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City of Cocoa Economic Development News

Posted on: October 24, 2019

The Celebration Tabernacle Marketplace Ministry Announces Small Business Peer Group

The Celebration Tabernacle Marketplace Ministry is pleased to announce, its small business peer group training classes, led by Pastor Errol Beckford that are currently being offered in Cocoa at Celebration Tabernacle Church.


Topics covered range from introducing young entrepreneurs to the basics of creating and financing a successful business to learning the importance of business planning, the components of a business plan, legal requirements, financing options, sample plans and resources are provided.

The Market Place Ministry is the economic community-restoration arm of Celebration Tabernacle Church. It was created to assist business owners in establishing themselves, and oversee the operation of church-owned businesses and properties that serve the local community. We believe that the church should not only be IN the community, but it should also be PART OF the community. The Marketplace Ministry was designed to expand ministry efforts while simultaneously improving the community and its people. It is empowering people and revitalizing our community by using the world’s economic structure to build the Kingdom of God.

Through Marketplace Ministry businesses, we transform lives one person at a time by offering business startup training, and jobs to individuals within the local community that are difficult to employ due to significant negative issues in their employment, educational, or social histories. These factors often include criminal records, lack of formal education and work experience, and lack of critical job skills. The jobs provided in the marketplace ministry allow these individuals to earn an honest, productive living while receiving the training necessary to prepare them for future employment. The Marketplace Ministry also transforms the community by acquiring and renovating the real estate to improve its value, use, and appearance in the community. These efforts benefit our community by restoring the appearance of buildings and properties and ensuring they are used for positive purposes.

The Marketplace Ministry is continuing the mission of Celebration Tabernacle Church by reaching beyond the church walls to share the love of Jesus and give people help, hope, and a reason for living.

Instructors: Pastor Errol Beckford, author of “Make Life Work and Founder of Celebration Tabernacle Church and Market Place Ministry.

When: The last Monday of each Month

Where: 1010 Dixon Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32922

Phone(321) 638-0381

Next Class: Monday October 28, 2019

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Who should attend: New entrepreneurs of all ages, looking to start up or grow their own business.

Tuition: No Charge


Instructor: Pastor Errol Beckford was born in Jamaica where he was raised with his three brothers and eight sisters. At age 19 he began a life of ministry as a student at Jamaica Bible College in Westmoreland, Jamaica, followed by his first ministry assignment at Grace Baptist Church in Spanish Town, Jamaica. In his 20s, Pastor Beckford relocated to the United States to pursue higher education in the State of New York. While there he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in business administration. Thereafter he spent 13 years pursuing business endeavors before hearing the call of God on his life to plant a church. In 1997, Pastor Beckford followed this calling to Cocoa, Florida where he planted Celebration Tabernacle Church. Pastor Errol Beckford was first called to this assignment while on a business trip in Las Vegas, Nevada. While there he heard a calling from God to build a church for His honor and glory in the center of Cocoa, Florida where people of every color, culture, and walk of life could worship together. Pastor Beckford was called to raise up a people through the Word of God using three guiding principles in all things: faith, excellence, and understanding. Pastor Beckford’s calling was to minister to a specific set of people; those who were distressed, indebted and discontented.






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