de Raye Sisco, a native Washingtonian, gave her life to the Lord at the age of twelve and was baptized at The New Macedonia Baptist Church in Southeast, Washington, DC, under the loving leadership of her late pastor, Reverend Dr. Robert L. Walls, Sr. de Raye earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Towson University in Towson, Maryland and a Master of Health Administration from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
After a very successful 15-year career in health administration, the Lord led de Raye to leave Corporate America, when she was, at the time, serving in dual roles as the Compliance Director at the Washington Hospital Center and Corporate Compliance Manager of its parent company, MedStar Health. She accepted the position of administrator at her church, where she has served faithfully since January 2005 under the dynamic leadership of her pastor, Reverend Patrick J. Walker. Serving as the church’s Chief Operating Officer since 2011, beyond day to day operations and financial management for the church’s main campus in Southeast, Washington, DC and its Evangel Campus in Northeast, Washington, DC, de Raye is responsible for the overall management of the church’s Robert L. Walls Senior Citizens Center, a 48 unit apartment building, as well as, the management of three rental properties, and the construction of new property. de Raye is also involved in other aspects of ministry within her church. She is an instructor in New Macedonia’s Discipleship Ministry, founder and director of the church’s drama ministry, and she ministers musically with the praise team. de Raye is committed to serving the people of God, with her ultimate purpose being to bring glory to her Lord and Savior.
A committed learner, who consistently strives for excellence, de Raye has earned her certification in Church Administration by The Church Network, formerly known as the National Association of Church Business Administration. She also serves on the board of directors for the Network of Church Administrators. de Raye is founder of and principal consultant for Jethro Church Management, a church operations and financial management consulting company. It is her desire to help pastors and church leaders establish or improve their church’s organizational structure and internal financial controls for the purpose of effective ministry.
de Raye is married to the love of her life, Reverend Jeffery Sisco, and they are the proud parents of adult daughters, Jacqui Sisco and Kierra Sisco and grandparents to Jayla, Ava and Chase.
Personally and professionally, de Raye strives to rest in God’s sovereignty, trusting His word…“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV.