Willie Alfonso serves as Chaplain to the New Jersey Nets, Staten Island Yankees and Hispanic players of the New York Yankees, as well as New York City’s EMS. He is also the Program Director for Urban Impact, a ministry that shares Jesus’ heart of compassion and shows young boys on the streets of our inner cities the real hope found in Jesus Christ.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Willie speaks to these boys from experience. Forced to leave home at age 11, Willie spent his teenage years living with relatives, friends and on the streets. Years of drug use and destructive behavior followed, until he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior on Palm Sunday 1981.
In 1996 Willie and his wife felt called into full-time, inner city ministry. They began working with teenagers in a sports ministry that has led hundreds of young people to Christ.
Willie continues to reside on Staten Island with his wife Nancy. They have three daughters, Venus, Yvette and Krista.