Pastoral Staff

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Rev. Stephen C. Arters has served as Senior Pastor since January of 2006,and served as Associate Pastor since 1993. A graduate of Wheaton College & Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Stephen is passionate about helping people apply and practice God’s message of the Bible. Pastor Stephen and Lynn have four children: Kyle, Charissa, Garrett, and Mackenzie. 

Lynn is the Worship Director at the church, leading worship on Sundays and directing seasonal programming. Lynn is currently pursuing a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in order to understand her husband.

mannaleKris Mannale joined our staff in May, 2014.  Kris grew up in Deer Park, NY and studied at Eternity Bible College in Simi Valley, CA, where he began working in student ministry at Cornerstone Church.  Kris and Hannah were married in 2009 and have three kids, Riley and Elijah, and Silas. Suggestions can be emailed to the church. Hannah directs our Women’s Ministry Outreach program.

Rev. John W. Chestnut has served as a pastor in the EFCA for over 25 years. John pastored in Brooklyn, started a church in Millford, NJ, and is currently pastoring South Shore Community Church in Bayshore, NY. He is a graduate of Grace Theological Seminary. He has made numerous short-term missions trips over the past 20 years, most to the Czech Republic. Pastor John and his wife Patty have two grown sons, Robert and Joshua.