Women on the Front Lines
Matthew House Chicago
Victory & Grace Christian Church

Dr. Sanja Stinson

Dr. Sanja Louise Rickette Stinson is an entrepreneur, community advocate, self-starter, apostle, teacher/theologian, preacher, author, realtor and truly a Woman of Great Faith and considered a "quiet storm" and a blessing to the Kingdom of God.

Sanja Stinson Ministries, formerly called SRS Ministries, was organized in July 2000. In 2005, Dr. Sanja organized Victory and Grace Christian Church, where she serves as the apostolic leader and pastor. The church faith principles are based on I John 5:4, "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."

Some of the scriptures which help to guide her spiritual journey are Deuteronomy 28:12, Psalms 37:21, Proverbs 19:7 and Romans 13:8. Dr. Stinson's unyielding faith comes in her unchangeable belief that she is able to do all things through Christ who strengthens her (Philippians 4:13). Sanja Stinson Ministries is designed to "Equip the body of Christ for Ministry" (Eph 4:11-12). Dr. Stinson believes that God has given her the grace, skills, anointing, and ability to help and equip others within the body for the perfecting of the entire body of Christ.

Dr. Stinson gave her life to the Lord at an early age and her roots are from the Westside of Chicago. She is a graduate of Delano Elementary School, John Marshall High School. She earned her B.A. in Liberal Arts with an emphasis on ministry from DePaul University, her Masters of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary, received an Honorary Doctors of Divinity from Ramah School of Theology Institute and in June 2014 will earn her Doctor of Ministry Degree from Northern Theological Seminary.

Dr. Stinson is the founding Executive Director of Matthew House, a supportive services center for the homeless, now 21 years old and employs 18 staff members in Chicago, IL She is a member of Christian Community Development Organization (CCDA), Women on the Frontline, Faith International Covenant of Churches and serves on various nonprofit boards. She has taught and preached the Word of God at workshops, conferences and revivals.

For twenty years Dr. Stinson served under the late Dr. Bernice Johnson and was appointed the Assistant Pastor. Dr. Stinson is now under the spiritual covering of Bishop Coburn Maze, pastor of Blessed Assurance Faith Tabernacle Church. Stinson was also ordained as Presiding Vice-Bishop of Faith International Covenant of Church in November 2012. She also serves as the apostolic covering for several churches and ministries in the United States and Africa. She has been blessed to have the opportunity to be spiritually nurtured by two spiritual mothers, Dr. Ramona Joseph and Dr. Eve Purnell.

In addition to ministry, Dr. Sanja has raised four children and has nine grandchildren with whom she is very active.