Pastor Stephanie Whitley-Ferguson was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. She graduated High School from Georgia Cumberland Academy in 1988, completed her B.S. in Dental Hygiene degree in 1992 from Medical College of Georgia (now GRU) in Augusta, and worked as a dental hygienist until 2011 when she finally answered God’s persistent call to ministry upon her life. In that year she moved to Berrien Springs, MI to attend Andrews University SDA Theological Seminary where she earned her M.Div degree in 2014.
During her time at seminary she served as an Associate Pastor of Highland Ave SDA church in Benton Harbor, MI, as the president of the Women’s Clergy Network of Andrews University, and taught Religion and Health at Andrews Academy.
She’s also earned 1 Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education during an Internship at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite hospital in Atlanta, Georgia in 2009 and had the opportunity to work with the Breath of Life ministry during the “NY-13” evangelism initiative under the leadership of Dr. Carlton Byrd and Dr. Donnieval Walker at the North Bronx SDA church in Bronx, NY, May 2013.
Stephanie loves to write and has authored several published articles and in 2005 published her first book entitled The Sweetness of A Bitter Cup. She also enjoys hiking, camping, good laughs with family and friends, and cozy evenings at home with good movies, and good food.
She’s the mother of two bright teenagers and just recently married Mr. Tony Ferguson, Captain of a Fire Dept. in Atlanta, Ga. Together Stephanie & Tony love football, music, travelling, exploring new places & things, being with family, quiet evenings at home…and pretty much whatever they can do together!