Bertina Pelzer: Youth & Programming Development
Background & Bio
Washington, DC native, Mrs. Bertina Pelzer, is the wife of Pastor Keith Pelzer and they are the proud parents of two sons, Isaiah and Caleb. Together, they are the leaders of Southern Baptist Church, located in Philadelphia, PA. As a lifelong careered stylist, “Tina” co-owned the Salon, Bold & Beautiful, in Downingtown, PA. She is also the creator and CEO of the non-profit organization, FAVOR – Faces And Voices Of Reason – a youth etiquette, self-esteem building, and goal setting program implemented in schools and churches. She is the leader of the women’s ministry at her church, where she hosts a quarterly, “women’s Night of Healing Service”, and is very active in the community, as well as abroad.
Tina takes pride in fostering the growth of others. As a volunteer coordinator/manager for the Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation for the last 10 years, she recruits, trains, and manages interested volunteers with the hope of adding value to their lives. This service is so dear to her because it creates an opportunity for others to learn and grow.
Coming from a very untraditional upbringing, she was determined not to become a product of her circumstances. Throughout her journey, she has overcome several obstacles and helped many along the way. She is known among her peers as “The Rescuer” because she always reaches out to help those in need, especially women and children.
As an inspiring leader, motivational speaker, teacher, entrepreneur, mother, and friend, she devotes her life to serving God and serving others.