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ALPHA

ALPHA is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith.  Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. If you are curious about learning about the Christian faith or you recently decided to follow the Christian faith, ALPHA is for you. And if you know of someone who would want to join, let them know!

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Convenient Location

The church is conveniently located close to Lehman College and various mass transit option. We're off the Kingsbridge Road stop on the 4 Train, B/D Train, 1,2,3,9 and 22 buses. By car we are off of the Fordham Road ramp of the Major Deegan.

Pastors

 

REV. JOE HERNANDEZ

​Since April 2012, Joe Hernandez has served as Senior Pastor of Fordham Manor Church.

Pastor Joe first attended Fordham Manor Church (FMC) in 1995. He was born and raised in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx and was raised by parents who taught him the fear of the Lord.

During his college years at Franklin and Marshall College (’95) he made a firm commitment to follow Jesus through the ministry of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. As a member at FMC,​ he served by leading the Young Adults ministry, becoming a deacon, an elder, and ​Assistant Pastor (2009).  

Joe met his wife Jessica at Fordham Manor and they​ have been married since 2001. Joe is also an alumnus of Alliance Theological Seminary (M.Div – ’10).

OLGA FIGUEROA

Assistant Pastor Of Worship

 

Olga Rodriguez Figueroa came to Fordham Manor Reformed Church in 1994 in search of a multicultural church. She found that at FMC, and fell in love with the people and the Kingsbridge community. As a member, she has served as a Worship Leader, Choir Director, Deacon, and Elder. She is currently serving as Assistant Pastor.

 

Olga is married to Peter Figueroa and has a daughter, Lauren Figueroa. A graduate of Baruch College and currently working full-time for the NYC Department of Education as a School Placement Officer. 

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PASTOR VINCENT HARRIS

Assistant Pastor

Born and raised in New York City, Vincent came to faith at age 17. He is a graduate of Lehman College (CUNY) where he met his wife Vivian. 

Together they began attending FMC in 1981 and were married in the church in '82. They had the privilege of serving at FMC during its dramatic resurgence in the 80's & 90's. 

Vincent has faithfully served as a jack-of-all-trades at FMC including building & grounds, evangelism, youth ministry, worship, teaching, deacon, and elder. 

Vinnie and Vivian play guitar and share their music at churches, coffee houses , secular rock clubs, festivals and on live radio. 

Sensing God's call to pastoral ministry, Vinnie earned his Master of Divinity at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. He is currently a candidate for ordination as minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America. 

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Our Vision

The vision of Fordham Manor Church is to see many come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. To see our  neighborhood encounter the greatness of God through social services, and to equip the Saints so that they can do the work of ministry.

We are a Multi-Cultural Church

We will be a church that celebrates and reflects the diversity of the city.  Enabling us to:

  • develop an appreciation of different people and cultures

  • experience a greater richness in our worship

  • effectively share our resources

  • bear witness to the power of the Gospel to the Glory of God, the Father.

Jesus Christ is the author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). He is the solid rock on which we are called to build our life on (Matthew 7:24). Jesus is the vine in which we are to abide in if we are to do anything at all (John 15:4).  

We resolve as a church to preach Christ and to know him (1 Cor 2:2) and make Him known to the world (2 Cor 4:4). 

We are a Christ-Centered Church

We are a Spirit-Led Church

The Holy Spirit is our helper, comforter, and guide (John 16). He takes up permanent residence in the life of every believer and it is our desire to be led by the Spirit day in and day out (Romans 8:9). The Spirit of God empowers and encourages the believers and enables to do the work of ministry. 

We allow the Holy Spirit to work in our hearts and lead in worship. 

 

Who We Are

Elders

Estella “Tilly” Torres

Deacons

Belkys Damiron

Elisa Dominguez

Adam Garman

 Carolyn Harrison

 Carmina Laboy

 Joe Laubriel

Yvette Mang

Teresa Mercedes

Justin Molloy

Nathan Myers

Carmen Rios

Miti Santiago  

Yolanda Torres

Leadership

-Pastor Olga Figueroa
Director of Women 
-Chris Gervasi
Director of Men’s & Lifegroups
-Dilliana Guzman
Director of Mending Hearts Ministry
-Pastor Joe & Jessie Hernandez
Director of Couples Ministry

-Justin & Hilary Molloy Directors of Young Adults & Youth Ministries

Leadership

-Rufina “Margie” Ortiz
Director of Ushers & Security

-Rena Richardson

Director of Outreach

-Carmen Rios
Director of GriefShare
-Monseratte “Mity” Santiago
Director of Helping Hands Ministry & Groundskeeper 
-Carnina Laboy
Director of Children’s Ministry

- Jose "Sailor" Laboy Director of Hunger For Healing

Ushers

Marvin Almengor

Gloria Aponte

Sarah Bhatti

Ludy Caba

Chris Gervasi

Rufina “ Margie “ Ortiz

Ann Rambarran

Satara & Stan Richards

Administration

Dilliana Guzman

Jeannie Guzman

Carmen Rios

Sexton

Jerry Brown

Video & Sounds Engineers

-Sherry Adams

Sound Engineer

-Pastor Vynnie Harris Videography Engineer

Social Media

-Rena Richardson

IG and FB