ABOUT THE PODCAST
Hosts Deborah Joy Winans and Lyvonne Briggs take us to a whole new kind of church every week. Anchored by transparent testimonies, Sanctified centers the real, raw questions and conversations Black women have about faith and spirituality. Whether you’re churched, unchurched or church adjacent, Sanctified is the safe sacred space where nothing is taboo.
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MEET THE HOSTS
Born in Detroit into
“The First Family of Gospel,”
Deborah Joy spent her youth resisting the Winans' musical legacy. In fact, her heart was leading her down another path: acting. In 2016, Deborah Joy got a call from Oprah Winfrey with news that she was cast in a starring role on OWN’s original drama Greenleaf. Since then, Deborah Joy has continued to hone her craft as an actress while embracing her roots as the next generation of Winans singers.
NYC native, Lyvonne is a body and sex-positive womanist preacher, speaker and coach. She's also an author of her forthcoming debut book, Sensual Faith: The Art of Coming Home to Your Body. Briggs is the Founder of Beautiful Scars, a healing-centered storytelling agency focused on fostering pleasure and resiliency. She has been featured in ESSENCE, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, and Sojourners named her one of “11 Women Shaping the Church.”