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How we got started?

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where are we now?

We are ambitiously expanding god's word into the virtual space. we have grown our Vernon chapel a.m.e Detroit church in more ways than ever imagined. yes, the pandemic shocked the world, but god's word knows no boundaries, knows no limits, and will always find a way into the hearts of his disciples. please join us for one of our virtual sunday worship services or our events taking place on facebook live, youtube live, and our zoom platform.

Pastor Sharinese Jackson

Pastor, rev. sharinese jackson

Reverend Sharinese Jackson was proudly born and raised in the city of Detroit, Michigan. She matriculated in the Detroit Public School System (graduate from Cass Technical High) and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She earned a M.A. in Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Prevention Specialist. Her family was one of the founding members of Oak Grove, where she attended since birth. The Nancy Marsh Missionary Society of Oak Grove was named after her Great Grandmother. Reverend Jackson was the former Pastor of Bethel AME in Flint, MI  St. Luke AME in Roseville, MI, and Quinn Chapel AME in Flint, Mi. She also served as the Women in Ministry Coordinator for the Michigan Conference.


Her life work has been dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the young people that she meets. She has a passion for helping our youth and their families which is evidenced in the work that she does. She was employed as a Family and Student Coordinator at Starr Detroit Academy where she counseled families and children. She is an author of a Children’s Book Series entitled “Choices, founder of Your Choice 4 Youth and More Than Conquerors. She is also an advocate for the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Foundation.  

She has been trained as a Crisis Intervention Counselor and volunteered at Common Ground. She also has facilitated groups at shelters for women and families who have been affected by Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse and are Homeless. She has also been the facilitator of a girl mentoring group called D.O.V.E.S. (Daughters of Virtue Empowered Spiritually), and a Church School Teacher. She has always been involved in youth programs such as Girl and Boy Scout Leader, PTA President, Youth Camp Instructor and member of the Youth Ministry Council.

She is currently the proud Pastor of Vernon Chapel AME Church in Detroit, Michigan. Her passion is helping young people and their families develop into the gifted and blessed people God intended for them to be. Her love for God and young people are the inspiration for all that she does. She is a wife (Bryan), mother of two (Dwight and Sydney) and a grandmother of three (Kiah, Kiara and Mackal).  She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She lives by the scripture Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" and Romans 8:37 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”

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