About Joy 4 Life Ministry

Joy4Life Ministry founded by Sandra Reese Jolla is established to share the goodness of God's Word in ministry to those in need of inspiration, motivation and encouragement.


Lady Sandra Reese Jolla, a nationally acclaimed best-seller author who spent over 35 years in corporate America has a unique way of using the skills developed to challenge and uplift her audience.  Professionally, she is a veteran business woman, having retired from IBM after 32 years and  Comerica Bank after 8 years.  She challenges her listeners   to discover the goodness of Christ as they move through the seasons of Life.  


Her energetic and real world approach, challenges her audiences to understand God's Word, while discovering God's purpose for their lives.  A native of Alabama, she recognizes and shares how God's hand of love, protection and promise has been upon her life as she moved from the inner city projects, to corporate America and to the role of "First Lady" ministering along with her husband, Rev. Dr. Michael A. Jolla, Senior Pastor of the "Exciting" West End Baptist Church.


Her first 'solo' authored book, "The Joy in my Journey with Cancer" is an Amazon Best Seller and best inspirational books and can be found on Amazon.com.  Her passion for young women has motivated her as she works with debutantes across the State of Texas through the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas-Women and Girls Conference as Debutante Coordinator.  She is currently writing her second book "Becoming Young Women of Excellence: By Godly Design" which focuses on Biblical standards, etiquette and social graces for young women.  She is also co-authoring a "Baptist Church New Member Orientation" book with her husband. 


She has challenged many audiences with her proclamation of God's Word through such presentations as:


  • Beware of Joy Jerkers

  • I Shall Recover my Dignity

  • The Seasons of a Woman's Life

  • Radical Faith

  • Taking the "LEAD" in Leadership

  • Balancing the Balls as a 21st Century Woman

  • Is God Happy with your Service?

  • Living a Sanctified Life

  • Power Up!

  • Reviving the TOTAL Woman

  • Women of Faith - A Biblical Exposition

  • Running for the Prize

  • Building on One Foundation

  • Becoming a Single Woman of Excellence

  • Single and Satisfied

  • Developing the LEADER in YOU



Sandra  has achieved many accolades and awards both professionally, civically and on the Spiritual front, including IBM Distinguished Performer,  Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas recognized her as a “Leadership and Legacy honoree in 2006; and with their ‘Hannah’ award in 2008; Business Professional Woman of the Year- North Dallas Professional Business Women in 2005, elected as an “Outstanding Woman” in the DFW area by the National Council of Negro Women, Minnie Winslow Page Section, April 2004; 1st Black Woman to receive the ‘Key to the City’ of Greenville, Texas for city wide community and humanitarian involvement;  featured in Rita Morgan’s book, ‘Come Sunday Morning’.  She  is actively engaged with the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas Women and Girls Conference where she serves as Debutante Coordinator for the past 10 years, and writer and presenter on the Leadership development team for 11 years.


It is her pleasure to have an opportunity to speak with event planners or spiritual coordinators to see how she can add value to your women conferences  and events.  To request booking: www.womenspeakers.com/united-states/san-antonio/speaker/sandra-jolla


Her motto is JOY!  Jesus, Others, Yourself!

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"The Joy of the Lord is my strength"

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