Dr. Dionne Flot Brister was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 1, 1963. She was raised in uptown New Orleans. She attended McDonogh 28 Junior High School and is a graduate of Eleanor McMain Senior High School. She pursued academic excellence by attending Delgado Community College earning an Associate Degree in Business Management.
Dr. Brister has served as the First Lady of the Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral since July 1993. She is married to Bishop Darryl S. Brister and is the loving mother of five beautiful children.
Dr. Brister earned her Professor's Degree from Friends International Christian University on September 24, 1999. On February 18, 2001 she received her license to preach under the leadership of Bishop Darryl S. Brister. Her first tape series entitled, "It's Just a Pit Stop" was released in 2002.
Girls Are Talkin' Young and Adult Christian Sorority, is a Non-Profit Organization established in March 2002 by Dr. Brister. The goal is to help educate, encourage and enhance the lives of youth and young adults.
She received her Doctoral Degree from the Darryl S. Brister Theological Seminary in June 2003. In September 2003, she became a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to advocate for rights of abused and neglected children.
She is the Overseer of the Women's Ministry of Beacon Light International Ministries, Beacon Light Church of New Orleans, Houma, Hammond, Baton Rouge, and Haiti at New Orleans, Louisiana.
In April 2005, Dr. Brister was included in the National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals and appeared in the 2005-2006 Edition.
Dr. Brister's hunger to win souls for Christ is transparent through the life she lives for God. Her encouragement to all women is to follow The Christ that is on the inside of her which is the Hope of Glory in becoming a God-fearing woman!
Our First Lady