The Ministry Continues in Trinidad

More than 18 years ago, I left Trinidad with $32 in my pocket. It has been one of my dreams to go back and make an investment in the land that birthed me physically and spiritually.  This year, God blessed me to bring 150-plus people to Trinidad from May 25-28 for ministry and mission during TriniFest 2k16!

TriniFest 2k16 featured three powerful worship services that were held at Deliverance Temple Church and Jesus Elam International Church.  The lecture by Dr. Celeste Owens and the sermons by myself and Dr. Jamal Bryant focused on the process of moving from dancing with broken emotions and painful memories to finding healing and deliverance not only physically, but also emotionally and psychologically. There are some things that God wants to clean out of us because we can’t take them to the next level!

I personally want to thank everyone who has sowed a seed in support of this important mission work, which is ongoing. Thanks to your support, we were able to distribute nearly 90 backpacks of school supplies to economically disadvantaged children from my native village of Laventille during TriniFest 2k16. But the response was so strong that when we left Trinidad, there were still more than 100 additional children who did not receive backpacks.

Your purchase of TriniFest 2k16 products will help us to provide the remaining backpacks to the kids when I return to Trinidad in August.  You can order the TriniFest 2k16 CD and DVD sets online at You also can make a donation online. All contributions are tax deductible.

Thank you for helping us to bring the Gospel to Trinidad and encourage future Daughters and Sons of Thunder!  We will be returning for TriniFest every other year, so I invite you to start making plans now to join me in two years for TriniFest 2k18 on May 23-27!

Jazz Name


Have you signed up for my email list? You can do so here.

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!


This month, I celebrated my first Mother’s Day at Victory Grace Center, the ministry that I gave birth to eight months ago. God blessed me with a powerful message for mothers that was partially inspired by Beyoncé’s new project, “Lemonade.” In this life you will be served “lemons” – sour and unpleasant experiences – but if anybody knows how to take those lemons and make lemonade, it is mothers.

To learn the four sIMG_20160513_155629tages one may go through to make something sweet out of a bad situation, I invite you to order my “Lemonade” sermon. You will see that your breakthrough is inside of you! And that’s why I also recently preached a series on “Spring Cleaning” – because we all have some stuff we need to get rid of so God can move us to the next level. Both are available for purchase online at

Also, on May 25-28, more than 125 people will be traveling with me to my home country of Trinidad for TriniFest 2k16!  Please keep us lifted in your prayers and consider partnering with us.  Your gift of $32 will help us to bring the Gospel to Trinidad, and the proceeds from any purchases you make in my online store at also will support this exciting mission trip.


Jazz Name

Have you signed up for my new email list? You can do so here.

New Worship Location!

Praise the Lord!

VGC has a new worship location in the DMV.
Spread the word!


Follow #VGCintheDMV on social media:

Twitter – @VictoryGraceCtr

Facebook – /VictoryGraceCenter

Instagram – @VictoryGraceCenter

Volunteer Training

We need all hands on deck as we continue to prepare to host Victory Grace Center’s inaugural worship service on Sept. 6. 

Please meet us:

Saturday, Aug. 29 @ 9 a.m.

FBCG Ministry Center

3600 Brightseat Road

Landover, MD 20785


For VGC Correspondence

800-581-VGC1 (8421)

Worship Location:

Bladensburg High School

4200 57th Avenue

Bladensburg, MD 20710

Mailing Address:

Dr. Jazz Ministries

16701 Melford Blvd

Suite 400

Bowie, MD 20715

Thank you all for your continued support through prayer and giving.
To make a donation to VGC, please visit the partnership page at and check the box for Victory Grace Center.
FullSizeRender (2)

Related Articles:

Have you signed up for my new email list? You can do so here.

Breaking News!

Dr. Jazz presents …


Location to be announced!

To financially support this new ministry, #VGCintheDMV, please visit the partnership page at and check the box for Victory Grace Center.

Follow #VGCintheDMV on social media:

Twitter – @VictoryGraceCtr

Facebook – @VictoryGraceCenter

Instagram – @VictoryGraceCenter


Have you signed up for my new email list? You can do so here.

The Journey Continues!


Greetings!I’m sharing this new blog post with you to keep you informed about what is next for me as God continues to direct and illuminate my path. And what an exciting, expectant time it is! As many of you already may know, I am planning to launch a ministry during Labor Day weekend. Thank you for the outpouring of love, prayers and support!

But, of course, nothing is birthed without prayer. So in this season, join me as we continue to pray for five specific things:

Pastor         People            Purpose         Place          Provision  

Additionally, we started our weekly Tuesday prayer calls and more than 450 people from all over the country dialed-in. Remember that prayer time is never wasted! Please plan to join us!

An Interest Meeting
God has planted me in the DC-MD-VA area to reach and win souls for His Kingdom! Do you want to volunteer or learn more about how you can help this great move of God? More than 200 people showed up for the initial interest meeting. Here is your chance to join us for prayer and planning.
I’m looking forward to seeing you!

Come Worship and Receive a Word from Dr. Jazz!
“He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day…” John 1:39
Join me for the launch of my new ministry!
Sunday, Sept. 6
10 a.m.
Place: TBD

PrayerWorks 2015 Prayer Summit

While we are in the midst of our 21 Days of Prayer for God’s Purpose, consider joining host Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams for two days of spiritual renewal and intensive prayer designed to bring healing and deliverance to individuals and the nation through prophetic intercession.

Go to for more information.


Make a Donation Today!

As we launch a new ministry and work toward securing a building, we need your support! Prayerfully consider partnering with me. Every seed of any size is greatly appreciated. All contributions are tax deductible. Click here to give online. Thank you in advance for partnering with me with your financial gift!

Let’s Stay Connected!
For your pastoral care needs, please email Dr. Jazz Ministries at or call 855-551-JAZZ (5299). You also can visit the website at


Have you signed up for my new email list? You can do so here.


My theme for my recent mission trip was “I’m going back to give back.” And while in Trinidad, I traveled throughout the country and to Tobago preaching the Word of God and then hosted the Dancing with Broken Bones 2015 conference, but we also gave back tangibly. I hosted a Community Day and we distributed nearly 100 backpacks full of school supplies to students attending the Shekinah Christian Academy operated by the Laventille Open Bible Church, where I first got saved.

The mission trip is only the beginning. I have a God-sized vision for Trinidad. So by God’s grace, I will return next May 25-30 for “TriniFest 2016,” hosting delegates from the United States and from around the Caribbean as we celebrate what God is doing on this great island!

My God-sized vision for Trinidad includes:

  • Continuing to provide backpacks and school supplies for the most economically challenged students, teachers and schools
  • Establishing a scholarship in my late mother’s name for a female student and one in my late nephew’s name for a male student
  • Purchasing a warehouse in Trinidad to serve as a thrift shop for needy households
  • Creating an all-girls academy to provide a safe, empowering place for other Daughters of Thunder… and much more.

Thank you to everyone  who has given a seed in support of the mission work, which is ongoing. To help me continue to be a blessing to the people of Trinidad, prayerfully consider partnering with us and making a donation online at All contributions are tax deductible.

And make plans now to join me next year for TriniFest 2016!


Jazz Name

Photo Galleries: 

Help Me Help the Island of Trinidad Today!


I have an urgent request for your prayers and your willingness to partner with me. I am asking that you pray for seven days — May 24-30 — while I and the team that is traveling with me are on the ground in Trinidad doing ministry. Pray that we will be able to make a complete turnaround in the lives of people who need our help.

I am also asking that 360 of you sow a one-time seed of $32 by Friday, May 22, as a financial investment into the lives of the people in my home country.

You may have heard my testimony. I grew up in an impoverished village on the island nation located off of Venezuela’s coast in the Southern Caribbean, where I had endured much before immigrating to the United States with only $32 in my pocket.

I am now preparing to go back to give back!

To support the Trinidad Mission, I ask that you donate $32 or more online at All contributions are tax deductible.

Thank you in advance for partnering with me with your financial gift and for covering this mission with your prayers. Your prayers and generosity will have a tremendous impact on the people of Trinidad, and I know that you too will be blessed!

Jazz Name

My hometown Laventille

My hometown Laventille


Have you signed up for my new email list? You can do so here.