Rev. Dr. Elaine Y. Sanford

Rev. Dr. Elaine Sanford is the executive director of HER Faith Ministries, Inc., a ministry that partners with homeless and needy women and children to assist them in achieving their goals to become self-sustaining. Elaine is married to Otis L. Sanford and is mother of four children. She is an ordained minister in the TN Disciples of Christ (Christian Church) where she has been active in preaching, teaching, and other duties. Elaine earned an undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies from Victory University, a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree in Theological Studies from Memphis Theological Seminary, and has a Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership and Health Ministry. Prior to accepting a Call to Ministry, Elaine managed a career as a broadcast journalist, as a healthcare marketing and public relations professional, and as an entrepreneur providing these similar services.

Why did you say “yes” to the NBA Board of Trustees?

I believe in the NBA ministry and mission to connect with the whole church to carry out the work of the Lord in communities around the world. Together we can reach farther and do more!

The NBA’s vision statement is “creating communities of compassion and care.” What does that mean to you?

It means doing whatever is necessary to extend the NBA mission by working with partner agencies and Ministries to further the work of the Lord. Sometimes it might involve working with smaller organizations that are in the trenches with struggling and needy people; at other times it might mean working with larger agencies to extend their resources to reach more people.