About Our Assistant Pastor
Rev. Sherita Moon Seawright
Assistant Pastor & First Lady
|Rev. Sherita Gayle Moon Seawright was born in Clinton,
South Carolina. She was educated in the public schools in Mountville,
Cross Hill, and Clinton. |
Rev. Sherita grew up in Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Clinton, SC,
where she served as Sunday school teacher and musician. In 1982 she
became a member of Prodigal African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in
Swansea, SC. She supported her husband in ministry as he served as
Pastor of Payne Memorial AME Church, Jessup, Maryland, Hemingway Temple
AME Church, Washington, DC. In 1986 she began her journey with him at
Union Bethel AME Church, Brandywine.
Rev. Sherita earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science,
summa cum laude, from Benedict College, Columbia, SC, a Master of Arts
degree in political science from The Ohio State University, Columbus,
Ohio, and, a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University School of
Divinity, Washington, DC.
Reverend Sherita Seawright serves as Executive Director of
Bethel House, Inc., a non-profit agency with the mission of providing
holistic care and services to individuals and families by addressing
spiritual, educational, physical, and mental health needs.
As an Itinerant Elder Rev. Sherita is also Assistant Pastor and Minister to
Women at Union Bethel AME Church in Brandywine. She enjoys preaching the
gospel of Jesus Christ and empowering people for Christian service. She has
a deep commitment to helping women reach the highest spiritual level that
God desires. To this end, she works to help women, children, and families
who face domestic violence and sexual abuse issues.
Rev. Sherita has received many awards, including: Storm Thurmond Foundation
Award, Daniel Foundation Scholarship, Minority Master's Fellowship, Benjamin
E. Mays Fellow, Ford Foundation Fellow, Howard University School of Divinity
Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, and Congress of National Black
She is the author of When Momma Died-A Journey to Self. The book contains
personal aspects of the author's grief process; yet it speaks to all
readers, causing them to focus on the important realities of grief while
inspiring them to make time for living a life of purpose.
Since February 27, 1982 Rev. Sherita has been married to the Reverend Dr.
Harry L. Seawright. God continues to bless them to be the parents of two
children: Shari Nicole and Harry Matthew and one grandson: Cameron Isaiah.