The daughter of Robert L. and Gracie J. Utley, Elder Lois Collier was born and raised in Jackson, TN. She has five sisters and three brothers. Elder Collier attended South Side Junior High and South Side High School and graduated in 1983. She attended Jackson State Community College, majoring in Office Administration, and graduated from JSCC in 1989. From there, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Religious Arts in Theology, from Jacksonville Theological Seminary, in 1996.
She met the love of her life, Gerald F. Collier, during her school years. They were married in 1991 and are still celebrating their love for each other.
A business owner, Elder Collier is a seamstress. She enjoys creating home décor, such as pillows curtains, comforters, and altering clothing. She loves to work with her husband on upholstery projects. Most importantly, she enjoys meeting new people. This, of course, also opens the door for her to be a witness for Christ. Her business has afforded her the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life.
A proud member of Cane Creek Missionary Baptist Church, in Jackson, TN, Elder Collier accepted Jesus Christ into her life as a young girl at Cane Creek. Having accepted the call to preach the Gospel, she received her license on November 13, 1994. Under the leadership of Apostle Larry W. Robinson, she was ordained an Elder on May 26, 1996. She continues to serve under the leadership of Apostle Larry W. and Prophetess Teresa A. Robinson.
Her gifts have been used to serve in several helps ministries, including the Youth Department, Praise and Worship Ministry, Evangelism Team, Bus Ministry and Prayer Ministry. She currently oversees the Prayer Ministry of Cane Creek Church.
Most importantly, Elder Collier loves the Lord! She has a great desire to pray for the souls of men. The mandate on her life can best be described by the Word she preaches, teaches and lives as found in Luke 4:18. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.”