Padriana Grace, Founder of JCCML—Jesus Christ Changed My Life. Padriana Grace is a native of Rockford, Illinois. At the age of 10, Padriana relocated to Utah with her family when her father was offered a new job opportunity. She experienced early on the challenges of being a 1% black individual in a predominantly white state. She learned early lessons on facing insecurity and low self-esteem; she applies those life changing lessons in her life today. Padriana moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2014 to further her education. She is a graduate from Clark Atlanta University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Today, she lives in Georgia and is a passionate 2nd grade teacher, blogger, and writer.
It is my honor that you have made your way to my website. When I founded JCMML, it was as if God was taking me through a spiritual pregnancy. I could feel myself carrying something so precious inside of me. When I reflect on my story, who I’ve been, where I’ve been, and what I’ve seen, the only words to sum up my life would be—Jesus Christ Changed My Life. I’ve been insecure, mean, broken, lost, and empty. I’ve chased many things to fulfill emptiness and ran to sin to numb pain. But God. By the Grace of God, He changed my life and I owe it to Him to share His goodness. If you remember anything from me, remember this—there is reason behind every season, and purpose behind your pain.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” -Romans 8:28