Visionaries

NEFTALI “CHARLES” OLMEDA

Rev. Charles Olmeda is Senior Pastor of the Multi-ethnic, Bi-lingual, 3rd Day Worship Center; a thriving ministry affiliated with the Assemblies of God and a church he has founded and has pastored for the last 10 years along with his wife Pastor Reina Olmeda.

Prior to pastoring, Rev. Olmeda served the youth organization of the Assemblies of God in North Jersey and Pennsylvania for over 10 years as he simultaneously worked as a bank manager and commercial banker.

Rev. Olmeda serves as the president of Solutions Services, Inc.; a Non-profit community development company. Solutions Services, Inc. is the administering agency for the Allentown Mentoring Enrichment Network or A.M.E.N. Initiative (www.ameninitiative.com), an inner-city mentoring and midnight basketball, anti-gang and anti-drug initiative Rev. Olmeda helped develop with the City of Allentown’s Mayor’s office and others; He currently serves as director of said organization. Rev. Olmeda serves as the Vice-president of the board of directors of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches (www.lehighchurches.org), an ecumenical organization dedicated to addressing hunger, homelessness, mental health, At-risk youth and Christian unity. He also serves as board member and East Coast Director for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) an organization committed to serving the 16 million Evangelical Hispanics in the United States and Puerto Rico across generational, country of origin, and denominational lines on issues that pertain to family, immigration, economic mobility, education, political empowerment, social justice, and societal transformation (www.nhclc.org).

Rev. Olmeda’s studies include Banking Institutes, Assemblies of God Institute of Theology, Desales University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Moravian Theological Seminary.

Rev. Olmeda has been married for 19 years, has two daughters and resides in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania.

PASTOR REINA OLMEDA

Ida Olmeda known to most as Pastor Reina earned her undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology and is currently finalizing her graduate work in Psychotherapy and Family Systems. Pastor Reina is a member of the American Christian Counselors association as well as The National Association of Professional Women. Pastor Reina is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God denomination and serves on the board of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

Pastor Reina, a motivational speaker at heart, has a passion to see people change, succeed, and achieve. Her motivational style and her ability to connect with people from all different walks of life have served her to travel extensively throughout the country.

Pastor Reina along with her husband, Rev. Charles Olmeda, serves as Pastor of 3rd Day Worship Center where she inspires, motivates and empowers parishioners on a weekly basis. She also provides Pastoral Counseling to those in need.

Pastor Reina believes in giving back to the community, hence providing services for various non-profit organizations via her counseling services organization – M.I.N.D. Counseling & Consulting, Inc. With an emphasis on encouraging individuals to realize their goals, visions and dreams, her workshops consist of developing strategies and empowering individuals with the necessary tools that will lead them to a life of successful living with God as the center.

Pastor Reina, enjoys spending time with her family, photography and reading.