Ashley Nichole (Myrick) Bellamy serves beside her husband, The Rev. Brian Odem Bellamy, as the First Lady of The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Hamden, CT. She is a native of Columbia, Maryland, born to Mr. & Mrs. Kim and Gabrielle Myrick. She is also the granddaughter of the Late Lt. Col. Gordon Meredith Rapier, a Tuskegee Airman.
Sis. Bellamy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology, and from Boston University School of Medicine as a Medical Doctor (M.D.). Presently, she is an OBGYN (Obstetrics and Gynecology) Resident at Bridgeport Hospital: Yale-New Haven Health System.
Sis. Bellamy gave her life to Christ at the age of 15 at the Reid Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church in Glenn Dale, Maryland, under the leadership of the Rev. Lee P. Washington. In Boston, she was an active member of the Aletheia Church, where she served as Children’s Church Teacher, a Community Group Leader, and on the Environment Team.
She loves the Lord and is a true worshiper, whose desire is to be used by Him. She gives God all of the glory for what He has done, is doing, and will do in her life.