The Reverend Alyce Spells Kelly is an ordained Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) since 1995. Born in a religious family she is a PK (Preacher’s Kid) who was brought up in the church and taught the responsibility of contributing to church and society. Her ministerial call includes releasing the Word of God in preaching and teaching, mentoring, counseling, and writing. Alyce was called out of retirement January 2022 to serve as Transitional Pastor at South End Church in Charlotte, NC. She is also a conference speaker and Bible Study teacher, contributor to ecumenical and interdenominational churches, and both secular and Christian organizations. The Eighth Day is her second book. The Golden Boom, A Message of Hope and Promise to the Baby Boomer Generation is her first book.
Alyce did her undergraduate studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA and earned a Master of Divinity degree in the Psychology of Religion from Johnson C. Smith Seminary at The Interdenominational Theological Center. Known as “Rev” to many she has mentored, she is a dynamic speaker and writer with the ability to connect with her audience and readers in ways that communicate her understanding of life, and its malady of issues and concerns. Her authenticity enables her to walk with others in what she considers their sacred spaces. Her compassion lends itself to partnership, particularly, with those who may be hurting or healing from experiences of life. Always hopeful, Alyce is known to carry God’s love and light to others in dire situations, or to those looking for biblical answers and solutions, or just simply looking for God.
Known as an encourager, Alyce seeks to empower others to live in the light of God and to fulfill their divine destiny. A native of Cleveland Ohio she now lives in North Carolina. Alyce has two adult sons and one grandson living in Atlanta Georgia.