Leadership

 

Staff

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Terry Davis
Director | Lead Pastor - Christ Community Church
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Pastor Terry is the lead pastor of Christ Community Church of Philadelphia. His desire is to create an environment where people of different ethnicities and backgrounds can come together and experience the dynamic, unconditional and transforming love of Christ. Pastor Terry and his wife, Pamela, have been married for over 30 years and have three fine sons.

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Jeffrey Harley
Ambassador

Jeffrey is married to Annette Harley, and they have three children: Aaron (21), Arianna (18), and Isaac (13).  The Lord Jesus Christ saved him in May 20th 1994. He finished a master’s degree in Labor Studies and Employee Relations at Rutgers University and took a position with the Communication Workers of America Local 1034 in 2004. He went to seminary at Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, PA and completed a Master of Divinity Degree. While in seminary he took a position as the Education Chaplain at a Christian Rescue Mission in Philadelphia, PA. He is the Pastor of Harambe Baptist Church in Philadelphia and also serves as the Executive Director of “Called To Serve” Community Development Corporation in Philadelphia. He considers himself a Pastor/Prophet/Activist. He has a heart and passion for underserved communities and seeing the Body of Jesus Christ unite across socio-economic divisions, denominational divisions, and racial/ethnic divisions that hinder us from being the One Unified Bride of Christ that manifests the Divine Life of Christ in the earth. This passion and purpose drives him daily, and he is believing and trusting the Lord for a Philadelphia where the chasm that exists between the “haves” and “have nots” is bridged by the Body of Christ.

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Brent Martin
Ambassador

After graduating from college, Brent stepped out to follow the call of God on his life by moving into Lancaster city in 1997 to work with urban youth.  After getting married to his amazing wife Lisa, the two served as youth pastors for 8 years at a thriving, multicultural church in Lancaster called In the Light Ministries.  In 2007, they moved to Allentown to pastor an older, declining denominational church.  During that time, Brent successfully co-led a merger with a younger, multicultural church that was a beacon of unity in the Lehigh Valley.  In 2016, the Martins relocated to Philadelphia.  Brent currently serves as Family Life Pastor at In the Light Philly and also helps to lead the Shepherd's Club ministry - a monthly gathering of pastors and leaders throughout the city of Philadelphia.  He has a passion to see the Body of Christ come together in unity in order to see the kingdom of God established in our city.  He enjoys taking walks and bike rides on Pennypack Trail and spending time with his wonderful 3 children.

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Jacqueline Ruiz
Administrative Assistant

Jacqueline has a passion for seeing people taken care of and made whole. For 7 years, Jacqueline worked as a patient care assistant at Temple University Hospital where she provided exceptional patient care for people in physical and emotional needs. After working at Temple, Jacqueline transitioned to work as an office manager for 7 years at a non-profit that provides housing stability for low-income families facing a housing crisis. PGM is Jacqueline’s first experience working for a Christian non-profit, and it has already been both a blessing and an eye-opening, faith-growing experience.

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Emily Davis
Event and Communications Manager

Emily has a passion for helping and empowering people. As a former program director of Utility Emergency Services Fund for the past 10 years, she is a strong, organized leader who brings a wealth of knowledge on successfully starting new programs. In her time there, she has provided people with financial assistance and educated them to solve their immediate needs and to help them be self-sustaining long term. Her experience will play an important role in coordinating events and contribute to the growth of Philadelphia Gospel Movement.

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Skip Galanes
Volunteer Finance Manager

Skip, now retired, had a business career dealing with commercial real estate finance as a consultant, lender, and investor. During the last 13 years, his practice focused on financing affordable housing. Before moving from Boston, Skip was a board member and volunteer for Emmanuel Gospel Center whose mission was to “Learn, Equip, and Connect” with Christian leaders from various backgrounds in addressing systemic problems in the Boston area. This EGC experience is very valuable in working with Philadelphia Gospel Movement in its start up phase.

 

Board of Directors

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Rev. Bob Oliver
Chair | Lead Pastor - New Covenant Church of Philadelphia
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Rev. Bob Oliver is the Lead Pastor of New Covenant Church of Philadelphia. Prior to 2018 he was President and CEO of Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, a global pharmaceutical business. In addition to executive leadership and ministry experience he has served on the following nonprofit and for-profit boards: Board Member for Israeli based pharma company, Medison ∙ PhD Board of Fellows of Eastern University∙ Board of Advisors of Saint Joseph’s University∙ Past Board Chairman of Eastern University Academy Charter School∙ Board Chairman of Otsuka, Canada∙ Independent Director and Executive Advisor of Hyalo Technologies of Philadelphia∙ Chairman of V ClinBio of Princeton, New Jersey∙ Executive Advisor to the Vice Chancellor of Rutgers University.

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Cindy Bergvall, CPA
Secretary | Director - Bee, Bergvall & Co
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Cindy Bergvall is a Director at Bee, Bergvall & Co. and its affiliate the Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management.   She and her husband have a daughter, son & daughter in law & grandson.  Together they serve the Youth Ministry at Trinity Community Church and are ministry representatives with International Students Inc.  

Cindy is a member of the C12 Group.  She is active with the Christian Business Womens Connection.  Cindy has served on the Board of Valley Christian School, CB Cares Educational Foundation, First Savings Charitable Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.  

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Wanda Novalés
Executive Pastor - CityReach Church
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Wanda Novales serves as the Executive Pastor at CityReach Church in Philadelphia. In this role, Wanda passionately leads alongside her husband and brings the message of hope and healing to the community. She is a talented leader who assembles and inspires high performing teams.

Previously she served as founding Principal and CEO at Pan American Academy Charter School. In this role, she developed and championed clear vision and strategy, established and managed all operations, focused on increased academic achievement and nurtured relationships with funding, policy and education reform communities. Wanda has vast experience in the education sector in both traditional and non-traditional public school systems.
She is a board member of Tacony Community Development Corporation, which is dedicated to the revitalization of the Tacony neighborhood of Philadelphia. She has served on the Esperanza Academy Charter School board and on the Advisory Board of Timoteo Sports.

Wanda is passionate about serving the city of Philadelphia with a message of hope and a spirit of excellence. 

 

Advisors

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Pastor Dwight Yoo

Senior Pastor  

Renewal Presbyterian Church

renewalchurch.org

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Dr. Rev. W. Wilson Goode, Sr.

Former Mayor of Philadelphia

President of Amachi

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Craig Sider
President & CEO, MOVEMENT.org
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Tim Doering
Vision and Networking Leader
Netzer
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Rev. Terry Davis

Lead Pastor

Christ Community Church

cccphila.org

 

Founders

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Glenn McDowell
 

City Pastor/Elder at

Liberti Riverwards

Church

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Dr. William Moore

 

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Rev. Wangui Mwangi

Pastor/Church Administrator at

New Covenant Church

of Philadelphia

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Pastor Mark Abrams
 

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Rev. Bonnie Camarda

 

Director of Partnerships

Southeaster PA & DE

The Salvation Army

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Apostle Jamie Centeno

 

Senior Pastor

In The Light

Ministries

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Jael Chambers

 

President of

Cultured Enuf

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Bishop Lawrence Chiles
 

Bishop/Church Administrator at

Koinonia Fellowship of Churches

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Coz Crosscombe

 

Director at

Common Grace

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Rev. Terry Davis

 

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Ruth Naomi Floyd

 

Vocalist, Composer, Educator

Frederick Douglass

Jazz Works

&

Cairn University

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Michael Gaskins

 

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Dr. Rev. W. Wilson Goode, Sr.

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Bishop Milton Grannum

 

Founding Pastor

New Covenant Church

of Philadelphia

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Rev. Kent Jacobs

 

Senior Pastor

Epic Church

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Dr. Sherry Jones

 

President of

Sonship Freedom

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Rev. Watson Jones III

 

Senior Pastor

Compassion Baptist Church, Chicago

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Bishop Eric Lambert, Jr.

 

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Carol Scott

 

Entrepreneur

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Don Spooner

 

Abritration/Mediation at

Christian Conflict Services

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Rev. Dwight Yoo