Our New Jersey church was planted in June 2017 as a new church plant of Gracepoint Ministries with the vision of planting an Acts 2 church in every college town!
For many of us, college was a momentous and decisive time: Christ’s all-consuming call to discipleship grabbed a hold of our hearts and our lives, and we experienced the richness of a biblical, counter-cultural Christian community. It’s an experience we want to replicate for others – an Acts 2 church in every college town.
Pastor Will and Esther serve as our East Coast Regional Pastor where they oversee all of our east coast churches. They minister to the team leads, the rest of the staff, and the students as well. Though they live in Fairfax, VA. they regularly make it down to Rutgers where they’ll lead retreats, discipleship times, and our Sunday services. If you see them around, be sure to say hi!
Joe and Annie Song lead Gracepoint New Jersey. Joe made a decision to
follow Christ as a freshman at UC Berkeley when he was amazed to
discover the evidence supporting Christianity and understand the basic
gospel message. After graduating with a degree in biology, he took
the next obvious step of studying law at UC Hastings and practiced law
for 12 years before going into full-time ministry. He is currently in
the Master of Apologetics program at Biola University and is a
chaplain at Rutgers University.
Annie studied political science at UC Berkeley and went to UCSF and
became a nurse practitioner. After practicing for a few years, she
went into full-time ministry. While she still often triages people’s
injuries, she’s focused on spiritual healing and mentorship. She
partners with Joe in ministering to students at Rutgers and raising
their three young daughters.
New to Christianity or not yet a Christ follower, but interested in what religion is all about? We invite you to see for yourself: the Bible, the God who reveals Himself, and the spiritual community of the church.
Our church is part of Gracepoint Ministries, the family of all our ministries across different cities. Currently, we have ministries in Berkeley, Davis, Austin, Minneapolis, Riverside, San Diego, Los Angeles, Irvine, Santa Barbara, Seattle, Santa Cruz, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Pittsburgh, DMV, Chapel Hill.