REV. DR. MICHAEL C. PERSAUD, as Senior Pastor and President of Liberty Bible Fellowship Church, Inc.
Rev. Persaud is married to Gladys Persaud and has five children and eight grandchildren.
Early in his youthful life, Pastor Persaud, has felt the calling of God upon his life and with such passion he went into preaching and pastoring even before he got married in 1964. He never knew the places and the positions the Lord would lead him, but he decided to be a Christian young man and be a faithful servant, serving the Lord and the Church of his association. He served in various positions as pastor, teacher, evangelist, and district moderator and leader in Guyana and New York.
Rev Persaud attended the Atlantic Caribbean Bible Institute now known as Christian Theological Bible Institute in Guyana and later Liberty International Bible College, in New York, and holds Bachelor Degree in Theology and holds an ordained doctorate of Divinity certificate.
Rev. Persaud served as a pastor in Guyana from since 1963 and was ordained as an Elder in June 1976 by the District Conference of Bible Missionary Church in Georgetown, Guyana. He also served as the first District Moderator for the Guyana District Churches for nine years until 1984 when he and his family migrated to New York, USA.
Rev. Persaud now holds the position as District Superintendent over the dozen Bible Fellowship churches in Guyana, South America and the Co-Coordinator for three fellowship churches in Barbados, Surinam, India, and Pakistan. Our Liberty Church supports and works alongside these overseas local churches.
In June 1985, he along with his son Pastor Joseph Persaud, started this Liberty Fellowship in Jamaica, Queens, New York in a Store –Front building which was owned by the church. Because of the church growth the church had to find a larger building for worship.
Rev Persaud is a Christian minister of the highest caliber and maintains a moral and decent lifestyle. He is considered an old-fashioned preacher and pastor with a sterling character. He is a strong preacher in the two works of grace. His messages always often cover the saving Grace and the Sanctifying Grace in order for people to have deeper relationship with God and live a holy and pure lifestyle for people to be ready for heaven. He is a Christian gentleman that extends help to the whole man, socially, physically and spiritually.
Pastor Joe Persaud
Joseph Persaud Married over 25 years with 3 boys and has been in ministry over 36 years. The boys are all involved in the ministry in some form. Started Liberty Church with his dad and is co-pastor with his Dad who is The Senior overseer of Liberty -
He has a Theological Certification, a Bachelors degree and two Masters degrees. One of His Masters is from Ivy League Columbia University. His other masters in International Affairs has served him
well in the various countries he has done poverty and development work. This includes microfinance in Haiti Nigeria and India. Most recently helped to rebuild a hospital in Haiti, bought cows in India for families so they can provide for themselves. Presently providing water wells to various villages in India to provide drinking water.
Pastor Joe has spoken in various conferences and churches and have been to over 22 countries and juggles a busy life running Liberty Church, traveling internationally and locally and being a
father and husband which an executive at a NYC corporation.
REV. MAHASE SINGH
Rev Mahase Singh serves as Church Secretary/Treasurer of this Liberty Church.
He has served in Guyana as a pastor, evangelist, missionary and a church planter before immigrated
in 1986 to live permanently in New York.
Pastor Mahase is an ordained elder and one of the chartered pastors with Liberty Church from
He is a member of the executive board and one of the church administrators who has oversight for
every department of this church. He is also an active member of the pastoral team of this church. He
is married to lovely Diana and he and his wife are full time active members of this Liberty Church.
REV. ABDOOL MANGROO
Associate pastor REV. ABDOOL MANGROO known as Bro John
Pastor John was converted when he was in his youthful days from a Muslim to a dynamic Christian and preacher. He felt the calling of the Lord upon his life and he dedicated his life to win souls for the Lord. He was the pioneer pastor of one of the most thriving churches in Patentia Guyana. He was elected and served for several years as District Moderator for the BMC churches in the Guyana District.
After his migration with his entire family to New York, he and his family joined our Liberty Church. He was the pastor of other churches in New York but presently Pastor John is Pastor of Liberty Church. He is married to his beloved wife, Lucille Mangroo and they have three children and grandchildren.
REV. NARESH RAMDHARRY
Pastor Ramdharry from Guyana is a close friend of the senior Pastor and Liberty Church. For several years, he has served as a pastor, evangelist and missionary to the interior of Guyana. He is a dynamic evangelist and is often invited by other churches to minister the Word of God.
Upon coming to live in New York with his family around 1999, he immediately joined Liberty Pastoral team and since then he has been serving as a pastor, evangelist, teacher and administrator. He is a member of Liberty Church Board and he and other elders have an oversight of each department of this church.
He is one of our Bible School Teacher and a travelling evangelist holding revival and special services throughout several States of America. He is a man of God and is married to a faithful wife, Lona, and together they have four children and grandchildren.
REV. SOLOMON UDO
Director of Liberty Bible Fellowship Bible College
Pastor Solomon is a sincere man of God who has a calling upon his life to preach and teach the Word of God. Over 15 years, he and family joined our Liberty church and since then Pastor Solomon has been serving as a pastor, minister, preacher, evangelist, missionary, and teacher and as a professional Christian counselor and professor.
He is a Nigerian man with great sterling qualities and talents and as such he is serving as Dean of our Liberty International Bible College. He is married to prayer warrior wife, Glory, and the Lord has blessed them with three beautiful girls.
REV. HAROLD VANCOOTEN
Men’s Leader REV. HAROLD VANCOOTEN:
Pastor Vancooten and his family have joined Liberty Church over ten years ago. For many years, he served the Patentia Church as the leading pastor and today that church is a thriving church in the community.
In Guyana, he served the community as a School Teacher and became acquainted with many young people some of whom are serving the Lord. Pastor Van has been serving this Church as a minister, director of missions, men’s fellowship leader, Bible School Teacher and Board member.
He is endowed with special talents and as such he is the Author of a Book, “Delight in the Word” a Book of Poems in a literary art and presents imagery drawn from both the Old and New Testaments. He is husband of a sincere and faithful wife, Sis Juliet Vancooten, and they have five children and many grandchildren.
REV TARACHAND CHETRAM:
Director of Intercessor group REV TARACHAND CHETRAM:
Pastor Chetram has joined the Liberty Pastoral team of Liberty Church and he is now the Director and pastor of a dynamic intercessory group. For many years he served faithfully as a pastor and as a professional School Teacher for the Guyana Board of Education.
He is an ordained elder of this church and a sincere Christian gentleman and a Bible School Teacher and family counselor. He is a member of Liberty Church Administration Board and a true and dynamic expounder of the Word of God. He is married to faithful Rebecca, and together the Lord has blessed them with children and grandchildren.
REV DERECK HAMICHAND
Pastor Dereck was converted before he was married. After his conversion he felt the call to preach and in Guyana he helped to plant and pastor many local churches. In Guyana he took the opportunity to attend Bible School to fully equip himself as a Christian minister.
Upon arriving in New York, he and his family joined our Liberty Church and since then they have been serving faithfully in various department of this church.
Pastor Dereck is an ordained elder and has been part of the Administration Board and preacher of this church.
He is married to a sincere and faithful wife, Grace and they have four children and grands.
Pastor John Samuel
Born on 1982 April 15 in a small village in south India in a pastor's family.
In the age of six his mother passed away and was grown up like orphan starved for food and clothing , suffered a lot in life without love and care.
God called pastor John in a right time for ministry and finished 4 years theological studies and God told him to start a church called Throne of Grace in a particular place in 2003 , God has blessed Pastor John with a rapidly growing ministry. By having 350 believers; it was time to give back by doing social service for poor children specially rag pickers children. Everyday Pastor John and his church cares for nearly 250 children everyday in three centers. Pastor John has connected with Liberty bible fellowship church to help enhance the body of Christ.
Worship leader Rev. Dallo
Rev. Dallo has been serving Liberty bible fellowship church since the beginning of its existence. He is a faithful person to the church and has a heart of worship. Leading people to Christ by ministering through worship is his goal.
Rev Dr. Pastor Allister Shawn Roseman
Rev Dr. Pastor Allister Shawn Roseman is an anointed man of God.
At age 9 he was baptized and ordaind as a minister Roseman has been called to walk in the strong prophetic anointing that God has placed upon him. He can preach and has a powerful gift of worship that brings heaven down to earth.
Through his worship he is passionate to save the lost, bring deliverance, healing, and the oppressed to the kingdom of God.
Emrand Henry is a dynamic singer, songwriter, worship leader, prophet and recording artist. He has ministered in the Caribbean, central America, Africa and United States being featured at gospel festivals throughout the Caribbean and central America. He has shared stage with Fred Hammond, Damita Haddon, Dj Nicholas, Jadee ,Lacrae , Sherwin Gardner and many
more recognized artists.
He has released so far three albums produced by musical talents worldwide . He became a household name in his hometown of St.Lucia after winning an international singing competition called cable and wireless star quest in 2004. Star quest was a singing competition similar to the american idol where the competition was televised islandwide and the winner was selected through votes . After winning this competition Emrand went to minister to audiences in France, Belgium and to most caribbean countries . His influence grew rapidly in the caribbean gospel arena with songs like revolution, rock so, great day and the list goes on produced by Francis de Lima of hieghts Music St.Lucia.
A prolific speaker and servant of the lord , He flows under a strong prophetic anointing which is accurate and effective in the body of Christ. Emrand Henry is also still releasing new music and working on albums collaborating with producers worldwide.
From a young age Suraj Persaud had a passion for his church and community. His vision to expand the kingdom of God started at the age of thirteen when he decided he wanted to work in the Audio/Visual department as a technician for Liberty Church. Working behind the scenes, Suraj dedicated hours of service to perfecting his duty as a Technician.
During his adolescent years, Suraj took up initiatives to work with teams of young people and elders. He worked alongside the youths to build up an impressionable Drama Group and he himself performed in many productions during this time. Eventually, Suraj soon took over as the leader of the Drama group and currently leads a team of young boys and girls, eager to work for God. After gaining a true passion for young people, Suraj now holds the lead position of the LBFCNY youth group, where he is fervently expanding and inspiring the younger generation to become ambassadors of Christ. His work with young people is a true reflection of his compassionate, cheerful, and gentle spirit.
Suraj is currently spearheading an all-boys church basketball team where he recruits boys from the neighborhood in Jamaica, Queens to combine their love of sports with the love of Christ. His journey to bring the younger generation to the house of God is far from being over. Suraj is actively working with the elders of the church to push for more youth programs and opportunities. Aside from working with the youths, Suraj has accompanied our pastors on missionary trips to devastated places like Haiti and poorer villages in India. His desire is to expand the kingdom of God in his community and across the globe.
Following an astounding lineage of Godly men, Jonathan Persaud has accepted his duty to continue the work that God started in his family so many years ago. Jonathan saw the need for young men to step up in the church and assume the position God intended for them. He works to inspire and motivate men of all ages to pursue Christ and further their walk with God.
As a coach for the LBFCNY all-boys basketball team, Jonathan makes it his duty to encourage and unite the younger generation. His accomplishments as a young leader have inspired others to dedicate their lives to Christ. Aside from his work with young men, Jonathan enjoys sharing the gospel with the youths in our weekly Youth Service. Many young men struggling in their walk with God have viewed him as a role model, confidant and most importantly, a friend. His fun-loving approach to children is also extended as he teaches in Sunday-School and helps children gain a better knowledge of the Bible and the gospels.
Along with his passion for the younger generation, Jonathan has other priorities he manages. Currently, he has a mission to unify the body of Christ and eliminate barriers in our community. This is only made possible through his relentless drive to connect with God’s people irrespective of age, distance, or culture. Jonathan has taken Liberty church worldwide and has been exceedingly successful in bringing together multiple churches in the community and across the globe to fellowship together as brothers and sisters in Christ.
As the son of a pastor, Jonathan has managed his role as the Administrative Assistant for Liberty church with grace and joy. He brings a refreshing approach to the vision the elders has set out and his amicable spirit welcomes any opportunity to spread the word in underprivileged places. Jonathan has orchestrated and accompanied the elders of the church on several missionary trips to Haiti and India, fearlessly preaching the gospel to individuals desperate for Christ. His desire to preach and teach is combined with his persistent efforts of creating relationships across the globe.
Reaching out to pastors far and wide, Jonathan has coordinated pastoral conferences, worship concerts, youth events and community activities all in efforts to come together and celebrate the true and living God. As a young man himself, Jonathan is a pioneer and leader, inspiring others to seek an active life with God and continuing the work of the great men that precedes him.