First Lady Beverly J. Stricklin, was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and attended the Dallas Public School System, where she graduated from the Skyline High School in 1978. She is the eldest daughter of Mr. Charles & Mattie Jackson, also of Dallas.
First Lady Beverly Stricklin accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized in 1972 , and began a life of service in the Church, to the Lord whom she loves. In 1985 as a young adult Sis. Stricklin renewed her committment to Christ, and has been faithfully in the service of the Lord every since. She is a student of the word, one who teaches the scriptures with authority, as she serves in the Graceland Church as Sunday School Teacher, Women's Mission's Teacher, & Vaction Bible School Teacher.
Sis. Stricklin is an active Teacher in the True Fellowship District Association Women's Ministry Auxiliary, and is highly sought after to speak on various Women's Annual Days, Conferences, and Retreat's. She is a prime model and example of what a Pastor's wife should be, for she is very supportive of her Husband, and of her Church, she is always willing to help and to encourage others, one of her favorite sciptures are (Matthew 7:12 "Do unto others as you would them do unto you"). This same spirit of love and support has also carried over to her work place. where she has worked for Republic Group for 32yrs. and is one of the respected senior employees of her company.
Sis. Stricklin has been married to Rev. Dr. C.D. Stricklin since 1989, and they have three sons, (Jimmy, Kendrick, & Marcus) and five grandchildren (Jimmy Michael, Brooklyn, Jaden, & Jordan).
Sis. Stricklin's Christian walk has lead her to study and prepare herself to be used to the glory of God, for she has studied and attended various schools.
Skyline High School - Diploma 1978, Dallas, Tx.
El Centro Community College - Dallas,Tx.
Cedar Valley Community College - Dallas, Tx.
Southern Bibile Institute - Bachelor of Science Degree 2012, Dallas, Tx