ABOUT CCP

our Mission & Vision

mature members in ministry with a mission for the glory of god

Our mission is to be a church that, out of its love for God and love for others, is committed to bringing people from diverse cultures to Jesus, helping them to grow, equipping them to serve and guiding them in their mission to share Christ with those around them.

ccp is a church that believes in jesus, a church that loves god and people..

The Church

We are a contemporary Christian church who have encountered the love of Jesus and are living out the gift of salvation in Him. We believe in the local and global church as the body of Christ who is empowered by the Holy Spirit.

freedom

Through Jesus, we are no longer slaves to sin but have freedom in Christ! Now we are free from condemnation and separation from God. Come to Him and be free too.

Love

We are loved by God! Scripture tells us that God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, and His name is Jesus! Everyone who believes in him will not die but live abundantly in HIM. Gods great love for us inspires our love others.

Salvation

We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He came to redeem humanity from a lost eternity, to seek and to save which was lost and proclaim release to the captives. We believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day and one day, He will come back!

The Holy Spirit 

We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity, He is equal with the Father and the Son, as God. He lives in us and He is a advocate, a helper, and a guide into the truth. We believe in His spiritual gifts and fruits described on the Bible. He comforts us and lead us to Jesus Christ. 

From the beginning, the vision of Christian Community Presbyterian Church (CCP) was to be a church that is faithful to the Bible and relevant to the city of Newark. Its initial strategy was to focus on the Portuguese speaking community, but CCP grew, and now aims to serve the entire city through its ministries.. “

– Pastor Renato D Bernardes

Who We Are

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

We are humbled to get to serve the beautiful community of CCP Church and strive to point to Jesus everything we do.

OUR SENIOR PASTOR, RENATO D. BERNARDES

OUR SENIOR PASTOR, RENATO D. BERNARDES

Renato Bernardes and his wife, Claudia, came to the United States in 1973. They are the proud parents of 3 children and 3 grand children. After earning degrees from Montclair State College (BA) and Princeton Theological Seminary, (MDIV). Renato was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1985 and joined the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 1989. That same year, he began serving as assistant pastor of CCP church (Comunidade Crista Presbiteriana) in Newark, New Jersey, and became senior pastor in 1993. He continues to serve there today. Renato was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1985 and joined the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 1989. That same year, he began serving as assistant pastor of CCP church (Comunidade Crista Presbiteriana) in Newark, New Jersey, and became senior pastor in 1993. He continues to serve there today.

Guilherme & Tiffany Oliveira

Guilherme & Tiffany Oliveira

Pastors Assistant

Monica Galinari

Monica Galinari

Missions Coordinator

Dilneia Bernardes

Dilneia Bernardes

Secretary & Prayer Ministry Leader

Keekee Sawan

Keekee Sawan

CT Youth Ministry Leader

Kezia Paschoal

Kezia Paschoal

CCP Kids Director

Efraim Cross

Efraim Cross

Production Director