Megan Humphrey

Jalessa Rogers | July 19th, 2021
Megan Humphrey (Photos by Joseph Merrill)

Megan Humphrey (Photos by Joseph Merrill)

One big staple in the black community is and will always be religion. Religion is talked about whether people agree, disagree, believe it, or not, and in most cities, there’s a church in every neighborhood.

While there are many religious organizations, there is none quite like what Huntsville, Alabama Native Megan Humphrey directs. She used her love for Christianity and love for servicing the community as motivation to create a nonprofit, named Lambda Chi Omega Christian Sorority Inc.

As the youngest of three, Megan was a preacher’s kid, born and raised in church. She started singing at the tender age of three years old, and loved it. Growing up in Alabama, Megan attended Buckhorn High School and the historic Alabama Agriculture & Mechanical University, where she studied business administration with a concentration in management information systems. After graduating college, Megan pursued something she dreamt of as a child, becoming a funeral director. While working as a funeral director is something she loves, she wanted to find a way to create a sisterhood that was Christ-based and focuses on serving her local community, while introducing God to non-believers. Lambda Chi Omega would be the platform to do it with.

“Black fraternities and sororities have a history of being a staple in our communities, and were originally created to serve as a support system. They are also the most extensive African American networks ever created,” she shares.

Though she did not grow up in a fraternity and sorority family, Megan understands what they mean to the black community and its culture. “After much prayer and searching, I found that most organizations were very biased and judgmental, which prompted me to establish my own Christian-based sisterhood that’s judgment-free and God-focused,” stated Humphrey.

On December 20, 2020, Lambda Chi Omega Christian Sorority Inc. was founded. Since its inception, there have been two probates, with the next one set for September 25, 2021, with a total of 23 pledges so far. “When I first started my goal was to be open to all people and develop a Christian-based foundation and sisterhood that would motivate women of all races and nationalities. Our goal is to empower one another through scripture. That remains our focus, and we also strive to spread God’s love and His promises,” Megan shares. “The positive feedback I have received since starting LCO has been overwhelming.”

Megan says the spiritual backing for the organization has inspired her. Their goal is to launch additional chapters across the country and has actively been doing that. In addition to Huntsville, there is another chapter in Knoxville, TN, and by the end of this year, additional chapters are set to launch in South Carolina and Douglasville, GA.

Sisterhood, unity, service, faith, service, and love are some of the values LCO stands on. Megan plans to bring in more women who want to work in their community in the way God has set forth for them. Ephesians 2:10 states, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do,”. This is the model for LCO.

Megan shares getting the LCO off the ground and growing to its current status in less than a year has been one of her biggest accomplishments so far. “I am Godly excited about this journey that God has chosen for me.”

Lambda Chi Omega Christian Sorority Inc. is a growing organization that you can learn more about on Facebook.

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