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An introduction letter from Chaplain Love

By November 11, 2015 No Comments
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Dear AOPM Supporters,
I feel blessed that God has called me to serve as the chaplain for Alamance Orange Prison Ministry and for providing me with the opportunity to minister to and alongside so many wonderful people!

I was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal Savior in spring 2005 and was baptized at Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia. I was licensed to the Gospel ministry in 2013 at First Baptist Church and ordained on November 1, 2015 at First Calvary Baptist Church in Durham, NC.

I relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2006 to attend school at Shaw University. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Philosophy with a minor in Sociology from Shaw University in December 2009. I am currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree at Campbell University Divinity School with a concentration in Missions andEvangelism. I am scheduled to complete my coursework at Campbell University DivinitySchool in December 2015.

I recently served as a volunteer Chaplain at Central Prison in Raleigh, North Carolina. I have had the privilege for the past two years to serve in this capacity. I have led and preached at the Sunday worship services for individuals who are currently serving life sentences or on death row. The experience has been life changing and has brought a deeper understanding of my perspective of ministry and counseling. I am very passionate about this sub-population and feel called to this ministry.

Last year, I was invited to Butner Federal Prison to deliver the commencement speech for more than 50 graduates. As a result, I was invited back by the Complex Mentor Coordinator to conduct a monthly workshop for individuals looking to re-enter society. The theme for the workshop was “How to turn your liability into an asset”. The workshop focused on paradigm shifts for residents re-entering society and included cover-letter and resume building, mocked interviews, etc. I also volunteered at Butner Federal Prison as a Motivational Speaker when requested by the Complex Mentor Coordinator.

I also served as an Associate Minister at First Calvary Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina, where Dr. Frederick A. Davis serves as the Senior Pastor. I am currently serving with the Onesiphorus Prison Ministry that assist men and women who are returning back into our society after incarceration.

Previously, I served as an Associate Minister at First Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina from (2012-2015). I served as a facilitator and teacher for the Homeless Transition Ministry and the Young Adult Sunday School (Y.A.S.S).

I currently reside in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with my lovely wife, Shelly-Ann M. Love and our son Jerry L. Love III.

Peace and blessings,

Jerry L. Love