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C.L. Ratliff Scholarship
Bishop C. L. Ratliff
Founding Pastor



Bishop C.L. Ratliff invested her entire life to the work of the ministry. Determined to see others free from spiritual and natural bondages, she tirelessly gave of herself and her finances. Once she accepted Christ in 1949, Bishop C. L. Ratliff became a spiritual trailblazer who paved the way for others, ready and willing to assist those who desired help from God. From having prayer and Bible Study in her home with neighborhood children to putting herself in harm’s way for the security of others, she relentlessly sought their deliverance. In addition, Bishop C. L. Ratliff believed that along with a spiritual foundation, education was vital for a person to attain success in life. So that many could attend college, she personally paid their tuition and then made sure that they had transportation to and from school. Bishop Clithiel Ratliff dedicated her life to loving and helping people; and because of this, her legacy will always be remembered. 


The C. L. Ratliff Scholarship Foundation will grant scholarships to selected graduating seniors living in the mid-South area who have been accepted to a college, university or vocational/technical school where the students will enroll for the fall of 2024.  


The C.L. Ratliff Scholarship was first awarded in 1995 to three recipients because her children came together to create the scholarship fund to honor her legacy.  We have now awarded over 100 scholarships within that time period.  Deadlines and requirements for the 2023-2024 scholarship season can acquired by clicking on the link above.  

2019 C.L. Ratliff Recipients


From Left Top Row: Speaker-Michael Adrian Davis, Co-Pastor Westbrook, Pastor Westbrook Middle Row: Alexus Dockery, Mariah Mosley, Jacobi Rice, Lloyd Smith,

Bottom Row: Natavion Westbrook, Angel Lewis

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