I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.] Philippians 4:13 AMP

Ministry Leader, Counselor, Advocate for Children

Born on June 4, 1959, Ruby August was raised in Natchitoches, Louisiana where she was later baptized at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church by Pastor Emeal Jones in 1971. In 1977, after graduating high school, she attended Northwestern State University and later  moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she started her career in the field of banking.

In 1985, Sister August moved to Houston, Texas and joined True Light Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. E. L. Lott. Working at First City Bank of Texas, she met and began dating Walter August Jr. in December 1985. They married on November 7, 1987 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in downtown Houston.

Sister August continued her employment at the bank and served in various ministries at True Light Missionary Baptist Church. In 1994, she and Pastor August started Bethel’s Family Baptist Church where she served as Children’s Ministry founder/director and as the director of Bethel’s Christian Academy, our accredited child education entity. She currently serves as co-director of Bethel’s Christian Academy. From dawn until dusk, she works to ensure that children grow spiritually, mentally and physically within a safe and nurturing environment. When she’s not at the Academy, Sister August serves as a leader in Women’s Ministry, assisting and leading women’s conferences and classes as a facilitator and counselor.