Jemell Moriah

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Jemell Moriah is a retired social worker who lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with her husband Lionel, a retired pastor and professor. She and her husband have five grown children and six grandchildren.

Jemell was born and raised in Guyana, South America where she received the Lord Jesus Christ as her saviour as a teenager.  During the early years of her Christian walk, she was influenced by a missionary affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention who infused in her a desire for working with women, children and the vulnerable in society. It was then that God impressed upon her that she was “saved to serve" and opened many doors for her to serve in her local church and also in women and children’s work. 

Currently, she and her husband lead the Family Ministry in their local church. Jemell also served Atlantic Baptist Women (ABW) as Recording Secretary and President, and in the capacity of President represented ABW on the boards of NABWU and Canadian Baptist Ministries, and served as the President of Canadian Baptist Women. Through her involvement in women’s work she has been on Short Term Missionary trips to Bolivia and Rwanda and attended the BWA Women’s Leadership conference in South Africa. 

She is passionate about improving the well-being of families and children and is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Black Social Workers focusing on Child Welfare and community development. She believes that when women embrace the opportunities God opens for them, there is no telling what He can do in and through them.