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The Rev. Zachary David Mullens
Rev. Zachary David Mullens is the only child of Patricia C. Fleming-McLin. A native of Illinois, He grew up and was educated in the Chicago Heights public school system. He was introduced to and accepted Christ at St. James Christian Methodist Episcopal Church where four generations of his family are proud members. He knew at an early age that he was called to preach the Gospel of Jesus the Christ. He accepted his call in 2007.
Pastor Zach at the age of thirteen was licensed as a Local Preacher at St. James on July 20, 2008. In 2012, at the Michigan-Indiana Region Annual Conference, he received his Traveling Deacon’s orders and was appointed by Bishop Paul A.G. Stewart Sr. to serve as Minister Assistant at St. James CME Church in Chicago Heights Illinois where he diligently served for one Conference year. His first pastoral appointment came in June of 2013 when he was appointed pastor of the J. Claude Allen CME Church of Dixmoor, IL, where he served from June 2013-August 2016. During his pastorate at JCA God enabled the church to make extensive property updates including the addition of a handicap accessible ramp & the renovation of the “Osborn Tinsley Conference Center”. JCA also grew in membership and regained financial stability. In August 2016 Pastor Zach was appointed as pastor of the Jamison Memorial CME (JMC) of St. Louis, MO. Under his leadership the church demolished it’s condemned educational building, invested over $100,000 in renovations/worship enhancements and grew in membership, finance & community outreach. Pastor Zach is presently a Traveling Elder in Full Connection within the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and currently serves as the proud pastor of the Rebirth Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of Saint Louis, MO. Rebirth CME Church is the product of two historic congregations who determined through the God given vision of Pastor Zach and the support of episcopal leadership that they were “Better Together”. In August 2019 the Jamison Memorial and Parrish-Stewart CME Churches merged to cultivate a new, vibrant and more effective ministry within downtown Saint Louis, MO. Since the merger Rebirth has begun to make an even greater impact in the community at large and is in the process of Building the “Jamison-Parrish Event Center” for even greater community involvement.
Pastor Zach is a graduate of Rich East High School (Park Forest, IL). He went on to matriculate at the Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, IL) and completed his undergraduate education in Business Communication of the DeVry University (Chicago, IL). He’s currently a graduate student at the Eden Theological Seminary (St. Louis, MO) where he serves as student body president. He is a certified Cancer Care Minister through the Midwestern Regional Medical Center of Zion, IL. He is also a 2016 graduate of the C.M.E. Church’s Clinical Pastoral Education Program. He has been the recipient of many awards and priceless opportunities; for example, he was awarded the One Church One School “student of the year” Scholarship award and was chosen to be one of 200 young adult pastors invited to attend the 2015 TD Jakes “Project Gideon” Mentorship Program.
Pastor Zach is married to the former Terrea Marie Washington and together they have three beautiful children Taleah, Tia & Tobias. He stands firm on the scripture found in 2 Timothy 4:2 which says “Preach the Word be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction, as he continues to demonstrate a great love for God’s church and God’s people!
First Lady Terrea Marie Mullens
First Lady Terrea Marie Mullens is the youngest child born to Rev. Dr. Phillip D. Washington and Ms. Ernestine Singleton-Washington and is known as the best little sister in the world to Ms. Tyna Washington. Being a child of the parsonage she was born in South Bend, IN and raised in the cities of Fairview Heights, IL & Florissant, MO. Lady T is a graduate of Hazelwood Central High School. She participated in a variety of activities including drill team, basketball, cheerleading, band, drama club, choir, and her personal favorite track.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Missouri- St. Louis and received her Masters of Business Administration from Webster University. Lady T has over 10 years of relationship management experience, along with years of consultant work in the areas of risk management, UX and marketing. Ever since she was young, Lady T had a passion for volunteering and giving back to her community. This passion led her to join the sisterhood of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, INC, where she continues the legacy of her sister and mother. Lady T is also a member of the American Business Woman Association, Renaissance Chapter.
Raised to be a God fearing woman, she believes if you put Him first everything will work out for your good. Lady T was a member of Murchison Tabernacle CME Church, where she served as the President of the Young Adult Ministry and was an active member of the usher board until she met and married Rev. Zachary D. Mullens and transformed her membership to Jamison Memorial C.M.E. Church. Now she humbly serves as the Rebirth Community Outreach leader.
Together Pastor Zach and Lady T are blessed to raise three amazing children, Taleah, Tia and Tobias. Lady T continuously stands in awe of God’s divine grace and mercy. When she looks back over her life story she is reminded of how God has kept her, protected her, and blessed her. She feels her life is a testament of an amazing God!
There are two scriptures that constantly aide her along her journey:
“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalms 46:10
“For we walk by faith, and not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7