Tresca Trent Grannum grew up in the Holley Homes Projects in Albany, Georgia. Tresca and her sister, Tonyea (Monk), were raised by a single mother, Josephine Trent Anderson (deceased). Life was difficult for them, but her mother’s perseverance and determination as a nurse’s aide, then as a registered nurse administrator, afforded them the opportunity to move from the projects to a different environment.
However, sexual abuse had taken its toll on Tresca. She hid her post-traumatic stress disorder and dissociative identity disorder through activities such as cheer leading, singing, dancing, and acting in school plays-her means to survive. Lost and desperate for healing, she surrendered her life to Jesus in 1979. He told her, “I will restore your soul,” and Jesus kept His promise.
Tresca served in The United States Air Force for six years. She attended Arizona State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor in Social Work degree. She obtained her Master’s in Social Work degree from the University of Denver.