what we believe
We Believe In...
The One Ever-Living, Eternal God.
Infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose -- possessing absolute, indivisible deity. This one true God has revealed Himself as Father,
through His Son in redemption,
and as the Holy Spirit dwelling within us.
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, a divine revelation
from God to man. We accept the Scriptures as the final authority
in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin.
He lived a sinless life, was crucified on Calvary for our sins,
and bodily rose from the grave; and that he has been exalted to the throne of God where He is the only mediator between God and man.
We believe that through his death and life we have personal salvation
and power for victorious living.
Paul B. Mitchell
Paul B. Mitchell is the Senior Pastor, and visionary, for Changing Lives Christian Center, located in the East New York section of Brooklyn, NY. Pastor Mitchell believes that, as human beings,
we have a responsibility to empower one another.
Pastor Mitchell was born in Kingston Jamaica, the sixth of seven sons to Alfred and Myrtle Mitchell.
In 1971, the Mitchell family migrated to the United States. At the tender age of nine years old,
Paul remembers his parents working tirelessly and diligently, to provide for him and his brothers. Admiring his parent’s work ethic, determination, and zeal to make “life” for the family,
was the motivation needed to fuel and fulfill the calling on his own life.
Pastor Mitchell was a successful banker for over fourteen years.
Working with well-known banks like Chase, First Card and EAB helped to prepare him
for the leadership role that he now holds today, naturally and spiritually.
January 1st, 2003, Pastor Mitchell was called to a new role.
He transitioned from banker to Pastor, seemingly effortlessly.
In just a few short years, very humbled by the apparent hand of God on his life,
Pastor Mitchell is shepherding not just a church, in the East New York section of Brooklyn, NY,
but has become known to the New York Tri-State area, by way of T.V and Radio.
Pastor Mitchell is being used by and by God in a remarkable way.
He ministers directly to the hurts, issues, and challenges that people face
in a very practical and relevant way. At Changing Lives Christian Center our motto is
“A Place Where Love Lives & Lives Are Changed”.
Truly, 'Changing Lives' is changing lives.
We have adopted the old proverb that says, “If you give a person a fish, he eats for a day; but if you teach him how to fish he eats for a lifetime.” Our goal is to meet each person at the point of their need and equip him or her for success, by teaching them how to live successful Christ-centered lives.
Pastor Mitchell is a man of integrity and uprightness. He’s a giver of himself.
Most importantly, he is a man of God that seeks to honor and obeys God in all his ways.
In conclusion, Pastor Mitchell is a loving and devoted husband and friend to his wife, Yasmin,
of 25 years. He is a gentle, loving, and encouraging Pastor to the people
that God has given him to be Pastor over.
Lastly, he is a dedicated and loving son of his mother, Myrtle, who is 87 years young.
Pastor & First Lady
Yasmin Mitchell is a graduate of Adelphi University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Behavior. January 2010, Yasmin was solicited by her husband, Sr. Pastor of Changing Lives Christian Center, to resign from her secular career and work for the ministry full time, as its Church Administrator. This was a role that she was already very much involved with since the Ministry's inception -- seven years prior.
However, the capacity in which she would now be involved would be more intense...
This was certainly an offer that Yasmin felt she needed to consult the Lord about. She experienced doubt about whether or not she should make the transition. This was primarily predicated on the substantial financial increase that she received just a year prior from Farmingdale University -
and the fabulous benefits package and incentives that came along with the new job.
On January 29th, 2010, Yasmin officially resigned from Farmingdale University,
as the Sr. Job Readiness Trainer and transitioned into her role as the Church Administrator
for Changing Lives Christian Center on February 1, 2010.
Her role included but is not limited to relieving the Pastor of C.L.C.C
of organizational and operational responsibilities,
thereby allowing him to focus his full-time efforts on preparing weekly lessons for the ministry.
Her role is to directly report to the Pastor regarding all aspects of ministry
administratively and organizationally.
The ministry immediately started thriving in all areas.
Being a Full-time employee for the ministry, was clearly God’s Will and Plan for Yasmin and the ministry. In just two (2) months of being full-time, the Lord used Yasmin prophetically to speak to her husband
and inform him that he was going to be on Trinity Broadcasting Network (T.B.N).
He wouldn't only be a guest, but a National guest. After his debut on the national Trinity Broadcasting program, the ministry took another turn when God opened the door for the ministry to be on T.B.N’s New York Local program, which also allowed the ministry to be on T.B.N’s network absolutely free - for five years!
Not long after the local programs aired, the Station Manager for T.B.N presented Pastor Mitchell
with the opportunity to also host and interview Pastors and other special guests from the New York Tri-State area. After a number of interviews, Yasmin was then present the same opportunity as her husband
to host and interview pastors' wives in the New York Tri-State area on TBN’s local
'Praise The Lord' program. Her first interviewee, was Daryl Strawberry’s wife, Tracy Strawberry.
Thank you to God and to Chris Luppo for allowing Yasmin this awesome opportunity
as she also hosted and interviewed quite a number of other guests.
From 2003 to the present, Yasmin has assisted and supported her husband
as his right hand in ministry - with the help of the Lord.
Changing Lives Christian Center is a Church on the move!
With God on our side, we are preparing to build a multi–million dollar state-of-the-art facility that will house, a twenty-five-hundred-seat Sanctuary, a full-court baseball/gymnasium, a bowling alley, a state-of-the-art tutoring center
along a full lounge, and a community center.
Yasmin is a devoted wife and help-mate to her husband of twenty-five (25) years.
She serves alongside him in ministry and is very grateful to God for the opportunity to serve in this capacity. She enjoys the many facets that the ministry requires. She believes in ensuring that the ministry is administratively and organizationally sound.
“Serving with a Spirit of Excellence”- is the motto by which both she and her husband, lead.