We have two pastors who serve along with four lay elders.
PASTOR BRUCE EBERSOLE
Although he is originally from New Jersey, Bruce Ebersole spent much of his childhood in Manila, Philippines. His Sunday morning sermons are frequently littered with poignant stories drawn from his rich family history on the mission field.
Bruce earned his undergraduate degree from Northeastern Bible College, and has completed post-graduate work at Drew University. He remains an active and passionate reader, and is particularly thankful for the writings of Augustine, Calvin, Samuel Johnson, G.K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Wendell Berry, John Piper, Tim Keller, and Alan Jacobs, among many others. He especially enjoys reading aloud to his wife, Sharon, and their five children.
When he is not counseling or eloquently imparting his “Shed Thoughts” to others, Bruce enjoys Thai food, any sort of road trip, listening to music (especially jazz piano), most sports, Manhattan, being with family and friends, and splitting wood.
PASTOR JIM MACLEAN
Born in Grenoble, France, Jim MacLean lived all over the world before settling in Denville, NJ with his wife, Wendy, and their four beautiful children whose adorable antics frequently find their way into his sermons. Jim attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, and earned his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Liberty University. He is currently taking seminary courses with New York Divinity School.
Jim oversees CTK’s youth ministry which pairs his passion for seeing young people grow closer to Christ with his love for staying active. Jim is an avid soccer player, and loves volleyball, snowboarding, and traveling. He is also quite a talented whistler!