Pastor Kyshon S. Mitchell
Rev. Kyshon S. Mitchell serves at the Rose of Sharon Community Church under the leadership of Bishop M. LaVerne Lattimore Ball. Coming from a heritage and legacy of founding leaders of the Church, he was five or six years old when he heard the call to preach and began preaching to friends, family and in his neighborhood. Rev. Kyshon began his walk with Christ and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior on October 13, 2000 and was water baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost thereafter. He answered the call to the ministry and to preach the gospel when he was thirteen. Rev. Kyshon knew that God had plans for his life to serve and minister to the people and he has known since he was young that the Lord called him to help to set the captives free and minister to our youth.
Rev. Kyshon growing up in the church was a youth choir member, usher attending church alongside his great-grandmother and family. He served as President of the Youth/ Junior Ushers Board; Vice President, Chaplain, and Sergeant at Arms of the Youth Choir. In August 2004, by acceptance of the presbytery and Senior Pastor he became a Junior Deacon. He served as an office assistant and Armor Bearer to the Pastor and served in youth church and assisted with youth and family conferences, and convocations.
Rev. Kyshon attended the Plainfield Public Schools where he served in many leadership capacities. While attending Plainfield High School he was dedicated to the Air Force JROTC where he served as a Chaplain, Logistics Officer, Finance Officer, Vice and Wing Commander. Upon graduating in the top percentage of his class in 2006, he was honored with the highest JROTC rank of Cadet Colonel. He simultaneously completed two levels of study at the Rose of Sharon Bible Academy.
After Pastoral confirmation of his call to preach the gospel and serve the church, Rev. Kyshon preached his trial sermon on Youth Day, June 9th, 2006, and was licensed as an Evangelist on July 16th.
After graduation from Plainfield High School in 2006 God led him to select Southeastern University to pursue an undergraduate degree. Rev. Kyshon relocated to Lakeland, Florida in August of 2006. While in Florida he joined under the watch-care of Born Again Church of God in Christ with Pastor Theadore and Lady Sherry Hall, he served as a youth worker teaching Sunday school and assisting in planning events. In April 2009 he was licensed as a Minister in the Church of God in Christ and was designated as the executive assistant to the Senior Pastor and church administrator along with his youth worker responsibilities. On Sunday, July 19, 2009 he was licensed as a Minister at Rose of Sharon Community Church. Because of his faithfulness and work as the assistant to the youth pastor in Florida, he was appointed as the Youth Pastor in January 2010.
After years of study at Southeastern University, in December of 2011, Rev. Kyshon received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Pastoral Ministries and Leadership and felt the call to return to serve at Rose of Sharon. After moving back to New Jersey, and by recommendation and upon the designation of Bishop Ball, Kyshon was ordained as a Reverend on Sunday, January 22, 2012. After working with the youth of Rose of Sharon for years, he was appointed as the youth church Minister and then as the Community Pastor of Youth on Sunday, May 19, 2013 and serves as Youth Pastor. He also serves as an Administrative Assistant for Rose of Sharon and the Adjutant General for Grace Ecclesiastical International Circle of Shepherds, the fellowship under Her Grace, Presiding Bishop M. LaVerne Lattimore Ball. Pastor Kyshon has a heart for praise and worship and sings in the choir, and is passionate about teaching and preaching the gospel. He is sought after for conferences, revivals, workshops and services. His passion and desire is to see healthy churches full of vision, and life, working to complete the mission of the church: WORSHIP, MINISTRY, EVANGELISM, FELLOWSHIP, AND DISCIPLESHIP. His favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”