The First Lady of Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth Church and Co-Founder of the Sanford Community Enrichment Center; Dr. Irether Sanford is the youngest daughter of Deacon Aubry and Mother Cary Hatchett.  She has an extensive list of accomplishments.  From Business Consultant, Writer, and Director of Marketing & Research to Instructor, Evangelist, and International Teacher; she is a consummate professional and seasoned woman of God.  A strong proponent of continuous education, she holds ASGS, BSBA, EMBA, Th. M., and Th.D (pur) degrees.


First Lady, Dr. Irether Sanford

Elect Lady

International Dept. of Evangelism (Region 7 ) Elect Lady

In 1999, she founded Sista 2 Sista of NC, mentoring and teaching women in a variety of venues from a Titus 2 perspective.  She established the "Gain and Maintain a Healthy Marriage" organization with her husband of 30 years.  This woman of God knows the Bible and is anointed to prolifically speak sound doctrine.  She lives up to the call, moving forward the work of God as both a motivational and inspirational orator.  She is the Writer and Primary Editor of the Church of God in Christ Publishing House (YPWW) Young People Willing Workers curriculum.  She is also a contributing editor to the Sunday School Curriculum of the International Church of God in Christ.  Lady Irether Sanford is the Jurisdictional Elect Lady of the Department of Evangelism for the First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Virginia and the Regional Elect Lady for the International Department of Evangelism (Region 7) covering the states of Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC, and the Eastern Shore.  She was chosen as the 2013 Who's Who Executive Business Woman for the Professional Business Women's Federation.  She is also the pseudonym author of over a dozen books.


Married to Pastor Stanley Sanford, Dr. Irether Sanford is the mother of three wonderful children; a daughter and two sons.  Her most important, greatest accomplishment and testimony is that she is saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost; called and equipped to make for proof of the ministry in the work of evangelism.  Her level of integrity is unparalleled as she declares the Word of God in Spirit and in Truth.  The word is hid in her heart and she studies to show herself approved unto God, rightly dividing the word of truth.


A studios business woman with a professional certification in management, Dr. Irether Sanford is the epitome of balance and elegance with a jovial disposition and a wonderful sense of humor.  She often says with a smile, "God saved me from sin, not sense."  This keep it real mentality shows that she can laugh and play.  But she does not play around with the Word of God.  "God's Word is a serious matter.  Know the truth.  If you can't say Amen; Say ouch!".

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