ABOUT US

Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers. 

 

We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our city changed.

 

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

Our Mission

CONNECT

A place of connection where I care about you, and you care about me.  We care about our community; no one is left out.

WORSHIP

A lifestyle of prayer, praise, gratitude, and awe of the one true God.

GROW

An atmosphere of hunger and thirst being met by intentional, passionate teaching of the truth of God’s Word through an ongoing progressive series of life lessons.

SERVE

A lifestyle of prayer, praise, gratitude, and awe of the one true God.

GO

A lifestyle of prayer, praise, gratitude, and awe of the one true God.

Our Vision

Exalt God

 

Embrace All People

 

Encourage Growth

Our Core Values

God's Presence
Authority of Scripture
Passionate Prayer
Servanthood
Relationship
Faithful Giving
Audacious Faith
Family Culture
Holy Spirit Empowerment

OUR HISTORY

SMALL BEGINNINGS

In the Phillipines in 1992, God gave Pastor Nestor a dream. In that dream he saw people with different colored hair. After much prayer and seeking, the Lord led him to come to the United States. Jesus is Lord Fellowship was born in 1992 and started with a small all Filipino group that gathered at Pastor Nestor’s apartment. The ministry was then called the Philippine Christian Fellowship and became affiliated with the Assemblies of God. Within a couple years, JILF evolved into a multi-cultural, community-oriented and multi-generational church serving the Toms River area.

OUR TEAM

Ernesto Arellano

Senior Pastor

Pastor Nestor and his wife Wilma founded our church years ago. He has a true heart for the lost of this city and this area. He wants to see true change in this area and will not stop until that dream is fulfilled.


OUR VOLUNTEER PASTORS

Barbara Rajcok

Roy Reyes

Diane Schelling

Marc Tarantino


OUR BOARD OF ELDERS

Girlie Dionora

Resource Development

Marilyn Dionora

Peter Gigante

Ushering

Aster Pajarilla

Ben Peralta

Marriage Ministry

Barbara Rajcok

Rhoda Rajcok

Tech/Music Ministry


OUR MINISTRY LEADERS

Divine Calida

Missions

Richard Dionora

Transport / Security / Parking

Fran Etienne

Food Pantry

Peter Gigante

Ushering

Vic Grablachoff

Men's Ministry

Linda Morgan & Gina Harrell

Children's Ministry

Estrelle Manlulu

Connect Groups

Jess Pajarilla

Maintenance

Ben & Viki Peralta

Marriage Ministry

Suzanne Rajcok

Nursery