Rev. Dr Sharon Downer currently serves as the Associate Pastor of the Lenox Road Baptist Church. She oversees the following ministries; Music, Singles, Small Group and Mentoring. She frequents as an itinerant preacher, a pulpit supply minister for the American Baptist Churches, Metro New York and as a Chaplain Resident for the New York Harbor Veterans Affairs.
A dynamic and profound communicator of the preached Word, Dr. Downer’srelevant and calculated delivery of the gospel message has made her a much sought after speaker and facilitator at churches, retreats and conferences addressing issues particularly related to “Women, Youth and Singles.”
Dr. Downer attended Long Island University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing. After accepting the call to ministry, she graduated from the New York Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree and later the Palmer Theological Seminary (formerly Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary) in Wynnewood Pennsylvania, with a Doctorate in Ministry degree in the “Renewal of the Church for Missions.”
As a woman who possesses a unique array of gifts, Dr. Downer has been the recipient of several awards and public citations for inspiring leadership and faithful service to the spiritual needs of her community. Above all, her ultimate desire is to be in absolute surrender to God’s perfect will for her life, hence fulfilling her purpose in the Kingdom of God.