Nicolas Ellen - Senior Pastor
Nicolas A. Ellen is the Senior Pastor of Community of Faith Bible Church and an instructor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston. He has served in full time ministry as a Christian Education Director, Associate Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and Senior Pastor for the past 18 years in the Houston, Texas area.
Pastor Ellen has authored books such as Coming to Know and Walk with God , SO You Want to Get Married , Happy Even After, Pursuing Godliness through the Disciplines of the Christian Faith, With All Your Heart? , Understanding and Developing a Biblical View of Life, Biblical Framework Counseling Basic Training Course, Marriage and Family Basic Training Course, The Dynamics of Biblical Counseling, Common Issues We Face in Life, Biblical Counseling Practicum, and Every Christian a Counselor.
Pastor Ellen has also developed a biblical counseling training center called Expository Counseling Center LLC. He received his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, his M.A. in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas , his M.A. in Biblical Counseling from The Masters College, Santa Clarita, California and a Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Counseling from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Pastor Ellen is a certified Biblical Counselor with the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors and a Senior Member of the Biblical Counseling Framework Association. He and his wife Venessa have two children named Venezia and Lindsey.
Venessa Ellen - First Lady of Community of Faith | Director of Women’s Ministry
A native of Beaumont, Texas, Venessa surrendered her life to Christ and to His call to serve His Kingdom in the 90’s. Venessa graduated from the College of Biblical Studies with a degree in Biblical Studies. After completing her Bachelor’s degree program, she completed a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling from The Master's College out of Santa Clarita, California (MABC) and a second Master’s Degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MACE). Currently she is pursuing a PhD in Women’s Ministries from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She anticipates graduating in 2013. Additionally, she is an Adjunct Professor at the College of Biblical Studies.
For more than 18 years, Venessa has communicated her burden for the women of God in conferences, seminars, bible studies and retreats. Venessa has utilized her gifts and talents in the areas of teaching, counseling, training and mentoring women. More specifically, Venessa has taught, counseled and trained women in the areas of praying, worshiping, fasting, confessing and repenting of sin, renewing the mind, studying the Bible and applying the Bible to their personal lives, managing their time, resolving conflict biblically, relating to one another as God has designed, and honoring, respecting and submitting to God given authorities.