The Late Supervisor Earlie Mae Strozier-Peppers

President and Supervisor of the Department of Women
of the Southwest Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Michigan

Mother Peppers was born in Mississippi and called to be a missionary at the age of 15 at the St. Peter Church of God in Christ, Carrollton, Mississippi.  She was nurtured by the Church Mother and her Pastor, James Carter.  After graduating from high school, she relocated to Flint, Michigan with relatives. She was inspired to further her education; she attended Mott Community College and later graduated from Faith Tech Bible College.  

Mother Peppers’ dedication to God’s work and the Department of Women was recognized by many, which led to her appointment as District Missionary for the Beecher District in the 1970’s.   She faithfully served with the Junior Missionaries as Area Chairlady in the 1980’s.  As she continued to work in God’s vineyard, she was appointed District Missionary of the Inspirational District in 1985.   Shortly later, the Charles Harrison Mason District was formed where the late Bishop Marvin C. Pryor then Superintendent Marvin C. Pryor asked her to serve with him as District Missionary.  She was honored to be given this opportunity to work along side someone she knew as a friend and a man of God.  

Mother Peppers’ life has touched many people from all walks of life: her years of employment, outreach ministry, educational pursuits, women’s ministry, and the Body of Christ as well.  Significant accomplishments in Mother Earlie Mae Peppers’ life include:

  • Employed with AC Spark Plug Division of General Motors (GM), Flint, Michigan for 30 years and retired

    in 1992. She was the first paid woman Chaplain for GM.

  • Blessed with 3 wonderful children, all served/serving in the ministry. Oldest daughter deceased

    in 2018.

  • Appointed the Jurisdictional Supervisor of Women in 1996, and installed October of 1997.

  • Honored to serve as one of the first Executive Board members of the International Women’s Department

    under the leadership of Emeritus International General Supervisor of Women Church of God in Christ, Mother Willie Mae Rivers. She was one of 25 women who served.

  • Served as an Executive Board member of the International Women’s Department under the

    leadership of Mother Barbara McCoo-Lewis, International General Supervisor of Women Church of God in Christ.

  • Co-Coordinator of the Executive Board Breakfast for the International Women’s Convention.

  • Co-Coordinator of the Canadian-Michigan Supervisors of the Church of God in Christ.

  • Favored by Mother Rivers to speak at her local church, Calvary Church of God In Christ, Goose Creek,

    S.C. in 1998.

  • Honored to speak at the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA - the late Bishop Chandler

    Owens’ administration in 1999.

 Mother Peppers was united in holy matrimony with Administrative Assistant Samuel L. Peppers on June 17, 2006.  She served faithfully as the First Lady of Fountain Church of God In Christ, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The half has not yet been told, are the sentiments of her heart. 


To God Be The Glory!