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Pastor Joyce A. Harper

Pastor Joyce A. Harper

“I WILL BLESS THE Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth”

Pastor Joyce A. Harper is an anointed woman of God who entered the gospel ministry more than twenty-five years ago.She was married to Bishop Corneal Harper, Sr., of New Beginnings Full Gospel Church of Chicago, where she serves as Administrator and Pastor. She is the mother of three adult children, the grandmother of eleven and the great grandmother of four.Pastor Joyce has ministered at Retreats, Seminars, Workshops and Women’s Day Services throughout the country. She is dedicated to ministering to lost humanity and to the Body of Christ. She has a unique ministry to “Women”.Her personal theme is “The Word Works” and the logo of her ministry is the Butterfly which symbolizes the spiritual/natural metamorphosis women must go through to become what God wants them to be. Pastor Joyce has a dynamic testimony and anointing to minister to women in this process as she proclaims you are a “Woman of Destiny”. She knows and teaches that as we magnify the Lord together we can become people of Excellence.Pastor Joyce retired her role as pastor on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

Late Bishop Corneal Harper, Sr.

Late Bishop Corneal Harper, Sr.

The late Bishop Corneal Harper, Sr. was an anointed man of God who had been in the ministry for over 40 years. In 1955 he married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Ann Richardson. They now had three adult children, Karen Diane, Corneal Jr., and Carol Jean. On July 3, 2011, Corneal and Joyce were married for 56 years.

Corneal was called to preach in the 1960’s and occupied the office of Assistant Pastor. Before accepting his call to ministry, he worked in every conceivable position a man could hold in the church, no matter how lowly or how much of his time it took. He truly had a servant’s heart.

In 1996 he joyfully organized and became Pastor of New Beginnings Full Gospel Church of Chicago. On Friday, May 28, 2010, Pastor Harper was elevated to the level of Bishop.

He was a kind and gentle man who loved his family and his church membership. Many have been blessed by his obvious generosity. He helped scores of people to get employment. He was willing to help anyone in need. He was called “PaPa” by many of the young men in the church, as well as his eleven grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

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