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 Conference.
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.