Rev. Jawwad J. Love Biography
Rev. Jawwad J. Love is an anointed and prophetic voice that reaches the young and the old in a world crying out for the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Rev. Love believes it is time for the body of Christ to stand up and walk in the power and favor of God. He believes it’s time to lead by faith.
Reverend Love is an Ordained Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and currently serves as pastor of Pineville AME Zion Church in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Rev. Love was appointed pastor of Pineville by Bishop Kenneth Monroe, Presiding Bishop of the South Atlantic Episcopal District, in October 2013 at the 147th Session of South Carolina Annual Conference. Rev. Love transferred to the South Carolina Conference after serving as pastor of Faith AME Zion Church (Atlanta) in the Georgia Conference for five years, beginning his work there in October 2008. While serving in the Georgia Conference, Reverend Love led the Atlanta District in the role of Presiding Elder, where he oversaw the work of 10 churches, developed the “Explore Zion Initiative” which attracted non-affiliated ministers and churches to the AME Zion denomination, and organized a new society – Transformation AME Zion Church. Additionally, in Georgia, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Evangelism and Chairman of the Finance Committee.
Reverend Love has faithfully shepherded God’s people in the Missouri and Georgia Conferences for 13 years. He accepted the call to the ministry in the year 2000 at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church in St. Louis, Missouri and preached his trial sermon there in 2001. He served as the Youth Minister at Washington Metropolitan for one year. Rev. Love’s pastorates include Dunavant Chapel AME Zion Church in Jefferson City, Missouri; St. John AME Zion Church in East St. Louis, Illinois; Jubilee AME Zion Church in Belleville, Illinois; and Blackwell AME Zion Church in Webster Groves, Missouri. Rev. Love also served as an assistant to the pastor at Samuel Brown Temple AME Zion Church in St. Louis, Missouri. He also led the work of evangelism on the local, district and conference levels while a member of the Missouri Conference. Rev. Love has served under the leadership of three great bishops; the late Bishop Clarence Carr, the late Bishop Milton A. Williams, and Bishop Kenneth Monroe, of whom he currently serves under.
Reverend Love has served as President/CEO of By Faith Leadership Ministries, Inc., a not-for-profit Christian leadership development organization, and Executive Director of the Ujima Academy for African American Males. He is proud to have served his country honorably in the United States Army, fighting in the first Gulf War-Operation Desert Storm (1991). He worked as a Development, Planning and Relocation Specialist for the St. Louis Housing Authority for seven years, a part of a team responsible for the revitalization of various St. Louis neighborhoods. He has received many awards and recognition for his leadership in preparing a generation to serve Christ.
Reverend Love received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Kansas State University. He attended Candler School of Theology at Emory University where he began his theological education. He is currently completing his Master’s of Divinity degree at United Theological Seminary. Rev. Love is married to Tammi, a powerful and graceful woman of God, and they have two daughters, Alexandria and Elisha.