Pastors’ Wives Thrive


Jackie Pugh

Jackie Pugh serves as the Director of Children’s Ministry at New Life Fellowship church. She is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary where she earned a Master’s degree in Christian Education.  She has been blessed to minister to children and children’s workers for over 20 years. She is married to her best friend Dr. Maurice Pugh, the Senior Pastor and founder of New Life Fellowship. Together with God’s guidance they nurture and cherish five children: Kendall, Lorenzo, Natalie, and twin girls Shelby and Sydney.




Serita Jakes

Serita A. Jakes is an author, speaker and visionary. She serves alongside her husband, Bishop T. D. Jakes of the legendary 30,000-member Dallas-based church, The Potter’s House. Mrs. Jakes serves as executive director of women’s and children’s affairs at The Potter’s House, where she oversees the internationally acclaimed God’s Leading Ladies Life Enrichment Program and the nationally acclaimed Distinctively Debutante Program, a mentoring program for academically astute girls, ages 10-17. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Jakes and her husband have five children and she is lovingly called “Granny” by her five grandchildren.







Jada Edwards

Jada Edwards is a Bible teacher and discipler. She has committed her life to equipping women of all ages, at all stages, with practical, biblical truth to help them live authentic and transparent lives. Jada has always had a passion for ministry and sharing God’s Word and has also served in various directional capacities within the local church as well as with numerous non-profit organizations.

Jada currently serves as the Creative Services Director and the Women’s Director for One Community Church, where her husband Conway serves as the Lead Pastor. Jada holds a MBA with an emphasis in Organizational Strategy but her most significant education has come from the study of God’s Word. The unsearchable riches of the scriptures are her inspiration.

In addition to her ministry in the local church and her teaching ministry, Jada works with Caribbean Choice for Christ, a U.S. based nonprofit leadership organization, founded by her and Conway. Their ministry focuses on developing and equipping Christian leaders throughout the United States and Jamaica.

Jada and Conway are parents to Joah and Chloe, and live in Allen, Texas.