Life in NYC, Ministry, Uncategorized

From the Sunshine State to Sunnyside NYC!

The Arevalo casa is moving to New York City! We’re excited to officially announce that in mid-May we’re migrating back to the Promised Land. The Land flowing with amazing bagels and heavenly pizza!

I’ve (Kevin) accepted a staff position as a Pastoral Intern at Grace Fellowship Church in the Queens NYC neighborhood of Sunnyside. As a church, GFC is

Seeking to be a community of grace where Jesus is exalted; all are welcome;
and the gospel challenges, heals, and renews us 
– and through us
Sunnyside and beyond.”

There is a movement of the gospel spreading in the metropolis of NYC. In a city of 8.5 million people, it’s going to take more than a few churches to make an impact. We want to join in on God’s work of renewing NYC by working with GFC to love the city through gospel declaration ( in words) and gospel demonstration (with deeds).

As many of you know, for the past four years, we’ve been living in Orlando while I pursued my Master of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary. Seminary has been a stretching experience for me both mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Nevertheless, I’m grateful for the 4 years of acquiring “tools for the trade” — a mind for truth, a heart for God, and a life for ministry. But I’m eager to step into the trenches of ministry and put into practice all that I’ve learned and experienced.

Having grown up on Long Island, in the shadows of one of the greatest cities in the world, I’m excited to be ministering in an area that needs the reviving message of God’s grace through Jesus Christ.

My role as a Pastoral Intern will include:

  • Preaching monthly
  • Shepherding Community Groups
  • Providing leadership for local outreach called City Camp
  • Helping further develop a multi-ethnic church
  • Raising urban disciples, who make disciples, that make disciples

If you’d like to stay updated or know how you could help, visit our support page!

-In Queens, as it is in heaven- (1)