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Pastoral staff

Pastor John and Sandy Carlo

As the Pastor of Christian Pentecostal Church, my wife, Sandra, and I would like to invite you to come and be blessed by the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our church is the oldest Pentecostal Church on Staten Island. We began as a prayer meeting in 1923 and God has allowed us to grow into a large multi-cultural congregation.


We believe in prayer and in the Power of God to change lives, to change circumstances, and to change hearts. God can heal our minds, our bodies, and our spirits. We have witnessed many of God’s miracles in the lives of people from all backgrounds.


“Dare to believe” that God can change your life and circumstances and give you a new beginning.


There are many areas of ministry offered by our church which will bless every member of your family. We invite you to browse through our website and see what God is doing at CPC.

Welcome to our church family.

Rev. John Rocco Carlo

Senior Pastor


Pastor Jeremias & Rufina Antonetty

Pastor Jeremias & Rufina Antonetty are ordained ministers since 1995 and continue to study and encourage others through the Word of God.

Pastor Jeremias has been the Pastor of Music at Christian Pentecostal Church since 2002.  This department is an ever growing and changing ministry always looking for singers, and musicians who are looking to worship the Lord in Spirit and Truth. There is an Adult Choir, a youth praise band, and Sunday Worship & Praise Teams. Our music dept. also includes Dance Ministry, Drama Ministry and Audio/Video Dept.

They are presently involved with Heroes of Hope led by Pastor Joe Chevere, a program designed to help individuals with drug addictions as well as other addictions and concerns in their lives.


Pastor Brenda Byrd

In 1989, Pastor Brenda and the Late Rev. Douglas Byrd opened their Hearts To The Lord Jesus Christ And Immediately Developed A Strong Desire For The Word And Ministry. They studied with The Christian Church Of North America   while serving as Assistants To The Pastor, as Preachers & Teachers, The Evangelism Community Outreach, The Youth Ministry as well As The Music And Helps Ministries. At Bethel Assembly Church In Nutley, NJ.

Pastor Brenda is an ordained Minister since 1998 and became licensed with The AACC (American Association Of Christian Counselors) in 2001. She continued her Studies with The Manna Institute and The International Fellowship Of Christian Assemblies. In 2000 they were ordained at the Christian Pentecostal Church and started the Extended Hands Ministries, now known as the Helping Hands Ministry.


Pastor Brenda is currently serving as an Assistant Pastor at Christian Pentecostal Church where she has been attending for the past 17 years.



Our mission is to see the lost saved.  To encourage them in their walk with Christ, through preaching and teaching the Word of God.

To exhort them in spiritual growth and a mindset of mature living. To help God’s people to grow up in Christ and walk in integrity, to develop them for ministry in the different areas of the body.

To help them live victoriously through the applied Word of God.

 Having an assurance that the truth in every area of your life will make you free.


Pastors Olaolu & Esther Abiodun

Youth Pastors

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