Pastor Jermel & Michelle Mayo
Rev. Jermel Mayo and wife Michelle Mayo are currently the Lead Pastors of Vailsburg Assembly of God in Newark NJ. Their journey began when they first met at Irvington High School in Irvington NJ. Although they did not grow up in a Christian home it is evident by all that God has His hand on their lives. Pastor Jermel accepted Christ for the first time as his personal Lord and Savior while attending Montclair State University in April of 1999, where he later received his Bachelors Degree in Education. Not too long after his salvation his girlfriend Michelle accepted Christ as her Savior. They began attending Vailsburg Assembly of God where they immediately began to grow as followers of Christ. In January of 2001, God called them to work with the young people of the church. The leadership recognized that there was a call on their lives and appointed them as youth pastors of the church. In May of 2001, they got married and are now the proud parents of 5 beautiful children. While youth pastoring and working as a teacher at East Orange Campus High School in East Orange NJ, he witnessed many young people come to Christ and join the youth ministry. Many who are still attending the church. On December 2, 2007, God called them to be the Lead Pastors of Vailsburg AG when his friend and mentor Pastor Jon Wegner who was the Lead Pastor at the time for 7 years was called to serve as the Lead Pastor of Marlton Assembly of God in Marlton NJ. It was evident to all that Jermel and Michelle were ready to take the lead. In their short time as Lead Pastors, the church has grown in congregants from an average attendance of 160 people to now over 300 people. To keep up with the growth, the leadership recently added an early Sunday morning worship gathering. Pastor Jermel is currently credentialed as a licensed minister through the General Council of the Assemblies of God. He received his Biblical Studies Degree through Global University. He is currently working towards becoming an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God. Pastor Jermel and Michelle continue to be used in powerful ways. Recently, Pastor Jermel has been asked to travel across the world to preach the gospel. He is an anointed and animated preacher with a passion to see lives transformed by the power of God through the Gospel.