New Direction Church International


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Apostle Jerrell T. Beard is a church planter, overcomer, author, motivator, servant leader, coach, and entrepreneur. He is most noted for his inspiring and  motivating personality and influence. Apostle Beard practices the spirit of excellence as a life principle. His passion to preach and help others is life-changing. Apostle Beard claims he is simply and down-to-earth vessel on fire for Jesus Christ and those he can impact.


Apostle Jerrell Beard carries many accomplishments. He has nearly twenty years of leadership experience. He is the Founder and Apostle of New Direction Church International & New Direction CDC; former Pastor of The Zion Church of Jackson and Asst. Pastor of Lighthouse Church International. He is also the President of Beard Enterprises, Inc. a international marketing, consulting, and coaching firm.


Apostle Jerrell Beard carries Doctorate credits in Strategic Leadership. A Masters of Divinity; Masters of Organizational Leadership & Coaching; and Bachelors of Religion from Regent University. He is a Coach Trainer through his company Maximum Success Coaching & Consulting. Coach JT is a Certified Life and Leadership Coach. Furthermore, he is the author of four books thus far with more to come. His most recent book is  21 Principles of Change. Additional titles include No Pain No Purpose, Looking Within, The Search for Purpose, and Becoming Your Best You. He is a family man and is married to Pastor Angela Beard for over twenty years. He is the father of four beautiful children. He is a man of intense faith, a giver, and a genuinely inspiring servant.

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Apostle Jerrell T. Beard, Sr. - Pastor. Author. Entrepreneur. Trainer. Coach.

New Direction Church International



Meet our Founders

Pastor Angela M. Beard is a teacher, mentor, and intercessor. She is most noted for her practical and powerful teaching style. As a mentor to many she is considered a modern day Naomi. Pastor Angela has spent nearly twenty years supporting her husband in leadership, church planting, discipleship, and business. Pastor Angela is a virtuous women and a advocate for family.



Pastor Angela carries many accomplishments. She has nearly fifteen years of leadership, ministry, and business background. She has been teaching and preaching since 2000. She is an Ordained Elder, Licensed Pastor, and Co-Founder of New Direction Church International. Pastor Angela is also the Founder of Angela Beard Ministries; Partner of Beard Enterprises International; and Vanderbilt Peabody College Staff Accountant.



Pastor academic achievements include Doctorate studies in Organization & Business at Capella University; CMA studies at Liberty University; a Master of Business Administration from Bethel University; and a Bachelors of Organizational Leadership from Middle Tennessee State University. Pastor Angela also host a blog for women Pastor Angela is a family woman, a servant, mentor, friend, and nurturer. Visit for more information.

Pastor Angela M. Beard- Teacher. Mentor. Intercessor.