Dr. Queen Esther McCormick, devoted wife of the late Bishop Samuel McCormick, is the proud mother of six children, grandmother of twelve, and great grandmother of two. Daughter of the late Bishop Solomon, Sr. and Minnie Lee Williams, as a youngster Queen served as an usher, a choir member, Sunday school secretary, state youth superintendent, member of the home and prison outreach ministry, and in other capacities in the church, she worked in ecumenical services under the auspices of Bishop M.F. L. Keith of Keith Dominion House of God which is the Church of the Living God, Pillar and Ground of the Truth Church in the mid 1940’s through 1980.
A 1960 graduate of Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Queen received a diploma from Brown Institute of Broadcasting in 1975; a Bachelor’s Theology from International Seminary, Plymouth, Florida, in June 1986; an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity form Undenominational Bible Institute of James City, North Carolina in 1992; a Master’s of Biblical Studies from Logos Graduate School in Jacksonville, Florida in 1993; and a Doctorate of Ministry from Logos Graduate School in Jacksonville, Florida, 1996; In addition to continuing her education, she was an active participant in political and civic organizations including but not limited to the PTA at her children’s school, the Urban League, Kiwanis, OIC, and Operation Big Vote. In 1971, she ran for school board member at large. She served as President of CUSH (Churches United to Stop HIV) for two years.
In the early 1970’s, Dr. McCormick began her radio ministry at WEXY as a gospel newscaster and gospel radio disc jockey. In 1978, she began to witness on the airways of WEXY for five minutes. This moved what became an extensive career as a radio evangelist. For more than thirty years, Dr. McCormick gave radio audiences words of inspirations on WRBD, WEXY, and WAVS in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was also a presenter at WGEN television station of Miami, Florida. In addition to being the current host of “Feed the Flock” radio ministry, she is founder and president of Compassionate Hearts and Serving Hands, a non-profit organization that offers intervention and prevention services for high risk families residing in Broward County. She has extended the outreach ministry to include Juveniles Achieving Goals and Women of Potency. Dr. McCormick is also founder of Seed Time Academy and Higher Learning, Queen McCormick’s Ministries, and Spring Connection Elect Lady Conference. She is Founder and Ordained Bishop of New Birth House of Prayer for All People Ministries. She was co-founder, along with her late husband Bishop Samuel McCormick, of South Florida Quartet Convention.
At thirty-seven years of age, Dr. McCormick answered a series of visions and audible instructions from God to “Feed the Flock” and to “Assemble All My People.” She entered the ministry full time; she found the time to author a book The Elect Lady in Ministry. Normally a background singer with the nationally known Williams’ Sister gospel singers, Dr. McCormick released her first of four singles “You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do,” in 2006 followed by “No Greater Love,” “Jesus on the Main Line,” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Her life-long singing ministry is now an integral part of her preaching and healing ministry. Recently widowed, Dr. McCormick currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her nationally known singing daughters, The McCormick Sisters, and their families. After having labored in the ministry for over 60 years, Dr. McCormick’s vision for the ministry remains to advance the kingdom of God through active ecumenical teaching and serving. Committed to the cause, this mighty woman of God continues to win souls for the Body of Christ and to “advance the Kingdom of God through Kingdom Works.”