Damita Jo Wilder
Born in Smithfield, NC, Ms. Wilder was the first African-American Child born in the Johnston County Hospital System.
Education: The District of Columbia, and Asheville City School Systems. Attended UNC-Asheville
Family: Three Daughters, One Granddaughter, two Grandsons, Two Great-grand sons, Zion and Carson. One Great-Granddaughter, Sanai
Service in the AME Zion Church:
Assistant Church Secretary
Sunday School Teacher
District Director-Christian Education
Board Chair-Blue Ridge Christian Education
Blue Ridge Conference Board of Examiners Member
Pastor of Mt Zion-Cullowhee for ten years, where she helped develop, and is listed as a Founder of the DIVAS for Jesus, and GQ Ministry of Western Carolina University.
April 2003: Recipient of the Western Carolina University’s Service Award for outstanding service, dedication and commitment to Africa America Students.
To date, Pastor Wilder has been the only Non-Faculty/Staff, Non-Student to ever receive this award.
Member and Officer: Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
Currently serving as Pastor of Varick Chapel AME Zion Church Asheville