Life Groups

Life Groups Ministry Coordinator: Pastor Marianela Santiago
Vision Statement: To see every member of CCC and our ever-growing community connected to a healthy Life Group
Mission Statement: To help the body of believers become transformed Spirit-filled disciples and to help others do the same

The purpose of Life Groups as demonstrated in New Testament times…

          FELLOWSHIP          DISCIPLESHIP          MINISTRY          EVANGELISM          WORSHIP
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Pastor Marianela Santiago
 
Location: Toms River, NJ (Spanish)
Date & Time: Mondays @ 7:30pm
Contact: (732) 691-3381
 
1. What is your favorite food?
Anything Puerto Rican
 
2. What is your favorite Bible verse?
Psalms 100
 
3. Besides Jesus, who is your favorite historical person? 
Hannah (Biblical Character)
 
4. What do you enjoy most about being a LifeGroup leader?
It is said that when you teach you learn twice. Love learning.
 
5. Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
The Divine Romance by Gene Edwards
 
Reverend Jose Santiago
 
Location: Lakewood, NJ
Date & Time: Tuesdays @ 7:30pm
Contact: (732) 691-3383
 
1. What is your favorite food?
Chicken parm. & baked ziti
 
2. What is your favorite Bible verse?
Ephesians 3:20
 
3. Besides Jesus, who is your favorite historical person?
Abraham Lincoln 
 
4. What do you enjoy most about being a LifeGroup leader?
Seeing the Word of God become real in peoples lives. 
 
5. Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
Left Behind Series 
 
Amilcar & Debora Gomez
 
Location: Howell, NJ (Spanish)
Date & Time: Tuesdays @ 7:30pm
Contact: (609) 477- 8708
 
1. What is your favorite food?
Beans and queso with crema tortillas fritas & homemade steaks
 
2. What is your favorite Bible verse?
John 3:16 & 1 Thessalonians 4:17
 
3. Besides Jesus, who is your favorite historical person?
King David & Joseph from the Bible.
 
4. What do you enjoy most about being a LifeGroup leader?
Be part of a group that can share experiences, learn from each other, and see how amazing God is in our lives. And a great opportunity to share the gospel with those that have not come in contact with it. 
 
5. Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
Una Revelación Divina Del Infierno by Mary BaxterDestinado Al Exito by Dante Genel
 
Hector Cruz
 
Location: Woodbine, NJ
Date & Time: Mondays @ 7pm
Contact: (732) 606-6840
 
1. What is your favorite food?
White rice with chicken stew
 
2. What is your favorite Bible verse?
John 4:8
 
3. Besides Jesus, who is your favorite historical person?
Winston Leonard Spence Churchill
 
4. What do you enjoy most about being a LifeGroup leader?
I love that it’s a great opportunity to scout future leaders and help in preparing them to lead.
 
5. Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
Wynn & Chris Faulkner
 
Location: Freehold, NJ
Date & Time: Thursdays @ 7:30pm
Contact: (862) 668-3457 or (862) 668 – 0838
 
1. What is your favorite food?
Wynn – Italian
 Chris – Salmon
 
2. What is your favorite Bible verse?
Wynn – Philippians 4:6-8
Chris – Romans 8:31-39
 
3. Besides Jesus, who is your favorite historical person?
Wynn – George Washington
 Chris – Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
4. What do you enjoy most about being a LifeGroup leader?
Wynn – Getting to know each other and growing together
Chris – Learning together and caring for each other
 
5. Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
Wynn – What’s so Amazing about Grace by Philip Yancey
Chris – Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
 
Dina Pla
 
Location: Jackson, NJ (Spanish)
Date & Time: Tuesdays @ 7:30pm
Contact: (732) 610-2454
 
1. What is your favorite food?
 
Steak with rice and beans
 
2. What is your favorite Bible verse?
 
Lamentations 3:24
 
3. Besides Jesus, who is your favorite historical person?

Michelangelo, the artist
 
4. What do you enjoy most about being a LifeGroup leader?

The sharing, learning and encouraging from one another.

5. Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
 
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Romeo & Lety Morales
 
Location: Brick, NJ (Spanish)
Date & Time: Tuesdays @ 7:30pm
Contact: (908) 839-0568
 
1. What is your favorite food?
Romeo – Bistec con Ayote Tierno
Lety – Carne Asada
 
2. What is your favorite Bible verse?
Romeo – Muchos Salmos
Lety – Jeremias 29:11
 
3. Besides Jesus, who is your favorite historical person?
Rome – David (Carácter Bíblico)
Lety – David (Carácter Bíblico)
 
4. What do you enjoy most about being a LifeGroup leader?
Romeo – Aprender de los otros
Lety – Testificar de lo que Dios ha hecho en nuestra vida
 
5. Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
Romeo – Chequera (Checkbook)
Lety – Cuando Dios Calla by Isaiah Marrero
Joshua & Candace Correa 
 
Location: Manchester, NJ
Date & Time: Mondays @ 7:30pm
Contact: (848) 525-6185
 
1. What is your favorite food?
Joshua – Bistec encebollado, arroz y habichuelas con ensalada
Candace – Pastelon/Pizza
 
2. What is your favorite Bible verse?
Joshua – Joshua 1:9
Candace – Psalm 23
 
3. Besides Jesus, who is your favorite historical person?
Joshua – King Solomon
Candace – Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
4. What do you enjoy most about being a LifeGroup leader?
Joshua – Fellowship; knowing I’m doing something for the Kingdom
Candace – Learning, fellowshipping and studying the Word of God.  Being used by God
 
5. Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
Joshua – None
Candace – Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
 
Daniel Padilla
 
Location: Jackson, NJ
Date & Time: Mondays @ 7:30pm
Contact: (908) 783-5323
 
1. What is your favorite food?
Steak and Arepas
 
2. What is your favorite Bible verse?
Proverbs 22:6
 
3. Besides Jesus, who is your favorite historical person?
King Solomon
 
4. What do you enjoy most about being a LifeGroup leader?
The fellowship
 
5. Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
Smart Money, Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey
Myriam Correa 
 
Location: Life Group “on wheels” for the elderly
Date & Time: Days and Times vary
Contact: (732) 534-2011
 
1. What is your favorite food?
Pizza
 
2. What is your favorite Bible verse?
Psalm 139
 
3. Besides Jesus, who is your favorite historical person?
Mary Magdalene
 
4. What do you enjoy most about being a LifeGroup leader?
I enjoy learning God’s word with my brothers and sisters in a more intimate atmosphere. Fellowship is awesome
 
5. Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
He loves me more by Myriam Correa.
 
 
 
Ernesto & Michelle Rodriguez
 
Location: Lakewood/Toms River, NJ
Date & Time: Thursdays @ 7:30pm
Contact: ‭(732) 580-6744‬
 
1. What is your favorite food?
We both enjoy all Spanish food
 
2. What is your favorite Bible verse?
Ernesto – John 3:16-19
Michelle – Jeremiah 29:11
 
3. Besides Jesus, who is your favorite historical person?
Ernesto – Samson (Bible Character)
Michelle – Job (Bible Character)
 
4. What do you enjoy most about being a LifeGroup leader?
Ernesto – The interaction; being open with people
Michelle – The love for God and the people
 
5. Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
Romeo – War Room: Prayer is a Powerful Weapon by Chris Fabry
Michelle – None
Gil & Aida Berrios
 
Location: South Toms River, NJ (Spanish)
Date & Time: Wednesdays @ 7:30pm
Contact: ‭(609) 994-7890
 
1. What is your favorite food?
Gil – Mofongo con Camarones; Arroz con Pollo
Aida –
 
2. What is your favorite Bible verse?
Gil – Josue 1:9; Juan 3:16
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3. Besides Jesus, who is your favorite historical person?
Gil – Abraham
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4. What do you enjoy most about being a LifeGroup leader?
Gil – Compartir la Palabra de Dios
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5. Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
Gil – La Matriz de la Oracion by David Jeremiah
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