Pastor Demetrius Alexander Chester is a native of Saint Paul, Minnesota. He matriculated at St. Cloud State University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and a Master of Arts degree in Executive Leadership from Liberty University. He was saved at the tender age of 11 under the pastorate of Rev. Carl Walker and later acknowledged his call to the gospel ministry. He worked diligently in several positions in the church locally and nationally serving as Youth Pastor, District Youth President, and National Adjutant. He also serves a variety of civic capacities including board member of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, board member of Damascus Way Reentry Center and advisory board member of the Communication Studies Department at St. Cloud State University.
Pastor Chester’s faithfulness have propelled him to the forefront of both the business and religious community. Currently he is employed with the Target Corporation as a Senior Business Systems Analyst. He serves as Administrative Assistant to Bishop Fred Willis Washington and as the Senior Pastor of the New Covenant Church of God in Christ. He is married to the former Nyre Russell and together they are the parents of one daughter and reside in the city of Golden Valley.
Lady Nyre Nechelle Chester is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She matriculated at St. Cloud State University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a emphasis on Intercultural Communication. She was saved a young age and remained active in the church. Lady Chester has a heart for reaching and helping young women experience the love of God. She serves as leader of the Young Women’s Christian Council and assist in the Media Ministry.
Lady Chester’s secular career experience include nearly 10 years of front and back-office roles within the healthcare industry. She is employed with CVS Coram Corporate as a leader within their benefits verification department. Her kindness and gentle spirit is radiant and ministers to the hearts of people wherever she goes.
Board of Directors
Pastor Demetrius A. Chester, Chairman & Senior Pastor
Bishop Fred W. Washington, Founder/Senior Advisor
Deacon Erek Woods, Secretary
Supervisor Patricia A. Hayes, Treasurer
Evangelist Ora Brooks, Director
Board of Trustees
Deacon Foreman Stewart, Chairman
Evangelist Debra English
Mother Dorris Gilbert Lewis
District Missionary Mabalene Davis
Missionary Irenea Carroll
Brikti Woods, Church Secretary
Rachelle Drakeford, Operations Coordinator