Excellent team leader in worship, pastoral care/counseling, evangelism, leadership training, fundraising and church administration. I have pastored small and large churches for the last 26 years and has led them to growth and able to navigate changing trends in culture. Strong advocate of children and family ministries and passionate about social justice and peace keeping.
Planned, designed and conducted Sunday Morning worship services and other special services. Re-introduced lay liturgist, acolyte, children and Family ministries and stewardship. Increased average Sunday attendance from 50's to 90's. Increased Sunday School attendance in children and adults. Initiated Fundraising events that invited partnership with small businesses and neighboring churches, Grew mission outreach through ERT (Early Response Team) and Gleaning. Worked in cooperation with Interfaith and Ecumenical Council Churches for Safe Jobs in Warehouses.
Lead and preached at all worship services. Served as general administrator and manager of church businesses. Conducted funerals, counseling, visitation, taught bible study and led small group studies. Trained, enabled and empowered laity to find their passion in order to lead by service. Provided counsel and guidance to Youth Ministry and other Small/Fellowship Groups. Initiated new programs for community outreach, assisted in seeking grants in order to fund new ministries. Initiated a Cooperative Parish Ministry with neighboring churches.
Assessment of local churches mission, ministry, professional staffing, programming, financial viability and maximum usage of facility. Strategized health, vitality and productivity of leadership and programming. Repositioned churches mission and ministry in order to ensure relevancy of outreach to Young People and Young Families. Worked in conjunction with District Superintendent and District Board of Congregational Development.
DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT: LONG BEACH, CA. 2002-2008
A Spiritual Servant/Leader for 40 churches and 54 clergy-persons in the Long Beach district. Responsibilities included: Pastor/Spiritual Guide, Counselor, Administration, Supervisor, Mediator, Negotiator, Conflict Resolution Manager, Interpreter of the Discipline, Real-State Broker, SPRRC Training, Recruitment and Training of volunteers, Develop Strategy for Congregational Development, Executive Secretary for the District Union, Established and Promoted District
Wide Programs, and Initiated the creation and establishment of the LITF Urban Foundation.
Responsibilities in Evangelism, Membership, Adult Education and Fellowship, Young Adult Fellowship, Young Couple Fellowship, Mission/Social Concerns, Pastoral Care and Visitation, Mentor Pastor to Student Intern. Preached 6 times a year, Worship Coordinator for the Lenten Season, conducted Spiritual Retreats for UMW, Young Adults, Family Camps.
FUMC LOS ANGELES
Qualifications & Certifications
North Park University
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