New Faith Baptist Church International joined CRS the summer of 2014 and has hit the ground running. NFB of Matteson IL is pastored by Rev. Dr. Trunell D. Felder and Dr. Alexis L. Felder. Their Justice ministry is led by Rev. Darice Wright and Rev. Robbie Craig, who is also a leader on the Reclaim campaign. Over the past year, they have created a strong presence in our south suburban base by holding their elected officials accountable, organizing within their congregation, and standing in solidarity with their brothers and sisters of faith to fight against the systemic issues that oppress our under privileged communities.
Their Justice team’s mission is,
"We will incorporate social justice as an integral part of living our faith. Through our voice and active participation in the legislative process we will serve the under-served and the structurally disenfranchised in the areas of economic opportunity, housing, education, and healthcare. We will promote the vision and values in keeping with the ministry identified by Jesus Christ in Luke 4:18-19:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim The Year of the Lord’s favor.”