Pastoral Staff – Our Pastors

 arters_staff 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. Twitter




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 planting a 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. Pastor John and wife Patty have two grown sons, Robert and Joshua.





Matthew Cameron joined the Staff in May 2014 and is primarily involved in developing discipleship for High School students and young adults. Matt studied at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va and is currently enrolled online in seminary classes there. Matt and his fiance Alanna have planned an October 2014 wedding.





mannale_staff1Kris Mannale joined the staff in May 2014, coming to us from the Timothy Hill Ranch in Riverhead, NY. Kris grew up in Deer Park and studies student ministries at Eternity Bible College in Simi Valley, Ca. Kris and Hannah have been married for five years and have two kids, Riley and Elijah.