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Pastor Joe and Fran Green came to City Church in 2016 after spending 8 years as Lead Pastors in New Jersey where Pastor Joe also served on the New Jersey District Missions Task Force. Prior to that, they spend 10 years in missionary service in Paraguay, South America.
In over 25 years of full-time ministry, they have worked hands-on in church planting, evangelistic outreach, pastoring and launching various national and international initiatives in youth ministry. Pastor Joe & Fran, with their passion for lost people, continue to lead the church into greater missions involvement and outreach.
In addition to all their ministry activity, they found time to raise 5 children. Their 3 grown daughters are married and each serve in the local church with their husbands. They also have 2 teenage boys at home keeping them young.
We are so thankful God brought the Green’s to City Church as our Lead Pastors!
Pastors Shaun and Aziah are the City Light Coffee Pastor and the Worship/Media Pastor here at City Church. In June of 2018, they relocated here from Marlton NJ were they served on staff as Worship Pastors. They both attended the University of Valley Forge majoring in Music Performance and Education.
After being married for 10 years and in ministry for over 13 years together traveling the nation, they have decided to land here and raise their 3 children: Jaden, Laila, and Isaiah. Pastors Shaun and Aziah have a passion for outreach and for worship, and desire to usher in the Holy Spirit in every worship experience.
Pastor Grant joined City Church as our Family Pastor in 2018. Prior to his time here, he served in full-time vocational ministry for almost 20 years in churches in Alaska, California, Colorado, Iowa, and Oregon. Pastor Grant grew up in Denver, CO, and attended Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, ND where he met his wife Heather, who is from Seattle, WA. They were married in 1997 and they now have two incredible teenage daughters, Hadessah and Leia, both of whom are attending school in Vestal.
Pastor Grant is passionate about helping kids and families grow as lifelong, contagious disciples of Jesus. In addition to serving at the church, he also enjoys spending time with his family, reading, playing video games, and making attempts to look like a discerning coffee snob, while still drinking pretty much any cup of coffee put in front of him.
Pastor Joe Gonyea is the Next Steps Pastor here at City Church. In January 2017, he and his family moved to Binghamton from Reading, PA where he served in student ministry at his home church.
Joe and his wife Alyse were married in 2010. They have three kids: Ethan, Elizabeth, and Eliana. They have a passion for people and to see them grow spiritually and emotionally. They love connecting with people right where they are in an effort to encourage them to keep going and growing into who God has created them to be!
Pastor Zach joined our City Church Team as the Campus Pastor of Norwich in March, 2020. Prior to joining us, He was bi-vocational; working at the local lumber yard while serving in numerous capacities in the church. He graduated from the University of Valley Forge with a Bachelors in pastoral ministry in 2016, then went on to get his Masters in Organizational Leadership from Crown College in 2019.
Zach and his wife, Daphne, were married in 2017. They have a son, Gideon. They have a passion to see people be transformed through the love of Jesus. In addition to serving the church, Pastor Zach loves to do random activities with family, go on hikes, work on puzzles, and drink coffee.
Pastor Bob Gaska has a passion for the sick. He was born and raised right here in Binghamton, NY and is a graduate of Davis College. He has been on staff here at City Church for the last 6 years. As visitation Pastor, He visits all of the local Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Cancer care clinics, and shut-ins. It says in James 5:14” Is anyone among you sick? Let him call upon the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord”
Dan and Sarah are excited to be leading and investing in the lives of the teenagers who attend City Church Youth (CCY). Their vision is to see teens passionately following Jesus while being confident in who He has made them to be. They also seek to encourage students to be missional wherever God has them - in their homes, school, communities, and the world.
Married in 2012, Dan and Sarah have three young, busy, and energetic boys: Anderson, August, and Emery. The Martins are currently learning what it means to truly follow Jesus - especially when God invites them into new adventures that they would have never dreamed for themselves. Dan and Sara both have a heart for world missions. They are choosing daily to obey and follow Jesus "one step at a time."
Jim keeps our books and helps with IT.
Tricia edits media and graphics; and is Pastor Green's administrative assistant.