Jessica Jemmott, MA is the Founder and Executive Director. With an initial desire to celebrate her enthusiasm for culture, the arts, and food the vision for The Lamp started at the age of 15 and expanded over the years through growth and various community endeavors. Jessica’s passion for food and its physical/mental/emotional/spiritual affects that it has on building communities and bringing people together has for many years been a form of her love language. In the midst of her own adversities, Jessica was engaged in volunteering and increasing food security starting at the age of 7, while assisting at the community food cupboard alongside her grandfather. She continued to volunteer by his side through high school.
With previous front and back of the house restaurant experience, catering, professional and educational background in community arts & cultural awareness, Psychology, Sociology, along with holding a master of arts in Professional Counseling, she is excited to merge every facet of The Lamp together through the bonding over food, expressive arts, therapies, and transformational ministry.
Jessica is a native of Coatesville, PA and resident of Woodbridge, VA. She serves in ministry alongside her husband David, is the mother of 3 (Jordan, Caleb, Blaire), and published a women’s devotional and Bible Study, Simply Redeemed. simplyredeemedt335.com
"...I will also make you a light of the Nations, so that My salvation will reach the ends of the earth" Isaiah 49:6