Church-in-the-Garden has a number of ministries to help congregants and community live out the mission of Christ. These ministries are the backbone of our church family and ensure our church is a place of worship and refuge for people seeking to know God and to grow in understanding of their divine purpose. Our ministries are structured to allow us to live out our faith in Jesus Christ in our daily lives. Your participation and suggestions matter to us. We invite you inquire about how to become a part of our ministries. 

Board of Ministry

Our Board of Ministry consists of individual members who have been elected and tasked with being the stewards of our church. Their firm commitment to Christ and to the mission of this church provides the necessary support to keep the church moving forward. Board members can be reached through the church office.

Moderator - Harriet Hope

Treasurer - John Blusonis

Assistant Treasurer - Barbara Wieder

Church Clerk/Historian - 

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Member-at-Large - Ron Hope

Member-at-Large - Maria Chamaidan

Member-at-Large - Glendy Escobar


Music Ministry

Our Music Ministry is always looking for people who want to sing or play an instrument to the glory of the Lord. We welcome choirs, small groups, soloists, praise and worship teams, liturgical dancers, and instrumentalists to our worship service. For more information, please contact our Minister of Music at music@churchinthegarden.org.

Minister of Music - Jonathan Powell

Church Organist - Joanie Blyskal


Evangelism & Communication Ministry

The mission of the Evangelism & Communication Ministry is to spread the love of God through Jesus Christ and the Good News of the Gospel to those within the church as well as to those outside of the church. The ministry employs the use of audio/video and other technology to ensure people can hear and see the Word of God in our services. This ministry also provides Spanish translation of our pastor’s sermons for those who want to listen in Spanish. The Pastor’s sermons can be found on Long Island Ministry Sundays at 11:00 in the morning on Cablevision Channel 115. Please contact the church office for media-related requests/events at info@churchinthegarden.org.


Christian Education Ministry

The Christian Education Ministry includes our Sunday School, Bible Study, and Youth and Adult Christian Education programs. As American Baptists, we take seriously the teachings of Christ to his disciples and followers. Therefore, we attempt to teach a holistic ministry that is viable and applicable to all. We believe learning and teaching are vital responsibilities of this ministry and are continually seeking to add and improve our educational offerings. We invite you to come and find out more about our Christian Education Ministry. For more information please contact the Pastor at pastor@churchingthegarden.org. 


Missions & Stewardship Ministry

The Missions & Stewardship Ministry is responsible for the support and outreach of the church. To that end, we are ardent supporters our own church, the greater mission work of the American Baptist Churches, and beneficial causes for the betterment of humanity in our local communities. We support the Long Island Council of Churches Food Bank, the American Baptist Home Missions, International Missions, and other missions and relief work. For more information please contact the church office at info@churchinthegarden.org.