Apostle Bernetta L. Sanders-Peake was born May 4, 1970, to Dr. Willie Sanders, Sr. and Mother Barbara Coleman McKithen in Birmingham, Alabama.
She was the one of nine children and was educated in the Birmingham City School System. She graduated from Phillips High School in May 1988. Apostle Peake received her Bachelor of Art in Interior Design from Virginia College in Birmingham on September 11, 2015.
In 1979, she became a member of Purity Holiness Church of God, North Birmingham where she worshipped until the age of 18. She later joined St. Luke AME Church under the leadership of Rev. Sam and Angela Walker. In 1998 she began serving as a praise and worship leader, Sunday School teacher, Jr. Missionary and Missionary instructor.
In 2000, she received her calling into the ministry and was licensed on all biblical, theological and Methodist teaching. In 2003, she organized several ministries, such as a couple’s ministry, a prison ministry and a women ministry. In 2004, she became the Co-Pastor of Faith of Faith Christian Ministry, being licensed and ordained under Bishop Bruce Carpenter. Shortly following, God assigned her a new position as the apostle and pastor of Holy Temple Christian Ministry which was later renamed to Anointed by God Christian Ministry. She remained the Apostle until her death.
In 2012, she married the love of her life McArthur Peake. They had many glorious years together filled with love, laughter, and family.
Apostle Bernetta Sanders-Peake was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Julia Coleman and Isaiah and Rosie Sanders; mother, Bertha Sanders; five uncles, Albert Coleman, Robert Coleman, Isiah Sanders Jr., James Williams and Dennis Smith; four aunts, Edna Mae Payne, Catherine Robinson, Rebecca Jones and Velma Jenkins; and one brother-in-law, Cleophus King, Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memories: a loving and dedicated husband, McArthur Peake; parents, Dr. Willie Sanders, Sr. and Barbara (Mitchel) McKithen; two dedicated daughters, Terrika (Courtney) Moore and Sharrell Wilson; one special daughter, Brenda (Jonathan) Todd; one special son, Christopher Wilson; two grandchildren, Cortez and Courie Moore; three special grandchildren; Dreylin Blackmon, O’varie Woodall and Serenity Todd; four brothers, James Brown, Jr., Maurice Frazier, Overseer Willie (Katrina) Sanders, Jr. and Edmond Coleman, Jr.; five sisters, Evangelist Wanda King, Missionary Pamela (Elder Walter) Dawson, Minister Cynita (Derrick) Holden, Willa Sanders and Janetha Anderson; a devoted friend, Pastor Sylvester Wilson; a special friend, Terrence Smith; and a great host of the nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors, a loving church family whom she loved dearly and brothers and sisters in Christ.