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Favorite Scripture:

" 'Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,' says the Lord."

Jeremiah 9:23-24 NKJV

First Lady Jacqui Banks
First Lady Jacqui Banks
  Sister Jacqui Banks (Aubrey) is an adoring wife, and she and Pastor Banks have been married over 40 years. She is the loving mother of their four children and grandmother to Caleb, Genisis, Kristian, Charles, Kelaiah, Harmony, Nadia, Kamryn, Naomi, Ryann and Rashelle. Also, she is the oldest of five sisters and four brothers.

In 1975, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Since that time, she desires to learn and strives to grow in what God would have her to do. Encouraging, listening, speaking, and praying for others is part of what she believes her ministry for the cause of Christ includes.

Sister Banks was born and raised in Wharton County, Texas. She attended Wharton County Junior College where she met and married Mr. Arthur C. Banks in 1974. After he joined the U.S. Air Force, they moved to Duluth, Minnesota where they resided until 1982 when the Lord relocated them to Tacoma, Washington.

The Lord has blessed her to complete both bachelor and master degrees in education. She has been employed for over 20 years at Bates Technical College in several positions. She was a Business and Office Instructor, Associate Dean for Workforce Education, Associate Dean for Academic Instruction & Technical High School, Associate Dean for Home & Family Life and, in 2006, was appointed to Dean for Instruction/Home & Family Life. First Lady Banks retired from Bates in August 2012 after 24 years of faithful service to the college and its student body.

First Lady Banks is involved and participates in community, higher education, and Christian organizations. Currently, she serves as part of the Greater Tacoma Kiwanis and is also a member of Zeta Phi Beta's local Eta Mu Zeta chapter. Sister Banks works with the local and international ministers' wives and widows associations. She is the teacher for the Eastside Baptist Church School Young Adult class, works in the Mission Ministry, Women’s Ministry and weekly early morning Praise & Prayer service. She loves the Lord, her family, her church, and working in whatever vineyard God calls her to. One of her favorite sayings is "This too shall pass." Sister Banks believes and knows that, in all our ways, if we acknowledge Him, He shall direct our path.

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