Lead Pastors 

Danny and Damaris Rivera

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Pastor Dan is the third and only son of four children born on May 23, 1982 to Josue and Damaris Rivera.   A fourth generation Puerto Rican, Pentecostal Church Kid, who grew up in Elmont, NY and into a Christ centered ministerial home.   He was privileged to learn and to trust the Lord at a very young age as he trained as a Royal Ranger and in Sunday school.  In his early teens, he was baptized in the waters and in the Holy Spirit.

After graduating High school, Dan became passionate about reaching and teaching young people. He successfully served as youth pastor for 10 years at Elohim Christian Church and with the blessing of his Pastor, the Rev. Carlos Medina was credentialed by the Spanish Eastern District of the Assemblies of God and later sent into ministry at Huntington Assembly of God Church.

At the age of 24, Pastor Dan married his beautiful wife Damaris on July 29, 2006, and have 3 wonderful children; Junior, Sarah, and Lucas.  As a family they enjoy each other and love to serve the church and the community.  Their love for God, Church and Community is the main focus in their heart; to reach the least, the last and the lost. Their mission is simply to love and to serve in the best way possible. Therefore, Dan is presently pursuing his Masters in religion at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

Pastor Damaris was also born and raised in the Gospel. Her parents; Luis and Esther Ruiz, taught her the importance of loving God and serving His church. From a young age she was leading young people and serving in the church alongside her parents. Born in Colombia, raised in Florida and living in New York she has seen God’s hand with her family as they worked to build a better life for her and her sister. That dedication to family is something that Damaris values and continues to make a priority as she serves the church. She is a caring and loving person who is truly committed to empowering and building up God’s people. She is a worshipper at heart and loves to sing.

Pastor Dan and Damaris value family and love spending time with the kids on vacation!  Dan loves sports (Yankees, Knicks and Jets). Damaris enjoys a stroll to the mall, a great sale, sun, beach and warm weather! The children like all others, love to play, get into trouble and enjoy being together.

Pastor Dan and Damaris were God led to ministry here at Huntington Assembly of God, in 2015. They have faithfully served as Associate/youth pastors under the ministry of Pastors Neal & Connie Frye. The Frye’s have lovingly guided, mentored and given them the opportunity to grow in ministry. As a result, Pastor Dan left his career as the Vice President of Technical services at BIA in 2017, to go into full time ministry. The Church has honored them through election to serve in the capacity of their calling as Senior Pastors of Huntington Assembly of God on February 18th 2018, to the glory of God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.  Amen!

Feel free to reach out to Pastor Dan at pastordanrivera@gmail.com 

 

Assistant Pastors

Bob and Carol Brown

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Pastor Robert Brown was born and raised in New York and has known the Lord Jesus as his personal savior for over 40 years.  He studied at Nassau Community College where he earned an Associate's degree in Marketing and SUNY Old Westbury where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting.  He completed the New York District School of Ministry and is an Ordained minister, credentialed under the Assemblies of God. 

Pastor Robert has served extensively in the area of worship leading, bible teaching, and church financial administration.  Robert has been married to his loving wife Carol for 23 years.  They share a deep passion to serve the Lord at all cost.  They have three daughters Rochelle, Jewel and Ashley and reside in West Babylon, NY.

 

 

Youth Pastors

Jose and Mayra Campos

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Pastors Jose and Mayra, combined, have over 20 years of serving in youth ministry at various capacities.  Jose served as the graphic designer, media director and youth leader for about 9 years at his former church.  Mayra’s introduction to youth ministry began as a local youth leader for about 5 years. After graduating college she served as the district secretary of youth ministries for the Spanish Eastern District for the Assemblies of God. Once married, Pastors Jose and Mayra assisted leading Outbreak Youth Ministries in Elohim Christian Church, where they later served as the young adult leaders and were part of the launch team of the Connect service, a new third Sunday service at Elohim.  

They met on a missions trip and have been married since 2015. Jose enjoys good baseball, delicious cuisine, and single origin coffee. Mayra loves hand-lettering, reading a good book and cooking new recipes. They are excited to embark on this new journey and be part of the Huntington family. Their vision for Forward Youth Ministry is for each youth to love and serve Christ with all their heart, mind and soul and to love and serve others as well.