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Rev. Sandra Ladson

Rev. Ladson was born in Pittsburgh PA.  Her family moved around between Pennsylvania, Virginia and Massachusetts prior to coming to South Carolina.  It is in South Carolina that Rev. Ladson graduated from Winyah High School in Georgetown SC, met her husband E.B. Ladson and they settled in Georgetown SC.  They have three adult children and six grandchildren.

Rev. Ladson has worked in various secular jobs including retail sales, a boys home, child care and retired from the judicial system.  In her community, Rev. Ladson has been involved in the PTO, The Winyah Arts Association and most recently worked to form a grass roots organization called Save The Sampit which collaborated with environmental and social action groups to combat the unnecessary re-zoning of riverfront property from historical/agricultural to heavy industrial.  Her personal interests include art, silk floral arrangements, wreath making, reading and writing.  Rev. Ladson has written op-eds for her local newspaper, penned Bible Study workbooks and an article that appeared in the “October-December 2014 AME Church Review, titled “Why Do We Need Women In Ministry (WIM)?”, and recently published her fist book, Living In the Shadow of Myself.

Rev. Ladson was converted on the first Sunday of 1993 in Cumberland AME Church in Georgetown SC. At Cumberland AME she served in a wide variety of the ministries before accepting her call to the ministry in August 2003 and preached her initial sermon in October of the same year.   Upon completing her BA in Human Resource Development from Limestone College in 2008, she was ordained an Itinerant Deacon.  She completed her MDiv from Columbia International University in May 2014 and was ordained an Itinerant Elder in August 2014.  She currently serves as the Pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church, Bloomingvale Community, Andrews SC.   This is her third charge.  

 Rev. Ladson was involved with Women In Ministry since the beginning of her ministry in 2003, later becoming the secretary for the Georgetown District WIM and the District Coordinator from 2016 until 2019 when she was elected to serve as the SED WIM Herstoriographer.  

Her life Scripture is 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

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