Ernest Jefferson


Ernest A. Jefferson, Jr. is a native of Ware Shoals, South Carolina and currently resides in the Upstate of South Carolina. He is the son of Ernest and Linda Jefferson, Sr. and has one sister, Andretta.

Ernest attended both Clemson and Lander Universities and is an alumnus of Lander with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Marketing. Professionally, Ernest is a Business Operations Manager with Concentrix Corporation.

Formerly, he was a member of New Beginnings Church in Matthews, NC (2011-2015); Bethlehem Baptist Church in Simpsonville, SC (1999-2010); and New Holly Light Missionary Baptist Church in Anderson, SC (1991-1998).  Also, he received training to become a chaplain with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Further, he is the founder of Upstate Outreach Ministries of South Carolina which is an on-line resource ministry for all of the residents of Upstate South Carolina.

Ernest is a Single Adult and is very passionate about Single Adult Ministry. He has nearly two decades of experience in Single Adult Ministry as a Singles' Conference Planner, Single Adult Bible Teacher, Singles' Ministry Consultant, and Singles' Conference Speaker. In addition, he is the author of three books whose target audience are Single Adults, Lessons In Christian Singleness; Single Identity; and Watch & Pray: Red Flags in Christian Dating.  Also, Ernest has created a website dedicated solely to Single Adults and Single Adult Ministry leaders called

Ernest builds up the Body of Christ by utilizing his spiritual gifts to minister at conferences, mission fields, and worship services.