Pastor Jason, with his wife Paula, came to NYC over 20 years ago as a church planter, staring a ministry in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. After much prayer and consideration, he became our new pastor when Memorial, and his congregation at Bensonhurst Baptist Church, merged.
Jason grew up in North Carolina, and met Paula in South Carolina at Bible college. They have three children: Seth, Annabeth, and Samuel.
Pastor Danniel is a New York native, born and raised in the borough of Queens. At age 7, he trusted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, and later grew in his walk with Christ. In training for the ministry, he received a Bachelor of Arts ('13) and a Masters in Biblical Studies degree ('18). In June, 2019, he married his best friend, Abigail, who grew up in a pastor's home in New Zealand.
Danniel and Abigail are avid NY Mets fans, enjoy board games (especially Ticket to Ride), and love spending time with their one-year old son, Benaiah.