Pastor & President, The Church of Infinite Spirit
Vice-President, General Assembly of Spiritualists
The Church of Infinite Spirit is a member of the General Assembly of Spiritualists. The Assembly is an ecclesiastical governing body, incorporated by a special act of the legislature of the State of New York, Laws of 1914 with jurisdiction in the several states of the United States of America and the Dominion of Canada.
Reverend Sharon Lee Hairston’s pathway began when she attended her first Spiritualist service at the former Universal Spiritualist Church and met Reverend Marjorie M. Morin in October 1994. Rev. Morin invited her to attend classes. Rev. Hairston attended classes and successfully completed the examinations given by the church’s national organization, the General Assembly of Spiritualists. She began as an Associate Minister, then Licentiate Minister, and finally was ordained in Rochester, New York in 2000 following several years of study.
In response to a spiritual calling, Rev. Hairston applied for a Charter to start a Church, which was accepted by the General Assembly of Spiritualists at a Board Meeting in New York City in March 2001. The Church of Infinite Spirit was so recognized and legally chartered. and Rev. Hairston continues to serve and pastor.
Our prayer and healing service is lovingly incorporated into each service. An active healing prayer list is maintained for those present and absent. The names of our loved ones and friends are added to this list as requested. We believe that God, our Creator is the source of spiritual healing. “If God is with us, who can be against us?”
This non-invasive healing is lovingly shared by certified Spiritualist healers, and messages from loved ones in spirit are given by certified Spiritualist mediums, who have studied and successfully completed the examinations by the General Assembly of Spiritualists.
In addition to her church responsibilities, Rev. Hairston is currently the Vice-President of the General Assembly of Spiritualists. She maintains membership with the International Spiritualists Federation located in London, England. Rev. Hairston serves many churches as well as the Lily Dale Assembly and has served the Freeville Spiritualists Association in past years.