Senior Pastor, Paul McCoy
Pastor, Paul McCoy has been a member of the NAACP and has received the NAACP Image Award, as clergy of the year in 2007 and has been elected as 1st. President. He has held numerous Executive Board positions over the years.
In 2012, Pastor McCoy was elected as 1st. Vice President of the Fresno NAACP and Vice President of the West Fresno Faith Base Organization, Inc. " Faith In Action "
For over 15 years, Pastor McCoy has served on the Fresno EOC Board, as a representative. Pastor McCoy's message that he gives is to, "Love thy neighbor as theyself, " as found in Matthew 22:39.
He has given a sermon series on this topic. Love starts with yourself. We as humans have to take inventory of our lives. God's love is there in us, but we have to dig to uncover it.
Assistant Pastor Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr.
Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr. is the Assistant Pastor of New Light For New Life Church of God in Fresno, Ca and pround to be a social juistice minister in the twenty-first centery. Dr. Harris is known to many in Southwest Fresno and internationaly as a political and civil rights leader.
In addition, he is the International President of The National Network in Action, a civil and human rights organization he found in 2005. Dr. Harris has receive his Honorary Doctorate Degree from Ecclesia University of Divinity, International. Rev. Harris submitted a 20 years historical overview of his involvement on civil rights in the San Joaquin Valley, as well as nationally and internationally.
Future plans will be to launch the Freedom School and ongoing civil rights work. Dr. Harris appreciates his supporters throughout the years. We know that Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr. has sacrifice a lot and has stood for Justice, Equality and Freedom for all people. In 1982, as a teenager, Floyd started cutting lawns with his father. In 1989, due to a family crisis, he declined a 4-year college basketball scholarship.
Rev. Dr. Floyd Harris, Jr. went on to take up another trade, joining the Cement Mason's Union, where he received an apprenticeship certificate. In that same year, he volunteered his services in the community and became a designated school bus driver and instructor for the West Fresno School District, EOC, the Orange Center, Pacific Union and Washington Union High School.
In 1990, Floyd and his father founded the Harris Lawn Manicuring Service. For nine years Floyd held the position as Superintendent of Operations. His responsibilities included securing weed abatement contracts from several different agencies, such as the Cities of Fresno & Clovis, Union Pacific and Santa Fe Railroads, PG&E, and other companies throughout the state of California.
In 1998, Floyd started his own business, C & H Landscaping Maintenance Service, which was named after his daughter Chynell Harris. Floyd got married and added two more of his children’s names to his business, Jeremy Perry and Floyd D. Harris III, calling it CJF Harris Disposal & Vendor Services (CJF). Dr. Harris has created a Heavy Equipment Academy call the Marcus Garvey Traning institution to train and certify youth and adults to market themselves in the constructioin world.
Harris was appointed Chairperson of Southwest Fresno Neighborhood Watch by his community and Council Members for the Edison Southwest Advisory Committee.
His service, past and present, on boards and committees is extensive:
• Member, Fresno NAACP
• Former Board of Trustee for the West Fresno School District
• Former Board Member for the Californians for Justice
• Former Board Member of the Fresno Community Alliance
• Board Member of ACLU
• Former President of the West Fresno Democratic Club
• Former Board Member Fresno County Democratic Central Committee
• International President of the National Network in Action
• Member, Fresno County Charter Democratic Central Committee in 2007 and 2006
* Member Mexican American Political Association
He also has received numerous awards recognizing his service to the community:
• Congressional Recognition, 2009, Congressman Jim Costa
• Superstars of Justice Award, 2009, Californians for Justice
• Risk Takers award, 2008
• Dream Makers Southwest Fresno Community Leader Award, 2008, Fresno West Coalition
• Southwest Fresno Community Leader, 2008
• African American Heritage Award, 2006, awarded by Assembly member Juan Arambula
• Way of Peace Award, 2006, Fresno Center for Nonviolence
• Freedom and Justice for Justin Acknowledgment, 2004
• Fresno City Students Service for Participation, and Recognition, 2001
• Outstanding Leadership and Devotion, 2000, Committee of a United Community
• Bill Lockyer, Attorney General Recognition for Participation, Civil Rights Commission, 2000