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Pastor Mesfin Mamo

Growing up in a born again Christian family and immersed in church's life since childhood, Pastor Mesfin Mamo has shown a great sense of commitment and service to the work of the ministry. As lay minister, he was privileged to serve the Lord in various ways. Starting as early as eleven years old, he was a choir leader, later a youth leader and a gospel singer for life. He was also involved in Youth for Christ Ministries for several years and also in Jesus Film Ministry which is under The Great Commission Ministries, Ethiopia. Being so passionate about God's Kingdom, he was often tempted to leave his successful career as a Computer Programmer/Analyst in one of the nations major income generating company and also as an instructor of a computer training school, for the work of ministry until the time was right.


In the year 1996, he became resident in New York City which led him to join Emmanuel Worship Center in New York. Immediately, he got involved in the church's ministry with passion and dedication. After Serving for one year as a lay minister, he became the Assistant Pastor for the following six years.

In August 2003, in response to the call of God in his life, he was ordained to the ministry of full pastorate. Since then, he and his wife, Lily Girma, was appointed as pastor/church planter for the daughter church in northern New Jersey.


God has blessed them with three wonderful girls: Abigail, Ruth and Yedidia.

Lead Pastor

Pastor Daniel N. Kebede

Pastor Daniel Kebede is our pastoral team at the EWCNJ. His love for the Lord and his dedication to ministry adds such a blessed atmosphere into our church. Even though he comes from a religious background, he encountered our Lord Jesus Christ in a powerful way. He has been ministering at various levels of ministry as lay and ordain minister, for the last 18 years.

God has blessed him with his dear wife Hbest Tenaw, two girls and a boy - Bethany, Wongel and Eyoel.

Assistant Pastor

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