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December 19, 2014

Rev. Alexander completes a milestone

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Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:59 pm

Rev. Flora Harris Alexander, a native of Anniston, was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Harris Sr. She grew up in Anniston where she received her primary and secondary education and graduated from Cobb Avenue High School.

She is a member and worker in the CME Church and has served as Exalter, director of the Christian Board of Education, chairman of the Steward Board and president of the Stewardesses Board and has served on numerous other boards and committees. In 2006 Rev. Alexander accepted the call to ministry and preached her first sermon on Nov. 11, 2007 at Mount Pleasant CME Church in Piedmont. She was admitted on trial in 2010 at the annual conference, Birmingham region, and was ordained deacon in 2012. Rev. She serves as the pastor of Regan Chapel CME Church and the associate pastor of Jacobs Chapel CME Church of Talladega.

Rev. Alexander earned the associate of science degree from Gadsden State Community College. She earned two bachelor of science degrees in psychology and sociology and the master of science degree in community agency counseling from Jacksonville State University. She has pursued studies toward the Ed.S. degree.

She graduated cum laude from the Academy of Public Theology at Miles College in Birmingham on May 31 and was ordained an elder at the annual conference, Birmingham region, on July 10.

Her professional career includes serving with the Calhoun County Department of Human Resources, Calhoun-Cleburne Mental Health Department, program manager for Seraaj Famly Homes and private practice in partnership with Private Practitioners in Anniston. She has worked at Mountain View Psychiatric Hospital and is currently employed with Covenant Services providing assistance to families for positive reunification through the Jefferson County Department of Human Resources.

Rev. Alexander is listed in several honor organizations to include Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She served as the keynote speaker for the 106th Founder’s Day Celebration Feb. 4 at Jacobs Chapel in Talladega.

She was married 35 years to the late Nathaniel L. Alexander. She has three children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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