PASTOR JOEL D. RUDOLPH, SR.
An Apostle in the Lord’s Church
A man of vision and faith, Joel David Rudolph, Sr., has served as the senior pastor at the Christian Fellowship Center & Outreach Ministries in Paterson, NJ for over thirty years. His ministry has a second location in Cleveland, Tennessee, and he is also 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”. His willingness to obey God and to lovingly serve His people is reflected in his unique ability to teach a practical and relevant Word for these inconsistent times. Pastor Rudolph’s voice is not only heard in the church, but also in the community, and has been instrumental in establishing several outreach programs to both improve the quality of life and demonstrate God’s love to the community. He is sought after by churches and community leaders to share his wisdom and experience in serving God’s people.
Pastor Rudolph holds several degrees from noted institutions, with an academic background in 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 two adult children – LaShawn Johnson and Joel, Jr., and doting grandparents of four lovely granddaughters.