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Meet Our Bishop

Bishop Jacqueline E. McCullough

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 “There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.” Proverbs 20:15


Bishop Jacqueline E. McCullough, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, is the senior pastor and founder of The International Gathering at Beth Rapha in Pomona, NY.  Her vision for evangelistic ministry is expressed in the international outreach of Precious JEM Ministries, Inc., a non-profit religious organization, where she serves as Founder /President. She is also the proud Founder and President of Beth Rapha Christian College and Theological Seminary.


Bishop McCullough was awarded her Doctorate of Ministry from Drew Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from New York University. She has also engaged in postgraduate study at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

In addition to her pastoral duties, Bishop McCullough oversees the Rapha Alliance and she is currently covering 18 churches in the U.S., Africa, and the Carribean. She also spearheads the WordAlive Medical Mission, which has provided free medical services to over 30,000 people in parishes throughout the Island of Jamaica and Monrovia, Liberia. 


Amid all of this, Bishop McCullough has authored 4 books: 105 Days of PrayerSatisfaction of the Soul, a devotional entitled Daily Moments with God in Quietness and Confidence; and her latest book, The Other Side of This published by her own publishing company, Bright Light Publishing.


The Rapha Alliance will commit to the slow grooming and preparation of its members through intensive mentoring and teaching. The Alliance mandates accountability in the areas of character development and deportment.

Our Mission

The Rapha Alliance seeks to encourage and equip Christian leaders in the areas of spiritual wholeness and educational development through intentional mentoring and apprenticeship. The Alliance fully anticipates that through these purposefully structured experiences, the life of the leader will inevitably be impacted in a manner that strengthens their commitment and understanding of biblical leadership.  

Our Mission

Our Vision

The Rapha Alliance is a religious, not-for-profit organization whose aim is to establish connections with various churches and ministries in need of ministerial oversight and covering. Specifically, the goal is to direct and guide these leaders in the areas of governance, management, educational development and counseling. The Alliance also provides various mechanisms of support and training to help them to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world with power, accuracy, excellence, and diligence. Encased within this vast commitment will include, but not be limited to, support in Ministerial Training Programs; Christian Education; Media Communications; Writing, Editing, and Publishing of print materials; local and international Missions Outreach; Christian Leadership & Family Conferences; and, certainly assistance with preparing our youth for Christian Service.

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