About Well Able
Well Able is a mindset-shifting motivational movement geared toward building faith from the valley up. Strong faith is built in the valley, not on mountain tops: you learn the most about yourself and God in the depth of your struggles. The foundation of the movement starts with your perspective. Being a differently-abled individual, I always struggled with the term “Disabled” because it intentionally highlights my deficits. No matter how adequate I could be in particular aspects of my life because I am physically different from the majority in my world, I have now been labeled “dis.”
Over time, after hearing doctors, fellow believers, peers, and other members of society consistently highlight my inabilities, I accepted them, built a relationship with them, and learned how to work with them. In the process, I realized I was so much more than “disabled” because I didn’t allow my deficits to define me. I was exceptional. Learning to work with everything my doctors said I would die from and surpassing my "normal" counterparts helped me realize that I was not merely able. In fact, I was more than able! (I hadn’t figured out the name yet.)
So many programs in the world lend assistance to those with special needs. Still, of the abundance, few were faith-based, and even fewer were spearheaded by someone in our community. As I grew older and dealt with more challenges, I desired a network of people who understood me and could cover me in prayer. The Christian roots were imperative because a life filled with chronic pain, adverse doctors reports, regular hospitalizations, and a plethora of pain medications with various side effects can easily lead to depression and feelings of hopelessness. In my years of fighting through my valleys, Christ was my only saving grace. The Bible served as a consistent source of mind-changing inspiration and information which helped me learn and be confident that my afflictions were purposeful and necessary!
After years of waiting and praying for a faith-based special needs community, I took a leap of faith and started one. What would we call ourselves? The world called us disabled, differently abled, “other,” special needs, and more. My goal was to speak into our future, inspire, motivate, and put a spin on our secular labels, so there was only one real option. Well Able! The world may only highlight our deficiencies, but despite that, we are not just able. We are Well Able. The doctors may not be optimistic, and we’re still Well Able regardless. No matter the obstacles you’re facing or how long you’ve been facing or dealing with them, you are Well Able to overcome them because we serve a God who is Well Able!
Shining a bright light on dark valleys to build firm foundations on faith.
To shift negative perspectives through education, testimonies, and empowerment.
Kayla C. Evans
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10
This is the scripture that patterns Kayla’s life and walk with Christ. Her primary goals are to inspire people to change their perspectives of adverse situations, learn trust in God, and find the purpose of their pain.
At the tender age of 2, Kayla was crushed between two cars, resulting in partial paralysis in one leg and complete paralysis in the other, a severely broken pelvis, and multiple ruptured organs. Despite 30 months of hospital stays and over 40 surgeries over the past 29 years, she continues to build. “Kaizen” encapsulates Kayla’s personal, professional, and spiritual motivations. This Japanese business philosophy is centered around perpetual improvement in every aspect possible.
Kayla developed multiple artistic outlets by embracing her pain, which led to professional endeavors. With a degree in Business Management and 18 years of graphic design experience, Kayla is now a professional educator, consultant, graphic, and brand designer for her company Kaizen Concept Entity. She is also a producer and multi-instrumentalist, producing three albums, including one solo record. She has been graced with the opportunity to work with some of gospel’s most-known artists.
Even in all that, her most significant accomplishments are her contributions to building her home church,
The Greater Glory Church.
Though she stands proudly on the shoulders of a lineage of incredible women, Kayla owes her unshakable faith,
resilience, motivational drive, and positive perspective to
her mother and pastor, Dr. Fondrea Lewis. Following in her mother’s footsteps and obeying the voice of God, Kayla submitted to the call of ministry, allowing the testimony of her life to impact others.
In 2022, God graced her to embrace a new assignment. Revelations 12:11 tells us that we are overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimonies, which is the foundation of the Well-Able Movement. Well, Able is an outreach endeavor where differently-abled individuals testify and parallel their encounters with God to the bible to help build one another’s faith.