Presently, Sharon S. Stewart-Alexander is the Pastor /Founder of Pavilion Ministries Bible Church in Columbus, OH under the covering of Apostle Dr. Von T. Peaks of Good News International Christian Center / Fort Worth, TX. Pastor Alexander holds a B.S. Degree in Education from Central State University and a Master’s of Arts Degree from The Ohio State University.
Currently Mrs. Alexander is a middle school teacher with Columbus City Schools. She has over 26 years of teaching experience at grade levels K-12 in the areas of High Incidences. Pastor Alexander’s dedication and commitment truly reflects her passion for God and His people. Pastor Sharon Stewart-Alexander is a native of Shelby, Mississippi and a product of Columbus City Schools. She is a graduate of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in June 1991. She went on to pursue a Master’s of Arts Degree in Special Education at The Ohio State University on June 16, 2000.
Pastor Sharon is the founder and Pastor of Pavilion Ministries Bible Church and President and CEO of Pavilion Industries, Inc. which is a non-Profit organization developed primarily to assist parishioner with enhancing their relationship with God through spiritual growth and understanding their purpose through character development.
Pastor Sharon is married to Tommy Alexander, she is the Senior Pastor of Pavilion Ministries Bible Church in Columbus, Ohio located at 6849 Flags Center Drive Col. Ohio 43229. She is blessed to be gifted in the areas of teaching, preaching, prophecy and spiritual warfare. Her greatest desires are to see God heal the broken hearted, deliver the captive, set at liberty them that are bruised and to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Pastor Alexander is truly a woman of God who is designed with a vision for this generation. and for this time.
Love Your Neighbor as Your Self
Mark 12:30-31 “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
The religious leaders were trying to trip Jesus up by asking Him which was the greatest commandment and Jesus nailed it spot on when He said that we are to love the Lord our God with all our heart, might, mind, and soul. But we are also to love our neighbors. Who are our neighbors? In the Parable of the Good Samaritan Jesus showed that all men and women are our neighbors and, so we should love them as well, even if they were a “Samaritan” to us. Part of this command is not obeyed by many good Christians…the part where we are to love ourselves as our neighbors. When we hate ourselves, and are extremely hard on ourselves, we are breaking this commandment where we are commanded to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Love One Another
John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
In what is called the High Priestly Prayer in John 13 and 14, Jesus gave the disciples, and by extension, all who would be His disciples, a new commandment. This new commandment was to love one another “just as” or in the same manner that Christ loves us. That is a big-time love my friend. By this love we have for one another “all people will know that you are my disciples” and so this love for one another is evangelistic and it is diagnostic…diagnostic in the sense that it proves that we are either His disciple or we are not. In the church today, there are both wheat and tares and Christ will separate them some day. Those who are His inherit eternal life…those that are tares, are plucked up and burned.
Love in Operation
Romans 12 (Message Bible)
John 3:16 “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Some manuscripts take the first part of this verse, “God so loved the world” and render it as “for this is how God loved the world. When we get closer to the literal Greek wording of this verse, it gets even better. We could read it as: “For this is how God loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will never perish but have everlasting life.” Either way you read it, this Bible verse may be the most important verse of all for it displays such a sacrificial love – a life-giving love – which is unequaled and unmatched in all the world. Love is a verb and it’s what you do…and this act at Calvary was the most supreme act of love that has ever been displayed. That Christ died for us while we were still His enemies and most unworthy sinners at that, shows that love is an act of the will and not a feeling in the heart.
Eph. 2:12 In those days you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded from citizenship among the people of Israel, and you did not know the covenant promises God had made to them. You lived in this world without God and without hope.
Greater Love Has No Man
John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
We could paraphrase this verse to read, “No one has a greater love than that which he or she would willingly die for their friend.” That kind of love reflects the agape love of God. The agape love is the greatest love that there is, and it is the type of love that gives a person over to sacrificing their own life to save another. This love was most abundantly displayed on the cross by Jesus Christ. He gave His life as a ransom for the many (Mark 10:45, 1 Tim 2:6).
Love Your Enemies
Matthew 5:43-45 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”
It is natural to love your family and friends, but to love those who hate you and persecute you? Wow. God loved us before we even existed (Eph 1) and died for us while we were still sinners and His enemies. By the way, anytime Jesus says, “You have heard it said” He is referring to the Old Testament laws and so when Jesus follows that by saying “but I say to you,” He is referring to the New and better Testament. This is a difficult one indeed and it can’t be done in human strength but only by the power of the Holy Spirit. In this reference in Matthew, Jesus says that God is gracious even to those who are sinners, sending sunshine and rain to them…which are essential to life. The analogy might be that God even gives the sinner’s good things in life because He is a benevolent God. Therefore, good things sometimes happen to bad people.
Love Is Unselfish
First Corinthians 12:4-8 “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
First Corinthians chapter 13 may be the greatest chapter on love in all the Bible and love is displayed here by concrete evidences. It is patient; with people and circumstances. It is kind; to people and animals. It doesn’t brag; about self but brags about others and glorifies God and gives Him the credit. It isn’t arrogant; lording over people your position, power, or knowledge. It isn’t rude; but polite and displays manners and proper etiquette. It doesn’t insist on its own way; but give precedence and priorities to others, even if it must compromise. It isn’t irritable; it is not easily provoked to anger by people or environments. It isn’t resentful; it rejoices when others succeed, even at their own expense. It doesn’t rejoice in wrongdoing; it never delights in other people’s sins…instead, it rejoices in the truth of the Bible, it bears all thing (all means all), believes all things (gives people the benefit of the doubt), hopes all things (hopes for the best for all concerned) and endures all (all, like being used, abused, persecuted and so on). These things are love.