Reverend Lurah Bean was born in Tulsa, OK to Willie Mae and the late Herbert McGill, Sr. She was the middle child of 6 siblings, and was definitely a daddy’s girl. She attended Booker T. Washington High School and was the first student to sing a Gospel song on the school talent show. The song “Twelve Gates to the City” was well received by her peers who gave a standing ovation for the rendition. Reverend Bean also attended Tulsa University and Oklahoma Baptist University.
Early in Reverend Bean’s life, it was clear that God had a special calling on her life. She worked in many various ministries throughout the years and accepted her call to preach the Gospel in 1988 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Tulsa, OK while serving under the leadership of Pastor Melvin Bailey. She was licensed to preach in 1988 and was Ordained in the Gospel Ministry in 1990. She moved to Minneapolis in 1991 after being laid off from the State of Oklahoma.
In 1997, she became a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist (FMBC) under the leadership of Pastor Albert Gallmon, Jr. In 2006 she was called as Assistant to the Pastor at FMBC where she now serves as Associate Pastor. Reverend Bean has used her gifts in the areas of pastoral care, counsel, teaching and hospitality. Many lives have been touched as she has ministered to the needs of God’s people.
Reverend Bean is the widow of the late Reverend Tommy H. Bean. She is the mother of four children, grandmother of 10, great-grandmother of 2 and 2 great-granddaughters called in their infancy to be with the Lord.