Jacob’s Well Loves Memphis

Our Past and Our Present

About Jacob’s Well

Jacob’s Well began in 2011 as a different kind of church whose focus was on the hurting people in the Memphis area. It is a multi-cultural church comprised of different racial, economic, and social backgrounds where the desire is to spread the message reconciliation, rehabilitation, and reciprocation to those in need in our community. We have all experienced the life altering transformation and renewal Jesus Christ has done in our lives and we strive to bring that same experience to others. Our goal is to provide a wholesome experience (dinner and worship) in a welcoming environment where all who come can experience the ‘living water’ of Jesus and hear the story of God’s deliverance and victory he has for each and every person.

In 2022, Jacob’s Well transitioned into an independent non-profit (501c3) organization, which allows us to drive the program forward rather than be reactionary to market needs.

The biblical and historical significance of Jacob’s well is that it provided an opportunity for Jesus to present Himself as the life-giving Messiah to a Samaritan woman and, later, to her whole village. The woman had asked, “Are you greater than our father Jacob?” The answer was a resounding “yes.” Jacob may have provided his children with physical water in an arid land, but Jesus provides His children with “living water” in a spiritual wasteland. The life Jesus gives satisfies all our needs and springs up to eternal life (John 4:14)

Jacob’s Well Staff

Pastor Milo Lumpkin
Executive Director and
Pastor at Jacob’s Well, Memphis

Pastor Milo Lumpkin is a graduate of Tennessee State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Memphis Theological Seminary, in Memphis, TN. He has been married to Dr. Christina Lumpkin for many years and together they are raising eight children: Christopher, Kirstin, Shon, Jamila, Tiara, Zakariah, Gracie, and Jamauri.

Pastor Lumpkin is seeking ordination as an elder in the United Methodist Church and serves as the pastor for Jacob’s Well, located in Memphis, TN. His commitment to his ministry is unwavering and he will be furthering his vocation by obtaining a doctorate in ministry.

In addition to his role as pastor, Milo Lumpkin is also the founder and Executive Director of Restored Citizens – a program that strives to help those who have been formerly incarcerated. 

Other Staff

Jannette Morrow

Lamar Ross

Harold Collins, Jr.
Worship Leader

Jay Johnson
Retired Assistant Worship Leader, Operations Assistant to Pastor

Board of Directors

Rev. Russell M. Morrow
Board Chairman, Sr Pastor Mullins UMC

Dr Dianne Love
Vice Chair, Technical Edge Consulting Former Proffesor at Memphis Theological Seminary

Abigail Berends
Board Member, Sergeant at Arms, Teacher at Brewster Elementary

Jannette Morrow
Board Member and Secretary, Videographer, Writer, Retired physician

Matthew Bowles
Board Member
Hospice Chaplain with Baptist Trinity Home Care and Hospice, Member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Attends Bluff City Church with family

Susan Yates
Board Member, Greeter at Jacob’s Well, Youth Counselor at Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis,
Graduate of Memphis Theological Seminary with Master of Divinity

Jay Johnson
Board Member, Artist, Writer, Singer, Member of Resurrection Community Church of God

Nita Black
At-Large Board Member, Business Strategist and Co-Founder of The Drone Company
Treasurer of Memphis/Shelby County League of Women Voters

Rev. Michael Walker
Board Member and Treasurer, Pastor at Braden UMC and Mason UMC

Ron Nichols

Committee Members



Tom Christenbury
Assistant Treasurer
Financial Advisor with Strategic Wealth Management
Member Christ Methodist Church

Jannette Morrow
Board Member and Secretary, Videographer, Writer, Retired physician

Tom Edwards
Donor Advisory Committee Chair, Retired Business Development Executive, Germantown UMC

Chris Miller
Donor Committee Advisor, Member Harvest Church