Welcome home!

For many of us, attending church is the first step in a life-long relationship with Jesus.

It’s exciting to visit a new church, and we want to tell you that this is just the beginning!


One church. Two locations.

Evangel Church Scotch Plains

1251 Terrill Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Evangel Church Woodbridge

48 Berkley Blvd
Iselin, NJ 08830

Meet the Pastors

Pastor Chris Morante

Senior Pastor at Evangel Church Scotch Plains

Pastor Chris first came to Evangel Church in 2007 to begin a young adult ministry called The Well. He married his wife, Mandy in 2008, and together they built a thriving ministry. God was at work preparing them for an even greater role, and on May 30, 2013, Pastor Chris was voted in as senior pastor. From the outset, the vision of being one church in multiple locations burned in their hearts, and they are thrilled to see God bringing it to fruition. Pastor Chris & Mandy have two amazing children, Lily and Josiah, and live in Middlesex County.

Pastor Leslie Samuel

Location Pastor at Evangel Church Woodbridge

In 2008, Pastor Leslie Samuel joined the staff of what was then Metro Park Church, as an associate pastor. In 2012, he took on the role of Interim Pastor, and later that same year, became the Senior Pastor. He and his wife, Praisy led this vibrant, outreach-minded church, thus building strong relationships within the local municipality. After a providential introduction and sharing of like-minded vision, Pastor Les, Pastor Chris, and both church’s deacon boards entered into talks of becoming one church in two locations. The vision became a reality when the two churches merged into one in the Spring of 2019. As Location Pastor at what is now Evangel Woodbridge, Pastor Les champions the vision of Changed Lives, Changing Communities in the Woodbridge area. He and his wife Praisy have two beautiful children, Anjali and Jude, and make their home in Edison, NJ.

Let us know you’re new!

The first step that we’d ask you to take is to let us know you’re new. You can do that by texting NEW to 33-777. Then, one of our team members will be in contact with you to help you take your next steps.

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Lifelong friendships form and many testimonies of answered prayer come through connecting with others. For this reason, we offer LifeGroups to connect with others and Growth Track to serve or become a member at Evangel.