Justina is a woman whose faith was tested by fire. She now inspires audiences across the country with a powerful message of hope and triumph. She is a natural storyteller who speaks with a bold and refreshing honesty that touches the hearts of her audiences. Her speeches unfold with a combination of humor, insightful observation and wisdom, as well as practical application. Carla McDougal asked her to be in Stronger after meeting her and reading her book. This is her first acting role, although she directed the movie, The Sower, for the young adult ministry at Full Gospel Church.
Her award-winning book, The Circle of Fire, tells the story of how Justina’s life was changed forever when fire swept through her home, March 7, 1999. The loss of her 22 month old twin son, Amos, the severe and lasting injuries of her other twin son, Benjamin, and her own devastating experience of third degree burns covering 55 percent of her body affected the entire family.
With the support of her husband, James, and their surviving children, as well as her dedicated church family, Justina was able to use the power of faith and love to turn tragedy into triumph. From the ashes of fire, a new hope emerged. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Amos House of Faith, a non-profit organization, established to provide post-burn support to children and families affected by burn trauma.
“This movie is a powerful tool that will accomplish three very valuable life changing things… Hope for the hopeless. Healing for the wounded. Courage for the faint of heart. I am so honored and blessed that God has assigned me to this project!”