Meet the Pastor

Meet Reverend Antonio J. Velez Jr.


Reverend Antonio J. Velez Jr. is the founding Pastor of Mercy Church. He holds license with the United Pentecostal Church International. He has several yeas experience providing grief counseling as a Hospice Chaplain and holds a bachelors of Art in Biblical Counseling. In an effort to reach the lost Reverend Velez has been involved in several avenues of ministry; with over twelve years professional experience ranging from prison ministry, hospital visitation, personal Bible studies, to evangelizing our country. He genuinely cares for people while providing Biblical encouragement.


He has been married to Violet Velez for eleven years and they have three children; Evangelina, Esther, and Ezra. The children are a great asset to their ministry as they show first had the faithfulness of family and the importance of Serving God and the community as a whole.