Bachelor, College New Rochelle, 1983. Master in Professional Studies, New York Theological Seminary, 1985. Master in Humanities, Center Humanities New York, 1985.
Doctor of Theology of Bible, International Seminary Florida, 1990. Doctor of Divinity, Baltimore College Bible, 1988.
Pastor Holy Redeemer Baptist Church, Brooklyn, since 1961. Family therapist Beth Israel Hospital, New York City, 1980—1998. Minister New York City World's Fair.
Liaison New York City Community Board District 16. Vice president Women's National Evangelical and Missionary Conference, 1996—2001. President World Conference Gospel Explosion, since 1994, United Ladies Ministers Counsel, 1978—1999.
President Eastern New York branch Women's National Evangelical and Missionary Conference, 1997—2001. President Mother's Board Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 1940—1951. Member of New York City Clergy Conference, Eastern Baptist Conference, Southern Baptist Conference, National Baptist Conference.
Married Calvin Staggers, Junior, May 18, 1938. Children: Luther, Gervis, Earlie Mae, Curtis, Herbert, Betty Joann, Yvonne.