Pastor Greg McFarren - lead Pastor
Pastor Greg McFarren has been the Lead Pastor of Metuchen Assembly of God since January 2008. A native of Metuchen, he grew up in this community and this church almost his entire life. At the age 15 he received the call of God on his life and desired to pursue full-time Christian ministry.
He graduated from Zion Bible College in Barrington, Rhode Island now Northpoint Bible College. There he met his lovely wife, Dawn, and were married before entering full-time ministry. Together they have a son, Ethan.
Throughout the last 15 years, Pastor Greg has served in various roles of ministry with the vision to see the body of Christ encouraged, equipped, and empowered to exercise their unique spiritual gifts, talents, and abilities to advance the Kingdom of God.
DAWN MCFARREN - administrative assistant
Dawn McFarren is our Administrative Assistant who oversees the church office staff, maintains the Pastoral calendar, schedules special speakers/missionaries for Sunday services, and coordinates church events. She is a graduate of Zion Bible College with a degree in Christian Education. She has a heart to serve the body of Christ and to see people use their talents and gifts to further the kingdom.
Pastor Solomon Karunakaran - assistant Pastor
Pastor Solomon Karunakaran obeyed God’s call to serve full time in the church after working as a Technical Writer in the IT industry for approximately 18 years in India, Singapore and the USA. He graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, New York in May 2010. He joined the staff in December of 2010.
He is married to Preethi Solomon and has four children Rubin, Robin, Rhema and Reshma. He desires to love and serve the Lord by loving and serving the people with the gifts the Lord has given him. He desires to teach and preach the Word of God with utmost clarity and boldness to make disciples of all nations.
Pastor GRETCHEN ROSE - executive pastor
Pastor Gretchen Rose joined Metuchen Assembly of God as Executive Pastor in November 2016. She has previously served in various ministry roles, including 12 years on the Board of Deacons as Secretary/Treasurer or Deaconess.
Pastor Gretchen is an ordained minister with US Assemblies of God as well as a Global Chartered Management Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant. Her formal education includes Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Faith International Training School, and Berean School of the Bible.
Pastor Gretchen desires to use her gifts and skills to enable the church corporately and individually to reach others and make disciples.
Karen Scott - Church Secretary
Karen Scott has been the Church Secretary at Metuchen Assembly of God since 2004. She assists the Pastors and the Church Staff in all aspects of secretarial/administrative support. Karen’s prayer is that every person she meets in person or over the phone would sense the love of our Lord and Savior, JESUS CHRIST.
Karen is also an ordained minister.
Luis Alvira - Worship Leader/Music Director
Luis Alvira is the Worship Leader and Music Director. He is married to Laura Alvira. Luis has been ministering in song since 1983, and came on as Worship Leader in 2006. In April of 2011, Luis joined the staff and was appointed the Director of Music.
Luis is a passionate and charismatic worship leader, whose heart is to excite, exhort and encourage the Church to worship God “ in spirit and truth” John 4:23.
Dolores Respass - Finance Administrator
Dolores Respass, one of the founding pastor’s wives, works part-time as the Finance Administrator. She is responsible for counting/recording church offerings, accounts payable, and bank reconciliation. Prior to joining Metuchen Assembly of God, she worked in the banking industry for 15 years.