Pastor Manita Fadel
Pastor Manita Fadel co-labors in Ministry with her husband Pastor James Fadel, Special Assistant to the General Overseer and Chairman Board of Provincial Pastors and Coordinators of the Redeemed Christian Church of God North America (RCCGNA). RCCGNA presently consists of over 400 Churches (US and Canada) and is part of RCCG Worldwide, which has its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. RCCG Worldwide is overseen by Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye and his wife Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye.
Pastor Manita’s ministry and heart is with Children and Youth. She currently oversees the Children and youth ministries of RCCG in North America and is deeply concerned about the spiritual affairs and state of our Children in today’s world. Pastor Manita has recently written The RCCGNA Children’s Resource Manual in 2006 to assist in the structural organization of Children’s Church at the local Church level. She is currently involved organizing training classes and designing a standard curriculum for children’s teachers in RCCG North America.
In 2009, Pastor Manita started a new ministry for Pastors’ wives called Pastors’ Wives Forum (PWF). As a Pastor’s wife herself for 10 years, Pastor Manita has had a burden to connect with other Pastors’ wives who have had similar struggles and concerns while being in Ministry with their husbands. The vision of PWF is to help every Pastor’s wife fully realize their God given potential and calling in their positions.
When time permits, Pastor Manita does speaking engagements at Women’s Conferences. She also oversees the running of the hospitality and welfare programs of RCCG at the National level. She has written several articles pertaining to Women and Health Issues. Prior to relocating to Dallas, Texas in 2006 she worked as a Pediatrician in private practice in the Detroit, Michigan area for almost 10 years.
Pastor Manita was born in a Christian home, of an African American Mother and Nigerian Father in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her family relocated to Zambia, East Africa when she was 6 weeks old. Her father was a Senior Professor of History at the University of Lusaka in Zambia. . They lived there for 8 years. Soon after, the family relocated to Nigeria where she completed Elementary School and High School both located at the University of Ife, where her parents were University Professors. Another family relocation to the United States in 1982 allowed Pastor Manita to go to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan and then to Wayne State University Medical School in Detroit, Michigan. After Medical school, she specialized in General Pediatrics.
Pastor Manita and her husband started the 1st RCCG Church in North America in 1993. Soon after, she was ordained as an Assistant Pastor in the year 2000. She was in Ministry with her husband who was Senior Pastor at RCCG Winner’s Chapel Detroit for 10 years until his appointment as Chairman in 2001. At RCCG Winner’s Chapel, Pastor Manita Started a Children’s Ministry that served as a model for other RCCG Churches in North America.
Pastor Manita and her husband Pastor James Fadel have been happily married for over 25 years, and are the blessed parents of three wonderful daughters. They reside outside Dallas, Texas and are currently overseeing the development of the National Headquarters of RCCGNA in Greenville, Texas.