Coastal Christian Ocean City - Calling a Community to Connect to Christ





8th & West Ave (SE corner)
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Coastal Life Center (CLC)             835 West Ave
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Admin Offices & Mailing Address
801 Asbury Ave, Suite 404
Ocean City, NJ 08226 


8:30A & 10:30A/Sanctuary



6:00P/Chill Service/CLC

Children's Programs
Available @ Thursday & Sunday Services



P 609.399.4747
F 609.399.4759

Pastor Matt


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Local Supported Missionaries


Laura Matera - Cape Atlantic Area Director  -

Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has challenged coaches and athletes to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is cultivating Christian principles in local communities nationwide by encouraging, equipping and empowering others to serve as examples and to make a difference.



ATLANTIC CITY RESCUE MISSION                                                                                          Address: 2009 Bacharach Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401                                                    Website:                                                                                                 Facebook:

 Mike D'Aquilante, Volunteer Coordinator                                                                                  Phone: 609.345.5517 x165


A nonprofit, Christian social service ministry helping and providing hope to the poor and homeless in southern New Jersey since 1964. People who have no homes receive practical help, counseling, and Christian compassion. Built on effective, innovative, Christian-based recovery programs, people are brought from despair into a productive, worthwhile quality of life within the community – because they learn to have faith in themselves. This philosophy has led to innovative co-operative partnerships with local universities and medical centers, and a goal of applying best practices and social service models making Atlantic City Rescue Mission a premier leader in life restoration and recovery.



International Supported Missionaries






Denny & Sue Barger – Bahrain


What Dreams Alive does: Bridges course – a 6-week course on how to make friends with Muslims.

Crescent project: Denny goes into Mosques and speaks to leaders.

Shivet Achim – Medically related Christians aid Iraqi refugees.

Coastal Christian Ministry Contact: Bob Hay - 609.399.4747



Rick Renninger - Africa


The church in the Majority World is growing exponentially! This has created an enormous need for pastors rooted in “the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.” Rick joined ELI is 2012 because of the vision of training pastors who would also be dedicated to training others. Rick has had the privilege of teaching pastors in Africa (Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sierra Leone) and in Asia (India and Nepal). Through these trained pastors thousands of people are growing in Christ, reflecting what it means to be a follower of Christ. To join Rick’s prayer team and to be encouraged, send him an email at with “Add” in the subject line.





John & Mary Henry

YWAM Converge 
PO Box 1526 Ocean City, NJ 08226 USA

LinkedIn: johnhenry 

John & Mary have been with Youth With A Mission since 1985. John is a member of the University of the Nations leadership team and he leads a team to produce the U of N Catalogue. The U of N is unique in its international missionary training scope with school locations in 160 nations and at 550 locations on all continents. John is founder and former international director of the U of N Student Mobilization Centre. Mary is running the U of N Transcripts Office. John & Mary have coordinated seventy-five internship projects to thirty-five countries with students from over 100 colleges and universities in nine countries. In recent years John has been developing Converge: The Missions Platform (, which assists communities around the world in finding qualified interns for various development projects. John and his wife, Mary, live in Ocean City, NJ. They have three children, Justin, Nathan, and Rebecca.



Caitlin Terry
Address: 5114 Landis Ave, Vineland, NJ 08360 USA
Caitlin's passion is to help people gain access to safe drinking water in remote villages worldwide. Her desire is for those people to see Christ’s love through her actions.

The following verse is Caitlin's prayer:

That my service to those in need will direct their eyes to God, who loves them dearly. 1 Peter 4:8-11

Coastal Christian Ministry Contact: Jim & Kathy Rycek - 609.399.4747




Gerber & Michelle Perez


Mission Impact works in rural villages in an area called Ixcan, that doesn’t have access to clean water or fuel efficient stoves. They partner with the local church, schools and other NGOs to train workers and empower the community to solve their own problems.

Gerber & Michelle also host short-term mission teams from churches and universities who come down from anywhere from a week to a month to work along sidethems and serve with the community. Another part of their ministry involves training and sharing effective models of ministry and development.

Coastal Christian Ministry Contact: Jim & Kathy Rycek - 609.399.4747




Lauren Pupchik


Lauren Pupchik’s life was transformed when she experienced the Father’s love and His healing embrace in a wonderful way and just couldn’t keep quiet about it! God called Lauren out of New Jersey to Guatemala on her 18th birthday while on a short-term missions trip. Serving in Guatemala since 2003,  Lauren directs the Child Sponsorship Program at Wisdom and Grace Christian School (Colegio Cristiano Saber y Gracia) in the rural farming community of Santo Tomas Milpas Altas, about an hour outside of Guatemala City. Lauren works with Guatemalan students teaching and discipling them about their true identity in the family of God through Jesus Christ and His great love for them. Lauren and the leadership team at Wisdom and Grace have recently planted a church called "Covenant of Grace Church" where many are accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior and getting baptized. God has given them a vision to build a school and church for 1,000 students to impact and transform a generation and beyond with the gospel.