Pastoral 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

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 two kids, Riley and Elijah.

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.