Apostle Dr. Merlene Campbell
Apostle Dr Merlene Campbell is an ordained Pastor and the founder of Merlene Campbell Ministries Inc. Her life is dedicated to living by example and encouraging men and women to live to their fullest potential in Jesus Christ. An effective communicator of God’s Word, Apostle Merlene is widely known for her commitment, grace and passion. Her practical and dynamic teaching style help people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives.
At the age of 4, Merlene received a vision from the Lord. The visual imagery impressed on her mind and ultimately impacted her life with Jesus. In the vision, she saw a being robed in white, leading a young child, who followed obediently. Her grandmother wisely told her that it was Jesus, leading her. This vision has been integral to her faith in God and paved the way for a life-long relationship with God. As a teenager, Merlene entered Jamaica Bible College as a full-time residential student for two years. Her goal then was to go to foreign mission fields to propagate the gospel. She graduated MICO Teachers College in 1979 majoring in Special Education. She then studied Management Studies at the College of Arts, Science and Technology in Kingston Jamaica. She was among the students profiled in Who’s Who Among International Students (Chartered Edition).
Merlene obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and graduated Magna cum Laude from Western Carolina University. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Education at Western Carolina University in 1989. She is a member of the Kappa Delta Phi Educational Organization. Merlene is currently pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Walden University and was selected to be a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Golden Key is the world’s largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university students, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. She worked for the NYC Board of Education for 10 years.
She was nominated for Teacher Recognition as a part of the United Federation of Teachers. Merlene currently works as a contractor for the Board of Education as a Special Education Teacher Support Service Provider.
Apostle Merlene was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humanitarianism, Honoris Causa, in April 2019, in recognition of her humanitarian work at home and abroad.
Apostle Merlene is a woman of strength in the face of adversity. Her husband Roy, who battled cancer, told her during his last days that she was going to be doing great things for God. After her husband died in 2012, she decided to honor her husband and fulfill her previous commitment to God to be a missionary in foreign countries. Merlene fervently believes the Great Commission of the Church is to go and make disciples of every man in all countries. She believes that for the church to be successful we must incorporate evangelism, discipleship and establishing churches as integral priorities in her ministry strategy of transforming sinners into believers of Christ.
God has used Apostle Merlene to reveal the powerful meaning of God’s love and inspiration. In a vision revealed to her by God, she saw numerous gigantic rocks located in a very dry and barren eco-system, with no vegetation. Within such a mysterious setting, there were multitudes of people closely aligned. Their faces were not visible, and their contours were viewed in silhouette form. The rocks were indicative of a mode of safety, where individuals are protected from danger. People needed to be saved from sin through Christ Jesus, the source of salvation. There are millions who are seeking refuge, but they need to hear God’s plan of salvation.
Merlene Campbell Ministries Inc is currently the primary supporter of Faith International Orphanage, providing education, tuition, boarding high school fees, food and clothing for over 50 children.
In August 2018, Apostle Merlene revisited Uganda and was the Guest Speaker in the Fresh Fire Conference at Back to Garden Eden Mission, Namayingo Town Church. She visited with the orphanage and brought gifts for the children. Merlene Campbell Ministries purchased land for the purpose of building a home and school for the orphans. Apostle Merlene also went to Kenya, where she was invited to be the Guest speaker by Pastor Benson Nambuchi at God’s Visitation Conference hosted by Blessed Restoration Center Church. She ministered to church members, praying for and anointed them. She also provided leadership training and literature for the church.
In February 2019, Apostle Merlene was invited by Pastor Judith Namwinga to be the Guest Speaker in the God’s Visitation Conference for Waters of Christ’s Embassy International Ministries in Lusaka, Zambia. She was warmly welcomed and provided Leadership training with theological literature, spiritual counseling and education.
Merlene Campbell Ministries Inc has expanded and has a representative in Africa who organizes and engages the community in missionary work and community outreach, and support and minister to believers and non-believers. MCM is devising strategies to sustain long-term operations goals.
God has used Apostle Merlene to love, comfort, nurture and care for the people she has ministered to and become a spiritual mother to the children of God. Apostle Merlene Campbell is a powerful and exquisite woman of God with much wisdom and knowledge. She is a true example of a “Woman of Noble Character”.