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“The Mission of Evangel Church is to glorify God by making disciples who love Christ and His Church, and being empowered by the Holy Spirit will impact the world with the Gospel and a lifestyle of compassionate service.”

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Meet Our Pastors

Rev. Dr. Johansson

Rev. Dr. Johansson

Lead Pastor

Lead Pastor
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Born and raised in NYC, he has spent the past 53 years in pastoral ministry. He was ordained by the Assemblies of God in 1959.

As Senior Pastor of Evangel Church in New York City for 43 years, he has served the City in many ways, both cross-cultural and cross-denominational. Recently he served as Chairman of the Pastoral Committee for the NYC Billy Graham Crusade. Presently, he serves in an advisory capacity to many churches, pastors, and leaders throughout the Metropolitan Area. He is a consultant in leadership training and serves on the Board of several organizations and schools in the NYC area.

He and his wife, Jan, counselor for Evangel Christian School, reside in Whitestone, and have three married children and four grandchildren. His daughter, Carolyn Marko, is the Principal of Evangel Christian School; his son Brian serves as Executive Director of the Bowery Mission in NYC; and his son Stephen leads the music ministry at Missionary Alliance Church in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

EDUCATION:

2004 – Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Nyack College

1984 – MA, New York University in Religious Education

1962 – BA, Roberts Wesleyan College, North Chili, NY

1956 – Graduated Elim Bible Institute, Lima, NY

PRESENT POSITIONS:

Senior Pastor: Evangel Church, Long Island City, NY
Board Chairman: Evangel Christian School and High School
President & Co-Founder: New York School of Urban Ministry (NYSUM)
Board Member: Nyack College, Manhattan Campus
Board Chairman: Concerts of Prayer, NY
Board Member: Elim Bible Institute, Lima, NY
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EXPERIENCE:

1965-to present – Senior Pastor of Evangel Church (formerly Community Gospel Church)

1960-1965 – Associate Pastor, Bethel Assembly, Rochester, New York

1955-1960 – Pastored two churches near Waverly, New York

Ministry at Evangel has included three major Building Programs, first at the 41st Street location, which included the construction of a multi-purpose Education Building and adding two Sunday a.m. services in 1980. In 1989, Evangel Church purchased and moved to its present location in the Queens Plaza area of Long Island City. Renovation by the congregation of an old public school building required two years of work and two million dollars. A third Sunday worship service was added. In the Spring of 1996, we broke ground for a ten million dollar facility to include a new sanctuary, gymnasium, fellowship hall, church offices, and staff housing. This construction was completed and dedicated in June of 1999.

Evangel Church, with a congregation of 1000, connects with the greater N.Y.C. area through ministry, leadership and resources. The church is committed to evangelism and discipleship.

A key element of church ministry is Evangel Christian School. With the enrollment of over 500 students, it is the largest chartered evangelical Christian Elementary and High School in the city.

Rev. Stefan Marko

Rev. Stefan Marko

Associate Pastor
Carolyn Marko

Carolyn Marko

Executive Pastor
Lisa Shopinsky

Lisa Shopinsky

Administrative Pastor
Luis Ruiz

Luis Ruiz

Pastor of Care and Prayer
Rev. Dr. Johansson

Rev. Dr. Johansson

Lead Pastor

Lead Pastor
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Born and raised in NYC, he has spent the past 53 years in pastoral ministry. He was ordained by the Assemblies of God in 1959.

As Senior Pastor of Evangel Church in New York City for 43 years, he has served the City in many ways, both cross-cultural and cross-denominational. Recently he served as Chairman of the Pastoral Committee for the NYC Billy Graham Crusade. Presently, he serves in an advisory capacity to many churches, pastors, and leaders throughout the Metropolitan Area. He is a consultant in leadership training and serves on the Board of several organizations and schools in the NYC area.

He and his wife, Jan, counselor for Evangel Christian School, reside in Whitestone, and have three married children and four grandchildren. His daughter, Carolyn Marko, is the Principal of Evangel Christian School; his son Brian serves as Executive Director of the Bowery Mission in NYC; and his son Stephen leads the music ministry at Missionary Alliance Church in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

EDUCATION:

2004 – Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Nyack College

1984 – MA, New York University in Religious Education

1962 – BA, Roberts Wesleyan College, North Chili, NY

1956 – Graduated Elim Bible Institute, Lima, NY

PRESENT POSITIONS:

Senior Pastor: Evangel Church, Long Island City, NY
Board Chairman: Evangel Christian School and High School
President & Co-Founder: New York School of Urban Ministry (NYSUM)
Board Member: Nyack College, Manhattan Campus
Board Chairman: Concerts of Prayer, NY
Board Member: Elim Bible Institute, Lima, NY
Listed in Who’s Who
EXPERIENCE:

1965-to present – Senior Pastor of Evangel Church (formerly Community Gospel Church)

1960-1965 – Associate Pastor, Bethel Assembly, Rochester, New York

1955-1960 – Pastored two churches near Waverly, New York

Ministry at Evangel has included three major Building Programs, first at the 41st Street location, which included the construction of a multi-purpose Education Building and adding two Sunday a.m. services in 1980. In 1989, Evangel Church purchased and moved to its present location in the Queens Plaza area of Long Island City. Renovation by the congregation of an old public school building required two years of work and two million dollars. A third Sunday worship service was added. In the Spring of 1996, we broke ground for a ten million dollar facility to include a new sanctuary, gymnasium, fellowship hall, church offices, and staff housing. This construction was completed and dedicated in June of 1999.

Evangel Church, with a congregation of 1000, connects with the greater N.Y.C. area through ministry, leadership and resources. The church is committed to evangelism and discipleship.

A key element of church ministry is Evangel Christian School. With the enrollment of over 500 students, it is the largest chartered evangelical Christian Elementary and High School in the city.

Rev. Stefan Marko

Rev. Stefan Marko

Associate Pastor
Carolyn Marko

Carolyn Marko

Executive Pastor
Lisa Shopinsky

Lisa Shopinsky

Administrative Pastor
Luis Ruiz

Luis Ruiz

Pastor of Care and Prayer
Drop us a line

Meet The Leaders

Andrew Marko

Andrew Marko

Director of Visual Arts

amarko@ecsnyc.org

Lauren Garay

Lauren Garay

Director of Care & Outreach

lgaray@evangelchurch.net

Jennifer Catalano

Jennifer Catalano

Children's Director

jcatalano@evangelchurch.net

Priscilla Poblete

Priscilla Poblete

Prayer Coordinator

ppoblete@evangelchurch.net

Isabel Rosario

Isabel Rosario

Director of Performing Arts

irosario@ecsnyc.org

Kevin Franco

Kevin Franco

Youth Director/Worship Director

kfranco@evangelchurch.net

Sean Hoffer

Sean Hoffer

Youth Director
Andrew Marko

Andrew Marko

Director of Visual Arts

amarko@ecsnyc.org

Lauren Garay

Lauren Garay

Director of Care & Outreach

lgaray@evangelchurch.net

Jennifer Catalano

Jennifer Catalano

Children's Director

jcatalano@evangelchurch.net

Priscilla Poblete

Priscilla Poblete

Prayer Coordinator

ppoblete@evangelchurch.net

Isabel Rosario

Isabel Rosario

Director of Performing Arts

irosario@ecsnyc.org

Kevin Franco

Kevin Franco

Youth Director/Worship Director

kfranco@evangelchurch.net

Sean Hoffer

Sean Hoffer

Youth Director

Meet The Staff

Alvin Caal

Alvin Caal

Digital Content Manager

acaal@ecsnyc.org

Jesus De La vega

Jesus De La vega

Webmaster

jdelavega@ecsnyc.org

Jose Flores

Jose Flores

Facilities Manager

jflores@ecsnyc.org

David Barden

David Barden

Maintenance

dbarden@ecsnyc.org

Alvin Caal

Alvin Caal

Digital Content Manager

acaal@ecsnyc.org

Jesus De La vega

Jesus De La vega

Webmaster

jdelavega@ecsnyc.org

Jose Flores

Jose Flores

Facilities Manager

jflores@ecsnyc.org

David Barden

David Barden

Maintenance

dbarden@ecsnyc.org

Some Facts About Evangel

1933

Year Evangel Was Founded

73

 Nationalities Represented

1300

 Seats In The Sanctuary

1985

Year School Was Started 

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