The Board of Directors of the National Black Fellowship of the Assemblies of God consists of the Executive Officers and the Regional Directors. This team is made up of some tremendous servants who are passionate about providing strong leadership skills and casting vision for this great fellowship. One of our team motto’s are,“What could we accomplish for the kingdom, if we didn’t care who got the credit, as long as God gets the glory?”
Walter F. Harvey is the Senior Pastor of Parklawn Assembly of God since 1992. He is the Chief Apostle and Presiding Bishop of the Outpouring Ministry Network Group, and the convener of the Milwaukee Declaration Pastors Group.
A visionary leader, he was the founder of Parklawn Christian Leadership Academy in 1998, and at its peak, the school educated up to 210 students in K4-8 grade. In 2008, he led Parklawn in the completion of a new 40,000 square foot building addition at an estimated cost of $5 million dollars. The facility now hosts a music and fine arts wing, a café, children’s ministry, conference area and the accredited School of Urban Ministry and Theological Seminary.
Bishop Harvey is a graduate of Marquette University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts (Major: Psychology and Minor in Counseling). He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and serves on a statewide and national level as a General Presbyter and the President of the National Black Fellowship of the Assemblies of God and serving pastors and churches in a governance and spiritual advisory role.
Bishop Harvey is a published author and builds the greater Milwaukee community and Christian community by serving on numerous boards. He is the President of Walter Harvey Ministries, Inc., an international media communications and consulting firm. Bishop Harvey is noted for his humorous, practical yet powerful teaching and preaching style.
Bishop Harvey is highly respected for his integrity and kingdom approach in the region and nation. He has traveled to numerous countries to plant and encourage churches, train and develop Christian workers and pastors and to do humanitarian work: the countries include Japan, Columbia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland and Uganda. He is a son of the city of Milwaukee is passionate about community engagement, economic flourishing and biblical justice.
He is the devoted husband of Lady Judy Harvey, the proud father of one son, Nicholas and grandfather of Autumn Marie Harvey.
Contact Pastor Harvey:
3725 North Sherman Boulevard
Milwaukee, WI 53216
Vice President & Executive Treasure
Bishop Darnell Keith Williams Sr. has been blessed to serve the kingdom for over 30 years. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God.
His leadership responsibilities have been demonstrated in church planting, church revitalizing, serving as a Sectional Presbyter. In 2014 he was elected as District Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the International Ministry Network, an Assemblies of God District.
Nationally, he served as Treasurer (2013-2018); and currently as Vice President of the Assemblies of God National Black Fellowship; and General Presbyter of the Assemblies of God (by virtue of office).
Bishop Darnell is the lead pastor of New Life Church International a multi-ethnic ministry located in Lima, Ohio.
Educationally, he has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Bible, a Masters in Management and is currently a completing Doctor of Ministry degree at The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
He has ministered in North America, England, Africa, and various Caribbean nations.
Williams was consecrated as a Bishop and Overseer of New Life Network in 2011 under the leadership of his spiritual father, Bishop Burton Ross.
He serves on the Board of Trustees at Evangel University and the foundation board of Rhodes State College.
He has served as an adjunct lecturer at the West Indies School of Theology, Trinidad, West Indies.
Williams is a preacher, teacher, conference speaker, and facilitator.
He is happily married to Kim Charlene Williams for 25 years and they have one son, in college, Darnell Adrian, Jr.
Contact Bishop Darnell K. Williams, Sr.
BA, MAMT, D. Min (Candidate)
Lead Pastor – New Life Church INTL.
Rev. Darrell John Geddes has been involved in active ministry of one type or another for the past thirty four years of his life. In 1980 after graduating from North Central Bible College Darrell and his wife Edna took the position of Youth Pastors at Southside Tabernacle on the south side of Chicago.
After three years Youth Pastoring, Pastor Geddes and his wife moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where they pioneered Solid Rock Assembly of God from 1983 to 1986. In 1986 they returned to the city of Chicago where they served for five years as the senior associates at Southside Worship Center under the leadership of Rev. Spencer Jones.
In 1991 they move to Minneapolis Minnesota where the joined the faculty of North Central University developing the Urban Ministries Major and the accompanying curriculum. After nine years of successful ministry at NCU Darrell accepted the position of Executive Director for the Urban Leadership Academy (2000) a senior high school program that focused on leadership development and service learning.
While serving as the Executive Director for the Urban Leadership Academy Darrell accepted the senior pastor’s position at Christ Church International. Rev. Geddes and his wife Dr. Edna Geddes have been pastoring Christ Church International for the last 12 years where they challenge the congregants to ‘touch their community one family one life at a time.
Contact Rev. Darrell John Geddes
Christ Church International
3015 13th Avenue
South Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 722-6687 (church)
The National Black Fellowship of the Assemblies of God is divided into the following five regions to best serve our fellowship:
Central Districts/States comprising the Central Region: Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Eastern Districts/States comprising the Eastern Region: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina,Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia
Southern Districts/States comprising the Southern Region: Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, South Texas, Louisiana & Mississippi
Southwest Districts/States comprising the Southwestern Region: Arizona, New Mexico, North Texas, Southern California, West Texas
Northwestern Districts/States comprising the Northwestern Region:Hawaii, Nevada, North California, Oregon, Washington