Sherman Gordon Ministries, INC
Dr. Sherman A. Gordon is the founding, Senior Pastor of the Family of Faith Christian Center (F.O.F.C.C.) located at 345 E. Carson Street, Long Beach, CA 90807. On November 7, 2010 he stepped out on Faith and organized the F.O.F.C.C. family and since its inception it has grown by leaps and bounds. Dr. Gordon was the former Pastor and Founder of the New Philadelphia A.M.E. Church located in Rancho Dominguez, California. Under his dynamic leadership, New Philadelphia grew exponentially and became one of the fastest growing churches nationally. New Philadelphia , established in 1997, boasted over 2500 members and 35 active ministries. The church first worshipped in the Carson Community Center and later moved into a converted warehouse in Carson. Under Dr. Gordon’s leadership on February 5, 2004, Nu Philly walked into their newly purchased church home, a 64,500 sq. ft. campus on 4.4 acres in Rancho Dominguez, CA.
This young, powerful Pastor, Preacher, Teacher, and Leader is able to build bridges and reach across generations, gender, race, culture and ethnicity that changes, rebuilds and restores lives. Parents and youth in search of partnerships instead of persecution, guidance instead of guilt, and opportunity instead of opposition often join after just one visit. According to Pastor Gordon, people frequent Family of Faith Christian Center in multitude because they “feel the warmth and love upon entering the church doors”. The church stresses “kinship over membership”. Pastor Gordon maintains that members are not joining the church – they are joining the family.
At 39 years old, Sherman A. Gordon, D. Min. has achieved much. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Pre Law/Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara, a Masters of Arts in Religion from the School of Theology at Claremont in Claremont, California, a Masters of Education from the University of Phoenix and his doctoral degree (D.Min) from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio Dr. Gordon is an Educational Instructor at the University of Phoenix and is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Gordon is the host of two weekly radio programs featured on KJLH (102.3 FM); Walking By Faith (Sundays at 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.).
Dr. Gordon was recognized in The African American Pulpit as one of the ‘20 to Watch’. Ebony Magazine refers to Dr. Gordon as one of the ‘Young Leaders of the Future’. His Biblical knowledge has afforded him the opportunity to be a guest lecturer at the Robert Schuller School of Ministry at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove CA. and a workshop leader at the Robert H. Schuller Institute of Successful Church Leadership. Dr. Gordon recently traveled with the A.M.E. Church Freedom Bus to New Orleans Louisiana to aid and comfort victims of Hurricane Katrina. He recently returned to Gulfport, Mississippi for the second time to assist in rebuilding homes for the hurricane victims.
Dr. Sherman A. Gordon founded Sherman Gordon Ministries in 2004. It is the goal of Sherman Gordon Ministries, Inc. to "Teach with Clarity, Preach with Simplicity, and Give with Charity." The ministry works continuously toward this goal through mentoring and molding young minds, educational workshops, exemplifying moral leadership, ministering the gospel, and being actively involved in community awareness.
Many lives are touched by the life changing, inspirational, uplifting, saving, and spirit-filled message of the Gospel. Dr. Gordon is the proud father of one daughter, Exodus Niaa and one son, Eden Hill.