Glenda & Dair Sutton
– Senior Pastors –
Meet Our Pastors
Dair and Glenda Sutton are the Senior Pastors of Family Affair Ministries Fellowship, located on the east side of Nashville, TN. The Suttons have two married sons: Dale and his wife Chika, and Sean and his wife Grace. They also have been blessed with four wonderful grandchildren. In regards to ministry, the Suttons have been a force of change over the last 25 years while serving God in East Nashville. The evidence of the call on their lives has been seen in many ways.
- Ministry through a 7 year radio broadcast, “It’s A Family Affair”
- Opening a Family Center in Berkshire Place Apartments in 2002
- Receiving the Presidential Award for Volunteerism in 2006
- Presented with a Resolution from Nashville Mayor Purcell for community change efforts
- Providing after school programs in the Stratford School Cluster for over 9 years
- Providing job placement and job training to the community through a variety of programs including ServSafe.
- And many more ways…
Pastor Glenda Sutton’s Story
Pastor Glenda Gleaves Sutton, like every born again believer, has a date of birth and a date of rebirth known as the born again experience. From the time of being born again, she has set herself to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, so that all the rest could be added at the appointed time(Matthew 6:33). And she did. She now serves as Founder and CEO of Family Affair Ministries, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization located in East Nashville, TN, alongside her husband Dair Sutton.
In 1988, while working in Avon Park, Florida as an Air Traffic Controller, Glenda began to feel compelled to teach others the simplicity of God’s love. Her then pastor, Elder Clarence Black of Antioch Temple Church of God in Christ (also in Avon Park, FL) confirmed this desire she felt to indeed be the prompting of the Holy Spirit of God. Glenda’s desire for God’s righteous was more than a mere “feeling” and exploded from every area of her life. He, nor anyone she encountered, could deny the calling of God on her life. Elder Black, seeing the Fruit of the Spirit taking very deep root in Glenda, then licensed her to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He afterward instructed her to prepare for a journey that would change life as she knew it forever – and change it did.
She and her two boys left all of the comforts of a place called home to pursue a place called grace. Asked of God to trust Him, they boarded a Greyhound bus after giving away all of their belongings except for 7 days’ worth of clothing. Asked of God to seek Him in the Nashville Women’s Rescue Mission (homeless shelter), she and her sons submitted, living there for 21 days. Asked of God to be his hands extended in the public housing arena, she did; she and her sons lived in James Cayce Homes for 10 years. The ministry of reaching and teaching the poor began on the day that they moved in.
Ten years into the call, she met and married her husband Dair Sutton, who came and caught the vision and walked with her. God raised a team of awesome men and women who also caught the vision and helped her walk it out. Glenda has always believed God for the fulfillment of his promises, and all the promises of God are “Yes and Amen” (2 Corinthians 1:20). Glenda is a true servant of God. Her soul’s desire is to be used for His service while remaining as clay in the master potter’s hands.