Bishop Joseph Marcus , born and educated in the New York. In 1988, he was educated at Barclay’s Business School in Washington DC, where he received a Degree in Business Administration and Paralegal studies. Upon Graduation, he was employed as a clerk for Bryan, Cave Law firm in Washington DC for 7 years after which transitioning to the National Institute of Buildings Sciences for the next 18 years. He was not reared in a religious environment. After many close brushes with death, and a total collapse of his life, homeless and on the streets, the Lord spoke to him miraculously about restoring stability to His life. At this time, God led him to Greater Morning Star Pentecostal Church in Washington, DC, where he heard the gospel of Jesus Christ preached in October 1987. That powerful and anointed message spoken by Pastor Charles E. Johnson, entitled, “Tell My Brother Hell is Real,” so moved this young man that he was compelled to obey the Acts 2:38 command. After water baptism, Bro. Marcus prayed to receive the Holy Ghost, and it was then that God spoke to him again, calling him to preach His Word. Without hesitation and with very little bible knowledge, he set out to obey the voice of the Lord, preaching on the streets, in prisons, in churches, and wherever God opened doors.
Under the training and tutelage of Bishop Charles E. Johnson, he was taught the Apostolic Doctrine; and in the years that followed, he was taught to work in many areas of ministry inclusive of Ministering the Gospel for 34 years, Founding Pastor of two Churches- New Foundation Apostolic Ministries International, Bowie MD and NFAM, Laurel, MD, Working with AFFI Inc, being elevated to District Elder in 2014 and placed over five AFFI churches, Head of License and Credentialing of AFFI, Dean/Director of the AFFI Bible College, Received ROWE Bible Institute’s Theological Doctorate of Humane Letters in May of 2019, Elevated to the Office of a Bishop in July of 2019, Radio Ministry WJRO 1090 and 1340 WYCB for 4 years, Prison Ministry Participant, Oakhill Detention Center for 15 years, has organized Souls winner’s bootcamps across the country, Evangelism and Outreach Services (EOS), Teaching and Evangelizing across the country, Sponsor A Soul Banquet speaker where over 350 souls were baptized in Jesus Name, Writer of over 100 Worship and Gospel songs, Conference Speaker for United Pentecostal Church Chennai Church of India, Watch-care Pastor for Transfer of College students from Chennai, India.
It was here at the Greater Morning Star Pentecostal Church that Bro. Joseph Marcus met and married the love of his life, Sis. Nestle Davis. To this union was born their son, Justin Marcus. Together, they became prayer partners, seeking the will of God for their lives and the ministry that they were called to do.
Bishop Dr. Joseph Marcus, along with his wife, First Lady Nestle. He and their son, Pastor Justin Marcus and daughter-in-law Lady Persuanette Marcus, travel the country, preaching the Word, healing the sick, winning the lost, organizing soul-winning boot-camps, etc. Following the pattern of the Apostles as outlined in the book of Acts, they minister the Word of God with Apostolic demonstration and Power!
He founded and has been pastoring the New Foundation Apostolic Ministries, Int’l of Bowie, MD for the last 19 years, bringing deliverance through the gospel to the lives of many. God has graced the ministry at home and abroad so that many signs and wonder have been manifested in the services, such as deaf ears being un-stopped and the paralyzed coming up out of their chairs for the Glory of God. After a series of out of wheelchairs, tumors disappearing, cancers being healed, experiences etc., Bishop Marcus, with the help of the Lord, desires to change the world, transitioning souls from darkness into the Glorious Light of our Lord Jesus Christ!