About Us




Our History


East Harlem Fellowship began as a coffee house in 1998 with the goal of befriending the community and sharing the love of God. Today EHF is a congregation where people from all ethnic, social and economic backgrounds come to find acceptance, hope, forgiveness and love in the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our Mission


Our mission is to share the good news that Jesus has made a way for all to know God through a personal love relationship with him. We believe in coming alongside those who seek this truth as we walk this life-transforming journey. We know that the love and presence of God alone is what brings us together and makes us into an ever-growing family.


M E E T   O U R   L E A D E R S

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    Hector Vega

    Senior Pastor

    Hector was radically saved in 1995 from a lifestyle of incarceration and drug addiction. He has served on mission trips in five of the seven continents and was formerly the Executive Director of the Goodwill Rescue Mission in Newark, New Jersey. Hector has led EHF since 2009 alongside his wife Michelle and their children and is the founder of the City Lights - (academic enrichment and mentorship) program in NYC. 

  • Mario Eusebio

    Associate Pastor

    Mario moved to New York in 2001 to pursue an acting career. The events surrounding 9/11 served to help Mario come to faith in Jesus Christ a few years later. He and his wife Francis have been attending EHF since 2012 and are proud parents of three daughters.

  • Saul Melendez


    Saul is passionate about serving the Lord and others. His testimony of Jesus’ love and redeeming power is evident in his leadership. Saul and his wife Vangie oversee the Worship ministry and lead the Marriage Ministry. They have three children and seven grandchildren.

  • Lovejoy Adverderada


    Lovejoy got saved at the young age of 14 and has walked with the Lord since. She has a graduate degree in Nursing Administration and works as an Operating Room Nurse in NYC. Lovejoy has been an Elder since 2017 and oversees Starting Point, Life Groups, Hospitality, and Children's Ministry.

  • Shaun McLean


    Shaun gave his life to God when he was 19 years old. He is now pursuing his masters in mental health counselling in the hopes of becoming a counselor. As an Elder, he is assisting with the Teen Ministry, leading a Life Group, and leads some teaching series. Shaun and his wife Zulay have a daughter and are foster parents of a little girl.

  • Grace Rodicol

    Children's Ministry

    Grace Rodicol gave her life back to God in 2006 after walking away from God for many years. It is evident that God has given her love and compassion for all children. She works as a Head Nurse at a hospital in Queens as well as leads the Childrens Ministry at EHF. Grace has faithfully attended EHF since 2009.

  • Daisy Gutierrez

    Hospitality Ministry

    Daisy gave her life to God in 2006 after living a life of idolatry. She is known for making everyone around her feel welcomed and loved. She works as a NYC employee and leads the Hospitality Ministry. Daisy is a single mom of 6 children.

  • Sandra Velez

    Seniors Ministry

    Sandra was saved at 59 from a lifestyle of drinking and drug use. Today her passion for the Lord is very evident. She works for Breaking Ground, a non-for-profit in NYC, that helps support our most vulnerable population. She also leads the Senior Ministry. Sandra is the mother of two sons.

  • Dominick Asprea


    Dom gave his life to God in 1991, after being consumed with a life of self-gratification and self-centeredness. As a musician and song writer he has always had a passion for music and helping others improve in their musical talents. Dom is the Director of the Living Room and oversees the team of volunteers.

  • Joel & Kim Kwabi

    Starting Point Ministry

    Joel and his wife, Kim, both dedicated their lives to the Lord when they were young and have lived for the Lord since. Joel is a Highschool Math Teacher in Brooklyn and Kim works as an Investment Associate. Together they both lead the Starting Point Ministry. Joel and Kim are proud parents of 2 children.

  • Moses Garcia

    Teen Life Coordinator

    Moses Garcia rededicated his life to the Lord at the age of 18 after a season of walking away from God. Moses’ passion and zeal for Jesus is evident in his life. He is a graduate of Summit International School of Ministry and has come on to serve EHF alongside his wife Rose. Moses works as the Teen Life Coordinator.

east harlem fellowship

(212) 410-6119




324 Pleasant Avenue, Suite 2D

New York, NY 10035



1620 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10029

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