Our Leadership


Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


cebRev. Dr. Charles E. Barnes, D. Min., Senior Pastor

As Senior Pastor, Rev. Barnes has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served as the 4th pastor of SJCC for 38 years. He received his undergraduate degree in Religion & Philosophy from Atlantic Christian College now known as Barton College in Wilson, NC, his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, and his Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He and his wife, Elder Yvonne A. Barnes, have four children (includes a daughter-in-law) and three grandchildren. Rev. Barnes has ministered to migrant families while working with East Coast Migrant Head Start Project, served as a ministerial representative on the Board of Trustees at Barton College, and served on the General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)     United States and Canada.


ytabElder Yvonne A. Barnes, Pastor's Wife

Elder Yvonne has a passion for music and Christian education. She received her undergraduate degree in Music Education (K-12) from Atlantic Christian College now known as Barton College in Wilson, NC, her Master of Education in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ. She is also the choir director for the Anointed Praise Singers. She has served on various Regional and National Boards for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), including being the first African American Moderator on the Regional level in North Carolina. 


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                              Elder/Minister Beretta Jordan                                                                        Elder Jimmie Jordan



    Ordained and Lay Ministers

              Cheresa Barnes                          eric barnes                  min dickensrev2

             Minister Cheresa Barnes                                                Elder Eric Barnes                                           Minister Marvin Dickens   


                                 Carolyn Horne                              min howardrev2

                                                       Reverend Carolyn Horne                                               Minister Karen Howard





                 Blanche Barnes

                           Deacon Blanche Barnes                                  Deacon Theodore Clegg                                     Deacon David Moye   

                                                            Ernest Newton   

                                                            Deacon Earnest Newton                                        Deacon Jerome White




     Mother Elizabeth Barnesrev2                                                    mother moyerev2          mother newtonrev2

       Mother Elizabeth Barnes                    Mother Isabella Jackson                Mother Mary Moye                   Mother Lois Newton     


                    mother simmons                                                                               Mother Wilsonrev2

                    Mother Thelma Simmons                                 Mother Angela White                                      Mother Martha Wilson