First Lady Rev. Grace O.
Rev. Douglass actively serves on the
ministerial staff at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She is a gifted teacher,
speaker, and workshop leader.
Twitty-Douglass is a woman of faith who loves all of God's people.
administration are dear to her heart.
currently serves as Director to Evangelism Explosion which is a 13
week training ministry that teaches laypersons to share the gospel
of Jesus Christ. She also teaches in the Christian Education
Institute, Youth Department, and New Members class. Most of her public life has
been devoted to planning and organizing meaningful activities for
children and senior citizens. She worked for the
Rochester City School
District for twenty-two years where she
served as Physical Education Teacher and Coordinator of
Athletics. While there, she sponsored a variety of family fun
nights, community service projects, black history assemblies, and
field trips for children of all ages. One of her most memorable
trips was her travels aboard to Ghana and Senegal, West
Africa with forty other inter-city students and
Douglass received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health, Physical
Education and Dance/ Art Education from Livingston University in Alabama in
1982. She holds Master Degrees in
Physical Education and Educational Administration from The State
University at Brockport where she graduated with honors. In addition, Rev. Grace
Douglass earned her Masters of Divinity from Northeastern Seminary
on the Robert'sWesleyan Campus.
She has received
several awards which include: Women of Faith Award, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Parent Volunteer Award, Rochester
City School District, Community
Service Award, Earl Street Neighborhood Association, and Delta Jewel
Award, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Douglass is the youngest daughter of six children born to Jennie
Hobbs-Powell and Rev. Roosevelt Holley. She is a devoted wife and
loving mother. She is
married to the Rev. Dr. Richard Douglass, Senior Pastor of
Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Together they have two
adult children, Julius Richard and Grace Elizabeth.
Douglass believes that if you give a person a fish, you feed him for
a day, but if you teach a person to fish, you feed him for a life
Her life's motto is
"We never loose anything by helping someone else."
For He looked beyond my faults and saw my