Committed to seeing God's glory and reformation manifested throughout the Carolinas, the United States and the nations, Strategic Alliance International has developed a strong Apostolic Leadership Team and Board of Advisors.
Apostle/Founder - Apostolic Council Leader
Mary Medford is an ordained minister and commissioned Apostle. She is Founder of Strategic Alliance International, Inc., whose mission is to equip, release and establish apostolic-prophetic ministries and provide spiritual covering and accountability for strategic level intercessors.
She is also Founder of Strategic City-Reaching Ministries(started in 1995) / Carolina Strategic Prayer Alliance (started in 2008), an apostolic-prophetic strategic-level intercessory prayer ministry and network for the Carolinas. She is also Apostolic State Prayer Coordinator for North Carolina for the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network since 2009 (HAPN) (Dr. John Benefiel) and the US Reformation Prayer Network since 2009 (Mike & Cindy Jacobs); and North Carolina State Leader for the National Governors' Prayer Team since 2006. Mary was ordained by The Missionary Church International in 2000, commissioned as an Apostle in March 2012 by Apostle Barbara Wentroble, commissioned by Dr. Chuck Pierce of Glory of Zion International as a Ministry of Zion in September 2012, and commissioned as Apostle by Apostle John Benefiel of the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network in December 2013.
She graduated with a Masters of Arts degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2000 which focused on prayer and spirituality, studying under Dr. C. Peter Wagner; and is currently a Doctoral student with Wagner Leadership Institute. She is married to Pastor Jeff Medford and works as an RN in Charlotte, NC.
Jeff Medford is an ordained minister and pastor, and is aligned with Apostle Ron Carpenter of Redemption World Outreach in Greenville, SC. In addition to having preached and pastored church congregations, he has ministered and counseled in the areas of domestic violence and sexual abuse, and has a passion for counseling and discipling men, and a gift for "being real" and transparent.
In addition, Jeff has a "Daddy's Heart" and loves to impart a Father's blessing and be a "Daddy" to his own children and a spiritual father to spiritual sons and daughters. Jeff is married to Apostle Mary Medford..
Prophet/Seer/Advisor, Prophetic Ministry
Ruth Mangiacapre is a prophetic minister, teacher, and seer in the body of Christ. She pioneered Impact ministry of the Triad in 2007 after serving as an associate pastor for seven years in North Carolina.
Ruth’s passion is to train, equip and release people into their gifts and callings. This is accomplished through conferences, preaching/ teaching and retreats. She has been teaching the School of the Prophets for the past three years in High Point, North Carolina at New Day the Church at High Point where she and her husband are part of the leadership team. She has graduated over 100 students and has over 40 enrolled in the current session. She has traveled both here and abroad, releasing the word of the Lord.
Ruth knows that the strength of her life and ministry rests in the simplicity of loving and knowing God intimately, living His word in integrity, and communing with the Holy Spirit.
She and her husband relocated to North Carolina in 1989 from Long Island NY. They have one son, one daughter, a son-in-law, and two grandsons whom they adore. Both of her children know the Lord. They are ordained under Bishop Bill Hamon of Christian International and Apostles Mike and Debbie Sirianni, pastors at New Day the Church at High Point.
Shirley R. Brown
Apostle/Advisor - Apostolic Ministry
Shirley Robinson Brown a noted author and entrepreneur was born and raised in West Virginia. She relocated to the state of North Carolina in 1989.
Dr. Brown has a diverse ministerial background which birthed Destiny International Ministries (www.destinyintministries.org) where she is the Founder and Senior Pastor and SRB Ministries (www.SRBM.org,) where she is the founder and president.
Dr. Brown was confirmed as a Minister of the Gospel under the Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship. She was commissioned as an Apostle in January 2011 by Apostle Barbara Wentroble. Dr. Brown is a Board Certified Christian Life Coach (BCCLC) and a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC).
Her current tutelage and apostolic covering is under Apostle Ron Carpenter Jr. of Redemption World Outreach Center in Greenville, SC. She is also in covenant relationship with Chuck Pierce, Glory of Zion, and Dale & Barbara Wentroble of International Breakthrough Ministries (IbM); and is a member of the Executive Network of IbM.