Mother Willie Mae Rivers, The Sixth COGIC International Supervisor Of Women
Nother Willie Mae Riveers was appointed the International General
Supervisor of The Church Of God In Christ in April 1997. She continues
to work in that office through effectively leading the women of the Church
of God in Christ through programs, scholarships and training. As President of the
Women's International Convention, Church of God in Christ, Inc.,
Mother Willie Mae Smalls Rivers has touched and will continue to touch the lives
of many people throughout the world. It was said that she was born
"to be diffferent" on February 20, 1926to the late Robert and Ana Mitchell Smalls.
As a child, Willie Mae exemplified great promise that she would one day contribute
greatly to mankind, because "Willie Ray" (as she was affectionately called
by her loving father), was and still is concerned about the welfare of others.
Mother Rivers received her education in the Berkley and
Charleston Countys Schools Systems.
Her Christian experience began as a child. She attended the Mt. Zion AME
Church Sunday School, and because of her interest and dedication, she represented
her church as a delegate to many conventions. The Presiding Elder once remarked
"This child will one day be a great leader.....she has a mark on her life".
At the age of 15, June 26, 1941, Willie May Smalls was united in Holy matrimony
to David Rivers. Their marriage lasted just short of 56 years until his demise
May 15, 1997. This union was blessed with 12 children - 2 sons and 10 daughters.