Rev. Dr. Bernard J. Wilks

Breakout Session Finance Presenter

Rev. Dr. Bernard J. Wilks
51 James Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
973 563-5333


Licensed Minister (Doctor of Ministry – Eastern Theological Seminary)

  • Eastern Theological Seminary: NJ Extension Director
  • Metropolitan Baptist Church
    Evangelical Ministry Outreach and Prison Ministry
    Directly involved in training and positioning ministers for service at numerous correctional facilities in Newark and surrounding community.
  • International Coalition of Apostles (ICA)
  • Metropolitan Apostolic Network
  • Resident Minister’s Alliance of Newark (ReMA) President
  • The Heritage Employment Learning and Placement Center Established under ReMA in Newark for ex offenders looking to reenter the workforce.
  • Dominion Fellowship Ministries: Founder and Overseer
  • National Day of Prayer: Coordinator for the City of Newark, NJ
  • Newark Alliance for Compliance (NAC): Formerly Advisory Board member
  • Theology and You (Instructor: Cablevision – Wednesday 9:30 PM)
  • The Urban Convocation: Coordinator
  • Transformation Newark: Overseer
  • The Bridge to Recovery Transformation: Oversee Steering Committee
  • OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN OUTREACH MINISTRY, award by the Newark Municipal Council


  • Licensed and Ordained Baptist Minister
  • Holds Chartered Financial Consultant (CLU & ChFC) designations
  • Accountancy Qualifying Certificate (certifies fulfillment of academic requirements for CPA)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree In Marketing: University of Maryland
  • Graduate Studies at American College: Bryn Mar Pennsylvania
  • Doctorate studies: Eastern Theological Seminary


Recently widowed and from that marriage to the lovely Annette Wilks has four wonderful children, twin sons Keith (wife Tiffany) and Kevin, and two daughters Kamie and Kacia (husband Mannix).