OUR PASTOR

                                                            Jeremiah Jermaine Paul is an American musician, Pastor, and community leader. Prior to                                                         winning season 2 of the NBC's The Voice, Jeremiah toured professionally and worked in                                                         the music industry for 17 years as a vocalist, songwriter/arranger, producer and was co-                                                         nominated two years in a row for the 48th and 49th Grammy Awards for Best R&B                                                                 Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, in collaboration with Alicia Keys as a                                                                   featured artist. 

 

                                              Rev. Jeremiah began his ministry in 2002 at First United Methodist Church in Newburgh                                                         NY under the late Pastor Sylvester McClearn and the late Rev. Dr. Matthew Adams. He                                                           served as Worship Leader and Youth Minister for three years. He later joined his sister, Pastor                                                 Wendy Paige, in Harriman, NY as Lay leader and Music Minister. 

 

Continuing to serve his community in the Hudson Valley as a leader for social justice, Jeremiah was newly appointed board member to Access for Living, which focuses on the disabled and underserved, and the board of The Harmony Conference, whose mission is to bring local organizations of different views to a common ground for the betterment of the community. 

 

In August 2020, Rev. Jeremiah served as pastor to South Meriden Trinity and East Berlin UMC. Within a spirit-filled 11 months, both churches grew stronger in the midst of a pandemic. South Trinity welcomed five new members, three baptisms and a growing children’s presence. Both churches held a thriving Bible study, successful tag sales, and an ever-growing zoom attendance added to the in-person worship service.

 

Rev. Jeremiah now pastors Hamden United Methodist Church in Connecticut. His lives with his beautiful wife, Melissa and their four awesome children, Christopher, Jeremiah, Arealyah and Savannah.

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