Shanderlynn Alfred is the wife of Pastor Antonio Alfred and mother of four darling children. As first lady of the St John Missionary Baptist Church, she serves in various ministries including the Nursery, Praise and Mime Dance Coordinator, Black History Dance and Drama Production, and the Staging Committee. In addition, she is a full-time home maker and home school teacher. Prior to leaving the work place, she enjoyed a productive career in Financial Management.


Affectionately known as “African Violet” by our Pastor, Sis Alfred was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating high school, she enrolled at Louisiana State University (LSU) to pursue a B.S. in Advertising and Marketing.


In her fourth year of college, Sis Alfred relocated to Bakersfield, California with her mother. Shortly after arriving to Bakersfield, she moved to southern California where she met her husband to be, Pastor Alfred. After marriage, they relocated to Bakersfield. They have been happily married for more than 19 years.


Sis Alfred is always energetic and cheerful. She loves to share an encouraging word to those who need to be lifted up.

Her warm smile and caring heart makes her easy to approach. She is particularly fond of our youth and wants to see them given abundant opportunity to grow. Our First Lady is committed, as all of St John MBC, to “Serving a Winner by Living the Word”.