Dr. Abraham Jules, Senior Pastor
On Sabbath, the 17th of January 2015, The Community Worship Center Family welcomed Dr. Abraham J. Jules and his beautiful family to the heartbeat of Queens NY… CWC.
Abraham Julius Jules is native of the Caribbean island of Trinidad, where he received his early formal education. Born into a fourth generation Seventh-day Adventist family, Pastor Jules always felt called to the Gospel Ministry, and made the decision to accept God’s call in early life. Soon after he migrated to the United States with his family as a teenager, he purposed in his heart to pursue his goal of becoming a minister; going first to Oakwood College, where he obtained a Bachelor or Arts in Theology and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Upon graduation from Oakwood College in 1983, Pastor Jules received and accepted a call from the Northeastern Conference to pastor the New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church in Brooklyn, NY. Immediately, the small group began to benefit from the zeal, enthusiasm and vision of the young pastor. Early, showing unambiguous signs that God had richly blessed him with, among other things, the gift of evangelism, Pastor Jules conducted a successful evangelistic campaign in the summer of 1984, baptizing 60 precious souls into the remnant family of believers. The New Life congregation bid him a sad farewell in 1985 when he left for the Andrews Theological Seminary, where he received the Master of Divinity degree in 1987.
After attending Andrews University, Pastor Jules took up responsibilities at the New Hope church in Harlem, NYC. In three and a half years that he pastored there, the congregation was transformed from a small fledgling group of 40 members into a vibrant, thriving Christian community of well over 300 members.
From New Hope church, Pastor Jules then moved on to the Kingsboro Temple of Seventh-day Adventists in Brooklyn, NY. During his 6 year pastorate, Kingsboro grew from a mission of 67 members to over 1,000 members. Under his leadership the church building was purchased and renovated in excess of $1.5 million. In addition, to his administrative responsibilities, it was during this time that he continued his education where he attended the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio where in 1995; he earned the Doctor of Divinity Degree.
In 1994 at a crusade held in Brooklyn, NY, 265 souls were baptized as a result of his evangelistic efforts and The Emmanuel Tabernacle of Seventh-day Adventists was established during his pastorate at Kingsboro.
In 1997, Pastor Jules became the pastor of the City Tabernacle of Seventh-day Adventists. Under his leadership and administration, the City Tabernacle Church building was completely refurbished, utilizing over $700,000.00 in funds he raised for the project. The church in gratitude for his tremendous effort, named the Administration Building in his honor. During his pastorate at the City Tabernacle of Seventh-day Adventists, the Dimensions of Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church was established as a result of a crusade he conducted in which 302 souls were baptized (the largest baptism in Adventist history for that area.)
In February 2006, Pastor Jules became the pastor of the historic Mt. Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mt. Vernon, New York.
Pastor Jules is a featured speaker at numerous revivals, weeks of prayer, workers meetings and camp meetings throughout the United States and around the world. He has held evangelistic efforts in Little Rock, Arkansas (1995); Harlem, New York (1998), Los Angeles, California; Tacoma, Washington; Anchorage, Alaska and in other places such as Kingston, Jamaica; Sydney, Australia; Hamilton, Bermuda; Toronto, Canada; Trinidad, West Indies where he baptized over 450 souls in 2000; London, England; Johannesburg, South Africa; Auckland, New Zealand; Nassau, Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Botswana Africa.
Pastor Jules has conducted weeks of spiritual emphasis at Atlantic Union College, Oakwood College and Andrews University as well as preached at Southern Adventist University and Howard University.
Pastor Jules has served on many denominational boards, including the Northeastern Conference Executive Committee, the Atlantic Union Conference Executive Committee. He is presently a member of the North American Division Pastoral Advisory Commission.
Pastor Jules was the featured speaker on two occasions at the Annual Ministerial Convention at Oakwood College. He was the featured speaker in 2003 for the Divine Service Alumni Weekend adult service at Oakwood College. At the 1993 Alumni Weekend he was the preacher for the youth service. Additionally, he was the featured speaker of the North American division Festival of the Laity in 2002.
His teaching appointments include the Doctoral Program at Andrews University and also at Oakwood College.
On two occasions, Dr. Jules has been honored as the Northeastern Conference “Pastor of the Year” by the Youth Department and the Personal Ministries Department. In October 2009 he was recognized by his conference as Evangelist of the Year.
On June 2, 2002, Dr. Jules reached a major milestone in his personal life when he married the former Dr. Dominique Juste. With his new bride at his side, Dr. Jules continues to be a dynamic, formidable force promoting the gospel, keeping his hand in the Master’s as he seeks to do his part to finish the work. He has a daughter Raven-Aniah Cheyenne born December 23, 2003 and a son Dylan Julius born April 25, 2006.
Dr. Abraham Jules, Senior Pastor