Lady Mary Searight is a powerful yet graceful force in the kingdom of God. Known for her loving and caring demeanor, passion for people and intense love of family. She is a walking demonstration of the Proverbs 31 woman; strength and honor are her clothing, and as a woman who fears and reverences the Lord, she is praised.
Her constant instruction to all of those she leads is:
“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
Lady Mary, affectionately known as Pastor Mary, is the Pastor of the Abundant Life Family Worship Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where she serves with her husband, Bishop George Searight, Senior Pastor and Founder. Called to ministry over 25 years ago, Pastor Mary began walking in her calling as a powerful intercessor, preacher and teacher. After ‘growing up’ in the Pentecostal church, she equipped herself for ministry by attending the Bethel Bible Institute. God continued to elevate her, and after spending more than 20 years in Corporate America, she now leads a congregation of more than 2,000 members and manages the church’s operations on a daily basis. As an extension of her leadership in the New Brunswick community, she serves in the Supervisory Ministry of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary where she helps oversee interns and seminary students.
With a unique heart and anointing for women, Pastor Mary has dedicated much of her ministry to leading women to wholeness through prayer, personal development, and spiritual direction. She leads the Women’s Ministry at Abundant Life, known as W.I.S.E (Women In Support of Each Other) and has established monthly fellowships where hundreds of women gather to be edified and nurtured. Born out of her own experience, she also mentors first ladies in various parts of the country, sharing her own experience through intimate, bi-monthly meet ups. Pastor Mary has extended her focus on leadership and personal development for women internationally, ministering to women from all backgrounds in countries such South Africa, Mexico, the British Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic. With a strong commitment to advancing causes that benefit and uplift women facing health and life challenges, she currently serves as an advisory board member of Yvonne McCalla Foundation, and has actively supported programs and initiatives led by the Sisters Network of New Jersey (national breast cancer organization dedicated to African American women) and March of Dimes.
Through her commitment to God and faithfulness to Bishop George C. Searight, the Lord has blessed them to celebrate twenty-five years in excellence in Pastoral Leadership. Pastor Mary has been married to Bishop Searight for 40 years. Out of this union, the Lord has blessed them with two children, Erika and George II, and their grandchildren, George,III and Joshua Blaze.