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Nov 1, 2022

Mrs. Sharon Houston completed her Associate Degree in Liberal Arts at Tidewater Community College, a Bachelor’s and Master of Social Work Degree at Norfolk State University and recently earned her LCSW with the Virginia State Board.   This will allow her to do clinical counseling in the state of Virginia.  She is employed by Gethsemane Community Fellowship Baptist Church as the Director of Ministry and Deputy Director of Garden of Hope, Inc.  She also served as an Adjunct Professor at Tidewater Community College in the Human Service Department and currently an Adjunct Professor with Norfolk State University in the Social Work Department where she supervises BSW graduating seniors.  

She assists the Senior Pastor in the implementation of the Church’s Vision; provides leadership development and oversight for the staff; assist staff in developing a comprehensive ministry and program strategy that will meet the needs of the congregation and community.  She serves as a consultant for the Garden of Hope community development Corporation, and two research grants initiative with Norfolk State University.

She has been married for 40 years to Dr. Kirk T. Houston, a mother of two children who are both fulltime in ministries.  She has 4 grandchildren who she loves and adore. 

Her personal Mission Statement is “I am Availing myself for the service of God to make a difference in the lives of His people”.