About First Lady

Laneen Elizabeth Morgan

Laneen Elizabeth, born April 18, 1971, is the only child born to Wilma J. Orange Ruffin and the late Harold Benjamin Orange, Jr. Laneen was educated in the Detroit Public School System, graduating from Cass Technical High School, June 1989. She attended Western Michigan University for two years and transferred to Wayne State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication December 1996. She later earned a Masters in Business Administration from University of Phoenix May, 2000.

Laneen accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at the age of seven under the pastorate of Dr. James Allen Caldwell, Burnette Baptist Church. Her service included duties in the youth, young adult and mass choir; where she played piano, sang and directed. Laneen later moved her membership to Cathedral of Faith, under the pastorate of Dr. J. Herbert Hinkle. There she served as directress of the youth and mass choir and youth coordinator. During her high school years, she served as the Cass Tech Gospel Choir directress. She sang with various gospel community groups and choirs. Laneen has received numerous awards, trophies, and honorable mentions for her academic excellence, music, drama and oratorical expertise. Laneen is an active and faithful steward over the entrusted gifts from God.
Laneen prides herself by her character and a high level of integrity. She strongly believes that your true character is evident by the life you live and actions. What you see in her daily walk is evidence of who she really is…endowed with life, full of movement and activity, full of vigor, joy, love and spirit.
Although she is recognized for her many gifts, she is the wife of the anointed and talented Tolan J. Morgan, Sr., Pastor of the New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. They’ve been married since September 25, 1999. Not only is she a devoted wife, but she is also a loving mother to her three sons, Richard, Tolan Jr. and Harold.

Childhood, adolescence, adulthood, marriage, bereavement, motherhood…. through each and every one of her experiences (and those to come), Sis. Morgan recognizes that “”in Him we live, and move, and have our being.” (Acts 17: 28). And, as noted in Proverbs 3:5-6, she has learned to “…Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”