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About Jamen & Tesha

Jamen and Artesha (affectionately known as Tesha) met at Norfolk State University during the fall semester of 2001, and it was there that they became college sweethearts.  Jamen and Tesha graduated in December 2002 with degrees in Education.  They both graduated Cum Laude.  Jamen and Tesha dated for a total of two years prior to getting married on October 11, 2003.  

In 2003, Jamen was selected to participate in the United States Navy Acquisition Intern Program, which is an upward mobility management training program.  In 2016, he was nominated and selected by the Senior Executive Director of his command to attend the well-respected Key Leadership Development Program.  He successfully completed the training in 2017.  Jamen is a senior level Department of Defense employee.   He is a leader in the field of acquisition where he successfully manages people and processes.  Jamen has been employed with the federal government for over 15 years. 

Tesha has been a public school teacher for over 15 years.  In 2013, Tesha decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.  She completed her postgraduate studies in 2015, graduating at the top of her class with a 4.0 from Regent University.  Regent University selected Tesha to be one of the recipients of the prestigious Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities.  In 2017, she was awarded Teacher of the Year for her school.  In 2018, she was nominated and selected to receive Outstanding Teacher of the Year for the Mount Vernon Pyramid within Fairfax County. They currently reside in Northern Virginia, where they are proud parents of three talented, beautiful, and smart daughters.

Jamen acknowledged his call to preach in 2007.  He was licensed to preach the Gospel in 2009.  In 2014, Jamen was ordained an elder in the Church Of God In Christ under the leadership of Bishop Joel H. Lyles.  Tesha was an active pulpit attendant at Refreshing Spring Church Of God In Christ for several years.  As an elder’s wife, her primary role is to support her husband in ministry, as they are a team.


Their marriage has seen a myriad of challenges; however, God has always been there to see them through.  They believe in the importance of having a personal relationship with Him because marriage will present itself with many tests and trials that we cannot endure on our own.  With God’s help, love, and grace, He has been and continues to be their source of strength.


With God's strength, He has given us the tools to LIVE OUR BEST LIFE!

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Like a diamond, you're going to go through the fire...but the fire isn't meant to destroy you, it's meant to make you more beautiful and more radiant."

Bishop James E. Jordan, Jr.

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