I'm writing to inform you that Pastor Abishai R. McDonald went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016. Pastor Abishai is the son of our East New York pastor and wife, Rev. Eustace and Lorna McDonald. Pastor Abishai was the lead pastor at the Jacksonville New Dimensions Church of the Nazarene in Florida. He is survived by his wife, Brittany McDonald, and two beautiful children.
Abishai McDonald (January 15, 1982-June 7,2016)
The family passed on the following information:
Cards and notes of encouragement may be sent to:
Hollis, NY 11412
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Please join the family as they celebrate his homegoing and remember this incredible man.
Saturday, June18th at 10:00AM
Word of Life Christian Center
8700 E. Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO
On May 21, 2016 the District Advisory Board voted to name Norberto Rivera the Metro NY District Youth Pastor. Please keep Norberto in your prayers as he fulfills this important assignment.
Norberto (Tito) Rivera
Norberto Rivera started working with the Spanish youth JNI leadership team since 2007 and started leading JNI in 2013. He is the NYI youth leader in his local church, Casa Peniel Newark NJ, since 2008.
He received his B.A. in Psychology & Counseling and his A.S. in Biblical Studies from Pillar College. He is also ACSI Certified in Bible for K-12.
He has been a soccer Coach for the city of Newark for 5 year and a physical education/health/Bible teacher since 2009. He is a males and couples peer counselor for Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center in Hawthorne, NJ.
Norberto is passionate, energetic, and committed to the development and spiritual formation of youth and young adults. He is married to his beautiful wife, Nancy, with whom he has two beautiful children, Caleb (6yrs old) and Chloe (3yrs old).
If you would like to contact Norberto (Tito) Rivera, his e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
For the NYI Facebook page click HERE
Paid Summer Youth Internships Still Available at Taconic!
The Taconic Leadership Development Program offers a unique paid summer internship for youth ages 16 - 18. This innovative Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) program combines both our original character formation and leadership development curriculum with on the job training for summer camp positions.
After successfully completing this 6 week summer internship program, youth will then gain priority status for future employment at Taconic.
For more information and an application for this program pleaseCLICK HERE
Welcome our new District Director for Nazarene Disaster Response
On December 5th, 2015 the District Advisory Board voted to name Rev. Errol Vieira as District Director for Nazarene Disaster Response (NDR). Please keep Rev. Errol in your prayers as he fulfills this important assignment.
"My name is Errol Vieira and I was born in British Guyana. Cheryl is my beautiful wife for the past 25 year and we have two blessed kids, Lauren and Steffan. I am the pastor of the Queens Ozone Park Church of the Nazarene and I have a master's degree in Christian counseling. I accepted the position as NDR Director because I want to be use by God to help others when it matters the most."
- Rev. Errol Vieira