STAFF - Ministerial & Lay

Rev. Dwaine A. Jackson, MDIV - Senior Pastor
Mrs. LaShawnda Jackson, First Lady of the Temple
Rev. Quanetha Hunt - Associate Pastor & Director of Program Development Procedures
Rev. Elmer Redding - Associate Pastor & Director of Christian Education
Rev. Ralph Cooper - Assistant to the Pastor, Minister to Sick and Shut In
Rev. Cecelia Justice - Minister of Women, Director of Hospitality
Rev. Mansfield Collins - Supernumerated (Retired) Minister
Rev. Elihu Osby, Jr. - Assistant to the Pastor, Co-Worship Leader, Fountain View SNF
Rev. Robert Ned - Supernumerated (Retired) Minister
Rev. Janet Pendleton - Prayer Ministry, Co-Worship Leader, Fountain View SNF
Rev. Paulette Seagraves - Ministerial Associate
Rev. Kassandra Thomas-Wright - Bereavement Ministry
Bro. Curtis Johnson - Licentiate, Minister to Men
Bro. Fred Poindexter, III - Licentiate

Barbara Jefferson - Pro Tem, Steward Board
Chairmaine Flournoy - Pastor's Steward
Cleman "Skip" Thompson - Pro Tem, Trustee Board
Matthew Mitchell - Chair, Commission on S/F
Leslie Arnold - Director, S.O.A. Men's Ministries
Carol Redding - President, Women's Missionary Society
Anaya Tyler - YPD President
Sydney Williams - President, Lay Organization
Cmdr. Brownell Payne, MD - American Legion Post #109
Michael Johnson - Minister of Music
Lillie Harvey - President, Voices of the Temple Choir
Sister Effie McSweaney - President, Women's Choir
Brother Matthew Mitchell - President, Brother's of the Temple Choir
Mother Shiela Fair - President, Stewardess/Deaconess Board
Barbara Curry - President Pastor's Aide
Patricia Bennett - Church Treasurer
Nicole Curry - Financial Secretary & Office Manager
Woody Whitaker - Media Ministry
Fred Thomas, III - Technology Ministry

Check out the February issue of L.A. Focus newspaper as they have a very nice article on Pastor Dwaine. You can obtain a copy in selected church offices or online by clicking this link>>>>LAFOCUS


Reverend Dwaine Jackson accepted his calling to the ministry in 1992. Since then, he has devoted his life to the work of the Kingdom. At Bethel AMEC in Los Angeles, Rev. Jackson served as minister to the youth and young adults, where he facilitated mentoring programs and activities that developed the faith capacity of its participants. He also served as minister to the men; collaborating on ways to encourage, uplift, and support laymen and the surrounding community. Through these various ministry opportunities, God was able to refine his gifts. By a move of the Holy Spirit, Rev. Dwaine Jackson was appointed as the Pastor of Bethel AME Barstow during the closing of the 87th session of the Southern California Conference of the 5th District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church by The Right Reverend T. Larry Kirkland. In 2013 Rev. Dwaine was assigned as the Pastor of St James AME Church, Los Angeles and at the close of the 92nd session of the Southern California Annual conference he was appointed as the new Pastor of Bryant Temple AME Church by The Right Reverend Clement W. Fugh.


Pastor Dwaine is married to Lashawnda Renea and they are proud parents and grandparents. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. At present, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Wilberforce University, a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University & graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary.


Pastor Dwaine says “glory to God for the things that he has done” and says that what he wants the world to know is that falling in love with Jesus is the best thing that he’s ever done.