Our Pastor’s Wife
Rev. Tresa Ransom was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa in 1989. She worked as an engineer for IBM, Iowa Communications Network and Qwest Communications.
She met her husband, Pastor James Z. Ransom, while in college. They were married in 1985 and are the parents of three daughters, Traya, Trakaya and Trinity and one son, Samuel.
In 1992, while sitting in a church service God called Rev. Ransom to preach the Gospel with a simple word, “Preach!” When she heard God’s voice, she tried to reason that it was due to her longing to hear the word taught and preached uncompromisingly. However, deep in her heart she knew that the Lord had called her. She prayed that God give her further instruction as to when to go forth. Approximately six months later, while sitting in a home bible study, she heard the voice of God again. This time the word from God was “It’s time!”
Rev. Ransom preached her trial discourse at Morning Star Baptist Church and was initially licensed by Pastor Alex Crawford, Jr. She has also been licensed and ordained by Pastor Dan Berry of Cornerstone Family Church in Des Moines, Iowa and Episcopal Pastor John A. Cherry of From the Heart Church Ministries in Suitland, Maryland.
While serving alongside her husband, Rev. Ransom has worked in various ministerial capacities. She has ministered in various church conferences locally, nationally and internationally. Some of the work she has done includes women’s ministry; Minister of music for children, youth and adult choirs; teacher, counselor and playwright.
The proof of her call has truly been evidenced in the lives of the people that our Lord has used her to touch. Many souls have been saved and lives have been changed to the glory of God.