*Greater MD 1st Jurisdiction

Lady Sutton's Legacy

The late Evangelist Bertha F. Sutton

Legacy Tribute

Evangelist Bertha Sutton was born in McComb, Mississippi to the late Darnice Nell (Jaegers) Powe & Floyd Powe. Evangelist Sutton received her secondary education from the McComb Public school. She attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but graduated from Jackson State University in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Evangelist Sutton also received a Master's equivalence in Education in 1976 from Towson University and a Master's degree in Education Supervision and Administration from Loyola College in 1993. Presently she is retired from working as the Assistant Principal of "Capable" Coldstream Elementary School in Baltimore City.

Held captive by our Lord and called with a holy calling, Evangelist Sutton was a faithful 'help meet' in both the Columbia C.O.G.I.C. and Maryland C.O.G.I.C., and has worked in many areas of ministry. Locally, she served as a Sunday School Teacher, committee chair for the Black History Committee, and served as Chairlady for the Women's Department in both Churches as well as the Annual Prayer Breakfast. In the State Women's Department, she served as President of the Business and Professional Women's Committee. Evangelist Sutton served as the Dean of Workshops, Chair of the Advisory Board, Acting Chair for the Finance Committee and Advisor for the Christian Women's Council. She was a member of the Board of Examiners, the Women's Convention Team, and the Educational Committee. As an Evangelist Missionary, Evangelist Sutton allowed the Lord to use her ministry to draw souls to Christ whether on a Sunday morning or on a one-on-one basis.

Evangelist Sutton was married to Dr. Stafford B. Sutton, Sr. for over 40 years. Evangelist Sutton was always a great woman of hospitality. There was no mountain too high or valley too low for her to give service. Here favorite song was “I don’t know what I’ll do with out the Lord.”