Pastors & Staff

Ken Jasko

Senior Pastor

Pastor Ken grew up in Mountainside, NJ. He graduated from Princeton University in 1978 with a BA in biology. Ken is married to Louise, a high school science teacher. They met in high school. They have three children: Timothy, a married software developer in Pennsylvania; Andrew, studying psychology in San Francisco, and Christina, working with a publisher in New York City.
Ken and Louise are the happy grandparents of four grandchildren.
Prior to being at Monmouth Worship Center, Ken worked as a campus minister and assistant pastor in Princeton, NJ.
His favorite hobbies are reading, travel, mineral collecting, and gardening.
Pastor Ken also serves as Sectional Presbyter for the Assemblies of God, overseeing about 35 churches in East Central NJ. He also serves on the board of Doulos Community, a Christian relief ministry in Africa.

Joe Hewes

Pastor of Education

Pastor Joe grew up in Green’s Farms, Connecticut. He has a B.S. in Television Production from Emerson College in Boston. Joe has been married to Karen since 1988 and has two daughters, Shari and Katie. Joe worked for CBS News in New York from 1989 until 2006. In 2006 God called his family to Ecuador as Assembly of God Missionary Associates, working with Unsion Television and Latin America ChildCare. Pastor Joe joined the church staff as assistant pastor in 2009.
Pastor Joe enjoys the beach, cycling, listening to music, photography, and reading about colonial American history. He is an amateur radio operator, callsign WA2JOE.  Pastor Joe serves as chaplain to the Marlboro Township police department. Most of all Joe enjoys spending time with his beautiful bride, Karen Hewes.

Manny Encalada

Student Pastor

Pastor Manny grew up in Brooklyn, NY. At the age of 12, he and his family moved to Ecuador for about 4 years to work in ministry. He's married to Stephanie, who he met while she was away in college. They have 2 children: Rebekah is 5 and Samuel is 3. Before coming to Monmouth Worship Center, he worked as an associate pastor for Templo Calvario in Wayne, NJ. His favorite hobbies are music, basketball, bowling, reading, and learning about food.

Doreen Magee

 Children's Ministry Leader

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”   Proverbs 22:6
Doreen Magee has been involved with Children’s ministry for over thirty years. She considers it a privilege to serve the Lord in a leadership role. Her desire is that each child comes to know the amazing love of God in his/her life. Doreen wants to partner with parents to help the children of Monmouth Worship Center become grounded in their relationship with Jesus Christ. She equips them with the knowledge and desire to reflect Christ through their lives. Doreen believes that it is important for every child, in and outside of the church, no matter their age, to recognize that God wants them to live out their part in His purpose, (Ephesians 2:10), every day. She acknowledges that this ministry belongs to the Lord and His vision will be fulfilled! Doreen is thankful that he has called upon her to be a part of it.

Orlando Morataya

Latino Ministry Leader

Después de conocer a Jesús y tener un maravilloso encuentro de salvación que transformo mi vida radicalmente hace 33 años, hice la decisión que hasta hoy permanece en mí, mi esposa y nuestros dos hijos:
“Mi casa y yo serviremos al Señor”
Después de asistir a Monmouth Worship Center por algunos años, di testimonio de ser un creyente comprometido y de obedecer la palabra de Dios.  Fui dirigido por el Espíritu Santo a tomar el puesto de líder en el ministerio Latino. Nací en El Salvador y pase mi juventud en los caminos del Señor antes de trasladarme a New Jersey. Mi esposa Magdalena y nuestros hijos, Jasón y Raymond, sirven ahora  conmigo en este ministerio.
Tengo la firme convicción que mi llamado es para difundir el mensaje de Dios y llegar a un gran número de almas con quien me encantaría compartir todas las bendiciones de Dios. Venga a visitarnos, o si prefiere puede comunicarse con nosotros vía email a mmorataya33@gmail.com. Sera una bendición escuchar de usted.