Dr. Lilisa Mimms' Major Accomplishments

Lifelong Resident of Paterson, NJ
Mother of 4 (1 girl, 3 boys)


  • PS #21 graduated 1983
  • Attended Paterson Catholic Regional HS ‘83-’85, Attended Eastside HS 85-87 graduating in 1987
  • PCCC graduated 2000 A.S. in Marketing
  • Univ of Phoenix graduate of 2004 B.S. in Marketing
  • Gilgal Bible School graduate 2004 with academic achievements
  • Alpha Bible Institute graduate 2008  with 4.0 GPA
    • Valedictorian of class, Summa Cum Laude, received Bachelor of Religious Education
  • The Christian University graduate 2009  with a 4.0 GPA
    • Valedictorian of class, Summa Cum Laude, received a Doctorate of Ministry and 8 awards for academic achievement

Work Experience

  • Senior Pastor & Founder, New Beginnings Christian Outreach Ministries (2009- Present)
  • Home School Liaison for Public School No. 21 (2011-2012)
  • Senior Franchise and Acquisitions Manager for Verizon Communications (1997-2008)
  • Director of Communications and Technical Support for New York Choice Cable TV (1989-1997)


  • Founder and Pastor of new church plant, Paterson, New Jersey (Jan 2009 –present)
  • Elected as Commissioner for Paterson Public Schools November 2014 (3yr term)
  • Appointed as Commissioner of Planning Board for Paterson, NJ July 2016 (4 year term)
  • Pioneered Yearly Women’s Conference in an urban environment
  • Community Advocate for Children and Parent (10 years+)
  • Community Block Party 2014 (Supplied 100 free book bags, free food, entertainment, shoes, etc.)
  • Adopted and partnered with Outreach in community (2009-Present)
    • Public School No. 21
      • Easter Egg hunt which provided recreation, photos and gifts for the community
      • Community Yard Sale which generated $500 which we matched and gave $1000  to school for uniforms
      • Provided Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas toys
      • Provide childcare and tutoring at all Back to School, Home School council and recreational activities
      • Purchased 8th grade yearbooks for class of 2010 & class trip for 6th grade 2012
      • Provided tutoring for a student failing in math within a 4 week turnaround got an “A”
  • Adopted School of Education & Training at Kennedy H.S.   (2012-Present)
  • Parent Linkage (2011-present)
    • Sponsored 12 teenage girls and their children and provide toys and gifts for the holidays
  • School Based (2011-2012)
    • Mentoring & workshop training for UMOJA club, Board member (2012-present)
  • College Tours Sponsorships (2012-2013) Young People Can Achieve & Black College Tour
  • Maria Magda (2009-Present)
    • Provide outreach, mentorship, life skills and counsel to women ages 20+
    • Distributed thanksgiving baskets and toys to over 50 women and their children
    • Assisted the women with transition into apartments, resume writing and job placemen
  • Community Service Awards
    • Awarded and honored eleven (11) Community Leaders for their outstanding contributions to the city of Paterson
  • Holiday Baskets and Toy Drives (2009-present)
  • You are Worth More Than That Scholarships
    • Awarded 25 college scholarships to high school graduates and current college students in the amount of $500, laptops, Kindle Fires, Tvs, DVDs, Printers and iPad3 (2010-present)
    • Awarded 8 book scholarships to students from Nyack College 2011

Global Impact

  • Provided technology upgrades to leaders in Africa and books & supplies to children
  • Trained and mentored a group of 100 upcoming entrepreneurs at Business Symposium in Africa