Minister of Education & Administration

Jo Ann Stancil Dr. Jo Ann Stancil

joann.stancil@wakeforestbaptistchurch.org

To find out what your spiritual gifts are, to help others discover their gifts, and to see yourself and others begin sharing gifts and passions for God's kingdom is what thrills Jo Ann's heart. Because others have helped her discover her gifts, she loves doing the same in every ministry setting.

Jo Ann has found out through the years that she could share her gifts of teaching, leading and organizing ministries in every calling because they came as a gift from God for His church. Whether it was at the BSU at Radford University or as a US-2 missionary in Knoxville, Tennessee the opportunity to use her gifts, talents and passions demonstrated God's calling on her life.

When she began the journey of full-time ministry at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Raleigh, followed by service at the Raleigh Baptist Association and then to New Hope Baptist she always found herself equipping adults to serve whether it was for Sunday School, Discipleship Training, WMU, Baptist Men, Stewardship, Deacons, Women's Ministry or missions. At every job she found helping men and women find their place of service to be a calling and a joy.

In every place of service Jo Ann has also brought a sense of joy with her. She loves people, she loves to listen to them, encourage them and bring joy to them. While it might not always be a laugh for everyone, there is always an opportunity to share a smile and a word of encouragement.

Prayer is also a huge part of Jo Ann's life. Through every high and low of her life she has dedicated herself to having a personal devotional time. In that time of praying to the Lord and listening to Him she has come to love Him more and trust Him more.

Jo Ann also loves to teach others how to develop their own prayer life. Whether it is in class instruction or individually she finds the opportunity to encourage others in their prayer life a great need for Christians and a source of strengthening to each individual.

Jo Ann has been married to Ed Stancil for 29 years. They have two children; Heather and Will. Ed retired from Cary Reconstruction as a lead carpenter for Cary Reconstruction.

Serving at Wake Forest Baptist Church has demonstrated Jo Ann's enthusiasm for God's people. At every turn Jo Ann has been there to encourage, instruct, organize and pray for members and guests. It is obvious that she is thrilled to serve with the ministry staff and members of Wake Forest Baptist.

Other Credentials
President of the North Carolina Religious Education Association, 1996; Outstanding Religious Educator of North Carolina ,1997; President of the Metropolitan Religious Education Association, 1995; Adjunct Professor of Baptist History, Christian Education and Supervise Ministry, 1997-2003; Co-professor for WMU of North Carolina 's Women in Christian Leadership Certification Program, 2010, 2011; North Carolina Baptist State Convention Special Work for the Sunday School Dept, 1989-1999; Planning team member and conference leader for Family Ministry Retreats for North Carolina Baptist State Convention, 1998-2008; Certified for for serving with Disaster Relief, Baptist Men's Dept, NCBSC, 2010, 2011