About Us | Our Team
We are thrilled to announce the new pastoral team that God has provided for our church beginning June 1st, accepted on Sunday, May 2 by the overwhelming, unified support of the congregation! We are looking forward to what God has in store in the days ahead and are deeply grateful for his faithful guidance and care as we continue demonstrating our love for him in Queens, leading people of all ages to become joyful followers of Jesus.
On a related note, Pastor Thomas Overmiller has accepted the call to shepherd Brookdale Baptist Church in Moorehead, MN and will say goodbye on Sunday, June 6th. Though we will miss the Overmiller family dearly, we rejoice in God's clear direction in their lives and are grateful that we could spend the last seven years together, forming friendships in Christ that will last not only for a lifetime but into eternity.
Luis is a Queens native, born in Flushing, and attended Queens College after graduating from Cardozo High School in Bayside. In the 60’s, his parents emigrated from Cuba to the USA and he’s glad to claim his Cuban roots. He attended Faith as a child (his parents were founding members) and believed on Christ in 3rd grade at a private Christian school. As a deacon, he manages our stewardship of financial resources, while helping care for members in need. You may even find him singing in the choir.
Luis has thrived in his professional career in accounts receivable within real estate. He loves spending time with his wife, Yasmin (who also grew up at Faith), and their three daughters, especially strolling around the zoo and taking road trips together. He’s a lifelong Mets (and baseball) fan and enjoys eating good food.
Born in Central Pennsylvania, Jim has called Long Island home for more than twenty years. Converted from Catholicism, he has been a member of Faith for over 16 years, serving faithfully as a leader and teacher in our children and teen ministries. As a deacon, he manages building maintenance tasks while also assisting with our stewardship of financial resources and caring for members in need.
Jim is a grateful Penn State grad and Army vet with a long track record as a motivated sales professional. He enjoys being with his wife, Alexandra, and their two children. He’s an avid Mets and Steelers fan, guitarist, and dedicated distance runner whose completed the New York City Marathon three times.
Music and Worship Coordinator
Born and raised in Queens, Vlad attended Faith from childhood and exhibits a passion for serving Christ. He pursued biblical studies and graduated from Northland International University in 2012, then studied music education and graduated from Bob Jones University in 2018. Now that he’s back in Queens, he strengthens Faith by leading and coordinating our music ministries and teaching private music lessons during the week.
When he’s not serving the church and making music with a variety of instruments, Vlad enjoys soccer, volleyball, hiking, swimming, and other sporting activities. He also likes to travel, watch movies, eat, spend time with family and friends, and learn about new cultures.