Fellowship Baptist Church, Baltimore
Elizabeth Tedford Miller
Elizabeth Tedford-Miller, affectionately known as “Liz,” is the sixth of eight children born to Ralph and Margaret Tedford of Flint, Michigan. ​

“As for me and my house, we WILL serve the Lord” was her parent’s biblically adopted model. Liz was raised in Christ Assembly Full Gospel Tabernacle Church and accepted the Lord at an early age. It was there she learned the art of being a Choir Director starting at the young age of 8 years old. In 1987 her parents joined Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Flint, MI. Liz was very active in the music ministry there.

On December 14, 1991 she married Joseph Miller and through that union she became a member of Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church where she served in the music ministry as a Choir Director.  They moved to Maryland in 1994 and eventually became active members of Gethsemane Baptist Church in 1996. They remained there until 2008 when the Lord led them to move to become founding members of Fellowship Baptist Church in Baltimore, where The Rev. Michael W. Thornton, Sr. is Pastor. 

Liz joined the Deacons Conference of Baltimore and Vicinity and its Auxiliaries in 2013 and was Consecrated as a Deaconess in September 2016. She became President of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Deacons Conference Baltimore Jan 2017 and is currently serving in that position. Liz is the Executive Assistant to the Women’s Auxiliary President of the National Baptist Deacons Convention of America, Inc. Liz join the UBMC of the State of MD in 2018 and currently serves as Acting Executive Secretary as well as General Secretary for the 2019 Baltimore Host Committee for the NBCCE.

While church was a major part of her family life, Liz’ parents instilled in their children the importance of having a balanced life, which included getting an education and using the gifts and talents God gives to be a blessing to the world. Liz graduated from Flint Central High School in 1987. While in high school she attend the Genesee Area Skill Center and received her PN License. She went on to Mott College where she studied Nursing.  After school she worked in the Nursing field from 1985 through 1991. Since that time, she worked as a Reservation Sales Agent for Northwest Airline, Collections Consultant for Verizon, Finance and Accounting for Corvis Corporation/Broadwing. From 2006 to present she works for a Global Optical Network Company; Managing the office, handling US and Intl Site Coordination, Finance, Accounting and Auctions.

Liz grew up in a household where music was her family’s favorite pastime she was born with a gift from God to bless people with her singing. She has used her gift not only as an accomplished and renown soloist, but also as a Worship Leader, Choir Director, Music Coordinator and Vocal Coach. She has had the opportunity to perform for and in showcases with Gospel greats such as Shirley Caesar, Timothy Wright, Yolanda Adams, Vickie Winans, Dottie Peoples, John P Kee, V Michael McKay, Marvin Winans, Williams Brothers, J Moss and the list goes on. She has sung in Bobby Jones New Artist Showcase in Las Vegas, opened for Kirk Franklin and recorded with Artie Dixon Mays.  Liz learned early on that in order to execute the Gospel effectively you must have a relationship with God. It is this understanding that allows her to humbly and skillfully offer worship to God while blessing the body of Christ.

Her favorite scripture is, Habakkuk 3: 17-19. Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.

Liz lives a full and rewarding life. Along with her work in Ministry and her singing she enjoys being creative, cooking and favorite pastime SHOPPING! She loves to excel in everything she does. She is not afraid of a challenge and is always willing to learn new things.
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