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Dorsey leads Harpers Ferry church

By Staff | Jul 17, 2015

For the Sake of the Soul Christian Church was established in Harpers Ferry on July 5, by God’s grace and under the leadership of Rev. Jackie Dorsey. The church temporarily meets in the historic Curtis Freewill Baptist Church at 47 Storer College Place (entrance to Storer College) under the conditions of a Special Use Permit granted by the National Park Service.

The church, Dorsey said, was named from the Book of John

Rev. Dorsey sees herself as a chosen vessel of God used to live, preach and teach the Word of God to all who will listen.

“I believe in prayer, faith, works and miracles,” she said. “It is all about God, not about me,” she continued.

Even though the congregation in Harpers Ferry is a new one to her, Dorsey has previously pastored four churches throughout West Virginia. In addition, she has ministered throughout the state, including in Shepherdstown. She and her husband, Bro. Tom Dorsey, moved to Charles Town in 2013 where they became a part of the Church of God House of Prayer led by Pastor Paul Brown. This time frame was a served as a period of growth and service.

“If through God we can touch and help one soul, it makes the journey worthwhile,” Dorsey said. “Praising God that on July 5, eight people accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, as well as one re-dedication,” she shared about her first service in Harpers Ferry.

Services at For the Sake of the Soul will currently be held on the first, third and fifth Sundays of each month. Sunday School begins at 9 a.m. with church service starting at 10 a.m. Transportation assistance can be arranged or any questions answered by calling 304-596-7776. The church is handicap accessible and all are welcome.

“Come as you are,” Dorsey stressed.