Rev. Shirley Demory Wise, First Lady and co-founder of Faith Ministries Church is a native of Jackson, N C. It was there in her early childhood that she received the old fashion values which she brought along with her at the age of eight when her family moved to Baltimore., MD.


In Baltimore, Rev. Wise graduated from Western High School which was a college preparatory school for girls. From there, she enrolled in and graduated from Coppin State College of Baltimore, Maryland with a Bachelor of Science Degree. In addition to being an honor student while at Coppin, Rev. Wise was a Charter member of Coppin's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and a participant in Project Mission. This training prepared her for her chosen career as an elementary school teacher. She also holds a Master of Science Degree from John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.


In 1988 Rev. Wise dropped a bombshell on our nation's believers when she published her book: Sick and Tired of Being a Minister's Wife. It is one of the few books on being a minister's wife which admits and gives advice on the pain of being a minister's wife, while at the same time offers guidance on how to deal with God's man and God's people. Her latest book: When the Stuff Hits the Fan is also destined to be a great seller.


Rev. Wise is an ordained minister of the gospel. She presently serves as the Executive Assistant to the Pastor of Faith Ministries Church. She and her husband Dr. C. Dexter Wise III live in the greater Columbus, Ohio area along with their children Sybil, Sheri (James), Shonna, Ceylon (Ashley), their four granddaughters, Angela, Anye', Maya, Mariah and grandson Ceylon D. Wise V.


We praise God for Rev. Shirley Demory Wise. As a devoted wife, a committed mother and converted Christian, she is a fearless woman of courage and a modern day model of faith.

Our First Lady

Rev. Shirley D. Wise

Believers in Jesus Christ are baptized in water in obedience to His command. While we are not saved by the waters of baptism, we believe that it is an outward expression of the inward change which has already begun to take place in us once we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord.


In order to be a member of Faith Ministries you must be or have been baptized by water in the Christian Faith. Since Faith Ministries is an interdenominational church, we accept the baptism of persons who desire to join our church from other Christian denominations. However, if such persons request to be baptized again upon joining our church, we are happy to do so.


After completion of the New Members Class, those persons who need to or request to be baptized will be baptized. We baptize by immersion which means, persons who are baptized are completely immersed in the water during the process of baptism.


Baptism is usually held every Fourth Sunday at the beginning of the 11:00 AM worship. For more on the New Members Class or requirements for baptism, contact: Bro. Robert Robinson at: 614.464.7010