THE REVEREND BEVERLY M. STITH
The Reverend Beverly M. Stith is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She is the oldest daughter of Alex and Doris Williams and was born on February 19th.
Pastor Beverly was educated in the St. Louis Public Schools System. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and has earned a Master of Arts – Theological Studies (MATS) Degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
Reverend Stith, affectionately known as “RevBev” is an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church presently serving as a history maker–being the first female Pastor at St. John African Methodist Church in North St. Louis, Missouri. Her former pastoral charges include: Rock Chapel A.M.E. Church in South St. Louis, Missouri; Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church in Wentzville, Missouri; Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church in South St. Louis, Missouri; Bethel A.M.E. Church in Paynesville, Missouri; and Oakley Chapel A.M.E. Church in Tebbetts, Missouri. She has also served as the Associate Minister at Parks Chapel A.M.E. Church in Webster Groves, Missouri. RevBev is proud to say that her ministry began at Wayman A.M.E. Church under the leadership of Reverend Ezekiel Habersham and continued with Reverend L. Fisher Hines, her spiritual mentor.
Pastor Beverly is very active in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She serves as a Third-Year Instructor on the Missouri Conference Board of Examiners, Treasurer for the Missouri Conference Women In Ministry and is the Chief Secretary for the Missouri Annual Conference.
RevBev is a Chaplain for SSM Healthcare covering St. Charles County, Missouri. She served as a Chaplain at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, Missouri, and co-facilitated a Grief Support Group. She strives to make the world a better place and is active in the community partnering with local congregations in South St. Louis on the Joshua Project Gate District, a ministry to end the violence and offer alternative ways to channeling negative energy. She is a former Board Member and Consultant for Jobs with Justice.
Pastor Beverly is married to E. Andre’ Stith. Together, they have a blended family of three adult sons, two adult daughters, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
RevBev believes that one of her greatest accomplishments was submitting to the will of God in her calling to preach. She lives by Psalm 34:1—“I will bless the Lord at all times, His praises shall continually be in my mouth.” When her journey on earth is completed, Reverend Beverly M. Stith wants to be remembered as being an obedient servant for the Lord, who followed the Great Commission in scouting the land, witnessing and leading others to Christ; thereby living out her motto: “If I can help somebody as I pass this way, then my living will not be in vain.”