Overseer Vernell Smith-Dash
Vernell Smith- Dash was born to Charles Israel and Clara B. Smith. She was reared in a Christian home as the youngest of 4 children and attended the Disney A.M.E. Church. It was there that she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. During her teenage years she was a member of the Fire Baptized Holiness Church Choir which was under the guidance of Professor Johnny Thomson. Utilizing her gift of song afforded her the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the United States and vast European countries. As a young adult, Sis.Vernell Smith joined Bethel Holy Temple Church. She loved the Lord with all her heart and continued to sing and serve Him. However, she knew there was still more that needed to be done in her life, and as a result of her longing for the things of God, Sis. Vernell was filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost. After receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, she remained a member of Bethel Holy Temple Church and during her tenure there she served in many capacities throughout the ministry. There was yet still more to be completed in the life of this woman of God. Sis.Vernell heard the voice of the Lord calling her to a greater work. She preached her trial sermon on December 31, 1988 and was soon ordained as Evangelist Vernell Smith. In order to enhance her ministry and her knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, she attended Citywide International Christian Training Institute Bible School as well as remaining under the trainings that were provided at her local assembly.
On January 4, 1996 Evangelist Vernell Smith was united in Holy matrimony to Bishop Vance L. Dash, Sr., Founder and Senior Pastor of Rhema Deliverance Center. She immediately embraced his vision, and standing by his side she strived for the enhancement of the kingdom of God. Evangelist Dash is currently the Co-Pastor of Rhema Deliverance Center and continues to be a strong force in the ministry as well as the National organization Covenant Keepers Fellowship International previously known as Rhema Covenant Fellowship of Churches. Co-Pastor Vernell is a major support to Apostle Dash by not only assisting him in the task of being a Pastor, but also accepting the responsibility of overseeing the entire ministry, fellowship structure, and functionality of Rhema Deliverance Center/Cathedral. She strives to carry out the mission of Rhema Deliverance Center and impact the lives of the community and beyond. Evangelist Dash stands on the principle of Isaiah 61 – winning the lost at any cost. Evangelist Vernell Dash and Apostle Vance L. Dash, Sr. are the wonderful parents of three children and the proud grandparents of one grandchild.