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Elder Dekota G. McCullough, MEd

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Elder Dekota Grier McCullough is a native of Charlotte, NC and received her former education in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. She received a Bachelors of Arts Degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. She received a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Her professional affiliations include Member of the National Association of Educators, Member of Association of Secondary School Principals and Member of the National Middle Schools Association.

As a twenty-five year educator, Elder McCullough has been classroom teacher, Teacher Evaluator, Assistant Principal, and Principal within Gaston County and Mecklenburg County Schools. She is presently administrator of Friendship Christian Academy.

Her community involvement has included Vice President of the Gaston County Missionary Baptist Association Ministers Wives, Instructor for the Gaston County Missionary Baptist Association Institute, Alliance for Children and Youth, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Committee, North Carolina Parent Corp., and Education Coordinator for the Day Reporting Program for excluded students.

As First Lady of Friendship Christian Church in Gastonia, NC, Elder McCullough serves as the Director of Administration. This position requires her to assist in management of all administrative responsibilities assigned by the Pastor, including (but, not limited to) supervising staff, over-seeing the daily operations of the office and conducting staff observations and evaluations and managing the overall upkeep and use of properties of the church.

On November 17, 2006, 1st Lady McCullough was installed as an Elder in the Lord’s Church.

Elder McCullough has been married to her dearest and best friend, Pastor John A. McCullough, Jr., for over 30 years. They are the proud parents of two adult children, Jonathan and Jessica and one grandson Elijah.

Elder McCullough’s purpose in life is “To live in the perfect will of God.”

Please pray that God will use her as His instrument for Kingdom Building!


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