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Community A.M.E. Church


A Full Life of Ministry


Prior to being appointed Pastor of Mt. Moriah Community AME Church, Reverend  Arnold L. Jackson served in several ministries, on Steward and Trustee Boards and on committee assignments throughout several cities.  In June 2014 , after serving 14 years, he transitioned  as the Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer of the Tanner Community Development Corporation (TCDC); A move he made in order to  focus and devote full-time ministry to pastoring Mt. Moriah Church.


Reverend Jackson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from the University of Toledo and a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.


Pastor and First Lady


Reverend Jackson and Marilyn were welcomed as the new Pastor and First Lady on Sunday, November 4, 2012. First Lady Marilyn is recognized as a Master Teacher and Interventionist. She brings 20 years of experience in the educational field to her  recently-appointed position of Principal of Wood Elementary School in Tempe, AZ .  She is currently working on her Doctorate from Grand Canyon University.


Pastor Jackson states that, “God has appointed us to accomplish what only God Himself has planned. God has called me to preach. He has called my wife Marilyn, First Lady of Mt. Moriah to teach. God has called our church membership to serve in the name of Jesus Christ by meeting individuals and families at their point of need. Together we provide a unique blend of obedience to build the kingdom of God within and outside the walls of Mt. Moriah, the MECCA in the desert, a place where God provides.”


Pastor and First Lady are blessed with a blended family of five grown children, plus five grandchildren, with the latest addition being Margaret “Maggie” Pereira, born on Sunday, October  6, 2013.




We are thankful  you have chosen to visit our site. It is the wish of all members of Mt. Moriah that the information included throughout will be helpful to you.  We look forward to having you  come and worship with us. God is preparing Mt. Moriah and you for something significant. The Bible says, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1Corinthians 2:9 NIV)

Rounded Rectangle: Reverend Arnold L. Jackson, Pastor
Marilyn E. Jackson, First Lady

The MECCA in the desert…

A place where God provides.