Apostle Dr. Lyrica Joy Smith
God’s “SONG of JOY”
Apostle, Speaker, Teacher, Missionary, Seminary Professor, Prophet, Church Planter, Bishop, Artistic Director,Worship Leader, Professional Dancer, Choreorgapher, and Friend of God
Behind the Ministry is the Woman
"You see, they were like brother and sister,very close and good friends......He became uncontrollable, forced and raped my 95 lb. mother.She was devastated, he was ashamed..."
It was a miracle that she actually had me because she was not, according to the doctors, physically able to have children. She did however conceive one daughter and another daughter ten years after the first. It was believed that it would be physically impossible for her to conceive another child. Noting also that nine years before my birth there was a son that was a still birth and did not make it. As she found herself part of the divorced women population, she bravely raised two girls while pursuing her college education as a single woman in the 1960's. So when she found herself pregnant with me, I'm sure, although we never discussed it, she had to be thinking how and why. She was, however, most certainly receiving pressure to have me aborted from doctors, friends and family.
Seven months later, I was born Lyrica Joy, a name given by God to my mom which means "Song of Joy". God even gave my mom a song to sing to this little premature baby born with a hole in her heart, weighing less than 4 lbs. and very sickly, called "Joy Song." I can still hear her singing it to me! Isn't it ironic that a baby conceived of rape would be ALIVE and called a "Song of Joy"!?! It is written..."According as He has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love:" Eph. 1:4 It is also written..."Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." Jer. 1:5. Hallelujah! Because of His love, a child any chosen child can come to Him, serve Him, and be loved by Him and made without blame before Him!"
Inside the Woman is the Word
Apostle (Bishop) Dr. Lyrica Smith is the Founding pastor of The International Church for ALL Nations, an apostolic church, and covers over 31 additional churches in the USA and around the world. Dr. Lyrica Joy is the founder of INTO ALL THE WORLD Churches and Ministerial Fellowship providing ordinations, mentoring, training and fellowship for many independent churches and para-church ministries and ministers. Dr. Lyrica Joy holds a Doctor of Theology Degree. with an emphasis in Judaic Studies from Living Savior Bible Institute. Dr. Lyrica Joy is a consecrated Apostle and International Bishop. Apostle Dr. Lyrica Joy is a sought after International Worship Leader, Seminary Educator , Missions Leader, Educator, and Crusades Preacher of the Gospel in the USA and around the world and has ministered in over fourty-two countries including Israel, Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, England, France, Albania, Finland, Kenya, Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Switzerland, Mexico, Germany, Croatia, Barbados, and across the United States.
Apostle Dr. Lyrica Joy, "Song of Joy" as she is affectionately called by God and those that know her, is a minister with a call to unite and heal the Body of Christ, of racism, denominational division, and lives filled with less than total victory given to us through Christ Jesus! Dr. Lyrica Joy shares openly and honestly her walk with the Lord to help others heal and to find purpose in life's difficult situations. Her candid teaching sessions have helped thousands across the globe come into a deeper revelation of God's presence throughout the tough and seemingly lonely times in their lives.
Apostle Dr. Lyrica Joy has a strong prophetic and deliverance anointing which is powerfully released during her passionate worship in dance or song unto God. Her passion is for everyone on the earth to have a dynamic worship experience with God, her motto is
“One experience with God will change your life ...FOREVER!”
A natural for media ministry, Dr. Lyrica Joy can be heard every weekday morning on her radio broadcast “JOY TO THE WORLD with Dr. Lyrica Joy“ Dr. Lyrica Joy has appeared frequently on the Trinity Broadcasting Networks'(TBN) "Praise the Lord" program for her ability to inspire others and release the Joy of the Lord!
A native Ohioan, Dr. Lyrica Joy, is a professional dancer with a New York tour, numerous music videos, choreographer of musicals, stage cantatas, industrials and televised music award shows to her credit. She was a staff choreographer with two record labels in the start of the music video boom. Very much a Broadway baby, she has choreographed over 20 musicals, among them are The Sound of Music, L’il Abner, Annie Get Your Gun! 42nd Street, Teen and Godspell to name a few of her favorites. She was the choreographer and principal dancer for the televised Midwest Music Awards and the choreographer for six national commercials. Dr. Lyrica Joy was a featured dancer at Prophetess Juanita Bynum’s Threshing Floor Conference at the Georgia Dome and recently she was the principal dancer and the choreographer for the televised Anointed Pages Gospel Music Awards for The WORD Network.
Apostle Dr. Lyrica Joy has been in full-time ministry for over sixteen years. This has lead to her founding Kingdom Institute International School of Theological Studies offering accredited online biblical degrees from Associate through Doctorate. and Kingdom Institute International for the Visual and Performing Arts.Kingdom Institute International for the Visual and Performing Arts has a vision to "Return the Creation to the Creator" and "To Prepare Artists for the Ministry". This is done by the combination of excellent technical training and teaching of the Word of God, The Holy Scriptures concerning the arts, as tools for evangelism, worship, praise and deliverance! Lyrica is the international president and founder of The International Christian Artists Network; an organization dedicated to networking artisans around the world!
Apostle Dr.Lyrica Joy has recently been celebrated and named to the 2010 "INTERNATIONAL Who's Who in Dance" by the International Dance Council - CID of The UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC and CULTURAL ORGANIZATION. This organization is the official umbrella for dance world-wide and is the Cultural organization for the United Nations. The UNESCO a non-Christian organization recognizes Dr. Lyrica Joy for her world-wide contribution to dance as a Master Jazz Dance Teacher and her international contribution to the excellence and transformation of Christian dance.
A mentor at heart, Apostle Dr. Lyrica Joy has personally trained many of her private students on to their own successful dance careers. Her students include the JR. STAR SEARCH CHAMPIONS, a back-up dancer for the DESTINY CHILD’S “SAY MY NAME” WORLD TOUR, Lead dancer for BEYONCE's B-Day Tour and Horizon Wireless Ads, many National Individual Jazz Dance Champions and ALL-AMERICANS and a final round audition pick for DISNEY’S LION KING BROADWAY PRODUCTION. She is known as a dream maker, because all of her private students have gone on to audition and get into the most prestigious dance schools and contract jobs.
Apostle Dr. Lyrica Joy believes in the blessings of deliverance in dance as a form of worship and spiritual warfare. With a call to unite the Body of Christ, Dr. Lyrica Joy is used as a tool of God to birth worship arts ministries world-wide! Lyrica has many teaching audio and video tape series to help the Body of Christ grow in the knowledge of and have a better relationship with God and one another. Dr. Lyrica's teaching ministry is of church planting, dance instruction, presentation, pageantry, worship and the teaching and preaching of the Word of God. She is HIS beloved BRIDE and Helpmeet.