When I gave my life to Jesus Christ back in 1986, I never imagined that he would lead me to one day serve His people as the Pastor of Calvary Chapel in Passaic, NJ. I had plans for my own life that would have directed me to a completely different place.
For one thing, I always assumed that I would remain a professional musician, working by day as a systems analyst for an insurance company. It paid the bills and allowed me to do what I enjoyed most - play music. But shortly after my conversion, It became apparent that God had placed me on a much different path.
I spent the next 17 years at Harvest Christian Fellowship of Manhattan where I served as a Praise and Worship Leader, Discipleship Ministry Leader, Home Bible Study Leader and Children's Ministry Leader. In March of 1992, I was ordained an Assistant Pastor and then served as the Director of Praise and Worship Ministry until May of 2003. During this time the Lord also called my wife Michelle and I to lead a young adults fellowship called First Friday Fellowship.
In June of 2003, the Lord confirmed his call for us to start a Wednesday night Bible Study at the Courtyard by Marriott in Lyndhurst, NJ.
Over the next ten months, we grew as a congregation and ultimately became known as Calvary Chapel North Jersey. We moved to our current facility in April of 2004 and began holding Sunday Morning services while continuing to develop the individual ministries within our fellowship.
I am truly blessed to serve God's people as the Pastor of Calvary Chapel North Jersey and I am excited to be a part of this work that He has called into being.
We welcome you to join us in fellowship and covet your prayers as we continue to venture out in faith.
Pastor Tim Gentle