Finney Varughese
Lead Pastor

Fin was born and raised in Queens. He served in a myriad of ministry roles for the last 20 years. From 2008 to 2014 he served as the youth pastor/elder at a church on Long Island, and in 2014 he served as an associate pastor with a church in the South Bronx. He has also been to a number of countries on missions and spoke in various contexts.

Fin is also an avid sports fan rooting for his Yankees, Giants, and Knicks. He enjoys traveling, studying history, the spoken word, playing sports, and spending time with his family. He studied at Nyack College and Liberty University and has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, Bachelor of Science in Religion, and is currently working on his Doctorate in Counseling. He was trained in church planting with Redeemer City to City.

He is married to his wonderful wife Bindu and they have three beautiful young daughters named Milan, Karis. and Zoe.

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Phil Varghese
Associate Pastor


Phil Varghese was born and raised in Queens, New York with roots in Kerala, India. As a second generation South Asian, Phil deeply values the strength of community and the beauty of culture, and his life and ministry have been profoundly shaped by both.

Phil serves on staff part-time with Hope Church Long Island and also works full-time as a High School Teacher in Brooklyn, New York. He loves his New York sports and passionately roots for the Giants, Knicks and Yankees. Phil and his wife Debbie are parents to their beautiful daughter, Charlotte, and their dog, Eleanor Roosevelt.


Alisbel Zorilla
Children's Director

Dr. Brian Leander
Minister of Leadership Development

Tony Thottukadavil
Minister of Congregational Care / Trustee

Drew Block
Sunday Service Director

Rachel Pierre
Worship Leader

Luis Quinones
Minister of Discipleship & Preaching


Israel Rodriguez
Minister of Teaching