Jackye’s involvements in the United Methodist Church began as a youth at Hamilton Park Methodist Church. Her participation and leadership were noted as Local and District President of the Methodist Youth Fellowship, as well as Conference Secretary. Jackye describes her spiritual and social development to be triangular: home, school, and church. She excitedly shares her first visit at Bridgeport Camp. It was her attendance at this site that she identifies as her “call to ministry.”
Jackye’s laity involvement in the United Methodist Church spans local, district, conference and global ministries. Among her many spiritual enhancements were an Advanced Certified Lay Speaker 25+ years, Facilitator trained and completed Disciple I, II, III, IV, Chaired Stewardship Ministry, Trustee Committee (local and conference) member of Bishop’s 2020 Vision Plan (conference), member of North Texas Annual Conference 25+ years, Anti-Racism Team, and others. She provided leadership as President of National Black Methodists for Church Renewal, Inc. Jackye also served as a secretary and member of the Coordinating Committee for Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century for three quadrennium. Jackye excitedly shares that she has taught the United Methodist Women’s Schools of Mission in North Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, and Missouri.
As a second career clergy, Jackye is a retired teacher in the Texas public schools. Her educational background encompasses a BA Degree (Music All-levels) Huston-Tillotson University, MS Degree (Elementary Education, Minor in English) Lamar University, English as a Second Language Certification (Texas A&M University – Commerce) and a Master of Religious Education from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. She is a graduate of the Leadership Richardson, Class XVII. Jackye was commissioned as a Deacon in North Texas Conference. Her pastorate includes Director of Education Ministry, First UMC Terrell, Director of Education Ministry, Munger Place UMC, Dallas, and served as the Senior Pastor for Community UMC, a newly merged congregation of Lambuth and Crest Moore-King since June 2006.