Fernando Cabrera is the senior Pastor of New Life Outreach International Church in the Bronx, New York. Fernando received Christ at the age of 17 years old, and his life was radically changed. Born in the Bronx but raised in California, Fernando received a calling from God in his early 20's to begin a church in the Bronx after completing his BA in Biblical Studies. In the early 1980's he met Pastor Victor Torres, who took him under his wing, mentored him and provided him with wisdom he would need on his journey. After serving in Richmond, VA as the Director of New Life for Youth; a rehabilitation center for young men for 3 yrs.Fernando set off to begin New Life Bronx in 1988.
Pastor Fernando moved his family to the Bronx, where he returned to school for his Masters Degree and his PhD in Counseling. Pastor Fernando worked as a NYC Department of Education Guidance Counselor for many years, and later became a professor at Mercy College. In 2009, Fernando felt it was time to make more change in the Bronx and with the encouragement and backing of his congregation, he was elected to the City Council as a Disctrict 14 representative. He was re-elected in 2013 and again in 2017 and is currently serving his last term.
Pastor Fernando is passionate about seeing people live in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He has devoted his life to outreach ministry and building a church for the people of the Bronx.
Pastor Fernando has been married for over 25 years to Elvia Cabrera and has two children: Lissette Feliciano, married to Carlos Feliciano, and Joshua D. Cabrera, married to Narunee Cabrera. He is a proud grandfather to five grandchildren Zechariah, Nehemiah, Amariah, Tobiah and Luke. His entire family serves along side him in the ministry at New Life Bronx.
Jimmy Jack's life began in turmoil. His mother and father were both committed to mental wards, and drug addiction consumed Jimmy Jack's life for years to come. He learned how to use drugs at age 10 and then was consumed by hard core drugs in the streets of New York City, and through that, entered into a life of crime, addiction, and reckless living. One night Jimmy and his best friend, Billy went to the New York City to buy 4 bags of heroin. After Jimmy snorted a bag of heroin, he helped his friend shoot the rest in his arm. Billy overdosed and his lifeless body lay in Jimmy’s arms. After many unsuccessful attempts to revive him through mouth to mouth resuscitation, Billy was gone. The paramedics came and tried to revive him as Jimmy cried out to God, saying, “I'll become whatever you want me to be God, just don't let Billy die!” Miraculously, Billy came back to life. Shortly after, Jimmy entered Brooklyn Teen Challenge and his life was miraculously transformed.
Under the leadership of David and Don Wilkerson Jimmy went on to graduate from Central Bible College in 1989.
In 1990 Jimmy went on to establish Long Island Teen Challenge, which now has five residential homes for men and ladies. In 2004 marked the birth of Rock the Block, a cutting-edge, culturally relevant urban evangelistic street ministry featuring contemporary gospel music, praise, dance, drama and preaching. Rock the Block is an International Evangelistic Outreach reaching the youth of today. In 2008, Jimmy Jack published his first book, I Can Dream Again, his life story.
Through the many lives which have been transformed from the ministry of Teen Challenge, the Coffee House Outreach and Evangelism Crusades in Long Island and New York City, Jimmy founded Freedom Chapel in Amityville NY. In 2009 on Easter Sunday the new Freedom Chapel International Worship Center was built to meet the growing needs of our mission.
Currently, Freedom Chapel, Rock the Block and all of the Teen Challenge Centers including those he founded in the Dominican Republic and Tanzania, Africa are thriving.
In June of 2021 Jimmy and his wife Miriam are establishing "Destiny Church" in Deer Park, NY which will continue to transform lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Carlos and his wife Rosalinda are currently Associate Pastors at New Life Outreach Church and the Executive Directors of New Life for Youth, where he is committed to helping young men and women with substance abuse and other life-controlling problems, find hope and a future through the life-changing and life-giving power of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Carlos and Rosalinda have been happily married for more than 25 years and have three wonderful children. Together with his family, he continues to speak locally and globally in various countries such as Africa, Peru, Brazil and Dominican Republic. He also speaks at church conferences and is inspired to help people reach their God-given potential.
Pastor Carlos is passionate about raising a generation that will go back to the streets, out of the four walls of the church, and into our communities to win the lost for Christ.
Rosalinda is a dynamic speaker with a heart after God. Her aim is to inspire and equip women to live out their faith with passion and purpose.
As founder of Bella Women’s Ministry, one of Virginia’s fastest growing women’s gatherings, she brings women of all ages and cultures together with life changing messages and a passionate worship environment.
She along with her husband, Carlos Rivera oversee New Life Outreach Church in Richmond, Virginia as well as New Life For Youth, a 50 year old non-profit organization that has reached hundreds of thousands of men and women, struggling with overpowering, addicting, abuse, trafficking and life controlling issues.
She has authored several books including Wonder Women: Becoming a Hero For Christ and Dare to Begin Again: Let God Write Your Best Future, The Seductive Slayers of Success and Wonder Mom.
Rosalinda continues to flourish as a role model for women of all ages.She resides in Virginia with her husband and three children.
Non-Profit Executive | Subject Matter Expert | Empowerment Speaker | Author
Like most Proverbs 31 women, Pastor Tekoa Pouerie wears many hats. Ordained in ministry at the age of 16, Tekoa was committed to exemplifying Christ in her career. She is a dedicated and result-driven subject matter expert, nationally recognized Implicit/Explicit Bias trainer, pastor, author, media correspondent, and community advocate focused on healing communities by bringing awareness to areas of social justice as well as empowering women and the next generation of girls.
Tekoa is the Senior Director of Resource Development at Pace Center for Girls national office, where she provides expertise in fundraising leadership and support for centers throughout Florida to raise over $10 million for adolescent girls. In addition, Tekoa trains Pace team members organization-wide to bring understanding to bias in the workforce and help build a framework for Diversity Equity and Inclusion for the national office and centers statewide.
For over a decade, Tekoa has worked in social justice researching Disproportionate Minority Contact and has been awarded multiple grants from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (D.J.J.) to train law enforcement. As a result of her work and community contribution, she received two (2) Congressional Recognitions and a Sheriff Citation Medal. Additionally, in 2019 Tekoa was appointed to the Mayor of Orlando's Community Investment Panel and the Orange County Mayor’s Domestic Violence Commission.
To date, Tekoa has trained over 10,000 (and counting), including law enforcement officers, trial lawyers, corporate teams, non-profit executives, board of directors, judges, and HR professionals on how to recognize and reduce bias when in the workforce. Tekoa has made it her personal mission to use her voice and background to advocate for change through her lifework and company, Tekoa Pouerie International. A civil activist, published researcher, and sought-after certified bias trainer, Tekoa has been featured on USA Today, Wesh 2 News, FOX 35, Ebony Magazine, The Nicole Crank Show, and The National Criminal Justice Training Center. In addition, she was recently recognized in 2021 by the NBA as a Social Game Changer and by the Orlando Business Journal as a Diversity Honoree.
Feeling an even greater call to help equip people spiritually to go further faster, 4 years ago, Tekoa and her husband, Dio Pouerie, launched Acceleration Church in Orlando, FL. Each year Tekoa hosts Ladies Night O.U.T. that attracts women of faith throughout the U.S. for a night of fun, fellowship, and expressions of faith. Of all these “hats,” Tekoa’s proudest role is Motherhood. Losing her parents while in her teens, Tekoa is committed to making family her first ministry. Dio and Tekoa are rearing two beautiful future world leaders: Maximus (8) and Bella (7).
Tekoa’s website: www.tekoapouerie.com
Philip accepted Christ into his life in 1996 while attending a Victory Outreach youth service. Soon after his conversion, he was called, by God, into full time ministry and enrolled in Bible College. Philip graduated in May of 2000. Hemarried his wife, Tonya, in 2002 and today they have three beautiful daughters.
Today, Philip La Crue Jr. is the International G.A.N.G. Overseer for Victory Outreach International and currently serves as an Associate Pastor for Victory Outreach Chino under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Sonny Arguinzoni Jr. Philip has traveled extensively, and his unique style and many years of experience in youth ministry has made him effective with young people from all walks of life.
Victor and Carmen are the founders and lead pastors of New Life Outreach Church in Richmond, Virginia. A vibrant and joyful congregation of over one thousand people, New Life Outreach International is made up of over 35 nationalities and cultures.
Pastor Torres was the recipient of the 2007 Multicultural Unity Theologian Award. In 2012 Victor received an honorary doctrine degree from The Latin American Bible Institute. New Life Outreach International has 22 churches throughout the United States and the world.
Victor has authored several books including his autobiography "VICTOR" which was made into an award-winning feature film and released in 2017.
He and Carmen Torres have four children and seven grandchildren. Their vision is to reach the lost for Christ and make disciples by duplicating their ministry one hundred times over.