OUR TEAM


Archbishop Dexter C. Burke, D.Div.

SENIOR PASTOR

 Archbishop Dexter C. Burke, D.Div is our Senior Pastor with a deep passion for evangelism and community reform.  A native of Georgetown, Guyana, Archbishop Burke has lived in Connecticut for over 25 years where he has served extensively in various capacities.  Archbishop Burke has traveled extensively worldwide and has met with heads of government, and with military and religious leaders at all levels, engagements he believed has helped shape and broaden his approach and application of the Gospel message of grace and redemption.  Archbishop Burke holds degrees in Communication, Biblical Studies, and Divinity.  A veteran of the US Navy, he has received numerous awards, citations and congressional certificates for community involvement and spiritual leadership.

Rev. Collie Downer

ASST. PASTOR

Rev. Collie joined our church with over 10 years of ordained pastoral experience.  A powerful preacher of the Word, Rev. Collie possesses a humble spirit of service, and a large heart for people.  He finds great joy and honor in serving the less fortunate, in personal evangelism, and community outreach.   

A native of Jamaica, W.I. he and his wife Andrea have lived and served in Hartford for over 20 years, and enjoy running their Jamaican restaurant, doing community outreach, and travelling together.

Rev. Nadine A. Thomas

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

Rev. Nadine, our Church Administrator manages and oversees all the managerial, technical, and operational activities and responsibilities of the church.  She also serves as Praise & Worship Leader.  A native of Jamaica, W.I., Rev. Thomas joined our Team with over 20 years of administrative management experience in church and ministry.  She holds a BSc. in Admin. Management from the University of Technology, Jamaica, and a M. Mgt in Nonprofit Management from Oral Roberts University (ORU), OK, and is currently reading for a Ph.D. in Christian Leadership & Management, at Trinity Theological Seminary, IN.   

She is  the proud mother to Glory, and enjoys music and singing, and reading.

Min. Amber Burke

 

Minister Amber M. Burke, was born in Richmond, VA. Moving to Connecticut at the age of 2, where she has grown to call home. Minister Amber first dedicated her life to Christ at the tender age of 8 years old.  A series of events and years of rebellion caused her to live and act contrary to God’s Word. However, in 2016 Minister Amber rededicated her life to the Lord and is allowing God to use her in ministry, especially in the field of evangelism.

She is a graduate of Hartford High, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Human Services with a concentration in Public Service Leadership. Minister Amber is committed to leading humanity to realizing their Kingdom purpose and coming into their destiny. She remains focused on the expository and uncompromising teachings of God’s Word, and is truly about her “father’s business.”