The CHURCH of PHILADELPHIA
Sunshine M. Rider-Ivers
Sunshine M. Rider-Ivers serves as the legal liaison for the Church of Philadelphia. Working with the Elders overseeing the church’s adherence to the provisions outlined in the by-laws. She also assists with the youth events. Raised in a Christian home, Sunshine was introduced to the Church of Philadelphia when she was a student at Temple University. Before finishing graduate school and through the fellowship with church members and the guidance of Pastor Carmine DiBiase, her faith grew dramatically and she was baptized by Pastor DiBiase. She credits her spiritual growth to the church’s welcoming, non-judgmental environment. She is excited for what God has in store for the church. We are a multiracial congregation, Italian, Filipino, African American, Spanish, and more.…we are God’s colorful bouquet his children all living in one accord. Welcome to your Father’s house!
Elder Emeritus/Guest Preacher
Reverend Dr. Saundra Hannibal
I have been a member of the Church of Philadelphia for a number of years and I am known to many as Sister Sandy. Over the years I have taught recovering female addicts along with overseeing as Regional Director of “Building the Virtuous Temple Ministries (BVT), and former member of The Esther Ministries. Currently, I am director of an outside group of women, who go to the Philadelphia Prison on State Road every Wednesday evening to minister to the inmates. “ Women Speaking The Word”, has been a passion of mine for over twelve years and I thank God for His blessings.
At The Church of Philadelphia, under the tutelage of Pastor Carmine DiBiase, I am the Prayer Coordinator for Sunday morning prayer and I teach our Women’s Sunday School Bible Class, which I truly enjoy. I also coordinate our Women’s ministry called “Daughters Of Dorcas”, which meets the second Saturday of every month. Periodically, I may share the Word on Intercessory Prayer Night held on Thursday evenings.
I love my areas of service, to see the people of God learn, grow, and mature in the Lord. I am very passionate to serve the KING.