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Apostle Joel Sanders

Apostle Joel Sanders was born to the late Mother Esther Sanders and Apostle Fred Sanders in New York City. Apostle Sanders met Lady Shaletha Sanders, and this union became one and ordained by God. From this union, three children were birthed into this world, Joel Jr., Josiah, and Madison.


Apostle Sanders received his high school diploma from Northland H.S in June of 1994. He took classes at Columbus State Community College, majoring in Accounting in 1995. He heard the call of God in 1999 and pursued after the things of God. He was ordained a minister in July of 2000 and became an Elder on July 26, 2002 through The Victory Deliverance Churches, Inc., where his father, Apostle Fred Sanders serves as the Presiding Prelate. He has been pastoring since November of 2003. This great man of God was elevated to the office of “Bishop” on May 14, 2011.


Apostle Sanders is the pastor of Faith Empowerment Center. Faith Empowerment Center is an independent ministry where faith and Biblical principles are taught to help develop leaders to become world changers in order to impact the Kingdom of God. Apostle Sanders is an advocate for God. He has ministered nationally and internationally and through his message of faith, souls have been set free, minds have been changed, and many have accepted the call of salvation. He has appeared on The Word Network, TBN, and various radio shows, just to name a few. His favorite scripture is “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)

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