Our Shepherd Apostle Eric Townsend
Our Shepherd Apostle Townsend is the Visionary of The Nation Of Judah Church. He is a Husband, a Father of 2, and has Fathered many Sons and Daughters in the Ministry of Christ. The Apostle shows genuine love for all of God’s people, and people are drawn to it..
Apostle Townsend has served diligently in ministry since his childhood serving and training under some of the most influential Pastors in Ministry. His humble and simplistic style of teaching allows believers at all levels to understand the Word of God, and apply it to daily living. The Apostle trains and develops disciples, to send them out on Missions, to win souls for the Kingdom of God, empowering and equipping all those who will, to fulfill the Great Commission.
Apostle Townsend accepted his call to to the Ministry of Yahshua in 1974 and began the process to be licensed. By 1977 he was Licensed and went into extensive Training in preparation and work to be Ordained in the Ministry of Yahshua.
After his nesting period and training was completed, the Apostle was Ordained in 1978 by Bishop David B. Boughan of Christ Temple in Los Angeles, Ca, Apostle Townsend served as a Youth Ministry Leader teaching the Young people in the church. A few years later After the death of Bishop Boughan,
Apostle Townsend then served as an Associate Minister under the expert tutelage of Pastor Emeritus Joe Gates at Southern Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, Ca. 4 years.
Apostle Townsend then served as the Assistant Pastor under the Late Bishop Dr. Kenneth Lamar Green at Messiah Missionary Baptist Church in South Central Los Angeles, Ca. for over 5 years, expanding his knowledge and education in the Ministry of Yahshua.
Apostle Townsend then Founded and planted several Churches and released them to newly trained Pastors over the following years.
Apostle Townsend served on the Ministers Board at Calvary Church F. A. Davis Senior Pastor.
After 39 years in the ministry, God called him into the Apostleship giving him the Apostolic Mantle, and a New Mission. The Apostle is now teaching the Gospel to a Global audience, through Revivals Across the Country, Social Media, mentoring, training and releasing Ministers and Disciples, to carry out the Great Commission commanded by Yahshua (Jesus) through his Ministry Without Walls.
Apostle Townsend through the unction of the Holy Spirit was called to form Harvest Of Faith Gospel Church Ministries International, and Harvest Of Faith Apostolic Covenant of Churches and Ministries, International. As the Senior Pastor Enteritis, he is now embarking on his Newest Holy Spirit mandated assignment, to Build A Community, and a Nation of Kingdom Believers Worldwide through The Nation Of Judah Church and it's Integrated Auxiliaries.
Apostle Townsend is an outside of the box thinker, and is not, nor will not be bound by the traditions of man or bought to sell out the Gospel, in any form or fashion. God is Always first and Jesus is the Chief Cornerstone in this Church and over his life.
Apostle Townsend believes in the transformation power of the Holy Spirit, and with God’s anointing in the Apostles ministry, the people can experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit’s power through redemption, restoration, revelation, demonstration and exhortation, believing that each believer commits their life to Yahshua (Jesus) and is given one or more of the 9 Manifestations of the Spirit according to 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 and will enjoy the Fruits of the Spirit according to Galatians 5:22-23
Apostle Townsend's ministry is based on the scripture; “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: 1 Peter 2:9 and “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Matthew 28;19; as this ministry is deep into Global Outreach.
Apostle Townsend is committed to winning souls for Yahshua (Jesus) and uses the method of teaching to provide God’s divine Word, to address important matters to salvation and human existence for practical application.
The Apostles focus is always to Glorify the Father in Heaven in the Name that is above all names Yahshua Hamashiach (Jesus the Messiah), and not Himself.
Apostle Townsend is also a gifted Web Designer, who owns and operates his own Web Hosting Company and Telecommunications Company serving Churches Non Profits, Businesses, and Corporations,
The Apostle is also an accomplished Customer Service Trainer, and Resolution Specialist, and Business Consultant, but all ways remembers who he is in Yahshua , to stay rooted, grounded and humble.
Finally, Our Shepherd Apostle Townsend served on the Los Angeles Police Department Clergy Council, Haven House Battered Women’s Shelter Clergy, West Angeles Hospital Clergy, and provides private counseling to a Law Enforcement Officers, Agents, Fire Fighters, Active Military, Veterans, individuals and Families.
The Apostle attended Reed Bible College, is a Certified Chaplain, Pastoral Counselor, Biblical Counseling Trainer V, Conflict Resolution Specialist, and currently wait on his Certification for the CCAPP Registered Drug and Alcohol Technician I (RDAT I).
in 2014 The Apostle received an Honoris Causa Doctorate Of Ministry for his years of Meritorious service in Ministry and the Community, from Worldwide Drug and Alcohol Ministry Fellowship Inc.
The Apostle currently Serves as our Shepherd and Senior Pastor of this Church and the Officiate Apostle at The Nation Of Judah Covenant Of Churches and Ministries, in Utah.