Cory S. Powell, Pastor
Twitter: @empoweringwords

Pastor Cory S. Powell accepted the clarion call into the ministry on Thanksgiving Day, 1990 and preached his first sermon on January 13, 1991. After several years of servingas an associate minister and youth and college pastor, Pastor Powell, in obedience to God, founded the New Dimensions Tabernacle in September of 2003.  Under his leadership, the church continues to grow and pursue its goal of "Empowering People to Live Empowered Lives".  

In 2002 Pastor Powell co-founded the Lauro Cavazos & Ophelia Powell-Malone Mentoring Program, (Mentor Tech) at his alma mater, Texas Tech University. Through its initiatives the program has provided services to more than 2800 students.  Mindful of his responsibility to be involved in the community, he serves on the Boards of Directors for the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the Volunteer Center of Lubbock.  He previously served on the Board of the Directors for the United Way and the American Diabetes Association. He faithfully served as the founding director of Texas Tech’s Visions of Light Gospel Choir for fifteen years. Currently, he continues to serve as the group’s Campus Advisor.

In addition to volunteering with numerous other civic organizations, Pastor Powell served as the Secretary for the Lubbock Area Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (LAIMA), the College/University Liaison for the African American Leadership Forum and was a member of the Religion Advisory Committee for Wayland Baptist University. He was the Chairman of the 2006-2007 "Focus Lubbock" Steering Committee with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.

The recipient of numerous accolades and awards, in 2009 Pastor Powell was selected as one of Lubbock's "20 under 40" by the Young Professionals of Greater Lubbock. In July of 2004 and again in July of 2005, he was recognized for his leadership and civic involvements as one of forty individuals named to Lubbock Illustrated Magazine's "40 under 40" list. In the spring of 2006, he attended the African American Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. upon the nomination of Congressman Randy Neugebauer and  former senator, Kay Bailey Hutchinson.  He was also recognized for his service to the youth of the Lubbock community in 1997 with the "Get Involved" Young Adult Award from the Volunteer Center of Lubbock.

Believing that effective ministry must be radical, relevant and resourceful in order to transform lives, Pastor Powell ministers throughout the country in revivals, conferences, seminars, and workshops, while heralding a message of hope and promise to those who face seemingly hopeless and dismal situations. He is a member of The Potter's House International Pastoral Alliance, (P.H.I.P.A) under the spiritual covering of Bishop T. D. Jakes.

Pastor Powell and his beautiful wife, Dr. Felicia Y. R. Powell, are the proud parents of one son, Cory Sherard, II and one daughter, Camille Yvonne.