Senior Pastor Naida M. Parson, PhD
Reverend Dr. Naida M. Parson, Senior Pastor of New Antioch Christian Fellowship is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Black Studies from the University of California, Riverside. She has also earned a Master of Arts Degree in African-American Studies with emphasis in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles as well as a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. In addition to pastoring two church sites, she is the covering shepherd of the Fellowship of Independent Churches and Ministries.
Dr. Parson is active in the community as a motivational speaker, worship instructor, writer and mentor. Her God-given task is to open her heart, her experience, and the Holy Word of God to teach this generation what it is to know, to love, and to serve God.
Associate Pastor Sonya Cheltenham (Retired)
Author, teacher, pastor, marriage counselor, mentor and conference speaker, Sonya Cheltenham is fast becoming one of the most sought after speakers of our time. Driven by a heart filled with compassion, she empowers others to reach their full potential in every aspect of life.
Pastor C, as she is fondly known, inspires people to move beyond life's obstacles into the victorious life God has predestined for them. She has served in ministry for over 30 years. She has mentored, spoken and inspired countless men and women throughout the United States, Israel, Turkey and Greece. Sonya Cheltenham has achieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work and a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management. She is owner of a consulting firm, which offers services to businesses, corporations and churches interested in start-up to reorganization/revitalization. She is the Chancellor and Founder of Petra Nia Training Institute which is designed to train and equip the next generation of Servant Leaders, versed in God's Word and who are passionately moving strategically forward.
Associate Regina K. Rhodes
Dr. Regina K. Rhodes was born in Topeka, Kansas and her family traveled extensively with her father who was in the United States Air Force. Dr. Rhodes moved to Las Vegas, Nevada as a teenager where she has remained for the past 40+ years.
She completed her undergraduate studies in Social Work and graduated from Arizona State University in 2000. Dr. Rhodes later finished her Masters of Social Work from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Administration) in 2008. In November 2011 Dr. Rhodes started a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency Diversified Community Services, CDC Family Empowerment Services.
In March 2006 God birthed RK Rhodes, “Transformed for Destiny International Ministries”. She was commissioned to take the word of God outside the borders of the United States, facilitate missions, build wells, technical schools and facilitate medical missions. Dr. Rhodes also hosts annual leadership conferences and revivals in Ghana and Cape Coast Africa and has ministered in Belize.
In 2014 she received her honorary title of Doctor of Ministry from Kingdom Bible College and Seminary for recognition of life experience and many years of ministerial service. Dr. Rhodes' mission in life is to present a life of sanctification, dedication and faithfulness to God.
Pastor Ericka Severs
Pastor Ericka Severs is a founding member of New Antioch Christian Fellowship where she serves as Assistant Pastor over Worship. She oversees the weekend worship service and all volunteers involved including music, media, sanctuary attendants, safety and the sacraments.
Pastor Kevin Madden
Pastor Kevin Madden is the Assistant Pastor over couples and men's community group ministries. He also serves as a lead preaching/teaching pastor.
Pastor Tara Trass
Tara Trass is the Executive Director of Fine Arts at New Antioch Christian Fellowship, Dean of The Kingdom Academy at the Central Campus and Assistant Pastor over Ministry Development. Pastor Tara has a passion for creativity and the arts. A published author, she has written and produced several plays and skits for the ministry as well as numerous poems and monologues for various programs in the church and in the community. As Lead Minister, Pastor Tara is responsible for coordinating MIT services for ministers and ministers-in-training as well as overseeing minister and servant leader trainings. For over 20 years, Pastor Tara has worked in the human services field for the State of Nevada and Clark County. She is committed to the call of meeting the physical, mental and spiritual needs of society.
Pastor Joyce McDonnell
Pastor Joyce McDonnell, is a founding member of New Antioch Christian Fellowship. She supervises Kids Count Children's Ministry
Pastor Tiffany Trass
Tiffany Trass is the Assistant Pastor over Fellowship and Discipleship. She holds a Bachelors of English and Masters in Business Administration from Indiana State University and currently works as a consultant for higher education. Tiffany has been active at NACF for over 10 years and has a heart and love for people and believes wholeheartedly in loving God, loving people, and helping them to grow in Christ. Tiffany supervises the Connection arm of the church that oversees the annual fellowship events as well as ministries, such as New Members/Salvation & Bereavement, that allow people to get connected, grow in God, and find their purpose.
Pastor Gayla Gaines
Gayla Gaines is an Assistant Pastor of New Antioch. She holds an Associate’s of General Studies degree from Community College of Southern Nevada, a Bachelor’s of Science in Workforce Education and Development. A Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Adult Learning Theories Workforce Learning and Performance from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Currently she is 3rd grade teacher. She is an avid reader and lover of education. She is the former Chief Academics Advisor of Petra Nia Training Institute. She has over 14 years in ministry as a Christian educator, workshop presenter and curriculum writer. Her mission is to develop, educate and train leaders.
Pastor Lisa Majett
Lisa Majett is the Assistant Pastor over the Youth Department "Revolution". Which encompasses middle and high school students. She served in the United States Air Force for 22 years and retired as a Master Sergeant. While serving her country she obtained her Associates Degree in Information Management. She is a bona fide worshipper who believes it is just her reasonable service to give God her very best. She has been a faithful member of New Antioch for 14 years. She has served as the Director of the Women’s Department, Prison Ministry and Audio/Visual Media Ministry. She has served as a teacher of Kid’s Count, volunteered as a Greeter and Safety Team. She has also been a part of the Praise and Worship Team and is a current Member of the Trustee Board.
Servant Leader Ralph Moore
Ralph Moore is the Chief Financial Officer he oversees the company finances, including planning, management of financial risks, recordkeeping, and financial reporting.
Servant Leader Venus Glass
Venus Glass is the New Member and Newly Saved Coordinator at New Antioch Christian Fellowship. She implements and facilitates welcome processes that helps people new to the congregation connect with the ministry and ministry leaders so they can begin their journey to grow spiritually in Christ Jesus. Currently Venus is pursuing a Doctor of Education Degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education. She currently works as an adjunct Biology Professor at College of Southern Nevada and has served in the ministry for 12 years.
Servant Leader Shannon Ashford
Shannon Ashford is the Office Manager of New Antioch Christian Fellowship. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Children and Family from the University of Phoenix. Shannon retired from Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, California in 2015 after 23 years of service. She currently gives back to her community as a Treatment Foster Parent to higher level of care for teen boys. Shannon is a co-founder of her home church in California where she served 23 years in ministry as an evangelist, teacher, church administrator, Sunday school secretary, choir member, overseer of the youth department, board of trustee and executive board member. She has a passion to assist with the development of God’s kingdom.