He’d chosen to eat in his quarters, again, and she hadn’t said anything about it.
Emmie had, in turn, started sitting at the table with her in an obvious demonstration of the fact that no matter how it might appear, Hermione was rarely alone and the Earl of Gryffindor saw to her protection in all circumstances.
Vernon developed the concept of pre-recorded broadcasting for the services he is unable to attend due to time and distance constraints—a ground-breaking move among African-American churches. Vernon presents The Shepherds Connection, a networking and partnership alliance for male and female senior pastors and was designed to meet the spiritual needs of senior pastors and their spouses and to help them achieve their maximum potential for the kingdom of God.
He also adopted the practice of planting campus pastors to lead the satellite locations so that the members at these locations still receive a personal touch even when he is not physically present. Vernon is committed to continual improvement and creating opportunities for others to improve as well. Vernon has an ambitious appetite for both educating and learning and has a diploma of theology with a concentration in black church studies, a master of arts in practical theology, and a doctorate of ministry with a concentration in church growth, all from Ashland Theological Seminary. This organization is for pastors who are serious about the call of leading God’s people into their destiny, which requires a lifestyle of integrity, humility, honesty, and excellence.
Vernon has enjoyed a prolific, storied career in pastoring, but consciously chooses to never stop growing, personally or vocationally.