Pastor Della W. Lawson works closely with her husband, Bishop W. Anthony Lawson, Jr., at Jumping Run Church to help carry out the God–given vision for the ministry assisting Bishop Lawson in the leadership and vision of the church.  She is also the overseer of the Volunteer Ministry of Helps at Jumping Run Church, which is located in the Institute Township near La Grange, NC.

She is a Bible teacher who has been called to teach Biblical principles and to instruct people to practically apply God’s word to their lives through special emphasis on faith, healing, and intercessory prayer.

She preached her initial sermon at Jumping Run Church in October 1995 and was ordained as elder in November 2001.  In September 2012, she was ordained as pastor.

Pastor Della is a 1973 graduate of Kinston High School. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Winston-Salem State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education in May 1977.  She also earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counselor Education from East Carolina University in July 1982.

Pastor Della worked for over twenty years as an elementary school teacher and an elementary school counselor in the public schools,(1977-1998).  She served as the academy principal at the Jumping Christian Academy from 1998-2004.

She loves the Lord, and she loves people.  She enjoys seeing God change the lives of those who are seeking Him, making Him Lord of their lives, and daily growing into his character and image because, “It’s all about Him.”


Pastor Della W. Lawson is the daughter of Elder Booker T.Wiggins, Sr. and Minister Mary C. Wiggins.  She and her husband, Bishop W. Anthony Lawson, Jr., have two adult children: William Anthony Lawson, III, who is married to Jennifer Bynum Lawson of Greenville, NC, and daughter, Lori Lawson Poag, who is married to Hezekiah Poag, III. She has one grandchild: Hezekiah Poag, IV of Greensboro, NC.