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Pastor Damion P. Gordon’s Biography

Senior Pastor, First Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church

Our Pastor

Pastor Damion P. Gordon, Sr. is the Senior Pastor of First Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia. He hails from Little Rock, Arkansas, but some of his youth years were spent in Meridian, Mississippi. After high school he attended both Southern Arkansas University and Oklahoma University for athletics.

He later obtained a Master of Arts in Religion, Church Ministries from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate for Education, in Organizational Leadership Christian Ministry at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ. Damion Gordon answered God's call to preach in 1997. Since answering the call, he has been a vessel of God by preaching and teaching the Word to God to all people.

Pastor Gordon became the Senior Pastor at First Jerusalem Missionary Baptist church in January 2016. Since his arrival several accomplishments have been made. These accomplishments include: increased membership by adding over 300 new members, increased discipleship development by adding 4 new ministries, increased community and economic awareness through community partnership programs.

A Proven Leader

Also since the beginning of Pastor Gordon's leadership at First Jerusalem, the church has baptized over 70 peopleand has been selected three years in a row for the Savannah Awards for Places of Worship and qualified for the Savannah Business Hall of Fame. In 2017, Pastor Gordon was spotlighted in the Epitome magazine for his sermon "It's all in his plan" and in 2018 he was nominated to receive the prestigious "Sermon of the Year Award" from Epitome Magazine at the Seventh Annual Red Carpet and Awards Celebration.

Pastor Damion P. Gordon, Sr. is also an adjunct professor at Beulah Heights University, Atlanta GA (Albany GA Campus). He had numerous trainings in leadership, mentoring and counseling. He has worked in the field of Mental Health for the past 13 years. Since 2011, he has served on the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network Board, Region 4 and currently is a member at large for region 5.

Pastor Gordon continues to be a beacon of light by teaching the word of God to all within his own church in addition to others within the community where he's created partnerships with other leaders.

  • Pastor Damion P. Gordon is one of the most dynamic bible scholars of our era. He has taken life experience in church development and synergized it with research to create innovative ministry for the Kingdom of God.


    Dr. Marcus Glass
    Senior Pastor, New Seasons Church
    Albany, GA

  • Pastor Damion P. Gordon preaches with a zeal for God’s word that is engaging, enlightening and inspiring. A compelling voice in 21st century preaching.


    Elijah A. Fowler
    Senior Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church
    Gadsden, AL