Lead Pastor: Rev. Fernando and Claudia Campos
I grew up in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. The only thing you need to know about my old neighborhood is that it was once voted the worst place in America in which to raise children. I was raised by a single mother because my father spent the last 11 years of his life in prison before his premature death from an aneurism at the age of 37. The stage was set for me and my siblings to be added to the statistics of wasted lives that are so common in those neighborhoods.
My mother came to the Lord after my father went to prison and proceeded to raise us in the fear and admonition of the Lord. Because of her love, constant prayers and faithfulness to God and that of our Pastor, Rev. Roberto Vazquez, I am a minister today. My ministry can be summed up in one verse: 1 Corinthians 2:2 - For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
Youth Pastor: Stefan Johnson
Pastor Stef (Stefan A. Johnson) grew up in West Philadelphia. In a community saturated with drugs, guns and violence he was raised attending church and in a nurturing home. At age 17 as a high school senior Pastor Stef committed his life to the Lord. Seeking God's purpose and plan for his life he began to lead and develop his church’s youth group simultaneously starting a para church ministry focused on youth evangelism and discipleship. Once graduating from high school Pastor Stef attended Deliverance Evangelistic Bible Institute and Christian Research and Development Training Institute for Bible Doctrine and Theology and Biblical Counseling. Later he would continue his education obtaining a full scholarship to Eastern University for Youth Development and studying Urban Youth Leadership at Union Theological Seminary and Business Management at Harcum College. From the time of being a teen himself till today Pastor Stef has remained passionate about the potential of children, teens and young adults. This passion has led him to develop and organize numerous after school programs, summer enrichment programs, youth rallies, and being a speaker, preacher and consultant to numerous organizations and churches. Pastor Stef’s partner in purpose and spouse is Minister Ashley Nicole. Their combined calling is to preach the gospel of the kingdom and to create programs and services that promote the physical, mental, social & spiritual development of this generation. Between them they have four children.