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 retiring in 1992. She was the first paid woman Chaplain for GM.
- Blessed with 3 wonderful children and they all serve in the ministry.
- Appointed the Jurisdictional Supervisor of Women in 1996, and installed October 1997.
- Presently serves on the Executive Board of the International Women’s Department under the leadership of Mother Willie Mae Rivers, one of 25 women serving.
- 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 under 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 currently serves 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!