A dedicated servant of Jesus Christ for many years; she was an active member of Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Roy Elton Brackins and served faithfully for more than 24 years. She was a true example of a committed servant. She served as the Sunday School Assistant for the adult class. She was also the co-ministry leader for the Women’s Ministry and the ministry leader for the Adult Sanctuary Servants. Sis. Lili loved her church, her pastor and first lady, but most of all she loved the Lord. For a day in thou courts, is better than a thousand. I’d rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, Than dwell in the tents of the wickedness. Psalm 84:10
2015 Lili Alford Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established 2012 by the Grace Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Sanctuary Servants in memory of their leader, Lili Alford, who served God and her church as an usher for more than 23 years; to assist deserving students with an opportunity to further their education for the up building of the kingdom of God. The scholarship established to provide a one-time $1000 award to the deserving student. The scholarship is a reflection of the ministry’s desire to help deserving young people in their pursuit of higher learning.
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed… II Timothy 2:15
The Lili Alford Memorial Scholarship selection committee is comprised of volunteers that are in no way directly or indirectly associated with any member or body of the Grace Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church family.All applications are reviewed without any conflict of interest or bias, and are selected based on the committee’s discretion with no other outside interest.
Application Summary: ( (all material must be submitted at one time)
All applications and essays must be typed or clearly printed in blue or black ink. Every blank in the scholarship application must be completed. This includes a complete address and zip code. If a particular portion of the application does not apply to the applicant, N/A should be placed in that blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered for evaluation. Essay must adhere to the prescribed topic. (See application for topic details) All applications must include an official high school transcript. Applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation (person providing recommendation cannot be relatives of applicants): One letter of recommendation from either the Pastor, Youth Pastor, Youth Director, Sunday School Superintendent, or person within the church leadership who knows the spiritual stewardship of the applicant. The second letter of recommendation must be from a current/ former teacher, guidance counselor or principal who knows the academic capabilities of the applicant. The third letter of recommendation must be from an organization that has knowledge of the applicant’s volunteer service. Include the three (3) letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes with your completed application. Applications must be authentic with original signatures. Facsimiles will not be considered for evaluation.