Pastor Jon, as he is affectionately called, was installed as the senior pastor on May 31, 2008. He has been a lifelong member of the church, having accepted Yahshua (Jesus) as his Savior at the age of 12 and subsequently receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit at the age of 14. He was educated in the District of Columbia public school system through high school, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland College Park with a B.S. degree in Finance in 1980 and continued his education to receive an MBA in finance from The George Washington University in 1984. Prior to receiving the call to full-time ministry as Senior Pastor, Pastor Jon retired from a successful career of over 32 years at the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Throughout those years, he served in many roles at Shiloh: as a musician, choir director, songwriter, lesson writer, teacher, worship leader, treasurer and assistant pastor. Pastor Jon is a vital part of Shiloh’s global outreach, connecting the Ministry with ministries in Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. His passion is to see people come to know the Savior, become exceptional worshipers and develop into Christ-like maturity. Pastor Jon has been happily married to his lovely wife, Marjorie, for over 33 years. They have two grown children, Jonathan, Jr. and Danae.
Assistant Pastor and wife: Derrick Nicely and Rosalie Nicely
Elder D, as he is affectionately called, is known for his excellent spirit, his can do attitude and his love to serve others. He has been a part of Shiloh for more than 4 decades serving in many roles: as a teacher, treasurer, youth leader, evangelism leader, lesson writer, facility director, and bus driver. His life is dedicated to living by example and encouraging men and women how to live to their full potential.
Pastor D’s attention in the church is focused on assisting the Senior Pastor in fulfilling the vision of the local assemble and abroad. He has traveled abroad preaching and teaching the gospel in the North & South America and the Caribbean. His life’s mission is to be the best he can be, reach his maximum potential, serve people better and glorify God. Pastor D is happily married to his sugar, Rosalie, for over 31 years. They are the proud parents of son Derrick A. Nicely, Jr. (deceased), daughter Lauren and goddaughters Annisia, Jayme and Asky. His favorite scripture is referenced in Romans 8:28.
Associate Pastor and wife: Daniel R. Ray, Sr. and Pamela Ray
Known for his laughter, smile and cheery disposition, Pastor Daniel Ray, Sr., has been a part of Shiloh Church of God 7th Day for more than 3 decades. Dedicated to nurturing members, their children, marriages, new believers and especially young people, Pastor Ray takes great pride in his relationship with them, but more so with HIS God.
Pastor Ray, along with Lady Pamela Ray, are advocates for developing and cultivating strong marriages. Their determination for developing marriages the way God intended, between a Man and a Woman, developing each spouse and their marriage to Christ-like maturity, will do whatever it takes to save marriages in crisis, maturing marriages and preparing our singles for marriage.
His ministry is founded in his relationship with God and His Word has traveled him throughout the United States and Canada. He loves the Word of God and sharing in any format available (workshops, retreats, services, conferences and one-on0one) and will make himself available as long and directed by God. Pastor Ray lives by Matthew 6:33 and building brotherhood.
Pastor Ray is a diehard Redskins fan and loves football. He is married to Pamela Ray and this union has produced three anointed children that work in ministry alongside him: Brittany, Amber and Daniel, Jr.
Pastor Ray’s motto is “Trust and obey God, for His plan is right and good”.