Pastor Jeremy H. Upton is an anointed and gifted preacher who is passionately committed to impacting a generation to influence their culture for Jesus Christ. Committed to Christ and to being a Godly husband and father, Pastor Upton is dedicated to declaring the Word of God, displaying a Godly lifestyle, and disciplining people to walk with God.
Pastor Upton is a magna cum laude graduate of Morehouse College and a cum laude graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. In addition, he has also studied at Carver Bible College (Atlanta, GA) and New Orleans Baptist Seminary (New Orleans, LA).
In May 2004, Pastor Upton was ordained under Dr. Denny D. Davis, Senior Pastor of St. John Baptist Church, of Grand Prairie & Southlake, Texas. While there, Pastor Upton, formerly the Youth Pastor, served as the Executive Pastor and Preaching Assistant.
In the summer of 2007, he completed postgraduate study in preaching at Oxford University in England.
Returning to Atlanta for a short time, he served as the Chief Ministry Officer at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, overseeing all areas of ministry, outreach, and discipleship.
Then in 2012, he founded the City of Refuge Church in Homestead where he continues to make a positive impact for the Kingdom of God in the community.
He and his lovely wife Brianna have been blessed with three wonderful children and make their home in the southwest region of Miami.