Apostle Henry B. Alexander, Ph. D., D. D., M. Div., B. Th., B.A. is the
Presiding Prelate and founder of the Shield of Faith Fellowship of
Churches, International, Inc. and the pastor and founder of the Shield of
Faith Christian Center of Pomona., California.
Our pastor started Shield of Faith Christian Center as Bethany Community Church of Pomona in April of 1981, and has served it continuously for the thirty-one years of its existence. The local Pomona congregation has grown to a committed membership of more than 1,000. In order to meet the practical needs of the community, in 2009 Apostle Alexander completed a $23,000,000 Intergenerational Affordable Housing Development of some 90 units for low-income seniors and families in the city of Pomona through the Shield of Faith Economic Development Corporation.
Apostle Alexander first came to saving Christian faith in 1959 under the ministry of Bishop James A.
Johnson at Bethesda Temple Church in St. Louis, Missouri and
mentored in ministry under the late Bishop Robert W. McMurray at
Bethany Community Church of Los Angeles. His ministry was
ultimately shaped under the pastorate of his father, Elder Arling M.
Alexander. He was first ordained as an elder in the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World in March 1981. Dr. Alexander is married to
his wife of forty plus years, Dr. Marty Alexander who is also an
ordained pastor. They are the parents of two adult children several adult children.
Called to serve as a father to the Body of Christ and a mentor to young pastors and churches in the United States and around the world, Apostle Alexander is keenly aware of the restoration work that God is doing in bringing the church back to its biblical foundations. Because of this, Dr. Alexander established the fellowship of churches in 1994 and has traveled the world, especially through Europe and Africa, bringing doctrinal restoration and unity to the Body of Christ. The anointing on his life enables pastors to make changes in their churches, bringing many to a more biblically-sound foundation for the doctrines and practices of their congregations. More than a thousand pastors have been drawn to the call of God upon his life and God is mightily at work within the Shield of Faith Fellowship worldwide. Apostle Alexander is the author of three powerful books, a doctrinal study entitled, Restoration of the New Testament Church, Strength for the Journey, a 31-day devotional book, and The Gift of Conscience, an exploration of how the human conscience operates in conjunction with the Holy Spirit.