Co-Pastor Dr. Jeaneal L. Byrd, is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She is the wife of the Rev. Dr. Anthony L. Byrd, Sr., they recently celebrated 35 years of marriage. They are the blessed parents of five sons and a niece whom they helped to raise and claim as a daughter, all of whom are gifted and blessed by the Lord. Three of the sons are also in the ministry; one of whom is also a pastor. She serves with her husband as Co-pastor of the First Baptist Church, Elwood, Kansas, where she accepted her call to minister the gospel in 1996. She also oversees the Youth and the Music ministries of First Baptist. She is a spiritual mother to many locally, and across this nation. She is the founder of “Grace 4’ Me Ministries” through which she has been a blessing to many homeless and battered women; ministered the Gospel over the airwaves of Kansas City’s KGGN gospel radio for over five years; has given television interviews on TBN, has hosted the “Praise the Lord” show with her husband, and has shared in the prayer ministry of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. She also has a TV broadcast ministry called “Grace 4’ Me” which consists of interviews and solutions regarding various addictions and other issues of life; she is also currently working on several books that the Lord has given her to write. God has blessed her to obtain her Associates in Theology, a Bachelors in Ministry, a Masters in Counseling, and a Doctorate in Ministry from the Ambassadors of Faith College and Seminary, (St. Joseph, Mo.) where she also served as an instructor. She has also earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix. God is using her greatly as she shares of her God given gifts to make the difference in the lives of many. She is a Holy Ghost filled woman of God, who loves the Lord with all her heart. She is committed to proclaim Christ and Him crucified and to turn the hearts of men and women back to God.