Our Saviour is first and foremost under the leadership of Jesus. Having forgiven us through His death on the cross and marked us as His at our baptisms Jesus is the Chief Overseer of this and every other Christian church. He's the true Senior Pastor. Jesus then calls qualified men and women to serve on his behalf in the life of His churches.
Pastors and Elders are trained, qualified, and called men who oversee the faithfulness of the local church in regard to her theology, mission, and the celebration of God's grace in baptism and the Lord's Supper. Pastors and Elders at OSNY have gone through a rigorous process of ordination (Pastor) or local training and discipleship (Elder) prior to being installed into leadership roles in Jesus' church.
Deacons are trained and qualified men and women who oversee and execute the general operations of life in Jesus' church. The word "deacon" literally means "servant" and that's what they do--serve wholeheartedly to make sure every detail of church administration happens in a way that brings glory to God and blessing to others. Deacon roles include anything from non-pastoral staff roles to high-level lay-leadership roles within the church.
|As Lead Pastor, Matt is in charge of the overall direction and teaching of the church.
Prior to becoming a pastor Matt studied acting at the University of Michigan and later received his MDIV from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
He is husband to Lisa, daddy to Ava, an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and die-hard supporter of all things Maize and Blue.
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|As Director of Worship and Arts Blake oversees the artistic expression of OSNY in worship as well as in the community.
Previous to living in New York City, Blake performed with musical groups, The Orange Effect and Graffiti Cathedral and is currently pursuing a MA in Theology from Concordia University, Irvine.
Blake is married to his beautiful and creative wife Tara, and they are eagerly awaiting their first child, due this October.
|Rev. Matt Popovits||Lead Pastor | OSNY||FB | TWfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Blake Flattley||Dir. Worship & Arts | OSNY||FB | TWemail@example.com|
|Victor Castillo||Parish Elder | Queens||FB | TWfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Daniel O'Shoney||Parish Elder | Midtown||FB | TWemail@example.com|
|Warren Castellani||Exec. Director | School & Opsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Garret Scheurich||Bookkeeper / Adminemail@example.com|
Our Saviour is led by a Board of Directors made up of both Executive Elders and Deacons. Elders on the Board are qualified men who champion the theological faithfulness and pastoral concerns of OSNY. Deacons on the Board consist of qualified men and women who champion the right stewardship of financial, material and human resources toward the mission of the church. Meeting together, and chaired by the Lead Pastor, they oversee the ministry of Our Saviour New York.
Members of OSNY are men and women who, feeling compelled by God and after having undergone a time of training and maturing, make a public commitment to live as an integral partner in the mission of OSNY. We rely on members to support the ministry and to carry out much of the work required for us to be "New York's Neighborhood Church." In turn, the leadership of OSNY aims to love and serve her members well.
If you’re led to make a deeper commitment to ONSY follow the steps listed HERE.