Meet Our Team

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Dr. Chris Cunningham

Lead Pastor

Head shot - Drs. Chris & Dahlia Cunningham

Dr. Chris has been a Christian for more than 42 years, most of which he has served in some leadership role in the local church. He has a passion for prayer, intercession and revival. It was love at first sight for Dr. Chris, but Dahlia had other plans and so it wasn't until after four long years of courtship she gave in and the two were married in June 1987 (32 years). They are now ministry partners.

He was ordained as a minister of the Gospel in January 2004. He formerly facilitated the International Café Service at New Life Church, which had attendees from more than thirty countries. He has also taught more than 1,500 students at the college and university levels since 2003-2018.

Dr. Chris has worked in the media for more than 32 years. He earned a Ph.D. in Communication from Regent University. He also has a Masters in Cinema-Television (Producing and also Directing), and a Bachelor's Degree from Trinity International University in Biblical Studies (summa cum laude). Dr. Chris is the author of two books - Worship 101: Discovering the God We Worship in 101 Ways (English and Mandarin Chinese) and The Enoch Treasure: When God Walks with a Friend.

Drs. Chris & Dahlia Cunningham

Drs. Chris & Dahlia Cunningham

Hobby: Watching Movies, playing in water

Movie: Ghost

Food(s): A tie  between Oxtail and Curried Goat

Dessert: Ice Cream, Cheese Cake

Dr. Dahlia Cunningham

Dr. Dahlia Cunningham

Executive Director, Information, Volunteers

Hobby: Caring for Household plants, walking

Movie: Life is Beautiful

Food(s): Curried Chicken & Rice and Peas, pizza

Dessert: Lemon-coconut cake & Devon Stout
ice cream

Wilbert & Elena Kiger  Outreach

Elders Wilbert & Elena Kiger


Hobby: Fresh Water Fishing |Fishing, Crabbing

Movie: Dirty Harry (Clint Eastwood) | Good

Food(s): Medium Steak w/Baked Potato | Rice &

Dessert: Vanilla Ice Cream w/chocolate syrup |

                                                 Fresh Fruit

Carmen Gerena, Outreach

Carmen Gerena


Hobby: Arts & Crafts

Movie: Tarzan

Food(s): Chicken Marsala

Dessert: Cake

Ildi Lestyan,  Media

Ildi Lestyan


Hobby: Gardening

Movie: The Crown (TV)

Food(s): A good salad

Dessert: Lemon-blueberry cake

Elders Chuck & Hope Davis

Elders Chuck & Hope Davis

Elders Willie & Jean Griffin

Elders Willie & Jean Griffin

Hobby: Football  | Walking at the Park

Movie: Lord of the Rings Trilogy |
                     Princess Bride

Food(s): Stuffed Peppers | Salmon with
                                           Sweet potato on the side

Dessert: Boston Creme Pie | Hot fudge
                                  sundae with nuts

Hobby: Watching (football, basketball) | Nothing

Movie: Good Westerns  | Love Comes Softly (Series) 

Food(s): Fish, smoked turkey | Fried fish with                             French fries 

Dessert: Banana pudding  | Chocolate cake 

Tanya Pinckney  Prayer, Worship Director

Pastor Tanya Pinckney

Prayer, Worship Director

Hobby: Singing and exploring new places

Movie: Blindside

Food(s): Pancakes and Bacon

Dessert: Cupcakes

Westley Benson  Worship, Music Director

Westley Benson

Worship, Music Director

Hobby: Tennis

Movie: Inside Out

Food(s): Pizza

Dessert: Cheesecake

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Claudette Altman

Hospitality, Follow-up

Hobby: Reading & Shopping

Movie: None

Food(s): Rice & Peas and Chicken, Pizza, Popcorn

Dessert: Ice Cream (Jamoca almond fudge, and nutty coconut.

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Kenneth Altman


Hobby: Watching Movies

Movie: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Food(s): Altman-Cunningham Christmas Meal

Dessert: Ice Cream

Vivian Alibah, Hospitality

Vivian Alibah


Hobby: Shopping & Eating

Movie: Pretty Woman

Food(s): Pasta with Alfredo sauce

Dessert: Chocolate cake & coconut ice cream