Epiphany Church: a Story of New Beginnings
Toward the middle of 2015, a small group of people began making plans to start a new church in Downtown Manhattan. Almost instantly, the StuyTown area jumped out at us. Here was a place when combined with the East Village housed 125,000 human beings in one square mile. Here was a place where families and college students and people from everywhere around the globe were gathered. Here was a place that didn’t have nearly enough churches ministering to the needs of all these people. So we moved in and almost instantly started developing relationships with people from all over the area.
In a matter of months, small groups started meeting at Pastor Erick's apartment. Eventually, we rented the historic Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, on 20th street and 1st Avenue, to host our Sunday evening worship services starting in April 2017. About 9 months later we began a mission partnership with Hillside Church in Succasunna, NJ, when Pastor Erick was called to be their part-time, Associate Pastor. Hillside members worship with us every month and they join us in our outreach efforts in the area.
And now here we are, a community of people God is growing called Epiphany Church. Our hope is that Epiphany will become known as "a church for others" because we exist for the benefit of the people in Downtown Manhattan in New York City.
As people visit and become part of our community of faith, our prayer is that they will be transformed by the love and grace of Jesus Christ and ultimately become people who share that love and grace with their friends and neighbors.