John W. McNeill
John W. McNeill, son of the late John Evans and Alice McNeill was born on May 3, 1948 in Lillington, North Carolina. In 1968, he married Arline London, a native of North Carolina and through this union they were blessed with four boys and one girl. Later in that year he was drafted into the United States Army.
He served his time and received an honorable discharge. In 1973, he received his calling into the ministry. He was later ordained in 1975. Rev. McNeill evangelized for three years and later received his first pastorate at McKoy’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Coats, North Carolina.
His second pastorate was at St. Augusta Reformed Free Will Baptist Church in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina from November of 1983 until December of 1995. During this time he was elected the Vice Bishop of the Reformed Free Will Baptist Conference and under his dynamic and creative leadership, these two churches were tremendously blessed by God. The call of God then became loud and very clear. God placed upon his heart to start a new church for a new century with a new breed of believers. January 14, 1996, his 28th anniversary, marked the beginning era for the New Breed Christian Center.
Rev. McNeill graduated from Shawtown High School in 1976. Only by the grace of God, he was able to attend Shaw Divinity School each summer while preaching, teaching, and studying the Word cooperatively, at Heritage Bible College. He received an Associate’s Degree in Christian Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible Theology from Heritage Bible College in Dunn, North Carolina, May 5, 1990. On August 29, 2010 Rev. McNeill was consecrated to the office of Bishop and Presiding Prelate of the Agape Fellowship Ministries, an association of nondenominational churches. Through the Agape Fellowship, Bishop McNeill mentors and trains younger pastors and helps to prepare men and women for service and missions.
In May of 2013 Bishop McNeill retired from the pastorate of New Breed and handed over the reins to his son, Rev. Marco L. McNeill. Today Bishop McNeill continues to serve as CEO of New Breed Christian Childcare in addition to his work with the Agape Fellowship Ministries. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Heritage Bible College. Teaching, training, and equipping both men and women for discipleship are his primary goals in the ministry. His love for others and strong desire to improve the peace, praise, purity, and power among our people, serve as the great motivating force in his life. Articulate, intelligent, and dynamic, Bishop McNeill’s many accomplishments are the result of his pragmatic and positive approach to life. In whatever role he is placed, one can always expect complete devotion, commitment and dedication.
Bishop Marco McNeill
Marco McNeill has been involved in the church from the time he was born! As the son of Bishop John and First Lady Arline McNeill, he spent many Sunday mornings and weekday evenings in church, quietly listening to the Word of God and the songs of Zion. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at a very young age.
Very early in his life it was clear that Marco was blessed with musical talent. He was nurtured musically by his mother who pushed and inspired (and forced) him to perfect his talent as a musician. His father taught him the art of singing through harmonic progressions. By the time he was 13 he was already playing for a church. In addition to his musical talents, Marco is also a gifted teacher, preacher and administrator. He has served as Minister of Music, Sunday School/ Bible Study instructor and Church Administrator. He has also been involved in youth ministry, evangelistic outreach and men’s ministry.
In June 2013 Marco was ordained and appointed Pastor of New Breed Christian Center in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. As Pastor he is carving out a new direction for New Breed. Several new families have joined the church and a number of new ministry initiatives have been
Pastor McNeill attended Fayetteville Technical Community College where he earned an Associate’s degree. He later attended Heritage Bible College where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Education with minors in Music and Pastoral Ministries. He has also attended a variety of workshops and training programs in ministry, finance and business management. His formal training has been complemented and enriched by a wealth of “apprenticeship” experience: He has spent over twenty-five years listening to, observing and imitating various men and women of God, particularly his parents.
In addition to his ministry work Pastor McNeill is an accomplished businessman. He is the Chief Administrator, co-owner and co-founder of the South Wake Preschool and Academy, a five-star facility located in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. He has also served on various boards and community organizations including the Harnett County Martin Luther King Commemoration Committee. He was recognized and selected as a lifetime member of the Cambridge Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professionals (2006-2007) and is also a member of the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce.
Pastor McNeill is married to the former Genna Raye Ramseur. They live in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.
Associate Pastor Dr. Edward Fubara
Dr. Fubara serves as Associate Professor of Business and Director of the MBA Program in the Lunady-Fetterman School of Business at Campbell University. He holds MBA and Ph.D. degrees in Management from Michigan State University's Eli Broad Graduate School of Management. He previously earned a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Benin in Nigeria and currently studies in the Campbell University Divinity School. His work has been published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of Diversity Management and Christian Higher Education. He is also author of the inspirational book Lessons from the Life of a Bald-Headed Blind Clown. Dr. Fubara is originally from the Rivers State in Nigeria: He currently lives in Angier, North Carolina with his wife, LaVerne, and their four sons. In addition to his work at Campbell, Dr. Fubara is an ordained minister: He serves as an Associate Minister at New Breed ChristianCenter in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.