Our leadership team consists of several men who have a proven calling for the body of Christ at large, and who have exhibited availability and anointing beyond the local church. We are in a transition process, but at the present time the following men serve on the team.
Pete was born in 1928 and was educated at the University of Alabama where he graduated in 1953 with a degree in Law. At 42 years of age the Lord saved him and called him into the ministry. In 1972 he founded Maranatha Church in Greensboro, N.C. and served as its pastor for over twenty years. Then, in 1994, God called him out of pastoral ministry to pursue the apostolic calling on his life. Pete joined with Neil Silverberg to found Master Builders.
Over the years, Pete has been directly involved in planting four churches that are still growing. He has been involved additionally in an apostolic fatherly role to many other churches both in the U.S. and overseas. For the past forty or so years he has traveled extensively in the U.S. and overseas helping build the body of Christ. As a team leader, Pete provides Masterbuilders with much wisdom gained over the years in both pastoral and apostolic ministry. Pete married Jane Blair in 1950, and together they have four sons, fourteen grandchildren, and seventeen great grandchildren. He continues to reside in Pleasant Garden, near Greensboro, N.C.
In full-time ministry for over 40 years, Neil Silverberg has served as Senior Pastor, Bible teacher, author, and cofounder of Masterbuilders, an organization that provides leadership training and church oversight to a network of New Testament churches throughout the U.S. His Jewish heritage as well as his dedication to Biblical study have contributed to his unique ability to illuminate the Old Testament as the basis for understanding the New. He has been a father to four generations of pastors and church leaders through his one-on-one discipling and mentoring.
Born in 1953, he was raised in a Jewish home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a teenager, he moved to Miami, Florida where he first heard the Gospel from the lips of his brother Perry who was saved and delivered from drug use by the power of God. After seeing the transformation of his brother in 1971, he surrendered his life to his Messiah. Immediately, he sensed a call to the work of God and began preparing for it.
Four years after attending his first church in Miami Beach, he became the Senior Pastor. Since that time, Neil has served in pastoral ministry of several churches in Michigan, Alabama and Tennessee. It was in his various pastoral roles over forty years that he learned the value of discipling relationships and began to mentor men that God brought to him. Over several decades, Neil has had an impact on Christian leaders who were personally mentored by him.
Early in his ministry, demands for his teaching ministry grew and he began to travel widely both in the U.S. and abroad. Neil is a gifted teacher with a deep knowledge of Scripture whose teaching gift has helped many to see Jesus come alive in the Scriptures. Since the first day God called Neil, he sought to imitate the example of Apollos who was “mighty in the Scriptures” (Acts 18:24). For over forty years he has diligently given himself to the careful study of God’s Word which has allowed him to gain a life of rich insights into the Scriptures. Neil carries a special burden to help believers see Jesus Christ come alive in the written Word.
In 1996, Neil, along with Pete Beck, brought together several church leaders and formed Masterbuilders, a fellowship of five-fold leaders of which Neil presently serves as team leader. Frequently traveling among the churches, Neil not only teaches God’s Word, but also trains leaders. A major component of Neil’s present ministry is the time he gives to training men, not only in his own local church, but also throughout throughout those churches that relate to Masterbuilders. Thus, he continues to this day to influence a new generation of Christian leaders.
Neil is married to his wife Shelly and they presently reside in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Pete became a follower of Christ during the Jesus Revolution in 1971. He was baptized in the Spirit the same year. He has been married for 45 years to Martha, the woman who led him to the Lord. They have four children and nine grandchildren. Pete is the lead pastor of Life Community Network in Burlington, NC. Translocally he serves the church as a teacher. God has used him internationally, especially to teach and impart the baptism in the Spirit. His main areas of interest are the Gospel, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, the missional church, Biblical healing and deliverance, discipleship training, the New Covenant, the person and work of Christ, and freedom in the Spirit. He has written two books: Seeing God’s Smile and Promise of the Father. He also has written a large number of articles and meditations on his personal website – www.journey-online.org which is now being updated to a new site – www.thirdpeter.com.
Wilson Caimares, together with his wife Vilma, is serving as the lead pastor at the Iglesia Misionera de Jesucristo (Missionary Church of Jesus Christ) and at the Iglesia Cristiana del Nuevo Pacto (New Covenant Christian Church) located in Queens and the Bronx, NY, respectively.
His responsibilities, in Master Builders, are to coordinates the New York regional conferences and to work with churches in other countries to help develop five-fold minister’s team there. His vision and purpose is to help prepare leaders for the challenging work of the Kingdom of God.
Wilson lives in Wantagh, Long Island with his wife Vilma. They have two children, and three grandchildren.
Mark Freer was born in 1950 in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from high school Mark pursued a career in music, playing in several bands. Most notably the Sam Lay Blues Band in Chicago, Illinois. Mark became a hippie and was heavily involved in the drug scene. Through the consistent testimony and unconditional love of his father, Mark came to faith in Christ in late 1974. Mark met his wife Lucille at Concordia Lutheran College in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1975. Lu was instrumental in Mark’s receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit which had a transforming impact on his life. Shortly after this experience, Mark received the call into ministry. Mark and Lu were married in 1975. Mark was involved in planting Open Door Christian Church in the Spring of 1976 and was ordained by the church in August 1976. Mark then attended Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and graduated in 1977.
In 1980, Mark became the pastor of Open Door in Northville, Michigan, the church is now called Grace Christian Fellowship and is located in Livonia, Michigan. He has served as pastor there for 38 years. Mark is truly a catalyst to the body of Christ. He is a gifted musician, teacher and preacher with a true message of grace, commitment to Christ and to one another. Mark became part of Master-Builders in 1997.
God has used Mark to train leaders in many nations, Hatti, The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Central and South America, Poland and Greece.
Grace Christian Fellowship
You can contact Pastor Mark by email firstname.lastname@example.org, follow him on twitter at Mark Freer @freerblues follow him of Facebook@ Mark Freer or visit his Blues/music web site @ www.freerblues.com
Reggie is an apostle, Gospel preacher, apologist, and equipper of men. He preaches and teaches God’s word with clarity and simplicity using a modern day message to effectively communicate spiritual truth and practical living. His message challenges people from all walks of life to know God and to live for Him. By the grace of God, he is the founding and Senior Pastor of Bethany Fellowship Church, located in Greensboro, North Carolina. This dynamic and life giving fellowship of Christians is impacting the city and the world through the word!
Mark Medley is a native East Tennessean who worked as an Electrical Engineer before coming on pastoral staff at Trinity Community Church, Knoxville, Tennessee in 1989. His duties have included developing worship and the arts, pastoral counseling, overseeing small groups, leadership development and teaching in many different capacities. In 2002 he helped to start Trinity College of Ministry, where he served as Dean of Student Affairs until 2011.
In his pastoral position at Trinity he works primarily in developing leaders and ministry teams and local and world missions. Mark is a Certified Strengths Trainer through the Gallup organization and a church coach through Ministry Advantage, an organization that helps churches create the practical means of realizing the vision that God has given them. Mark is also a Certified Mentor for church planters through Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI).
Mark is the author of a worship book (Because He’s Worthy: Offering Excellent Worship through Understanding the Scriptures and Practical Music Theory) and a novel (The Same River Twice, to be released 2019) as well as a songwriter, musician and recording artist (Under the Mighty Blood). He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, Music and Theology. He and his wife Melissa are the parents of four awesome children.
After being healed of a bone disorder as a teenager, Jeff surrendered his life to the Lordship of Jesus. For over 25 years, he has been in full-time ministry. In 1996, Jeff and a team planted Hosanna Fellowship in Johnson City, Tennessee, with a desire to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Manifest Presence of God go forth in the Tennessee Valley. Jeff ministers around the world.
Mike Osminski planted Lord of the Harvest Christian Fellowship (lhcf.net), a church on the border of Detroit and Warren, Michigan, with a burden to bridge the urban and suburban divide in this region. His heart has been to form a multi-racial congregation and ethnic partnerships that minister to the needs of the poor, seek justice for the oppressed, embody mission, and build on a foundation of the Gospel. He is a co-leader of the Greater Detroit Partnership. He also serves as an advisor to the board of Alliance of Warren Evangelicals.
He has been married to Jan for 45 years, and they have 3 children, 9 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
Mike has a Masters Degree in Education from Wayne State University. He taught in Detroit Public Schools for 15 years before entering the pastorate. He was an elder and pastor at the Fisherman’s Net Church in Utica, Michigan, until he planted Lord of the Harvest Christian Fellowship in December of 1997.