Reverend Michel Faulkner Returns to Speak at BOLD Ministry - New York City’s Business Professional’s Marketplace Meeting

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Michel Faulkner was one of BOLD's original marketplace speakers

Reverend Michel Faulkner will return as a guest speaker for BOLD Ministry on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at 12:45 p.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Church on Park Avenue and 50th Street. Reverend Faulkner, an early BOLD regular preacher, was among New York’s most prominent pastors, including Rev. Timothy Keller (a founding member of BOLD), Rev. William Tully of St. Bart’s, and Rev. Gordon McDonald.

Reverend Faulkner, born in Baltimore, found his career path eventually led him to New York City. Voted an All-American at Virginia Tech, while obtaining a B.A. in communications and sociology, Michel played in 1981 for the New York Jets.

His life was dramatically impacted during that seminal year playing defensive back for the New York Jets. Instead of moving toward a lifestyle of celebrity and excess, he lived in the Bronx with a family whose head was a pastor of a house church and ran a drug rehab center. Michel was determined to acquire the skills and tools necessary to be able to impact his ‘call.’ He returned to Virginia Tech and graduated with a Master’s degree in education and career counseling.

While working first as the assistant pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, where he was ordained in 1991, and later as pastor of Central Baptist Church, Michel regularly spoke at BOLD. Michel always has sought to make a difference in New York City through involvement with Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s Task Force on Police Community Relations, as Commissioner of the City Charter Review Initiative, as co-chairman for the New York City Board of Education’s HIV/AIDS Task Force, and as Vice President for Community Government Relations at King’s College, to mention a few.

In addition to his recent campaign for the 15th Congressional District, he is the founder and senior pastor for New Horizon Church of New York in Harlem. New Horizon Church is a Christ-centered community that is empowering a new generation of leaders.

Today, BOLD is a marketplace forum dedicated to the proclamation of and demonstration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. BOLD currently sponsors a number of outreaches to the New York City marketplace professional, which include a midtown midweek meeting every Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. at St. Bart’s Church (a prayer and share meeting to the members of the stock exchange) and a Wednesday morning Bible study to the financial district. For more information about BOLD, please visit our website: or call 212-842-1052.

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