Believing that the teachings of Christianity are the best means of spiritual life, we do hereby covenant, in the presence of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, not only to maintain them in word, but to illustrate them with our lives; we covenant to love this church of the Lord Jesus Christ as our spiritual home; to yield to its decisions in whatever is not contradictory to the Word of God, and to cooperate in efforts to maintain these decisions; to attend its meetings of Sabbath worship and of social prayer; to unite with one another in remembering our Lord at the Sacrament of the Supper, and to contribute according to our ability toward the maintenance of a faithful ministry among us, and toward the spread of the Gospel throughout the world.
We covenant to sympathize with one another in trials, to rejoice with one another in prosperity, and to cooperate in all spiritual efforts to win fellow men to Christ and to His service.
Rev. David Jefferson, Jr, M.Div
Reverend Dr. David Jefferson Jr., is a dynamic minister and motivational speaker. His power to inspire our congregation every Sunday has made him a very special addition to the Community Church of East Williston.
Rev. David Jefferson Jr., a New Jersey native, is the son of Pastor Dr. David Jefferson Sr. Esq and First Lady Min. Mrs. Linda Mouton Jefferson. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Dr. Joni Jefferson, for over 20 years and they are the proud parents of three children: Naiya Kimberly, Ryann-Simone and David Jefferson III.
Before joining us at CCEW, Rev. Jefferson served as the Youth Minister and Executive Director of Youth and Young Adult Services at the historical Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey where his father Dr. David Jefferson Sr., Esq. resides as Pastor.
David has held on to his vow and lineage responsibility of giving back to the community that has supported him throughout his career. David has Co-Founded Dreams4Youth, a non-profit organization created to provide educational programs and initiatives for inner-city youths, along with providing scholarships and financial assistance to further the cause for creating educational opportunities for youth. In 2011 Congressman Donald Payne recognized Dreams4Youth’s “School’s in Session Tour” for their exemplary programming.
As a result of the issues observed from the community challenge pertaining to all youth, David created the “Ready Set Grow Academy” curriculum. This original curriculum helps to improve the academic outcomes of high potential, at risk students by fusing mentorship and scholarship. This program was successfully completed as a pilot in the Hillside School District in Hillside, New Jersey in 2016-2017. The curriculum is now being highly sought across the country, establishing David as a creative curriculum educator focused on shortening the achievement gap for disengaged students.
He received the Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey where he graduated with honors. He holds the prestigious Black Church Studies certificate from Princeton Theological Seminary and is also a “Cleophus J. LaRue homiletical scholar.” David is a recipient of the prestigious “Kenyon J. Wildrick Award for Excellence in Homiletics” an award bestowed upon Princeton Seminary’s most gifted in the art of homiletic sciences. Rev. Jefferson was awarded the Honorary Doctorate Degree of Motivation from the LADC Institute in Los Angeles, California. He is currently pursuing the Doctor of Education in Higher Education at the College of Saint Elizabeth. David is also a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.
Mary Ellen Williams
Dr. Joseph Woo
President of the Board of Trustees
Chairman of the Board of Elders
Director of Religious Education
Minister of Music