Rev. Dr. Samuel Vassel
Senior Pastor, Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene, New York, USA
Dr. Samuel Vassel is Senior Pastor of Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene since October 2000. A native of Jamaica, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. He has a Masters Degree in Theological Studies from Wheaton College, Illinois, USA. He holds a Doctorate in Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. USA. Dr. Vassel was Senior Pastor of the Bethune Avenue Holiness Christian Church in Jamaica for ten years. He also served as a Lecturer at the Jamaica Theological Seminary in Kingston, and at the Alliance Theological Seminary in New York.
Sam is married to Angela, and they have two children, David and Kara-Beth and four grandchildren, Karis, Pax, Che, and Gabriella.
Rev. Dr. Erik Cummings
Senior Pastor, New Life Baptist Church of Carol City, Miami, Florida
Dr. Erik Cummings is Senior Pastor of New Life Baptist Church of Carol City, Miami, Florida. He is a native of South Florida. Born in Miami, he was ordained to the Christian ministry in 1996. He has a Bachelors degree in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisiana, and a Bachelors degree in Communications from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. He is a Master of Arts candidate in Pastoral Ministries at the New Orleans Theological Seminary. He has an honorary doctorate from Jacksonville Theological Seminary, Jacksonville, Florida. Erik is married to Monique and they have two children, Reaiah, and Erik 11.