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Jasmin 'Jazz' Sculark to Lead Jericho City of Praise

T.D. Jakes to Officiate Installation Ceremony

8/20/2014, 11:50 p.m.
Jericho City of Praise will in September officially install Dr. Jasmin "Jazz" Sculark as the new pastor to lead the ...
Dr. Jasmin "Jazz" Sculark

Jericho City of Praise will in September officially install Dr. Jasmin "Jazz" Sculark as the new pastor to lead the ministry of one of the largest churches in the country.

Sculark will serve as one of the youngest women to lead a megachurch in the D.C. region.

Sculark — known in the Christian community as "Dr. Jazz, the Daughter of Thunder" — was named Pastor-Select at JCOP in Landover, Maryland, in March 2014. Since then, nearly 500 people have joined the church as members under her leadership.

"I am going to build on the legacy of Apostle Betty Peebles," Sculark said in a statement. "I am not coming to lay a foundation; I am coming to build upon a foundation that has already been laid. I am excited about what God will do with Jericho City of Praise and the people in the D.C. metropolitan area."

Dr. Jazz is a native of Trinidad and Tobago. She received her license to preach in 1992 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Washington, D.C. and has since built a worldwide ministry. She has preached at the historic Hampton Minister’s conference, world renowned MegaFest in 2013 (Woman Thou Art Loosed) hosted by Bishop T.D. Jakes and made such an impact with her powerful message to an audience of over 25,000, she has been invited back and will be a featured speaker at this year’s Woman Thou Art Loosed "The Wait Is Over" in Atlanta on Oct. 2-4.

Services will be held at JCOP beginning Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. and will include guest speakers Dr. Charles Booth and Pastor John K. Jenkins and musical guests Tasha Cobbs and Stephen Hurd.

Official Day will commence Sunday, Sept. 7 at 9:30 am with co-Pastor Susie Owens and VaShawn Mitchell. Bishop T.D. Jakes will minister and officiate the installation ceremony at 7 p.m. with musical guest Pastor Jason Nelson.