Niagara falls campus pastor
craig d. pridgen
Pastor Craig Damone Pridgen is a native of Buffalo, New York, and still resides there with his wife and their two daughters. He is a graduate of The Buffalo Academy for Visual & Performing Arts and Medaille College.
On January 11, 2001, with a unanimous decision, he was granted a license to preach the gospel. On December 1, 2002, he was ordained as an Elder as the church became officially affiliated with the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship under the leadership of Founder Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr. In 2004 Elder Pridgen lead the efforts in opening and managing the first-ever Subway restaurant franchise in a church. During that time he oversaw a job readiness program that prepared inner-city youth for work. In November of 2010 Elder Craig was sent to the newly opened Niagara Falls location of True Bethel to carry out the vision and passion of the Buffalo location. He has been there since and continues to work to continue that very zeal he started with. The community work of Pastor Pridgen includes sitting on the following board of directors; Literacy New York, Buffalo-Niagara, Inc., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, and The National Federation For Just Communities. In 2019 Pastor Pridgen was elected as the President of The Niagara Falls Ministerial Council.
The goal of his life and ministry is to be an advocate for those who have been doubted, misused, unappreciated, misrepresented, and forgotten.