Rev. Jamaal Weathersby has served as Pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in New Orleans, LA since August, 2012. He was called to the ministry as a young teenager and served in several capacities at New Hope, including Youth Pastor and Administrative Assistant under the leadership of the late Pastor, Rev. John C. Raphael, Jr. Rev. Weathersby has been instrumental in a plethora of community events in Central City, such as peace walks, community fairs, and distribution of food, clothing and school supplies. In June of 2015, he successfully led the campaign to rename a portion of LaSalle Street to its current name, Rev. John Raphael, Jr. Way.
Prior to his assignment as Pastor of New Hope, Rev. Weathersby served as Pastor of True Vine Baptist Church in Westwego, LA for over a year. He is a former employee of the Civil District Court, where he worked for over 11 years.
Rev. Weathersby is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies. He also attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Rev. Weathersby serves as guest lecturer and preacher at churches throughout this country. His engagements are varied and includes serving as the keynote speaker of the Hour of Power at Loyola University and guest lecturer for the Faith and Values component of the Black Man Peace by Piece workshop hosted by Tulane University in New Orleans. Pastor Weathersby also served on the Dryads YMCA School of Commerce Advisory Board.
Rev. Weathersby is married to his love, Latasha Taylor Weathersby and they have been blessed with two beautiful children, Kiley and Blaise.