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about Pastor John

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Pastor John


Pastor John is a native of Milwaukee who gained his educational
experiences in the MPS School System, Marquette University High school and
then moved onto the University of Michigan.  His area of focus included
Business Management and Music Production, returned to his home to
contribute to the community in which he was raised. John Daniels III has
been a teacher and key leader in Information Technology for the Holy
Redeemer Educational campus- supporting the CH Mason Clinic, Daniels-Mardak Boys & Girls Club, Elementary and High Schools. His innovation , commitment and  skills provide unique contributions to the expanding vision of the Wisconsin First Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop Sedgwick Daniels.

John Daniels further pursued his education and completed a Master’s Program of Organizational Leadership at Marian University. With a heart for seeing young people flourish, he started a mentoring program called ALIVE- Administering Life In Vocational Experiences. ALIVE offers exciting and inspiring interactions for youth to work with professionals in diverse career fields, to help their own personal aspirations come alive. Grounded in biblical principles, he builds bridges for youth to explore the opportunities God has for them. ALIVE also collaborates with the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s (GMC) on the growing MKE Fellows program which exposes young talent to local business leaders and internship experiences to complement their academic pursuits. The aim is to build a networking community that will embrace, develop and retain its own sharp talent.The Fellows Program I=has been expanded into a larger partnerships with the GMC and United Way called Young Men United. He also serves as Director of Operations, for OneMke- whose mission is to transform leadership and relationships across the diverse pipeline of talent in the city of Milwaukee. These commitments reflect the legacy he desires to leave and the impact to make upon his community, especially his namesake, John Daniels IV.

Elder John Windom Daniels III was ordained into the ministry officially on March 4, 2010.  However, those who know him from childhood through college have often remarked upon his heart for servant leadership. At the helm for over five years, Pastor John, as he is affectionately called, has created a culture of powerful worship and practical word at OMZNJ. Here he strives to provide teaching which is Biblically sound, packageable and directly relevant to the lives of the parishioners. In doing so, he has planted seeds and watched them grow!

Lady Joy

Lady Joy serves the people of Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin in her role as Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at Advocate Aurora Health. She takes her passion for people very seriously as she has worked tirelessly . She believes that if people are not working together, they are working against one another. 


Her passions of helping young women exude throughout her career and social interactions.While she serves as a mentor to many, she counts the invaluable impact her own personal mentor network has provided. She was appointed by Eileen Schwabach in 2008 to the Board of Trustees of Mount Mary University. This educational milestone has allowed her to share in the educational success of countless women and also provide hugs and wisdom to ladies as they matriculate through their individual path. Erickajoy's strong catholic roots were instilled from her parents, however, The Sisterhood which exists doesn't merely exist with nuns but she has served on the International Chairlady's Council for the Church of God in Christ and currently works with the Calvary District to empower women to serve our city.  She often says "I've been called into many boardrooms, but I've never been swept out". She has taken personal passion to foster relationships with women that are not merely superfluous as she has conversations with the women of Old Mount Zion New Jerusalem.

 John IV

 As an entrepreneur, student, actor,  strings and brass player, John W. Daniels IV has a goal to bridge communities. His creative design business, Pontem Milwaukee has warmed hearts with a mission of building bridges. He is a student of the Mequon-Thiensville School District currently 

at Steffen Middle School and a newly appointed Steffen Ambassador. John Daniels IV was an actor at First Stage advancing his goal building bridges. He played Ollie in Best Christmas Pageant Ever and most recently Archie in Snowy Day and Other Stories . He helps in the multimedia and finance department at Old Mount Zion  helping with content production, financial organization and web presence.  

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