Lisa Barnes was born in Tucson, AZ, and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2006, she graduated from Point Park University, receiving her bachelor’s degree in business administration. Lisa furthered her education and professional career by attending Geneva College and receiving her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership in 2015. During this time, she answered God’s call on her life and became a licensed minister in 2012. Lisa is the author of 2 books, Let’s Talk Goals and She’s A Praya, and lent her experience to a third, Scenes from a Single Mom Volume 2: Love, Loss & Legacy. She is currently working on a third book, to be released fall 2021. Lisa is the daughter of Bruser Jackson, Sr. and Theresa Barnes, and the proud mother of twins Genesis and Christopher, 20, and Timothy, 13.
In 2020 while the world was facing a global pandemic unlike anything experienced in the last century, Lisa was without worry. God called her to prayer and during her prayer time, God spoke clearly to her – His words, She’s A Praya. What began as a 3-month journal has morphed into a Christian lifestyle brand that combines prayer, fashion, and spiritual transformation. Through her brand, Lisa has been able to reach many lives, offering uplifting videos, quotes, and practical application of God’s word. She’s A Praya seeks to build a community for the modern Proverbs 31 woman. One of the ways this is accomplished is through a virtual bi-monthly meeting called Let’s Talk and Pray. Through this meeting, Lisa has created a space of sisterhood where they deep dive into topics that affect women of faith in this culture and climate. She’s A Praya celebrated its one-year anniversary on April 28, 2021 and is steadily growing and expanding its influence.Through her dedication to hard work and a little tough love, Lisa enjoys helping others in achieving their business goals. Having faced some of life’s hardest challenges – becoming a mother at 17 and being a young adult breast cancer survivor, Lisa is able to unearth shared experiences with women she encounters and use those similarities to minister to them and bring them closer to God. Lisa is confident that she was able to withstand the trials she faced because of her steadfast faith in Christ. It is her faith that reminds her that she will make it whenever she is confronting another obstacle in life. Lisa stands on the scripture of her business, Proverbs 31:25, “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”