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About Our Ministry

The purpose of our Ministry is to show the love of God by building friendships with our neighbors and to serve them with words of encouragement from the Lord.

Our Ministry goals are to develop good friendships with our neighbors that God has placed in our community in the Lincoln Street neighborhood in Worcester, MA.


Our Mission & Vision

Our vision and mission is to help and connect people to faith

Isaiah 41: 6 is a ministry directed toward the people of the street, drugs addicts, drinks addicts, those who lost their families, lost the jobs, obtaining of wrong decisions. Our vision is to bring people a message of Faith and Hope in Christ Jesus. Helping them with food, clothing, place to sleep, detox placement, problems in the Justice with a Pastoral Counseling.   

“I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matthew 25:36

We Believe:

Jesus: The mediator between God and man
The Gospel: is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes
The Bible: The Word of God that leads our faith and life
Prayers: Makes grow your intimacy with God and discerning His will for our lives
Our calling: To love God and our neighbor
Integrity, Humility: For we are God’s handiwork, that he who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion.
Chosen by God: chosen people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him about His love and care
All people matter: we are different, we think different, but all created by God

Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

Pastor Nelci (together with his wife Ilda) serves as Pastor of the Word of Faith Baptist Church, 10 Stanley Rd, Shrewsbury, MA. Pastor Nelci`s heart remains sensitive, however, towards working with street people — those, like him, remain caught in the addictions of drugs and alcohol. Their work brings comfort and encouragement to discouraged people who have lost purpose in life. Based on Isaiah 41: 6 “Every one helps each other, and says to his brother, “Be strong!” with this message “Be Strong!” each Tuesday, they hosts their Street Outreach Program. Presently, this ministry outreach takes place at 562 Lincoln Street in Worcester, MA, where the church serves the community with a coffee, Donuts, hot meals, personal clothing and pastoral counseling.

Our Pastors: Nelci & Ilda Barros

Our Pastors: Nelci & Ilda Barros


Pastor Nelci Rodrigues’ testimony is a powerful one, Christ saving him out of a background of personal addiction, depression, alcoholism and drug abuse.  Experiencing the liberation that comes through the power of Christ and the renewal of the Holy Spirit (in 1992), Nelci started on a path in life that eventually led toward Christian ministry. 

Serving progressively in local Boston area churches, Pastor Nelci later studied at the Baptist School of Theology in Marlboro, MA. He was ordained and consecrated to Christian Ministry in 2008, being joined soon thereafter in ministry with Ilda his wife (married March, 2009 in Framingham, MA). Together, they founded a church in the town of Leominster, MA, which they pastored for 9 years.

Come join us believing that many will be freed and transformed by the LOVE OF GOD!    

#Love God #Love People #Love our Community

Bethel Christian Church dba Word of Faith Baptist Church located at 10 Stanley Rd, Shrewsbury, MA, 01545 is affiliated with the Baptist General Conference (dba Converge Worlwide) since July 1, 2016.

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10 Stanley Rd, Shrewsbury MA 01545

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