Historic Reflectiions - Supervisors
Above 1st Seat 2nd Row:  Madam Emily Bramm Bibby; 1st Row Left To Right:  
Mother Mattie McGlothen; Mother Emma Francis Crouch;
A Young Mother Willie Mae Rivers
Below Left To Right:  Mother Willie Mae Rivers,
Mother Louise Patterson, Bishop Christopher C. Owens
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.
In 1946 Mother Rivers attended a revival one night and after hearing the
gospel preached (by husband and wife team, Supt. Jacob C. and Missionary
Francina Dantzler), she believed and was baptized in the Holy Ghost.
She became a member of the Calvary Church of God in Christ.
She became the church mother at the age of 20, and she still serves within that
capacity.  Because of her dedication, Mother Rivers was chosen to serve as
the District Missionary, and later Assistant Supervisor to the Late Mother
Alice Saunders.  In 1968 she was appointed as and is presently the
Supervisor of The Department Of Women for the South Carolina Jurisdiction. 
Her dedication to God, and her splendid leadership qualities have been
exemplified through her faithfulness to the Church of God in Christ.
Mother Rivers has served on the National level within the following capacities:
International Marshal ~ International Women's Convention Chairperson
of The Board of Supervisors ~ Member of the Executive Board ~ Member of the Screening Committee Coordinator ~ Leadership Conference Instructor ~
District Missionaries Class Member ~ Steering Committee ~ 
International Women's Convention Third Assistant Supervisor ~
International Women's Convention Second Assistant Supervisor ~
International Women's Convention First Assistant Supervisor ~
International Supervisor of the Women's Convention. 
Below, Mother Willie Mae Rivers Is Receiving The C. H. Mason Award
From the Religious Workers Guild, Inc.;
Center ~ Bishop Chandler David Owens;
Bishop Christopher C. Owens, National President of The Religious Workers Guild, Inc.
Since her appointment as General Supervisor of the Women's Department,
Mother Rivers has been featured in the May 1999 edition of Charisma Magazine,
and on February 3, 2000, she had her first appearance on the 700 Club.
She continues to minister to individuals in need in her community.
Mother Rivers has continued for a number of years to spread the gospel through
the "Evangelist Speaks" ministry on WIUA 106.1 (St. Stevens, SC),
WLGO 1170 AM (Columbia, SC), and WBBE 1450 (Memphis, TN) radio stations.
Mother Rivers is also Founder and President of the Community Christain Women
and Men Fellowship, which was organized to reach people in all walks of life.
Giving all praises to God, this fellowship has been a blessing to many souls
through spiritual enrichment.  Aid is provided to those
less fortnate and the bereaved received love and comfort through
their time of sorrow.
Mother Rivers is a true servant of God and has touched the life of her son, the Late
Samuel Rivers.  She continues to touch the lives of her 10 daughters,
20 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 3 sisters, uncles, aunts, many cousins,
her community and the Grand Ole' Church of God in Christ Family.
Below, Mother Willie Mae Rivers ~ Meek ~ Humble ~Determined ~ Strong!
General Supervisor Of The Women's Department Of The COGIC 
Sharing A Happy Moment With The Presiding Bishop Of The
Church Of God In Christ ~ Bishop Charles Edward Blake
Supervisor Willie Mae Rivers (1997 - Present)
Above we see Mother Rivers partnering with Bishop Christopher
C. Owens, (President and Founder of the Religious Workers Guild, Inc.)
in presenting an award to Msny. Shirley Owens, wife 
of the Late Chandler David Owens. 
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