Elder Joseph Pridgen is Pastor of Sweet Rest Church in Pearl, MS.
He has studied at several institutions of higher learning, among them, Jackson State University, Millsaps College, Reformed Theological Seminary and Wesley Biblical Seminary, earning a degree in Biblical Studies at Belhaven College. He has significant involvement in religious and community affairs. In addition to pastoral duties, other current church activities include:
Member of the National Education and Trustee Board (COCHUSA)
National Evangelist (COCHUSA)
President of South Central Diocese Ministers Alliance (COCHUSA)
South Central Diocese Ministerial Alliance
Former Director of Ministers and Laymen Seminar
Significant community activities include:
Organizer of the Pearl Community Tent Revival
President of Ministerial Alliance, Pearl, MS
Helped to institute the inter-racial, inter-denominational Easter and Thanksgiving fellowship services in the City of Pearl
Member of Fellowship of Hope, an interdenominational alliance of churches in the Jackson area
Regional Associate for Mission America
Volunteer Chaplain for Pearl Police Department
Volunteer Counselor at the Men's Correctional Facility in Pearl
He is happily married to the former Annette King of Jackson, MS. They are blessed with three lovely daughters, one son, and one grandson.