Lisa Miller Autry gave her life to Jesus Christ in October 1988, accepted her call to ministry in October 1998, and was ordained as a minister in January 2004. Lisa has served in a wide range of leadership functions and mentoring roles at Christ Community, where her husband, Dr. Terrence Autry, is the Lead Pastor. She currently gives oversight to the Christ Community’s Leadership Development & Ministry Mobilization ministries, as well as the church’s finance function. Lisa preaches and teaches in churches and conferences nationally and abroad; was featured in Precious Times magazine as one of its “50 Faithful” and was a contributing devotional writer to Aspire: The New Women of Color Study Bible published by Zondervan. In January 2020, Lisa completed her first book, Holy Borrowers: Equipping Church Leaders for Building Finance, expected to be released in the summer of 2020.
In April 2019, Lisa retired from a 30+ year banking career where she most recently served as Senior Vice President | Dallas Market Manager for a $38 billion banking organization. In that capacity, she led a team of commercial bankers in providing financial services to businesses and non-profits in the Dallas Metroplex. Lisa now serves as a consultant to non-profit and for-profit organizations through her own firm, Acceleration Advisors, LLC (www.accelerationadvisors.com). Lisa recently led a team of 20 women from Christ Community in hosting a women’s empowerment conference in Koforidua, Ghana. Lisa is a native New Yorker who can be counted on to cut to the chase and tell you the truth.
Lisa’s educational background includes a Master’s degree in Cross-Cultural Ministries from Dallas Theological Seminary, an M.B.A. degree in Finance & Marketing from The Anderson School of Management at UCLA, and a B.A. degree in Economics from Brown University. She has served on numerous boards, including the “Circle of Friends” Board for New Friends New Life, Dallas Leadership Foundation and the Executive Committee of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, and currently is the Chairwoman of Let’s Elevate, Inc.
Lisa’s heartfelt passion and commitment lie in helping individuals, companies, and communities “get where they’re going” for the Glory of God. She desires that every person know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, that they might fully experience His love, purpose, and power in their lives.