Betty Howard started her career as a dishwasher in the Dade County Public School System. However, her career made a drastic change after reading the book, “The Marva Collins Way” by Marva Thomas and Civia Tamarkin. This book expressed the need for educators, who believe that all children can achieve their potential and this inspired Betty Howard to step out of her comfort zone and become a teacher, which was her dream. Betty accomplished this feat one class, and one step at a time. She worked diligently to reach her goal while being a wife and caring for four children. Determined and focused, Betty Howard graduated from Nova University with a Master’s Degree in Education and Reading. In addition, Betty published two works entitled “Guidelines for Classroom” and “Morning will Come”; Both works of literature were inspired through determination, dedication, and hardship. Aside from her teaching, she served as a Clinical Supervisor for interns in Dade County. In 2001, after 41 years of dedicated service, Betty Howard retired from the school system.
After accepting the call of Jesus Christ into leadership, Betty wasted no time. Betty received her ordination from The Evangelical Covenant Church with all rights and privileges to perform the functions of pastoral office. Betty has also served on the National Board of Women Ministry and served as president of the Southeast Conference Women Ministry Board for six years. In November 2015, Betty decided to plant and Co-pastor Grace Covenant Ministries with Gregory Willocks.
A passionate speaker and an inspirational spiritual guide, Betty Howard plays a vital part within the growth and development of our church. Betty is especially attuned to connecting with youth and new members, helping them find their place in our congregation.