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.

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.


Elaine is a Dynamic Speaker!

Elaine’s greatest joy is communicating God’s word and demonstrating the transformative power of Christ’s love through her own personal testimony.

Elaine was born and raised in Suffolk, Virginia and continues to reside there with Darrell, her husband of 25 years. Darrell has worked in the ship building and repair industry for over 25 years. Their son, Nicholas, is attending college and will be earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts with special emphasis on foreign language.

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