Yolanda F Beard was born and raised in Newark, NJ. She was educated through the City of Newark Public School System. She also earned a Master’s Degree of Business Administration at Dowling College. Yolanda accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Bethel Sunshine Camp while she was a member of Mt. Pleasant Pentecost Faith Church, Bronx, NY under the leadership of Pastor Emmanuel Pope. During her time there she led the Children’s Ministry, taught Sunday School and was a member of the Usher Board. She was also ordained as a Missionary Evangelist. In 2006 Yolanda joined Higher Heights Ministry Center in Danville VA. She served as Leader over the Children’s Ministry and now the Women’s Ministry. Yolanda was ordained Elder in November 2018.
Yolanda founded and owns a travel agency, B and B Travel Getaways. She loves traveling, reading and gardening. She is employed by the City of Durham as a Senior Systems Analyst. Elder Yolanda Beard is married to Bishop Timothy R Beard, has 1 son, Terrill Coles; 2 daughters, Kendra Beard and Keona Barringer and 1 grandson, Carter Barringer.