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About Forward by Faith

Jesus has called us to go into "all the world and make disciples." By faith we will fulfill the great commission-one person, one family and one community at a time.

About Rev. Dr. Trunell D. Felder & Rev. Dr. Alexis L. Felder

Rev. Dr. Trunell D. Felder was born in Los Angeles, California, and reared in Detroit, Michigan. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. In 1990, he matriculated to Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Master of Divinity Degree with a concentration in Pastoral Care in May of 1993. In 2000, he graduated summa cum laude from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia with a Doctor of Ministry Degree. Presently, Dr. Felder is the Senior Pastor of New Faith Baptist Church International in Matteson, Illinois; a thriving worship center with over 7,000 members. New Faith is one church on two continents, 3 countries and 22 locations with seventeen churches and six schools in Ghana, West Africa; as well as five churches in Cape Town, South Africa. He is also the Founder of The Joseph Assignment Global Initiative, a global Christian humanitarian organization. Dr. Felder has ministered across the United States, Australia, West Africa, and South Africa. His personal mission is to: Employ his God-given gifts and abilities to effectively communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ in such a way that it is applicable to life and encourages triumphant living. Dr. Felder is married to the love of his life, the former Rev. Dr. Alexis L. Brinkley of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Together they have one son named Andrew and one daughter, Nora.

Reverend Dr. Alexis LaShaun Brinkley Felder is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies and Psychology, with an emphasis in Philosophy, from Saint Leo University where she graduated with honors. She received a scholarship and graduated with honors from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with her Master of Theological Studies Degree in New Testament. In May 2008, she graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Preaching. Dr. Felder has successfully lead bible study classes within the criminal justice system, hospice centers, nursing homes, low-income housing communities and served as a Chaplain. Dr. Felder serves as the Minister of Ministry Operations at New Faith Baptist Church International. Dr. Felder is also the Founder, CEO and Lead Volunteer of The Joseph Assignment Global Initiative, global Christian humanitarian 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization committed to responding to the basic needs of the world’s poorest children and their families through sustainable initiatives. Through the Joseph Assignment she assists individuals and business in achieving their local and international mission goals. To date, the Joseph Assignment has impacted the lives of over 365,650 people living in extreme poverty around the world. She is married to the Rev. Dr. Trunell D. Felder, Senior Pastor of New Faith Baptist Church International in Matteson, Illinois, a thriving worship center with over 7,000 members. Together, they have two wonderful children, Nora and Andrew.

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Mailing Address
New Faith Baptist Church International
25 S. Central Ave.
Matteson, Illinois 60443
Telephone Numbers
708-720-1318 (phone)
708-720-0477 (fax)