• Beauty For Ashes Ministry, Inc.

    Isaiah 61:1-4

  • About Us

    Beauty For Ashes Ministry, INC exists to empower people to live free (from abuse) through the mandates of Isaiah 61:1-4.


    By reaching out a helping hand, we aim to educate, advocate and eradicate domestic violence.

    Bridging the gap between the secular and the sacred. 

    At Beauty For Ashes Ministry, INC we provide a Biblical perspective on violence by addressing religious issues frequently raised in matters of abuse. Additionally, we provide resources and spiritual support to victims and their families. For clergy and lay leaders, we offer training through various educational venues such as workshops, seminars and conferences.


    We also partner with local domestic violence agencies to ensure effective ministry to victims and their families; thus, bridging the gap between the sacred and the secular.

  • Leadership

    Rev. Marguerite Lee....................President/Founder

    Paulette Heath Newby...................Treasurer

    Danielle Erwin.............................................Secretary

    Pamela Pate-Franklin....................................Board Member

    Minister Debora Blakney.......................................Board Member

    Pastor Ekemini Ibanga.........................Board Member

    Tony Porter......................................................Advisor

    Keith Smith.....................................................Advisor

  • Why We Exist

    1 in 4

    females will be the victims of domestic violence in their lifetimes.


    of victims are female.


    of men who are murdered each year are killed by their female partners in self-defense.


    of the incidents of domestic violence go unreported.


    women are beaten to death each year.


    of American women are safer on the streets than in their own home.

    Every 15 seconds

    a woman is abused by an intimate partner.

    1.5 million

    high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.


    of college students say they have been sexually coerced.



    is when violent behavior typically begins


    of teens in abusive relationships ever report being abused.


    of parents cannot correctly identify signs of abuse.

  • What We Do

    Pamper Me Day

    Each year, Beauty For Ashes Ministry, INC host a "Pamper Me Day" for residents of Charlotte Mecklenburg Battered Women's Shelter.


    The women enjoy free manicures, facial and makeup application tutorials as well as massages, haircuts and glamor shots. The children enjoy age appropriate games and activities before rejoining their mothers for dinner and dessert.


    By providing a safe environment for both the women and their children to be pampered and loved, we aim to show the love of Christ and remind these women of their worth.


    If you are interested in supporting our next Pamper Me Day, please contact us at beaut4ashesmin@aol.com




    Beauty For Ashes Ministry, INC offers a variety of workshops, presentations, keynotes and trainings for the faith community and beyond. All trainings are geared towards the audience.


    Topics for discussion are:

    • Domestic Violence Awareness
    • Domestic Violence and the Church
    • Teen Dating Relationships
    • Child Abuse Awareness




    Beauty For Ashes Ministry, INC. has a curriculum specifically designed to help churches launch their own domestic violence ministry.


    For more information on this curriculum and how to set up a training for your church (clergy or lay leaders), please contact us directly.

    Ongoing Events

    We are continually collecting items for donation to local battered women and other domestic violence and sexual assault agencies.

  • Resources




    • North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence - visit online at www.nccadv.org
    • Police 911 (emergencies)
    • Mecklenburg County CCS Prevention and Intervention Services- call at 704-336-3210
    • Safe Alliance Hope Line - call at 980-771-4673
    • Baitul Hemayah, Inc - call at 704-249-3790
  • The Purple Corner



    The month of July is quickly passing away. We have celebrated the 4th of July and all of its victories and triumph of the past. However, each day that we are still on God’s green earth we are victorious. So today, I share this prayer of victory to get us through the month of July.


    Almighty God, you have brought us through Covid in 2020 and almost out of Covid in 2021. Praise God for His desire for keeping us alive. That says that you God, still have work for us to do.


    Thank you God for taking us through seen and unseen dangers. Your word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. There is none like you Oh God. I have seen you take me from a car wreck with no bruises, no pain and no soreness, to only a total lost car.


    Lord I know what you can do. We can be victorious in your name. You have given us the strength to do all things well. You have brought us out of darkness into the marvelous light. You only ask that we seek you first and all of these other things will be granted unto us.


    There is no sickness Lord you can’t heal. If we can have it you God can heal it. You are Jehovah- Rapha- The God who heals. There is no financial problem you can’t fix. We just have to believe in you, our Jehovah Jireh, our provider, the one who takes care of all our needs.


    Yeah thou we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we shall fear no evil because you walk with us, you talk with us and tell us we are your own. You have been with us through storms and brought us through troubled waters, hurricanes after hurricanes and we are still here.


    Yes Lord, we are victorious because you have supplied all of our needs according to your riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Thank you God for loving us. Thank you God for when we didn’t know how we were going to make it you showed up.


    Thank you God for every wrong decision we made and you helped us to correct it. Thank you God for just being you. Just like David, God, who prayed, waited, listened, and then acted, we too, shall do the same thing.

    Continue to keep us in the palm of your hands. Never let us go. Watch over us day and night. Reveal in us what you would have us to bring, man, woman, boy and girl to your kingdom and we will forever give you the praise, for we walk victorious in Jesus name.


    Amen, Amen, Amen.



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