Our guest today is author and ordained Evangelist, Brother Fredrick Ezeji-Okoye. He discusses his book “Who Prays for the Pastor?” He tells how he had been called to minister to those who minister and about being led by God to create an organization called the Men of Faith Network.
He develops his ideas and provides encouragement and advice in his book, Who Prays for the Pastor? Aimed at an audience of both pastors as well as their parishioners, Ezeji-Okoye offers practical information for both parishioners as well as pastors on a variety of subjects, all aimed at supporting pastors in their life and work.
“Parishioners should share the burden of praying for our pastors. Week after week, we come to receive that which God has poured into them. We have many expectations of them, expressed and unexpressed,” Ezeji-Okoye explains. “How often does the average congregant stop to consider the pastor’s needs? If the pastor is doing all the pouring, how is he being replenished? It is time to become the ones who pray for our pastors.” With chapters ranging from stress and financial pressures to others about wellness and family life, the book is one that individuals may benefit from reading, and some groups have begun purchasing in quantity to share with congregations and organizations for pastors. The book even ends with a chapter of intercessory prayers provided by others. ” Who Prays for the Pastor?” [ISBN: 978-1-946889-48-5, $9.99] was published by Carpenter’s Son Publishing. It is available from online retailers and selected bookstores. For more information, visit the Liberty Foundation, LLC.
Our 2nd guest today is Apostle Felicia Osborne, the Executive Director/CEO Bethel Family & Youth Resource Center, Inc., the I.S.P. Program Manage of Bethel Counseling Service in Newark, NJ and a Board Member of the Drug and Alcohol Counseling Service. As a business owner and a leading advocate for those suffering from addiction and mental illness. She follows in the footsteps of two influential leaders and mentors in her life, who made a tremendous impact in the community, ministry and business sector: (former) Pastor and (Dad) Reginald Osborne, and mother, Dr. Marian Osborne who exemplified the very essence of sacrificial leadership. Undoubtedly, an attribute she models in everything she endeavors.
Her business, Bethel Care, which is a full-service counseling and treatment facility was awarded additional contracts as a result of its stellar record in the state of New Jersey that includes: Van transportation, expanded Mini food pantry, the establishment of Bethel West (women’s transitional housing) 44 beds, and a 65-bed facility located on Bruen Avenue in Irvington, NJ, along with 2 school contracts. For more information either call Tel: 973-643-6565 or go to her website at https://bethelcare.com/