Pastor Anthony W. Sease
Prior to Pastoring, Anthony worked in the automotive industry for 25 years and served in all facets of the business from sales rep, used car manager, finance manager, general sales manager and general manager. Because of his love for business, Anthony pursued other avenues of the industry which would give him nights and weekends free to continue his involvement in the church.
In 1998, Anthony joined the Volvo Finance Corp. NA, as an Asset Remarketing Specialist which gave him the opportunity to travel extensively around the US which further prepared him in the business arena.
Pastor Sease was called to ministry at an early age. In 1998, he was ordained as an Elder in the Church of God in Christ by the Late Bishop O.T. Jones, Jr. After ordination, Elder Sease continued his career in the automotive industry as well as his responsibilities to ministry under the tutoring of his Pastor, James Smith.
Pastor Sease accepted the call to Pastor. He met with a group of 15 people at Old Country Buffet and within one week of prayer, he got a building, free of charge, to begin the ministry. Within the first 6 months, the Abundant Life Ministries was in position to buy the building at 1000 Queen Street in York. Pastor Sease was instructed by Bishop Benjamin Ravanel to slow down, and because of his obedience, he found a building located at 701 West King Street. Never in the history of the Commonwealth of PA Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ, have there been a church dedication, mortgage burning, and Pastoral dedication all on the same day. Many miracles have taken place over the past 11 years of Pastor Sease’s ministry.
In 2009, ALMS had a School of Ministry with 26 certificates issued in January of 2011.
Pastor Sease, being led by the Lord, contacted Pastor Rachel J. Baxter of Maranatha COGIC in 2008 and shared a vision of the two churches coming together. On Pentecost Sunday 2012, that vision became a reality, The New Covenant Community Church. The Lord has shown his approval on the obedience of both pastors.
The building now houses Katallasso Family Health, Manna Food Pantry, Salem Square Community Association, True North Transition Housing office, and the Abundant Life Outreach After School Partnership which feeds over 1000 children a day.
Serves as Executive Director of The Life Center
Serves on the Community Action Committee for the York City School District
Served as President of the Black Ministers’ Association – 4 terms
Served as Co-Chair of the Ex-Offenders Support Coalition of York YMSCC
Served on the Advisory Committee for Treatment Court of York County
Served on the Board of Salem Square Community Association
Served on the Racial Justice Committee YWCA
Pastor Sease has been married to the lovely Patricia A. Sease for 36 years, and they are the proud parents of two daughters, Tanoue and Geneva. They have 3 grandsons.