Reverend Alma Stanford
Alma Stanford is a native of Atoka, Tennessee, She is the daughter of the late Mr Steve and Rubye Glover. Alma is the fifth of ten siblings.
Minister Stanford received her initial licensing as Minister of the Gospel in December 2001, under the pastorate of Rev Dr Alex Lambert, Jr of Kearneysville, West Virginia. Minister Stanford has been a servant in many capacities in the church such as Choir Director for the youth, Assistant Superintendent of Sunday School, Praise Worship Leader, Financial Secretary and Executive Director of Women Department for Progressive Missionary Baptist Association Convention of West Virginia. Minister Stanford currently teaches the New Membership Class here at Zion.
Minister Stanford holds a degree from Faith Christian University and Schools of Biblical Studies. She has a Certification from ITT Technical Institution, Boston, Massachusetts in Medical Assistant, Certificate in Evangelism. She also has a Certificate as a Parent/Child Mediator, has a diploma for Lay Pastoral Caregiver for the Chambersburg Hospital.
Minister Stanford's passion for people and profound love for God has lead her into different avenues in life. Before leaving New Hampshire she had organized a multi-cultural program at the surrounding schools, coached basketball for six years for the Derry Community Recreation Department. She served on the Board of Directors for the Upper Room, and organization to help teenagers get their lives in order, Chairman of the PTA, School Activities Volunteer, and a trained volunteer as Parent and Child Mediator for the Town of Derry.
Minister Stanford is the proud wife of Arthur Stanford for thirty-eight years. They are the proud parent of two wonderful/great children, Tavis and Precious. With much love for their one grand-daughter 'Amya' and adopter grand-daughter 'Zariah', and ond one son-in-law 'Lonny'.
Minister Stanford is truly grateful for everything that has happened in her life, but the greatest day of all was the day she realized all that she has is because of God's grace and mercy. Her joy now is to be a sold-out servant for Jesus Christ and with that her words to everything would simply be:
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want. Psalm 23:1