Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
Dr. Antonio Marquez Alfred is a native of Ville Platte, Louisiana. After graduating from Ville Platte High School, he joined the United States Marine Corps and later moved to California in 1985.
Dr. Alfred is a graduate of Trinity College and Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana, with a Masters of Arts Degree in Biblical Counseling as well as a PhD. He is a member of the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC), the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC), and he is devoted to providing quality, Christ focused, and Bible directed counseling to the body of Christ. He is also the author of "Focusing Your Fear" and "Pass It On" available for purchase at iTunes or Lulu.com. Dr. Alfred has been happily married to Shanderlynn Alfred for more than 14 years and has been blessed with four lovely children – Alexis, Apollos, Anaiah, and Andrew.
The mission of St. John Missionary Baptist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.
The primary function of an assistant, or associate, minister is to help the head pastor lead the church. Depending on the church, he may have regular tasks assigned to him, or the assistant minister may serve in whatever position he is needed to fill within the church.