Pastor Vanessa A. Black

SpecialityFirst Lady and Assistant Pastor

Vanessa Ann Black was born in Long Beach, CA and raised in Los Angeles County. Vanessa was spiritually born again by believing on Jesus Christ receiving Salvation by Grace through Faith, and water baptized at nine years (1968) of age at Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church, Los Angeles, CA. Vanessa received the baptism of the Holy Spirit at nine years of age at Kennerly Temple Church of God in Christ, St. Louis, MO. Vanessa moved to the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1987 after Holy Matrimony to Donald R. Black. Vanessa is a Licensed and Ordained Pastor of The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Called and Ordained by God, and sanctioned by former fellowship “Ministries of Excellence Challenging Christians to Advance” (MECCA) California, Founding Prelate Bishop Andrew C. Turner II. Vanessa is a Licensed Practical Nurse for the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1995 and currently works for the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, and was a Branch Operations Manager, Beverly Hills, CA and Bethesda, MD, Banking and Financial Institutions from 1979 thru 1988. Vanessa is the wife of Bishop Donald R. Black, Founding Senior Pastor of New Life Christian Fellowship Inc. for which she gladly served alongside her Husband as Associate Pastor since 1995 until 2013, at the time of passing Ministry Mantle to mentored Elders. Vanessa was the Founder (1995) and President of WISE Women’s Fellowship “Walking in Spirit Excellence” (W.I.S.E.). Together, Bishop Black and Vanessa have four grown children, Chantay, Carissa, Jarel, and Justin, and four grandchildren Ariana, Jordyn, Janae, and Jayden. Vanessa continues to passionately minister The Word of God, The Gospel of Jesus Christ with compassion in advancing The Kingdom of God by wisely winning Souls, and willing to disciple all who has ears to hear: “God loves You!” –John 3:16

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