Meet The Elders


Christopher Wilson

Christian Education

Elder Chris has loved and served the Lord for 22 years in ministry. He has been blessed to serve as: Sunday school teacher, Superintendent of Sunday School, President and Vice President of Men’s Ministry, Jr. Deacon and Trustee. He has been married to Elder Shantia for 20 years and together they have two beautiful children – Aisya and Chris Jr. Elder Chris is passionate about helping others to achieve their full potential in Christ and is excited about serving as instructor for Mending Hearts New Converts class.


Shantia Wilson

Executive Administrator

Elder Shantia loves living in the fullness of life and helping others to live life with purpose. She has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s in Professional Counseling through Liberty University. Elder Shantia has been a mentor of children and teens for over 20 years and recently blessed to be able to help women reclaim their lives as Christ would desire. She has been married to Elder Chris for 20 years and together they have two children, Aisya and Chris Jr. Here at Mending Hearts, Elder Shantia will be serving alongside her husband, teaching the New Converts Class: Beginning the Journey. She believes New Beginnings are Beautiful Beginnings!”


Quaitra Bynum

Fellowship Ministries

Elder Quaitra, accepted Jesus Christ into her life at an early age. Her faith in the power of God has kept her through the years. Elder Quaitra serves in ministry with her husband John. They are the proud parents of two beautiful children John Jr. and Je’ohna. Her life with Christ has equipped her to love others with the Agape love of Christ. Her passion is to empower women of all ages to live a life full of compassion and mercy. Elder Quaitra heads the Sunday school ministry here at Mending Hearts helping participants to gain greater knowledge and understanding of the bible.


Elders likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.

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