About Our Pastor


A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Rev. Jarrett Britton Washington first encountered the Lord at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Ravenel, SC.

Rev. Washington attended the College of Charleston and graduated with a degree in Political Science in 2004. After graduating, Rev. Washington entered the Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2008, he graduated with both the Master of Divinity Degree with a Concentration in Homiletics and the Master of Arts in Christian Education.  While attending Turner, Rev. Washington served as the Youth and Young Adult Ministries Coordinator at Antioch AME in Stone Mountain, Georgia under the leadership of the (now) Bishop Stafford J. Wicker. 

Rev. Washington is a member of the Palmetto Annual Conference of the 7th Episcopal District where the Right Reverend Samuel L. Green, Sr. is the Presiding Prelate. He is a Past President of the Seventh Episcopal District Young People’s and Children’s Division. He is an elected and ordained Itinerant Elder in the AME Church. He was an elected delegate to the 50th Session of the AME Church General Conference held in the birth place of African Methodism, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His involvement in the AME Church’s ministries has allowed him to travel extensively both nationally and internationally ministering the word of God in places as far as Southern Africa.

Rev. Washington serves as the Senior Pastor and Shepherd of the Hopewell African Methodist Episcopal Church of Hemingway, SC.  Previous to his assignment at The House of Hope (a name the church has been given by the community), Rev. Washington served well the congregations of New Bethel AME Church in Red Top, South Carolina and Saint James AME Church in Johns Island, South Carolina. Under his leadership the House of Hope has come together under the vision to be a place of H.O.P.E. where God’s Healing, Omnipresence, Praise, and Evangelism is woven into every fiber of the ministry. Countless ministries have been birthed, men and women of God have accepted their calls to ministry; lives are continuously changed, souls are set free, and many are delivered because of the preaching, teaching, administration, and leadership of Pastor Washington.

Rev. Washington is the elected Secretary for the Palmetto Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District. In 2017, Bishop Samuel L. Green, Sr. appointed him the Seventh Episcopal District Secretary.

Rev. Washington is a successful program developer and published curriculum writer and has published several works. He is the author of the life-changing workbook entitled, Tell the Devil I’m Back! Currently, he serves as the Co-Editor of the Voice of Missions Magazine, a product of the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Department of Global Witness and Ministry. He also serves as the Graphic Design Editor for the International Women’s Missionary Society Missionary Magazine and Connectional WMS lead graphic designer. He is recognized for his design skills and created the international emblem and signature theme pin for the Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Rev. Washington is the owner of Legacy Graphics and Designs, LLC, a graphic design firm specializing in printing, design, and apparel. Rev. Washington is an online blogger that reaches thousands of people weekly though devotional writings and inspirational messages for the workweek. Rev. Washington is a featured columnist on Bishop Vashti McKenzie’s site, This is your Wake Up Call

Rev. Washington is an active and engaged member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and he provides service through the Xi Phi Lambda Alumni Chapter located in Summerville, South Carolina.

Rev. Washington is married to Deronda Corbin Washington, a talented, spirit filled, articulate, beautiful, effervescent, elegant, smart and down to earth woman of God. She is indeed a unique and gifted woman whose reputation positively precedes her professionally, spiritually, socially, and academically.  They are the parents of one daughter, a gift to the body of Christ, Little Ms. Braylen Jael. As a family they remain knowing that “the LORD knows the plans he has for them, plans to prosper them and not to harm them, plans to give them hope and a future!”