Dr. Dwayne K. Pickett, Sr. is senior pastor of New Jerusalem Church of Jackson, MS since March 1996.  Under Pastor Pickett’s godly leadership; his obedience to Christ; and his philosophy of team ministry, NJC has grown from less than 200 to more than 7000 members.  God has blessed NJC to conduct multiple services at multiple locations in Jackson-Metro area. The vision employed at NJC is to minister to the needs of the whole man (mankind) to develop devoted disciples of Christ. This vision encompasses a host of ministries within the church and in collaboration with other ministries within the community, in the state, and in the global community.

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Dwayne is married to Tracy Evans of Laurel, MS since May 1991.  The Picketts have five sons. In addition to preaching and teaching weekly at New Jerusalem, Pastor Pickett has been a guest preacher nationally and internationally.  Also, he has trained leaders for churches, businesses, and foreign governments. Past service includes his roles as Executive Director of the General Missionary Baptist State Convention Youth Department and Director of Christian Education for the Southern Regional Youth Conference.