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About Dr.Fernando Cabrera.


The Better Life touches every dimension of your life.  If you are like me, you want to grow better spiritually, physically, emotionally, with friends and family, vocationally, and with your gifts and talents. It is about having a better life to what really matters in life. 

Following the principles of the better life, I have proudly served as the NYC Council Member representing the 14th district in the Bronx since January 2010.  I am presently the Majority Whip and chair of the Government Operations.   In my leadership positions in the NYC Council in the past included: Chair of the Juvenile Justice Committee, Co-Chair of the Gun Violence Task Force, chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, the Chairman of the Technology Committee, and Chair of the Substance Abuse Committee.

I  also currently serve as the senior pastor of the growing and thriving New Life church in the Bronx, New York.  I started as a program director for the first Mental Health Counseling graduate program and online Counseling graduate program in the state of New York at Mercy College, where I also taught for 12 years. I worked as a school counselor and substance abuse counselor.  I earned his B.A. in Religion from Southern California College,  M.A. in Counseling from Liberty University and my Doctorate in Counseling from Argosy University. 

But one  of my greatest joy in life is my family. I've been married to my wife Elvia for 30 years and continue to grow closer and better together.  My two children are both serving in ministry.  We have four grandchildren and another one on the way. At 53 years old, I feel I am at the prime of my life to be a blessing to others.

I am truly blessed and I want to pass the better lessons I've learn throughout the years to others.



Fernando Cabrera