Pastor Nathaniuel Ward was born on November 30, 1954 to the late Deacon Joseph and Deaconess Peaches Ward in the city of Boynton Beach Florida. In 1972 he graduated from Atlantic High School located in Delray Beach, Florida, and in December of that same year he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps whereby he retired on December 31, 1994 after 22 years of honorable service.
In June 1986, while stationed in California, he was baptized at St. John Baptist Church of Oceanside, California. During 1987, while stationed in Okinawa, Japan, he joined United Baptist Church and served as the Youth Sunday School Teacher and was later licensed a deacon prior to his transfer back to the United States. Upon his return he was stationed in Arlington, Virginia where he soon found a church home at the St. John Baptist Church.
There he served as the Adult Sunday School Teacher, usher and a member of the Visitation Ministry. He was also ordained a deacon during his four years of service in Virginia. In 1992 after he transferred to the Marine Corps Recruit
Rev. Nathaniuel Ward
Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, he united with the Parris Island Gospel Fellowship. Once again he was ordained a deacon and served as the primary teacher for the Bible Study and the Adult Sunday School. Prior to his retirement from the Marine Corps in December 1994, he received the call of God on his life to preach the gospel.
After his retirement he returned to his home town and united with New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. After six months he announced his call into the ministry to his Pastor, Reverend Samuel S. Read, who later licensed him and allowed him to grow under his training. He served in many capacities throughout the sixteen years as an associate minister until February of 2011 when he was called and ordained as the Pastor of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church of Hobe Sound, Florida, where he served for seven years. Reverend Ward is the husband of Sonya Glover Ward and they have five children and three grandchildren.