The Rev. Jacqueline Y. Lynch affectionately called, “Rev. Jackie,” has a passion for women, children, and the mission field. As a former health professional, she has served on medical missions to Jamaica, West Indies. She has also ministered in the Middle East with the United Council of Churches and in Accra, Ghana West Africa, under the auspices of B.A.S.I.C.S. International.
Rev. Lynch currently serves as the Pastor of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church in Port Washington, NY., and has worked with several non-profit organizations in an effort to eradicate domestic violence. She holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Adelphi University, a Master of Divinity degree from New York Theological Seminary, a Certificate in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the Blanton Peale School of Graduate Studies, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the College of New Rochelle. Rev. Lynch completed her CPE residency at Northwell Health System Cohen’s Children Hospital and is currently the Spiritual Care Manager at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside, New York.
She is a member-at-large with the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and a member of the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW). She is also an Executive Board member of the North Shore Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Rev. Lynch is a daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother. One of her favorite scriptures is, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to thine own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy path”(Prov. 3:5-6).