Jamell Meeks

Jamell Meeks is the director of women’s ministries for the Salem Baptist Church of Chicago, under the leadership of her husband, Reverend James T. Meeks. Jamell has a passion for entrepreneurship and helping women live life on purpose. As director of “Women of Influence,” she directs ministry projects and activities for more than 8,000 women. 

 She serves as the national chair for First Ladies Health Initiative and leader of a national pastors’ wives prayer group. She has been featured in several national publications for her work with entrepreneurship, women and health.  Jamell challenges women to become leaders, helping them to discover and cultivate their unique purposes in life. She developed the nationally recognized A.R.I.S.E Entrepreneur Program and has helped more than 1,100 people start and increase their small businesses.

 Her unwavering faith in God continues to fuel her mission—to inspire women of all ages to live a life grounded by faith, guided by purpose and motivated by infinite possibilities.

 She is the mother of four children and proud grandmother of four.