of late, she has been networking with local area churches, serving in a speaking capacity. Her Facebook page is @ElaineLankfordTLM.
Raised in a traditional Christian home, Elaine always knew Jesus existed. She came to faith early in life. Many times she had heard the words of John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” Yet something was still missing, something lost in the translation. Several years ago, Elaine came to realize that knowing was not necessarily equal to understanding, and so she began to seek a real, heartfelt relationship with Christ. Not a casual acquaintance, but a meaningful relationship with her Savior. The words penned by the Apostle John would soon jump off the pages of the Bible and a passion for finding the life would ignite within her.
Prior to entering ministry, Elaine was a professional nurse. She dedicated the first half of her clinical career to the field of Oncology and the second half to the area of Pain Management. Later, she transitioned out of the clinical arena into a nonclinical advisory role in the area of medical record documentation, coding, and auditing.
In addition to ministry work, Elaine has formed Lankford Consulting and Communications, which is a leadership development company. She is a Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer, and Speaker through the John Maxwell Team. In that vein, she serves as a board member of the Christian Business Coalition of Hampton Roads, which strives to provide Christian business owners leadership education and training.