Nathan R. Byrd, Board Member of Jesus' Economy

Nathan has been in ministry for over 30 years. He has spent 18 of those years as an evangelist and 15 years as the Senior Pastor of The Worship Center of St. Albans. As a native of New York, he presently leads The Worship Center – NYC, which focuses on serving church leaders and serious Christians.

At the age of 14, Nathan began attending the People’s Baptist Church where his brother, Rev. Daniel H. Byrd started his pastoral ministry. At People’s Baptist Church, Nathan served in a variety of capacities from custodian to minister. Once licensed to the gospel ministry in 1979, he served as an evangelist and assistant minister to his brother Daniel.

In 1986, Nathan was ordained in the Baptist denomination and in 1988, he formed, “Jesus Makes the Difference Crusade Ministry” (JMDCM) and began holding evangelistic meetings throughout the New York City area. JMDCM was instrumental in leading hundreds of people to Christ over a seven-year period. The ministry also launched several young adults into gospel ministry. In addition, JMDCM brought together over 25 churches across denominational lines for a weeklong Harlem crusade in 1991. In 2005, he launched “The Issachar Gathering,” dedicated to asking the church “What now?” and “What next?” And in 2012, Nathan started offering a monthly service dedicated to helping Christian leaders.

Nathan is the author of three books: The Future of Worship, For These Reasons Shall a Man Leave his Father and Mother and Cleave to his Wife, and From the Desk of the Pastor (forthcoming). He is also the author of the Biblical Economics Seminars. In addition, he is a former professor of the Bethel Bible Institute (Jamaica, NY) and The Manhattan Bible Institute. Prior, he was employed from 1979–1999 in finance on Wall Street in various brokerages and banking firms.

Nathan presently travels internationally preaching and facilitating leadership and ministry conferences throughout the world. He has ministered in the Caribbean, Canada, Great Britain, South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, India, Colombia, and Mexico. His ministry also supports orphanages in India and Thailand.

You can find Nathan online here.