OUR STORY / OUR VISION

OUR STORY:

Pastor Ken and Louise Jasko moved to Marlboro from Princeton in 1985 to start a church. After much prayer, a handful of people gathered in Central Elementary School on October 13, 1985 for our first service. A committed group coalesced quickly as Pastor Ken shared the vision God had given him. The Assemblies of God helped the church at its start until it was self-supporting.

The church met for thirteen years in rented and borrowed homes, schools, fire houses, churches and even restaurants, over thirty locations in all. During this time the church grew and became increasingly diverse as people from many different ethnic groups found a home with us.

The church moved into its own building and previous location in 1998. More people came, and two services become necessary in 2003. In January of 2011 Monmouth Worship Center moved into its new 39,000 square foot home on Vanderburg Road in Marlboro. With over twice the space and parking spaces, we are now better equipped to serve God and the community. The new building features a sanctuary that seats 800, twice as many classrooms as before, and a gymnasium and multipurpose room.

 

OUR VISION:

Our vision is to fervently love God, love each other, and love the lost. This flows from the words of Jesus in Matthew 22:37-39 (The “Great Commandment”), “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And a second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

One of the pictures of the church in the Bible is the family (1Timothy 3:15). We understand that we are all members of the same eternal family as believers in Jesus. Our priority as a church is to love, encourage, support and pray for each other as a warm, loving family would.

A second church goal is to be a house of prayer for all the nations, based on Isaiah 56:7 and quoted by Jesus in Matthew 21:13. This means that we are gathered as a church to pray for all the nations of the world, starting with the Marlboro area, and going to the ends of the earth.

This also means that we, as the “nations” living in the Marlboro area, gather to pray. One of the strengths of our church is our ethnic diversity with significant groups of Caucasians, African-Americans, Hispanics, Jews, and Asians meeting together in unity to glorify God. In this our church reflects the diversity and glory of heaven.