Pastor Joseph Conner Sr.
Pastor Joseph Conner is the pastor of New Beginnings Sanctuary of Praise Church of God in Christ in West Philadelphia. He is the chief adjutant and personal secretary to Bishop Benjamin J. Ravened, Sr. of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ.
Connor founded a successful after-school program for boys, presently co-educational, which has served as a model for similar programs in the West Philadelphia area. He has served as a board member for the Center for Urban Resources, the University of Pennsylvania's Hospital Community Clergy Steering Committee and the Southwest Youth and Family Network of Philadelphia.
Connor is also employed as a social worker for the Philadelphia Prison System. A graduate of Antioch University of Pennsylvania, Conner also attended the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia where he is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry degree.
Conner is the proud husband to June Conner and the father of Jasmin and Joseph, Jr.