Rev. Kelmy Rodriquez, as a child, was born and raised in Spanish Harlem, New York. He has seen the short term and long term effects of poverty, social disadvantage, domestic violence, gang activity, drug dependency, illiteracy, and bullying in our community. Kelmy has endured and triumphed over years of personal hardships and tribulations such as addiction, social deviance, sexual abuse, and the murders of his mother, his fiance, and his daughter from gun violence. For years he found himself continually struggling with addiction and mental illness, resulting in suicidal tendencies until he was inspired to break the chains. He became an example that we can strive to be better for ourselves, our families, and our communities. Kelmy is the founder of the Fellowship Corner, a Christian based organization that strives to bring the Church of Christ to the homes of Christians that are not able to attend a traditional church setting due to disabilities & geriatric status. He was appointed to the position of New York City Elder for the National Association of Christian Ministers in late 2017. This appointment was a historical moment in its kind being the first appointed Elder in New York City. The N.A.C.M. is a non-denominational association of Professional Christian Ministers committed to advance the Kingdom of God by effectively equipping & encouraging those answering a call to ministry through ordination, licensing, mentoring, practical ministry-skills training, mutually edifying fellowship, and conferring church charters. Kelmy serves as a Staff Minister at East Ward Missionary Baptist Church in East Harlem, NY and as a Trauma Chaplain for the MTA, New York City Transit. He is a father of 4 children and has a Doctorate in Systematic Theology with a minor in Christian Counseling, he is currently pursuing a degree in Legal Studies. He has been a news contributor regarding Community Policing, Public Health and Safety matters on various news networks such as CNN, WPIX 11, FOX 5, NBC 4, 1010 WINS & Channel 7 Eyewitness News gaining national and international exposure. He is a recipient of a New York State Assembly Citation for Exceptional Community Service, a New York State Senate Recognition Award for Public Service, a Humanitarian Award for Societal Contributions, a Special Congressional Recognition for Community Affairs and multiple Live Save Commendations from the New York City Fire Department. He is currently in the process of completing his first book, "Axioms of An Urban Minister," "An ongoing journey of Revelations." His second book, "From the Gutter to GOD," is expected to be released in 2023.