Pastor's wives have a very challenging role to play in the church. They are not considered part of the church staff, but they often do as much ministry at and for the church as their husbands! And while the pastor is very visible as he teaches, leads, and preaches, the pastor's wife generally ministers in the background. But no matter what role the pastor's wife plays in the church, I can assure you of one thing: without his wife our pastor would not be half the minister...half the man...he is. Please embrace the First Lady of Work In Progress Ministries.
First Lady Sherrilyn Jones was born and raised in Chestertown, MD. She was born on June 22. Sherri is one of six children. Her parents' names are Harold R. Somerville, Sr. and Joyce Black Somerville. She graduated from Kent County High School. First Lady is a mother of four beautiful children. They are Guisha, Shelita, Shania, and Guy Jr. She is also a grandmother to five beautiful girls.
First Lady Jones gave her life to Christ on March 30, 1997. She has been saved for over fourteen years and been running for Christ since then. She was a member of Gospel Church of God where the pastor is Ronald T. Fisher. She was very active in the church. She was part of the Education Department Committee, church secretary, and also the president of the Usher committee.
When her husband, Guy Jones, Sr., was called by God to become a pastor of Work In Progress, she was obedient and followed his vision. Since Work In Progress started she has not only been a first lady but also very involved in different committees within the ministry. She is on the praise and worship team, president of the education committee, part of the administration staff in finance, chair of Women’s Day, and chair of the monthly women’s fellowship.
In 2009, Work in Progress and Greater New Hope Church and Ministries became covenant ministries. Our very own First Lady became co-chair of women’s ministry and also financial overseer for United Fellowship of Covenant Ministries.
Celebrating our First Lady on her birthday