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Reverend André P. Jefferson, Sr. | Senior Pastor

Rev. André P. Jefferson, Sr. began his ministry in May 1989 at St. Mark A.M.E. Church, Virginia Beach, Virginia, where his father the late Rev. Henry E. Jefferson was the pastor.  At St. Mark, he served as Youth Minister and St. Mark greatly supported his ministry.  He graduated from Norfolk State University in 1989 with a B.S. Degree in Public School Music Education.  In January 1990, he began seminary studies at the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, obtaining a Master of Divinity Degree with honors in May 1993.

This annual conference year, Rev. Jefferson celebrates his 35th year in the ministry and is in his 32nd year as a pastor in the A.M.E Church.  He has been the pastor of four AME churches in Virginia.   In each pastorate, there were notable spiritual and financial achievements, and many souls have come into the kingdom through his ministry.  In July 2001, he was appointed the 47th pastor of the historic Bethel AME Church in Hampton, VA and has served here for 23 years.   

Rev. Jefferson serves in many capacities in the Virginia Conference.  He serves on the Virginia Conference Board of Examiners, conference treasurer, conference finance committee, ministerial efficiency committee, conference adjustment committee, conference trustees, Second Episcopal District finance committee, coordinator for the Sons of Allen for the Virginia Conference, and was past coordinator for the Second Episcopal District Sons of Allen.  

He is proudly married to his wonderful wife and vital partner in ministry, Mrs. Tracey B. Jefferson.  They have two wonderful Christian children, Rev. André Pierre Jefferson, Jr. (Tiffany), pastor of New Mount Olive A.M.E. Church, Chesapeake, VA, and Alexus Diane Jefferson, a technology specialist. He is the proud grandfather to Jordan L. Jefferson. 

Rev. Jefferson is an accomplished saxophone player and adheres to the call in Psalms 150 that we praise the Lord through the musical instrument. 

His chief desire is to be used as a vessel to show the world the love of Jesus Christ. 

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