Sacred Fellowship Ministries (SFM) was founded on Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Brooklyn, New York by Rev. Dr. Lynn R. Sexton. Rev. Lynn accepted the call to embrace the vision that God had given her for ministry. Simultaneously, God provided confirmation and support from those who felt called to step out with her. SFM meetings were held on Sundays and began as ‘house church’ in the homes of those who opened their doors and were led to support the foundation of this new church.
For the first four weeks of June the group focused in on the founding scripture, found in Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.” Each week there was teaching and discussion on the Lord’s house and the importance of each room. Sunday worship meetings included prayer, praise songs, testimony, scripture reading, offering and words of inspiration.
On June 29, 2014 SFM held their first public service at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center (BCPC), and services were held there until August 2, 2015. On August 9, 2015 SFM held the first service in their new home at 2519 Atlantic Avenue where services and church activity is currently held.
Rev. Dr. Lynn is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the third daughter of a Bishop in the Church of God in Christ. She spent many years actively as layministry, Church Clerk, Chairperson of the Women’s Ministry, singer, praise team leader, facilitator of a Couples Ministry and teaching Continuing Education - Leadership classes. From 1994 until May 2014 Rev. Dr. Lynn served as a member, deacon, minister and reverend, in other ministries. She received a Doctorate in Parish Ministry in May, 2014 and a Masters in Divinity in May 2008 from New York Theological Seminary. After embracing her God–given vision for ministry she returned to her community and founded Sacred Fellowship Ministries.
Rev. Dr. Lynn’s retired after 34 years of Federal and City of New York City service. She is currently in a long-term committed relationship, a mother of six children and grandmother of eight+.
Sacred Fellowship Ministries (SFM) exists to provide an inter-spiritual Christian worship experience that will facilitate healing and the celebration of life through love, social justice advocacy and service to all. We are committed to the affirmation of all people, inclusive of sexual orientation, religious affiliation and cultural, racial and gender identities.
Sacred Fellowship Ministries envisions that healing and the celebration of life will be achieved through love, social justice advocacy and ministries of service, as follows:
Sunday Worship Service
Sacred Text Study Group
Pastoral Care Ministry
Education – Financial, Economic, Intern
Supportive Services -LGBTQ, Parental, NA, Bereavement,
Transition and Job Readiness