55 Mansfield Ave. Roosevelt, N.Y. 11575 -ph. 516 513-0527- fax 516 513-0528

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Pastor James H. Byrd, a native of Long Island, New York, has been preaching the gospel since the age of 16. Pastor Byrd was employed by Verizon for 20 1/2 years and after much prayer, God released Pastor Byrd from Verizon to do full-time ministry in November of 2008. He is currently the Senior Pastor of The Love Fellowship Temple - The Kingdom Church located in Roosevelt, N.Y. Pastor Byrd loves to preach and teach them the word of God.

            Pastor Byrd was licensed to preach in 1990 under the leadership of the late Pastor Eula M. Evans. In 1995 Pastor Byrd joined the Love Fellowship Tabernacle under the leadership of Bishop Hezekiah Walker. In 1997 Pastor Byrd joined the Love Fellowship Bible institute and was faithful to his studies and graduated Salutatorian of his class. In 2002 Pastor Byrd was ordained Elder at the Love Fellowship Tabernacle. Pastor Byrd attended New Greater Bethel Bible institute from 2003-2004 and answered the call to start bible study on July 5, 2004 in Roosevelt N.Y. at Grace Mission Church. The prayer and bible study was so attractive that the mission was full each night and the people wanted more which pushed Pastor Byrd, after much prayer and consulting with his Pastor, to open early Sunday mornings at 8:00 am in September of 2004. After considering the needs of the people and receiving the release from his Pastor, Love Fellowship Temple was birthed and became a ministry. In May 2005 we moved into our first location and now had our own place of worship. 

            July 20, 2007 Pastor Byrd received his Doctor of Divinity degree from the International Theological Seminary of California. This accomplishment has been long awaited and he is very grateful to God for the things he has done. Pastor Byrd's vision is to grow leaders not members. Pastor Byrd is a man of prayer and fasting and at any given moment he will shut down from everything and consecrate himself for the next move of God.

            On June 30, 2013 Bishop Hezekiah X. Walker, Jr. presiding prelate of the Pentecostal Churches of Jesus Christ affirmed Pastor James H. Byrd as Overseer- Elect, a position of honor that was unexpected, but greatly appreciated. Pastor Byrd and the board of Love Fellowship Temple are presently in the planning stages of Love Fellowship Temple of Concord, North Carolina.