Senior Founding Pastor Barb McGuckin, C.E.O.~
Founding Senior Pastor of The Jabez Foundation Ministries has lived in the High Desert, Apple Valley California since 2000 with her family. Has been in Ministry since February of 2002 as a licensed Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Christ. She is a sought after speaker at women conferences, seminars, and churches. Barbara is known as a worship leader, composer, and pianist whom also trains and raises up Worship Leaders for the Kingdom of God! The Founder is anointed and been appointed to speak the Word in due season to them that are weary. Barbara believes, lives and preaches the overcoming of the enemy by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of his Testimony . . . Having won many souls for the Kingdom of God, laying on of hands and healing the sick. Pastor McGuckin also established, "The Heart of an Adopted Child" & "Women 4 Jesus!" with T.J.F.M. which is geared towards the Spiritual Health and Development of the Christian Families which includes Beavement and Anger Management/Domestic Violence Facilitation Groups. The Jabez Foundation Ministries also believes in supporting missions therefore supports Al Cifelli Ministries of Sydney Australia, Pastor Ravi Kumar Kokkiripati of Nice Misiions in Southern India , and Missionary Pastor Ruben Rasaili of Missions for Tribes & Nations of Lumini Nepal India. On occasion Pastor volunteers for Dogtober in October! She says, "It's a privelege and honor to be able to share the awesome Word of God with people of God!" Most importantly she truely loves the one she preaches about and that is Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God!
Daisy A.Thomas, Secretary~
Daisy Thomas grew up in a small town in Alabama, leaving for California in 1972 where she married and raised her family. Her Education consists of 11 years as a Substance Abuse counselor, which gave her exposure to multi-generational addictions and family abuse.
She began her undergraduate work at La Sierra University in Riverside, California where she graduated and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work. Mrs. Thomas went on to complete her graduate work at Loma Linda University with a Masters in Social Work which allowed her to work with substance abusing and severely mentally ill patients.
She has worked extensively with major depression disorders, anxiety and phobias, childhood disorders, and marriage and family problems. Mrs. Thomas theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioral therapy where she educates and assists each client to broaden their cognitive abilities to make the necessary behavioral lifestyle changes, which in turn improves their mental status and the way they view themselves and their environment.
Her business is Choices for Better Living in Victorville, California!
Jerry Reyes, Chief of Education Services~
Jerry Reyes was raised in San Dimas, California before moving to Colorado Springs to care for his parents. In 1995, he relocated to Victorville, and has been a part of the High Desert community for seventeen years. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of La Verne, where he also worked in the Doctoral Registration and Finance Office. He obtained his teaching credential from California State University, San Bernardino, and has been with the Victor Elementary School District at an upper-grade elementary teacher since 2008. His pedagogical philosophy reflects his Christian underpinnings: teaching children the ethical values they need to become respectful, empathetic people who focus on integrity, charity, accountability, fairness, trustworthiness, and honesty. Jerry enjoys reading (especially Austenian, Shakespearian, and detective fiction); studying foreign languages and elevated vocabulary; and discussing ontological philosophy with his family and close friends. Though he possesses an aversion to traveling and social activities, Jerry nonetheless seeks to make a difference for the Lord’s honor, and is especially concerned about the apathy so many people take toward the homeless, the elderly, the poor, battered women and children, and those who have been marginalized because of social stigmas. Praying that God will use him to make a positive difference in the lives of others, his shibboleth as a Christian is that, despite whatever personal biases each of may have, our goal as Christians is to “love others into” our faith though tolerance, kindness, and compassion.
The Jabez Foundation Ministries, Inc.
12277 Apple Valley Road, 445
Apple Valley, California 92308