Daren C. Jaime
An influential and anointed Preacher, Pastor and Leading Servant.
Pastor Daren Jaime was born and raised in Harlem, New York, and he is the proud father of one son, Christopher Jaime. Pastor Jaime's ministerial journey began in 1994, when he acknowledged his call to ministry at the Saint Frances A.M.E. Zion Church in Port Chester, New York. He later transitioned to serve as pastor of Saint Francis A.M.E. Zion Church in Mount Kisco, New York from 2001 to 2006.
Pastor Jaime began his pastoral journey at People’s A.M.E Zion Church in October of 2006. Starting with a congregation of only a few dozen active members, he has consistently grown the ministry and membership through prayer and outreach. Under his Leadership, 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. 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.” He 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 servicing Central New York.
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.