Christian Emergency Network
ReadyMS Administration Officer
Current Role: CEN Advisory/City Leader
Nationally recognized, Jarvis Ward, is currently serving as President and CEO, of the PEARSON Foundation (People Employing Available, (prayer-care-share) Resources to Strengthen Our Neighborhoods). Jarvis took on this challenging role in March of 2014, to help "re-start" the PEARSON Foundation in the Central Mississippi area. Jarvis has served as a facilitator, trainer, teacher and coach for city-wide/community collaborative outreach campaigns and initiatives focused on evangelism and discipleship. Over the past two decades Jarvis has facilitated or consulted on some of the most significant national and regional outreach efforts such as "Celebrate Jesus 2000", "Lighthouse Movement", "Book Of Hope", "Passion of the Christ", "911 Remembrance Services", "Loving Our Communities to Christ", "Honor our Heroes", "Narnia Summits", "LOVE2020" and more (see below). Jarvis hosted for 15 years a web-based national conference call on third-Thursdays for leaders seeking to partner in cities and communities on sustained spiritual, social and cultural impact. He is co-founder of the National City Impact Roundtable which has influenced CityReaching, Community Transformation & Gospel Movements nationally and internationally. He has worked extensively across racial, ethnic, cultural, economic and denominational lines from a platform of Biblical reconciliation with positive results. Specialties: Special skills in facilitating, coaching and training leaders (pastors, ministry and marketplace leaders) in cooperative ministry ventures on a city-wide, regional or national level. Extensive skills and experience in racial/ethnic Biblical reconciliation.
Jarvis is a graduate of Memphis State University and the Evangelical Institute of Greenville, South Carolina. Jarvis joined the New Lake Outreach Center, an inner city ministry located on the corner of Farish and Monument streets in Jackson, Mississippi, as the Director of Special Ministries in January 1994. He was highly recommended and recruited to be the first Executive Director of Mission Mississippi, which he accepted in May 1994 and continued to serve in that position through November 1997. Jarvis was invited to join the national staff of Mission America as a National Facilitator of City/Community Ministries in November 1997. He accepted the challenging role and began serving on the national staff May 1, 1998. His role involves the exploration, formation and implementation of City/Community/County partnerships that include diversity denominationally, ethnically and racially with the vision of sustained holistic transformation. In hundreds of cities in America, this transformational process is beginning to take place
Volunteer and Reach
Jarvis is involved in numerous Para-ministries and civic organizations and presently is the Mississippi Regional Trainer for The Intimate Life Ministry based in Austin, Texas. He has served many years as a Volunteer Chaplain for the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. He was unanimously appointed as a member of the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to serve a term through the year 2004. Jarvis is involved in preaching and teaching throughout Mississippi as well as across the country. His ordination is from the First Evangelical Church of Greenville, SC. He has made a life commitment to labor and sacrifice to see young and old come to know, to love, to worship and to serve Jesus Christ.