Courts of Praise Christian Center
Courts of Praise Christian Center

Our Ministry Leaders

Being a ministry for the lost, our current leaders have been volunteering in their communities for many years in Mobile, AL. They bring with them an incredible ability to teach, lead, worship, inspire and care for those that are hungry and in need. With over 30 years of marriage and 25 years of ministry experience, our leaders provide Courts of Praise Christian Center with the inspiration and direction to keep the organization moving forward and expanding in new areas based on our community's needs.

Joseph E. Lett Pastor/Teacher


Pastor Lett graduated from Murphy High School class of 1979, immediately joined the Navy and served in the Submarine Force, Special Boats, and Mine Hunting. Awarded one Navy Commendation Medal, and three Navy Achievement Medals along with other distiguished medals and awards.


While stationed at California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, CA completed classes at the Academy, then when on to take classes at George Washington University, St Leo's College, and Bethany Bible College in Scotts Valley CA. Graduated from the University of Phoenix in 1999 with degree in management, and completed a degree program in Biblical Studies from Faith and Fire Bible school at Nazaree Full Gospel Church.


Surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in 1985 in Birmingham, AL. Was Discipled at Mount Canaan Full Gospel Church by Frankie Jefferson who is now Pastor of Eagles Fire International, Atlanta, GA.


Pastor Lett's past ministries include; Van driver, Junior Deacon, Match II Prison Ministry Leader at California's San Quentin prison, Strickland Youth Center ministry in Mobile, AL, and served as Interim Pastor. Pastor Joseph Lett was ordained as Elder in 2002 by Bishop Joseph Phillips, and Courts of Praise Christian Center was established in 2006.


Pastor Joe and Nelda Lett celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary in May 2017, have four children; Joe Lett Jr. who just completed his degree in Broadcast Journalism, Jamael Lett  is a football coach at Samford University, and is married to Jewell's Girvan Lett. Joshua Lett is a licensed barber, and Neisha Lett works for Fedex. 

Elder Deryl Pendleton

Nelda Lett

Bio: Minister Nelda Lett was born again in 1986 under the ministry of Mount Canaan Full Gospel Church in Birmingham AL where Doctor Willie B. O'Neal is Pastor.

She meets annually and contributes her time to the Ronald Mcdonald house in Mobile, AL for a coopertive fund raiser providing shelter to needy families from out of town. In doing this she sacrifices her salon time to volunteer free spa services to young women in need.

She also trains and counsels female members every other week in the (situation room) Womens Ministry.

Nelda Lett is the Owner Operator of Classic Beauty Salon and Spa in Mobile, AL since 2005.

Nelda has received her Masters License in cosmetology in June 2013,  and is currently attending Bible Training with Pastor Joseph Lett.

 Minister Vera Jackson




857 Downtowner Blvd STE-E

Mobile, AL 36609


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