Rev. Arcelia or “Rev. Cee Cee” as she is known was licensed to preach the gospel by the St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia under the Pastoral leadership of Dr. Lance Watson. At St. Paul’s she served in many capacities to include the Youth Minister. In 2003, serving as an Evangelist, she was Ordained by the Fifth Street Baptist Church under the Pastoral leadership of Rev. F. Todd Gray. Currently, she serves beside her husband, Pastor Micah Jackson at the Seventh Street Memorial Baptist Church, where she was the first person in the history of the church to be voted into the office of Assistant Pastor.
Rev. Cee Cee holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in the field of Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies, both from Virginia Commonwealth University. A believer in education, Rev. Cee Cee is a Graduate of the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University where she has earned her Master of Divinity degree and South University where she earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health. In addition to completing the residency requirement to be a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the States of South Carolina and Virginia, she is a 2nd year PhD student at Capella University, majoring in Psychology.
Rev. Cee Cee is proud and thankful for the ways in which God chooses to use her and is grateful for her assignment that allowed her to travel to Moengo, Suriname, French Guyana and the Netherlands to spread the gospel. However, her greatest joys are found in her role as wife and mother. She is the proud wife of Pastor Micah and the mother of two unbelievable children. Her son Aaron is 28 and a Staff Sergeant in the US Army, who after serving tours in Afghanistan and Japan is now stationed in Seattle, Washington. Her daughter Melanie is 25 and a Master’s level student at North Carolina Central University majoring in Mental Health Counseling. Melanie’s goal is to counsel troubled young ladies. Rev. Cee Cee is proud of the accomplishments of her family and always has a story to share about them bound to make you laugh. A big kid at heart, Rev. Cee Cee loves Micky Mouse, Elmo, Spongebob Squarepants, Incredibles, Mumbo, Transformers and G.I. Joe.
Rev. Cee Cee is grateful to God for the ways that her life has been preserved and realizes that God’s grace and mercy extended towards her dictates that she be nothing more than a servant to God and God’s people. Her constant prayer is that God will continue to use her so that she can be a blessing to someone else.
In this book the author in a very relatable and transparent way, parallels her life to the Biblical character Joseph moving from the promise, to the pit, to the prison until finally the purpose is revealed. The book is relatable as the author hits key emotions of rejection, mental and physical abuse and the struggle to survive to ultimately the joy of discovering ones self mentally and spiritually. By the end of the book you’re not only cheering the authors success but empowered to recognized that they too have been preserved for a purpose.