An influential and anointed preacher, pastor and servant leader, Pastor Daren C. Jaime is an emerging voice in the clarion call for God.
Pastor Jaime began his pastoral journey at People’s A.M.E Zion Church in Syracuse, New York on October 22, 2006. Starting with a congregation of a few dozen active members, The People’s Church has grown exponentially in ministry and membership through prayer and outreach. Under his tenure, the church has added an 8 a.m. service and has adopted his vision of providing help, hope, healing and resources to those in need.
As he works diligently to fulfill the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of his congregation, Pastor Jaime’s mission transcends well beyond the pulpit. He is often sought after to be a community advocate and a voice for the voiceless.
In 2008, under Pastor Jaime’s visionary leadership, the People’s Community Development Corporation (PCDC) was formed. The PCDC has revitalized and transformed the quality of life for people across the City of Syracuse, through community and economic development.
Pastor Jaime has also been privileged to reach a global community as an award-winning journalist, educating minds across the world through his radio show “Power Perspectives” and his weekly live television broadcasts of “Perspectives” and “Open” on Bronxnet. These shows center around news and issues extending beyond the headlines of mainstream media.
Pastor Jaime has received countless honors and awards for his service to the community, including Omega Psi Phi “Citizen of the Year” award and the Interfaith Works Racial Justice award. The City of Syracuse and Onondaga County also designated April 21, 2012 as “Pastor Daren C. Jaime Day.”
One of pastor’s most memorable accomplishments is testifying before Congress, pushing for signed legislation from President Barack Obama to designate a national historical park at Harriet Tubman’s former home in Auburn. His testimony was critical in the passage of the federal legislation in December 2014, making The Tubman Home the first of its kind in the nation to honor an African-American woman.
Pastor Jaime presently serves as the Chaplain for the Syracuse Police Department and is a lead member of the Trauma Response Team. He also serves on several boards and task forces serving Central New York.
Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Pastor Jaime’s ministerial journey began in 1994, acknowledging his call to ministry at the Saint Frances A.M.E. Zion Church in Port Chester, New York. He served under the tutelage of his pastor and mentor, the late Reverend Dr. Patricia A. Tyson. Prior to his arrival in Syracuse, Pastor Jaime served as pastor of Saint Francis A.M.E. Zion Church in Mount Kisco, New York from 2001 to 2006.
Pastor Jaime is the proud father of one son, Christopher Isaiah Jaime.