Joyce Sherrard

                                   Joyce Clark Sherrard 

                                                    Church Secretary

  “If I can help somebody as I pass along the way, then my living will not be in vain…”  This statement truly epitomizes Joyce Sherrard, St.  Matthew Missionary Baptist Church Administrator for seventeen of the thirty plus years she has worked in the administrative assistant/secretarial field.  She has been a servant of God throughout her life.  She is the wife of Charles W. Sherrard, Sr. and the mother of one son, Charles Jr. and one daughter, Sherrhonda.  They two are the grandparents of two granddaughters; Ashley & Saniah, and six grandsons; Sean, Matthew, Michael, Charles, III, Deondre & Damarcus.
 While serving at St. Matthew, Mrs. Sherrard has worn numerous hats, serving as Administrative Assistant to Pastor Leroy Lacy, secretary of the church, advisor to numerous members, bookkeeper, editor of publications, wedding director, coordinator of events as well as in many other capacities when the need arises.  An humble servant of God, few know the vast areas that her position entails.  Those who know her describe her as dedicated, visionary, innovative and resourceful.
 She enjoys listening to gospel music, reading and shopping.  Her loves are God, her family and her church.  Her philosophy of life is:  “I am only one, but I am one, I cannot do everything, but I should do something and what I should do, I must do and what I must do, by the grace of God I will do for “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.”