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About Me

My Background

 Born in the surrounding area of Detroit Michigan and now a 20 year resident of Brooklyn, New York, Elder Dr. Joseph Lathan is the Co- Pastor of the Spiritual Israel Church & Its Army, Manhattan location. His educational background entails a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Empire State College, a Master’s in Education Administration from Michigan State University and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Lathan’s professional background includes over 30 years in Human Services, 18 years of service as an Ordained Minister and more than 15 years of work experience in Education Administration at the post-secondary collegiate level 


Dr. Lathan is a Motivational Speaker, Author, Consultant and Entrepreneur who enjoys public speaking, singing, playing piano and spreading infectious optimism. His life philosophy and belief is: "We can experience either Heaven or Hell on Earth, so choose wisely." Contact him at josephlathan@gmail.com  or (347) 738-7659 to speak at your next event or for spiritual counsel.


 “Why Choose Hell When You Can Have Heaven On Earth?” Is a book that revisits God’s plan for humankind at the beginning of creation and how we were purposed to experience paradise while  living on Earth. This book is dedicated to those seeking comfort from the loss of loved ones and to those who desire to live life to the fullest on Earth.  

"Why Choose Hell When You Can Have Heaven On Earth?"


Today’s work climate of layoffs, downsizing, workplace shootings and mergers can be seen as a battlefield for 21st-century employees. As an expert in the field of Workplace Spirituality/Workplace Chaplaincy, the completion of his doctorate study led to the creation of a new cutting-edge business, Workplace Chaplain Services, LLC. The services of the business offers help and hope through relational and spiritual care to company employees to avoid and manage the challenges of today’s work environments. 


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Dr. Joseph Lathan

(347) 738-7659