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    

Church:  803.285.7850

Home:  803.396.5406

Personal:  803.431.6983

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