JAI REED MINISTRIES
Biography - Jai (pronounced “Jay”) Reed severs as the Senior Pastor of the New Beginnings Christian Center New Orleans, and is covered under the spiritual mentorship of Bishop Edwin & Lady Theresa Jeffres, New Beginnings Christian Center in Foley, Alabama.
Pastor Reed is most noted in the Gospel Music Industry for his amazing gift and anointed vocal capabilities. He has two awesome CD’s released: Anointed For Purpose, and his latest self-entitled CD “Jai Reed!” His third project, Songs from My Heart was released in February 2014.
As a Gospel Artist, Pastor Jai Reed has been privileged to share his music ministry across the United States and also in several foreign countries. In 2009, he was nominated for a Gospel Music Stellar Award in the ‘new artist’ category and in that same year, he received a “Big Easy Award” for Male Vocalist of the year. In 2012, he was nominated for the Rhythm of Gospel Award in three categories. So far in 2013, he received the New Orleans Viewers Choice Award for “Best Gospel Artist” and also he received a Big Easy Award nomination in the category for “Best Gospel Group/Individual”. Pastor Jai Reed has appeared on several nationally televised Gospel music shows such as: Bobby Jones Gospel, Bishop Greg Davis Rejoice in the Word, BET music videos, TBN, Atlanta Live and the Dorinda Clark Cole show. Additionally, he has shared the stage with many Gospel and R&B greats!
As a Pastor, Jai Reed is very passionate about ministry and seeing the lives of people changed. When beginning his journey of Pastoralship, God gave him a winning theme for his ministry, “A place where Change Is Possible!” Pastor Reed has been Pastoring now for five years and has been blessed to preach the Word of God across the United States. His ministry is focused on both the spiritual and natural growth of those he lead, and also on serving the everyday needs of the citizens of New Orleans. To this effect, Pastor Reed founded the H.O.P.E. Project (Helping Other People Endure), which is a foundation that is dedicated to fighting homelessness. Each month through H.O.P.E. Project, Pastor Reed and his congregation provide a hot meal, fresh clothing, haircuts, health screening and spiritual fellowship to countless homeless individuals living in New Orleans. The H.O.P.E. Project is currently implementing new programs that connect the citizens of New Orleans with educational opportunities as well as career opportunities and entrepreneurship.
Additionally, Pastor Reed and New Beginnings Christian Center also play active roles in the local New Orleans community through: Career and Educational Fairs, Voter Registration Drives, Partnership with New Orleans Alumni Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in mentoring pre-teen and teenaged African-American males, and a newly implemented Adult Literacy program. As he continues to navigate his new path of Pastoralship, Pastor Reed testifies that he has faced many obstacles but God has seen him through them all.