Pastor Josephine Martha Yei Lansana – Woman in the Community Award

Pastor Josephine Martha Yei Lansana commonly known as Pastor Martha, was born to Christian parents, the last of six children. She did her early education in Freetown, Sierra Leone before migrating to the UK. She started her nursing profession in critical care with the Lewisham NHS Trust unto 2016. She further obtained her BSc degree in Clinical Nursing from Greenwich University in August 2014 and is currently working in East Kent NHS Trust.

Pastor Martha had taken a distinct path to walk with God starting out as a devoted member of the “Christians in Action” Fellowship in Freetown from the early age of 14. This was the start of her life-long journey in serving God, which has been the hallmark of her life.

Today, Pastor Martha is the Assistant Pastor of Wisdom Sanctuary UK, Founder and CEO of Women of Valour Ministry, dedicated to providing for the welfare of orphans, widows and Maternity care in UK and Africa since 2016. Her yearly food hamper campaign for the poor of Lewisham Borough continues and her borehole initiative underway in 3 regions of Sierra Leone will provide clean water for over 30 thousand people. This is her heartbeat and part of her redemptive assignment, working tirelessly behind the scenes, intentionally avoiding the recognition and spotlight but making noteworthy impact regardless. Her regular trips to Sierra Leone keep her abreast of the needs of her growing community she is serving.

The Women of Valour ministry is also dedicated to uplifting women to maximize their God-given roles as mothers and life givers, entrepreneurs, and businesswomen from a God-centred approach.    Pastor Martha a regular speaker at Women conferences and seminars and a Spiritual Mother to countless others in the UK, Africa and the USA.

Although, Pastor Martha is well known for her unwavering faith and tireless promotion of the gospel, she is very married to her husband Pastor Foday Lansana of 18 years and blessed with six children who are the love of her life.