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Our Mission Statement

The Greater Long Branch Ministerium is an interfaith group of religious representatives who serve the area's diverse communities of Long Branch and the surrounding towns. We are dedicated to meeting the spiritual and material needs of God's people by working together to build bridges of understanding among us. We strive to be witnesses of God's love, for God's glory.

 

A Brief History of the GLB Ministerium

The Ministerium of Long Branch and Vicinity began in the 1950’s as part of a religious reawakening following WWII.  At this time there was a hope that most mainline Protestant denominations could join together as they had joined together to serve the members of the armed services during that conflict. 

In the 1980’s this group was expanded to include both Roman Catholic and Jewish congregations.  Eventually Rabbi Jonathan Waxman of Temple Beth Sholom became the long-term President.  The 1980’s also became important because of the establishment of a Protestant Chaplaincy program at Monmouth Medical Center. 

Today the Ministerium supports the work of Chaplain Tony Cinardo to provide spiritual support for the patients and staff of Monmouth Medical Center. Click here to see the new chapel and the Pastoral Care Office. We are also committed to increasing the capacity for food distribution to those in need. With the help of grants and willing donors, various church food pantries and the support of the Food Bank of Monmouth County, the Ministerium will continue this vital work.

Through the years the Ministerium has provided a forum for a variety of community leaders to address various community needs and concerns.  This organization has proved of special value during times of unrest and disaster.  The oldest continually existing interreligious group in New Jersey, the Ministerium looks forward to the privilege of serving the greater Long Branch community in the years ahead.

 

Places of Worship --

Learn more about our members by clicking on our links to visit our websites.

We also are affiliated with several faith-based and religious organizations. Click here to learn more.

African Methodist-Episcopal
African Methodist-Episcopal Zion
Armenian

Trinity AME

Trinity AME Church
Rev. Dr. Lesly Devereaux
64 Liberty St.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Mt. Zion AME Zion
Rev. Benjamin A. Evans Sr.
271 South Street
Eatontonwn, NJ 07724

St. Stepano’s Armenian Church
V. Rev. Mamigon Kiledjian
1184 Ocean Ave.
Elberon, NJ 07740
Assembly of God
Assembly of God
Baptist

First Baptist

Glad Tidings AOG
Rev. Dennis Snyder
4012 Asbury Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753

Spanish AOG
Rev. David Hernandez
14 4th Ave.
Long Branch, NJ

First Baptist Church
Rev. Dr. Robert Prescott-Ezickson
499 Bath Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Baptist
Baptist
Church of God

Second Baptist

Salem Baptist Church
Rev. Joseph Calhoun
116 Third St.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Second Baptist Church
Rev. Aaron Gibson
93 Liberty St.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Long Branch Church of God

206 Garfield Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Church of God
Episcopal
Independent

St. James

 
Refreshing Springs Holy Temple
Rev. C. H. Schwartz
124 Liberty Street
Long Branch, NJ 07740
St. James Episcopal Church
Rev.
300 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Gospel Hall Assembly of Christians
653 Art Street
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Jehovah Witness
Jewish-Conservative
Jewish-Orthodox
 

Temple Beth El

Kingdom Hall
125 Myrtle Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Congregation Torat-El
Rabbi Aaron Schonbrun
301 Monmouth Road
Oakhurst, NJ 07755


Congregation Brothers of Israel
Rabbi Nesanayl Braun
250 Park Ave.
Elberon, NJ 07740

Jewish-Orthodox
Jewish-Reform
Lutheran
 

Beth Miriam

Chabad of the Shore
Rabbi Laibel Schapiro
620 Ocean Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Temple Beth Miriam
Rabbi Cy Stanway
180 Lincoln Ave
Elberon, NJ 07740
Reformation Lutheran Church
Rev. Matthew Cimorelli
922 Broadway
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Methodist [Free]
Non-Denominational
Non-Denominational
   
Igreja Metodista De Long Branch
Rev. Leda Carvalho
572 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Grace Christian Church
Rev. Vincent Rife
1961 Wayside Rd.
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

Deliverance Tabernacle
Rev. Martha Young
190 Monmouth Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Non-Denominational
Non-Denominational
Pentecostal

 


 
 
Long Branch Covenant Church
Rev. Tony Moss
PO Box 4138
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Bride of the Lamb [Igreja Evang a Noiva do Cordeiro]
Rev. Jordean Brita de Oliveira
Harrison Hall
650 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Pentecostal
Pentecostal
Pentecostal
   

Iglesia Missionary Pentecostal
Rev. Daniel Feliciana
64 Liberty St.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

La Luz del Mondo
413 West Columbus Pl.
Long Branch, NJ 07740


McLauglin Pentecostal Church
Elder Caroline Bennett
148 C.P. Williams Way
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Presbyterian
Presbyterian

Reformed

First Presbyterian

First Reformed

First Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. Hugh MacKenzie
167 Cedar Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Presbyterian Church on the HIll
Rev. William Turner
10 Cold Indian Springs Rd.
Ocean, NJ 07712
First Reformed Church
CURRENTLY CLOSED
650 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic

St. Jerome
Central New Jersey Korean Catholic
Fr. Rosario Kin
64 Broad St.
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Christ the King Parish
Rev. Fr. Daniel Peirano
380 Division St.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
St. Jerome Church
Rev. Fr. Harold Cullen
254 Wall St.
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
United Methodist

St. Michael's

Asbury United Methodist

St. Mary's RC Church
Fr. John de Sandre
46 Richmond Ave.
Deal, NJ 07723
St. Michael's Church
Fr. Charles Weiser
796 Ocean Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Asbury United Methodist Church
Rev. Isabelle Quezada
61 Atlantic Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740
www.gbgm-umc.org/asbury-lb-umc

United Methodist
United Methodist
United Methodist

Oakhurst Methodist

Monmouth Grace UMC
Rev. Will Kim
76 Wyckoff Rd.
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Oakhurst UM Church
Rev. Mark Ale
103 Monmouth Road.
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Oceanport United Methodist Church
Rev.
50 Main St.
Oceanport, NJ 07757

United Methodist
United Methodist
 

Old First Methodist

St. Luke's  
Old First United Methodist Church
Rev. Jonathan Campbell
197 Locust Ave.
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Rev. Richard Romero
535 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740