About East Brunswick Community Church

Our Vision

The vision of East Brunswick Community Church is to nurture a congregation who understands just how deeply loved they are by God.  Only then can we live a life of love and service to those around us. 

Our Strategy

Develop a Congregation that is grounded in Scripture

Assist each person to discover their spiritual
gifts and divine calling

Develop leaders in every life stage to
live and lead for Jesus.

Inspire and equip every person to live missionally. 

Our Statement of Faith

    1.    We believe that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is therefore the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct of Christians.

    2.    We believe that only one God eternally exists in Trinity - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

    3.    We believe that God the Father is the creator and the sustainer of heaven and earth and everything therein.

    4.    We believe that Jesus Christ, our Lord, is the only son of God, and God the Son from eternity.  We believe in his virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death and bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

    5.    We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells in every believer and is ever present to testify of Christ. 

    6.    We believe that man was originally created in the image and likeness of God, and that he fell through sin, lost his spiritual life and became subject to the power of the devil.  We believe that only through the regeneration by the Holy Spirit, can man receive salvation and renewed spiritual life.

    7.    We believe that our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We believe that the salvation of man comes only through faith in Christ.

    8.    We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will return for His Church and that this event is the blessed hope set before us and for this we should be constantly looking.

    9.    We believe that the only Holy Universal Church is the Body of Christ to which all believers and local congregations belong; and it is our calling to preach and live out the Gospel of salvation before the nations of the world.

    10.    We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances given to the church to symbolize our redemption through Christ and remind us that our salvation is by faith through grace in Jesus.

Leadership Team

Lead Pastor
Thomas  serves as the Lead Pastor of EBCC which he and a small group of volunteers started in April 2016. Thomas, his wife Suzy and their 5 sons have lived in NJ since 2001 and East Brunswick since 2009.  When not doing ministry, his passions are golf, basketball and cooking; with a recent obsession in smoked meats.
Leadership Team
Sara was one of the planting members of EBCC and has been serving in some capacity since 2016. She currently serves on the Leadership Team . In her free time, she enjoys solving and creating (and even Twitch streaming) cryptic crosswords.
Leadership Team
Randy serves as a member of the Leadership Team and jumps in to lend a hand for whatever event or ministry team is in need.  His involvement in the EB community and volunteering, coaching, and leading youth sports led him to this church where he, his wife Di, and their two teenage sons have attended for 5 years.
Executive Director
As Executive Director Howie oversees Sunday operations, administration, and everything else that no one wants to do. He is a proud to be born and raised in Jersey. Howie and his wife, Diana have 6 kids. He’s an avid Chelsea FC, Yankees, Giants, and (sadly) a Knicks fan.

Ministry Team

Irene DeGutis

Community Groups
Irene serves as Community Group (CG) Director providing oversight on strategy and health of the CGs. She has a passion for seeing people find connection and community.  Irene has grown up in New Jersey and lives with her husband, Rob, their two children and their cute golden retriever. Irene enjoys karaoke, traveling and trying out new eateries!

Peggy Laury

Finance Ministry
Peggy serves as the lead for our finance ministry. Peggy, her husband and her 2 children came to EBCC first Easter Egg Hunt in April 2016 and found their home church since then. Peggy is an avid baker and likes to crochet & knit in her spare time.
Connections Ministry
Joy serves as the lead for the hospitality ministry. Joy and his wife, Sejal, daughter Isabella and son Jaden have lived in EB since 2012. He loves spending time with his family, reading engineering books and working out
Kidz Ministry
Kristin oversees our children's program, EB KIDZ.  She is an early childhood educator and has a passion for teaching children.  Kristin grew up in New Jersey and continues to live here with her husband and their two children. Some of Kristin's favorites include reading, doing puzzles, going to the beach and enjoying ice cream!
Youth Ministry
Kirk currently serves with the youth ministry. He has two children and is married to our children's program director. Kirk enjoys playing video games, board games, golfing, and other sports activities.

Vanessa  Mendoza

Worship Ministry
Vanessa currently serves as the Worship Director, overseeing the worship ministry. She and her husband Zach recently joined EBCC in January 2023. Vanessa's passions not only include playing music, but also reading, baking, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Micah Wong

Youth Ministry Intern
Micah just graduated from Rutgers University with degree in sociology and is looking to explore teaching in his post graduate career. He’s into computers, gaming and technology, as well as anime.



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