Curl Oral Hazell became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1989. He received his spiritual nurturing primarily under the ministries of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle Inc., located in Queens, NY, under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Roderick R. Caesar, Jr. While at Bethel, Curl served for many years in various capacities, including co-youth director, Sunday school teacher, and as deacon.
In the course of time, he felt impressed of the Lord to engage in in-depth theological study and reflection. His journey in pursuit of that goal includes an Associate in Biblical studies at the Bethel Bible Institute and a Master of Divinity at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, where he graduated at the top of his class summa cum laude.
Upon graduating from Seminary in 2003, Curl was ordained as a minister under Bethel Gospel Tabernacle Fellowship International. Having received the full blessing of Bishop Caesar and the Bethel ministries, in 2005, Curl migrated to Conyers, GA, and in answer to the call of God to pastor, founded Agape Fellowship Christian Center, Inc. - a vibrant ministry for the entire family. In addition to his ministry portfolio, Curl is a licensed practicing pharmacist, having licensure in the states of New York and Georgia.
He is happily married to Bernadette, his wife of ten years, and together they are the proud parents of three children. He is the author of Real Faith in Action: the demonstration of nine principles that characterize authentic faith—to learn more and for ordering, click here
Associate Pastor Joyce Hill
Joyce Hill was born and raised in New York City where she resided until October 2002 when she relocated to Columbus, Georgia. She was married to Allen Hill and is the mother of one daughter, Kimberly Beth Ramirez, and one son, Kevin Lewis Hill. Joyce has five grandchildren, Joel, Elena, and Lorena Ramirez, and Verkeem and Ericka Hill. She was widowed in 1998, after 30 years of marriage.
In 1987 Joyce became a member of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle International, located in Queens, New York where Bishop Dr. Roderick R. Caesar is the Pastor. She served on the usher board and in the Missions Department, and was eventually appointed Missions Director. In 1997 she was ordained as an evangelist, and in 2007 she was ordained as a minister.
Joyce has served as a missionary in Trinidad, Jamaica, and Haiti, as well as in local outreaches in New York City, participating in street crusades and street evangelism. She was an employee of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey located in the World Trade Center for 26 years. Joyce was also a member of the board of directors of the Port Evangelistic Association of Christian Employees of the Port Authority, a Bible Study and prayer group in the World Trade Center that flourished from 1988 until 2001. The Lord also called her to minister on the subways during the time she commuted to work at the World Trade Center.
She has been active in prison ministry at Riker’s Island in New York
and in Georgia where she served at Rutledge Correctional Facility,
Pulaski Women’s Prison, and is now presently serving at Macon State
Prison. She also conducted a Bible study for the staff and parents
of Little Blessings Nurturing Center in Columbus, Georgia. Joyce is
presently a member of Agape Fellowship Christian Center in Conyers,
Georgia where she is the assistant to the Pastor. In June 2009 she
received a Bachelor in Biblical Studies from Beacon University in
Columbus, Georgia, where she graduated magna cum laude.
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