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Rev. Jerome L. Warfield, Sr. is a family man, his wife Jacqueline, daughter, Jessica, sons, Jerome and Justin are the essence of his life.  Rev. Warfield is highly respected, spiritually led, and actively involved throughout the Metro Detroit community.          

Rev. Warfield is Pastor of Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church.  Under Pastor Warfield’s leadership, Mt Vernon has grown in more than just numbers. There are more than 20 active and thriving ministries under his able leadership. Pastor Warfield uses every spiritual gift given to him to spread the gospel. He preaches, teaches, leads and motivates.  He also consults to the University of Michigan , Skillman Foundation, LISC, and others concerning neighborhood collaborative partnerships. Additionally, Pastor Warfield is Chairman of Trinity Community Development, Mt. Vernon ’s 501c3 organization.  Through this ministry, Pastor Warfield founded Trinity’s Youth Tech Leadership Training Academy . The academy trains young people in basic leadership principles and computer skills utilizing a computer based curriculum.  The Youth Tech Leadership Training Academy has already received national recognition from the Department of Justice and the National Urban Technology Center of Manhattan, NY.

Rev. Warfield is a native of Detroit , MI .  He accepted Christ as his savior at the age of eight, at the Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. L. Juan Burt.  Rev. Warfield served as an Associate Minister of the Unity Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Valmon D. Stotts where he has been an active member for the past 26 years. 
 
Rev. Warfield is a product of the Detroit Public School system.  He graduated from Chadsey High school with honors. He earned his Masters of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in June of 2002.  Rev. Warfield received his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University in Political Science and Criminal Justice.  In honor of Rev. Warfield’s commitment to academics and his outstanding leadership ability, he was voted by his graduating class to deliver the Commencement address for the 1989 winter term Commencement ceremonies at M.S.U

Rev. Warfield is Chairperson of Brightmoor Alliance, a coalition of organizations dedicated to serving northwest Detroit ’s Brightmoor community.  Under Pastor Warfield’s leadership, Brightmoor Alliance has increased its membership from 33 to over 50 organizations.  The members of the Alliance share a vision for the community that is built on faith, and provides opportunities for all residents of the community to pray, grow, learn, thrive and play.   

Rev. Warfield has received the 2007 Outstanding Ecumenical Leader Award from the  N.E.X.T Detroit Neighborhood initiative.  He has also been designated by former Mayor Kilpatrick’s office as the “Community Champion” in Brightmoor for helping spearhead the revitalization and redevelopment efforts on behalf of the Mayor’s Next Detroit Neighborhood Initiative, as well as the State of Michigan Safe Routes to School program.  Pastor Warfield also sits on the board of advisors for the Skillman Foundation in their efforts to improve the quality of life of the residents of Brightmoor.

Rev. Warfield has worked in corporate America for over 17 years within the healthcare industry.  He has successfully served as a sales consultant for several fortune 500 companies: The Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation, Bausch & Lomb, 3M Corporation, 3M Media, and MERCK & Co.  He has been recognized by his peers as the most productive contributor of new and innovative selling techniques.  Pastor Warfield has received numerous accolades and awards for his dedicated service to the church as well as the community at large. 

 

AFFILIATIONS

Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church – Senior Pastor

Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity
   
Brightmoor Alliance - Chairperson

Brightmoor Pastor's Alliance

Unity Baptist Church - Associate Minister

Michigan Progressive Baptist Convention – V. P. Christian Social Concerns
 
American Baptist Convention

Skillman Foundation

Great Start Collaborative – Wayne County

Right to Life of Michigan
 
American Association of Christian Counselors         
 
Family Life Ministries

The Healthy Marriage Initiative of Wayne County

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity