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Dr. Antonio M. Alfred

 Dr. Antonio Marquez Alfred is a native of Ville Platte, Louisiana. After graduating from Ville Platte High School, he joined the United States Marine Corps and later moved to California in 1985.

He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems at California State University in Los Angeles and a Master of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. In 1989, he began working full time for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Dr. Alfred began his ministry in the area of youth counseling at the Second Baptist Church in Monrovia, California in 1995. While there, he served as a Co-Director of the Youth Action Bible Fellowship, Course Instructor of the Computer Ministry, Youth Counselor of the Youth Church, Sunday School Teacher of the Children’s Church, Tape Ministry Worker, and Associate-Clergy-Lyceum. He also counseled single adults and married couples.

In 2000, under Dr. Tyree Toliver, he joined St. John Missionary Baptist Church as an Associate Minister and became Director of the Biblical Counseling Ministry. Following the home going of Dr. Toliver, Dr. Alfred retired from NASA as Program Manager after 19 years and became Pastor of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in 2008.

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Dr. Alfred is a graduate of Trinity College and Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana, with a Masters of Arts Degree in Biblical Counseling as well as a PhD. He is a member of the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC), the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC), and he is devoted to providing quality, Christ focused, and Bible directed counseling to the body of Christ. He is also the author of “Focusing Your Fear” and “Pass It On” available for purchase at iTunes or
Dr. Alfred has been happily married to 

Shanderlynn Alfred

for more than 14 years and has been blessed with four lovely children – Alexis, Apollos, Anaiah, and Andrew.