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HER Faith Ministries began in 2008 as a ministry to help to address the rising incidence of poverty and homelessness among women and children in the City of Memphis.
Rev. Dr. Elaine Y. Sanford founded the Ministry along with a group of like-minded volunteers to serve the needs of struggling families. Since accepting her Call to Ministry, Elaine has devoted her life to serving disenfranchised women and children as Executive Director of the Ministry.
Our Board of Directors advises and oversees the policies and procedures of HER Faith Ministries to assure that every client and person served is treated fairly and without bias or discrimination. Our Board is all volunteer.
If you would like to be considered for service on the Board of Directors of HER Faith Ministries, please contact Rev. Sanford at
(901) 324-3705 or (901) 292-3943.
HER Faith Ministries began in 2008 as a ministry to address the rising incidence of poverty and homelessness among women and children in the City of Memphis. The Ministry provides emergency food, clothing, transportation assistance, some medical (dental and eye care); in addition to assistance with rent and utilities (as budget permits), spiritual guidance and mentoring. Please see the specifics about each program to find out more. HER Faith Ministries is an affiliate ministry of the National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Rev. Dr. Elaine Y. Sanford founded the Ministry along with a group of like-minded volunteers to serve the needs of struggling families. Elaine is an ordained minister in the TN Christian Church Disciples of Christ (DOC) where she actively serves in preaching, teaching, ministering and supporting impoverished families.
In 2017, Elaine earned her Doctorate in Theological Studies with an emphasis on Leadership and Health from Memphis Theological Seminary. She had previously earned a Master of Divinity degree in 2008 and an undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies from Victory University (formerly Crichton College) 2005.
Prior to accepting her Call to Ministry, Elaine enjoyed a marketing and public relations career. This career followed an earlier professional path in broadcast journalism where Elaine worked as a broadcast journalist for CBS affiliate television stations for 12 years.
Since accepting her Call to Ministry, Elaine has devoted her life to serving disenfranchised women and children as Executive Director of the Ministry. In 2017, she and a group of volunteers answered the call to found Park Avenue Christian Church which meets weekly on Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
Elaine is married to News Commentator, Political Analyst and U of M Professor Otis L. Sanford. The couple has four children
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