Welcome all! We have our church and Pastor anniversary on July 31st! We are set to have two sessions on this day, a Morning Session with Nathaniel K McGuire; Founder and CEO of Empower Counseling, Coaching and Spiritual Direction, LLC at 11:45am, and afternoon session with Dr. James Anthony Jackson Sr. of New Beginnings Church at 5pm. Please make sure to mark your calendars accordingly!
Church & Pastor Anniversary (Morning Service)
Morning service at 11:45 –
Nathaniel K McGuire; Founder and CEO of Empower Counseling, Coaching and Spiritual Direction, LLC
NATHANIEL K. MCGUIRE M.A., MFT
Nathaniel K. McGuire is a highly sought-after Life Coach and Marriage and Family Counselor in Indianapolis, Indiana. Nathan’s practice consists of the seamless integration between clinical principles and indisputable biblical truths to help individuals “see themselves” (self-awareness) so they can ultimately heal. Areas of specialty include: Childhood Wounds, Abandonment, Overcoming Fear, Anxiety, Worry, Communication, Reconciliation and Relationships.
Nathaniel is the Founder and CEO of Empower Counseling, Coaching, and Spiritual Direction, LLC (www.empowerccsd.com). Launched in 2013, Empower CCSD now includes the following divisions: Mentoring, Life Coaching, a Speakers Bureau, a Mental Health Coalition, and a newly launched 501c3 Not-For-Profit entity.
Nathan earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pastoral Administration (Greek Minor) from Crossroads Bible College (Indianapolis, IN) and earned his Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary (Indianapolis, IN).
During his last year of graduate studies, Nathan was selected to intern at CenterPoint Counseling at Second Presbyterian Church. Following graduation, he immediately joined the official counseling staff of clinicians, where he served for a total of six (6) years.
Narrative Therapy is one of the many post-modern modalities from which Nathan derives his therapeutic approach. He is also proficient in Imago Therapy, Apologetics and Hermeneutics. Nathan is also a certified instructor for the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program. Prior experience included serving on the administrative staff of the Fathers and Families Center, where he coached young men and women on ways to improve their relationship for the benefit of their children.
Nathaniel serves as the host of “The Love Connection Radio Show” on WTLC-AM 1310 The Light Indianapolis. Now in its third season, the show addresses a number of topics such as childhood wounds, relationships and dating, family matters, and more, all through the lens of Christ’s love. The show’s mantra is “Heal from Your Past, So You May Enjoy Your Present” and features a LIVE call-in based format where topics are presented and callers participate in therapy on air. Initially begun as a once-monthly outreach to the local Indianapolis community, the show now airs in primetime each Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. (EST/6c) and includes an expansive listening audience regionally, nationally and around the world. Nathan believes he is on a mission to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers.
Considered a vital resource to the community, Nathaniel offers counsel to pastors, CEOs, community leaders and working professionals. A consistent theme of Nathan’s approach is supporting clients in their efforts to discover and to become more fully the person they were created to be.
Nathaniel is also very active in his local church, Eastern Star Church (Indianapolis, IN), where as a minister of the Gospel he has served in a number of capacities including premarital counselor for couples married by Senior Pastor Jeffrey A. Johnson, Sr., conference speaker, workshop presenter, JEWEL Bible Institute instructor, Christian Educator for the premarital/marital preparation class “Saying I Do” and in his current capacity as teacher of the Young Adult Sunday School.
Nathan is a loving husband to his bride of eleven and a half years, Tayisha (Boyd) McGuire and an adoring father to their two children, Kyla Jaelle and Jonathan Ephraim.
His professional credentials include: • M.A. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary. • Bachelor of Ministry degree from Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis.
Church & Pastor Anniversary (Afternoon Service)
Afternoon service at 5pm –
DR. JAMES ANTHONY JACKSON, SR. of New Beginnings Church
Dr. James Anthony Jackson, Sr., a native of Mobile, Alabama is the second of four children born to Dr. Michael and First Lady Barbara Jackson. He accepted Jesus Christ and was baptized at the age of seven at Aimwell Missionary Baptist Church where his father Dr. Michael Jackson is the Senior Pastor.
He attended Bishop State Junior College for two years prior to transferring to the historic Tuskegee University. It was there that he received his calling to the ministry at the age 20. In 1997 he graduated from the institution, acquiring his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Dr. Jackson went on to enroll in the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA., where he received his Master of Divinity degree in 2000. In December 2007 he received his Doctoral Degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH.
Dr. Jackson is the founder and Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Fellowship Church in Indianapolis, IN. which opened its doors to the Indianapolis community on March 7, 2004. Since conception, the Lord has allowed the church to experience phenomenal growth from 300 to over 4500 members. The church currently has four worship services in two locations and Dr. Jackson’s weekly television and radio broadcasts can be heard locally.
Dr. Jackson is uniquely gifted and an anointed vessel of God. A sought after preacher and teacher, he has been privileged to preach across the United States and abroad. He serves as the chaplain for the Indiana Pacers NBA team and has conducted chaplain services for the Indianapolis Colts and other NFL teams.
Out of all his accomplishments, Dr. Jackson remains humble to the fact that God graciously decided to use him as a humble servant. He is the devoted husband to First Lady Tara Jackson. They have two sons, James Anthony, II and Jonathan Eugene. Dr.
Jackson enjoys reading, singing, watching sports and working out.