Council of Elders

Elder Kenneth and Minister Tonya Norman

Elder Ken and Min. Tonya have been involved in ministry for over 30 years. They currently serve together on the Elders Council at Jesus Is Lord ~ Assembly of Love under the leadership of Bishop Steven and Elder LaVerne Norman. 

Min. Tonya leads the JLAL Choir Ministry which ministers song from a variety of music genre including contemporary, traditional, and gospel. The main goal of the choir is to sing under the anointing of the Holy Spirit in order that people are motivated to a relationship with Jesus Christ through salvation, rededication, and discipleship. 

Elder Ken leads the Prayer Ministry, and its primary goal is to teach people how to pray and to help instill a passion for prayer in the life of people. The Prayer Ministry prays corporately on Thursday evenings via conference call from 6:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Various topics are prayed and various individual prayer needs are addressed as well. Prayer is also held Sunday morning before worship service begins from 10:25 am to 10:30 am with church leadership and 10:50 am to 11:00 am with the congregation. All prayer sessions are Word based and fervently executed. 

Elder Ken also serves as Elder over the Security and Choir Ministries. The Security Ministry serves to keep the church safe. The Security Ministry consists of church members who are physically capable, qualified to serve and willing to respond to the security needs of the church in the event of an incident or security crisis. The Security Ministry is available for every event held at the church facility and events off premises when required.

The Normans enjoy having the opportunity to assist in the spiritual growth and encouragement of others. They love to see the development within the lives of believers in every area of life. Their prayer is that their service will bring increase to the Body of Christ, the ministry of JLAL and be an asset to Bishop and Elder Norman.


 Minister Angela Jackson and Deacon Jerry Jackson

Hello, I’m Min. Angela Jackson, married to Dea. Jerry Jackson who is also a leader at Jesus Is Lord ~ Assembly of Love Church (JLAL). I thank God for leading my family to JLAL where we have all matured in the deep things of God. I have been a member since March of 2018 but had a connection to this blessed church thru JoyBell Ministries(JBM)and serving under Elder LaVerne Norman for approximately 20 years as the JBM Council Coordinator. I thank God for His divine destiny! While local, I served as Elder LaVerne’s Armor Bearer and the Unity Sister Coordinator. Once our family relocated, there was still a magnanimous spiritual connection. I was blessed to complete Bishop Norman’s Ministry Training Program; I currently serve on the Salvation/Rededication/Membership Ministry and I am the Minister over and Coordinator of the JLAL Virtual Community. I’m thankful to be a trailblazer for Christ in this ministry.

The Virtual Community consists of two Ministries where non local individuals can still partake in many activities and services at JLAL. Firstly, we offer Kingdom Collaboration where Believers can partner with JLAL both local and around the globe. With this, one can become an extension of our family without actually joining, as we’re all a part of the Body of Christ. Secondly, we offer Virtual Membership where Believers have the same privileges, as much as possible, as our local assembly. Whether you’re in-house, a virtual member or you’re partnering with JLAL, you shall be blessed as you give and receive all for God’s glory. The key is to get connected and I may be able to help you do this. With interest, I would enjoy explaining more to you. Simply email the church office and I’ll be in touch. We are a body of Believers who are faithful and diligent about advancing the Kingdom. There’s so much more to share and one of the best ways to learn more is by joining us for a service in person in Roanoke, VA or on YouTube - Details are located on this website.

Deacon Jerry and I are privileged to be a part of Jesus Is Lord Assembly of Love Kingdom Partnership under the leadership of Bishop Steven and Elder LaVerne Norman. We are committed to growing in the knowledge and truth of Jesus Christ and not ashamed to proclaim the Gospel. Our hearts are filled with joy as we serve the local body of the Church and God’s Kingdom virtually and in person.

God Bless you


Evangelist Joann Menefee. 

Marriage Ministry –  The scripture theme for this ministry is Ephesians 4:2-3.  Love and peace are shared in the Marriage Ministry fellowship. We share the Word of God through love. A lot of laughter is experienced during our Marriage Fellowships along with plenty of good food. The JLAL Marriage Fellowship has hosted Couples Date Night Out, Ice Cream Sundae, and Couples Paint Night, just to name a few. The engaged and married couples come and enjoy the love of Christ and one another. It is my pleasure to serve such an awesome group of people.

Usher Ministry – This is a Ministry that shows the love of God as we meet and serve you in the parking lot, through the sanctuary doors, and throughout the entire service as needed.  Psalms 84:10 states, I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord.  I gain blessings from serving on this Ministry.