Pastor Bernard McNeill
Pastor Bernard McNeill is a native of Linden, New Jersey and a college graduate of Rutgers University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Bernard and his family currently reside in Rochester, New York and have been dedicated members at New Life Fellowship Church since 1993. He was ordained into ministry in 1999. As a member of New Life Fellowship, he has served as Youth Pastor for the youth ministry (Joshua Generation) for more than a decade, during which time he was afforded the opportunity to serve as keynote speaker at local schools, youth-related seminars and national youth conferences. He continues to avail himself to the needs of youth and young adults whenever the need/opportunity presents itself. Since 2010, Pastor Bernard has lead several boards and committees within the church, creating and implementing strategies to help fulfill the vision that God has given to Bishop McGill. In 2014, Bernard assumed the role of Senior Associate Pastor where he has focused his efforts toward the development and nurturing of God’s people, encouraging them to reach their full potential in Christ.
Prior to entering full-time ministry in 2009, Bernard enjoyed a long and successful career as a marketing and sales representative in the pharmaceutical industry. He was the recipient of many regional and national awards for outstanding sales achievement for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Bernard now seeks to offer his experiences and years of training to the body of Christ with a passion for breaking through the religious traditions and barriers that thrive in keeping God’s people from experiencing His manifested promises. Pastor McNeill’s desire to gain greater insight into the role and nature of true servanthood, has led him to recently fulfill his course requirements at the National Institute of Christian Leadership. His sincere belief is that through faith, every believer carries the potential to be transformed into spiritual champions by the power of the Holy Spirit and the teaching of God’s word.
Bernard and his wife Tina have been happily married for 29 years and are the proud parents of two sons, Kori and Miles. Tina is his greatest ministry inspiration as well as a loving companion and “best friend”. She continues to provide her fervent prayer and undying support for the call that they have accepted together. Pastor McNeill understands that above all else, his family must remain his first call to ministry as he seeks to live out the God-Sized Dreams and Destiny ordained for his life.