Dr. Shirley Demory Wise, First Lady and co-founder of Faith Ministries Church is a native of Jackson, NC. 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. Our First Lady was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree by Eastern Theological Seminary of Lynchburg, VA on May 1, 2015.
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), Ceylon (Ashley) with a daughter Shonna (Isaiah) in Florida. They have four granddaughters: Angela, Anye', Maya, Mariah and five grandsons: Ceylon D. Wise V, Isaiah, Zachariah Nehemiah and Caleb.
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.