A native of Brooklyn, New York, Pastor Nelson has been preaching the gospel since the age of 14. Early in life, Pastor Nelson was taught to love the Lord and that love affair continues today. In his personal and professional life, Pastor Nelson lives by the mantra, “take care of God’s business and he will take care of yours.”
A product of Christian Education, Pastor Nelson attended the Hebron SDA Bilingual School, eventually graduating from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. Pastor Nelson began his pastoral career as the assistant youth pastor of the Madison Mission SDA Church in Madison, Alabama in September of 2000. Leaving Alabama, he returned to his hometown of Brooklyn, New York where for three and a half years he served as the youth pastor of the Kingsboro Temple of Seventh-day Adventists. In June of 2005, Pastor Nelson accepted a call to serve as a youth pastor for the Dupont Park SDA Church in Washington D.C., later transitioning to the associate pastorate of Capitol Hill SDA Church in 2009. After a brief stint at “the Hill” Pastor Nelson was installed in August 2010 as the pastor of the Metroplitan and University Heights churches in Plainfield and New Brunswick, New Jersey.
In 2013, Pastor Nelson came full circle and took up the post he currently occupies as the Senior Pastor of the Madison Mission Church in Madison, AL. In addition to his pastoral functions, Pastor Nelson is a much sought after, multi-faceted minister, internationally recognized as worship leader, motivational/seminar speaker, preacher and evangelist. Pastor Nelson has also demonstrated proficiency as a writer, choir director, producer, concert promoter, conference organizer and chaplain.
Pastor Nelson is married to the former, Carla Noel of Brooklyn New York and they are the proud parents of their son, Evan Gregory and daughter Noelle Victoria Nelson. Pastor Nelson credits all that he has and has attained to the Lord’s leading in his life and ministry, which he says, “is incontrovertible proof that those who are faithful in taking care of the Lord’s business will never fail to have him take care of theirs.”