Just like you, we are multi-ethnic, presence-led and love-driven. Evangel was founded by a German immigrant that followed the call God put on her life. It all started in 1911. Wilhelmina Simmat, her husband, children and a 16-year-old boy, named Carl Loenser, emigrated from Germany to the United States. When they came here from Germany they settled in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Just three years later in 1914, Mrs. Simmat began small group meetings in her own home.
We are a family of believers that have chosen to follow Christ. We believe that God has called us as a Church to live out, "changed lives, changing communities." The Pastoral staff, leaders and Church family work together to help you go deeper in understanding Jesus, the Bible, and understand what it means to be a Disciple of Christ!
WHAT WE BELIEVE.
Just like you, we believe life is meant to be done together, with friends. That's why Evangel has two ways to connect with others: LifeGroups and Growth Track. Below are descriptions of both ministries that we'd love to connect you to.
Everyone is starting from somewhere in their journey. Whether it is your first steps in following Christ, having just reached a check point, or reentering the race after some time, there is a LifeGroup that you can connect with to help direct you in your path. Here you will be refreshed in learning about Reading the Word, Worshiping God, Praying, and Living in Community.
Serving & Membership
Growth Track is a normally 4-week course that’s made for everyone! This is THE way for you to get connected to serve and grow here with your Evangel family. For our MPC members coming in, we will hold a special one-day Growth Track program. Throughout this program, we guarantee you’ll learn something new about us, find out more about who God has called you to be, and how together, we can truly live out Changed Lives, Changing Communities.