Staff&Teams

Pastoral Team

The Pastoral Team is responsible for leading the assembly in functioning as a Torah abiding, New Testament Assembly. The Pastor Team is responsible for providing spiritual instruction and strategic leadership to the members, staff and ministries of the assembly. The Pastoral Team serves as the administrative officers and supervisor of assembly staff and the Administrative Business. The Pastoral Team is not responsible for doing all the work, but for seeing that it is done and done properly (I Corinthians 14:40). The Pastoral Team provides spiritual leadership to members of New Breed Assembly. Duties include preparing weekly messages, preaching and conducting sabbath worship services and Bible Studies. The Pastoral Team’s responsibility to interpret biblical scripture for the congregation. Provide care and counseling to the assembly and assist them in crisis situations. The Pastoral Team officiates at special services, such as baptisms, weddings and funerals.

Dr. Kenneth Howard, M.A., M.S., M.Div., D.Min
Dr. Kenneth Howard, M.A., M.S., M.Div., D.MinSenior Pastor/Morehpastork321@aol.com
Dr. Kenneth Howard is a community activists, pastor, professor, prolific motivational speaker, visionary, businessman, and community leader. He is the Senior Pastor of New Breed Assembly, Adjunct Professor at multiple universities, community colleges, and seminaries in the Detroit, MI area. He is the author of “The Forgotten Ways: A Deviation of Biblical Practices and Worship. He is the President of New Breed Community Development Corporation, Co-Founder and President of Coalition of Non-Profit Agencies of Detroit (CONPAD), Founder of The Awakening Reformation Association of Hebrew Assemblies and Ministries. Co-Founder of Hebrew Academy of Detroit, Founder and President of New Breed School of Ministry, Founder of New Breed Economic Development Cooperative, President of Kingdom Konsultants a Business Consulting Firm. He owns Habiru Vegan Style Restaurant. Dr. Howard married his college sweetheart, the former Tawana McDowell of Flint, MI. Together they have four children Mary a student at Michigan State University, Kaleb, a High School Senior, Faith, a High School Sophomore, & Joshua.
Pastor Tawana Howard
Pastor Tawana HowardPastor/Morehtawanahoward34@gmail.com
Pastor Tawana Howard, a native of Flint, Michigan, is an awesome speaker, psalmist, counselor, moreh, and pastor. Together she and her husband, Dr. Kenneth Howard, leads New Breed Assembly a Hebraic Community of Believers. She currently holds 3 degrees from Ferris State University, an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in English Education, with a minor in Speech Communication. Pastor Tawana also has her Masters of Arts degree in Community Counseling at Spring Arbor University, with certifications in substance abuse and sexual abuse recovery. Pastor Tawana is also co-founder of New Breed Community Development Corporation. Together they have 4 beautiful children, Mary, Kaleb, Faith and Joshua. She is the owner of Habiru Vegan Style Restaurant. Pastor Tawana believes that the call on her life is to introduce the Messiah Yahusha to the world through prophetic praise & worship and the practical teaching of the Word of Yah. Her life is transparent, and her teachings are simplistic, which can be applied to everyday life. She also believes that every person who walks in Christ can walk in divine purpose.
Pastor James Howard
Pastor James HowardPastor/Morehjameslhoward31@gmail.com
James Lemories Howard is passionate about his relationship with Yah. Pastor James married his childhood sweetheart Latisha D. Howard. Together they have four beautiful children, Gerald, Simone, Jamya, and Brittney. James has attended New Breed Church (now Assembly) since 2005, and is still a faithful member to this day. He was licensed through New Breed Reformation Association as a minister in 2014 and is a proud 2015 Graduate of New Breed School of Ministry. James has served as the Usher Director, Men’s Ministry Director, and Youth Leader. He currently serves as an Associate Pastor/Moreh on the Oversight Team (formerly Eldership Team), Financial Manager and on the Senior Management Team at New Breed. James can be seen actively preaching, teaching, and serving in many capacities at New Breed. Due to his faithfulness to the Yah, commitment to the Assembly, diligence in studying the scriptures, and passion for people,
Prophet Patrick Tarrance
Prophet Patrick TarranceProphet/Navi
Prophet Tarrance lives in Warren Michigan with his lovely wife Lady Tawana whom he married on February 12, 1993, whom they also have three sons. Prophet Tarrance accepted Yahusha as his savior at 19 yrs old after he appear to him in a dream. He sat under the late Apostle Thomas Bulter, where he was ordain as a minister on July 12, 1996, at Word Of Truth. Prophet stayed there until YAH release him to go out into other ministers to support other Pastors. Prophet Tarrance would occasionally go out on the road with Apostle John Saba ministering the word of YAH and also would be on 1440 am radio where his show was call pressing towards the mark .In 2013 as Prophet was sitting at his desk studying, he heard YAH speak to him, and said man call you a minister and a preacher but I call you a Prophet and a messenger. On May 24, 2015 Prophet Tarrance was install into the office of the Prophet, by Bishop Terrence Joyce of Totally committed ministries. Prophet Tarrance study at Destiny school of ministries, where he also graduate from the Apostle and Prophet institute. He is also the Chaplain of Local 400 where he is chairman for Bridgewater, Chrysler, Ford, and others. In 2017 as Prophet was praying about his next assignment he was lead to New Breed Assembly where he met Dr.Ken Howard and Pastor Tawana Howard. Here YAH spoke to Prophet and said this is where he wanted him to be, to support, and keep them encourage, and also to learn.
Elder James Mason
Elder James MasonElder
Oversight Team

The Oversight Team (formerly the Board of Elders) consists of the Senior Pastor, Co-Pastor, Associate Pastors, Elders, Morehs and those appointed by the Senior Pastor who understand the vision, the calling and the integrity of New Breed. The Board of Elders is responsible for making key decision beyond administrative and pastoral responsibility such as pastoral and key staff salaries, building acquisition and renovation, and serving as the steering board for New Breed initiatives.

New Breed includes the role of elder as part of the ASSEMBLY leadership. The eldership team are men (and their wives) who fit the qualifications of eldership in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 and who have earned the respect of the congregation over time. Elders have a regular governing role and meet for governing purposes. Elders are available to assist in matters of counsel, conflict resolution, ASSEMBLY discipline, fiscal management, public teaching, and administration of ASSEMBLY ordinances including baptism and communion. New elders are appointed by the senior pastor with the agreement of the existing elders.

Dr. Ken and Tawana Howard
Dr. Ken and Tawana HowardOversight Team
James & Josephine Mason
James & Josephine MasonOversight Team
James and Latisha Howard
James and Latisha HowardOversight Team
Patrick and Tawana Tarrance
Patrick and Tawana TarranceProphet/Navi
Senior Management Team

The Senior Management Team serves as the administrative leaders for New Breed Assembly. It is a 5 member team consisting of the five (5) Offices of New Breed (Administrative Manager, Outreach Manager, Ministry of Helps Manager, Marketing Manager, and Finance Manager) will meet weekly to discuss the day to day operation of the Assembly.  

Minister Kim Warren
Minister Kim WarrenAdministration Manager
Minister Kim Warren is an anointed intercessor, worshipper and exhorter in the Kingdom of YAHUAH. She has a great love for the YAH and for his people and has a tremendous desire to see the people of YAH blessed, delivered and set free. She can often be found praying or counseling for those in need. Kim has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University with a major in Psychology and is a Certified Biblical Counselor with the Christian Research and Development Program. After serving 34 years at the United States Postal Service, Kim retired and began pursuing one of her lifelong dreams of traveling. She now owns the ELITE TRAVELERS TRAVEL AGENCY as well as several Home Based Businesses. Besides traveling, she loves spending time with her family, writing, directing, and performing in skits, but most importantly, serving the Most High. Min. Kim has been a faithful and dedicate servant of the Kingdom, previously serving in areas such as Altar Workers Ministry, Drama Ministry, Praise Dance Ministry, as a Sunday School teacher, as well as a choir member. Presently, she serves as a Minister as well as the Administration Manager at New Breed Assembly under the leadership of Dr Kenneth Howard and Pastor Tawana Howard. She also holds the position of Membership Director for the Network Marketing and Small Business Alliance (NMSBA). Min Kim is definitely excited and eager to be part of the Movement of YAH to spread HIS Truth to the Nations.
James Howard
James HowardFinance Manager
James Lemories Howard is passionate about his relationship with Yah. Pastor James married his childhood sweetheart Latisha D. Howard. Together they have four beautiful children, Gerald, Simone, Jamya, and Brittney. James has attended New Breed Church (now Assembly) since 2005, and is still a faithful member to this day. He was licensed through New Breed Reformation Association as a minister in 2014 and is a proud 2015 Graduate of New Breed School of Ministry. James has served as the Usher Director, Men’s Ministry Director, and Youth Leader. He currently serves as an Associate Pastor/Moreh on the Oversight Team (formerly Eldership Team), Financial Manager and on the Senior Management Team at New Breed. James can be seen actively preaching, teaching, and serving in many capacities at New Breed. Due to his faithfulness to the Yah, commitment to the Assembly, diligence in studying the scriptures, and passion for people,
Keona Croff
Keona CroffOutreach Managercroffk417@yahoo.com
Keona "KeKe" Croff a native Detroiter of 46 years. She has been an active member of New Breed Assembly since 2014. She actively serves as the Outreach Manager of New Breed Assembly and Administrator of New Breed Community Development Corporation. Additionally, she is the M-25 Food Director of New Breed CDC which she really enjoy because she gets to serve people from all walks of life. M:25 is a food pantry, mobile food pantry, soup kitchen and assistance program designed to help reduce hunger by supplementing the diets of low-income people including the elderly and homeless, providing food and nutritional assistance at no cost to end hunger and malnutrition in Metro Detroit. She is also a member of SWAP (Sister's With A Purpose), in which actively hit the streets to and feed the homeless and food insecure.
Ministry Team

The Ministry Team consists of  Ministry gifts of Power of the Word consisting of the Pastors, Morehs, Prophet(ess), Elders, Evangelists, Apostolic gifts, Teachers, and all license and ordained Ministers who understand the vision, the calling and the integrity of the ministry. The Purpose of Ministry Team is to:

  1. establish a broader communication base for 5-Fold ministry gifts
  2. establish a sounding board for every aspect of 5-Fold ministry
  3. set a platform for idea exchanges for all ministry gifts of Power of the Word
  4. establish a round table whereby designated 5-Fold ministry gifts can interface, communicate, resolve any ministry and doctrinal issues that arise, share concerns and give and receive wise Biblical counsel.
  5. give all leaders a deeper sense of belonging, usefulness, understanding of the importance of their role and to create a strong support system among staff.
  6. intensify the ministry of prayer and intercession among 5-Fold ministry leaders.
  7. provide the platform for impartation for 5-Fold ministry leaders, so that we are operating with one accord.
  8. provide leadership training & development for 5-Fold ministry leaders, equipping each leader with skills and abilities to be productive in their area of ministry.
  9. work with the Senior Pastoral staff to build a Antioch-style ASSEMBLY where all five fold ministry gifts are - engaged in Kingdom dialogue
  10. build on sound Biblical doctrine and making ministerial decisions to perfect Power of the Word members for the work of the ministry to edify the body.
Assembly Summit Council

The ASSEMBLY Summit Council consists of all leaders of New Breed (Senior Pastors, Associate Pastors, Morehs, Elders, Deacons, Managers, Ministers, Department Leaders, Ministry Leaders, and Coordinators along with appointed individuals who serve in a leadership capacity in New Breed). The ASSEMBLY Summit exists to:

  1. establish a broader communication base for pastor to draw from other leaders in the house
  2. ensure that no specific area of ministry becomes isolated and out of the overall flow of the ministry
  3. establish a sounding board for every aspect of the ministry
  4. set a platform for idea exchanges for all departments and ministries functioning within our local ASSEMBLY
  5. serve as a catalyst to draw every leader in the house closer together in relationship and duty
  6. establish a round table whereby designated leaders in the ministry can interface, communicate schedules and building usage to administration, resolve any issues that arise, share concerns and give and receive wise counsel in regards to their area of service
  7. give all leaders a deeper sense of belonging, usefulness, understanding of the importance of their role and to create a strong support system among staff.
  8. intensify the ministry of intercession among the leaders.
  9. provide the platform for impartation for all leaders, so that we are operating with one accord.
  10. provide leadership training & development for all leaders, equipping each leader with skills and abilities to be productive in their area of ministry.