Pastor Abner Rivera is the son of the late Rev. Dr. Carlos Rivera, who pastored the church for 28 years. Knowing that God had called him into ministry since 1985 while a student at Southeastern University, Pastor Abner stepped into his role as Lead Pastor shortly after his father’s passing in 2012.  Pastor Abner served under his father as Associate Pastor for seven years. 


Since becoming Lead Pastor, he has seen the hand of God move mightily at MCC, while revamping the vision to reach the local community with those that are lost and broken. Pastor Abner believes that MCC is called to restore and re-establish God's Kingdom, Authority and Power back to the city of Newark and throughout the entire state of New Jersey.


 OUR leadership

Our senior leaders are one team that exists to serve, using their gifts, energy and resources to make church great for everyone.
Melissa Hernandez

Community Outreach Director

Sarai Molina

Youth, Education, MCC Kids

Raul Revelo

Director of Men's Ministry

Celida Santiago

Girl's Ministry

Maritza Batista

Intercessory Prayer Leader

Mr. & Mrs. Martinez

Guest Services

Ada Vargas

Missions Director

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Evelyn Rivera

Director of Women's Ministry

Melissa Morales

Special Events

Annie Lorenzo

Usher Ministry

Doel Rosario

Royal Rangers Director