Jackie was a faithful member, who dedicated her life to Christ and worked in the church, wearing many hats.  She has left a void and some big shoes to fill.

Jackie was a teacher in the Omaha Public Schools for 33 years, before she decided to retire.  After retirement, she decided to go back and work part-time as the "Parent Liaison", at Hale Middle School.  She also worked at Mandela Elementary School, as the "Volunteer Coordinator, until her unexpected demise.

Our dear sister was passionate about education and dedicated her life to uplifting young people in various stages of their educational journey.  Jackie's expertise in education was a gift that we valued in our church.  We depended on her, and she always delivered.

We miss Jackie and could not have thought of a better way to honor her memory, then by establishing a scholarship in her name.  She shared her wisdom, knowledge, and love to so many, and for that, we will be forever grateful.

Our first $1,000.00 scholarship was awarded February 11, 2018, 4:00 p.m., at the annual Concerned and Caring Educator's (CACE) Scholarship banquet dinner. 

1st Sunday each month is Jackie Dorsey Scholarship Drive Day!


Rudy Lyons and Jamar A. Dorsey, Sr., the cousin and nephew of Jackie A. Dorsey, with Quinten Patterson, our 2019 recepient.

2018 Recipient, Taviaunna Knight, with Pastor Victoria Parker and James Dorsey, Jr., the brother of Jackie Dorsey.


Tysa Dethloff is the recipient of the $1000.00 Jackie A. Dorsey Memorial Scholarship.  She is a 2020 graduate of Central High School.  

Tysa has been accepted at the University of Nebraska -Lincoln. She has dreamed of being in the dentistry field since childhood.  Her end game is to become a "Dental Hygienist."  She will major in Pre-Health and spend her first two years at UNL and then transfer to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, to complete her studies.

In her own words, "I have the drive and dedication that is needed to get through college and pursue my career. I consider myself a leader, don't wait around for others, dedicated, and willing to invest my time to making sure I'm successful in college."

Bethel congratulates this young lady and prays for her success, on her new journey in life.

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