LIFE CHANGING FAITH CHURCH, INC.
PASTOR VERONICA THOMAS
DIRECTOR OF MARRIAGE MINISTRY
DIRECTOR OF STEWARDS & STEWARDESS
Pastor Veronica Lavet Thomas was born the first child to the late Doretha Jean Lee, Quincy, Florida on May 4, 1968. On September 20, 1985, Veronica married her high school sweet heart Earl Emanuel Thomas, Sr. and to their union they have 4 children Sophia Young, Katrina Draper, husband Minister Terrance Draper, Subrina Thomas and Earl Thomas, Jr. and are the proud grandparents of 9 grandchildren.
Education & Career
Pastor Veronica Thomas was educated through Gadsden and Leon County schools where she obtained her high school diploma and went on to be employed with the State of Florida. Upon receiving her called unto the work of Christ through ministry, she began numerous theological courses and ministry development trainings under the leadership of her Pastors and organizational leaders ranging from homiletics to ecclesiastics and church administration. Pastor Thomas successfully completed ministry development training under Bishop T.D. Smith which was a requirement for ordination as Elder.
PROPHETESS JASMINE SAILOR
Prophetess Jazz, as she is affectionately known, was born on April 8th in Tallahassee, Florida, and is the youngest daughter of Gwendolyn and Jasper Sailor, Jr. She is the sister of Byron Williams, Melissa Williams, Felicia Sailor, Lakesha Taylor, and the late Demarcus Sailor.
Prophetess Jazz has always served in some capacity of ministry since a very young age. She was baptized at an early age and became an active member of the Sunshine Band, Youth Dpartment, Young Adult Choir, and Youth Usher Board. Her passion and love for the creative arts was definitely a great passage into ministry as she established the very first liturgical dance ministry for children and adults at her home church, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. She served as President of both the Young Adult Choir and the Youth Usher Board, Director of the dance ministries, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, and Sunday School Secretary. She allowed her works to speak for her. Even in the midst of all of that, she established the very first Union Baptist Association Youth Choir that was comprised of youth from all 13 churches involved in that Association.
Prophetess Jazz later moved her membership to Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church where she continued working in ministry. She served as President of the Young Adult Choir, Vacation Bible School teacher, and Media Specialist for the church. Prophetess Jazz soon heard the voice of God call her into the ministry. Although she did not work in the calling while a member of St. Mary, she recognized the call, and allowed God to groom her accordingly.
Prophetess Jazz joined Life Changing Faith Church (LCF), under the leadership of Bishop Ty and Prophetess Te’Aira Smith, shortly after its inception in 2014. She was not a member long before her pastors recognized the call of God on her life. After much training and developing, she delivered her initial sermon on March 13, 2016 and now she is a licensed and ordained minister and prophetess. In the prophetic realm, Prophetess Jazz has documented proof of fulfilled prophecies, prayers, and healings.
Her love for youth and the desire for wanting them to excel spiritually, academically, socially, and intellectually granted her the position of being appointed the very first Youth Pastor of LCF. Not only does Prophetess Jazz serve as Youth Pastor, she is a member of the LCF Senior Administration, a Project Manager for DEE Outreach Ministries, and serves as the Overseer of Life’s Journey Pre-Collegiate and Collegiate Ministry where she imparts knowledge into and mentors the young adults of LCF. As an educator in the Public School system for the last 15 years, Prophetess Jazz is serving her eleventh year as an instructor, and is now employed at Bond Elementary School in Tallahassee, Florida.
Prophetess Jazz has been awarded the title of Rookie Teacher of the Year as well as Teacher of the Year. She attained her Associate of Arts degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2006, became a lifelong member of Lambda Iota Tau – an international honor society for literature – in 2008, and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009.
Prophetess Jazz was awarded the Gadsden County Chapter of the National Hook-Up of Black Women 2019 Persons of the Year Award for her educational service in the community. Prophetess Jazz lives by her favorite scripture, 2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith and not by sight” because she is the embodiment of exhibiting faith throughout the journey… she is a Faith Walker!
PROPHETESS LOIS McSWAIN
YOUTH THEATRICS COORDINATOR
Prophetess McSwain is the 9th child born to the late Rev. James and Louise McSwain of Mt. Pleasant, Florida. She has 30 yrs of experience as a supervisor in electronics at Teligent EMS in Havana, Florida.
As a pastor and member of Life Changing Faith Ministry, It has been her goal to make a difference in the lives of those she serves with passion as unto God. Her additional talents include: author of children books, song writer, singer and cook. Prophetess McSwain also, has a passion for theatrical plays featuring youth. Her most recent play entitled "The Ladybug" was a major success.
MINISTER CHARLENE HOWARD
ADMINISTRATOR OF MUSIC DEPARTMENT
Charlene K. Howard also known as Chogo was born on December 9th, 1982, in the Republic of Panama and moved to Miami Florida at the age of 14. She is the daughter of Pastor Alex J. Howard of Louisville, Ky and Hyacinth I. Archibold of Jamaica. She is the youngest of 7 children but was raised as an only child. Her mother and god-grandparents raised her in the church and prioritized education which followed her through her life. She is the proud mother of two biological children and one adoptive daughter; Nia Jaelore Faison, Nala A. Gammage and Nolan Howard.
Minister Howard was educated overseas at the Instituto Panamericano and ultimately graduated from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in Miami, Florida. Upon graduation in 2001 she moved to Tallahassee, Florida to attend the Florida State University and graduated from the college of Social Sciences and Public Policy and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science concentrating in Sociology and Public Administration with a minor in Psychology. She later attended Florida A&M University’s College of Social Science, Arts & Humanities and earned a Master’s of Social Science in Political Science. She also began her career at Florida State and has established her career within the Higher Education field at FAMU for the last 14 years. She is also a Certified Life Coach from the Institute of Orange County (ICF approved).
Her love for music started at the age of 3 with singing in the choir and later becoming a choir director in her young age. Once she moved to Miami she was an active member of her youth group and choir at Ives Dairy Road Baptist Church.
Upon her collegiate entry she quickly found a church home and joined Ray of Hope United Methodist Church under the leadership of Pastor Calvin J. McFadden. Pastor McFadden was called to establish a church called Community of Faith, where she also joined and participated in both music ministry and mime ministry under the leadership of Rev. Remille Faulkner, in addition to Florida State Gospel Choir and FAMU’s Concert Choir. In 2009 she heard the call of God and in 2010 joined Life Church International in Tallahassee, Florida where she served for her Pastor from 2010-2017 in several capacities such as serving as an assistant to the Pastor, music ministry, dance ministry and lead media ministry specialist and established the Collegiate and Young Adult ministry. During this time, she received the gift of the Holy Spirit of Speaking in Tongues
On May 6, 2018 Minister Howard made an informed decision and became a member partner of Life Changing Faith Church Inc. Quincy Fl, where the call for ministry was evident in her life. God found favor through her discipline and dedication the ability to serve with her Spiritual Parent’s Bishop Ty and Pastor Tea in several capacities: Armor Bearer, Director of Christian Education, Director of Music Ministry, Director of Collegiate Ministry-Life on the Hill, Specialist of Administration and Member of the LCF Senior Leadership Team and Administration.
Minister Howard gives recognition to God and Wisdom for their divine elevation on her life and accepts the call to educate and empower. She is passionate about the lives of others and continues to guide others through Ministry, Mentorship and Motivation. Her life is a continued remembrance of Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work for the good of those who love God, those who have been called according to His purpose.”
Bishop Ty Smith Itinerary(coming soon)
Prophetess Tea Itinerary(coming soon)