First Lady Sandra M. Mitchell
First Lady Sandra M. Mitchell was born Sandra Hatchett in Tulsa, OK on June 15, 1946. First Lady Mitchell is the eldest of six siblings, one of whom is her twin sister. First Lady Mitchell moved to Newport, Arkansas where she attended elementary school and graduated from Branch High School. After high school she attended Philander Smith College until 1970. First Lady Mitchell then began attending Maryville University in St. Louis, MO and she graduated with honors in 1988.
While in St. Louis, First Lady Mitchell met a young "PK" named John Mitchell, Jr. Bishop and First Lady Mitchell were united in marriage in 1970. Together they have three children: John Mitchell III, Shedrick Mitchell, and Johnell Mitchell. Out of their three children came seven grandchildren: John Aaron Mitchell, twins Klarke and Kahari Mitchell, Kylan Mitchell, and Derreck Beal, Jr., Jaylan Johnson & London Mitchell. First Lady Mitchell retired in 2004 after working 31 years in the Ferguson-Florissant School District as a teacher, but a woman's work is never done.
Supporting Bishop Mitchell in ministry and raising God fearing children was First Lady Mitchell's primary purpose. As a mother, she firmly believes that the best way to raise successful children is to be an active role model in demonstrating the love of God. She has helped with the homeless, mentored, and provided guidance whenever and wherever it was needed. First Lady Mitchell is the kind of first lady, mother, grandmother and wife that anyone would love to have. While her obligations to ministerial commitments are a priority, First Lady Mitchell ensures that her other covenant relationships are well maintained. She faithfully serves as her husband's helpmate and is an involved grandmother in all five of their grandchildren's lives. First Lady Mitchell an exemplary leader and is truly a great example of a virtuous woman.