Meet Dr. Stinson

Sanja Rickette Stinson is an entrepreneur, trailblazer, teacher, author, a game changer, CEO/Executive Director but mostly a child of God. Among Dr. Stinson's many accomplishments is becoming the founding and current CEO/Executive Director of Matthew House Inc., a Daytime Supportive Service Center for the homeless which is celebrating twenty-six years of providing services to the homeless. Matthew House began its mission in July 1993 providing homeless services to men, women, children and family.

Today, Matthew House's administrative offices are located at 3722-28 S. Indiana Ave, Chicago in the heart of the Bronzeville community. Currently, Matthew House manages seventy-five units of supportive housing for the homeless, a computer learning center, employment center, full case management staff and so much more. Sanja's roots and legacy stems from the Westside of Chicago where her parents are the founders of Uncle Remus Saucy Chicken. Uncle Remus is over sixty years old and is now owned and managed by her baby sister Charmaine Rickette. Her parents instilled in them the full purpose of vision and building legacy which she follows today.

Dr. Stinson earned her Bachelor's degree from DePaul University, a Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary, a Master of Education from Concordia University and earned a Doctorate of Ministry from Northern Theological Seminary. She was also awarded an honorary Doctorate of Theology Degree from Rahman Theological School of Ministry. Dr. Stinson mentors seminarians, both male and female, who are pursuing various higher educational degrees in ministry. Her greatest passion is teaching leadership principles to both men and women. Dr. Stinson is the founding pastor of Victory & Grace Christian Church, Chicago and serves as the apostolic covering for True Love Christian Church-Chicago oversees two churches in Ghana, West Africa and Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a John Maxwell graduate completing her trained in coaching and mentoring and continuing her education to become DISCS certified by December 2019.

She also founded Dr. Sanja Stinson Ministries International & Women on the Frontline International Fellowship. Since 2015, Dr. Stinson has hosted an internet television show called: "Women on the Frontline" which is a "live" internet TV show heard every Monday and Friday on Christ Family Network.

Recently, Dr. Stinson established her own network channel, Ruach Covenant Network, in collaboration with BGK Ministries. This new vision and venture is a network that seeks to assist smaller micro-ministries spread the Word of God through media using innovated and new state of the art technology.

Dr. Stinson is the author of two books: Hidden Impact, a collaborative project with Women on the Frontline (released in 2018) and her newest project Vision Unleashed ~ Legacy Ignited (released in March 2020). In 2020 she will be walking into her purpose, birthing forth her coach, training and mentor courses both online and classroom setting. She is a Diversity an Inclusion Consultant teaching both profit and nonprofit organizations and businesses on ensuring racial equity for all.



2018 Phenomenal Woman
Sweet Rose of Sharon Ministries
Apostle Dr. Sharon Peters, Founder/CEO

2018 Woman of the Year Award
Xi Mu Zeta Graduate Chapter

2016 Women of Excellence Award
The Chicago Defender

Apostolic Alliance

New Breed Church
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pastor Michael Gaston
True Love Christian Church

Rev. Irma Spenser
Grace Fellowship Resurrection Church

Rev. Janet Lee

Rev. Eddie Hill