First Lady Wanda Minter was raised in Washington, D.C., and is a product of the D.C. public school system. As a graduate of H.D. Woodson Sr. High School, she continued her education and graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
After working as an accounting technician for the Department of Housing & Urban Development, Wanda entered an accountant internship program with the U.S. Army. Following the completion of her internship, she accepted a position as an operating accountant with a Department of Defense intelligence agency. She retired from that Department of Defense agency in April 2011 after a successful 33-year federal accounting career.
As a child, she attended Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.. Wanda accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior in the spring of 1980. She later became a member of Maple Springs Baptist Church to which she credits the larger part of her Christian education and maturity. She remained at Maple Springs until she married her childhood friend, Minister Anthony L. Minter. Since joining her husband at First Rock, she has served as a Sunday school teacher for several classes, as a Sunday school department superintendent for middle/high school classes, and bookkeeper for the First Rock Baptist Church Christian School. She has taught at women’s conferences, retreats, and regularly teaches at the Sisters of Worth monthly fellowships. Currently, she serves as the ministry lead for the Sisters of Worth Ministry.
Wanda and Pastor Minter currently reside in Fort Washington, Maryland with their three children, Vashti, Christina, and Anthony J., and granddaughter, Aidyn.