Our First Lady

 


"She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her."  – Proverbs 31:26-28

Lady Gwendolyn Jones Carswell was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida where she attended Elementary, Junior High and High Schools. She is the oldest daughter of four children born to the late David Jones and the late Aresia Mathews Jones.
Lady Carswell holds a B.S. degree from Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida, School of Education, and a M.A. degree from Atlanta University (now Clark-Atlanta University), Atlanta, Georgia, School of Education - Guidance and Counseling.

Lady Carswell, after 28 years of service, retired December 2011 from the City of Atlanta. During her tenure she held the following positions: Watershed Manager of Procurement Services, Management Analyst and Human Resource Analyst, Sr. in the Department of Watershed Management, Assistant Director for the Bureau of General Services, Contracting Officer for the Bureau of Purchasing and Real Estate and Secretary for the Bureau of Motor Transport Services.

Lady Carswell is the recipient of several awards and recognitions, among which are "Sigma of the Year", Eta Sigma Chapter, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.; Scholarship Awardee, Georgia Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing; and, "Employee of the Year", Bureau of Purchasing and Real Estate.
Lady Carswell serves and holds memberships in the following organizations: Grammateus (Financial Secretary), Chairperson, Past Project Reassurance/Community Service, Chairperson, Miss Rhomania Scholarship Contest, and Past Basileus (President) of Eta Sigma Chapter, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; Past Southeast Regional Chaplain, Past Southeast Regional Anti-Grammateus (Recording Secretary), and Past Southeast Regional Nominating Chairperson of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc; Charter Member #36 and Past Historian of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), and Past Service Unit Director and Troop Leader, Northwest Georgia Girl Scout Council.

One of Lady Carswell's proudest affiliations is that of being a member of The Covenant Church in Decatur, Georgia, where her husband, Bishop Quincy Lavelle Carswell, serves as Senior Pastor and Organizer and her son, Elder Quincy Lavelle Carswell, II is Pastor. She serves as the Convener of the Annual Women's Conference and Church Treasurer. Bishop and Mrs. Carswell have two beautiful children, Mrs. Quinae' Aresia Ford and Elder Quincy Lavelle Carswell, II, and one charming grandson, Matthew Alexander Ford, who are her motivation for all that she undertakes
  

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  • Wednesday With the Word (Day Session)
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  • Resurrection Sunday Celebration (Easter Sunday)
    Mar 27, 2016 - Mar 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM
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  • Bishop's 26th Pastoral Anniversary Celebration Luncheon
    Apr 03, 2016 - Apr 03, 2016 - 01:00 PM
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  • Hour of Power
    Every Sunday 09:00 AM
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  • Sunday Morning Worship
    Every Sunday 10:00 AM
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  • Wednesday With the Word (Day Session)
    Every Wednesday 11:00 AM
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  • Wednesday With the Word (Evening Session)
    Every Wednesday 07:00 PM
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  • Resurrection Sunday Celebration (Easter Sunday)
    Mar 27, 2016 - Mar 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM
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  • Bishop's 26th Pastoral Anniversary Celebration Luncheon
    Apr 03, 2016 - Apr 03, 2016 - 01:00 PM
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  • Hour of Power
    Every Sunday 09:00 AM
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  • Sunday Morning Worship
    Every Sunday 10:00 AM
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  • Wednesday With the Word (Day Session)
    Every Wednesday 11:00 AM
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  • Wednesday With the Word (Evening Session)
    Every Wednesday 07:00 PM
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  • Resurrection Sunday Celebration (Easter Sunday)
    Mar 27, 2016 - Mar 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM
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  • Bishop's 26th Pastoral Anniversary Celebration Luncheon
    Apr 03, 2016 - Apr 03, 2016 - 01:00 PM
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