Born in Washington, DC to the late John Middleton and Rosa Middleton. She was educated in the Alexandria, Virginia and District of Columbia public school systems and is a graduate of Ballou Senior High School in Washington, DC. She has been married to the wonderful Pastor Frankey D. Grayton since 1992 and they have three children and one grandson.
Talita gave her life to Christ in 1991 and her and her now husband were baptized at that time. Ever since that day, she has been running for the Lord and has not looked back. She was a faithful member of Enon Baptist Church from 1991 until 2008. While at Enon, she taught Youth Church, Sunday School, and Vacation Bible School. She was also very active in the Women’s Ministry where she coordinated several women’s retreats.
When God called her husband to become the Pastor at Edgewood Baptist Church, she understood that it was a joint call and willingly followed God’s guidance and looked forward to the opportunity to God moving her ministry to the next level. She began leading the Women’s Ministry at Edgewood and has encouraged and enlightened the women of Edgewood to strive to be the virtuous women of God that He has called us to be.
With almost 20 years of marriage “experience,” Talita takes all the time that is needed to pray with and encourage other married women to be the help meets that the Bible instructs us to be. Along, with her husband, she has prepared many couples for marriage and has given biblical guidance to many other couples in crisis who are already married.
Talita is always ready and willing to work to advance the Kingdom of God. She has shared the Word of God with women during fellowships and retreats and looks forward to the many other opportunities that God will give her to be a blessing to others.
Her favorite scripture is Romans 8:28 – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (NIV) This lets her know that no matter the circumstance, God is working it out for her good and that it will eventually be “all good and to God’s glory.”