Name: Marlene Yeo
Title/Role: Lead Pastor
About me: I am a type A personality personified. I enjoy action and being in the middle of God’s dream for His church of prayer, unity and the work of compassion. I am passionate about God’s presence and His kingdom coming and His will being done on the earth. I enjoy being with people. Especially the ones God has called me to work with and to those I am called to care for.
Where I am from: I was born at the Chelsea Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass. 1952 raise in Groveland, Amesbury and Newburyport
Work/Ministry experiences: I have worked in multiple areas of ministry in the last 34 years but the majority of that time I served as a youth Pastor for 10 years, an Associate for 2 years, and have served as Lead Pastor at CCF Haverhill since it's founding in 2005.
I also am the Executive Director of Somebody Cares New England licensed under Dr. Doug Stringer Somebody Cares America/International. I serve on a number of committees in the city: Department of Child and Family Services on the greater Haverhill Children’s Fund Board , the Haverhill Community Violence Prevention Coalition and the Merrimack Valley Hospital “Community Health Benefit” committee. I served a 5 year term on the Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees and a 2 year term on the Finance Committee.
How long have you been at CCF: since the formative stage of meeting as a cell group in my home studying the “City Impact” book by Dr. Daniel Bernard of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay, Florida
Tell me about your family: In 1970 I married retired police Lt. Harry Yeo, we have 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren. I love to spend time with the family and take care of my home. I love to decorate and have been told by many I have a gift for it and enjoy working in my yard.
I have traveled to over 13 countries with my amazing brother who has made it possible for me.
I have written the following books; “Where is God on Tuesday”, "He Cares For Me" and "He's Looking for a Donkey...To Ride Into Your City". Several churches have used these books for bible study in preparing lay people for the ministry of compassion and outreach.
Heroes: Jesus Christ, Pastor Mike Servello, Sr. Pastor Mike Servello Jr., Dr. Doug Stringer, Pastor Rafael Najem, Pastor Jude Fouquier, the Apostle Paul, Joan of Arc and Count Zinzendorf founder of the Moravian prayer movement.
Favorite thing about Community Christian Fellowship Haverhill: the amazing staff that God put together as His “Dream Team” they are the most dedicated, loving, faithful group of men and women I have ever had the privilege of serving the Lord with. I love the Jesus culture that God has created of prayer, worship, peace, laughter, love and the joy we have serving the least, the last, the lost and the little together. I love seeing God capture the hearts of people, who were once shattered by sin, healing their brokenness and living a life that now honors the Lord and paying it forward to other broken people.
Other Favorites: I love worship that allows the congregation to express their passion for Jesus. I have experience great freedom from the streams in the body that make glad the city of God. My favorite places of worship are IHOP, Kansas City, MO., Bethel Church, Redding, CA., JHOP Boston, Cambridge, MA., Redeemer Church, Utica, NY
Food: Middle Eastern food of all kinds
Music: Jesus Culture, IHOP web stream and CD’s
Quote: "All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing". ~~ Edmund Burke
Movies “The Passion”
Books: My favorites are books about prayer, compassion and evangelism and living life from the inside out, like: the “Emotionally Healthy Church”. For a more complete list of books that have impacted my life see the resource tab on our website
Some of my favorite authors are: Dr. Doug Stringer, Dr. Harold Caballeros, Stephen Covey, Count Zinzendorf, and Bob Sorge
To contact Pastor Marlene, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.