Dr. Michelle Mickle Foster, Minister of Administration
Dr. Foster has served as Minister of Administration of Ferguson Memorial Baptist Church since 1997. Additionally, she developed and led the Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc. (KISRA), the church's community economic development initiative from September 1998 to February 2016. Dr. Foster is currently the President and CEO of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation in Charleston, West Virginia. She has a doctorate in community economic development.
Pastor Michael Jones
Pastor Jones was born on July 10, 1967 to Johnny Jones and Beatrice Hart (both deceased) in Augusta, Georgia. He is the fourth of eight children. He is a graduate of Lucy C. Laney High School and West Virginia State College, where he acquired a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Communications and a Minor in English.
Pastor Jones gave his life to Christ on December 22, 1991 at the Union Missionary Baptist Church in Muncie, Indiana. He loves sports, music, and working with children.
Pastor Jones has been a member of Ferguson Baptist Church since 1994 and has served in various capacities. He is the proud father of two beautiful daughters- Bianca and Briana Washington. Most importantly, He is saved and filled with the Holy Ghost.
It was in April 2001 that Pastor Jones accepted his call to the ministry.
Minister Stanley Williams, Director
Stan was born the second of five children to Mrs. Evelyn G. and the late Mr. Robert L. Williams. Being an avid lover of music from an early age, he sang his first solo in church at the age of seven. From thenon, Stan became active in various church choirs as well as the choirs at his school.
He received Christ at an early age and continued to participate in the music ministry at the Unity Church of God in Christ.
Stan received his early education from the Harrisburg Area School system. There he participated in the various choirs and in high school, participated in a few plays, talent shows and was a part of the Madrigal Singers. He began to take his vocal talent seriously after joining the New Voices of Harrisburg, which at that time was one-hundred voice choir, under the direction of Mr. Olin Harris and Rev. Walter Piper.
Upon Graduating from high school, Stan chose West Virginia State College to further his education. While at West Virginia State College, he participated in various college choirs and was one of the voices picked to participate with the College Singers. To stay somewhat rooted, Stan joined the Gospel Cavaliers, which at that time consisted of a group of college students wanting to get their praise on.
During the last year of his education at West Virginia State College, Stan began attending the Ferguson Memorial Baptist Church. During that time, he began working with Sister Betty Charlton, who at that time was the director of the Pastoral Choir. After graduating from West Virginia State College with a double degree in vocal music and education, Stan decided to stay in the area and continued to attend Ferguson Baptist Church. Under the direction of Sister Daisy Clark, Ferguson’s Gospel Chorus was formed and Stan was given the opportunity to work with her.
In August 1979, Stan joined with Ferguson and was baptized in September 1979 under the pastorship of Reverend Emanuel A. Heyliger. In an attempt to make one of Pastor Heyliger’s visions become reality, the Ferguson Male Chorus was formed. Minister Stan now has the privilege of working with the Male Chorus known to all as ‘God’s Bad Boys’, (a name given to the chorus by Pastor Heyliger).
Sister Sara Mosley, Musician
Sister Sara began taking piano lessons at the age of nine from the late Mrs. Sadi Mae Willis. Sister Sara was always involved in school choirs and took an interest in various percussion instruments in the school band.
Later, God led her back to the piano where she played for the Sunday school and sang in the choir at the Ferguson Memorial Baptist Church. Sister Sara has been a member of the Ferguson Memorial Baptist Church all of her life. However, she left Ferguson in 1998 to take a position as director of music at Maranatha Bible Baptist Church in Madison, WV.
At Maranatha, she played for their mass choir and later formed a youth choir. Sister Mosley participated in the Black Sacred Music workshops and was privileged to sing at the courthouse in Madison, WV during the National Prayer Day this year. Four years later, Sister Mosley returned home to the Ferguson Memorial Baptist Church to proudly serve as the organist for the Mass Choir and the Male Chorus.
Sister Mosley is currently employed by the KISRA as an Infant/Toddler Specialist at Harambee Child Development Center. She is the proud mother of Sandra, her talented and loving child and is quite honored to be a servant in God’s army.