Dr. Jazz, The Daughter of Thunder” is a
native of the Island of Trinidad and Tobago. She accepted the Lord Jesus
Christ at a very early age and shortly after accepted God’s calling upon
her life and went into full time ministry. Dr. Jazz is the Senior Pastor
of the Shiloh Baptist Church in York, PA, and Founder and President of
The Daughter of Thunder and Dr. Jazz Ministries.
Dr. Jazz’ life goal and mission is to encourage, equip and empower the
world through the written and spoken Word. True to her name sake,
“Daughter of Thunder,” Dr. Jazz’ preaching and teaching ministry makes a
thunderous sound in the earth and in the mind and hearts of those who
come in contact with her ministry.
One who “shows herself to be approved,” Dr. Jazz is a graduate of the
Practical Bible College in Vestal, NY, and the Washington Bible College
in Lanham, MD. She received her Master’s in Theological Studies from the
Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio and her Doctor of Ministry
Degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
An accomplished pastor, teacher and preacher, Dr. Jazz is a proven
trailblazer of Shiloh “firsts”. She is noted for being the first female
to pastor a Baptist church in York, PA. Dr. Jazz ordained the first
women as Deacons in the history of Shiloh.
A sought after preacher, teacher and speaker locally and abroad, her
preaching invitations include: Shaw University, Howard University’s
School of Divinity, Dillard University and Hampton Ministers’
Conference. She has preached in Nigeria, West Africa, the Bahamas, and
her native, Trinidad and Tobago, just to name a few.
Dr. Jazz has received numerous awards and recognitions. The African
American Pulpit Judson Press Publication nominated her as one of the “20
to Watch Young Preachers in the New Millennium”. In 2010, Dr. Jazz
received the Gardner C. Taylor Distinguished Preaching Award, and was
featured in the Gardner C. Taylor Distinguished Preaching Series.
On May 6, 2012, Dr. Jazz published her first book “Dancing with Broken
Bones” and in 2013 hosted her first Dancing with Broken Bones Women’s
The anointed preaching and teaching ministry of Dr. Jazz can be viewed
weekly on her church website: sbcyork.org. Dr. Jazz greatest desire is
to be found faithful in the task God has given her.
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