Rev michael lynn sessoms, m.Div.

Reverend Michael Lynn Sessoms is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia. He is the youngest of 10 children born to the late Gary and Kay-Frances Sessoms. He was baptized at an early age and after graduating from high school he dedicated himself to the work of the Lord and His church. He has served as a pastor, Sunday School Superintendent, Chairman of Deacon’s Ministry, an usher, and choir director.


Reverend Sessoms was licensed to preach the Gospel on December 10, 2000 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church of Suffolk, Virginia by the Reverend Dr. Anthony Copland and ordained on February 20, 2006 by the Independent Baptist Alliance of Alaska.


Rev. Sessoms received a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University of Lynchburg, Virginia; his Master of Science degree in Emergency Disaster Management (magna cum laude) from the School of Health Sciences at Trident University, Cypress, California and his Master of Divinity and a Master of Christian Education from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology (STVU) at Virginia Union University.


In February 2017 Rev. Sessoms was extended the call as Pastor of the Little Union Baptist Church, Dumfries, Virginia, He is a retired military veteran with over 20 years of honorable service. During his military career, Rev. Sessoms pastored the Corinthian Baptist Church of Fairbanks, Alaska and the Philippi Baptist Church of Hampton, Virginia. He also ministered the Gospel in Germany, Iraq, and Seoul, South Korea.


Rev. Sessoms is currently a member of the Hampton Ministers Conference and Choir Directors Guild, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Prince William County, National Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT), and a Silver Life-Time member of NAACP.


Rev. Sessoms is married to the former Pamela Green of Suffolk, Virginia. Pamela is a Program Analyst for the Department of Homeland Security. They are the proud parents of Geoffrey Elijah and Kiersten Michelle.


Rev. Sessoms is a Gospel Preacher, a friend to all and most importantly a child of God. His favorite Scripture is Romans 10: 14-15 “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

First Lady Pamela sessoms

First Lady Pamela Sessoms is a native of Suffolk, Virginia. She is the youngest of 8 children born to the late Elijah and Sarah Elizabeth Green. Her father was the Deacon Board chairman, and her mother was a missionary. 

First Lady’s spiritual foundation stems from the nurturing and Christ-centered teachings of her parents and grandparents. At the age of 9, she surrendered her life to Christ and was baptized by the late Bishop Matthew Clark of St. John’s Holiness Church. From that time forward, she aspired to learn the ways of God and to understand His calling for her life. Throughout her Christian journey, she has served in various roles as teaching Sunday School and Bible Study and serving in Outreach Ministries. 

On April 1, 2017, the First Lady joined her husband on his call to pastor the Little Union Baptist Church in Dumfries, Virginia. She humbly embraced their new roles and the significance thereof. God entrusted them with the responsibility of —feeding, shepherding, and loving His flock. Thereby, this became their commitment to God, to serve others while serving each other. Together, they are the proud parents of Geoffrey Elijah and Kiersten Michelle. 

Currently, First Lady Sessoms leads the Women’s Fellowship. Her main priority is to inspire the women of LUBC and the next generation to live God-centered lives with passion and purpose. She also serves as a Deaconess and Youth Adviser.

First Lady Sessoms is motivated by her passion for “community.”— Her family and friends, church family, and surrounding neighbors. Her overarching goal is to promote wholeness and well-being on the issues that impact her community.

Her favorite scripture is “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28).

As First Lady Sessoms continues along her Christian journey, she does so in reflection on God's word and the prophecies spoken over her life. Generations later, God remains faithful to His words. She maintains the truth that she is a child of God, engrafted into His family of believers. In gratitude, she strives daily to live a life pleasing to the Lord.  

She has completed many Biblical studies and certifications to advance in spiritual maturity and build Christian leadership skills. First Lady Sessoms has served as a civil servant for twenty years, focusing on procurement management. She holds a BS in Business Leadership and MA in Procurement and Acquisitions Management.