Pastor Marlene Yoe, Lead Elder, Overseer of Prayer, Women's Ministry & Hospitality
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Name: Marlene Yeo

Title/Role:  Lead Elder, Overseer of Prayer, Women's Ministry & Hospitality

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 and raised in Groveland, Amesbury and Newburyport.

Work/Ministry experiences: I have worked in multiple areas of ministry since 1984, but the majority of that time I served as a Youth Pastor for 10 years, an Associate Pastor for 2 years, and served as Senior Pastor at CCF Haverhill since it's founding in 2005 until 2022.  I currently serve as Lead Elder at CCF Ministries of Haverhill and Renaissance City Church.

I also am the Executive Director of Somebody Cares New England licensed under Dr. Doug Stringer Somebody Cares America/International. In addition, I have served 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.

In 2023, I launched "Transformation Leadership Coaching", a ministry aimed at teaching, training, mentoring and coaching individuals for one year who are willing to learn the art of living, loving and leading well.  For more information about this ministry, please visit:

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", "He's Looking for a Donkey...To Ride Into Your City" and "Gain Understanding: Then We Will Talk".   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 CCF Ministries of 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 experienced 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  


Books by Pastor Marlene J. Yeo:

"Where's God on Tuesday?"

For those of you who have asked, "How do I walk through the challenges of life and enter into the promises of God, while living in the reality of where I am today?"- I pray this book provides you with some answers to that profound question. This book is for those of you who want to make a difference in this crazy world, but find yourselves limited in resources, time and the skills necessary to accomplish what the Lord has called you to do. This book is about my journey as an ordinary person fulfilling the extraordinary purposes of God in my generation. I have learned to press through the Tuesdays when it feels like God is a galaxy away by trusting that He will do what He has promised and finish what He has started in my life. My hope for you, as you read this book, is that you will be encouraged to press into His destiny for you, regardless of the obstacles, the trials and the pain.
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"He Cares For Me"

This book is about how very much He Cares for Me and you! Throughout this book, you'll read testimonies from real people that have found freedom in Christ and how they have matured as an individual and as a leader. I pray that you will glean wisdom, gain insight, be encouraged and find hope by the testimonies shared. As we humble ourselves and invite the Lord into our broken messed up livesHe makes something beautiful.Our testimony is “My Mess becomes His Message” for the Gospel to be preached to all the world that there is hope and healing in Christ. For the believer there is only one way to experience the healing for our soul that we all long for. It is found in our faith in Christ, the finished work on the cross and His resurrection. As so beautifully written in Ecclesiastes 3:11, He has made everything beautiful in its time.
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"He's Looking for a Donkey to Ride Into Your City"

The title of this book is not one that would draw just anyone to read it; that is unless you have prayed, "Lord I want to be a carrier of Your presence!" A donkey carried the King of Glory to His destiny. Are you willing to be a carrier of the One you love into wherever He wants to go? This book is full of true-life stories about real people written as a testimony that God can use every day ordinary people to do extraordinary things. I hope you will be inspired to join the journey on the road to transformation. It is the journey of advancing the Kingdom of God in practical ways. The natural opens the way for God to move in the supernatural in your family, church and city.
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"Gain Understanding: Then We Will Talk"

Ever wonder why, with all the biblical teaching and prophetic ministry available today, there is still so much brokenness in the body of Christ? The Lord said, "It is finished." We know the victory is ours because of the cross, so why do so many Christians struggle? One of the root issues is that we lack understanding through a personal encounter of the Heavenly Father's love for us. Without it, we lack healthy self-esteem, profoundly affecting our relationships. Without understanding from heaven's perspective, unhealthy mindsets, communication, and responses result in unhealthy actions and lifestyles. In this book you will find answers, encouragement, and understanding from the Word of God and real-life stories to help you along your freedom journey.
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