Elder (Apostle) Harry L. Jackson was born in Rochester, NY, on July 2, 1962, and served in the United States Army from 1981-1989. After leaving the Army, he resided in Germany for 11 years, and accepted Jesus Christ in November 1991 in the Germany Jurisdiction of the Churches of God in Christ, under the late Bishop Carlis L. Moody, Sr. until 1999. He initially served first as an Usher, and then in Audio Ministry, Sound Reinforcement, Evangelism, Planning and Steering, in his local, district and Jurisdictional Music Departments, as a choir member (CH Mason Mass Choir), psalmist, worship leader, and musician, provided computer support, and helped to establish a ministry in a refugee camp in Germany. On March 5, 1995, he answered the call of God to preach the Gospel, and received his Ministerial License at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in October 1999, upon his return to the United States. He was ordained as an Elder under Bishop Gerald D. Phipps at New Destiny Baptist Church in February 2005. He, along with his wife, Pastor Cheryl L. Jackson, founded Christ Foundation Ministries, Inc. in 2007, and were installed as its pastors by Bishop Charles L. Chealey, Sr. of Leading The Way Ministries, Inc. CFCM now exists as a mobile ministry team, and has served in various apostolic assignments in churches throughout the city. From 2010-2012, Elder Jackson served as Professor of Homiletics at United Christian Ministry Institute (Now First Zion Bible College) Rochester, New York Campus, and he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Christian Ministry in 2010 for his work there. After serving three years under the oversight of Global Dominion International Network and its overseer, Apostle Bernetha Mouzon, he was commissioned and affirmed as an Apostle on September 16, 2012. Apostle Jackson provides assistance and apostolic oversight to CFCM's sister ministry in Africa, Christ Foundation Church in Monrovia, Liberia. Since 2018, he has been active in the local worship music community, performing with worship collectives and worship teams throughout the city. He currently serves on the worship team at Trinity Communion Church in Rochester, NY. Apostle Jackson holds degrees in Christian Ministry, Business Administration, Computer Programming, and Web Design, and will continue his educational pursuits as time allows.
Elder (Pastor) Cheryl L. Jackson was born in Syracuse, New York, and gave her life to the Lord when she was 8 years old. She served in various churches in the Rochester area as an Usher, in Hospitality ministries, and taught Sunday School and Bible Study for youth as well as adults. She answered the call to preach the Gospel in 2003, and led a dynamic Morning Worship service at the Liberty Pole Salvation Army three times a week, where she preached, taught, and expounded on the Word of God. Elder Jackson loves the Bible, and has a heart to see the saints of God "Get the Word in Your Face," and has established a ministry using that very phrase as its name. In addition to Get The Word in Your Face International Ministries, for which she has designed and built a Website on which she markets Bible-based products, and serving as an overseer of Christ Foundation Church and Ministries, Elder Jackson is a prolific writer of essays and books. Elder Jackson was ordained as a Pastor in June of 2007. She is the owner and operator of her own business, Family Loving Care Day Care. Please visit her YouTube channel by clicking her link on the "Media" page in order to experience some powerful and inspirational teaching videos.
"...built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus
Christ himself being the chief corner stone... " -Ephesians 2:20b
Elder (Evangelist) Pamela Gay loves the Lord Jesus Christ, and has been anointed and commissioned by God to assist the Body of Christ in building up the Kingdom of God using her main spiritual gifts of teacher, administrator, encourager, faith, and helps. She hails from Summerville, South Carolina, though she was born in Brooklyn, NY. Raised in the church environment, filled with the Holy Spirit over 28 years ago, and called by God into the five-fold ministry, she follows God's lead as she completes her journey to spread (with simplicity) the Good News that the kingdom of God is at hand through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, who reconciled mankind back to God the Father.
When God called her to be his evangelist on Sunday, April 7, 1991, in Alaska, she answered God's call and began her missionary journey. God allowed her to serve in the following local, district, and jurisdictional church capacities: usher and usher president; youth department director, teacher, choir director; Sunday School superintendent and teacher for all ages; hospitality; missionary; audio and video ministry; women's department president, vice president, and secretary; evangelism; soloist; seminar facilitator; Bible Study teacher; preacher; and choral and praise and worship singer. God also allowed her to evangelize within the U.S. and abroad during twenty years of military service, touching souls and changing lives. Upon her final return to the United States and retirement from the U.S. Army, Minister Gay received her ministerial evangelist license in March 2010 under Apostle Anthony Johnson, Pastor of The Way, Truth, and Life Ministries, in Columbus, GA. In April 2011, the Lord led Founders and Overseers Apostle Harry Jackson and Pastor Cheryl Jackson to install her under Christ Foundation Church and Ministries, Inc. Evangelist Gay was ordained as an evangelist to coincide with and continue her evangelistic endeavors in response to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:16-20). In 2016, Gay was ordained as a senior chaplain by International Fellowship of Chaplains.
Evangelist Gay holds an associate degree from Central Texas College, a bachelor's degree from Liberty University, a master's in business administration from University of Phoenix, a masters in religion (Evangelism and Church Planting) from Liberty University, and just recently completed her Doctorate in Ministry at South University. God has used twenty years of military service, graduate education, and life experiences as His mentorship for her to complete the assignments he has given Pamela. She strives to evangelize under God's anointing in a spirit of excellence. She is the wife of and co-laborer with Pastor Ocie Gay, a mother to six children, and grandmother to eight grandchildren.
Elder (Pastor) Ocie L. Gay was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and gave his life to the Lord as a teenager with the evidence of speaking in tongues, and soon after received the God-given gift of interpretation of tongues. He answered the call to preach the gospel and waited for God's instructions. Twenty-three years of military service and several wars prepared Ocie for his leadership service to God. Additionally, he served in various churches as usher, singer, Sunday school and Bible Study teacher, preacher, council president, and seminar facilitator. Ocie was water baptized by Pastor Apostle Archie B. Walker, Excellent Covenant World Outreach Ministries, Baumholder, Germany, in 2004. While serving at a military chapel, Minister Gay flourished into an anointed teacher, preacher, and encourager of the Word of God. He was licensed to preach the Gospel in March 2010 by Apostle Anthony Johnson, Pastor of The Way, Truth, and Life Ministries, in Columbus, GA. In April 2011, the Lord led founders and overseers Apostle Harry Jackson and Pastor Cheryl Jackson to install him under Christ Foundation Church and Ministries, Inc. as an ordained pastor for his response to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:16-20).
As a transplant in Alabama, Elder Gay mentored military soldiers and those in his community to live out the will of God in Spirit and in Truth. Elder Gay holds an associate degree from Central Texas College, a bachelor's degree from Trident University, a master's in business administration with Six Sigma Black belt from Trident University, a master's in organizational leadership from Trident University, and is currently a doctoral student at South University in the doctor in ministry program. In 2016, Gay was ordained a senior chaplain from International Fellowship of Chaplains. God has used twenty-three years of military service, continued education, and life experiences as His mentorship for Pastor Gay to complete the assignments he has been given. He follows God's lead to guide and teach God's people with compassion for discipleship. He is husband to and co-laborer with Evangelist Pamela Gay, is a father to six children, and is a grandfather to eight grandchildren.