Dr. Dorothy J. Lucas was born in Mississippi, reared in the Englewood Community of Chicago by her Christian parents, Garvie and Elizabeth Lucas Sr., both now deceased. At twelve years of age, Dr. Lucas accepted Christ during a revival meeting at the Englewood Church of God, where her family were members. She is the fifth child in a family of 10 children.Dr. Lucas has demonstrated a strong commitment to her Lord and community. She earned her medical degree from the Rosalind Franklind University UHS/ The Chicago Medical School. She is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist, Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Lucas earned a Masters in Public Health Degree from the University of Illinois. Recently she earned the Doctorate in Ministry Degree from The Colorado Theological Seminary. Active in her community, Dr. Lucas currently serves as the membership chair person of the Southside Branch of the NAACP. In the past she has served as an Executive Committee member, 1st vice-president and president of this Branch of the NAACP. Dr. Lucas has served as chair person of the Work Force Committee with the Chicago Medical Society as well as with the Illinois State Medical Society, as a member of the Legal Committee. She is also a charter member of the National Consortium of Black Women in Ministry. Dr. Lucas is concerned with the increased violence; the incarceration of our young men and women; the rising HIV/AIDS epidemic, and the rising illiteracy rate among our youth. She emphatically states that Jesus is the answer to all our concerns and needs. These are the issues that catapulted Dr. Lucas into developing a desire to minister spiritually to the needs of a suffering people. Additionally, she works as a solo private physician, who is proactive in addressing the health disparities, which exist in all communities.