Mother Pete was reared in the Church of God in Christ. She was baptized in the first indoor pool of First Church of God in Christ in Crowley, under the pastorate of the late Elder Leroy D. Winbush. Her walk in holiness began in the Sunshine Band and continued through Sunday School, Purity Class, YPWW and regular worship services. Having served in the local church as Sunday School Secretary, Sunday School teacher and class leader in various auxiliaries as well as the Sunday School Secretary for Western Louisiana Jurisdiction COGIC under the late Bishop John White. Mother Pete found serving the Lord to be an enjoyable task that causes no trouble. She is proud of her journey.
After coming to Albany Georgia, Mother Pete affiliated with Monroe Street Church of God in Christ under the pastorate of the late Bishop J. Howard Dell. Her service at Monroe Street has included Sunday School teacher, Senior Choir President, Bible Band member, Assistant Church Mother, and Women's Department worker. Within the Albany District, she has served as a District Sunday School Adult Class teacher and District Chairlady. In Northern Georgia Jurisdiction COGIC, Mother Pete has been a member of the State Choir, Chair of the Business and Professional Women's Auxiliary and served as a Women's Department worker. Mother Pete is licensed as a missionary in the Church of God in Christ. She was licensed by Supervisor Diane L. Jenkins of Northern Georgia Jurisdiction during the tenure of Bishop Adrian D. Williams as Prelate. Presently, Mother Pete serves at the Monroe Street COGIC (now known as Words of Restoration COGIC) as Adult Class Sunday School Teacher.
As an educator, Mother Pete served as a teacher at Ross Elementary School in Crowley Louisiana, Acadia Parish Training School in Rayne Louisiana, and Flintside Elementary School in Albany Georgia. Her educational service in Albany also included Reading Specialist at Lincoln Heights Elementary School, 1st Parent Coordinator of the Dougherty County Title I program, Dougherty County's 1st female Assistant Principal (Lincoln Heights Elementary School), Assistant Principal of Lake Park Elementary School, Principal of Flintside Elementary School, Assistant Principal of Sylvandale Elementary School and Principal of th e Dougherty County Pre-K Program. Mother Pete is now retired. Since her retirement she has served as a tutor at the Bethel Housing Project in Albany Georgia.
Mother Pete's professional and civic accomplishments are numerous: Albany Area Council of Reading President; Lincoln Heights Elementary Reading Teacher of the Year. As a member of the Georgia Council of International Reading Association Mother Pete has served as charter member, corresponding secretary, vice president and president. She has also served as the Doutherty County Elementary Principals Association president; Semper Fidelis Nursery School Advisory Board Secretary; Secretary of Delta Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Dougherty County Retired Educators Association corresponding secretary and service in other organizations.
Mother Pete has one daughter, Dr. Reve' M. Pete.