NYC Councilman Fernando Cabrera has served as the NYC Council Member representing the 14th district in the Bronx since January 2010. His leadership positions in the NYC Council include: Co-Chair of the NYC Council Black, Latino and Asian Caucus, Co-Chair of the Gun Violence Task Force and Chair of the Juvenile Justice Committee. Councilman Cabrera had been a staunch advocate for tenants, youth and seniors. Councilman Cabrera also serves as the senior pastor of New Life Outreach International in the Kingsbridge area of the Bronx. Both his Council district and church are located in the poorest congressional district in the United States. He is the former program director for the Mental Health and Counseling program at Mercy College, where also taught for 12 years. Councilman Fernando Cabrera earned his B.A. in Religion from Southern California College, M.A. in Counseling from Liberty University and Doctorate in Counseling from Argosy University. He is married to Elvia Cabrera, he is proud of father of two children and two grandchildren.
Matt Bennett is founder and president of Christian Union (www.christianunion.org), a Christian leadership development organization with the mission to bring sweeping spiritual and cultural transformation to our nation and the world by developing and networking Christian leaders to make an impact for Christ. The eight Ivy League universities and a handful of the nation’s most influential cities are the primary focus of activity.
A native of Houston, Texas, Matt earned B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Cornell University and holds a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He worked for Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) at Princeton University for 12 years, and developed the ministry into one of the largest in the history of the Ivy League. In 2002, he founded Christian Union with the strategy of developing Christian leaders in two spheres of influence: First, among students at the nation’s most influential, secular universities including Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale, and secondly, among working professionals in the nation’s most influential cities. The ministry has been featured in the New York Times, PBS, NPR, Christianity Today and World Magazine. He currently resides in New York City.
Susanne became the Executive Director of the Midtown Pregnancy Support Center (now Avail NYC) in 2006 and is currently the President/CEO of the organization. Under her leadership, the organization has continued to grow each year in client numbers, services, staff, and volunteers. This year has been the most significant year of growth to-date as Avail has partnered with the Gianna Center to provide its clients with ultrasounds scans. Prior to Avail, Susanne had a career in the Cosmetics Industry working for Sanofi USA, Loreal USA, and Avon Products, Inc. in Marketing and Project Management. She attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, majoring in Communications. She presently attends Central Presbyterian Church with her husband and daughter.
Dimas Salaberrios has recently transitioned at Concerts of Prayer Greater New York from board member to president. He is a dynamic teacher and speaker with a passion for seeing the Lord transform lives once consumed with hopelessness, darkness and despair. Dimas has ministered the gospel of Jesus Christ on every continent except Antarctica. In 2007, Dimas founded Infinity New York Church located in the Bronx River Housing Projects where he still serves as the Senior Pastor. Dimas recently served as the Director of Youth for Christ-New York City, which galvanizes inner-city youth into making informed decisions about Christ.
Paul Horrocks is the Founder of Justice NYC. He also serves as the Board Chair for Hope for New York, a non-profit that works with churches to provide volunteer and financial resources to organizations serving the poor and marginalized of New York City. Prior to Justice NYC, Paul was an Insurance Executive. He also serves on the board of Students for Life of America.
As the founding Pastor of Abundant Grace Christian Church, located in Rutherford, NJ, Steve has a heart to see God's apostolic vision through Jesus Christ fulfilled in every way.
He carries a powerful apostolic, teaching, and healing anointing and is the founder of Jesus Reigns International Ministries where he travels domestically and internationally preaching, teaching, and advancing the Kingdom of God with signs, wonders, and miracles through the working of God’s Holy Spirit.
The Lord uses Pastor Steve to bring the Gospel's promise of healing to many through worship, teaching, and prayer. His testimony of being healed from cancer has been featured by such ministries as TBN America, TBN Africa, Breath Of Life International, Alerta TV, and many others.
He is the author of Power In No Other Name, a book that leads people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and teaches them how to receive healing through God's Word. He serves as an Associate Leader and Local Faculty member of BILD International/Antioch School of Ministry helping churches to develop and implement Church-based Theological Training programs both domestically and internationally.
Pastor Steve serves on the Apostolic Leadership Team of Christ Covenant Coalition as well as an assistant in the United States Coalition Of Apostles. He also serves on the Board of Jesus to Muslims, a ministry dedicated to reaching Muslims for Christ.
Pastor Steve serves as the Executive Director of the New York City/Tristate Area Pinnacle Forum, a ministry inspired by Bill Bright that gathers, disciples, and mobilizes people of high influence to transform culture.
He is the blessed husband of his beautiful wife, Kate Hannett, and has 3 wonderful children.
For more than 22 years, Kevin Ryan has been serving and protecting homeless children. As a Skadden Fellow in the early 1990s, he first joined Covenant House and provided civil legal aid to homeless, abused and trafficked youth in New York City. For the rest of the decade, he helped teenagers at Covenant House in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Atlantic City and Newark, New Jersey, before being named New Jersey’s first public Child Advocate in 2003. As the State’s leading watchdog, Kevin exposed conditions of illegal overcrowding in many of the State’s juvenile detention centers and the plight of children languishing in the State’s then-floundering foster care system. His work appeared on the front pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and stirred popular opinion and political will in support of serious, sustained reforms for vulnerable youth.
In 2006, Governor Jon Corzine appointed him to his cabinet as the first Commissioner of Children and Families and the two led a comprehensive reform of the New Jersey child welfare system. At the conclusion of their tenure, an independent federal monitor heralded historic net gains in foster families, child adoptions and safe reductions in children in foster care. Corzine described the overhaul as the single proudest accomplishment of his term as governor.
Kevin currently leads the international Covenant House movement, which reaches more than 50,000 trafficked and exploited children and youth annually in 27 cities across 6 countries, including the US, Canada and four Latin American nations. He is the co-author with former New York Times reporter Tina Kelley of the national best seller Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, which premiered and remained on The Washington Post, Publishers' Weekly, Newsday and Amazon Top Ten lists in 2012. In May 2013, the book received the Silver Medal in the category Current Affairs from the national Independent Book Publishers Association.
Under his leadership, Covenant House opened new shelters for homeless youth in Atlanta, Anchorage and Guatemala City, and plans are underway to open additional programs in Mexico City, Fort Lauderdale, Toronto and Vancouver. Kevin is a recipient of Harvard Law School's Wasserstein Fellowship, the Skadden Fellowship, the Gibbons Medal and several honorary degrees. He has taught constitutional law and family law at Seton Hall Law School, Rutgers School of Law, and Fordham University School of Law and has made numerous appearances on the TODAY Show, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America and CBS This Morning.
Kevin is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Catholic University of America (B.A.), Georgetown Law Center (J.D.), and New York University Law School (LL.M.).
Dr. William M. Struthers, author of Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain, received his PhD (Biopsychology) from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, where he is an award winning teacher and scholar. He teaches doctoral and undergraduate courses in Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology.
Dr. Struthers' lab research interests are in the neural mechanisms that underlie behavioral arousal and the processing of novel environments. His research employs the use of stereotaxic surgery, immunochemistry, and behavioral manipulations to investigate gene expression in the cingulate cortex and basal ganglia. His human clinical research interests relate to sexual compulsivity and religiosity.
Dr. Struthers' theoretical research is in the area of neuroethics, the biological bases of spirituality, personhood, and the nature of the integration of psychology and the Christian faith. He has delivered lectures on science/faith issues at meetings of the Christian Neuroscience Society and is a member of the Neuroethics Society, American Scientific Affiliation and the Society for Neuroscience.
Sean is from Queens, NY and worked with Youth for Christ for nearly twenty years. He evangelized teens in NYC with a focus in Long Island City as well as serving churches as a resource for their teen’s ministry. He taught evangelism seminars for the International Bible Society and the New York Bible Society and pastored churches in Queens working cross-culturally in a wide variety of settings. He has ministered in English and Spanish in a number of countries around the world.
In 2004, Sean began working at Calvary Baptist Church and currently serves as Pastor of Discipleship and Family ministry. His aim is to make disciples.
In 1986 Sean married his best friend, Beverly and they have two children, Ian and Caitlin.
Kevin McCullough began his career as a broadcaster in 1985, working weekends for KCBI-FM Dallas. That allowed him to pay his way through college at Moody Bible Institute and pursue a dual degree in Theology and Journalism. McCullough then worked for Moody Broadcasting’s Chicago flagship station in the number three market for the next decade.
On September 10, 2001 McCullough was awarded his own talk show at Salem Radio’s WYLL-AM 1160 in Chicago. The following day McCullough spent close to 15 hours on-air taking calls, listening to the impact of the terror attacks on everyday listeners. The bond of radio to listeners was forever cemented in McCullough. On September 1, 2003 McCullough was promoted from Chicago to thenumber one market -- New York-- by Salem Communications. For almost five years he led his show and the New York stations to revenue success.
In January 2008 McCullough founded XtreMEDIA, the company he now directs with partner, Stephen Baldwin. The content creation company specializes in media of all forms: Radio and Television Production, Marketing, Distribution, and Strategic Networks. On July 15, 2008 Baldwin McCullough Live launched on four radio stations. In sixty days they added nearly 95 affiliates and were over 100 stations in a near all-time record. Today the live broadcast serves about 300 broadcast radio stations nationally. Many networks and stations still plan to add the live weekend show to their regular line-up. On January 2, 2010 McCullough returned to the airwaves with his syndicated daily The Kevin McCullough Show, servicing more than 300 cities on over 200 radio stations. McCullough is also an author and Fox News Contributor. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 Baldwin McCullough Live and The Kevin McCullough Show were honored by Talkers Magazine as the top 98 most influential talk radio shows in the country.
Kevin Sterling is currently writing a book: Work.Life.Dad.com. about successfully navigating the "big steps" in life – marriage, kids and business.
Within a single year he met and married his wife, had a kid on the way and Co-Founded BushSmarts.com He doesn't necessarily recommend that pace but does enjoy equipping people to survive and enjoy the ride. As a lifestyle design junkie he encourages men to grow up, get smart and work to improve their family's lives. In addition to running Bush Smarts, he does creative consulting and is an Adjunct Professor at NYU.
He and his wife attend Apostles Church in NYC and enjoy raising their two and a half year old son somewhere between Brooklyn and places with more trees.
When the Lord called Mullery Jean-Pierre out of corporate America over 10 years ago to become the pastor of Beraca Baptist Church, he left his position at a Wall Street firm and never looked back. He served the small congregation of 80 members for over two years without taking a salary but simply trusting the Lord. Under his leadership the Lord grew Beraca Baptist Church to a multicultural congregation of over eight hundred from approximately 14 different nationalities. Born in Haiti to a Haitian father and Dominican mother, he married a Jamaican woman, together they raised six children. Their son married a Puerto Rican woman, their daughter married an African America man and with the addition of a Trinidadian and Belizean sister-in-laws Mullery felt right at home influencing a multicultural congregation. As his desire to reach the community grew, Mullery founded the Beraca Community Development Corporation (BCDC). His work in the community includes: youth development programs, a food pantry and serving seniors at a local seniors adult day care center. BCDC has captured the attention of many in the community including those both in the public and private sector.
After the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti on January 2010, Mullery extended BCDC in to the city of Leogane the epicenter of Haiti's earthquake. His work included implementing the PEACE Plan to combat the five major problems in Haiti: 1) Spiritual Emptiness. Solution: Promote reconciliation to God by planting churches, 2) Selfish leaders: Solution: Equip Servant leaders through leadership development & training programs. Currently training 1,665 pastor in Jeremie and Leogane areas. 3) Abject poverty: Solution: Assist the Poor with job creation: (Through their motorcycle taxi business and micro-loan program BCDC has helped over 200 Haitians economically). 4) Pandemic diseases: Solution: Care for the sick by conducting medical mission trips and 5) Illiteracy. Solution: Educate the next generation by partnering with existing schools to fortify their programs.
With an active schedule, Mullery's priority is to his wife Cacheta and their six children and six grandchildren. Together, Mullery and Cacheta serve their extended family at Beraca BaptistChurch.