First Lady

Mother Nettie Groover

First Lady of the Fisherman of Men Church

State Mother & Missionary President of the Mid-Atlantic Diocese, Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc.

Mother Nettie Groover, a native of South Carolina, First Lady of the Fisherman of Church and State Mother of the Mid-Atlantic Diocese is the quintessential standard of motherhood in the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Her faith, significant and continuing contributions over the years have qualified her as one of the outstanding Diocese Mothers. Mother Groover is an exceptionally talented individual, a true Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ asset and a highly valued mother whose daily contributions easily add significant value to her family, church, diocese, international organization and community.

The true quality of Mother Groover’s contributions to the work of the Lord and Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ can be measured by the impact and range of her accomplishments. Saved at the age of 16, she completed high school in Fort Pierce FL, attended Harbsion Jr. College in SC, and attended numerous seminars and workshops. She worked as a Corresponding Secretary in the Federal Government and as a Teachers Aid in the District of Columbia Public Schools System. Mother Groover has been saved for 58 years during which she had a bout with cancer and was healed. She is the devoted wife of 47 years to Bishop Clarence Groover Sr., mother of four children and one grandson. Working with the local church, she assisted her husband Bishop Clarence Groover in establishing the Fisherman of Men Church in Washington DC. In doing so, she learned to play the piano to provide music for the services. Mother Groover has served faithfully and diligently as Missionary President, Ministers and Deacon Wives Guild President, Church Musician, Sunday School Teacher, Co-anchor of the church’s radio broadcast, Church Fund Raiser and participated annually on Black History programs for the US postal Service. Mother Groover has also, served as State Mother of the Mid-Atlantic Diocese for the last 39 years and as Corresponding Secretary of the International Minister and Deacon Wives Guild for four years. Her considerable intellect, innate creativity and motherly demeanor have been her hallmarks over the years.

By her actions, Mother Groover continues to serve as an invaluable role model to all that are striving for excellence. Over the years her contributions have brought honor and respect to her local church and church organization. She has served consistently at the highest levels in good times and bad, and has given her best to the Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ Of The Apostolic Faith Inc. She has earned the respect and admiration of her family, colleagues, associates and Christians throughout the church organization the community. She well deserves a place among the Outstanding Women of Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith Inc.