PASTOR JOEL D. RUDOLPH, SR.
An Apostle in the Lord’s Church
Joel David Rudolph, Sr., serves as the senior pastor at the Christian Fellowship Center & Outreach Ministries in Paterson, NJ and in Cleveland, Tennessee. He is the founder of The Lord’s Table Ministries, serves as the Chief Apostle to the Unity of the Spirit Interdenominational Fellowship of Churches and Ministries (USIF) and founder and President of Gilgal Bible School.
The divinely appointed mandate upon Pastor Rudolph’s life is taken from Colossians 1:25 NLT; “God has given me the responsibility of serving his church by proclaiming his entire message to you”. Pastor Joel’s willingness to obey God and to lovingly serve His people is reflected in his unique ability (the anointing) to teach a practical and relevant Word for these inconsistent times. When you experience the teaching ministry of Pastor Joel you will become keenly aware of his love for people and his strong desire to see believers come to their full potential in God.
Joel David Rudolph Sr. was saved at an early age. He received and accepted his call to ministry in 1976, while attending Shiloh Pentecostal Church of Somerville, New Jersey, where he was ordained in 1980. Since that time he has worked tirelessly under the direction of the Holy Spirit to preach the Gospel, reach the lost and nurture new believers, helping them to become strong, well rooted servants of God. Pastor Rudolph’s voice is not only heard in the church, but also in the community and was instrumental in the establishment of several outreach programs to both improve the quality of life and demonstrate God’s love to the community.
Pastor Rudolph holds several degrees from noted institutions, with an academic background in Math & Science, Psychology, Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. He is also the recipient of the Doctor of Divinity Degree (Honorary) from the St. Thomas Christian College, Jacksonville, Florida.
Pastor Rudolph resides in Wayne, New Jersey with his wife, Lady Sheila. They are the blessed parents of three adult children LaShawn and Keith Johnson, Joel, Jr. They also have one lovely granddaughter.