Our Pastor

Apostle Sheila Nienhaus

Apostle Sheila Nienhaus

Apostle Sheila D. Nienhaus Biography

Apostle Sheila D. Nienhaus is the founder and pastor of Faith Christian Fellowship Church in Racine, Wisconsin, USA.

Apostle Nienhaus answered the Call to Preach in 1981, and was subsequently ordained Deacon and Itinerant Elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, where she faithfully served for ten years. During her tenure, she founded and established Trinity C.M.E. Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1984, where she served as pastor for three years.

In 1988, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin. During the course of her dual major studies, she participated in two well-publicized community projects – one on the evolution of youth gang activity in the Racine/Kenosha area, and another on the impact of a major industrial plant shutdown in the city of Kenosha. She co-authored several academic publications resulting from these studies and graduated as an honor student.

After graduation, Apostle Nienhaus was Re-Obligated to the African Methodist Episcopal Church and served at Wayman A.M.E. Church in Racine, Wisconsin as an associate minister for one year. During that time she founded Support, Training, and Resources for the Advancement of Christian Work, an outreach ministry for Christian women.

In 1992, Apostle Nienhaus was directed by the Holy Ghost to begin a new work. This led to the founding of Faith Christian Fellowship Non-Denominational Church in Racine, Wisconsin, where she currently serves as pastor. As a devout shepherd, she has nurtured and cared for her flock in all seasons, inspiring spiritual and numerical growth. One of her most noteworthy accomplishments is the acquisition and restoration of a century-old historical church in the center of Racine, which has served as a beacon of Christ in the community.

Apostle Nienhaus is married, the mother of three sons, and grandmother of two girls. She has authored a booklet entitled “Hope: The Bridge Between Faith and Actualization” and is working on several other written works. In August of 2000, she accompanied eight other ministers to Nigeria to bring the Word of God to three rural villages, resulting in many giving their lives to Christ.

She is an accomplished preacher and teacher whose life reflects her passion for the Lord Jesus Christ.

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