In 1887, Stans­ber­ry was pastor of the Mt. Pis­gah Church in Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. By 1907, he was an AME presiding elder in Phil­a­del­phia. By 1916, he was pastor of the Bridge Street AME Church in Brook­lyn, New York. He held a Doctor of Divinity degree.

  1. Hattie (Stans­ber­ry)