•Having a dream to re-build decaying communities and lives by making the world a better place for all of humanity to live in peace and harmony. The Rev. Christopher D. Handy strives to raise the conscience of people everywhere to make a difference. His meager beginnings in a small rural town in Monroe, Louisiana and his childhood in a housing project greatly contributed to his mission to enlighten, inform, educate, and motivate people to better themselves, their communities, and the world around them.
•Handy has written many articles for various newspapers and magazines. He has organized marches to combat violence, injustices, and poverty, and while in school in Michigan he ministered on the 'bad' streets of Detroit and other cities. He continues to uphold justice and freedom by sharing his experiences with audiences everywhere. His first book “The Scars of Racism” has made a stunning and positive impact on people of all races.
•In 1999, Dr. Handy founded a Non-denomination Christian Community Church Ministry called The New Testament Bible Church and a non-profit organization called I.C.A.N (Innovative Community Action Network); Dr. Handy main focus is the future of our younger generation and the out casts of our society. In effort to prepare all young boys and men for the realization of being a man in today's society, he has developed a program called "Christian Manhood Training Program" (CMTP), which is a rites of passage program which deals with many of today's tough issues such as developing a relationship with God, treatment of women, responsibility of being a Father, learning to love and not Kill, the importance of an education, handling racism, and the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse.
•Dr. Handy is currently the CEO/President/Executive Director of Innovative Community Action Network (I.C.A.N.). His focus is working with at-risk and troubled youths, the poor and needy, the disenfranchised, and those without hope within the community by helping them to believe in themselves and encouraging them to strive for success. He was honored in 2002 with an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree from The Institute of Christian Works for his work with his Mentoring Program for at-risk and troubled youths. Dr. Handy is also a certified prison fellowship counselor, who has spoken to numerous inmates of all ages on how to survive on the inside, thus, preparing them for their release into society. Dr. Handy is a Licensed and Certified Counselor/Certified Life skills Coach and Trainer/Adult Organizational Development Specialist. Dr. Handy is a Certified Private Postsecondary Educator in Christian Education. Dr. Handy is the President/Chancellor/Founder of The New Testament Bible Church Biblical Institute an accredited and licensed Biblical Institute. He also serves as Professor of Theology and Practice of Ethics and Ministry. In April 2011, Dr. Handy was appointed Presiding Bishop of the Louisiana Conference from Fellowship of Christ International; his appointment was accredited to his many years of dedicated service to God, service to humanity, and ministry. His district covers the entire state of Louisiana.
•His educational background includes an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Louisiana Business College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, a Master’s of Divinity Degree, and a Doctorate of Theology Degree from Andersonville Baptist Seminary in Camilla, Ga. He has a Ph. D. in Philosophy in Counseling from the Institute of Christian Works in Columbia, SC. Dr. Handy is the Father of three children and definitely believes the family is the foundation of any society. Dr. Handy has received many citations and special recognition awards from many states and civic organizations across the US.