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Founders:
Janice Sweet Fairley & Kathy Williams White
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Founders: Janice Sweet Fairley

 

 

 

REVEREND JANICE SWEET FAIRLEY is a born–again, baptized believer in Jesus, The Christ; she worships and serves with the United People’s Community Church family in Jackson, MI. with her Pastor, Rev. Billy E. Pierce Jr.  Janice served for over 30 years with Second Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson.  She served as the first female Superintendent of Sunday School under the late Pastor, Rev. A. P. Williams; Women's Day Chairperson and Speaker; Co-Chairperson of Pastor's Anniversary and Church Anniversary down through the 35 years of service with the SBC Church family.  Her final tour of duties was as the church Secretary and as a member of the choir through February 2014.

Janice is married to James since 1977 and was blessed to receive 6 children as they married.  The Fairley’s have 17 grandbabies and 2 great grands now.  Together, they had 1 daughter, who is deceased.  They have also adopted 10 god babies through the years and have countless nieces, nephews and adoptees. 

Janice was retired from Ameritech after 28 years of service in 1997.  And with retirement growing boring, in June of 1999, Janice accepted a new challenge as Assistant Team Leader, Training, for NCO Financial Systems and again worked full time for 12 years.   During this time, Janice was promoted to Manager of the Department and began developing the Instruction and Quality Assurance Department and Team.  Janice retired from NCO in 2012.

Janice has served within the Jackson community, for the past 35 years as a leader and part of many teams.  Along with serving as General Superintendent of Sunday Schools at Second Baptist, Janice taught Sunday school and a Women’s Class for Committed, Covenant, Christian Women.   Janice served as President of the Jackson County Branch NAACP, the Branch's first female to be elected; and was appointed by the State of Michigan to the Family Independence Agency Board (DHS), Jackson County, serving for 12 years.  Janice was a member who was Vice Chairman/Chairman of this board.  Janice is also President and co-owner with her husband of Sweet Relief, a cleaning service and consulting firm, with the mission of helping smaller businesses to be more efficient and effective; Founder of SWAPP, a non profit with the mission of empowering parents and guardians to use their voices to collaborate and ensure their children get the best education no matter what school district they get services from.  Janice also is Co-Founder of Sisters in Ministry with Kathy Williams White since 2005.  Janice has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Susan B. Anthony Award, 2003; Dedicated Service Award from the Policing Agencies in Jackson both City and County; 2008 Distinguished Citizen Award; Outstanding Leadership Graduate of the Year Award; the Ex and Sadie Barham Award from the NAACP; the MLK Distinguished Service Award and many more.

Called to preach in 1998, Janice announced her calling in 2003.  Janice was ordained May 10, 2014 and now serves as Women’s Ministry Pastor at United People’s Community Church.  As a Minister/Teacher and committed servant of The Lord, Janice reaches out to the community and all around in her travels telling The Good News of Jesus Christ.  The Word is spread through preaching, teaching/exhorting, speaking, and witnessing near and far.

Janice loves Jesus, more of James, family and friends, travel, scrabble, photography and most games for her leisure pleasures.

Her philosophy of life is   “Always, in everything you do, give 100%, through faith in God.  And, if necessary, He’ll increase it.”