Pastor Tanya C. Stokes, a Flint native, is the wife of Timothy R. Stokes, senior Pastor of Family Worship Center Church Int’l. The leadership that God intended for her began early in her life. During her high school years she was an honor student, class president for four years, and co-captain of a 4 year “Class A” Championship Basketball team, where she earned the honor of “Athlete of the Year” in the city of Flint. Her team has since been recognized in the Greater Flint Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2009, Pastor Tanya was inducted into the Greater Flint Afro-American Athletic Hall of Fame. After graduating from Flint Northern, she attended Central Michigan University where she double majored in Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts, and in Journalism. During her college years her leadership skills again began to emerge as she directed a gospel choral group, led bible studies and excelled in oratorical performance.
After graduating from CMU she met and married Timothy R. Stokes. In 1991, they moved to Flint and founded Family Worship Center Church International. As the church grew by leaps and bounds, Pastor Tanya played an intricate role in establishing the standard of praise and worship in the ministry. Her determination to lead others into the presence of God set the foundation by which Family Worship Center Church International operates today. She provided tremendous support to her husband and the growing church family.
Tanya C. Stokes has a heart to see the women of God reach their potential in God while experiencing the maximum quality of life. Tanya is the author of “101 Ways You Can Save Money” and “How I Lost 50 Pounds.” She is the mother of four great children; Brendon, Amber, Emmanuel, and Timothy II. She is a bold preacher of the Gospel with a signature style of practicality, humor, encouragement and wisdom, which makes her a sought-after conference and workshop speaker.