"The Place Where Love Works"

Meet our pastors


"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor."

Ecclesiastes 4:9


Bishop Oswald nelson and pastor jacqueline nelson


Bishop Oswald Nelson, the founder and pastor of North Side tabernacle of Praise Church is a man of faith, not just mustard seed faith but crazy faith. Bishop Nelson’s passion is to build a church where love works, seeking to bring the masses into the knowledge of Jesus Christ, thereby expanding the Kingdom of God. It is a passion that burns brighter today than it did the day he began the journey! He has been married for over 30 years to a beautiful and awesome God-centered woman, Jacqueline Nelson.

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Pastor brandon & Autumn Nelson


Pastor Brandon Nelson has been apart of ministry at North Side Tabernacle of Praise, Serving as Administrative Pastor since 2014. During his time at NSTOP, he developed The Outlet Young Adult Ministry. Facilitating inter-generational relationships, and creating an avenue of opportunity for Millennial’s to embark on a journey with Christ. As a pastor’s kid (PK), he has experienced the ups and downs of ministry, giving him an understanding of the heart necessary for impactful ministry. He graduated from Lee University with a degree in Pastoral Ministry, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Divinity. Making “love” is his mantra for ministry, Brandon strives to build relationships and a community that displays the love of Christ. Driven by his love for people, the fabric of his life and ministry is to follow the template set before us in Matthew 22:37-40. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Brandon Nelson is guided by compassion for the judged, the condemned and the broken. He is married to an amazing wife, Autumn Nelson. She graduated from Elmhurst College with a Bachelors in Mathematics and has a Masters from Northwestern University in Predictive Analytics. Autumn and Brandon have been blessed with a wonderful son Jethro and daughter Ivy. They share a passion for people and push to show the world that conditions for judgment are conditions for grace.

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Pastor Isaac & stephanie saint felix


Isaac was born and raised in a Christian family. He professed his faith in Jesus and was baptized at a very early age. As he grew up, he had many experiences that challenged and strengthened his faith.  His Life is dedicated to living by  an example and encouraging young men and women how to live up to their fullest potential in Christ. Isaac's desire is to see young men and women transformed through a deeper understanding of God’s word through prayer and worship service, training, bible study, conferences and workshops. Isaac centers his ministry around making the Gospel relevant and applicable to modern Christians. He is happily married to a beautiful wife Stephanie C. Saint Felix and they have one child; Iden Saint Felix. 

Isaac's mission is to exists to equip young people to develop a deeper relationship with Christ. Encourage uplifting relationships with other christians, and empower life changing relationships with nonbelievers.