Our Pastor and Overseer

Senior Pastor Todd A. Nienhaus

Todd Nienhaus is Senior Pastor of Faith Christian Fellowship church in Racine, Wisconsin which was founded and incorporated in February of 1992. He was ordained into the ministry on July 3, 1994, and was appointed Co-Pastor of Faith Christian Fellowship on November 4, 2006. He was installed as Senior Pastor on April 14, 2019.

Pastor Todd Nienhaus is a life-long resident of Racine, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in December 1987 with a BA in Sociology and minors in Political Science and Economics. Since graduation, Pastor Todd built a multi-faceted career in several vocations. Along with pastoring, he worked in several social service organizations for youth and assisted families, as a coordinator and recruiter in workforce development, and as a web and publishing professional.

He married Apostle Sheila Nienhaus in April of 1990 and helped raise three sons – Kala, Marcus, and Tracy, and two granddaughters – DeAsia and Mya.

Pastor Todd Nienhaus is known as a man of honor, integrity, and valor. His love for the Word comes through in the way he teaches to the young and old. In his prolific style, he can explain the Word to its elemental or basic level so that all can understand while casting a revelatory light that inspires us to study God’s Word. Pastor Todd is truly an anointed preacher and teacher, loving husband and family man.

Apostle Sheila D. Nienhaus

Sheila D. Nienhaus is the founder and overseer of Faith At Work Ministries and 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 Apostle 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 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. 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 served honorably as pastor for 27 years. During that time, she authored a booklet entitled “Hope: The Bridge Between Faith and Actualization.”

In 2006, she founded Faith At Work Ministries: An Apostolic Network to equip men and women for leadership in the Christian church. This organization provides training through workshops and one-on-one mentoring.

In 2017, Apostle Nienhaus earned her Master of Bible and Theology from Faith Christian University, graduating summa cum laude.

Apostle Nienhaus is married, the mother of three sons, the grandmother of two girls, and has one great-grandson. She is an accomplished preacher and teacher whose life reflects her passion for the Lord Jesus Christ.

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