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International Ministers and Deacons Wives Guild

President of Ministers’ and Deacon Wives’ Guild-Dr. Sheryl J. Johnson


Proverbs 6:6-9 -“Go to the ant thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep

We the ministers’ and deacons’ wives of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc., conscious of our heritage and mindful of our responsibility firstly to God, to our husbands and their varying ministries, to our families, to Christ’s Church, and to our generations yet unborn, herewith prayerfully set forth and establish this Constitution of the National (International) Ministers’ and Deacons’ Wives’ Guild, and Amendments thereto, according to the powers and authority granted us by the Legislative Body of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc.

These Articles and Amendments were duly ratified and accepted at the 53rd National Convention of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc., August 1972.

Motto – “Remember the words I spoke unto you while I was yet with you and ADD THOU TO IT”. Bishop Robert C. Lawson


We believe that the vision for the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. was given to our establishmentarian, Bishop Robert C. Lawson and that the responsibility of our current leaders and those who shall follow them are as follows:

  • To perpetuate the vision that our founding Apostle perceived by transmitting it from generation to generation, in written and oral form;’
  • To move with all haste toward the realization of every known aspect of that vision’
  • To redeem and to restore any and all portions of that vision which have been temporarily lost, or which since death, fallen into a state of disrepair; and

In the name of, and under the direction of, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to add to that vision.


  • To address itself to one or more areas of the National (International) work, which at any given time, is sorely in need of help over and above that which is being received (through previously established National auxiliaries).
  • To address itself to meeting the psychological needs of wives of ministers and deacons that are not adequately meet through instructions for wives of laymen.

Dress Code

The uniform of the International Ministers’ and Deacons’ Wives Guild is:

  • Navy Blue Suit
  • White blouse (long or three-quarter sleeves)
  • Navy Shoes
  • Navy Hat
International Minister’s and Deacon’s Wife Guild Officers 2016-2019
President – Dr. Sheryl J. Johnson
1st Vice President – Sister Benona McCoy
2nd Vice President – Sister Carolyn Wolfe
Recording Secretary – Sister Theresa Fears
Corresponding Secretary – Sister Denise Nelson- Smith
Treasurer – Dr. Pamela Davenport
Chaplain – Sister Melissa Manning
Sargent-at-Arms – Sister Alice Vicki Long
Historian – Sister Karen Toland

View International MDWG Web Site