"I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall
fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking," says the Lord. Jeremiah 23:4
Bishop Everett H. Jefferson, Sr. was born and raised in Helena, Arkansas. He was
born again at the age of twenty-one in St; Louis, Missouri under the pastorate of the honorable Bishop James A. Johnson and
the Bethesda Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith. As a member of Bethesda Temple, he committed his life to the Lord first
by living the written and preached Word and dedicated himself to the teaching ministry in Sunday school as teacher and superintendent
and Children's Church president.
In August 1977, the Lord called Bishop
Jefferson to the ministry the Gospel of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He has served faithfully for 25 years of ministry
teaching and preaching in the Pentecostal AssMaster's Degree in Pastoral Counselingemblies of the World, Inc., City of Hope
International Ministries, Inc., and Faith Fellowship Ministries International, Inc. serving churches in St. Louis, Missouri,
Washington D.C. and Laurel and Columbia, Maryland.
In February 2001 through the
power of the Holy Spirit, Bishop Jefferson established the Emmanuel Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. He was
appointed Dean of Faith Fellowship Ministries School for Christian Living in 2003, appointed Bishop-elect and Overseer of
the Eastern Region of Faith Fellowship Ministries International in May 2006, and in December 2007 he was appointed President
of Faith Fellowship Ministries International School for Christian Living.
pastoral experience includes four years as assistant pastor of House of Harvest Ministries, St. Louis, Missouri; one year
as assistant pastor of Covenant Fellowship International now City of Hope International Ministries, Laurel, Maryland and pastor
from 2001 to present of Emmanuel Temple Church of Columbia, Maryland. Bishop Jefferson is the Presiding Prelate of Apostolic
Covenant Ministries in Christ.
Bishop Jefferson's academic preparations include:
Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee; St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, Missouri; University of Missouri at St. Louis,
Missouri; and Aenon Bible College, St. Louis, Missouri/Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated with a bachelor's degree
from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with honors in Chemistry, Math and Communications, and has a Masters degree in Spiritual
and Pastoral Care from Loyola University of Maryland. He is a retired Team Leader and Senior Research
Chemist with the Division of Product Quality Research of the Food and Drug Administration, St. Louis, MO and Washington D.C.
Bishop Jefferson is the husband of Lady Elaine W. Jefferson, the father of three
sons, Everett II (wife Min Dorsharica), Eric (wife Lady Stacey), and Elliot (wife Lady Schnelle), all of which are ministers
of the Gospel, and the grandfather of six, Everett III, Essence, Elyscia, Erin, Ethan and Evan.