Dana McCartney Candillo ~ BSN, RN ~ Founder & President LBQ
Born to a teenage mother. Father in prison. childhood full of chaos, poverty, alcoholism, drug addiction, and sexual abuse. Fell into the lure of Men, Money, Lies & Power. Modeling, Beauty Contests, Bikini Contests, and trafficked into the world of Exotic Dancing at the age of 17, lasting 7 1/2 years. Then JESUS…set me free & made me new in January of 1994! Through God’s Call, Dreams & a Vision…Embarked on a mission on August 11, 2011 and Founded The Lion’s Beauty Queens, Inc. A ministry of God’s Unfailing Love for women caught up in the sex industry, a ministry that revolves around restoration and the Undenying Transforming Power of Jesus Christ! All Glory to HIM!
Dana was a Licensed and Ordained Minister through World Harvest Church for 5 years and was a member of WHC Ministerial Alliance. Currently, Dana holds credentials as a Minister with the Assemblies of God. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing from Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa and is a Registered Nurse.
Additionally she has served as an Ultrasound Nurse at Rachel House Pregnancy Resource Center.
Now married, 20 years with a family of 4 children and 6 grandchildren and 1 doggie – Fabulous D’ Louise Candillo
Rocky Candillo BA, ~ Bible & Theology
Born in the poverty stricken urban core of Kansas City, Missouri. Raised as a fatherless child. Began attending youth service at Sheffield Family Life Center at the age of 11. God provided a way for an education from a private Christian Academy. As a young teen the call of God for ministry was clear. In 1985 graduated Central Bible College in Springfield, MO with a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible and Theology. Serving as a youth pastor for 9 years at Sheffield Family Life Center and served as a board member there through 2010.
He has served in the Financial Marketplace for over 25 years.
He held the position as the Vice President for The Lion’s Beauty Queens Inc, for nearly 9 years.
Now married 20 years to Dana McCartney-Candillo with a family of 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Rocky is a Licensed Minister credentialed with The Assemblies of God.