February 16, 1982, as Rev. Lewis was preparing for work the Lord spoke to him, the Lord told him about his calling into the Ministry. As he was brushing his teeth the Lord locked his hands with his toothbrush in his mouth. The Lord started talking with him, while Rev. Lewis listen and continue to talk to the Lord. He was being preparing for his purpose in life (ministry). Once Rev. Lewis got to work, his hands were in the upright position, and for fifteen minutes time stood still. The Lord took him on a journey; he was shown his past, present, and his future. Rev. Lewis says that the Lord told him “Until you do what I have for you to do, you will never be at peace.” Rev Jack Lewis Jr. answered the call on December 5, 1987.
Rev. Jack Lewis Jr. was educated in the public schools of Georgetown County. He attended El Paso Community College (Colorado Springs, Colorado), L.R. Nichols Seminary (Charleston, S.C.) and June Smith University (Columbus, Ga.).
He received his License to preach the Gospel on December 5, 1982 at St. John A.M.E. Church Pawleys Island, S.C. He had his Itinerant Deacon Ordination September 29, 1985 at Morris Brown A.M.E. Church, Charleston, S.C. His Itinerant Elder’s Ordination was September 18, 1988 at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Charleston, S.C.
Rev. Jack Lewis Jr.’s was appointment the Pastor of Nazareth A.M.E. Johnsonville, S.C. Kingstree District, Palmetto Conference on October 18, 1988. In 1989, he was appointed to the Trio Circuit (Greater Lane Chapel and St. John A.M.E. Churches Lane, S.C. and Trio, S.C.) In 1990 the Circuit was split into Station Churches, Rev. Lewis stayed at Lane Chapel until 1995.
In 1995 he was transferred from the Palmetto Conference to the South Carolina Conference station at Bethel A.M.E. Holly Hill, S.C. in the Charleston District. In 1996 he went to St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Hollywood, S.C. in the Edisto District.
October 1998 he was assigned to Allen A.M.E. in the Beaufort District which was under construction and they were worshiping at Shanklin Elementary School. The first worship service in the new Church was December 25, 1998.
In March of 2000, Rev. Lewis was transferred from Allen in the South Carolina District ; to Bethel A.M.E. Church, Wedgefield, S.C. in the Lancaster District in the Columbia Conference.
In 2002, he was assigned to Taylor Chapel A.M.E in the Columbia District in Columbia, S.C.
September 2005 he was transferred back to the Beaufort District of the South Carolina Conference, station at St. John A.M.E. Church Ridgeland, S.C.
In November 8, 2008 Rev. Lewis was assigned to the White Hall Circuit (Jerusalem and St. Mary A.M.E. Churches) located In Green Pond, S.C. In September 2011, at the 148th Session of the South Carolina Annual Conference, held at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Charleston, S.C., Jerusalem and St. Mary merged and became White Hall A.M.E. Church.
Rev. Jack Lewis Jr. says “What I love about being a Pastor, knowing that the things that I do and say can help others to live a better life within their Home, Community, Work and most of all their Church.”
“Seeing the smile on my Children’s face when I visit them at school.”
Rev. Jack Lewis Jr. believes that “The Members of White Hall A.M.E. are some of the GREATEST people you can ever meet, they are loving and caring people, and they will not hesitate to show you.”
Rev. Lewis is married to the formal Patricia Bellamy. He loves and cherishes his wife. He says “My wife…. if I had 10 billion dollars it would not be enough to give her for all the support that she has given unto me. After Pat was born, God threw away the mold. I truly thank God everyday for my WONDERFUL wife!!!!!!!”
Prior to my calling into the ministry he was in law enforcement for approximately 15 years. He was the fourth African American Police Officer hired in the City of Myrtle Beach, S.C. in 1976. He also worked with the City of Andrews, S.C. Police Department.
He worked as a Loss Prevention District Manager (Horry and Georgetown Counties) for Eckerd Drug stores.
Rev. Lewis was also a Training Officer for South Strand Detective and Security Agency.
He also worked as paint specialist for Lowe’s Home Improvement Center.
Rev. Lewis also served on the Board of Directors for the White Hall Home Owners Association 2007—2010, Board of Examiners 2nd year studies Palmetto Conference 1991—1992, A.M.E. Ministerial Alliance of Charleston and Vicinity1991—1993 (Treasure for 2 years), The Ecumenical Ministerial Alliance of Colleton County (Secretary) Current, NAACP President Colleton County Branch Current.
Rev. Jack Lewis Jr. favorite Bible verse is Psalm 27:1-14
Rev. Lewis has been in Ministry for almost 30 years and he “thanks God everyday for the wonderful change He has made in my life. Because of the change I now look at life differently.”