About Our Pastor - Rev. Sandra C. Sistare
Good - Better - Best!
"Never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best!"
"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start in order to be great!"
Rev. Sandra Sistare is a native of Van Wyck, South Carolina, one of four children born to the Late Robert Crawford, Sr. and the Late Betty Crawford. Rev. Sistare is a 1971 graduate of Indian Land High School and 1991 graduate of USC-Lancaster.
1981: Called in Ministry
March 1981: Initial Sermon
1986: Ordained Deacon
1988: Ordained Elder
2000 Pastor of the Year, York/Chester, SC District
2001-2002: Preached in Palo Alto, San Diego, Vallejo, California
2006 - 2011: Pastor, Mt Zion A.M.E. Zion Church, Lansford SC
2012 - Current: Pastor, Steele Hill A.M.E. Zion Church, Lancaster, SC
30+ Years of Church Leadership
In addition, Rev. Sistare worked with Springs Industries for 28 years. She began as a machine operator and was in that position for 13 years. She was a Supervisor for 15 years, which allowed her the opportunity to gain experience of managing and meeting people. This experience has helped to shape her leadership as a Pastor.
Rev. Sistare is a very humble and courageous Woman of God! She is the loving mother of three children. Her parents instilled in her the value of family and enjoyed raising her children. Also, she has eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She enjoys being a kid at heart and her family keeps her active.
Little known fact: Twins are prevelant in Rev. Sistare's family!
Rev. Sistare has experienced one of life's unthinkable trials in losing her only son in March 1990. This experience not only made her stronger, but; has strengthened her faith.
Rev. Sistare lives by this scripture and practices it in her daily life.
Proverbs 3:1-6 (Verse 6)
"In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
She enjoys, reading, writing, and traveling. After the passing of her son, she started to write poetry. One of her proudest accomplishments is the publishing of her first book in 2002, entitled "Style."
Rev. Sistare has a tremendous passion for God's word coupled with the love of God's people. She has a contagious spirit of generosity that flows through every facet of her ministry.
Good! Better! Best!
Contact Rev. Sistare