Deacon Dwight Ellard, Treasurer

Dwight D. Ellard has served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church (GMCHC) in Washington, DC since 1989. His range of responsibilities cover the circumference of managing all business affairs for the church and its 8,000 members. He serves as one of the managers for a staff of over 50 full-time church employees, and he’s one of the right arms to the Senior Pastor. Although Dwight has a full schedule as COO, he continues to serve the ministry as a Deacon and member of the Trustee Board. His duties on the Trustee Board focuses on the additional financial management processes of the church as directed by the trustees to include overseeing auxiliary accounts and payroll, preparing financial statements, property acquisition and development, and assisting in the establishment of office and church policies and procedures. He has also been responsible for leading the Wednesday morning, 6:00 a.m. church prayer since 1987.


In addition to his responsibilities at GMCHC, Dwight serves as the Director of Finance of the Mount Calvary Holy Churches of America, Inc. He is also an Executive Board Member and the Business Manager for the Network for Church Administrators, an organization established to promote excellence in church administration.


Dwight was born in Fort Riley, Kansas. He is a product of the District of Columbia Public School system, and furthered his education at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. In 1978, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.


In 1981, Dwight married the former Tammy Lee Cranford. Through this union, Dwight and Tammy were blessed with one child, Jessica Lauren. In 1984, Dwight, Tammy, and Jessica joined the Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church. Dwight’s dedication to the ministry and the care in which he takes in managing the church business is an extension of his genuine love for God and His people.

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