A woman who wears numerous hats, Paula L. Staton is a wife, a mom, an entrepreneur, a mentor and an educator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She is the dedicated wife of the Billy T. Staton Jr., Senior Pastor of the Providence Saint John Baptist located in Upper Marlboro, Md. They are the proud parents of one son, Benjamin T. Staton. Most of all, First Lady Paula loves God and she gets no greater joy than helping people accept and receive the overwhelming love that God has for them.
First Lady Paula accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior in 1992. Shortly thereafter in 1995, she began serving in the youth ministry at First Baptist Church of Glenarden, where she met her husband, the absolute love of her life. Serving in the youth ministry helped her discover her love for young people, which is evident in her classroom, as she pours into each student as if they were her own.
Over the years, First Lady Paula has been yielding faithfully to God’s unique purpose for her life. As she began serving with her husband in ministry, God has given her a passion for helping other women find their purpose in life and to walk in the fullness of what God has called them to do. She serves as the director of Women’s Ministry and the Department Head of the Family Ministries at Providence Saint John Baptist Church. She continues to yield to the call and the purpose that God has for her and is grateful that He chooses to use her.