Senior Pastor, The Faith Center Ministries – Sunrise, Florida
An anointed and gifted minister, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and best-selling author, Henry B. Fernandez is driven by a God-given mandate to teach faith and show God’s people how to exercise their faith to prosper and live victorious. As senior pastor of The Faith Center Ministries in Sunrise, Florida, a thriving, multi-racial congregation of nearly 10,000 members, Fernandez cuts through denominational, cultural and economic barriers with a prophetic message of hope as he encourages people with the truth that it is God’s will for everyone to enjoy the abundant, successful life God has promised.
An ordained minister of 25 years, Fernandez began his “faith journey” in 1985 when he answered the call of God on his life and moved from Brooklyn, N.Y. to southern Florida. Six years later in 1991, along with his wife, Carol, Fernandez founded the Plantation Worship Center with only 11 members and began holding services in a local elementary school cafeteria. As the congregation grew, the need for more space became evident, and in 2002 the church purchased the former Sunrise Musical Theater in Sunrise, Florida. Acknowledging his call to empower people to live a lifestyle of faith everyday, and embracing its mission of “Reaching the World for Jesus,” the ministry soon changed its name to The Faith Center Ministries and embarked on a worldwide outreach.
Prior to entering the ministry, Fernandez had enjoyed a successful career in the travel industry. He also developed his business and financial acumen while spending time in the corporate arena—skills he now applies when teaching Bible principles regarding finances to the Body of Christ. In 1996, Fernandez founded and became president and CEO of Henry Fernandez Ministries. He also serves as chancellor of the University of Fort Lauderdale, a non-denominational Christian school that is fully approved by the Commission for Independent Education and fully accredited by Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS). The university, which was established in 1995 and is located in Fort Lauderdale, offers degrees at the associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels.
The author of 12 books, including his newest release titled, Faith, Family & Finances, Fernandez travels extensively as a guest speaker, and frequently appears on television networks around the world, ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is also producer and host of his own weekly TV program, Lifestyle of Faith, which airs on the Word, Inspirational (International) and Trinity Broadcasting networks. With a desire to exercise the gifts and talents God has given him, and in an effort to help equip young people to discover their God-given purpose, Fernandez has recently embarked on a new adventure that involves play-writing and producing.
He is president of ZoeStream Productions, Zoestream Network and Zoestream Publishing. Henry Fernandez resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL. with his wife, Carol Fernandez, as co-pastor of The Faith Center and they are the parents of two sons, Seion-Zane and Elijah-Zane.