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About Dr. Vivian Wesson


Dr. Vivian M. Wesson was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the wife of Elder Frederick D. Wesson, Pastor of the Westhaven Community Church. They are the parents of four (Angela, Alita, Anedra, and William Calvin) and the proud grandparents of four (Aaron, Amber, Madison, and Marissa). 

She taught in the Memphis City School System for twelve years and has been teaching the Word of God since the late 70's. Vivian was licensed as an Evangelist in the Church of God in Christ in 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee. She has assisted her husband, Pastor Fred Wesson, in pastoral ministry from 1986 to 2006 as Director of Christian Education. Prior to this, she also served as Director of Christian Education under the leadership of two other pastors. She has been fulltime in ministry since 1982 and has served as a District Missionary and coordinator of seminars and workshops in the Church of God in Christ under Bishop Samuel Lowe. She served as the Director of Christian Education for the Women's Department under Bishop Lowe and State Supervisor of Women, Mother Ernestine R. Lipford for about 16 years. Her duties there involved training and licensing evangelist and deaconess missionaries. In 2002, she was appointed as an Administrative Assistant to Mother Lipford. From 1986 to 2006 founded, organized and was overseer of a preschool-elementary school and for several years junior high and high school of the Frederick Douglas Wesson Christian Academy. 

Vivian matriculated at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee with a B.S. Degree in Education. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a Master's Degree in Curriculum and has a Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management from the Regent University of Virginia Beach, Virginia. She has studied at the Memphis Theological Seminary and has a Doctorate Degree in Theology from Jacksonville Theological Seminary.

Dr. Wesson's heart is Rhema Outreach Ministries of which she is the Founder & President. Rhema is a catalyst for all that desire to tap into God’s reservoir of power for their needs through the Word.  She conducts a series of evangelistic services designed as vehicles for the deliverance of the hurting people of God.  Rhema services are held monthly on the 3rd Saturday, 9:30 a.m. at the Westhaven Community Church.  These evangelistic services are power-packed by the moving of the Holy Ghost.  They are open to all races and ethnic backgrounds.

Dr. Wesson has been the keynote speaker at many women’s conferences and seminars. She has authored a number of books and pamphlets. She has hosted Christian Radio Talk Shows for a local radio station. Her desire is to see all believers grow to their fullest potential. This, she believes, is a direct result of being taught who and what we are in God's Kingdom.  [Call 901- 346-0821 ext. 4] if you are interested in having her come to minister.]

Dr. Wesson birthed the first ministry to women, Woman to Woman in 2003 at the Westhaven Church and later paired with her husband to launch Man to Man in 2007.  These ministries serve as a catalyst to nurturing & training women and men.   They address current and relevant issues in life that many experience.  The schedule for these discipleship classes are posted on this web under Calendar of Events.  



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