Dr. Joshua Beckley
Six months after becoming a Christian at the age of 16, Joshua Beckley
call to preach at 18 years of age, he
later became licensed in 1976, and began to follow God's will for his
Leaving home in October 1977 for California, he
left by faith, not knowing where he
would stay or whom he
left because God had called him.
was ordained in 1980.
His education extends to a Doctorate in Ministry from The Centre for the Study of Biblical Research, a Masters in Divinity from the International School of Theology and a B.A. in Music Education.
Before attending Golden Gate Theological Seminary, Pastor Beckley spent many years and many hours in self-education, learning the Greek and Hebrew languages, the disciplines of Hermeneutics, Homiletics and Exegeses.
has developed an extensive library of Biblical resources.
has served in full-time Christian work since 1977.
He has worked with Dr. E. V. Hill at the World Christian Training Center as the Assistant Director of Activities in charge of High School Ministries.
In less than one year he
had Bible studies at eight of the inner city high school campuses which included Dorsey, Locke, Manual Arts, Los Angeles High, Crenshaw and Morningside.
In 1979 he
came on staff at then First Baptist Church of Fontana, which is now Loveland Church
served there for twelve years as Youth Pastor, Elder, National Youth Director for Harambee, Pastor of Visitation, Executive Pastor of Discipleship Ministries
, and Executive Pastor of Counseling.
Over the years he
wrote extensive articles for youth magazines such as Group.
also wrote the first step booklet of the Three Steps to Christian Maturity Discipleship program at Loveland, and taught Step One, Wednesday night Bible Study and periodically preached on Sundays.
In 1991, the Lord gave Pastor Beckley
a vision of Picking up the Broken Pieces in the lives of Believers from which our current ministry was born.
Pastor Beckley is presently the senior pastor of Ecclesia Christian Fellowship and has been the pastor since its beginning.
current ministry as in past ministries, Pastor Beckley
is concerned about the well being of people from all walks of life.
life to spreading the Gospel of Christ to all he
membership to live a life which exemplifies Christ and shows forth the love which only comes from Christ.
has received numerous awards and recognitions for his
service to the Lord Jesus Christ.
His present extra-ministry responsibilities are: Co-founder of the Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches (I.E.C.A.A.C.), sits on the Board of Trustees for the Christian Community College in Redlands, he is a member of the Alliance for Education; a member of the Century Club of San Bernardino City Schools, a board member of the Community Action Partnership, a board member of Ecclesia's Economic and Community Development Collaboration (EECDC), a board member of Priscilla's Helping Hands, a board member of Affordable Housing Solutions of San Bernardino (AHS), a board member of New Creations Church in Beaumont, and an adivisory board member of Citys Church of Hawaii.
Lynda Beckley is the wife of Joshua Beckley, the pastor of Ecclesia Christian Fellowship.
tutelage under Dr. Joshua Beckley
maintenance and construction experience, his
heart for people, and his
simple approach to preaching and teaching helped Ecclesia grow to new heights.
In 2013, Dr. Beckley
commissioned Harvie as site pastor of Ecclesia's first satellite church.
Responsibilites: Staff supervision and assistant to Pastor Beckley.
Dr. Joshua Beckley, Senior Pastor