Elder Jennifer D. Bishop
First Lady of Grace Christian Church
As an entrepreneur, community leader, philanthropist and political activist, Jennifer D. Bishop has dedicated her life to confronting societal disparities and injustices as well advocating for causes and initiatives that develop and empower women and youth.
Committed to the betterment of our society, Jennifer is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Emerge South Carolina, the International Association of Professional Women, the National Association for Female Executives and Women Impacting Public Policy, Richland Democratic Women’s Caucus to name a few. Jennifer has also served on the Richland County Penny Sales Tax Advisory Board and is the current Chairwoman of the City of Columbia Commercial Revolving Loan Committee.
With a passion for education, Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Public Policy and Administration from Savannah State University. She is currently completing the final requirements for a Doctoral Degree in Public Policy and Administration.
Professionally, she has worked in the private-sector with a focus on public-sector business within the top Fortune 300 companies as a Regional Vice President. In 2009, she realigned her career plans and dedicated her acquired business acumen into the non-profit sector and assumed leadership as the Executive Director of Greater Columbia CDC. As an entrepreneur, Jennifer is a partner of the Talented Tenth, LLC, owner of Grace Academy Child Development Center, LLC and President of Bishop Speaks, LLC.
In 2010, Jennifer became licensed as an ordained Elder and continues to fulfill her passion to mentor and minister to women.
Jennifer is married to Aaron R. E. Bishop, and they are the proud parents of one son, Peyton.