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The AME Zion church is a worldwide Christian organization headquartered in Charlotte, NC, USA.

Jonesville AME Zion Church is located at: 
11700 Idlewild Rd. Matthews, North Carolina 28105 in the Charlotte District of the AME Zion Church. 
Jonesville AME Zion Church is open to worshippers of all ages and backgrounds. We lead our congregation in worship, deepening the connection to God, understanding the teachings of Christ, and ultimately to a vibrant faith. 

We have a long, proud history of serving the people of Matthews North Carolina through the dedication of our leadership, staff members and volunteers, we are committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and are here to spread His message. Contact us today to find out more about becoming part of the Jonesville AME Zion Church Community.

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David M. Gadsden was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey and was educated in Hudson County Public Schools. He Graduated from Henry Snyder High School in 1984 and enlisted in Military Service serving in the United States Marine Corps. He served in the Marine Force Recon Division on Marine Base Camp Lejeune and was Honorably Discharged. 
He was raised in the Church of God in Christ and answered his call to the Ministry while serving in the military as a Chaplains Assistant. He preached his initial sermon at Cotton Temple Church of God in Christ, Jersey City New Jersey in 1995. He was licensed as a Minister and 7 Years later Ordained an Elder Specializing in Outreach and Evangelism.
His Ministry led him into the AME Zion Church in May 2002 where he Joined Mt. Pleasant AME Zion Church, Gastonia, North Carolina where he received Deacons Orders by Retired Bishop Joseph Johnson. He was received into the York Chester District, and into the South Carolina Annual Conference, and received Elders Orders in October 2004 by the Late Bishop Clarence Carr. He completed Conference Studies and Graduated from Livingstone College with a Degree in Religious Studies, with a Minor in Business Administration. He earned a Master of Divinity Degree in Pastoral Counseling and a Master’s Degree in Addictions Counseling from Liberty University in 2021.  
In October 2006, He was appointed Pastoral Charge of Metropolitan AME Zion Church, Gaffney, South Carolina. The Church Grew rapidly in Three Conference Years. He was awarded the York Chester District Top Pastor of the Year Award 2007-2009 and was recognized by the Cherokee County South Carolina Clergy Council for his work in Outreach and Evangelism. In 2010 He took leave to fulfill personal and military obligations and returned to the AME Zion Church in 2015 where he joined Greenville Memorial AME Zion Church and served as an Associate Minister under Reverend Dr. Sheldon R. Shipman.
He was received into the North Charlotte District of the AME Zion Church in May 2017 and was received into the Western North Carolina Annual Conference in June 2017. He transferred into the West Central Conference of the AME Zion Church and served on the Rockingham District as the full time Pastor of New Bethel AME Zion Church in Hamlet North Carolina. After three years Rev. Gadsden was transferred back into the Western North Carolina Annual Conference to the Charlotte District where he is now the Senior Pastor of Jonesville AME Zion Church in Matthews NC.
Rev. David M. Gadsden works as a  Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and works exclusively with persons diagnosed with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in the position of Substance Use Program Director with S&H Youth and Adult Services Inc. Salisbury, North Carolina.
He is married to his Bride June Heath- Gadsden. Together they have a blended family of 4 adult children;  Lamont Pierre Heath, Amanda Gadsden, Aaron Gadsden, and Meghan Gadsden. They also have 4 Grandchildren- PJ,  Miah, Elijah, Israelle.
His Favorite Scriptures are Deuteronomy 6:4, 5. “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”

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