Vernon L. Gordon III is a husband to Ashley, father to Madison and Jackson, friend to many, never met a stranger in his life, and lover of all things kingdom! Early in life Vernon was diagnosed with bone cancer, and after enduring almost 3 years of chemotherapy and a total of 12 surgeries, Vernon entered remission and has been healed for over 10 years!
Vernon and Ashley met in High School in Chesapeake, VA and both attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where he majored in Clinical Exercise Science and Ashley majored in Accounting. In May of 2011 Ashley attained her Masters in Accounting from VCU and began working at Ernst & Young agency upon graduation. Ashley is currently a Corporate Auditor within the private sector. In May of 2013, Vernon obtained a Masters in Divinity from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA.
Over the last five years Vernon has served as the Youth Pastor and Worship & Arts Director of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Moseley, Va. He also served as Campus Pastor at “Pace Center" campus church of Virginia Commonwealth University.
Vernon is a member of the International Youth Development team for Lott Carey foreign missions, the National NEXT conference planning team for the United Methodist Church, and a campus ministry overseer at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Vernon has also been a long lasting minister of music nationally as he founded what is now known as Elevated Worship. EW has traveled extensively, releasing their first album, Independence Day, in April 2012, and their recent single “All For You” in August 2014.
Vernon and Ashley Love God, People, and Life!