Pastoral Leadership

“And he gave some apostles and, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-13 (KJV)


Executive Pastor Pastor Patricia Clark is one of the founding members of Christian Fellowship Center and Outreach Ministries. Pastor Clark holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Franklin College in Pennsylvania and has successfully completed Christian education training at several Biblical institutions, which include Star Hope of Mission Bible School, Hawthorne Bible School, The Women’s Evangelist Conference and Christian Fellowship School of Ministry. Pastor Clark has a love for people and commits herself to worship and service to God through ministerial and community services. During her early Christian training Pastor Clark was a part of an active prayer band. Through this experience, she was blessed to grow and build a strong spiritual foundation in the Christian faith. Pastor Clark’s greatest desire is to see the body of Christ live a life that mirrors the word of God.

Associate Pastor, Renee Troublefield joined the Christian Fellowship ministry during her college years while it was solely a campus ministry. Evangelist Troublefield has earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and attended the Gilgal Bible School of Ministries of Christian Fellowship Center and Outreach Ministries. She was licensed in 1988 and ordained in December, 1995. She travels throughout the country sharing the love of God with young people and the body of Christ. Evangelist Troublefield believes in the unadulterated, infallible Word of God. She has an end time, anointed word in her mouth and would like best to be remembered for walking worthy of the vocation wherein she is called.

Elder Keith Pierce, Youth Pastor has been with the Christian Fellowship Center ministry since his youth. His dedication and wisdom beyond his years has elevated him to serve as a youth pastor. Elder Keith is a native of Paterson and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a young man dedicated to God and his family and serves God through his role as an adviser, counselor, coach, mentor and advocate for young people. In all that he does for young people, he integrates Godly principles with practical teaching. He wants young people to know that anything is possible if they work hard, but more importantly, if they trust and honor God.

Elder Michael A. Walton, Congregational Care Pastor

Elder Michael joined the CFC family January 1994. He is a graduate of Evangelical Bible Institute, Newark, NJ; and the Gilgal Bible School, Paterson, NJ, which he now serves as an instructor. Elder Michael loves to serve the people of God for it shows in everything that he has done and is doing in the work of ministry. Elder Michael’s prayer is that he would portray, I Timothy 4:12b; to be an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Elder Michael’s desire for the body of Christ is for the church to show genuine love so that the word of God may be fulfilled as stated in, John 13:35- By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. Elder Michael has served as Interim Pastor of Newark Progressive Church, Newark, NJ.