Minister Deborah Lynn Mays is married with four children. She attended Shortridge High School here in Indianapolis where she was born and raised. At one week old, she was given away but has since had the opportunity to meet her parent, sisters and brothers.
In 1974 she accepted her calling into Ministry, in 1999 she was licensed and ordained in Indianapolis. She has been a member of Barnes United Methodist Church for 15 years. During her membership and ministry at BUMC, she has hosted two powerful well-attended Women Retreats. Minister Mays also was the leader in charge of the ministry part of the Barnes Feeding Ministry when it began. She was a High School Bible Study and Sunday School Teacher for at least four years. Currently she is the Leader of the Celebrate Recovery Ministry and is also taking courses to enhance her purpose and mission in ministry.