Evangelist Elizabeth Hammonds Douglas was born to the late Haskell and Amanda Franklin on June 27, 1930. She departed this life on September 3, 2019. To know Evangelist Elizabeth Douglas was to know a great woman of God. She had been saved about 70 years in the Apostolic Faith. Evangelist Elizabeth Douglas believed in the baptism in Jesus name, being filled with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and living a holy clean life. She lived, taught, and preached what she Believed. She prayed many through until they received the Holy Ghost and until they spoke in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. She was known to tell people, “Get back down and pray,” when they did not get their breakthrough. She loved people, and she loved ministry. One of her favorite sayings was as follows:
“I know who I am; I’m a new creature in Christ Jesus. I’m a child of God; I’m an heir of God. I’m a joint heir with Jesus Christ. I’m the righteousness of God…..and nobody…..but NOBODY… has a better right to the name Jesus than I.”
She is the last Charter member of Zion Tabernacle, where under the pastorship of the late Walter J. McClellen, she received the Baptist name, Jesus, and the infilling of the Holy Ghost. She was later called to ministry and counseling by God. In 1987 when Zion Tabernacle merged with Zion Upper Room Apostolic Faith Church, she continued as Evangelist, counselor, and teacher until she became too sick to work the ministry. Her pastor at Zion Upper Room was Bishop Isaac Williams Jr.
She leaves to mourn her siblings Arvella Sparks, Naomi Franklin, Helga Bonner, Esther Ford, Charles (France) Franklin. Also, she leaves to mourn her children Edith Carrethers, Earl (Oditte) Hammonds, Gloria Pearson, Virgil Hammonds, Joe (Patricia) Hammonds, Dorrine (Johnny) Chumbly, Tracy (Jack) Bell, Michella Hammonds, Sherry (Gerald) Batchelor, Hope Hammonds, and a host of nieces, nephews and grandchildren.