About Us

We empower believers to use the Word of God to prosper in every area of life: spiritually, physically, emotionally, economically,  & relationally.


Senior Pastor


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 ChurchStrength 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.


 

Apostle Henry B. & Dr. Marty Alexander

Who We Are

“A Praying Church”

Shield of Faith is a praying people! We are a church that has been called by God to intercede for our nation and our world. We have established 100 Prayer Chapters dedicated to praying in the Kingdom of God!


“The Official Church of West Pomona”

Shield of Faith functions as The Official Church of West Pomona because we are committed to touch the lives of our community by meeting the practical needs of the families in West Pomona with a special emphasis on youth.


“Church You Can Feel”

Shield of Faith is a church where the volume is “turned up”! Our passion for God is expressed through fervent preaching and heartfelt, exuberant worship. As a result, Shield of Faith is a church you can feel the love of God, the liberty of God, the power of God and the presence of God!  


“The Education Church”

Shield of Faith is “The Education Church” because we are committed to promoting academic excellence and lifelong learning, working largely through our Christian Education and Youth/Young Adult Departments. We actively work to ensure that our students are prepared to successfully navigate the path of education from grade school to university.
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“The Mother Church”

Shield of Faith is the Headquarters Church of a Worldwide Movement of Apostolic Restoration that touches every continent of the world.

Mission Statement

Shield of Faith Christian   Center exists to empower believers by instilling in them a biblically-sound worldview, and by teaching them to fight the good “faith fight” that will enrich their lives and bring to pass God’s will for their spiritual, physical, emotional and material prosperity. Our mission is the empowerment of believers at Shield of Faith!


The statement above is a summary of the essential concerns that give rise to our total ministry expression as a church family. Shield of Faith is therefore a place of learning and empowerment, where individuals are taught and trained in the techniques and ideas of scripture that prepare them to win in life over the diverse attacks of the enemy. It will be our ongoing plan to disciple our members in a way that will cause them to be spiritually fruitful and victorious and that will assist them in reproducing themselves by living attractive, victorious lives that will glorify God and attract men and women to His Kingdom.


Our church will operate consistently on an ¬empowerment model in which our focus is on preparing our congregants to overcome the institutionalized and relentless attacks of satan by mastering the principles of faith and applying them rigorously to daily living. Because Jesus came to bring a fulfilling and successful life to those who follow Him, we will strive to show the saints in practical and spiritual terms how to fight and win over the powers of darkness.


We are a church focused on prayer and education in both natural and spiritual realms. Faithful members of our church family will be strong in faith, fully aware of their rights in Christ Jesus and successful in life, living lives that demonstrate the rule of God rather than the oppression of satan.